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Great location! Perfect for large gatherings!

by Sandra Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

Family enjoyed staying here for wedding weekend!

by Allison Submitted Date of Stay:

Authentic Waterfront Cabin Full Amenities

We loved this large and still very cozy cabin on a creek! It worked great and was very comfortable for a reunion with 8 adults, 2 little kids, and a dog.

by Eliza Submitted Date of Stay:

Lovely Fall Family Trip

The cabin and property were just what we were looking for - an opportunity for family to be together and enjoy nature, with various levels of activities for everyone. Some fished, some hiked, some enjoyed the firepit, the deck overlooking the creek, the front porch rocking chairs, etc., and the cabin had all the modern conveniences needed (i.e., ground level bedrooms, internet, TV) for our various family members (covering 4 generations from ages 1 through 89)! Thank you for sharing your cabin with us. We enjoyed it immensely.

by Janet W. Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

Great time was had with family in town for my daughters wedding. We would definitely stay there again.

by Don Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful and relaxing

We, along with our three kids and dog, had a wonderful time relaxing, playing in the creek, and taking walks around the beautiful property.

by Guest Submitted Date of Stay:

Virginia at last

The home was lovely and accommodating. Great porches. A wonderful time to relax. Far off the beaten path to enjoy the quiet but close enough to the wonders of Lexington and vicinity. We had a wonderful time.

by Kelly M. Submitted Date of Stay:

Great week in Lexington

The house was a little rough around the edges but it quickly grew on me and we had a great week. The location appeared isolated with no neighbors (a good thing) but it was a short 10 minute drive to the city. We would definitely stay there again next year.

by Charles S. Submitted Date of Stay:

We absolutely loved the property! Such a peaceful place!

Property is well maintained and the house is so interesting with its age and time when built. Rooms are comfortable and kitchen is well stocked. We loved our stay and were able to have a few friends over to enjoy the scenery!

by Molly S. Submitted Date of Stay:

Authentic Waterfront Cabin Full Amenities

Beautiful rustic home with peaceful outdoor surroundings. Three full bathrooms, but only one shower. Clean and welcoming, enjoyed our stay!

by Suzanne Submitted Date of Stay:

Authentic Waterfront Cabin Full Amenities

We rented the cabin for the bridesmaids in our daughter’s wedding. It was a wonderful space that allowed the girls to each have their own bed. The cabin was also very clean. We had two issues that we were not aware of prior to the weekend. The first was that only one of the three bathrooms has a shower. The other two bathrooms only have tubs. The second issue was that you have to cross a low lying bridge to get to the cabin. The bridge was flooded most of the weekend. After a bit of middle of the night research, we found an out of the way alternate route.

by Michele Submitted Date of Stay:

Authentic Waterfront Cabin Full Amenities

Our family had an amazing Christmas in this cozy cabin. The kitchen was full of supplies that came in handy for all our holiday meals. The counter space was limited but nothing that we couldn’t make work. The cabin is beautifully decorated, super clean and we appreciated the nice bedding. The views were amazing and we enjoyed watching the family of ducks each morning. We hope to return in the summer!

by Syd Submitted Date of Stay:

Cabin Funtime

We loved Willow Cabin. Little ones and big ones played in the creek. We had fires in the fire pit at night, wonderful food and overall a great family get away.

by Dyanne L. Submitted Date of Stay:

Mountain Happiness!

A perfect family getaway! We loved it, and have already recommended it to our friends. The owners were so kind and responsive as well. Thank you!!

by Anna T. Submitted Date of Stay:

Family retreat

The cabin was a great place for our extended family to gather, relax, visit and play. Rained the entire weekend so the two living rooms worked out great. Plenty of room for us to spread out and play or gather to visit. I loved seeing the grandkids having fun together.

by Nancy A. Submitted Date of Stay:

Family Birthday Celebrations

Great setting for this rustic cabin which was nicely furnished with primitive and appropriate pieces . Great getaway and very relaxing, in close proximity to downtown Lexington.

by Dan B. Submitted Date of Stay:

A break from reality...

