House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- english, french
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
See details in agreement.
Children not allowed
We are not equipped for babies and small children
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please see rental agreement for our cancellation policy. We will require the rental agreement be signed after booking.
Without prior owner approval additional Guests other than those noted on the rental agreement will cause forfeiture of the Security/Damage deposit.
Unauthorized social functions, i.e. a large number of guests, will cause a forfeiture of your Security/Damage deposit.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, Comfortable and Historical
Do yourself a favor and take time to read about the history of Rose Hill while there. During our stay, we realized we were passing the Fancy Hill home while visiting local businesses (diner, cidery, brewery) and discovered Liberty Hill is for sale! Read the history and you'll see what I mean!
The home is functional, comfortable and a retreat at the end of a day of exploring the local area of Lexington. This was our second stay at Rose Hill. Carolyn's communication is excellent. Check in was simple. We arrived, got the key from the lock box and walked in to our home away from home for the weekend.
Already talking about another visit possibly with other family members. Our previous trips were anniversary trips but we want to share the experience with others! Thanks again to Carolyn for sharing your home.
Beautiful, historic home surrounded by nature
Rose Hill is a gorgeous, historic property with tasteful decorations, and all of the conveniences of home. Highly recommended.
Great college visit with our senior.
Great place to visit with our son and his friends from VMI.
We really enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely stay here again.
Bucolic setting perfectly situated for day trips around the Shenandoah Valley
Lovely home with a great kitchen and lots of rooms to gather or escape (depending on your mood!) Large and nicely displayed memorabilia collection that includes fascinating historical details, photos and documents. The long shadows of morning and afternoon light over the meadows is especially enchanting. Notes: 1) Low clearance cars will need to be driven extra carefully on the long gravel driveway. 2) There is only one bathroom on the upper/bedroom level. The second bathroom is off the kitchen/dining area downstairs.
Beautiful historic house!
My favorite part was watching the fog burn off on the immense back porch and seeing the mountains emerge.
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.