The Cabin on Hickerson Mountain
The alluring 25-acre parcel on Hickerson Mountain has a “cute as a button” cabin in a little stream-crossed clearing. And at the higher elevations, there is a stunning building site with dramatic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The cabin is a marriage of an early log home with a newer addition built in 2008. The cozy and sturdy log cabin includes a living room with fieldstone fireplace, a laundry room, bathroom and a comfy bedroom hidden away upstairs. It has hand-hewn beams, wide board floors and tons of rustic charm.
The new addition, includes a kitchen, living room area and a half bath. The living room area has a tall cathedral ceiling and there is a loft above the kitchen. The addition has a brick floor and brick chimney for a wood stove. Compact and efficient, this addition is easy to heat and cool.
The old and newer portions are joined by a screened and covered breezeway that serves as a wonderful semi-outdoor space for eating, entertaining and relaxing. The drinking water is from a lovely mountain spring which is complete with an up-to-date filtration system.
The grounds around the cabin are shady and lush thanks to impressive poplar trees, a strong stream and several springs. There are excellent opportunities for natural landscaping which could incorporate the water features and shade loving plants. The area is excellent for wildlife due to the predominance of hard wood trees and a thick understory in many areas that provides cover for many wildlife species.
From the cabin in a sun-kissed little glen, a well-engineered road winds its way to the top of the mountain. At the summit, a broad level clearing offers an outstanding building site with dramatic views in all directions. The western views are of Hickerson Mountain and out the Ben Venue Valley to the Blue Ridge Mountains on the horizon.
The Cabin on Hickerson Mountain is located one mile southeast of the village of Flint Hill where there are three popular restaurants: The Blue Door, Griffin Tavern and Skyward Café, and a couple of shops. It is only about 20 minutes from the town of Front Royal where there are more restaurants, bakeries, and interesting shops. Front Royal has most of the standard big box stores as well as multiple grocery stores and a hospital, along with easy access to I-66. Located 75 minutes from Washington, DC, it is an easy drive for a weekend get-a-way, yet it feels a world away.
- Price: $539,000
- MLS: VARP107752
- Acres: 25.3
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Half Bathrooms: 1
- Main Floor Bedroom: N
- Basement: N
- Year Built: 1980
- Address: 31 Hickerson Mountain Lane
- Living Area: 1,161
- Levels: 1
- Heat Type: Baseboard
- Heat Fuel: Electric
- Water: Spring
- Exterior: Wood Logs
- Pool: N
- HOA: N