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Old Rag Mt Lodge Overlooking Mountains & Orchards

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Syria chateau / country house description

Whether you want serenity or adventure, this house has it all! This sunny Adirondack style home sits high up overlooking hundreds of acres of Apple orchards, forests, and mountains.

You can't beat our location! Hiking, fishing, festivals, biking, winery tours, waterfalls, apple picking, and more...all right here. You can walk or ride for miles right off our property. The Trout Heritage Waters of the Robinson River lay at our feet. Old Rag and White Oak Canyon are just up the road. Next door, the Graves Mountain Lodge offers horseback riding, hayrides, music festivals, camps, and a full service, country style restaurant.

Our great room soars 33' with a stone fireplace and looks out on the mountains. Wrap around porches with rocking chairs and a hammock await you. Curl up with a book, watch hummingbirds feed in our extensive gardens, or visit with friends and family. From every angle, you'll enjoy great views of sunrises, sunsets, and starry-skies.

Chicken coop on site. Fresh eggs laid daily! Imagine starting your day with a fluffy omelet in a light-filled window seat!

Hot-tub after a fun day hiking Rag Mountain or White Oak Canyon and then tuck in under cozy flannel comforters for the quietest night sleep you can imagine.

A master bedroom, second bedroom, and studio office are on the second floor--all brimming with light, hickory log furniture, and charm. There are large window seats that serve as extra sleeping space and a shared full bath.

The first floor is handicap accessible via a ramp from the driveway--not ADA compliant.

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Older dogs will be considered. We love dogs but we prefer you leave them home. There is a pet fee required when permission is given. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Talk to owner about access issues before booking....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 2nd Floor: 3 twin/ single

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          • First Floor 'Red Room': 1 queen

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          • Master: 1 king, 1 child bed

            Large Master Bedroom upstairs with King size bed and sleepin...moreless

          • Large Master Bedroom upstairs with great view, King size bed and sleeping window seat bed (size of twin, ideal for children). Deck off this room includes outdoor lounge we call the 'Stargazer' because it is perfect to layout and sleep under the stars and listen to the Robinson River just below. Shares full bath with another second floor bedroom with 2 twins beds and a window bed (twin). Bedroom on first floor has comfy queen and provides easy access and full bath. Wheelchair accessible....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom -First Floor: toilet, shower

            Shower has handicap grab bars...moreless

          • Bathroom - 2nd Floor: toilet, shower

            Shared bath between upstairs bedrooms...moreless

          • Large showers. No indoor tubs.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Gas stove, K-cup coffee maker, blender, toaster, microwave, dishwasher. NO DISPOSAL in SINK...moreless

          • Dining:

            Custom window-seat dining area accommodates 6-8...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully set up for entertaining...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Basic spices, etc in stock...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas stove and oven...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Oven
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Sunny Great Room with 33' ceilings, views, comfy couches, leather chairs, large library, and music. ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Large stone, wood burning fireplace in great room...moreless

          • Heating:

            Two-zone, central heat & backup generator...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Included with housekeeping fee...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Two-zone, central a/c...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Whether you just want some serenity or adventure, this house has it all. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Tons of CDs to choose from--large variety of genres including country, rock, bluegrass, classical, new age, etc....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Great whole house sound system with 5-CD player and iPod connect...moreless

              • Books:

                Full library (please do not remove books)...moreless

              • Games:

                Board games . . . . NO TV OR DVD...moreless

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                Cell phones do not work in our area, however you can text via WiFi...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Two options: By request we can arrange pool access at Graves Mt Lodge OR enjoy our private community lake with a dock . . . just down the hill.Floats provided...lovely place to spend a hot day...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Outdoor hot tub seats 6. Nice views of forest and sunset. Let us know ahead of time if you plan to use it and we will make sure it is the right temperature....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Gorgeous gardens full of flowers & butterflies, and birds. Big lawn for games or sunbathing. Lilly pond with adirondack chairs and umbrella....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Balcony off master bedroom has double lounger that is perfect to read, gaze at stars, or just snuggle up to listen to river below....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Outdoor dining area off kitchen with table, chairs, and umbrella. Great view....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Classic webber gas grill near hot tub...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Gorgeous views of Hawksbill and Double Top Mountains from 500' above an orchard valley....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Winery Tours
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hunting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Prime Summer
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $360
                  Fall Leaf & Apple Season
                  Sep 6 - Nov 23
                  2 night min stay
                  $375
                  Holiday Season
                  Nov 24 - Jan 5
                  2 night min stay
                  $400
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $350

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Cleaning $125
                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 5%

                  Notes:

                  Check in time is 4pm. Check out is 11:00am---please respect these times.

