Wednesday, May 2, 2012

~ Historic Virginia Cabin Tour ~

 Last Saturday I went on a cabin tour in Rockbridge County...This was the first log cabin tour that the Garden Club had arranged...They usually just showcase the many historical brick homes in the area...not really bringing in the cabin requirement. All of them were absolutely beautiful!!  The cabin above is two historical log homes pieced together...each dated in the 1700's...Inside it was picture perfect and decorated in period style...They would not allow pictures of the inside of any of the homes...just the outside.
 This little cabin and carport(above) belongs to the first cabin...The location for this home couldn't be more picturesque. It was located down a little country road and had a river running in front...It was very private and the scenery was landscaped and manicured...As far as I was concerned, it was ready for me to move in!!
 Some of the cabins were covered such as this one above...This is Foxglove Farm circa 1813...It was located along the edge of a meadow and the logs can be seen from inside...They decorated in more of a traditional style...not quite as primitive as I would have liked but still a beautiful place...
 This covered cabin is my favorite. It was built in 1775 and was a former spa. The ladies and gentlemen were separated into different quarters and they travelled to the area for the warm springs located nearby...It was very primitive and simple and still had the original old front door with a rifle hole that could be opened and closed...There was an infamous Indian massacre in that area in the 1700's where settlers didn't fare very well...so you had to be alert at all times to danger...
 This is the back of the structure where you can see some logs...as well as what was visible from inside...I loved this one!!
 This cabin was located in Brownsburg and dates back to 1782. It originally had a blacksmith shop attached to it and the current owners enclosed the dog trot in between...It was made so that wagons could pull in between the two structures...very beautiful inside with low original ceilings...
 Formerly known as the Elizabeth Ward house...this cabin was built in the early 1800's. It was the residence of a much loved school teacher and fell into disrepair when she died. The current owners have brought it back to it's original beauty with some major repairs...It was decorated with some very beautiful primitive antiques and has original beams spanning the living room...By this time, we were all wishing that there was more to see...this was the last one on the tour...
This beautiful cabin sits across the road from the Elizabeth Ward home...Sadly, it wasn't on the tour...but I would have loved to look around inside this one !! Maybe next year...All in all, it was a wonderful tour. I wanted to do the whole thing again because we did have enough time left...but nobody else did!! I settled for a shopping trip to the primitive stores nearby instead ...It was a wonderful trip!!
~ Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look ~
Take Care,
Tina

9 comments:

Beth said...

Wow! What an awesome trip! Glad you had fun, and I sure wish I could see the insides of those cabins!

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

What a Lucky Lady you are ... this tour excursion sounds so great and full of historical information. So sad(for us) that the insides were not allowed to be photographed. Nothing like that here in the Mojave Desert ... Just Ghost towns, but, they too are very interesting ...Just a different kind of tour visiting them.
Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful pictures, Barb

sewprimitive karen said...

Thank you for posting pictures. When you mentioned you were going to this, I wanted to go on the tour also, so desperately I cannot tell you! What beautiful log cabins, ahhhhhhh.

Sherri Farley said...

Lucky you! I must have been wonderful to see the insides of
these wonderful historic cabins.Thanks for sharing.

annie said...

Wow! Those are all just amazing!

ctlogcabin said...

Tina ~~
Thank You for taking us along.
What a Wonderful day you had .... and if I
remember right you shared it with your Mom. :-)
I have been on Historic Home Tours .... Newtown,
Westport and Litchfield, CT ... all Great, but
a Log Cabin Tour would beat them all.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

Ann said...

Oh my gosh, I could move right into any of them! Thanks for sharing. ~Ann

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tina, thanks for sharing, oh my love, I can only image what the insides look like! OLM

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Pretty old buildings~ oh, my a scenic post~ love it~
smiles
Teresa