Our rustic den is the original room of the house, built as a post-and-beam structure around 1780. We’re told it was a trading post for folks passing through Goshen Pass on their way west, and the Alleghany room above it was probably a loft for the owners. The original fieldstone fireplace was uncovered during one of the renovations, and the wide, heart-pinefloor (which has never been sanded) is also original to the 1780 structure. Rough-cut barn boards and old beams complete this cozy room, where guests enjoy a roaring fire on cold evenings, or relax in the shadowy coolness in the summertime.
The den has a satellite TV, VCR / DVD player and computer/printer for guest’s use, as well as games and books. We have an extensive collection of books about the area – maps, local menus, and brochures for local attractions. A phone is available for making calls. A small refrigerator is stocked with cold sodas (iced tea and lemonade are available in season). Some of our guests spend much of their time here, sitting on the comfortable sofas, leather chairs or in the sunny windowseat.
During VA winters, or any other time of the year, the warm coziness of our den is a welcome retreat