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Crumps Mountain Cottage
- Your host(s):
- Carolyn & Curtis Crump
- Web Site:
- 2150 Indian Creek Rd.
Amherst, Virginia 24521
- Guest Rooms:
- 2Bathrooms: 1
- $69 - $130
- Check In/Out:
- 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm - 11:30 am
- Extra Person Fee:
Crumps Mountain Cottage
The cottage is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is ideal for anyone seeking isolation and solitude away from people, phones, traffic noise, and computers. We have 243 wooded acres whose property borders,approximately one mile along the George Washington National Forest.
While there is no phone at the cottage, cell phone reception can be obtained from the cottageï¿½s deck.
The cabin is ideal for birders, hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers. The view from the deck is one of a pastoral valley below and surrounding mountains during the day and a star studded sky at night. One house is visible with the naked eye from the deck but only at one spot and is 1.5 miles away. Your host house cannot be seen from the cottage but is ~ 300 yards away through the woods or 1 mile via road.
It is not unusual to have deer walk through the cottagesï¿½ yard. Or you can see many deer and flocks of turkey either in the hostï¿½s apple orchard or nearby farm fields. In the spring, one is often awakened to the gobbling of a turkey from its nearby roost or the drumming from a male grouse.
There are trails, some marked, and logging roads on our 243 acres of land for you to explore, as you enjoy different mountain vistas. Two mountain streams are either located on or within 10 yards of the property. In May, whole mountainsides are covered either in purple rhododendron blooms or white blooms of mountain laurel.
A small fish pond is located in front of the host & hostess house and is stocked with bluegill, bass, and catfish. Fishing is allowed and a fishing license is not needed for a private pond. There are several benches around the pond as well as one on the boardwalk.
Below the pond is a fenced wildflower garden, wildflowers are identified with wooden tags. There are three nearby fishing lakes, located 8 to 10 miles from the cottage, but only one (Mill Creek Lake) allows swimming.
The cottage has all the conveniences of home and is equipped with central heat and air conditioning. We furnish basic toiletries such as bed sheets, extra blankets, extra pillows, towels, bath mats, bath and hand soaps, toilet paper, hair dryer, dish soap, dishtowels, napkins, paper towels, trash bags, and laundry detergent. In the basement are a washer and dryer. There is a TV/VCR/DVD, but TV receives only ABC station and reception varies from bad to fairly good. However, we have a LARGE movie library on VHS. Also available is a radio that plays cassettes and CDï¿½s, plus board games, puzzles and playing cards.
You can cook major meals as cooking pots, eating utensils and dishware are supplied along with large refrigerator, cook stove with oven, Weber charcoal grille, microwave, coffee pots, and toaster.
We furnish the coffee, tea, sugar and most of the basic spices. Only once, do we supply a dozen eggs, pound of bacon, quart of milk, stick of margarine, cereal, and choice of homemade bread and 8 oz. jar of jam/jelly/butter. The deck has a small table, two folding chairs, and two lounge chairs.
No smoking is allowed inside the cottage!
The nearest major grocery store is 19 (Amherst) or 20 miles Lovingston away from the cottage, so it is best to either stop along the way to the cottage or bring your food with you. However, there is a small store (Mountain View) 6 miles away that has groceries, small delicatessen, and serves homemade food for breakfast, lunch, and supper.
Pets are allowed but owners must pick up petï¿½s feces from the cottageï¿½s lawn area. Pets are not allowed on the cottageï¿½s beds or furniture. If your pet is accustomed to lying on furniture then owner must cover the furniture with sheets that we provide for that purpose. Your pet may roam freely on the 243 acres of private land, but be aware that upon sighting deer, your pet may give chase separating you from your pet.
We are centrally located, one hour drive away, to many historical places such as Appomattox Historic Park, where Lee surrendered to Grant; Monticello and Ash Lawn, homes of President Jefferson and Monroe; Michie Tavern; Poplar Forest, Jeffersonï¿½s summer home; WWII Monument; Natural Bridge and Lexington, home of VMI cadets.
We are about 45 minutes from Wintergreen and itï¿½s ski slopes. There are two golf courses, 30 minutes away. In addition, there are several wineries and antique stores near or along your travel route to the cottage.
Additional hiking is available not only in the G.W. National Forest but also at nearby Crabtree Falls and Mount Pleasant. We offer guided tours on our 243 acres at a rate of $10.00/hour.
Discount rates of approximately 15% to 47% apply depending on the number of nights booked for either one or two people.
A 15 to ~55% discount apply depending on number of extra nights during December 1st to April 30th.
Full refund of the 20% deposit to hold ones reservation if cancelled 10 days prior to arrival.
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