Rockfish Valley Farm Cottage at Elk Hill Near Wintergreen
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Nellysford guest house description
Rockfish Valley Farm cottage
Stay in the heart of the Rockfish Valley
The Rockfish Valley extends from Afton to Horseshoe Mountain and Brent's Gap. That is 17 miles. Anchored by the Wintergreen Resort at the South end, the Rockfish Valley has become a tourist destination and a lodging for any who prefer it to the motels in Charlottesville and Waynesboro. The anchor to the Valley is the community of Nellysford area and it is a cool place these days.The venues along Rt 151 are discussed elsewhere. The Rockfish Valley Farm guest house is the most unique property along the 17 mile corridor. It's location and appointments deserve your consideration. It is special and will enhance your visit to Nelson County. Your hosts are very knowledgeable and interested in rural heritage tourism and through the Rockfish Valley Foundation have created the Nelson Scenic Loop. Their knowledge and interest will compliment your stay.
This farm manager cottage is located at 668 Rockfish Valley Highway on the 175 acre Rockfish Valley Farm, part of the historic ELK HILL in Nelson County. It lies on the East Side of the Blue Ridge 14 miles south of RT 250 and less than 1 mile north of Devil's Backbone Brewery and Restaurant This working farm is the perfect weekend rural retreat and is also available for WEDDINGS, REUNIONS, UVA EVENTS and good old fashioned ESCAPES. Your home away from home is at the hub of the Rockfish Valley and its Wintergreen Resort, Nelson County wineries and breweries, the Rockfish River trails and the NELSON SCENIC LOOP.
The 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 bath house is 1400 square feet and has been refreshed recently by its current owners. It is furnished much as a 1940s farm house would have been furnished with antique pine furniture, metal frame beds, but with a relaxed sophistication of oriental rugs and modern appliances and electronics.
Charlottesville, Nellysford, Wintergreen, Central Virginia, Virginia 22958 (35 minutes from Charlottesville.and 2 ½ hours from Washington, D. C.) Nellysford is part of the Rockfish Valley near Wintergreen Resort and Afton. The guest house is within a few miles of 6 Nelson County wineries and 3 breweries, 1 planned cidery, restaurants and shops. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Crab Tree Falls, George Washington National Forest, Appalachian Trail are at the back door. Wintergreen Resort with golf, tennis, and winter skiing are only minutes away.
Spectacular 360 panoramic mountain views of 3 Ridge, Black Rock, Horseshoe Mountains and the Blue Ridge. Unforgettable sun rise, sunset, and moon rise, big night sky and the Milky Way. The active farm includes Black Angus cows, renown LILLY the donkey, and two miniature Sicilian donkeys. Caromont goats, Scotish Blackface sheep and chickens in season.
A Bit of History
ELK HILL is an early 19th Century registered historic landmark farm and residence. At one time the estate was 22,000 acres and included the Big Survey known today as Wintergreen Resort. The Farm Manager House located across the road from ELK HILL is part of the Rockfish Valley Farm. It was built in 1945 and expanded in the 1970s. It was constructed by Arthur T Ewing Jr. the oldest son of A T Ewing who raised 6 children with his wife Nannie Noble Coleman Ewing at ELK Hill. Arthur Ewing managed over 10,000 apple trees at Elk Hill and later ran a beef cattle operation. The house was subsequently sold to Uel Gardner, the first snow maker at Wintergreen. Uel was also well known for his herd of belted Galloway cattle which grazed the farm. In 1993, Uel and Sandy Gardner sold the farm to the Holcomb’s who ran an organic farm. They sold the farm in 2005 to the present owners, Betsy and Peter Agelasto. In 2005 the owner put the farm into conservation easements and created the hiking and birding trails.
