Take Your Team on a Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat!
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- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
A serene, scenic setting for milestone events: Off-site retreats. Family reunions. Overflow space for out-of-town kin at weddings or funerals. Enjoy a private bedroom , or wander over 300 acres of woodland, and meadow. Gather together in
the great room. Talk privately in the office.
Visit nearby attractions. In less than 25 minutes you can be at Liberty University, the D-Day Memorial, Blue Ridge Parkway, James River, or Holy Land USA.
Smith Mountain Lake, Roanoke, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and the Booker T. Washington National Monument are less than an hour away.
Economize by cooking for yourself, or splurge by calling on a local catering service. There's even a five-star restaurant three miles away -- but you will need to make reservations for the Mill Stone Tea Room!
Sit on the deck after dinner, and watch the sun set behind the Peaks of Otter. Then enjoy DVDs (or PowerPoint presentations!) on the flatscreen monitor.
Rally your team in the spacious great room, with more than 600 square feet of floor space. Or, have private meetings and check your e-mail in the conference room. Bring a spirit of adventure, and take home a harvest of memories.
~~~ Accidental Breakage Insurance. Please read carefully ! ~~~
1. We no longer require a damage deposit is $500.
2. Instead, we now charge guests a flat-rate $49.07 accidental breakage insurance fee. This shows up as a 'Shipping' fee on the bill.
3. To reserve your place, pay for it using our secure online credit card merchant account. We will e-mail you the link. If you cancel with less than 30 days notice, owner may keep the rental fee, but will refund the accidental breakage insurance fee. Please call if circumstances compel you to change your plans. Owner will reschedule if an alternate date is available.
4. Upon rental request, the renter will receive a link to a secure third-party online service enabling them to pay by credit card.
5. CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation must be received 30 days prior to arrival or rentals paid are forfeit.
* The Forest Service does not permit ATVs in the national park.
Keywords: Lodge, Blue Ridge, Bedford, Lynchburg, Liberty University, Peaks of Otter, hiking
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15
- Double Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Free Long Distance
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Our family from 4 States and overseas stayed here for my daughter's graduation at Liberty University. Great home and very comfortable. We enjoyed the property and built a good bonfire to roast marshmallows. We never could figure out the Internet and the landline didn't work, so it forced us to spend time together playing games and enjoying ourselves. The owner lives in the property next door so we weren't worried if we needed help. Would definitely go back! A short 25 minute drive to Lynchburg with gorgeous scenery.
- Guest Bee
- Date of stay 05/10/13
- Review Submitted 05/25/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Smedley's Orchard Lodge
Smedley's Orchard Lodge
I can't forget this place, even though I was last there 25 years ago! Tom himself is the sterling host that makes the trip an easy drive. We picked apples, baked pie and enjoyed a tour of the packing plant. As a photographer, I snagged some really typical Appalachian images- smoke mornings and more. Tom. Send me your e-mail and I'll send you some pics.
- Guest The Moodster
- Date of stay 04/14/10
- Review Submitted 04/14/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
Owner response: Happy memories created here! We now let the deer dine on the apples, and have some wonderful new guest houses, but the scenery and wildlife continue to draw great people to our corner of paradise.
Dec. - Oct, .. $300/night .... $1500/week Nov ........... (1 week min) .. $3000/week Accidental Breakage Insurance . $49.07 Local and state taxes: 10% of rental fee.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 1970
About: Urban and regional planner retired to raise apples, cattle, and children. A passionate outdoorsman, he enjoys welcoming people who share his appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tom Smedley views Appalachia as 'the playground for megalopolis.' In less than three hours, residents of Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, or the North Carolina Triad and Triangle areas, can find clean air, mountains, wildlife, and breathing room.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
This facility is made to order for larger groups. Six couples and three of their children can retreat to private bedrooms, mingle with co-workers or kin in the great room, have private conversations in a small office, or hike the 300+ acres with kissing cousins. Listen to the music of Overstreet Creek. Lift your eyes to horizons many miles away, clearly visible in the transparent air. Watch the clouds playing tag with the mountain tops. See new birds on south- and north-facing hillsides. Let us help you make your milestone events truly memorable.
- Primary: (540) 425-3750 Cell
- Secondary: (540) 586-2812
Links to more information:
Back / deck view
Office / small conference room
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Date last modified - Friday, May 24, 2013