LOCATION – Nice rural location, easy to get to from the Swift Run gap junction of the Skyline Drive. Some amenities in the nearby town of Stanardsville.
CABIN – Cabin was a converted caboose (railway carriage for the uninitiated!) It was a little more basic that I assumed from the description, but was clean and comfortable. Just about large enough for 2 people.
Fully equipped kitchen (hotplate but no oven). No TV. Small air conditioning unit. Very small bathroom with a shower and a toilet but no sink, basic toiletries and no hairdryer. Door did not lock, but was OK for us as we were only there for one evening.
Linens are not included in the price but are available for a small fee.
Nice raised outdoor area with table and chairs, grill and fire pit. Great to sit outside in the peace and quiet with the stars and wildlife.
SERVICE – Very friendly and helpful staff/owner. Very easy to book directly on-line with immediate confirmation. Able to pay with credit card.
VALUE FOR MONEY – I would say that it was a little overpriced when compared with what you can get for the money in a chain hotel in a larger city, but for the area the price was not too bad.
OVERALL EXPERIENCE – Comfort, peace and quite, nice to get away from it all (including the TV for the evening). Good to stay somewhere a bit unusual with a bit of character. OK for a couple of nights, but would start to feel a bit cramped for a longer stay.
- Also Known As:
- Heavenly Acres Campground Hotel Stanardsville