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1820 Historic Home on 360 Acre Farm Minutes From Lexington

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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.

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More Details

Property Manager
Carolyn Glenn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

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
Aug 2009
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Amenities

Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are modernized and remodeled. Both showers have a seat Have removable shower heads that can be hand held.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom, dressing room, private stairs, TV,fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Heirloom double bed & bureau. New Queen bed. Has fireplace.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Outside lawn furniture for dining out in Spring, Summer and early Fall. Binoculars for game watching. Local history books. Piano with some sheet music. Great hiking, wildlife and wild flowers around the farm. Wireless mouse and keyboard for lap top and wireless printer all in desk area of Kitchen Dining area. Piano in Living Room

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

1820 Historic Home on 360 Acre Farm Minutes From Lexington
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 41 reviews
Williamsburg, VA
5

Another Perfect Weekend at Rose Hill

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have had the pleasure to stay at Rose Hill for a VMI celebration. The first was for my son's Ring Figure weekend when we hosted a dinner for cadets and their dates. At the time, I didn't think there could be anything more beautiful than Rose Hill in the fall. But Rose Hill in the spring is breathtaking. This time we stayed three nights for my son's commissioning and graduation. Carolyn and Joyce could not have been more wonderful to work with. The house is very comfortable- large enough to accommodate a graduation party for my son and his roommates and their friends and families, but it still had a cozy feeling when it was only two of us staying there. All of the modern conveniences that you would need blend in well and do not at all distract from the feel that you are living in the 19th century. Rose Hill is saturated with history, and I loved reading about the history of the house and property. By the time I left, I felt like I knew the family and wanted to know more. The gorgeous and expansive sun porch over looking the mountains is the perfect setting for a get-together, especially at sunset. We loved all of the birds and wildlife, and of course the cows and donkey. The only problem with Rose Hill is that you don't ever want to leave. It's charm makes it very hard to get up and go to the functions that you came to the area for in the first place. We had a wonderful time and the setting of Rose Hill has certainly complimented those memories that will always be cherished. Thank you Carolyn for sharing your lovely home and your special piece of history with us. We must return.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

lovely farm house

  • 4 of 5

Rose Hill is a wonderful combination of old world historical charm and modern amenities. There was plenty of room to spread out with a variety of rooms to relax in. The rolling hills surrounding the home, complete with grazing cows and calves, help set the mood for turning back the clock and slowing down busy lives. The home was well maintained, clean and included all the things we might have needed for our stay. We enjoyed some rambles through the fields and woods as well as checking out the Safari Park (the rather bossy llamas were especially entertaining) the Natural Bridge and Lexington itself, all nearby. The long winding gravel driveway needs to be travelled with care...we coordinated our outings so we didn't have to traverse it several times a day...but drive carefully and it can be done without too much trouble. Both the owner and manager were helpful and easy to work with. When many vacation homes might all blend together in your memories, Rose Hill is different enough to stand out in the best way.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Rose Hill

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time spent at Rose Hill this past April. While we live just over the Blue Ridge Mountains, our friends from PA met us @ Rose Hill for closer proximity to the western parts of the state.

We reserved 3 nights at Rose Hill since the description and photos gave the impression of stepping back in time along with modern conveniences I appreciate (well appointed kitchen, gas fireplace and grill, comfy beds, etc. ). Rose Hill did not disappoint and we felt like we had the best of both worlds.

While at Rose Hill we traveled up to Goshen Pass (Route 39) enroute to the Homestead. Wow,

the sights were impressive. Still, at the end of each day I couldn't wait to get back to the house to see if any more cows had given birth. Also family of baby squirrels were living in a hollowed branch of the old Pecan tree. Provided much amusement while enjoying morning coffee.

Owner and manager were very accommodating and pleasant to deal with. Owner provided an array of information / brochures concerning the area. We hope to stay at Rose Hill in future.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfax, VA, USA
5

Great Time at Rose Hill

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at Rose Hill for a VMI reunion and loved every minute of it. The house and surrounding land are lovely and it feels like stepping back into time. The rooms are quite large and comfortable with beautiful artwork throughout the house and views from all rooms. Despite a heat wave of 90 degrees the house had good AC and was nice and cool. It is also shaded by two gigantic and old trees in the front and rear of the home. The drive to Lexington is short and very convenient. Our favorite part were all the animals on the farm. Every morning we sat in the family room next to the kitchen drinking coffee and viewing the many cows with their little calves, donkies and birds. And of course we got close-ups anytime we drove to and from the home -- lots of great pictures. We had a wonderful time at Rose Hill and would certainly rent it again.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Allen
5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, North Carolina
5

Bucolic Interlude

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Roanoke Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lexington
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lexington
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Staunton, Virginia
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate Highway 81 & Rt. 11
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Lexington

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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Rates & Availability

Lexington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $225
Tax Rate 12.3%

$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.

Cancellation Policy
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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