Way back when all of the cooking was done on a wood burning cookstove, the kitchens would become really hot during the summer. The solution was to cook in a separate building, often times the original dwelling on the property and it was called the summer kitchen. One of the original dwellings on Glenmont Farm is an early 1800s vintage log cabin. The cabin has been completely renovated and modernized but without sacrificing any of the warmth, charm and character that can only be found in a real log home. The Old Summer Kitchen has that and more. It is perfect for a couple or a small family with one or two children. The old stone fireplace works and the cabin has central heat and a/c. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the small deck while watching the sun rise over the Massanutten Mountain with the adjacent Little Passage Creek providing soothing background noise. In the evening take a short walk to the top of the hill in the field behind the cabin, spread out a blanket, have a glass of wine and watch the sunset and the moon and stars paint the sky like it only can when its not competing with street lights of suburbia. Hike or bike directly from the property into the George Washington National Forest and access to the hundreds of miles of trails without the inconvenience of driving. We also have accommodations for your horses if you are looking for an upscale opportunity to stay after a long day on the trail. We are convenient to the Elizabeth Furnace Recreation Area, Signal Knob, Strasburg, Front Royal, Luray and Woodstock. Tour the Vineyards or Luray Caverns, float and fish in the Shenandoah River, shop for antiques and treasures in Strasburg, listen to live music every Sunday afternoon at the Woodstock Cafe, enjoy a great dinner at the historic Mimslyn Inn in Luray or just relax and enjoy the fresh country air.TripAdvisor property ID 3170268...Read more
The Old Summer Kitchen in Fort Valley, VA Fort Valley, Virginia
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Fort Valley is literally a valley within a Valley. The Massanutten Mountain runs from Harrisonburg, VA to the South to Front Royal, VA to the North. Fort Valley actually sits within the Massanutten Mountain. Surrounded by mountains, this remote paradise can only be accessed by traveling through 3-4 miles of the National Forest. The Old Summer Kitchen is on the 160 acre Glenmont Farm. The farm borders the National Forest so access is direct without leaving the property. If you are looking for a great spot for a week or weekend get away to enjoy the outdoors this place is perfect and you will not be disappointed. Due to the size and limited sleeping accommodations, it is not appropriate for large families or groups. It is located about 20-30 minutes from the nearest grocery store or restaurant so plan accordingly. The house has wifi service and a telephone but cell service is spotty at best.
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