The cabin had so much character, from the log home side with three bedrooms and an upper level to the far end With another bedroom and loft. Kitchen was a great focal point to gather, extra chairs tucked away enabled eleven of us to sit around the table.

The kids 4-7 LOVED the creek and having their own play room. We walked to the low bridge daily and played games on the grassy hillside. The ping pong barn had a few wasps nest that needed dispatching, but we spent most of our time outside. S’mores at the fire ring and building a little dam across the creek upstream we’re the highlights. Kids begged to keep coming back!

by Debbie P Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

Astounding restored wood cabin and associated buildings become a wonderful holiday place. Very secret and private, on a river. We saw deer, herons and I think a beaver, hundreds of wildflowers. Beds lovely, kitchen really well stocked - although didn’t have much time for cooking as there for a horse show. We’d love to go back, and next time take friends, floaties for the river. Our dogs have it a huge thumbs up - being so secluded we could just let them play - on the lawn and the river. There’s clearly a lot of history to the place too. Someone should research! Highly recommend.

by Jane Submitted Date of Stay:

Amazing place!

My family and I loved staying here! The property is amazing, very private in the middle of nature. The kids had a blast in the creek! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

by Dorothy S. Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

Great place to go and totally relax. Can stay off the grid but somewhat connected and close to town if you need!

by Debra Submitted Date of Stay:

Authentic Waterfront Cabin Full Amenities

We had a beautiful time in this bucolic setting. We enjoyed looking out and seeing some form of wildlife, be it a large turtle swimming upstream, the beautiful blue heron that would fly by in the morning and the early evening or the big yellow moth that visited one night. We had fun using the fire pit, roasting marshmallows, swinging on the porch swing on the screened-in porch and just being together. Yes, the road to the house is a long and winding one but we had fun navigating in and out of the property once we got used to the novelty of it! The beds were all comfortable and there are plenty of pillows and blankets should you need any. A few things that I would have found helpful to know before getting there: while the house sleeps 16 it can only seat 8 comfortably at the large, round table with a lazy susan on it in the kitchen. There are plenty of utensils and pots and pans to make food in the kitchen, it just has a small prep area, so keep that in mind when planning meals. While there are three bathrooms there is only one shower stall, though the jetted tub does have a handheld shower nozzle. There is no easy access to the creek for wading, it's a good three foot drop straight down but it sure was nice to sit by and listen and watch. We had a lovely time there!

by Libby Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

Great spot - private oasis

by Jon Submitted Date of Stay:


This was our fourth time staying here and the property is perfect. We’ll definitely be back.

by Michael W. Submitted Date of Stay:

A memorable weekend!

We thoroughly enjoyed our family weekend getaway to Willow Haven Cabin.

by Allison S. Submitted Date of Stay:

Quiet Rustic Cabin

We had a great stay at this home! Our kids had a blast exploring the inside and outside space. The beds and linens were comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked. The listing was accurate and we made use of a lot of the amenities, including the ping pong table, corn hole, fire pit, DVD player, etc.

Our group had 4 adults and 4 children and plenty of extra space. I do think it would be tight with more than 12 people. It would be hard to have people sleeping on the pull-out couches in the living room, simply because the walls have quite a few cracks and sound carries throughout. But this is to be expected in a historic cabin.

We loved this cabin and would stay there again. We'd love to go back when it's warmer so our kids could play in the creek. I will say, if you're squeamish about bugs this might not be the best choice. There were multiple stink bugs in every room, and we killed a number of wasps. Not a big deal, but it's good to be aware of.

Also - the drive up the hill to the house is quite steep and narrow, and they're not kidding when they say "low bridge." It was a bit nerve wracking, especially since we had a rainstorm on our last night and the water level rose.

