Sleeps 8-10 at a great rate with plenty of room to play and relax.
About Pat Vaughn
We purchased the home and farm from family in 2003. Since that time we have spent most of our efforts on the farm, rebuilding fences, building barns, etc. In 2015 the time came to remodel the cottage. What fun and treasures we found. The headboard in 'Hidden Quiet', on of the upstairs bedrooms, was the original door between the living room and the kitchen. The platters on the wall in the dining area were old trays found in the attic. You'll even find two of the old windows from the house that are now beautiful works of art, thanks to our friend Cappy Spangler. We tried to reuse as much of the furniture as we could. So, with a little elbow grease, paint and fabric, we are pleased with the results. Overall the restoration was a journey back through Garver and Minnie's lives. A gift we will always treasure.
Pat Vaughn purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why Pat Vaughn chose Willis
Est. 2015 -- Welcome to Buffalo Mountain Getaway, a vacation cottage nestled near the Buffalo Mountain in Floyd County, VA. Stay in our beautifully decorated cottage and enjoy a little taste of the country. Situated on a real working beef farm, you're most likely to have a few of our residents checking you out as well. We operate the Buffalo Mountain Cattle Company, specializing in Chiangus Beef. Our farm is home to our cow-calf operation and was the original home place of Garver and Minnie Vaughn, grandparents to owner, Bradley Vaughn. Bradley farms full time, taking care of more than 600 acres of land and 85 breed cows. Most of the cows have names and though they are born to breed, they are also family. A few of our favorites include Minnie, Socks, Spot, America and of course Ms. Hazel, named after Bradley's mother. We have 4 bulls, all of Chiangus Purebred stock. Danicus, Bolagrius, Leonitus and Fletcher live a life of leisure and are fairly calm. They can be a little cantankerous during breeding, but for the most part are gentle giants.
What makes this Cottage unique
Enjoy some time on the Farm o Trout Fishing – Buffalo Mountain Getaway is located on Burks Fork Creek, a stocked trout stream where fishing is available year round. o Catfish Fishing -- Buffalo Mountain Getaway also includes a stocked pond with catfish, bluegill and crappies. It's a mile up the the first pond you see, but the second at 2339. o Hike Buffalo Mountain – Once you reach the summit, you'll enjoy views from Virginia to North Carolina. o Meet the Animals – Buffalo Mountain Getaway is part of the original Vaughn Farm and is home to more than 150 head of beef cattle and a sweet barn cat named Goldie.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Rules required to be followed
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Absolutely the Best!! 😁
From the moment we saw the cottage, we were thrilled. There was an almost instant calm and relaxing feel. Even my 2 toy poodles were so relaxed that I took them off their leashes and they were completely content to stay in the yard, especially my one dog that is prone to running off when given the chance. It was like Home but even better. The Mountain view was spectacular and being on a working cattle farm. Several calf's were born while we were there and one was named after one of my sons. We plan to return asap and hopefully for a longer stay. Everyone should put this delightful cottage on their “wishlist” for places to stay.
perfect for our visit
Great place to go.
We enjoyed every thing. The beds were comfy. I really liked the decor. Lots of new ideas.
The home was adorable! We were greeted by the sweetest kitty “Goldie”. She lives outside but loves to visit with the new comers. The house has been redone in a cottage motif. It was very homey and comfortable. We had everything they said we would have on the site including milk, orange juice and plenty of coffee and tea. The best part of our experience was with the Vaughn’s themselves. Because they own Buffalo Mountain Cattle Co. we were able to be cow hands for a couple of days and that was an amazing experience. You didn’t have to help them but my daughter and I wanted too. It was very relaxing there so if that’s your thing you’d be at the right place. We were also close to Floyd for shopping and the Blue Ridge Parkway for any other adventures you might want to have. We are definitely going back soon!! The Vaughn’s are a wonderful family!
Buffalo Mountain Cottage was super. We arrived to milk and orange juice in the fridge and cereal in the cabinet. The cabin was clean and the beds very comfortable. One of the best VRBO places I've stayed in.
A calf was born our first night there in the barn in the back. What fun. We would love to come back.
