Guest Comments

"Only minutes from downtown Lexington, this piece of paradise feels like it’s miles away in the country. Quiet and peaceful, with awesome views as promised." ~ J.H.

"This beautiful cabin was the perfect getaway for a long, late winter weekend. It’s a short walk away from both a mountaintop and a pretty river, and has the charm of history along with modern amenities to make anyone comfortable; we were greeted with a bottle of wine and clean, comfortable, lovely accommodations. We could not imagine a more peaceful or restorative spot to spend time." ~ A.G.

"What an incredible weekend! The cabin was cozy and perfect. The listing is entirely accurate, and the pictures don’t scratch the surface in capturing the quaintness and character of the cabin. The land is incredible- don’t miss climbing to the “highest hill” and catching the 360 degree view Antonia speaks of! This place truly is one of a kind- a special retreat- and we can’t wait to come back!" ~ L.H.

"As promised, it is a private country retreat with all the modern amenities this city girl needs. We were provided great information about the cabin and the area. Thank you for making this weekend perfect! The quiet privacy of this country cabin so close to the town of Lexington. We felt completely at home in this inviting and charming cabin." ~ C.O.

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! It was all we had hoped for. We were looking for somewhere remote that felt like it was in the middle of nowhere and yet close to things to do and this property was perfect. The home was clean, and it charmed us to death. The little cabin has thoughtful art, good heat, comfortable bed, and all you’d need for two people to be completely satisfied." ~ L.B.

"The place was immaculate. The farm itself is breathtaking. Highly recommend!" ~ J.S.

"It’s a tranquil and stunningly beautiful location and our weekend getaway there was everything we hoped for. The cottage is well-equipped. It’s easy to get to Lexington, Blue Ridge Parkway, Natural Bridge and plenty of other local attractions. But the best parts for me of our getaway weekend were lying in the hammock after dark looking at the stars, and sitting in the meditation garden the next morning, watching the sun come up. I’m already plotting another getaway there soon – want to check out the writers retreat cabin! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in the country!" ~ M.S.

"The cabin is amazing! Well appointed and equipped, quiet, cozy and comfortable. We had a great time in the cabin, walking around the farm and exploring Lexington!" ~ D.F.

"This place is magical. It was so much better than we expected. Quaint, quiet & relaxing. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine waiting for us. It was so nice to sit on the rockers outside with a nice Cabernet. The next day we hiked up to the top of the mountain and were blown away by the views. It was a really a memorable birthday weekend!" ~ R.H.

"Surpassed all expectations!! Had a stressful week at work, came to Antonia & Barney’s slice of paradise and felt an instant calm. The pictures do not do this place justice. Many options for outdoor relaxation with awesome views. Clean and charming interior – the brick floors add a fun flair. Do yourself a favor and take the farm walk to see Antonia’s sculpture garden. It is beyond words! I happened to be lucky enough to get engaged to my best friend there. Shockingly good views especially for the minimal hike! To be frank, I could not stop eyeing the barn next to the creamery which can serve as an event space. Would be a gorgeous setting for a wedding." ~ S.B.

"The cabin is amazing! It’s a living history experience (with some nice modern additions like a bathroom). My wife and I went on our honeymoon here and loved it. Also, the labyrinth on top of the hill is truly magical! The whole set up is very relaxed and it’s a perfect getaway." ~ B.H.

"Gorgeous, secluded cabin just a few miles from town and oering everything you could want, but nothing you don’t need (Internet, TV). The hosts were exceptionally responsive, friendly, and thorough. We can’t wait to return!" ~ M.F.

"This cabin is the perfect combination of rustic charm and modern comfort. Tucked away in its own wooded clearing, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere while being minutes from downtown Lexington. The energy of the place is very tranquil and relaxing. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the mornings – so many different birds! We also really enjoyed the great art throughout the cabin. The kitchen is well-stocked with basic cooking supplies, utensils, and pots/pans. We found everything we needed. The same is true throughout the house. I feel like I could have shown up with just my clothes & groceries and been perfectly situated for the weekend! There are so many comfortable couches/seats in the great room that you can take a nap in a different spot every day… but be sure you make it outdoors for one of the nearby hikes. I recommend checking out the labyrinth at the top of the mountain! lovely host. Very communicative and responsive, and she made sure that everything was just right for our stay… can’t wait to make it back for another weekend getaway." ~ L.VD.

"Antonia and her team were super-helpful and responsive during both the reservation process and our stay. The Studio was clean, comfortable, roomy, and the perfect distance to downtown Lexington. Plus, the retreat grounds are beautiful! We greatly enjoyed eating breakfast outside each morning and availing ourselves of the pergola’s swings and hammock." ~ J.R.

"The place was just beautiful, especially this time of year. The view from the top of the hill is really stunning. I love old places, so the cabin interior was really a bonus. Plus the quiet. And the Chessie Trail right across the road. My plan is to try to get some other couples to each rent a cabin for a fall weekend." ~ S.W.

"The cottage is gorgeous, clean, and comfortable. The property is beautiful and only a short distance from downtown Lexington. We loved staying here and plan to come back for each visit to Lexington!" ~ L.C.

"What a wonderful magical retreat. Comfortable, cozy, serene…….I could go on and on. If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind this it. Rustic, but all the comforts of home. Great walking on the property, especially up to the labyrinth. Beautiful views. You are also a few minutes walk to the trail along the Maury river. Very private location, but close to downtown Lexington. Very restorative. We will be back. Thank you for providing such a lovely and peaceful place." ~ C.M.

"We had a wonderful time at the Writer’s Retreat and were so impressed by this property. The farm was secluded, pitch-dark at night, and immaculately silent, just as described, and the walks around the fields and up to the hill and labyrinth were spectacular. The cabin itself is very, very nice (especially the bed, which is SO comfortable), and the photos listed are quite accurate, though we did feel as if the bathroom is actually much nicer in person than in the photos! We were welcomed with a free bottle of wine and a beautiful day, and can’t wait to come back!" ~ G.S.

"A wonderful getaway! The cabin was very private, clean, and beautifully decorated. The amenities provided were generous, including chopped wood and a well-stocked kitchen. We will definitely be returning to this cozy retreat." ~ K.M.