A cozy getaway cabin…it’s an image that seems almost too good to be true as the temperatures get slightly cooler and visions of changing leaves dance in our heads. Here in Virginia, we have a bounty of choices when it comes to memorable accommodations. Here are some that happen to be perfect for fall, providing beautiful views, a roaring fireplace, and plenty of peace and quiet.
1. Zaltana Vacation Rental (Max Meadows)
Does it get much better than a screened-in porch with a hot tub? That's exactly what you sign up for at this mountain retreat in Max Meadows. The nearby New River and Claytor Lake provide awesome hiking and recreational activities.
2. The Phoenix (Draper)
You'll leave after a weekend at the Phoenix with a renewed appreciation for Virginia's natural beauty. Located right on the water, you can look forward to coffee with a view when you wake up in this wonderfully rustic getaway.
3. A Blue Ridge Haven (Meadows of Dan)
The name of this retreat gives away one of its loveliest features: a breathtaking panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cabin also is situated near the Dan River, providing an especially memorable location for a fun family outing or a getaway weekend with that special someone.
4. Brightwood Vineyard and Farm Cottage (Brightwood)
There's nothing lovelier than a vineyard combined with a bed & breakfast, and there just so happens to be one in Brightwood. Located near the Robinson River, this accommodation sits on the edge of the woods and offers an unforgettable view of the fall foliage. You won't want to leave the gorgeous wraparound porch, either.
5. James Riverfront Cabin (Madison Heights)
Aptly named, this secluded cabin can be found near the James River just outside of Lynchburg. You can rest inside this authentic log cabin all weekend or venture out to any number of nearby breweries, trails, and vineyards.
6. A Rustic River Cabin (Massanutten)
Despite its name, the Rustic River Cabin is actually quite luxurious, as you can see by its size. Directly overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, this cabin provides incredible views of the surrounding landscape. The porch is the perfect place to read and unwind as you watch the day slip away into a breathtaking sunset. This cabin can comfortably sleep 10.
7. Mountain Breeze River Chalet (Rileyville)
At the Mountain Breeze River Chalet, you'll have your pick of activities and scenery. That's because the property is nestled between the Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding trees provide the perfect amount of solitude and the outdoor hot tub provides the perfect amount of luxury.
8. Rocky Branch Retreat (Luray)
Not too far from Mountain Breeze River Chalet is the Rocky Branch Retreat, smack dab in the middle of a gorgeous 90-acre plot of land in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The house is located near Shenandoah National Park for recreational opportunities. It also comes with a pool table, barbecue pit and private pond for fishing.
9. Terrapin Cabin (Bedford)
Located along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Terrapin Cabin offers a setting as gorgeous as the drive to get there. Beautiful gardens surround the wraparound porch, where you can admire the view of Terrapin Mountain. The indoor decor is rustic and charming, providing a welcoming atmosphere you won't want to leave.
10. The Cabin at Back Creek Farms (Monterey)
One of the most unique features of the Cabin at Back Creek is that it happens to be situated on a maple farm. Guests can watch the operators make authentic maple syrup and may even be lucky enough to sample some. Other memorable features of the property are the hammock, hot tub, and patio grill. It's an exquisite site to watch the seasons change.
Have you stayed in any of these fall-ready cabins? We’d love to hear about your experience there!