Lynchburg family's hunt for log cabin in Amherst Co. featured on HGTV show

The family chose the Amherst County home with nearly 26 acres of land and listed for about $490,000 (WSET)

AMHERST Co., Va. (WSET) -- A local family and realtor just had a shot in the national spotlight, on the HGTV series, 'Log Cabin Living.'

During the series, show producers contact realtors to find a family searching for log cabins, then follow along with them on their hunt.

"[My real estate agent] sent me an email and said, 'hey I got this email from HGTV, would you all be interested in participating?' I said yes and we took it from there," home hunter Samantha Turner said.

Turner, her husband, and two kids were looking for a new home and they wanted one with more space.

"We were living in downtown Lynchburg and there was no place for the kids to go out and play," Turner said.

Cheryl Daffner, a real estate agent from Forest, was also featured in the show that was recorded over the summer and just aired the last weekend in February.

"It was a lot of work," Daffner said. "You had a camera pretty much in your face for three days straight, but it definitely was a great experience for me."

Daffner showed the Turner's three homes in the show; two were in the Smith Mountain Lake area and one was in Amherst County. The family chose the Amherst County home with nearly 26 acres of land and listed for about $490,000.

"I think we got to show the nation what a beautiful area it is that we do live in," Daffner said. "I think a lot of people who live here their entire lives take it for granted. It’s a beautiful place to raise your children and to retire and I was proud to represent it."

The Turner's say they plan to stay in their Amherst County log cabin home for a long time.

"We love it, it feels like home, and it has since the beginning," Turner said.

If you would like to watch the full episode click here.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off