FALL IS HERE, WHICH MEANS FALL FOLIAGE AND COOLER TEMPERATURES!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE COOLER TEMPERATURES! FALL IS A GREAT TIME OF YEAR TO RELAX IN THE HOT TUB OR SNUGGLE BY THE FIRE PIT WHILE SIPPING A GLASS OF WINE AND TAKING IN THE AWE-MAZING VIEWS OFFERED AT PILOT'S PERCH. WE’RE ALREADY TAKING LATE FALL AND EARLY WINTER BOOKINGS, SO TAKE A PEAK AT OUR CALENDAR, CHOOSE SOME DATES, AND COME STAY WITH US SOON!!
***3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED FOR ALL WEEKEND RESERVATIONS***
Enjoy the awe-mazing mountain views from two large decks with stainless steel cable deck rails that give an almost totally unobstructed view of the Piedmont and valley below.
Enjoy the breathtaking views as the 6-person hot tub washes away life’s stresses.
Cuddle on the sectional sofa in front of the gas fire pit while sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the city night lights.
Unwind in the old-timey cedar rocking chairs on the spacious lower deck or on the Adirondack chairs of the upper deck and take in the breathtaking view of Pilot Mountain, the valley below, and a long-range view of the Piedmont.
Spend the afternoon fishing in one of the two ponds in our development, enjoy a picnic beside a covered bridge, climb waterfalls, enjoy a variety of things nearby: winery tours and tastings, historical icons such as Mabry Mill, horseback riding, hiking trails, Mayberry Days, Flea Markets, Antique shopping, or just relax and do nothing at the cabin.
Motorcyclists and bikers will appreciate the security of the paved driveways after a long ride enjoying the mountain scenery.
'Pilot's Perch'™ is the perfect log cabin stay for your romantic mountain get-away or quiet and peaceful vacation. This Fancy Gap cabin has it all so come make some beautiful memories!!
Pilot’s Perch utilizes two exterior surveillance cameras for security reasons. They are unable to capture any interior images or any images on either deck. One is located on the front porch by the front door for the surveillance of entrances and exits of the cabin through the front door, possible wild life on the front porch and weather observations. The other is by the storage door down the lower driveway.
NO PETS!! NO SMOKING!! NO EXCEPTIONS!! MUST BE 24 YEARS OLD OR OLDER TO RESERVE CABIN. LIMITED SUNDAY CHECK-INS. CONTACT THE OWNER DIRECTLY BY CALLING 540.307.0470. CHECK OUT PILOT’S PERCH’S FACEBOOK PAGE AND "LIKE" IT TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON DAILY AT PILOT'S PERCH!
**RESERVATION IS NOT FINALIZED UNTIL SIGNED, INITIALED RESERVATION AGREEMENT AND PHOTO ID IS RECEIVED BY OWNER AND OWNER HAS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PERSONALLY SPEAK WITH POTENTIAL GUEST ON THE PHONE**
About Tannya and Blake Hughes:
We honeymooned at “Pilot’s Perch”™ when we were married in April 2014. We so enjoyed our time here, and were so relaxed and refreshed after our stay, that we knew we would have to come back some time. That return visit happened in November 2017. During our stay this second time, we were presented with the most wonderful opportunity of potentially purchasing “Pilot’s Perch”™ log cabin as our very own personal vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. How cool is that?!?! We thought it would be very cool to own the place where we honeymooned!!! We were very excited about this opportunity and began extensive conversations with the then owners of “Pilot’s Perch”™, Clint and Roxanne. Since we loved “Pilot’s Perch”™ so much, we decided to make it our very own home away from home. It has given us much joy to make this purchase and we are looking forward to having such a quiet and peaceful place we can go to and get away from all the stress of our normal, daily lives and relax and unwind. We are looking forward to making many beautiful, new and happy memories at the cabin. We are blessed to be able to share “Pilot’s Perch”™ with you and hope you will enjoy the cabin as much as we do and make many beautiful, new and happy memories here as well. The cabin is beautifully furnished and decorated with all the conveniences of home, but we will continue to update and add amenities to enhance our guests' mountain log cabin experience. You will find the only negative thing about “Pilot’s Perch'™ is having to leave it to go home.