Overall, I would highly recommend this home! Thanks for providing a great stay!

by Mindy G. Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

Owner is very responsive to questions. Great property.

by Holly D. Submitted Date of Stay:

WH Cabin

Janeen was an amazing host and the cabin was lovely! It is a bit out of the way, but it was still so close (15 mins) to the central areas of Lexington, such as the hotel zone and downtown! For our uses, we were unable to fit a 55-passenger bus towards the cabin, so we had to come up with alternative plans for our purposes. This should not affect 99% of logistics, however. The reason for this was of a bridge that is required to get to the cabin that was not rated to take the full weight of the bus. Janeen herself was an amazing host! She responded very quickly to my inquiries, and she was super accommodating to the special requests I asked of her. Highly recommend her and this cabin!

by Gerald Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

This is a great getaway! Peaceful atmosphere, lovely views, and convenient location! It was the perfect addition to our family weekend!

by Laura Submitted Date of Stay:

Pictures do not do it justice!

This place exceeded our expectations! The space was perfect, the property was beautiful and the history of the place was preserved very well with appropriate updates. Plus you can't beat the price. The owners were so easy to get a hold of with questions and very pleasant to interact with. We are planning on making this an annual trip. Thank you so much for sharing this property and the new memories.

by Guest Submitted Date of Stay:

Relaxing time away from home

The cabin was clean and very easy to get to. We enjoyed the backyard leading to the creek and the screened in porch with porch swing. The kitchen and baths were well equipped. We did not have air conditioning on one side of the house but the property manager acknowledged it and offered to get someone out to fix it but we did ok with a fan and opened windows.

by Tiffani H. Submitted Date of Stay:

This was our fourth time staying here and the property is perfect. We’ll definitely be back.


by Michael W. Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

Winter Haven Cabin even better than described! Beautiful setting, ample space for guests, abundantly appointed, comfortable, immaculate. Maintained historical presence with modern amenities. Highly recommended for family or friend groups.

by Elizabeth Submitted Date of Stay:

VMI Graduation

Willow Haven Cabin was a comfortable & well appointed place to stay. It was close to VMI and yet far enough away to have privacy on a beautiful piece of property. We had a wonderful time and made many great memories.

by Wendy C Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven was amazing!

We had the most wonderful time at this cabin! A great was for all of us to disconnect from the world. Kids even swam in the river and saw a water snack. Our day trip to the Safari park was super fun! We will definitely be back ❤️

by Leslie G. Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven

Cool place - loved it!

by Eugene Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

Great Location, warm and homey. Plenty to do and see in the area. Just bring your clothes, everything else is thoughtfully provided. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the family.

by Ernest Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven

Simply charming cabin in the woods. The setting is idyllic and the cabin is unique. We had quite a large party, but were comfortably accommodated. There are three recently renovated bathrooms, although only one has a shower. We did have to schedule its use, but it worked out...plenty of hot water. All of us were gone all day which was a shame, because we would have liked to enjoy the porch a bit more, but it was very nice to come back to a cozy cabin and warm fireplace at the end of the day!

by Myra Submitted Date of Stay:

Great for family weekend

Great place for a gathering!

by Renee W. Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

This roomy cabin is nestled back in the woods, right along the creek. It has a very unique floor plan. It was fun exploring each section of the house. Each bedroom had its own character. The back porch looked to be straight out of a magazine. Our family loved the large circle table in the kitchen with the fun lazy Susan in the middle. It was lovely place for us to stay.

by Deborah Submitted Date of Stay:

WH Cabin

Great spot.

by Tucker Submitted Date of Stay:

Comfortable, family cabin.Creek at your backdoor.Convenient to everything great in the area.

We enjoyed catch and release fishing everyday at this cabin. It has all the modern conveniences in a cool historic package of rustic buildings. We had fun exploring the surrounding acreage and playing in the adjacent ping-pong shed. Away from downtown, but not too far, we found it a good base for our activities in the area during our week-long stay.

by Lori W. Submitted Date of Stay:

Wonderful cottage in a serene setting. Beautiful property!

The cottage was quaint and clean. It was adequate space for ten adult and six kids. The creek in the backyard was so peaceful. The grounds were lush and well kept. Wish we could have stayed longer. Hope to return some day!

by Lorin Johnson Submitted Date of Stay:

Beautiful setting for this historic cabin!

We had a great time staying at Willow Haven Cabin! The cabin had everything we needed so that we were able to enjoy ourselves and celebrate our son's graduation from VMI! It is only a few miles away from VMI! Loved the history of the cabin and even when it was 90 degrees out the air conditioning worked great! Would definitely stay here again!

by Andrea Rooker Submitted Date of Stay:

We love this property!

