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Description from owner

The farm is a recreational farm and a wild life habitat that includes timber and deer management as our goal. A "walk in the woods" is led by a master naturalist in the Spring and Fall. The log guesthouse, originally built in 1834 as home for George and Elizabeth Judy Cowger (Larry's great-great grandparents), sits on the back portion of a large tract of land owned by the Cowger descendants. Presently, the log house is accessible only by a timber road. The South Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River runs through the property. The valley in which it is located provides river access and a view of the mountains. Thus, there is hiking, climbing, fishing, hunting (with permission), wading, bird watching, nature walks, photo shots, or just sitting on the porch and enjoying the view, peace and quiet. Our guests are encouraged to come, relax, and enjoy what God has provided and to "unplug" from distractions. There is telephone service for emergencies as well as wireless service at our residence at the front of the property (8/10 mile). Cell phone service is not available in the area. The log house comfortably sleeps ten (10) people. Facilities include 3 bedrooms with 2 double beds and 6 twin/bunk beds, 1 roll away bed, 2 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces with propane gas logs, and a fully equipped kitchen with a wood burning stove, gas cook stove, and full size refrigerator. Electricity is provided by a solar panel. The rustic camping area for several self-contained small campers is located near the river. Special rates can be discussed for day time get-togethers and monthly rentals.

Beds: 2 Double Beds, 6 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4883357

About the area

Other attractions within driving distance include a Highland golf course, site of the Fort Seybert massacre in 1758 (re-enactment in Sept. during Treasure Mt. Festival) and mass grave, Walking tour of Historic Franklin, Seneca Rocks, Sites Homestead, Germany Valley Overlook, and Nelson Rocks. The Pendleton County Chamber of Commerce offers 4 Heritage Travels CDs ( 1 for each section of the County) to provide the opportunity to explore Pendleton County at the guests own pace.

Owner profile

Larry & Sandra P.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair users


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (9)

Excellent – based on 9 reviews Excellent
9 reviews

“Picture does not do it justice!”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2015

This "cabin" built in 1834 has a beautiful modern interior. It is set in the "middle of nowhere" with all the amenities you would need. A short walk to the river with a nicely mown bank was absolutely perfect. My family fished to their hearts content while I literally sat in the river in my chair and RELAXED. The water was crystal clear. We saw eagles, bears and deer among so much else. We heard the coyotes in the distance at night. The house was spacious and comfortable. The owners have a meticulously written history of the cabin there to enjoy. While there is so much to do in the area, take what you need when you go because you won't want to or need to leave! The owners are so accommodating and interesting too! She knows the history of the whole area! The road to the cabin is rough but easily/carefully traversed. Way worth the trip!!!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your descriptive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was interesting talking with you as well. Come back any time.

“Place to be!”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2015

We definitely had the time of our lives. We got unplugged for the entire weekend, no internet, no tv, no cellular coverage. We stayed in an authentic centuries old log cabin and instantly felt at home with it. The kids & kid at heart enjoyed the truck ride on a rough road going down the river. Deers roam freely and we were warned about possible encounter with bears. The river was clean, the water clear and pristine. The sound of nature and running water was pure bliss and music to the ears. You can hear the squeals of excitement from the kids as they go through river tubing on the small rapids. We had the river all to ourselves. The guys caught some fish and cooked it straight fresh from the water. Us, ladies spent endless time soaking in the river and felt like we were in a natural spa. Definitely recommend this place if you're the type who wants to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city and want to commune with nature. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Pope for sharing your property with us, & for being such a gracious and accommodating host!


Reviewed 5 Nov 2014

The "cabin" is very relaxing; there are two fireplaces and a wood burning stove. The two fireplaces kept it very warm; we didn't need to mess with the wood burner. I would consider this a "home" as opposed to a "cabin." Very nice view of the mountains; very close to the river. There are some trails for walking nearby; we took our dog for a nice walk on Sunday morning. It is very hard to find; GPS will take you to wrong location (apparently this happens all the time?) I would suggest having truck or higher clearance vehicle; very rough road to get to; I would not take my car there. The owners are very sweet couple; the lady provided us with some homemade bread!! I am looking forward to another trip!!!

Owner's reply: Dear Jessica, I thought I had responded to your very kind review. Maybe I forgot to click :-(. We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to your return.

“Isolated, epic views, and great wildlife”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2014

At around three hours from Washington, DC, this property is well worth the weekend getaway. Extraordinary 18th century farm house with working fireplaces, stream access, views of mountains and farmland, and excellent habitat for wildlife viewing. Deer, raccoons, snapping turtle, salamanders, fish, and others. The cabin is about a mile down an old road through nature - creates a feeling of real isolation and tranquility. The owners, couldn't better fit the role: kindly, helpful, and run a truly professional shop. Thank you!

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review. It has been our goal that others would have the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate what God has provided. Larry & Sandra

“Perfect Getaway from Life”

Reviewed 30 Apr 2013

We booked our trip for my husband's birthday after he had visited the property for work. Mr. and Mrs. Pope are wonderfully kind people who showed us around, had a loaf of fesh out of the oven ready when we arrived, and provided other items to make our stay perfect. The cabin can fit a good amount of people, and for the price who can beat this! We loved every minute and will definitely be back in the future.

Owner's reply: It blesses us when others enjoy the property as much as we do. Thank you for your favorable review. We look forward to seeing you again. A belated Happy Birthday to Travis.

“True peace and tranquility”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2013

This was a great get away from it all. The hiking, fishing, and awesome mountain view made this one of the best weekends I've had in a while. Looking forward to bringing my family back out to the farm for my next long weekend.

Owner's reply: Thank you, James. We appreciate your positive comments and look forward to your return.

“Nice getaway with my older kids”

Reviewed 25 Nov 2012

Arrived late on Friday evening to the warm welcome of the owners. They pleasantly oriented us to the cabin despite the late hour and chilly weather. The home was clean, warm (once we got the fireplace on for a bit) and large enough to accommodate the 7 of us. We had a great time and look forward to coming back in the Spring / Summer. The views and access to the water were amazing... And we went in November! I really look forward to bringing my 6 year old nature lover in the future. Thanks for a great weekend!

Owner's reply: Dea Kevin. Sorry for the delay in responding to the much appreciated comments. We look forward to your returning. The Popes

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