Why Tannya and Blake Hughes chose Fancy Gap:
That view!!! We chose the Fancy Gap cabin for its breathtaking views and close proximity to our Virginia family as we live in Fort Worth, Texas. It is also great that we are minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Pilot’s Perch™ is really close and accessible to many area attractions. The cabin is 25 minutes from Mount Airy, NC to the south (Andy Griffith's hometown) and 25 minutes from Galax, VA to the north (lots of antique stores and quaint shops). There are several wineries nearby: Chateau Morrisette (our favorite), JoLo Winery (our second favorite) West Wind Winery, Shelton Vineyards, Iron Heart and Old North State Winery. Mabry Mill is just a short scenic ride down the Parkway and the New River Trail State Park is only a short drive up I-77. 'Pilot's Perch'™ is located in an area in which you can always find something to do or you can just relax and enjoy doing nothing.
What makes this Cabin unique:
'Pilot's Perch'™ has two large decks, both of which offer amazing views of the Piedmont, Sauratown Mountain, Hanging Rock Mountain and Pilot Mountain, the cabin's namesake. On clear days, you can actually see the tops of the skyscrapers in Winston-Salem, NC which are approximately 52 miles away. The cabin is furnished with some really unique furniture and accessories that were hand-picked especially for the cabin. We have also tried to provide all the conveniences of home. Chances are, if you have it at home, you'll find it at 'Pilot's Perch'™. The development in which the cabin is located has 2 ponds for our guests' enjoyment. (You should see the size of the catfish in one of them!) There is a covered bridge over a nearby stream with picnic tables where visitors may enjoy a picnic lunch. We have waterfalls for you to enjoy climbing, and it is an everyday occurrence to see wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife around the cabin and in the development. You might even spot an occasional black bear!
|Zip Code: 24328|
|Nearest Airport||Piedmont Triad International Airport||75 miles|
|Nearest Golf||Skyland Lakes Golf Club||7 miles|
|Nearest Motorway||I-77||6 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||The Gap Deli||4 miles|
|Nearest Ski||Winterplace Snow Skiing||90 miles|
About 15 miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry USA); Conveniently located to Parkway attractions, including Blue Ridge Music Center; Chateau Morrisette (our favorite winery); Meadows of Dan; Mabry Mill (one of the most photographed places on the Blue Ridge Parkway); Levering Orchard (outdoor theatre); Cana, VA's Applewood Music Center; Olde Mill Golf Course; Historic Hillsville; Rex Theater; Raft & Kayak at New River Trail State Park 15 minutes North on I-77; Whitewater Rafting in Beckley, WV; and Snow Skiing at Winterplace. Special events nearby: FloydFest, Hillsville Flea Market, Annual Mayberry Days, Autumn Leaves Festival (Mt. Airy), Wine Down the Music Trail and the Annual Fiddler's Convention (Galax).
If you enjoy wine tasting, nearby wineries include: our favorite, Chateau Morrisette (tours, tastings, special events & great fine dining restaurant); JoLo Winery; Shelton Vineyards; Old North State Winery; and West Wind Winery.
Ceiling Fans; Beautiful Quilts on Each Bed; Luxurious Sheets and Linens; Large Flat Screen HD TV Mounted on Stone Fireplace in Living Room that is connected to a DVD Player; Flat Screen TV in Downstairs Suite; Stainless Appliances, Flat Top Stove; Mood Lighting Over Kitchen Cabinets; Crock Pot, Blender, Electric Frying Pan - Everything for the Avid Cook in your Family; Landscaped Yard; Two Paved Driveways; Two Spacious Decks Complete with Adirondack Chairs, Over-sized Cedar Rockers, Sectional Sofa, Hot Tub and Gas Fire Pit; Outdoor Dining Table; Gas Grill; Front Porch with Wood Bench and Barrel-O-Flowers; Free Local Calls, Wi-Fi Internet.