This was not our first time staying at this property and we love it. We love the seclusion, the space, the decor, the amenities, and just the feeling of stepping back in time. I can't say enough about the porch swing over looking the creek, we almost fought over who got to sleep on the porch swing. Willow Haven will always have a special place in our hearts, but alas our last child graduated from SVU, so unlikely we will have the opportunity to return.

by Michelle Demoss Submitted Date of Stay:

Absolute perfection

Everything about this house, from the property itself to the owners’ hospitality, is perfection. Such kind, gracious, accommodating, and responsive owners who were so pleasant with every single exchange. The property itself was out of this world amazing. So perfect, secluded, beautiful, unique, comfortable, and well-stocked. Truly has everything you could possibly need in this cabin. The jet tub was amazing and the bed we stayed in was so comfortable. A perfect blend of old timey farmhouse and modern amenities. True perfection and we can not wait to return!

by Rayna Wheeler Submitted Date of Stay:

Even better the 2nd time

We love everything about this property!

by Cathy Gallahan Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven

What a fabulous and cozy cabin! The Living Room is especially comfortable with the propane logs and decor. The floor plan is well laid out. My favorite spot is the rear, screened porch overlooking the Kerrs Creek. There was a herd of deer crossing when we arrived. My crew likes to cook so we were pleased how well the kitchen was appointed. I plan to return in the fall for more adventures around Lexington/VMI. I will be renting the cabin again! Thanks Tracey for your assistance.

by Crystal Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect for almost anything!

This is the perfect place to stay during any visit to Lexington/Rockbridge County. Property is situated so you feel removed from everything but you're only 10 minutes from grocery stores, VMI, W&L and downtown Lexington. House is configured in such a way that two families can vacation together but have their own space. Great for graduations, football week-ends or reunions. Only downside is that there is just one shower but it wasn't too much of an inconvenience. Owners are easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our second stay at Willow Haven and somehow I don' t think it will be our last.

by Tance Laughon Submitted Date of Stay:

Loved the historic home. It was a dream home and all the surrounding property and wildlife

So secculed loved the creek and wildlife. The pictures in VMI room and Washington Lee room were awesome. Lexington is the most beautiful place I've ever been and hope to move there one day

by Christopher Triplett Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect Spot for Reunion

We gathered with lifelong friends for a lovely two-night visit at the peak of fall foliage and couldn't have been happier! Everything we needed was provided for with no need to run out for coffee filters or anything else. We had a lovely evening sipping wine creek side with the lawn chairs, enjoyed long chats by the fireside, and relished preparing meals in a fully outfitted kitchen. Hope we can return in the next few years.

by Dorothy Hill Submitted Date of Stay:

Willow Haven Cabin

We loved it! Great cabin and property...we really enjoyed our stay. We look forward to coming back again.

by Ellen Drake Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect weekend!

We loved the cabin and everything was awesome. Will definitely stay here again.

by Cathy Gallahan Submitted Date of Stay:

Nice cabin

Real old time feel

by Peter & Diane Aakjer Submitted Date of Stay:

Great place for family vacation

From roasting marshmallows, making s'mores, catching fireflies, seeing hot air balloons float overhead, wading in the creek, playing games, or just sitting and relaxing, we all enjoyed the outdoors. Plenty of room indoors. Up to date appliances, bathrooms, are mixed with the charm of rustic cabin. Near to great sightseeing trips.

by Diane Girardo Submitted Date of Stay:

Awesome cabin in a beautiful setting.

