1820 Historic Home on 360 Acre Farm Minutes from Lexington(34 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
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.
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Member since: 2009
- 4500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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...moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
See Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mountains & House Mt from Rose Hill. Vistas of fields, forests and mountains seen from house on 360 acre farm. Abundant wildlife and birds as well as resident cow/calf herd...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 16 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Gas Fireplace:
- Gas Heating
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Area
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Secure Parking
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
Well appointed Kitchen, casserole dishes,cookbooks,linens,coffee maker,electric tea pot,blender, can opener, toaster oven, baking essentials, serving platters,2 china sets, beverage coolers....moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Fully Fenced Property
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Small Cooler
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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.
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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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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Rose Hill - 1820 Home with bricks made on the farm. Good porch viewing of vistas
Cows in field through front door.
TV room with gas log fireplace, HDTV, opens to kitchen & door to sun porch.
Casual dinning area open to kitchen & office area to left. Bathroom not shown.
Dining Table up to 10 on Sun Porch, plus glass table for 6
View from sun porch of 200 year old pecan tree, pasture and Blue Ridge Mts.
Master Bedroom - working fireplace, dressing room, queen bed, private stairs.
Guest Room double bed. Queen bed to left.
View on farm road of Allegheny Mts, farm pond and fields. House Mt also in view.
Original Smoke House in yard of Rose Hill
Sunset over farm pond and Allegheny Mountains
Back of Rose Hill seen from Hay field. Privacy, pastoral & Mountain views abound
Center Hall to Sun Porch-Liv rm to right, TV rm to left. Staircase to 2nd floor
Living Room Sitting area. Piano not shown. Hall steps up seen through door.
Lots of comfortable seating for TV. Private stair to master bedroom. Books &etc
New dream kitchen, fully equipped, granite counter tops, view of Blue Ridge Mts
Sun Porch sitting area. Opens to deck with BBQ. Overlooks hay field and sunsets
Deck off sun porch & BBQ grill.Views of Blue Ridge, Hay field, fields & sunsets.
Guest Bedroom with queen & double bed, working fireplace, antique furniture.
A fall morning from the front door of Rose Hill before raking leaves.
View of Blue Ridge Mts from road into Rose Hill. Red bricks of home behind tree.
Outdoor dining area in front lawn with views of farm & Mountains.
View from road in of Rose Hill and Blue Ridge Mountains on misty morning.
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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