Pilot’s Perch utilizes two exterior surveillance cameras for security reasons. They are unable to capture any interior images or any images on either deck. One is located on the front porch by the front door for the surveillance of entrances and exits of the cabin through the front door, possible wild life on the front porch and weather observations. The other is located by the storage door down the lower driveway.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$225 - $265||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Standard Nightly Rate 14-Mar-2022 - 31-Jan-2024||$225||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Valentine's Day ~ 2023 09-Feb-2023 - 13-Feb-2023||$240||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Memorial Day ~ Hillsville Flea Mkt ~ 2023 24-May-2023 - 29-May-2023||$265||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Houston Fest ~ 2023 08-Jun-2023 - 11-Jun-2023||$240||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Independence Day ~ 2023 29-Jun-2023 - 04-Jul-2023||$240||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Smoke on the Mountain ~ 2023 20-Jul-2023 - 23-Jul-2023||$240||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|FloydFest ~ 2023 25-Jul-2023 - 30-Jul-2023||$240||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Galax Fiddlers' Convention ~ 2023 29-Jul-2023 - 07-Aug-2023||$240||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Labor Day ~ Hillsville Flea Mkt ~ 2023 30-Aug-2023 - 05-Sep-2023||$265||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Mayberry Days ~ 2023 13-Sep-2023 - 24-Sep-2023||$240||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|October ~ Leaves Change Colors ~ 2023 01-Oct-2023 - 31-Oct-2023||$240||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Autumn Leaves Festival ~ 2023 12-Oct-2023 - 15-Oct-2023||$250||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Thanksgiving ~ 2023 22-Nov-2023 - 26-Nov-2023||$265||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Christmas ~ 2023 20-Dec-2023 - 26-Dec-2023||$265||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|New Year's ~ 2024 27-Dec-2023 - 02-Jan-2024||$240||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Administrative Fee||Required||3.5%||One time|
|Carroll County Transient Occupancy Tax||Required||5%||One time|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$100||One time|
|Security Deposit (Refundable)||Required||$200||One time|
|VA Sales & Use Tax||Required||6%||One time|
Absolutely breathtaking cabin and views!! I appreciated the owners taking the time to make sure all of our questions were answered and recommending some wonderful restaurants. We can't wait to return!!
Stayed October, 2022
Just pure relaxation and beauty …..cabin is perfect!
Stayed October, 2022
My sister and I traveled to Pilot’s Perch for a sisters reunion. She drove from PA to Fancy Gap and I drove west and north from Durham, NC. The cabin has every amenity one could wish for and the icing on the cake was the hot tub! The view is breathtaking. My main requirements for a comfortable rental are good beds and comfortable furniture and Pilot’s Perch provided both. The cabin was spotless. It was like entering a model home. So tastefully decorated but warm and cozy.
Stayed October, 2022
This cabin was more than we thought it would be. Very high standards of decor and cleanliness. It just seemed to suit us and we relaxed like we have not relaxed in 45 years of marriage. We really do appreciate having the opportunity to come to a place like ‘pilots perch too’ …and the views were incredible. we will recommend this to our friends. Thanks again for everything. It was very very beautiful.
Stayed October, 2022
It was a pleasure to meet you both in person upon your arrival of the cabin. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed the cabin, the views and were able to relax during your stay. We love hearing when our guests enjoy the views and the cabin as much as we do. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review your stay with us. We truly appreciate your high praise and 5-Star rating. We look forward to welcoming you back to the cabin when time and schedules permit. Until then, take care. ~Tannya & Blake
My husband and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary at Pilots Perch this year. I stumbled across the listing and I'm so glad that I did. The views were amazing and it's so peaceful. Multiple deer walked up very close to us on a hike to the waterfall, and two mornings in a row we witnessed hawks kettling while we had our coffee on the balcony. We hiked on the property every day and drove the Blue Ridge Parkway to Mabry Mill but we honestly could have stayed in the cabin our entire 4 day stay and I would have been happy. Tannya and Blake were great hosts! We hope to return again in the future!
Stayed October, 2022
Great property, quiet with beautiful views.
Stayed June, 2022
This cabin was beautifully decorated and well maintained. The views were breathtaking whether you were relaxing on the deck or the living room. We will definitely be back!
Stayed June, 2022
My wife and I. wanted to rent a place within an easy drive of the New River Bike Trail. We came across this listing on VRBO, and I have learned to listen to my Heaven based travel agent, and so glad I did. We could have spent the week at the house and still had an amazing vacation. I am an early riser, so sitting on the deck watching the Valley below wake up and come to life with all the birds singing and fog rising, as the sun changed the colors of the landscape was surreal. The Jacuzzi was a great way to end our day after bike riding or hiking among the wild horses of Grayson Highland State Park. Want a lazy day, just drive both directions of the Blue Ridge Parkway, or spend the day in Mt Airy NC (Mayberry). Tannya was a great host who goes that extra mile and prepares a very thorough description of the area and house amenities. This is very helpful for those like us who were not familiar with the area. I have the ability now to work from anywhere, and I am serious when I say you could rent this place and work from there and be happy with a working vacation. Definitely is better than my current view as I type this review. Zero regrets or problems with our stay. Enjoy!
Stayed May, 2022
Stayed April, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at pilot‘s perch. The cabin was very clean and very well stocked. THE VIEW WAS AMAZING!!!! The weather was great for the most part although the winds get mighty up there on the mountain. All in all it was a wonderful vacation and I’m very thankful to the owners for allowing us to stay in their home and enjoy that beautiful view and that piece and look forward to booking again next year.
Stayed April, 2022