We loved our stay
Nice place to getaway from all of the things that we have come to live with. Great place to just enjoy nature should love to visit again
On the Farm
o Trout Fishing – Buffalo Mountain Getaway is located on Burks Fork Creek, a stocked trout stream where fishing is available year round.
o Catfish Fishing -- Buffalo Mountain Getaway also includes a stocked pond with catfish, bluegill and crappies.
o Meet the Animals – Buffalo Mountain Getaway is part of the original Vaughn Farm and is home to more than 150 head of beef cattle and a sweet barn cat named Goldie.
o Bike Riding – Buffalo Mountain Getaway includes access to bicycles for riding at your own risk.
In the Area
o New River Trail -- New River Trail State Park parallels 39 miles of the New River, the second oldest river in the world and one of the few flowing north.
o Blue Ridge Parkway -- scenic drive with 40 miles of Parkway within its borders, Floyd County has the longest stretch of Parkway in Virginia. For maps and more information: visit their website at www.Blue Ridge Parkway.org
o Mabry Mill -- most photographed spot on the Parkway Historic Grist Mill. Self-guided tours/exhibits on rural Appalachian life. Blue Ridge Parkway MP 176 For more information, visit the restaurant site at www.mabrymillrestaurant.com.
o Chateau Morrisette Winery -- Tasting and Lunch - Open Year Round, Daily Winery tours and tastings, award-winning restaurant, special events. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway MP 171.5 Visit their website at www.thedogs.com.
o Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve -- Public access facilities include a small parking area and a steep 1 mile hiking trail to the summit.
o Old Fiddlers Convention -- Before the second weekend in August each year, lovers of country and mountain music leave their homes in time to be in Galax, VA for the Annual Old Fiddler's Convention.
o Hillsville Annual Labor Day Flea Market -- The Hillsville Flea Market consumes the entire town of Hillsville. Antique dealers, gun dealers and traders of all kinds make this one of the largest shows in the southeast.
o Floyd Fest --Music and Magic in the Mountains! A 5-day celebration of music and art nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Bridging the gap between genres, generations and cultures, the festival features over 100 performers on 10 stages.
o Rock Churches in Floyd -- Visit website at www.stone-churches.com for directions. Constructed from native stones from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the beautiful rock churches in Floyd are three of the six rock churches built in the first half of the 20th century under the leadership of Rev. Bob Childress.
o The Floyd Country Store -- A renowned place to experience authentic Appalachian music, and is home to a group of musicians, flatfoot dancers and cloggers, who are carrying on the tradition of their families who’d pass the time playing music and dancing together. If you get hungry, step up to our lunch counter for fresh homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, pies, cakes, ice cream, and more.
o Chantilly Farm -- Home of the annual Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, Floyd Auto Fair and other great events.
o Floyd Yoga Jam -- 3Day Music, Yoga, & Art Festival on 400 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd County, VA.
o Foggy Ridge Cider -- Discover Our Cider. You won’t find hopped or oak flavored cider; we don’t flavor our hard won cider apples with additions. Instead, we aim to put the orchard in every bottle.
o The Town of Floyd Historic Walking Tour -- Downtown Floyd, Virginia. Visit their website www.floydhistoricalsociety.org, or find brochures available at the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce Office, Floyd Country Store, Floyd Town Office and The Jacksonville Center for the Arts.
o Jim's Grill – Our local diner with plenty of good country food. Located in the small community of Willis, Jim's is between the Village Mart and the Post Office.
o Chateau Morrisette Winery -- Award winning restaurant with outside dining in the warmer months and fireside dining in the colder months. Daily Winery tours and tastings.
o Hardware Bar & Grill -- At the Hardware Bar and Grill, cooking is our passion. We use only the finest and freshest ingredients to create a southern style cuisine to fill your belly and warm your heart.
o Blue Ridge Restaurant
"Just good home style cooking." Located downtown. Fresh pies made daily. Generous portions.
o DJ's Drive-In
Pizza, subs, burgers, corn dogs, all delivered to your vehicle while you wait.
o El Charro Mexican Grill
Authentic Mexican cuisine. (540) 745-5303
o Oddfellas Cantina
"Whole food for whole people." Live music events throughout the week. Indoor and outdoor dining.
o Pine Tavern Restaurant
Traditional Blue Ridge Mountain cuisine. Meals served family style or individually.
o Mickey G's Bistro & Pizzeria
Authentic Italian cuisine.