Keywords: friendly, spacious, updated and smart but historic like grandmother's house
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Guest House
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Gas Fireplace:
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Computer Available:
- Mobile Phone:
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Location & View
panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains is spectacular and nearly 360 degrees. Property located near Wintergreen Resort and 1/2 mile from Bold Rock Cidery, Rockfish Valley Natural History Center and Devil's Backbone Brewery ...moreless
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Ice Skating
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- birding, 1/4 mile is a vet clinic for boarding dogs, trails for walking dogs adjoin; property is located on NELSON SCENIC LOOP www.nelsonscenicloop.com and within 10 miles of 6 wineries, 3 breweries, numerous restaurants and Wintergreen Resort. bold Rock Cidery under construction less than 1/2 mile away....moreless
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the layout of your house is just perfectGuest comment entered by owner
the layout of your house is just perfect
We have been to the area many, many times and never stayed so comfortably! Our son had a great time on the grounds and we all loved spending time with LILLY! The layout of your house is just perfect. We hope to be back very soon and when we do return, we will have another little boy with us ! Thanks
- Guest Wilmington NC
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/08/13
Great property-pics don't do it justice
Great property-pics don't do it justice
This really is a special place. We brought our two year old son up, and we all had a perfect time. We have stayed in many places in the area and never loved the accommodations as much. The house is extremely comfortable. I always bring my own pillow and I did not even use it. The beds are very comfortable. Also, everything was very clean, which meant a lot to me! Loved everything about it! Our son is especially fond of Lily the Donkey! The layout of the house is great too. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on one side of the living area, and two bedrooms and a bath on the other side. Nice for two families. Can't wait to return!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
enjoyed every momentGuest comment entered by owner
enjoyed every moment
We so enjoyed our time at Rockfish Valley Farm and your charming cottage. We all enjoyed every moment and our grandchildren just couldn't decide their favorite activity. Certainly time with LILLY and exploring the river trails were a hit! - so many things to do beside skiing. We can't wait to return. and thanks for sharing the museum with us...what a treat!
- Guest H and W, VA and SC
- Date of stay 02/20/13
- Review Submitted 02/27/13
great family winter vacationGuest comment entered by owner
great family winter vacation
thank you for such a charming place to stay during our family winter vacation. Our entire family has fallen in love with the farm. it's been so mice to feel at home away from home! We cant' wait to come visit again. maybe a spring or summer visit will be next
- Guest N from Roanoke Rapids NC
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 02/23/13
3 fathers and 3 daughters age 4 - ski tripGuest comment entered by owner
3 fathers and 3 daughters age 4 - ski trip
Hunter and Lilzzie - we had a lot of fun staying at the new RVF house! it was a grat ski trip for our first (of hopefully many many) Father-daughter trips. Thanks for the hospitality...Hunter and Lizzie; wonderful home, can't wait until next year. Annie had a blast with Lila and Lizzie. Chad and Addie
- Guest H Adams
- Date of stay 02/25/11
- Review Submitted 02/27/11
rates based on number of people (6-8 max)two night minimum 2 people wkend $400 - one week $900 4 people wkend: $600 - one week $1400 6 people wkend: $850 - one week $1800 8 people with approval wkend $1000 - one week $2000 deposit required. holiday rates are different. NO SMOKING Kitchen stocking and catering available NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
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- Nearest Airport: Charlottesville at 31 Miles
- Nearest Train: charlottesville at 27 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Devil's Backbone at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Wintergreen Resort at 4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Wintergreen / Stoney Creek golf and Devil's Knob at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Residents of Nelson County with interest in conservation and historic preservation. involved in community activities and founder of Rockfish Valley Foundation. which supports the NELSON SCENIC LOOP, the Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center and Spruce Creek Park a mile away and 6 miles of river trails adjoining Rockfish Valley Farm.
Why the Owner Chose Nellysford:
Cottage is the farm manager house located on the farm. In the 1850s ELK HILL consisted of 22,000 acres including Wintergreen Resort.
The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
the view is hard to beat; very few places have access to river as we do; birding is some of the best in the entire state. Reception at ELK HILL and events at Spruce Creek Park are possible for additional charge.
- Primary: 434 361 1296
- Secondary: 434 361 2251
Links to more information:
view of farmhouse from RT 151
Living area with propane stove and media center
Queen bed room #2
Rockfish Valley Trail adjacent to farmhouse along Rockfish River
Dining area and gourmet kitchen
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Date last modified - Friday, July 05, 2013
4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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