|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Surrounded by a 360-acre farm with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mts, Rose Hill offers a private, inviting get away close to Lexington at exceptional value.
The 1820 brick home has original woodwork,windows,floors and 4 original fireplaces and a smoke house. Enjoy the conveniences of this spacious lovingly renovated home with the new kitchen/family room, HDT TV, broadband wifi, 2 bathrooms and sun porch. There is also a living room and dining room offering plenty of space for all. Curl up with a book on the sun porch or watch the squirrels scamper across the enormous 200 year old pecan tree shading the porch. It is a great family gathering place.
The master bedroom(queen)has a private dressing room and unique back stairway to the first floor.The guest room(queen & double) is well appointed with comfortable furniture. Imagine life of the early 1800's as you walk down the hall steps.
Guests love grilling outside on the deck overlooking the fields. Families love eating outside and spotting wildlife.(We have binoculars!) Wild turkey and deer roam amid the cows and calves. Numerous birds make the farm their home. Explore the wildflowers, trees and 1850 cemetery.
Enjoy the area's rich history, colleges,museums,galleries,vineyards,The Va Horse Center,Natural Bridge, Bluegrass and return to Rose Hill for some good old fashion sitting and sipping time. A fun, casual and romantic place close to town and nature that you won't forget.
See the guest comments on this website for a good feeling of this unique property.
Guest Comment August 8, 2009We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rose Hill Farm in August. The house was a delight; beautifully decorated, well-equipped, and charming. Each morning, we went downstairs to sit in the sunroom and watch the cows come down the hill. After only two days, we felt we were beginning to recognize the different cows. The bulls were easy to spot. There seemed to be a pregnant cow among the herd, and an older, graying cow would always station herself in front of the pregnant one, as if protecting her. We came to Rose Hill for the nearby hiking, and we also thoroughly enjoyed that part of the trip. The second day, we hiked up to the Devil’s Marbleyard, where our teenagers scrambled up the huge boulders like mountain goats. We watched and laughed from solid ground below the boulder field.Rose Hill’s charms are already calling us back. We hope to visit in the spring when the rhododendrons and mountain laurel are in bloom, in the fall when the leaves turn, and in the winter when the snow is falling (though we’ll use our 4-wheel drive vehicle to navigate the driveway in snow!). Dr. and Mrs. Lee, Chesapeake,VA
We stayed here for the first time 11/11/16-11/13/16. It was beautiful! The house is well equipped with anything you would need. We loved reading the history of the home that the owner provided. Loved all the furnishings in the home! The home has a lot of space! It's a very quiet and relaxing location! Owner and manager very easy to deal with! We will definitely return!
We were looking for a place to meet with friends for a 3 day excursion and happened upon this beautiful 1820 farmhouse near Lexington, Va. This charming house has been kept true to its history, with some added features, such as a back porch and deck, a/c, etc. A long winding gravel road takes you through a working farm and the cows and other animals until you reach this gorgeous house. The house, itself, is well appointed, with just about everything you can think of that you'd need; then there is the artwork and historical certificates and plaques hanging on the walls of all rooms; and the views are amazing. For the more adventurous, there is an 1850 cemetery across the parking area and up the hill, but you have to scale a fence and make your way through the cows to get to it. The location is just about perfect, half way between Natural Bridge and Lexington. Every evening we enjoyed our cocktail hour while sitting on the back porch looking at the birds and animals and the grand vistas. We want to thank the owners and especially, Joyce, who made our stay so welcoming. As another reviewer mentioned, there are notes all over the house, explaining switches and other features to make it easy to stay there. Next time we come to Lexington, we will definitely try to stay here...again, thank you so much for allowing us the privilege of staying here.
THANK YOU Carolyn for letting us stay in your home. The house and property are beautiful. It was a great gathering place for the family. We even enjoyed the drive in , chatting with cows and the donkey. You and your husband have done a wonderful job making it seem like home by labeling everything so we knew how to use everything and feel very comfortable. The power even went out for a couple of hours and nobody cared because we read in the welcoming book the generator would kick on after 10 seconds and it sure did .Didn't affect us at all. Our 2 year old grand daughter had a great time checking things out. She even thinks she can play a piano now even though she had never touched one before. We will hopefully be in touch again when the whole family decides to see our daughter again in Lexington.
Thank you so much for opening your lovely home to us. I cannot think of one thing I would change about your property! We found the house to be very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Joyce did a fabulous job of orienting us and we were surprised to find out how close we were to downtown Lexington. We will definitely return as this is one of our new favorite places!
We had a wonderful visit at Rose Hill. The home is well appointed and in a beautiful setting. The driveway is long and dusty, but the views make it worth the drive. From door to door it only took about 12 mins to VMI. The back sunroom was a great place to relax! We hope to return again soon.
We had a really wonderful few days at beautiful Rose Hill. Carolyn and her property manager Joyce were both so helpful and thoughtful - Joyce even brought us delicious tomatoes from her garden when we arrived. The house is even more lovely than you see from the photos, and is really comfortable and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It is the perfect combination; a well-loved family home with lovely personal touches and a well-used, perfectly equipped kitchen but plenty of space for our things so that we could make ourselves at home. Our children (ages 4,6,8) loved playing badminton in the garden and their only complaint was that the donkey disappeared after our first day so they didn't get to feed him. We all slept well in the extremely comfortable beds. Everything was perfect - this is the best vacation rental we have ever had and we loved it! Thank you to Carolyn and Guy for sharing their gorgeous home, and to Carolyn and to Joyce for being so helpful and generally lovely!
