People really like the rustic nature of it, and the fact that it is an authentic piece of Civil War history
Waynesboro, VA (PRWEB) January 26, 2012
Civil War enthusiasts now have the opportunity to stay overnight in a genuine Civil War cabin. This cabin, called Logwood, was originally built by Confederate Soldier William P. Tolley around 1860, and was located in the community of Goshen Pass, southwest of Staunton, VA. Tolley was drafted into the Confederate Army on March 19, 1862, to serve a three-year term. Unfortunately, he never saw the end of that term, as he was killed on May 3, 1863 in the Battle of Chancellorsville, along with 10,000 other Confederate Soldiers and 14,000 Union Troops.
In 1976, a couple by the name of George and Dorothy Stein fulfilled a long-time dream to own a craft shop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia when they saw this cabin offered in a rural magazine. The owners were giving it away to anyone who wanted to move it! So the Stein’s dismantled the cabin, moved it to its current location, and spent the next 2 years of weekends reconstructing it. Some of the logs needed replaced, but Mr. Stein made them look as authentic as possible with the use of a chain saw and an axe. A couple of changes were made, most notably making the roof just a little higher. Even so, it is still common for people to bump their heads. The original cabin had a room off the back that is now the front porch. And the Steins added a deck onto the rear of the cabin, using wood from an old barn that had been torn down.
The craft shop operated under the name Mountain Blue Crafts until 1995, when it was sold to Stan & Deb Horst, owners of Cabin Creekwood. Stan & Deb hired a local contractor to add a kitchen and a bathroom, amenities that are surely important to anyone staying overnight. The kitchen was built into a corner of the downstairs, and part of the back deck was closed in to make the bathroom. In keeping with the historic theme, a cast iron claw foot tub was added for bathing.
Today, guests can reserve the cabin by the night or by the week. According to owner Stan Horst, “Cabin Logwood is our most popular cabin. People really like the rustic nature of it, and the fact that it is an authentic piece of Civil War history.” The cabin is available year round. In the winter, guests enjoy nearby activities such as skiing or snowboarding at Wintergreen, and then return to the cabin to prop their feet up next to a blazing fire. In the spring and fall, exploring the outdoors on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Skyline Drive, or one of the many hiking trails is the most common activity. And in the summer, guests love to hang out at the swimming pool or Sherando Lake, known locally as the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge.”