Dongola Cabin is a secluded, compact 384 square foot cabin designed to be a place for recreating, writing, and relaxing. It sits on the south side of Iron Mountain in the Jefferson National Forest’s Mount Rogers National Recreation Area and takes in the scenic views of Whitetop Mountain and Mount Rogers.
Scenic and historic routes surround Dongola Cabin, including the Appalachian and Virginia Creeper Trails, Route 58 (“The Crooked Road”), the Grayson Highlands State Park and Parkway, Elk Garden balds, and the highest elevated road in Virginia towards the peak of Whitetop Mountain. From Dongola Cabin, outdoor enthusiasts can rent bicycles and lazily ride 15 miles down the Virginia Creeper Trail, take a daylong horseback ride into Mount Rogers, or just take in the vista from Dongola Cabin’s spacious front porch and vintage gliding swing.
Dongola Cabin is ten miles south of Interstate-81 and the town of Chilhowie, Virginia. Atlanta, Charlotte, Roanoke, Richmond, Knoxville, and Washington, DC are each between two to six hours drive. Accommodation includes high speed Internet, full kitchen and laundry facilities. Dongola Cabin provides a space for various kinds of recreation from outdoor pursuits like hiking and to indoor pursuits like writing and relaxation.