About the property
- Cabin800 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
Charles (Charlie) Murphy
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
What makes this Cabin unique
River sports, such as playing in the water, paddling, tubing, and fishing; natural setting
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Rest, Relaxation, and Seclusion
This cabin is a beautifully quaint place to get a way and escape from the rush and hurry. The trails and river views are absolutely beautiful.
Perfect for outdoors lovers
We stayed her for NYE with some friends. There were 6 total and the space was absolutely perfect, probably if there was one more it would have been cramped. The kitchen was easy to cook in and talk to everyone while you were cooking. My husband and his friends explored the river and my friends and I went hiking to Fortunes Cove, only 25 minutes away and an amazing hike! There were plenty of options of things to do in the surrounding area. I would 100% stay here again, I didn't want to leave!! Local doggies were sweet too!
My only suggestion would be to maybe get another can opener (it was a little rusty and flaked) and some more tupperware!
Perfect weekend getaway
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.
Cozy Country Cabin
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.
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.
Delightful and SO much more
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!
Most activities within 50 miles of Rocky Run Landing, many through Wintergreen Resort. Orchards, Wineries, breweries, cideries Artisan shops
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The per-night rate drops as the stay extends. The longer the reservation, the cheaper the per-night rate.