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Richard's Roost - short drive to Town of Floyd

Entire house hosted by Kathleen
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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A very private house with mountain views on a country road close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Roomy and well equipped, this home is ready to be your base camp for trips to Floyd [15 miles], (the home of the famous Floyd Country Store, Floydfest, Chateau Morrisette, Buffalo Mountain Brewery, 5 Mile Mountain Moonshine Distillery). Ferrum College [15 miles], The Harvester Performance Center [30 miles], the famous Crooked Road, and lots of hiking and biking trails are all just a short distance away.

The space
Richard's Roost is a simple, yet well appointed house that will provide many of the conveniences of home. It has an ample kitchen equipped with a large table (seats up to 8), cabinets and drawers are stocked with utensils for cooking and serving meals. A bar cabinet is loaded with glasses of various kinds so you can create your favorite cocktails or serve wine in style. There are coffee makers, a microwave, toaster, crock pot, pressure cooker, and even an air popcorn cooker!

There are three sleeping rooms. Two bedrooms have full size beds, a closet and dressers. An additional room with a separate entrance has a fold out full size sofa bed, but no closet or dresser.

There is one bathroom with a shower. The washer and dryer are located in bathroom. Toilet paper, soap, and towels are provided.

The living area has two sofas and several chairs, and coffee tables. At the other end of this large room is a well lighted reading nook/work area with a desk.

The concrete pad in the carport is large! The extra space is set up with a BBQ and outdoor dining area. A porch swing provides a sunny lookout for enjoying the ridge view, cow-watching and creek-listening.

Located on a small hill, “the roost” is a 3.5 acre lot featuring a long tree lined driveway with lots of privacy and woodsy mountain views. Wildlife of many kinds can be observed. There are two creeks in hearing distance, one on either side of the house. A short steep trail in front of the house, leads down to a nice spot to meditate or take a dip in warm weather. The roost is about ½ mile off route 40 on a paved road.
Walking end to end (rte 40 to end of paved rte 711) is a good way to get a nice 2 ½ mile walk in our sparsely populated neighborhood. Just 7 homes on the paved section – each has a hand painted mailbox with a native bird theme…our idea of public art!

Guest access
The whole house is yours to enjoy!

Other things to note
Although you probably won’t get cell phone reception at Richard’s Roost, you can access it at certain locations in the area. Take a left out of the driveway and another left on Route 40. Go One and a half miles to top of hill (Roycroft’s Farm) and park there off the road where you can get messages and make calls. Also, when you are out driving in the area, any high spot in an open area is a good possibility for reception.

There is no WiFi or internet connection at this time.
A very private house with mountain views on a country road close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Roomy and well equipped, this home is ready to be your base camp for trips to Floyd [15 miles], (the home of the famous Floyd Country Store, Floydfest, Chateau Morrisette, Buffalo Mountain Brewery, 5 Mile Mountain Moonshine Distillery). Ferrum College [15 miles], The Harvester Performance Center [30 miles], the famous Crooked… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
TV
Hangers
Iron
Dryer
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Washer
Heating

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Bedroom

No stairs or steps to enter

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Ferrum, Virginia, United States

Richard's Roost is on a 3.5 acre wooded lot. Lots of birds and cows to watch in an adjoining pasture. Streams are close by and can be heard while you enjoy dining el fresco.

Hosted by Kathleen

Joined in March 2019
  • 16 Reviews
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I live just up the road from this house and will try to accommodate any special needs or requests.
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    House rules
    Check-in: After 2:00 PM
    Checkout: 12:00 PM
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events
    Health & safety
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    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm
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