Rental Cabin in Amissville

Rental Cabin in Amissville

Enjoy our rental cabin in Amissville Virginia

Poe's Mountain Lodge is a luxury cabin in Amissville Virginia. Sitting on 25 acres of private land you'll find our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, luxury cabin perfect for your weekend escape, family vacation, or romantic get-away.

Amissville is an unincorporated community in Rappahannock County in the U.S. state of Virginia. It is located on U.S. Route 211 about halfway between Warrenton and the small town of Washington, Virginia. Amissville was first settled by French Huguenots and the English. In about 1763, Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron granted tracts of land to Joseph Bayse and Joseph Amiss. Joseph Amiss distributed his land among his four sons, William, Gabriel, Philip, and Thomas. The Amissville post office was established on October 2, 1810, with Thomas Amiss acting as its first postmaster. The area was still largely inhabited by the Amiss and Bayse families, and both families wanted the town to be named in their own honor. An election was held, and by a one vote margin it became Amissville and not Bayseville.

Amissville is near the site of a minor action involving George A. Custer's Michigan Brigade of cavalry following the Confederate loss at Gettysburg. Longstreet's corps was retreating from Pennsylvania through the Thornton Gap and down the Richmond Road towards Culpeper. Custer attacked with artillery from the southern slope of Battle Mountain, but his forces were vastly outnumbered and forced to retreat north and east over Battle Mountain to Amissville.

Poe's Mountain Lodge (rental cabin in Amissville Virginia) is minutes from Gray Ghost Vineyards. Gray Ghost, a family owned and operated winery, is placing Virginia on the international wine map by producing internationally acclaimed wines from immaculate vineyards. All grapes are hand-picked and wine is aged in premium oak barrels. Full-bodied reds are unfiltered and lighter-styled wines are fermented at lower temperatures to enhance fruit character. This emphasis on quality resulted in Gray Ghost being named "Best of the East" by Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine four consecutive years!

Our rental cabin in Amissville Virginia is located in Rappahannock County. Rappahannock County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The name "Rappahannock" comes from the Algonquian word lappihanne (also noted as toppehannock), meaning "river of quick, rising water" or "where the tide ebbs and flows."

Rappahannock County was founded 1656 from part of Lancaster County, and became extinct in 1692 when it was separated to form Essex County and Richmond County. The currently existing Rappahannock County was founded by an act of the Virginia General Assembly in 1833. The county's land was carved from Culpeper County. The county was named for the river that separates it from Fauquier County.

Less than 10 minutes down the road  from our rental cabin in Amissville Virginia you will find Washington, Virginia. Washington is a town in Rappahannock County, Virginia. It is noted for being the oldest of the 28 towns and villages by the name of Washington in the United States of America. The site of this town was surveyed by George Washington himself in July of 1749. Its population was just 183 people at the 2000 census. It is also the county seat of Rappahannock County[3]. It is nicknamed Little Washington to avoid confusion because of its proximity to Washington, D.C., which lies only 70 miles (110 km) east.

‎The Town of Washington was formerly the location of a trading post utilized by frontier families and members of the resident Manahoac tribe. All of the territory in and around the current town was under the ownership of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron. In 1748, Lord Fairfax met a 16 year-old George Washington, a distant relative of his. Being impressed by his character, Fairfax employed Washington to survey his lands west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. On 24 July 1749, the town layout as it appears today was surveyed and platted by Washington with the assistance of his chainmen John Lonem and Edward Corder as part of his service to Fairfax. The village was officially established as a Town by the Virginia General Assembly on December 14, 1795 when it gained the requisite population of 200. Records from an 1835 gazetteer state that the town contained one academy, fifty-five dwellings, four mercantile stores, two taverns, one house of worship, twenty-seven trade shops, and two large flour mills.
During the Civil War, a home on the town's Main Street served as a Confederate Hospital. In the late 19th century when rail became the main method of trade, the main east-west railway route of the time was constructed north of town through the accessible Thoroughfare Gap. Washington was relatively unaffected by the Industrial Age and thus the current town is quite similar to the one of 150 years ago. By the start of the 20th century the population had reached nearly 500, supporting businesses such as three garages and a barber shop.
Currently, the town is probably most known for The Inn at Little Washington, a five-star restaurant, inn, and member of the Relais & Chateaux group. As such it attracts a high-paying clientele from Washington, D.C. and its suburbs. Largely due to its influence, the town is home to several rather expensive shops, bed and breakfasts and restaurants. Dining aside, the town also attracts many hikers that come into the county from the east en route for day hikes or weekend camping trips.