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Peace like a river -- and more!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults; 4 kids)

Wintergreen Resort we’re not, but if you’re looking for a cozy (800-900 sq. ft.) mountain cabin with most of the comforts of home, Rocky Run Landing might be the place for you. Our motto is “You’re a long way away from it all before you ever get here.”

Rocky Run Landing sits back in a loblolly pine grove just under the crest of Hawk Ridge in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cabin is two miles up the Tye River from the village of Norwood and the James River in southern Nelson County, Virginia. The address is 3124 Cedar Creek Road, Arrington, VA 22922. The cabin has a telephone, but no long distance service. Your calling card will work with this phone. You’ll have to find just the right spot to use your cell phone. Wireless internet is available via satellite.

Rocky Run Landing consists of a small first-floor bedroom, a small loft bedroom, a bath and a half, kitchen/dining area, and a great room. The great room has two sleep futons, chairs, and a small TV/DVR with cable. A wood stove is also in the great room. The small kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, deep sink, gas range, coffeemaker, and microwave oven. A dining table and four chairs are provided, along with basic pots, pans, and tableware. Rocky Run Landing has central HVAC, but often all you need are the ceiling and pedestal fans. The best experience is al fresco!

The small first floor bedroom features a queen bed, nightstand and lamp, and a chest of drawers. Bed linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are also provided. The half-bath is off this bedroom and adjoins the full bath. Electric wall heaters provide auxiliary heat in the bedroom and bathrooms. The bedroom also has a couple of very small closets, which are the only clothes closets in the cabin.

The staircase to the small loft is very steep and is not recommended for older guests or the very young. The loft is furnished with a double bed.

A hiking trail and a gravel road will take you the 1/3-mile to the Tye River, but be warned — both are steep. You’ll need a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to drive to the river. You’ll need good legs to walk back to the cabin. By the riverside you'll find a well-groomed recreation area with picnic tables shaded by a canopy of white ash and river birch, a fire ring, and, in the summer, even a porta-potty. A 'beach' is cleared to the river. At normal water levels, this spot on the Tye is appropriate for supervised child's play and for adult water recreation. Fishing is also fine! History has it that the Tye River was Teddy Roosevelt's favorite fishing stream. Rocky Run Landing is a good location to either begin or end a paddling or tubing trip on the Tye/James Rivers. A canoe is available for rental and your hosts can assist with planning river trips from one-half mile to 20 miles (overnight). Shuttle service is included with canoe rental. Tubes are also available for a lazy drift downstream. Charcoal grills may be requested for use at the cabin or in the riverside picnic area (guests provide charcoal).

The screened porch offers a serene view of Buffalo Ridge to the south across the river (if the leaves aren't too thick). Turn on the porch ceiling fans, relax in the porch swing, and whistle back to the whippoorwills. As the evening gets quiet, let the roar of the Tye River rapids lull you to sleep.

If you decide you’d like to forgo seclusion and venture into the outside world during your stay, many places of interest are within a day trip of Rocky Run Landing. Jeffersonian and other historic properties abound, Civil War sites are easily accessible, Wintergreen Resort offers a variety of activities, and kid-friendly excursions are within kid-tolerance driving distance. Your hosts will be happy to recommend itineraries based on your interests and will check with Wintergreen to ensure any desired activity is available. Many wineries, breweries, and cideries are also in the area, along with local artisan shops.

Rocky Run Landing is appropriate for a family vacation, spiritual sojourn, romantic escape, adventure quest, artist's or writer's retreat, friends' get-away, or sight-seeing base. Free canine companionship is offered for animal lovers!

Keywords: Cabin, cottage, bungalow

More Details

Owner
Charles (Charlie) Murphy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

What makes this cabin unique

River sports, such as playing in the water, paddling, tubing, and fishing; natural setting

Guestbook comments from the owner

We like RRL better than our usual vacation spot in Maine. The boys loved the river.
May 2010
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Amenities

Arrington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One full bath and one half-bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • *Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Futons (2) Suitable for 4 adults and 4 children
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Riverfront picnic-recreation area; river swimming area

Reviews

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Peace like a river -- and more!
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quiet secluded cabin by the river is just what you need to unplug and de- stress. Very neat, clean and well appointed accommodation. Friendly store nearby. Hope to visit again in spring or summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Country Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful country cabin with all the comforts of home. Kitchen is well stocked, towels and linens provided, and a working washer and dryer. Charlie is a delightful and very helpful man with information about the area. There is useful outdoor space, with grills and a fire pit. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Onley VA on the Virginia eastern shore
5

Delightful and SO much more

  • 5 of 5

This cabin in the woods, by the river, is a wonderful place to get away and just relax. The area by the river is well kept and has many amenities. The cabin itself is stocked with all you could need or want. This is our third trip and we will continue to come as often as we can. Absolutely worth the trip!

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

Terrific cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Big, beautiful cabin with easy access to river - firepits, fishing, grilling, the easy joyful life. Our hosts were welcoming, helpful and had set up a thoroughly prepared home, even to replacement batteries in the fridge. Had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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5

We love every season at Rocky Run

  • 5 of 5

Lat week was our first time being here in the summer.....what a blast! Charlie and Pettius are the most generous and kind host. We will continue to visit this cabin for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stony Creek, VA
5

Idyllic. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and was once again a perfect location with the best hosts one could ever ask for! The cabin was spotless and already nice and cool when we arrived. Charlie and Pettis had left us a big bowl of their homegrown tomatoes!! All we had to do was unload our car and head out to the river. The week was HOT and humid but we still enjoyed many wonderful meals and evenings on the screened in porch thanks to the ceiling fans. From providing directions to everything we could imagine needing, loaning their kayaks, dropping off fresh towels mid-week, sharing a delicious 6pack of DB Vienna Lager, and even letting us use his air pump when one of our vehicles had a low tire -- you could never ask for more gracious, friendly hosts and the Tye River is truly the "tie" that binds hearts.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Lovingston Cafe
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Wintergreen
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
U.S. Route 29
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Lovingston Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wintergreen
Car: necessary

Most activities within 50 miles of Rocky Run Landing, many through Wintergreen Resort.

Orchards,

Wineries, breweries, cideries

Artisan shops

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

The per-night rate drops as the stay extends. The longer the reservation, the cheaper the per-night rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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