Peaceful Lakefront Log Cabin Close to Everything


Entire cabin hosted by Mary Ellen

12 guests, 4 bedrooms, 7 beds, 2 baths
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This modernized 1920's log cabin in a quiet lake community has all the good vibes of summer camp while still being located in Lynchburg. It blends rustic charm with the comforts of home on a small private lake.

The space
Here's what you can expect to find at the Milk and Honey Lakehouse:


LIVING ROOM: plenty of seating, original stone fireplace with gas logs, smart TV, high ceilings and natural light

KITCHEN: butcher block countertops, stainless oven/stove, dishwasher, microwave, cool SMEG fridge, pots/pans, basic dishware

DINING AREA: rustic table w/ seating for 6-8, bar w/ bar stools looking into kitchen

LAUNDRY: guests may access the washer and dryer just off the dining room, life jackets for adults and children and beach towels

MASTER BEDROOM: king bed w/ Tuft & Needle mattress with lake view, dresser, closet, full-length mirror, ceiling fan

FULL BATHROOM: custom live-edge vanity with double sinks, toilet, shower/tub combo just steps off master bedroom and living room

SUN ROOM: (not climate controlled, but just off living room) kids play tent, kids toys and books


TV NOOK- alcove with tons of natural light overlooking the lake, twin daybed that pulls out to be a king size bed, tv, 2 beanbag seats, ceiling fan

UPSTAIRS BEDROOM #1: (sleeps 7) 2 queen beds, bunk bed with a twin and a full bed, dresser, closet, desk, ceiling fan, lots of natural light, black out curtains for napping

UPSTAIRS BEDROOM #2: (overlooking the lake) full size bed, closet, dresser, ceiling fan

UPSTAIRS BEDROOM #3: (overlooking the lake) full size bed, closet, dresser, ceiling fan

FULL BATHROOM: custom vanity w/ vessel sink, toilet, tub/shower combo


SCREENED-IN PORCH: outdoor dining table for 6 plus a round table for 4, bistro lights for evening conversation, ceiling fan

BACK DECK: bistro table and chairs for 2, open deck area, propane gas grill

PRIVATE DOCK: 2 hanging "egg" chairs plus 2 wood chairs

The house is located down a slight incline and requires two steps to get inside. There are also stairs inside the home and steps leading down to the lake, which may make the property unsuitable for travelers with mobility impairments.

Motors are not allowed in the lake, but it's the perfect place to bring your kayak, paddleboard, paddleboat, fishing poles, or just enjoy swimming off the private dock. There are a few floats as well as adult and kids' life jackets at the house for guest use, and we encourage little ones to wear a life jacket AT ALL TIMES.
Life jackets must be worn on kayaks, canoes, peddle boats, etc.

Please note we require a signed waiver form that must be returned before your visit, whether guests plan to use the lake or not. We appreciate your understanding!

Timber Lake is a small, quiet community of eclectic homes tucked away just off the highway. It's so hidden that many locals don't even know it's there! It definitely has a New England retreat feel, and you simply can't match the peacefulness.

The lakehouse has year-round neighbors on both sides, and It's very important to us to be good neighbors in the community so that we can continue to provide such a restful getaway. We are strict about noise (particularly outside) after 10pm. While we want our guests to have a great experience at the lake, this is not a party house.

We do not allow non-confirmed guests over to the house for any type of gathering, party, or get-together. Only the overnight guests on the reservation may enjoy the home. We appreciate your cooperation with this house rule and encourage guests to reach out with any questions prior to your visit.

The lakehouse has parking for up to 5 cars. (4 can fit snugly in the gravel drive and 1 under the carport)

The lake house is climate controlled with central heat and air. There is a thermostat downstairs and another upstairs. Ceiling fans help keep things cool in the summer and the gas logs keep the cabin warm in the winter.

There are so many reasons to visit Lynchburg, VA! Here are just a few local and regional highlights for those who are curious to explore our area...

-Explore Downtown Lynchburg
Lynchburg’s charming historic downtown is 20 minutes away! The perfect atmosphere to explore walking trails, shop local, and grab a delicious meal.

-Blue Ridge Parkway
The lake is only 40 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway's mountain trails. Whether you just want to take the scenic drive and enjoy the panoramic overlooks or hike the popular Sharp Top trail at the Peaks of Otter, we encourage our guests to enjoy our area's natural beauty.

-Liberty University
Liberty's campus is constantly growing and expanding with new construction. For a fun outing, take the kids tubing or skiing at Snow Flex, Liberty's year-round ski slope.

-Amazement Square
If you're in the area with young children, Amazement Square is a must. Our award-winning children’s museum in a renovated historic building is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Four stories of ladders and slides for the kids plus tons of fun, interactive exhibits.

-Poplar Forest & Appomattox Court House
Our history buffs might enjoy touring Thomas Jefferson's summer home, Poplar Forest (12 min away), or visiting the site where our nation reunited after the Civil War (35 min).

There are several wineries and breweries along the 151 corridor a little over an hour away.

-Natural Bridge State Park
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Natural Bridge is only one hour away

-Virginia Safari Park
A fun attraction for the whole family 1 hr 15 min away.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds, 1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 58 reviews


Where you’ll be

Lynchburg, Virginia, United States

The lake community is extremely peaceful, no electric motors are allowed so you'll only hear the sound of oars dipping into water and birdsong.

Hosted by Mary Ellen

Joined in August 2018
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Friendship, fellowship, love...I create spaces for relationships to be nurtured. I live in Lynchburg with my husband, two kids, tiny dog, and huge cat. We live at a local boarding school where my husband teaches, and since we live on campus and don’t have our own home, I live vicariously by designing home-like spaces for others to enjoy. Find us on social media @abide.stays Cheers!
Friendship, fellowship, love...I create spaces for relationships to be nurtured. I live in Lynchburg with my husband, two kids, tiny dog, and huge cat. We live at a local boarding…

During your stay

Guests check in with a lockbox beside the front door. We live nearby if a need arises, and our co-hosts are available through messaging or calling.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy