About the property
- House4500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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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- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful, comfortable house!
Rose Hill is a beautiful house nestled among rolling hills inhabited by a herd of cows and one sociable donkey. My husband, son and I had a relaxing week in the area and particularly enjoyed our leisurely mornings drinking coffee on the sun porch and reading. The bedrooms were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. We recommend the Chessie Trail, Natural Bridge, the Bistro in downtown Lexington, JJ’s BBQ in Buena Vista and the art museum in Roanoke. Thanks for having us!
Thank you for your wonderful review that included the cow herd and the "sociable" donkey in your first line. We get so many good comments about the calves romping around their moms and other wildlife on the 360 acre farm. Rose Hill is a beautiful 1820 historical home in a lovely farm setting.
So many quests have mentioned the sun porch. Great to hear that you enjoyed relaxing on the modern large sun porch with views of the fields and Blue RIdge Mts, and for reading and good old sipping and sitting time. You and many other guests have remarked about the modern kitchen which is fully equipped and spacious to work in. I am happy it was stocked for all your needs.
I am glad you took the 10 minute drive to Natural Bridge State Park as well as sampling good restaurants and trails in Lexington, which is 6 minutes away. Rose Hill is well situated to enjoy the many sites around Lexington. It is a unique property!
Thank you for taking good care of Rose Hill. It was a pleasure to have you and your family. The welcome mat is out for your return!
2 NITES IN HISTORIC COMFORT
We thoroughly enjoyed evenings by the cozy fireplace imagining almost 200 years of history in Rose Hill while books of the seven Hill homes piqued our imagination of days gone by. Complimentary coffee and tea was a welcomed morning treat along with the serenade of friendly cow neighbors.
Absolutely wonderful home to spend time away.
Rose Hill is such a great place to stay. It was our second time there, and we loved being able to "introduce" my brother and his wife to Rose Hill. Just like us, they loved it. We enjoyed not having to worry about bothering other people, or them bothering us, which can sometimes happen when staying in a hotel or B&B. We love the modern kitchen, the back porch/sun room area, along with the antique furniture and pictures. I could go on and on about all that we love about Rose Hill.
Thank you for opening up your home and allowing us to stay there. We tell all our friends about what an amazing place Rose Hill is, and brag about how much fun we have when we stay there. We enjoyed seeing the deer, the wild turkeys, and of course, the cows.
Until next time,
Large, beautiful country home close to downtown Lexington
I stayed at Rose Hill with a group of friends for a W&L alumni weekend and we all absolutely loved it. The house is beautiful, spacious, and clean, and although the property is historical, the inside (kitchen, bathrooms, etc.) is modern and up-to-date. The land around the house is gorgeous - some of the best Lexington sunsets I've ever seen - and there are lots of cows and a donkey, which is scenic and rural-feeling in a fun way. Although there are only two (large) bedrooms, the house is big enough to entertain, especially if you use the huge back sun room. All told, it's about a 15 minute drive door-to-door to the W&L campus (which is great, considering how out-in-the-country the house feels), and a really easy, straight shot drive if you have a car. We even got a cab to pick us up one night and they didn't seem to have any problem getting there. Bottom line, we all had an incredible weekend; this is so, so preferable to staying at a motel. I definitely plan to rent this house in the future. Thank you Carolyn and Joyce for a great stay!
Like stepping back in time.
This property was lovely, very clean and comfortable. It had everything we could need. Thank you to the Glenn family for sharing their lovely home. We hope to return.
Amazing home surrounded with history
Rose Hill is even more beautiful in person. The house itself holds so much history you can spend a day reading the books and walls. Lexington is only a few miles away as well as other historic towns. Visiting the Natural Bridge and Caverns is a must! Relaxing on the front porch watching the steers and the new calves in the fields was enjoyable. The driveway is not something I'd want to do more than once a day. However, the view of the mountains and area are breathtaking at the top of the hill. Take it slow as turkeys, deer and steer are all around you. Once you get to the house it's totally worth it. Thank you to Carolyn and Guy for sharing their home and thanks to Joyce for the great job she does with maintaining it!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$195 daily rate based on 2 people. Additional persons are $25 a night. Weekly rate of $1,170. Ask for Monthly rates. Ask about discounts. 2 night minimum stay. 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 60 days ahead of arrival date will be fully refunded. Cancellations made 30 days ahead of arrival will be refunded 50% less any Home Away fees. 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.