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Your Secluded, Private Retreat Complete with Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Leave your stress, worries and hectic life at the bottom of the mountain because 24 Fox Sparrow Lane is a cozy space where you can rest, relax and enjoy the company of your friends, family and serene surroundings.

The living room has a wonderful fireplace that heats the house up after a long day of skiing. We have fantastic outdoor space to enjoy the local wildlife - deer, raccoons, groundhogs and a huge red headed woodpecker often visit. There is a upper deck ideal for a cup of coffee and a book, or just a nap. The house has a wrap around deck with outdoor dining table, chairs and a hot tub. There is even a large screened in porch on the lower deck level.

After a long hike in the woods, a tough day on the links, or a skiing adventure the hot tub is the icing on the cake to sooth your hard working muscles.

Our home is perfect for a family getaway. With 3 TVs there is plenty of space for everyone to do what they choose. It also makes a nice retreat for 2-3 couples to get away for the weekend.

The Winter garden Spa has wonderful services and is within a mile of the house. Devil's Knob Golf Course and Grill is within walking distance...downhill on the return trip!

Our kitchen is well stocked and if you choose to cook a meal you will find all the equipment you need right down to a great selection of spices.

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Donnie Harper
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Donnie Harper

I am hard working, but I love to play equally as much as I enjoy my work. I went to UVA and I've enjoyed cheering for my alma mater's football team since the mid 80's. I enjoy golfing at as many courses as I possibly can and love to be outside.

Donnie Harper purchased this house in 2002

Why Donnie Harper chose Central Virginia

Wintergreen is a beautiful location. Every time I go there it is relaxing and peaceful. Sometimes the hardest decision (and only decision I make all day long) is whether to go in the hot tub. I am grateful to have such a special location so accessible to me where I can visit and truly unwind.

What makes this house unique

I enjoy the long and often challenging walks, golfing, skiing. In the summer it is especially refreshing to climb the mountain and get away from the heat and humidity of Richmond where we live. The temperatures are 10-14 degrees cooler in the summer, and of course colder in the winter. But this also means we are often the first ( and only) people to see snow in central Virginia. I almost always enjoy a massage from Wintergarden Spa!



Wintergreen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bathroom has a bath tub with a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom is on first floor and has a full bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The "kids" room has two twin beds, a TV and is on the second
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , The respite room has a private second floor deck.
  • King size beds (1) The king bed is in the first floor master bedroom. Double Beds (1) The double is in the 2nd floor bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the woods. Twin or Single Beds (2) Is on the 2nd floor in the the 'kids' room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Your Secluded, Private Retreat Complete with Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 39 reviews

A holiday dream in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for this wonderful week in Wintergreen! There was everything in the house what we needed and even did not thought about it. We enjoyed the pool after hiking on the trails in the resort and the mountains and also the grill. We highly recommend this beautyful place to our friends and families and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great review! Also thank you for taking such GREAT care of our home! Katie and Donnie
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Red Lion, PA

Very nice area

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property a little dated but very nice place, Donnie the property owner was very nice to work with and has a gorgeous view, hot tub amazing and the Wintergreen area was very nice. Would rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, but needs some work.

  • 3 of 5

We had difficulty obtaining our directions to the cabin. It took several emails over 3 days to finally get them. The owner tried on his side too. The cabin was nice and homey. We knew there was no air conditioning. It was no problem at night, but the days were warm. The king bed downstairs was comfortable. But all the mattresses upstairs were old and worn and very uncomfortable. The fall leaves were late in turning, but the scenery was still lovely. But it wasn't the view we expected from our deck like in the pictures. With a few updates it would be very lovely.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorba Linda, California

Property was wonderful but location was not!

  • 3 of 5

I rented this accommodation for my daughter and her bridal party members. This property is in a peaceful and secluded setting. It was minimally appointed (no soap in bathrooms) so allow time to shop for missing basics. Our primary criticism is that it was advertised and mapped as being located in Nellysford, VA, which was very near where the majority of the wedding guests were staying. It is actually located at Wintergreen resort and a 15-20 min. drive from Nellysford along a winding road up the mountain. As we are from the west coast and were not familiar with the area's layout, didn't realize it would add a significant inconvenience and added time for transportation to and from the wedding venue until after it was secured and paid for. In all fairness to future guests, I would suggest changing the HomeAway listing to reflect accurate location - especially the map star. I notice this was another guest's observation but they weren't on a time driven schedule so it wasn't a hassle for them.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home. Your comments have prompted us to further describe our location so that our renters understand we are in Wintergreen resort which is on top of the mountain. Unfortunately, the map makes it look close, but the drive up and down the mountain does take some time. While we are not a hotel, we do strive to make our house comfortable and we usually have many conveniences for our guests to use. We do ask guests to replace what they use if they use it up so that the next person can enjoy it. Unfortunately, it sounds like the soap must not have been replenished. Thank you for letting us know. We hope you enjoyed your time in Virginia. Sincerely, Donnie Harper
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Great spot to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our & Devil’s Backbone Hoopla!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

A drift from summer into fall

  • 4 of 5

A delightful getaway. We enjoyed the hot tub, made some great meals in the well stocked kitchen, and relaxed in the ambiance. Worth the stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $125

Refunds are not given for inclement weather.

Owner'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.