When my father, Tom Smedley the Elder, got tired of his career as a regional planner, he retired to an orchard "to raise apples, cattle, and kids." He also had a dream: the Blue Ridge Mountains as "playground for megalopolis," a tranquil place where urbanites could step off the treadmill and "see two trees together."
This dream has taken off in the last few years, thanks to the internet. I manage the online side of the business, including making reservations and keeping the shopping cart tuned. Dad greets our guests, and enjoys sharing the natural beauties of the area with wonderful people from everywhere.
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Take your team on a Blue Ridge Mountain retreat. Get away from the noise of the city. Find room to breathe. Roam 300 acres of woodland, meadow, and retired orchard, then keep on going to the adjacent Jefferson National Forest. Hike, bike, ride your horse, unleash your ATV*. Bring your camera and capture breathtaking vistas. Visit…
Accommodations: Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 3-6) Keywords: Cabin Nestled in a secluded dell, this log cabin boasts interior walls of polished cherry wood harvested from the nearby forest. A cathedral ceiling and meticulous craftsmanship welcome you to the interior of a jewel box. Sit in the spacious shade of…
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100% of guests would stay again
Left on Oct 19, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
The cabin is beautiful, kitchen very well equipped. Well off the beaten track, for those who appreciate that. 4WD/AWD recommended. The host Tom is accommodating and responsive. Unexpected bonus -- very close to an actual 5-star restaurant. All things considered a very good bargain. To facilitate finding the place, suggest you scope it out in Google Maps.
MaxbSawicky, Silver Spring, Maryland