Two character-filled one bedroom cabins offering expansive mountain views.
Lea and Claudia Campbell have been a part of life in the western Virginia mountains for nearly 30 years. Lea is a retired newspaper man who for almost 20 years owned and published The Recorder, the county seat weekly for Bath and Highland Counties. Claudia is a lifelong horsewoman and mother of three grown children. Her equestrian interests have grown to include certification as an equestrian body worker with a special emphasis on equine myofacial release therapy. Through her efforts the farm's central theme is the maintenance of a small herd of Morgan horses which are used for trail riding, riding lessons and occasional breeding. Claudia traveled extensively while growing up as the daughter on Naval parents. After graduating from Radford University, she went into the music/entertainment business. Lea is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He taught school for several years before beginning his more than 40 year commitment to journalism. The couple built the rental cabins over 10 years ago as a retirement project and have taken great pleasure in sharing the farm with the many guests who have visited in that time. Both agree that being hosts to visitors appreciative of our environment from all around the region has added much to our own appreciation of the place we call home.
Owner purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Owner chose Warm Springs
I first came to this area when I was sixteen, some 58 years ago. I drove from Charlottesville Virginia to Monterey in Highland County where we had lunch at the Monterey Inn. I knew as soon as we crested Jack Mountain and wound down to the village, this was a place to which I would return. And throughout my journalism career, I did. Time and time again. When three decades later the opportunity arose to purchase The Recorder, I found a way to make it happen. It meant leaving a successful corporate career, moving from a new home we had just built in Chapel Hill and convincing my water oriented wife that here would be a perfect place to rear or three young children. No easy task, but we have never looked back. Montana likes to tout itself as "the last best place." Maybe, but we would suggest that title belongs to the completely unspoiled vistas of Bath and Highland counties.
What makes this Cabin unique
There are many beautiful places surrounding our farm, but none more comfortable and welcoming than Turtle Brook. From the long range views of distant ranges to our east and south to the intimate relationship with Cobbler Mountain rising from our back yard we are blessed with a daily visual feast. Throw in rolling paddocks and pasture land, burbling Turtle Brook and deep forest cover and we truly live in a natural wonderland. That we have been able to create both a vacation business and a working horse farm that enhances this extraordinary setting rather than exploiting it deepens our knowledge that we are fortunate to be stewards of this place.
Check-out: 6:00 PM
Pets are welcome, but not on the furniture. Would appreciate cleaning up after them in yard before leaving. Please use sand bucket on porch and fire pit for cigarette butts. No smoking in the cabin please. Enjoy all 100 acres of the farm and feel free to come to farmhouse for information, help or to use our land line phone.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Relaxed, quiet, easy,
My title pretty much says it. Claudia & Lea made it so easy to just breath it all in. The farm is an experience in itself and if enjoy horses its even better. The surrounding area is full of places to explore to what ever level you wish. I wish we had more time than we did. Thank you for the wonderful time.
Jim & Cindy
Forget the internet and TV and just soak up the air and the scenery, read books, hike, chat, eat and sleep. So relaxing. Charming cabin and lovely hosts.
Very nice place to stay.
Very very nice.
A great stay
Stayed a couple days and enjoyed every minute of stay
Rustic and comfortable and beautiful and quiet
We felt like family!
Lea and Claudia were amazing hosts! They made sure that we had everything we needed there was nothing we wanted and didn't have. They spent time with my children who are very young, only one and three years old . They were so generous with their time and so patient with my kids they introduce them to the horses, taught them about the horses, let them groom them and even take a ride on them. We enjoyed it so much that we wanted to do it a second time and they gladly spent yet another morning with my family and I letting the children ride once again.. We felt like we had known them our whole lives! They are truly 2 people that you are just comfortable with immediately! Normally I wouldn't even want to deal with the property manager or see them on a family vacation our first one at that... But after meeting each of them for the very first time we welcomed conversation with them throughout our stay and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them and hanging out with them. We truly felt like family! Our first family vacation was great on all levels thanks to these two! We will definitely be back!
The world renowned Homestead Resort and Natural Retreats luxury country getaways give Bath County a veneer of sophistication, but the great majority of the county is a vast unpopulated and unspoiled mountain paradise. More than 50 percent of its 500 square mile boundary are public lands offering the recreation of lakes and rivers and wilderness exploration. Beautiful Lake Moomaw offers wonderful fishing, boating and camping. Kayak and fish the renowned Jackson River. Enjoy the many outdoor activities at Douthat state park.
The lovely county seat of Warm Springs is home to about 270 residents and the entire county holds fewer than 5,000 people. If you are looking to get away from it all but want access to multiple outdoor activities along with great restaurants and entertainment, Bath is the place to be. Just north of Warm Springs, Turtle Brook Farm is central to everything Bath has to offer, but offers its own beautiful, historic and comfortable mountain horse farm atmosphere that may keep you close to home while you are here.