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Off to itself, facing into the deep mountain woods, this home  offers upscale amenities, including an electric fireplace, gas grill and an office/den.  For one or two people only.

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

Guest Amenities:

  • 51 acres of secluded land on Taylor's mountain with open and wooded areas

  • Solarium with comfortable sitting area, stone fireplace,  tropical plants (This is reserved for our weddings.  Very popular for Fall and Winter weddings with the gas logs blazing!)

  • Gazebo with a wicker sitting area (The favorite place for outdoor weddings.)

  • Round Garden roses, flowers, blue spruce trees, shrubs with slate sitting area

  • Decks over 1,500 square feet of decks and walkways

  • Walking paths, five different trails meanders through the wooded mountain side

  • Lending Library of Books, Video movies, table games, croquet

 

THE HISTORY OF THE ABODE: 

A Re-Purposing Project

 

Until August of 2010, this was a single family dwelling located near Bedford city.  A very sweet couple owned the house with two small children and another on the way.   They were selling this house to relocate in another town closer to his job and getting a larger home.

After the family moved, renovation work began at that location with fixing major roof leaks, floor problems, putting in a new marble bathroom vanity, replacing the commode, and painting the entire interior of the house.

  

 

         

    

  

 

The house was then dragged up the mountain to its’ present location.  It took eight hours, with a crew of four to move the house 16 miles…not easy to do!

 

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 After the move we continued working on it—now with more roof and floor damage from the move as well as plumbing damage.  We put in a new kitchen sink and fixtures, light fixtures, door hardware, washer and dryer, refrigerator, shelving and carpeting.  We painted the roof, made the decks, did landscaping and driveway work--which were accomplished between lots of snow and rain storms.   Later on we replaced the furnace blower and did extensive cleaning of the entire duct system.

Why do all this to a 1998 mobile home?   It was to show what can be done to something that most people would have just turned their backs on.  Mobile homes or Manufactured homes are considered “poor man housing”.  I beg to differ.  Take a look at the transformation! 

 In the future we plan to continue improving this home's energy efficiency by adding a solar hot water, solar electric panels,  LED lighting and a small windmill.

The entire project, including buying the home, moving it, renovating it and completely furnishing it--including the hot tub was under $20,000.  In this day and age what home can you buy for that kind of money and actually have an upscale home?  Think about what it feels like to have a mortgage-free home.

 It is time that we in America take stock of what is readily available, waiting for a new life.  Perhaps it is an unsightly old trailer, or abandoned office building or ransacked house.   I challenge you to expand your vision, creativity, and ingenuity.  Look around you at your environment in new ways.

The Abode involved a lot of work and time.  But in the end, the result was fun to see an ordinary ugly duckling become a swan!

I hope you will consider THE ABODE  for your getaway time.

Best to you!

Paula J. Tiara   4-14-11

 

CHECK  DATES/RESERVE

Call 540-947-2468

 

THE  ABODE  INCLUDES:

QUEEN BED

GAS GRILL
 
ELECTRIC FIREPLACE
 
FLAT SCREEN TV
 
PLUS:
*Robes to wear
*All linens and towels
*Tub/Shower combination
*Washer/Dryer
*Kitchen is  fully equipped:
    dishes, pots & pans, cooking utensils,
     microwave, blender,  toaster, waffle
      iron, crock pot, tea pot, coffee pot
*Coffees, teas, and condiments
*DVD and CD players
*Stereo Radio
*movie library (no cable)
*MP3 Player
*Central heat & air
*All paper products
*Personal amenities:
    (Hair dryer, curling iron, sewing
    mending kit, lotion, soaps)
*Ironing board &  iron
*Game & Book library
*Cushioned deck furniture
*Outside umbrella
*Natural walking sticks
 

RATES:

Minimum of TWO Nights required.

Maximum of two people.

$155. + 10.3% tax per night. 

(Regular price $159.)

RESTRICTIONS:

Pets and children cannot be accommodated--no exceptions.

Smoking within the house is not permitted.

Must be at least 21 years old to rent (ID will be checked.)

PAYMENTS

Half of total dollar amount is due via a Visa or MC card at the time you make the reservation.   The final balance is due 21 DAYS IN ADVANCE and will be charged to your card.

Payments are returned with more than 21 days notice of cancellation. 

IF the cottage can be re-booked, the money is returned, paid via check with 20 or less days notice. If the cottage cannot be re-booked, the monies are forfeited.

No refunds are given for for early departures.

CHECK-IN: 4 PM or after

EARLY CHECK-INS  can be arranged for $25 per hour--if available, and needs to be booked in advance.

CHECK-OUT: 12 NOON or before

Thank you for understanding that  12 to 4 PM is reserved for other functions.  IF  you stay past  Noon, 12 PM, even if a fraction of the hour--you will be charged $25.

GUEST AMENITIES

  • 51 acres of secluded land on Taylor's mountain with open and wooded areas

  • Solarium with comfortable sitting area, stone fireplace,  tropical plants (This is reserved for our weddings.  Very popular for Fall and Winter weddings with the gas logs blazing!)

  • Gazebo with a wicker sitting area (The favorite place for outdoor weddings.)

  • Round Garden roses, flowers, blue spruce trees, shrubs with slate sitting area

  • Decks over 1,500 square feet of decks and walkways

  • Walking paths, five different trails meander through the wooded mountain side

  • Lending Library of Books, Video movies, table games, croquet

 

CHECK  DATES/RESERVE

Call 540-947-2468

 

 


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