Our Staycation at Chesley Creek Farm
Michael and I have arrived home from the most wonderful weekend staying in a cabin at Chesley Creek Farm in Dyke, Virginia and I am scrambling to write a quick post about this amazing little slice of heaven! The cabin was about an hour and a half away from Richmond and nestled under the mountains outside of Shenandoah National Park. Our cabin was aptly named "Pines" as it was surrounded by pine trees and other coniferous plants. The cabin has no wifi, cable or TV and there is zero cell service, which forced us to unplug and relax. We spent the days hiking and fly fishing in Shenandoah National Park (next post!) and we spent our nights cooking, relaxing and talking for hours. There was a little creek that was gurgling behind the house so during the night the air was filled with peepers singing. The deck behind the house had two little rocking chairs and the deck on the side of the house had a table with chairs where you could take your meal and enjoy the spring air and listen to all the little noises in the forest. There was also a fire pit but due to a fire warning issued by the park service we were unable to make a bonfire, but it was okay because there were plenty of other ways to relax. The owners, Chuck and Stu, were so accommodating and made our trip feel personal although we never had the pleasure of meeting them. Saturday we came back to a basket full of homemade chocolate chip cookies and Sunday we received an Easter basket full of goodies. During the summer there is a pool that's a short walk from the cabin and the property has two maintained hiking trails for you to wander down. From the cabin it took us 20 minutes to get to the Swift Gap entrance of Shenandoah National Park. It was also only about 20-25 minutes away from Charlottesville and countless other hiking trails. If you and your significant other are looking for a place to get away I really do recommend The Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm.