A little “peace” of heaven just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Pilot's Perch, at a Glance

Luxurious log cabin in the mountains with long range views of the Virginia/North Carolina piedmont and Pilot Mountain from almost every room. 

Tucked away in the mountains, yet a short drive away to attractions in Mount Airy, Hillsville, Galax and all along the Blue Ridge Parkway.



Sleeps Up To

Hot Tub


Pet Friendly

Property Details

‘Pilot’s Perch’ sits atop the mountain in a beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle, but within a short distance to area attractions. The cabin is named after Pilot Mountain, which both decks face, and the fact that the cabin appears to literally “perch” on the side of the mountain. Located just off Highway 52, about 3.5 miles from Mile Marker 199 off the Blue Ridge Parkway; this log cabin home is furnished with everything you need for a perfect romantic get-away, family vacation, or to get away from it all for some much-needed rest and relaxation.

Log Cabin – Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of Pilot Mountain, the Piedmont and valley below in this charming and tastefully decorated cabin with vaulted ceilings and wall of windows and glass doors.

Hot Tub – Enjoy the breathtaking views as the 6-person hot tub washes away life’s stresses.

180 Degree Panoramic Views – 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.

2 Spacious Decks – Unwind in the old-timey cedar rocking chairs, snuggle by the fire pit on the sectional sofa or relax in the hot tub, rain or shine, as the spacious lower deck is covered. Savor wine from a local winery and nibble on cheese and crackers while savoring the view from the exterior dining table or take in the breathtaking panoramic views while watching the birds glide below you from the Adirondack chairs on the upper deck.

Fire Pit – Cuddle on the sectional sofa in front of the gas fire pit while sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the city night lights.

Garage – Bikers and cyclists will appreciate the security of the garage and paved driveways after a long ride enjoying the mountain scenery.

Hiking, Biking, Cycling, Fishing, Wineries, Festivals and Other Fun Activities – Enjoy a picnic beside a covered bridge, climb waterfalls, and spend the afternoon fishing in one of the two ponds in our development. Enjoy a variety of things nearby: winery tours and tastings, historical icons such as Mabry Mill, horseback riding, hiking and biking trails, Mayberry Days, Hillsville Flea Market, FloydFest, Autumn Leaves Festival, or just relax and do nothing at the cabin.

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 wonderful memories.

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All weekend stays have a 3 night minimum.

No pets! No smoking! No exceptions!

Must be 24 years old or older to reserve the cabin. Limited Sunday check-ins.

**Reservation is not finalized until signed, initialed reservation agreement and photo ID are received by owner, and owner has had an opportunity to personally speak with potential guest on the phone.**

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund unless we are able to re-reserve the nights of your stay.  If we are able to re-reserve all or a portion of the nights of your reservation for the exact same price, we will refund you for the nights we were able to re-reserve.

Payment Information

50% of Total Reservation Amount (not including Security/Damage Deposit) is due at time of the Reservation.  The remaining 50% and Security/Damage Deposit is due 45 days prior to your Reservation.  If Reservation is made within 45 days of your Stay, 100% of the Reservation Amount and Security/Damage Deposit is due.  Reservations paid with a credit card will have an added Administrative Fee of 3% of the Total Reservation Amount added to the Total Reservation Amount.

Security/Damage Deposit

The Security/Damage Deposit is refunded to you as soon as my housekeeper or we have been to the cabin and it is determined that no damage has been made to the cabin and/or property, inside or out, and nothing is missing from the cabin and/or property.

Travel Insurance

Pilot’s Perch strongly encourages travelers to buy travel insurance for any trip they take. This is for you, the guest, as oftentimes unexpected circumstances occur that can cause you to need to delay your trip, or even may keep you from taking your trip altogether. For example, you or someone in your group may get sick, you or someone in your group may be involved in an accident, or some other unexpected circumstance could occur. Any trip, no matter how well thought out and planned, can run into complications. Be sure to check your existing credit cards, as well as your home owners’ insurance, as you may already be covered and you’re just not aware you have it. However, it may be incomplete, so call and make sure what it covers and what it does not cover. If you don’t have a credit card that already has trip insurance, or your homeowners’ insurance policy does not include travel insurance, be sure to shop around and choose the trip insurance that best fits your needs. No matter where you obtain travel insurance, make sure to carefully read the terms and conditions for your policy. We recommend you check out the following:

  • Travelguard.com
  • Insuremytrip.com
  • Csatravelprotection.com
  • Squaremouth.com
  •  Travelprotection.insure
  • Tripinsurance.com

Security Camera Notice

Pilot’s Perch utilizes an exterior surveillance camera for security reasons. It is unable to capture any interior images or any images on either deck. It 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.