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Recent Central Virginia reviews

  • Perfect place to stay if you want to hike Old Rag

    "We LOVED our stay at this cottage! We got there in time for a nice lunch and then my husband and I walked to the Sharp Rock winery and managed to fit in a wine tasting and a glass of wine before my son collected us for 5 pm Mass at St. Peter's in Washington, VA. It was great to sleep in the next day, have a hearty breakfast, and then hike Old Rag. We left my 79 yo mother at the cottage that day and she had a lovely time relaxing. We then came back, took showers, had a great dinner, and then relaxed some more. We will definitely be back! PS - we usually make the Old Rag hike a day trip from the DC area but that means getting up at dawn, driving 2 hours, hiking for almost 5 hours, and then another 2 hour drive home ... using the cottage as our base was a much, much better plan!"
    Guest: Navy Family Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 2014
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  • Will definitely return

    "When visiting the Lynchburg area in the past, we have typically done the hotel thing. We were traveling with a group of family so we were looking for someplace that would be easier to socialize and "be family" instead of having to go from room to room in a crowded, noisy, busy hotel. We happened upon this place and thought we would try it out. It is approximately 20 minutes to central Lynchburg - not bad at all. So easy to fall in love with this place. The initial impression when driving up (and it was incredibly easy to find) was a gorgeous house on beautiful property. There are plenty of trees, yard area, a small pond, and wildlife galore. In the trees were bird feeders which made birdwatching easy and fun. When entering the home, the appointments were impeccable. The home is near perfectly restored to its original 1800's splendor and in every little nook and cranny was an unexpected surprise of some little artifact or decoration. The BOOKS! So many books that we could have gotten lost into. My group was so impressed with everything that was available to us from linens to toiltries (including high end shampoo, body wash, and lotion) to food to wine to cook wear to board games to a grill and smoker - we were lacking for nothing. This is a definite do-again the next time we are in the Lynchburg area."
    Guest: Michelle C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
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  • Excellent for Skiing and Fun!!

    "Outstanding amenities at this property made this a great stay for our group. Although we had 7 adults, there was more than enough space. Can't beat the proximity to the slopes! Great location near multiple trails on the Wintergreen property that look tons of fun for the spring and summer. The temperatures were some of the coldest I've seen (5F) for a while, but between the additional heaters and blankets provided, hot tub, and fire place we stayed plenty warm! Thanks again."
    Guest: Kevin Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 2015
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  • ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL LAKE HOME...GORGEOUS VIEW

    "We spent a wonderful week at Ramsey's Retreat. I especially enjoyed waking each morning to the lovely view and spending time on the porch reminiscing with my sister. My grandson and his friend loved the fishing and using the paddle boat in the cove. As the home is the last one in the cove, I felt it was a very safe place for them to play. We all enjoyed coming "home" at the end of the day to our peaceful respite. Thank you, John and Donna for opening your home to us. We made memories that will last a lifetime."
    Guest: Gil at the lake Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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Central Virginia Travel Tips

Central Virginia, the Birthplace of America

Choosing Central Virginia condos as bases for vacations puts visitors in a region that is known as the birthplace of America. With the first permanent settlement in Jamesburg in 1607 through its role in the Revolution and Civil War, it is an area of living history. Its major cities include Richmond, Charlottesville and Lynchburg. To get here, visitors fly to Richmond International Airport. You could also travel via the excellent interstate highways leading to Central Virginia, with I-64, I-95, I-295 and I-85 all providing access to the region, along with many state highways.

The weather of Virginia is often described as "Goldilocks Climate," being not too hot and not too cold. It is a humid, subtropical area with frosty winters and sometimes "sticky" during the height of summer.

Cities Full of History With the Mountains on the Doorstep

Richmond is home to history, arts, antiques, and culture. It is considered to be the birthplace of Black Capitalism with many sites honoring the role of African Americans in shaping the nation. Explore the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, the Black History Museum and the L. Douglas Wilder Library.

Charlottesville is a charming, centrally located city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; it is a great base for exploring the mountains. It has a wide range of museums, galleries and parks. History-lovers can visit Monticello, home to one of the nation’s best loved founders, Thomas Jefferson. It is also an ideal place for golf-lovers with several championship courses nearby. Set within an area with rivers and lakes, it is perfect for exploring, sailing, swimming and fishing. There are also sports such as kayaking, canoeing and tubing here. It’s a great mixture of adventure and relaxation.

Also in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is Lynchburg, the city of Seven Hills. Central Virginia lodging is close to a variety of historic sites.

Trips around this region include the Civil War Trails that follow the route of the campaigns and battlefields through Richmond, Petersburg and Appomattox. Here, visitors should stop at the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar, the Pamplin Historic Park and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, and Appomattox Court House and National Historic Park.

Great Shopping, Great Food and Great Fun

The region around Central Virginia vacation rentals is a shopper’s paradise with a huge variety of shopping excursions available. Whether you are looking for antiques, crafts or even a present for a beloved pet, it is all here. The farmers' markets are full of wonderfully fresh, locally grown produce which is great to take back to your Central Virginia lodging for some fabulous meals.

Dining is a real pleasure to be undertaken in Central Virginia, with wonderful regional dishes such as country ham with grits to specialty ethnic restaurants. Perhaps a family buffet in a local diner, a country kitchen serving fried chicken, or a great place for BBQ fits your personal tastes. There is also five-star dining with unique menus and fabulous service in elegant surroundings.

The region is home to a great selection of days trips to zoos and theme parks, including the famous Busch Gardens, Williamsburg and Kings Dominion. Of special interest for children may be the Haunted Monster Museum and Dinosaur Kingdom and the indoor water park at Great Wolf Lodge. For animal-lovers, a trip to Infinity Acres Alpaca Farm is a wonderful opportunity to get up close with these beautiful, gentle animals.

Central Virginia Lodging Offers Ideal Homes in an Ideal Location

Central Virginia vacation rentals are ideal for those seeking a rural hideaway with mountain views and access to the great outdoors. It's also great for those who want a city location with quick access to the history of the area. There is the perfect property for anyone. Equipped with everything required to make a perfect base and more, these properties offer the benefit of a home instead of a room. Spacious, bright, clean and well-maintained homes that offer everything you need to make yourself at home. Many even welcome pets so the four-legged family members can join in the fun.

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