There were 4 families getting together and this cabin had everything we needed to make the week stay wonderful. We had a bunch of kids, all under 9, who loved the creek, catching and releasing every crawfish that got in their nets. Everyone had their own space. I hope that we can return to this hideaway soon, and have already recommended this home to my friends. The town of Lexington with all it's interesting history was close enough for the 'old folks' to enjoy, and a Safari Park for the kids. Loved it!!!!

by Karen Miller Submitted Date of Stay:

Should be named Willow Heaven Cabin

It was absolutely beautiful. The creek, the porch swing was heaven in the morning with the birds singing. We attended graduation at SVU for our daughter and our whole family fit comfortably in the cabin. I would come again and highly recommend it for a family gathering. I love Virginia.


by Sandi Hartvigsen Submitted Date of Stay:

Tranquil, secluded historical house

We stayed at Willow Haven Cabin over Spring Break/Easter 2017. We were there with a large group of family members from 7 months to 70 years-old.

It is a charming, tucked-away property on the banks of Kerr's Creek about 15 mins outside of Lexington. We enjoyed the peace, the setting and surroundings. We had summer-like weather which meant almost every day we were in the creek wading and swimming.

The kids loved playing in the creek and on the grassy banks, as well as the games room (which is a converted barn). We cooked out almost every night with the gas grill (thank you for having a propane refill on standby) and enjoyed fire pits under the stars.

What we most loved about this property was the historical feel and rustic charm and the expansive property. It was also great to be so close to Lexington which is a great little town with nice restaurants, stores and two universities with nice campuses. We enjoyed a carriage ride, lunch at the Southern Inn Restaurant, a trip to the farmers market, Boxwood Gardens (great for the kids) as well as walking around town.

Very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the spectacular Natural Bridge, as well as many other attractions. Close to grocery stories and other conveniences but very rural and private, about ten minutes off the main road going into Lexington on a beautiful, windy mountain valley road.

We would have loved a bigger kitchen because we are big cooks, but really nothing else we would change! Thank you!

by Carolyn Fearing Submitted Date of Stay:

Great place to get away!

We were VERY happy with our stay at Willow Haven Cabin! Great place to relax with the feeling of seclusion while still close to town. Will definitely be staying again!

by Angela Eng Submitted Date of Stay:

Fabulous, clean, comfortable, beautiful

It invites relaxing... the creek is beautiful and the mountain walks are refreshing

by Barbara Davis Submitted Date of Stay:

Fresh clean air and Relaxing

Had a great time at the Willow Haven Cabin for out girls weekend out. The cabin is awesome, was just 3 of us but large groups would work out great also, lots of room inside and out. Beautiful location on the water plus close enough to downtown Lexington for great dinning and shops.
Highly recommend for any type of get away.

by Leigh Ferrante Submitted Date of Stay:

West Chester, Pa

The Riverside Cottage was terrific! The location is perfect for visits to VMI and the cottage is beautiful and very comfortable. We have stayed in many VRBO in Lexington but this was the best and will definitely stay there again on our next visit.

by Paulette Rowe Submitted Date of Stay:

Great Family Vacation House

This house very good for my large family. We are 15 people, adults and children of all ages. We found the web site was an accurate description of Willow Haven. The floor plan allowed space for various activities at once. The kitchen was big enough for cooking and serving dinners. The one cupboard door needs correct repair. Its hinges are incorrectly aligned with the door opening. Other than that, the storage and refrigerator were ample. The bedrooms were comfortable.
The house and setting are charming. My daughter in law exclaimed in delight at the setting and house as we first drove up. The creek was fun to watch. The girls beat the boys at the number of fish caught.
Now to my complaint. We managed but another family might have been most upset. The bathtub adjoining the VMI and W&L rooms leaked badly; as per the sign on the bathtub the shower hose was not used. So it must be the bathtub plumbing that is leaking. It would also be good to have another shower on the Willow side of the house. One shower is not enough for our family.
Despite this one problem, I would rent the house again. Our family enjoyed their stay

by Benita Wolffe Submitted Date of Stay:

Perfect spot for family reunion!

The house is amazingly beautiful inside and the property is perfect for adults and kids to reconnect and enjoy each other. Enough space for four families incuding 7 kids to stay and for many more to come for barbecues and fun together. The kids loved chasing fireflies at night, playing ball in the large yard and just hanging out in a circle and talking on the lawn. We all realized again how much we like each other even though our familes span the continent and we rarely have the opportunity to connect in person.

by Marilyn Hoyt Submitted Date of Stay: