Alone Mill Schoolhouse - Outdoor Lover's Paradise

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Come experience the magic of Alone Mill! Canoe, bike, hike or just hang out by the creek!

We are a 15 minute (6 mile) drive from Lexington, Virginia, home to Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and the Virginia Horse Center. Rockbridge County Virginia is home to the Maury River, the only river in Virginia that begins & ends in the same county. Spring, summer and fall are great times for running the whitewater in Goshen Pass or tubing the flat water into Lexington. Come to the country where you can stay up late, dazzled by the stars and the Milky Way.

In the late fall & winter, enjoy our cozy cabin and a game of pool. After dark in June and July, the lightning-bug display is amazing every night! Later in the summer and fall, the tree frogs and cicadas fill the air with their songs. The cabin is right on a popular (and challenging) biking route.

The School House is located within 300 yards of a river access point locally known as Alone Mill. Upstream is my personal favorite stretch of canoeing on the Maury, it's a peaceful 5 hour ride in slow water and can be as fast as 2 hours when the river is up! You can put in at Goshen or Rockbridge Baths and walk home from the take-out.

If you're more interested in a bubbling stream, Alone Mill Creek passes within 50 feet of the front door!

Rockbridge County also has thousands of acres of National Forest and State-managed land for hunting and hiking in the mountains. The cabin is within about 6 miles of access at Goshen Pass and other spots are equally close.

Other activities at the School House include a pool table, ping pong, basketball goal and badmitton set. The yard is large and flat, perfect for a football game, and the driveway is flat also, good for the little kids to practice bike riding.

A 1 mile walk will take you to weekend wine tasting at Lexington Valley Vineyard, one of several vineyards in the county.

Keywords: House, Cabin, Guest House, Casita, Family Fun, River, Swimming Hole

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcome for $40 additional charge...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleep sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Situated on renowned bicycling and canoeing routes in Western Virginia


  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) 2 TVs with satellite...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront:

    on 2 acre lot with bold stream in center...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8 & bar seats another 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    2 window units, seasonal...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    Grocery service available...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) one deck, one covered porch...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber (charcoal)...moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
VMI Graduation 2017
May 12 - May 18, 2017
7 night min stay

W&L Graduation 2017
May 23 - May 29, 2017
7 night min stay

VMI Graduation 2018
May 12 - May 18, 2018
7 night min stay

W&L Graduation 2018
May 25 - Jun 1, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,000 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $40
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12.3%


Weekly rates apply for graduation dates.

Additional guest fee only applies to 2 night stays. 3+ night stay is charged the basic rate of $185/night.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/26/2016
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shenandoah Valley
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Jolly Ox
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Vista Links
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Staunton, VA
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 81/64
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jolly Ox

Car: Necessary

Hulls Drive-In Movie Theater 4 miles away, basketball goal & badmitton/volleyball set on premises


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I have lived in Rockbridge County, VA since 1990. While I attended W&L, my friends & I often drove around the county. I always loved driving through Alone Mill when we were going to Goshen Pass; I knew there was special magic in this place. It's peaceful & the stars are brighter than most.

Why the Owner Chose Lexington, VA, USA:
My partner bought a house at Alone Mill in 1998 & when the Schoolhouse became available in 2007, I jumped at the opportunity. The Maury River here is perfect for canoeing, tubing, or just lounging in a chair at the edge of the water! Anyone who likes to spend time outdoors loves Alone Mill.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Fresh water recreation - fishing, canoeing, boating, tubing - and plenty to do inside or in Lexington area if the weather isn't perfect. Ample space in the cabin for a large group to gather and enjoy time together.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Alone Mill School House

    Alone Mill School House

  • yard view from front porch, looking toward Turkey Hill Rd

    yard view from front porch, looking toward Turkey Hill Rd

  • Summer 2016 guest book

    Summer 2016 guest book

  • Kitchen


  • Game Room, bar opens to kitchen (seating for 6 at bar)

    Game Room, bar opens to kitchen (seating for 6 at bar)

  • Deck with picnic table

    Deck with picnic table

  • Relax with a good book!

    Relax with a good book!

  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Bathroom with tub/shower

    Bathroom with tub/shower

  • Bathroom with walkin shower & washer/dryer

    Bathroom with walkin shower & washer/dryer

  • Picnic table on deck

    Picnic table on deck

  • December 19, 2009

    December 19, 2009

  • Summer 2016 guest book

    Summer 2016 guest book

  • Porch with chairs

    Porch with chairs

  • fishing in the Maury River (a 3 minute walk)

    fishing in the Maury River (a 3 minute walk)

  • Dining area, seating for 8

    Dining area, seating for 8

  • Another angle on the pool table

    Another angle on the pool table

  • Den with sleeper sofa

    Den with sleeper sofa

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Bathroom with walkin shower

    Bathroom with walkin shower

  • more fishing

    more fishing

  • Deck view of basketball goal in driveway

    Deck view of basketball goal in driveway

VRBO #161565

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Alone Mill Schoolhouse - Outdoor Lover's Paradise

Lexington, VA, USA #161565

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