                  We will consider early and late check ins/outs based on other bookings and reserve the right to charge a $75 fee for late or early checkouts that are in excess of 4 hours and therefore constitute a full day.

                  Other fees:

                  $25 per night for any additional people (Over 8 people)

                  $25 per night/dog (only with owner permission)


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Route 29 -- N. Seminole Trail Highway
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Graves Mountain Lodge

                  Car: Necessary

                  When the road ends, adventure begins! Drive, bike or ride a short way west on any road in our valley and you will be in the Shenandoah National Park. Hike Old Rag Mountain or White Oak Canyon. Cool off in local waterfalls. Fish the beautiful heritage waters of the Robinson and Rose Rivers---or take your little ones to the stocked trout pond to let them catch some dinner.

                  If you just want to relax, you can curl up in our hammock for that overdue nap, take a swim in our community lake (just a short walk down the hill) or just pass the day on a raft reading and counting the hawks that fly overhead.

                  Our valley is home to the Graves Mountain Lodge, which hosts the nationally known Annual BlueGrass Festival, the autumn Apple Festivals, and many other wonderful events. If you don't feel like cooking, just drop in at Graves for a homestyle meal served family style in their lodge overlooking the mountains.

                  If you love horses, you can join a ride out of their stable or board your own horses in their stable space right at the foot of our hill. There are hundreds of miles of trails through fields and forests--you can go all the way to Skyline Drive from here.

                  For cyclists, our backroads are some of the most beautiful and least traveled in the region and the Double Top Wilderness area has lots of great mountain bike trails to take in as well.

                  So much to do in every season!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1994

                  About the owner: After years of living near DC, we were ready to get back to the quiet of the countryside--even if it wasn't full time. We also wanted our son to know the pleasures of a country community---the immense freedom and pleasures of the woods and fields.

                  Why the Owner Chose Syria:
                  We fell in love with this valley over 23 years ago when we came to Graves Mt. Lodge for a weekend. We found this property in 1992 and designed our dream house to go with it. We've created the gardens up and sense of place out of our vision of the ideal country life.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Our home is only 90miles from DC--a short and mostly beautiful 1.75 hr drive--also only 35 miles from Charlottesville/UVA. It's just close enough to be satisfying for an overnight and just long enough to feel a LOT further away. This is a place you can really get away from it all! (BTW, cells phones don't work here--but we do have wifi for texting/email.)


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • A beautiful autumn afternoon on our ridge.

                    A beautiful autumn afternoon on our ridge.

                  • The Great Room on a sunny day

                    The Great Room on a sunny day

                  • A cozy holiday evening by the fire.

                    A cozy holiday evening by the fire.

                  • The master bedroom on the second floor with window seat and private deck

                    The master bedroom on the second floor with window seat and private deck

                  • First floor bedroom with comfy queen and full bath

                    First floor bedroom with comfy queen and full bath

                  • Side deck with views.

                    Side deck with views.

                  • Graves Mt. Lodge horse pastures at the foot of our hill. . . boarding available

                    Graves Mt. Lodge horse pastures at the foot of our hill. . . boarding available

                  • Country kitchen with slate counters and all around views

                    Country kitchen with slate counters and all around views

                  • The perfect lawn for playing or sunbathing surrounded by our lush gardens.

                    The perfect lawn for playing or sunbathing surrounded by our lush gardens.

                  • A few of our chickens : - )

                    A few of our chickens : - )

                  • Welcome!

                    Welcome!

                  • Beautiful autumn view!! (Looking at Hawksbill, DoubleTop, and Graves Mountains)

                    Beautiful autumn view!! (Looking at Hawksbill, DoubleTop, and Graves Mountains)

                  • Great room with 33' ceilings

                    Great room with 33' ceilings

                  • View from the screen porch

                    View from the screen porch

                  • Great room

                    Great room

                  • Upstairs bedroom with rustic hickory beds (also window bed, not shown)

                    Upstairs bedroom with rustic hickory beds (also window bed, not shown)

                  • Dawn from the master bedroom

                    Dawn from the master bedroom

                  • Read a book by the lilly pond.

                    Read a book by the lilly pond.

                  • The dining table with built-in window seat.

                    The dining table with built-in window seat.

                  • Community lake just a brief walk down our hill--cool off, swim, float, fish

                    Community lake just a brief walk down our hill--cool off, swim, float, fish

                  • Wheelchair ramp leads to wrap-around porch.

                    Wheelchair ramp leads to wrap-around porch.

                  • Enjoy the waterfalls of nearby White Oak Canyon or climb Old Rag Mountain

                    Enjoy the waterfalls of nearby White Oak Canyon or climb Old Rag Mountain

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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