Rose Hill is 6 minutes from Lexington, VA,listed as one of the 20 best small towns to visit in 2013 by Smithsonian Magazine. This area of the Shenandoah Valley is beautifully tucked in between the Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mountains, both of which you can see from Rose Hill.
Lexington is an historic Valley Town. It is home to Washington & Lee University (W&L) and Virginia Military Institute (VMI), both Historic National Landmarks. W&L was founded in 1749. George Washington helped to endow it. After The Civil War, Gen. Robert E. Lee became W&L's President until 1870. He lies in a crypt in the beautiful Victorian Lee Chapel. There is an excellent tour of the Lee Chapel on the college campus as well as a superb small museum at the lower level of the Chapel.Walk among the historic W&L colonnade and you will feel you have returned to the 1800's. VMI, known as the West Point of the South, is right next door to W&L. Be sure to go to the Chapel where a huge painting of the battle of New Market hangs. The VMI cadets fought with valor in that Civil War battle. There is a very good Museum at VMI with lots of history of General Stonewall Jackson of the Civil War, who was a teacher at VMI before the war. Other famous VMI graduates such as General Patton, General George C. Marshall and many others are showcased in the museum. Also on VMI grounds is the George C Marshall Foundation and an excellent museum about him and the WWII area. If you are lucky you can watch the Cadets march in full dress on the Parade Grounds. Quite a stirring experience.
Both Colleges offer many public events, speakers, exhibits and other cultural and educational outings. Most are free and open to the public. You may find many noted public figures such as Hillary Clinton or George Romney speaking at local colleges. ( They did) as well as noted authors, artists, editors, etc. It is a great addition to life in the Lexington area.
The City of Lexington has also many historically preserved architectural buildings on it's photogenic Main Street. There are many old restored Churches , the Courthouse Square and Lawyers Row and Inns. Great shopping as you stroll down the brick sidewalks with unique local shops. No chain stores here! Great book stores. The Wall St Journal awarded Best Chocolate Store, Cocoa Mill, also took honors as the best chocolate in VA.
There are Great and varied restaurants such as the Red Hen which serves fresh gourmet food from the local area. The arts are alive with many great galleries such as Studio 11 which offers art shows as well as art instruction. Carriage rides, walking tours, ghost tours and other historical places such as the Stonewall Jackson House offer lots of American history. A great town to shop, eat and walk through history.
Just north of Lexington is the VA State Horse Center. Well worth a visit to see some of the best equestrian events in the mid-Atlantic States. Most Horse events are free. Amazing facility with outdoor and indoor Show arenas. Also out of town are several wineries such as Rockbridge Vineyard where you can enjoy their tasting room. There are also several local Breweries, such as Blue Lab and Devils Backbone, worth a visit.
They say you can hear live Bluegrass music every night on somebody's porch. Definitely you are in Bluegrass country.Just check the newspaper for where local groups are performing.
Very close to Rose Hill Home is the Virginia Safari Park a great place to drive through with your children and feed over hundreds of free roaming animals. Continue on driving to Natural Bridge, one of the natural wonders of the world. Also take in the Natural Bridge Caverns into the East's deepest cavern. You can continue on down Rt 11 to Buchanan and take a canoe or kayak ride down the James River with local outfitters.
Other great outdoor recreational adventures are hiking the nearby Mountains. We have a hiking book at Rose Hill for your information. There is also stream and lake fishing in the area as well as tubing down some of the smaller rivers or creeks.
Some more unique local attractions are Hull's Drive In north of Lexington. Great old fashion drive- in operated by a non-profit group. Also for the dirt track car racing there is Natural Bridge speedway where you can see some fun car racing.
To the East of Lexington is the small town of Buena Vista. There is a large golf course and public park, Glen Maury Park (often hosting Bluegrass musicians). It is home to Southern Virginian University.It is also the gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a beautiful scenic drive along the tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The area is enriched with many historical, cultural and recreational opportunities - too many to see and enjoy in a one time trip. So we hope to see you over the years at Rose Hill exploring the many fun and unique qualities of this special region.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$225|
$185 daily rate based on 2 people. Additional persons are $15 a night. Weekly rate of $1,110. Ask for Monthly rates. Ask about discounts.
College Parent Weekends - 3 night minimum Graduation 3 night minimum VMI and SVU - 4 night minimum W&L
Most Holiday weekends - 3 night minimum
Security deposit of $225, refundable if all conditions are met.
Cancellations made 30 days ahead of arrival date will be fully refunded. Cancellations after that date will be refunded if nights are resold or at owners discretion. We will work with you to resolve. Please let us know as soon as possible if your plans change.
For reservations made 6 months or more ahead of arrival, full refund will be given if cancelled 90 days before arrival. Cancellations after that date will be refunded if nights are sold or at owner's discretion. Please check with owner about reservations made 6 months or more ahead of arrival.
50% of rent is required to hold dates. Remaining Balance is due 30 days before arrival. Personal checks or major credit cards accepted. Check with owner for details.