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Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat

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Skyline Crest is part of a 1,600-acre Blue Ridge Mountain compound.

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville house description

Skyline Crest is a private mountain-top retreat high in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Part of a 1,400-acre gated compound bordering the Shenandoah National Park, the property offers supreme privacy in one of the most spectacular natural settings in the Eastern Mountains. Deer, bear and turkey wander through the forests and open fields. Hawks soar overhead. An elevation of 3,200 feet ensures cool temperatures and constant breezes throughout the summer.

The views from the striking contemporary house are breathtaking - a 120-mile panorama from the level Piedmont in the east, over the near Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah Valley to the distant Alleghenies, fading far into West Virginia. (For photos and video, follow the link to our website - see below, just above 'Owner's Profile.') Five decks, including a spacious rooftop deck, open onto the various daytime vistas - and at night provide for thrilling star-gazing under some of the darkest skies in the Mid-Atlantic.

The house itself (2 bedrooms, 2 full baths) features every modern convenience, including a state-of-the art kitchen, satellite TV and wireless internet. A whole-house generator provides backup power and peace of mind year-round.

Although it feels like a world apart, Skyline Crest is only 35 minutes from Charlottesville and Jefferson's University of Virginia, giving you easy access to all the cultural amenities that a cosmopolitan University community can offer. Also nearby is Wintergreen, the renowned four-season resort, featuring two award-winning golf courses and some of the best skiing and snowboarding south of New England.



Keywords: mountain house, retreat, cabin, getaway

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Pets Considered
                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    6...moreless

                  • Dining
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  Amenities

                  • Fireplace:

                    Vermont Castings wood stove - opens to function as fireplace....moreless

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Living Room
                  • Heating
                  • Towels Provided

                  Other Amenities

                      • Unmatched panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain and Shenandoah Valley views - especially from the spacious roof top deck. Miles of hiking trails in the 1,600-acre compound of which this property is a part. Easy access to the Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail. Modern, fully equipped accommodations. Whole-house generator with automatic transfer switch...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Television

                      Communications

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Telephone
                      • Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Jetted Tub

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Balcony
                          • Deck / Patio

                          Theme

                          • Adventure
                          • Away From It All

                          Location & View

                              • Mountain View

                              Activities

                              • Museums
                              • Mountain Biking
                              • Snowmobiling
                              • Hiking
                              • Skiing
                              • Golf
                              • Swimming
                              • Rock Climbing
                              • Cycling
                              • Hot Air Ballooning
                              • Tennis
                              • Wildlife Viewing
                              • Sledding
                              • Shopping
                              • Sight Seeing
                              • Antiquing
                              • Walking
                              • Scenic Drives
                              • Bird Watching
                              • Winery Tours
                              • Cinemas
                              • Restaurants
                              • Live Theater
                              • Zoo
                              • Fishing
                              • Snowboarding
                               

                              Reviews

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                              Sun-Thu:   $225/nt for 1-2; $285/nt for 3-4;(min. 2 nts.)
                              Fri & Sat: $265/nt for 1-2; $350/nt for 3-4;(min. 2 nts.)
                              Weekly rates from $1450 for 1-2.
                              Holiday rates higher - please call or email.  Prices do not include taxes.
                              Pets welcome - but we do charge a $50 pet fee to cover extra cleaning costs.
                              Please note that in addition to the 2 bedrooms there is a queen sofabed in the LR.
                              (Occupancy of up to 6 guests considered upon request.)
                              

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                              Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                              Location

                              30.5 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Charlottesville Albemarle Aiport
                              23 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Amtrak Station
                              32 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Wintergreen Resort
                              7.5 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Fardowners Restaurant

                              Car: Necessary

                              Within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail and its vast network of side trails within the Shenandoah National Park.

                              The area around Charlottesville is host to many distinguished wineries, and there is a first-class micro-brewery right at the foot of the mountain. Local orchards offer peach picking in late summer, apples in the fall. Springtime is for ripe strawberries and raspberries.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 1986

                              About the owner: I'm a Charlottesville/Albemarle County native. Both my parents' families were peach orchardists - my father grew up at the base of this mountain near the little town of Crozet. As boys, he and his brothers would often hike up to the top - to take in the spectacular views and exult in the feeling of being on top of the world. My wife and I built this house in 1986 as our weekend retreat (and completely remodeled it in 2009). We live in Charlottesville, where I'm a farm and estate broker and she is a professor of English at UVa. We have one daughter, who is a student at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • Skyline Crest is part of a 1,600-acre Blue Ridge Mountain compound.

                                Skyline Crest is part of a 1,600-acre Blue Ridge Mountain compound.

                              • The house opens onto the unspoiled ridges of the Shenandoah National Park.

                                The house opens onto the unspoiled ridges of the Shenandoah National Park.

                              • Every modern convenience, including a state-of-the-art kitchen.

                                Every modern convenience, including a state-of-the-art kitchen.

                              • Raised platform bed in MBR lets you wake up to the expansive views.

                                Raised platform bed in MBR lets you wake up to the expansive views.

                              • Five decks, including a dramatic rooftop deck

                                Five decks, including a dramatic rooftop deck

                              • One view from the rooftop deck - looking north toward Washington DC.

                                One view from the rooftop deck - looking north toward Washington DC.

                              • Spacious living room with great wall of glass facing the mountains.

                                Spacious living room with great wall of glass facing the mountains.

                              • Over an acre of grass lawn surrounds the house.

                                Over an acre of grass lawn surrounds the house.

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                              Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              (434) 295-1402 (Virginia, USA)

                              Speaks: english
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