Comments from Guests

"We had a wonderful time and the house was a joy to stay in...loved the house."
Richmond, Virgnia


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"We (husband, 5 year old son, and I) just returned from our first Maple Festival and stay at the Vance's guest house. The guest house is a lovingly restored home, not a "rental". We've never stayed anywhere so beautifully prepared, with such attention to detail. This is especially true in the kitchen which has everything you might need.

The farm is the perfect confluence of mountains, river, and pasture; wonderful for walking and exploring, enjoying the company of chickens and horses along the way. And if you love the night sky, this is about as dark and star-filled as it gets in Virginia.

Robin and Nancy indeed will make you feel right at home. You will get to know Highland County in a way you can't from guidebooks or a museum.

The only drawback of the trip? Having to leave!"

Richmond, Virginia


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"We thoroughly enjoyed the house and property. We had an amazing sunrise and loved meeting the horses, chickens, and deer."
Charlotte, North Carolina


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"What a great stay! We love the restoration and enjoyed hearing the history behind the house."
Seagrove, North Carolina


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"Every spot, every corner was filled with attention to details. We loved your getaway."
Flowery Branch, Georgia


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"Our time here was even better than we expected...very comfortable. We felt at home from the moment we stepped inside."
Alexandria, Virginia

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"Your Guest House was so convenient for the Maple Festival! We felt at home - everything we needed was available."
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


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"Thanks so much for your hospitality...we can't wait to see the restoration of your next room."
Hanover, Virginia

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"Thank you, Robin & Nancy! Your house is beautiful and immaculate and it was just perfect for our bicycling vacation since there are so many scenic rides around here."
Milton, New Hampshire


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"Superb location; wonderful scenery for miles around. The old farm house has been restored to a magnificent level, with the greatest attention to detail....I cannot thank Nancy & Robin enough for such a wonderful welcome."
Devon, United Kingdom


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"What can we say but that we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay! In fact, a little too much: we didn't want to leave! Thanks for the stories and the fresh veggies. We will be back soon."
Smithfield, North Carolina


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"A little piece of heaven on earth! From the moment we laid eyes on this beautiful farm house in the lush Virginia mountains, we knew we were in for an adventure."
Sugar Grove, Ohio


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"Not sure if it is getting easier or harder to leave, but we always know we'll be back!"
Richmond, Virgnia

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"When God provided us with a beautiful double rainbow directly over the house, we knew this was going to be a blessed time in the mountains!"
Spotsylvania, Virginia


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"My stay was wonderful. Your Guest House is outstanding. I grew up in rural Indiana and it took me back to many fun memories. I feel that today's youth should experience this life growing up."
Clearwater, Florida

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"Third visit and as usual, fantastic! We always enjoy Robin's stories."
Smithfield, North Carolina

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"We had a great few days of relaxation here, especially without cell phone service!"
                                                                       Arlington, Virginia

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"Our long weekend here has been beautiful, restful, and refreshing! Many hours to do almost nothing in the country has been a real treat. Walks around the property, reading under a tree, quiet meals together - all contributed to our delightful time here. We especially appreciated the time to be unplugged. No access to cell service or wifi cut off any chance to be distracted by things outside this place."
                                                                                                                               Bridgewater, Virginia

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"Thank yo for your gracious hospitality. We had such a lovely time. Next time we will stay longer."
                                                                                                                             Ellicott City, Maryland

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The house is absolutely beautiful and we loved learning about its history.  My 2-year-old son loved feeding the chickens, horses, and fish, and the daily rides in the back of the truck to the river to throw rocks!"
                                                                                                                                  Smithfield, Virginia

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"Lovely place for us to stay. Thanks so much for the care an attention you've put into fixing up the house, while keeping it very local."
                                                                                                                                      Roanoke, Virgnia

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"Thank you so very much for your amazing hospitality. Our stay has been nothing short of magical."
                                                                                                                               Front Royal, Virginia

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"It has been an absolute gift to stay here this weekend...a much-needed retreat from hectic lives."
                                                                                                                            Harrisonburg, Virginia

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"Thank you for everything. We can hardly believe you share this gorgeous place."
                                                                                                                                 Rockville, Maryland

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