Historic House Listings

Mountaintop cabin in Virginia! Circa 1915. $169,000!!

August 6, 2018

I love this! Sitting atop a mountain at the edge of the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. This log cabin was built in 1915. Easy bike ride or walk to the Appalachian Trail. Evenings at the top of the mountain are always cool and bug free. Located on .25 acres in Stanley, Virginia. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 896 square feet. $169,000

From the Zillow listing:


Days gone by character abound in this 1915 Log home sitting at the top of the mountain bordering the Shenandoah National Park. Access is very easy with a wide paved road, well maintained by state as it is used for park personnel with gated access only. Easy bike or walk to Appalachian Trail or Skyline Drive of approximately 1 mile or Big Meadows approx. 2 mile hike. Wildlife abound and are protected by the neighboring Park. Fireplace, woodstove, and propane heat. Stone fireplace and rustic stone floor in one room. Two unique storage and work shop buildings. This is a very rare property as well as location. Own a piece of history.
What I love about the home
A wonderful second home atop a mountain, bordering the Shenandoah National Park. Tanners Ridge Rd. is a well-maintained public road that is closed by a gate just uphill of our property that only Park personnel have access to, but you can hike or bike up the Park fire road to the Appalachian Trail, to the Skyline Drive, and it is an easy 2 mile hike to Big Meadow Lodge! Consistently 11 degrees cooler than Stanley or Luray at the bottom of the mountain, evenings at the top of the mountain are always cool and bug-free — no air conditioning or bug repellant required at “Valhalla”. Quiet and beautiful, full of wildlife, protected forever by the neighboring National Park. An easy drive from the hustle and bustle of city life and a haven for those that enjoy the quiet and calm of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With fireplaces and a Jodel woodstove, complemented by propane and electric back-up heat, we have used this cabin in all four seasons for the past 10 years.

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