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Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat

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Last updated: 09/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Skyline Crest is a private mountain-top retreat high in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Part of a 1,400-acre gated compound bordering the Shenandoah National Park, the property offers supreme privacy in one of the most spectacular natural settings in the Eastern Mountains. Deer, bear and turkey wander through the forests and open fields. Hawks soar overhead. An elevation of 3,200 feet ensures cool temperatures and constant breezes throughout the summer.

The views from the striking contemporary house are breathtaking - a 120-mile panorama from the level Piedmont in the east, over the near Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah Valley to the distant Alleghenies, fading far into West Virginia. (See the video link on this page, or go to: https://youtu.be/ahsnmZwyT4A.) Five decks, including a spacious rooftop deck, open onto the various daytime vistas - and at night provide for thrilling star-gazing under some of the darkest skies in the Mid-Atlantic.

The house itself (2 bedrooms, 2 full baths) features every modern convenience, including a state-of-the art kitchen, satellite TV and wireless internet.

Although it feels like a world apart, Skyline Crest is only 40 minutes from Charlottesville and Jefferson's University of Virginia, giving you easy access to all the cultural amenities that a cosmopolitan University community can offer. There are many distinguished vineyards in the vicinity, and wines from the Monticello American Viticultural Area (named for Jefferson's home) are considered among the best produced anywhere in the Eastern United States. Also nearby is Wintergreen, the renowned four-season resort, featuring two award-winning golf courses and some of the best skiing and snowboarding south of New England.

Two final notes:

1. Skyline Crest is located at the summit of Buck's Elbow Mountain, just above the town of Crozet. We like guests to know that the drive ends with a 5 mile ascent up a gravel road. It's a very good road, well maintained and, except in snow or ice, fine for 2-wheel drive. (See the picture in our Photos section.) It is, however, curvy and steep in places. In the winter months, because weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, we do recommend 4-wheel drive.

2. At the very top of the Mountain, about 150 yards behind our house, there is a small complex of FAA radio towers. These don't interfere in any way with our views, a 270-degree panorama facing entirely in the other direction. But you do see them as you drive up, and from the parking area at the rear of our property. There are 6 unlighted towers, all quite low compared to broadcast radio or cell towers. About 60 feet tall. The setting is very much like that of an oceanfront beach house, with a gorgeous, unobstructed view of the ocean – but perhaps with a radio or water tower behind the house on the other side of the road. The towers are very low wattage – used only to relay airline communications. In more than 20 years of renting the house (hundreds of parties), we have had only 4 or 5 guests tell us that the towers affected their enjoyment in any way. We believe that the view photos on our web pages and the testimonials from our guests speak for themselves, but if you’d like to have a clearer sense what you see from the back of the house we are glad to send a photo taken from the parking area.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the house, the setting, or anything else, please don't hesitate to email or call us before submitting your booking request. You can do this easily by using the "Contact the Owner" form at right.

For current news, please visit our Facebook page by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skyline-Crest/159284470757449.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $50 Pet Fee...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Please note that in addition to the 2 bedrooms, there is a queen sleepsofa in the LR. Occupancy of up to 6 considered upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Unmatched panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain and Shenandoah Valley views - especially from the spacious roof top deck. Miles of hiking trails in the 1,600-acre compound of which this property is a part. Easy access to the Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail. Modern, fully equipped accommodations. Whole-house generator with automatic transfer switch....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Vermont Castings wood stove - opens to function as fireplace....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Columbus Day 2016
Oct 7 - Oct 10, 2016
3 night min stay
$320
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$350
Christmas/New Years 2016
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$270 $320
Fri, Sat
$1,800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning and Linens $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10.3%

Notes:

Unless otherwise approved, weekly stays may not begin and end on a Saturday (as this removes 2 weekends from our calendar). Parties up to 6 considered upon request. A queen Aerobed can be made available. We will also consider requests for one-night stays, at a higher rate. Approval of one-night stays will depend on pragmatic considerations, such as the availability of cleaning services, etc.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

Car: Necessary

Within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail and its vast network of side trails within the Shenandoah National Park. The area around Charlottesville is host to many distinguished wineries, and there is a first-class micro-brewery right at the foot of the mountain. Local orchards offer peach picking in late summer, apples in the fall. Springtime is for ripe strawberries and raspberries.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1986

About the owner: I'm a Charlottesville/Albemarle County native. Both my parents' families were peach orchardists - my father grew up at the base of this mountain near the little town of Crozet. As boys, he and his brothers would often hike to the top - to take in the panoramic views and exult in the feeling of being on top of the world (a rare enough experience in the depression years of the 1930s). My wife and I built this house in 1986 as our weekend retreat (and completely remodeled it in 2009). We live in Charlottesville, where I'm a farm and estate broker and she is a professor of English at UVa. We have one daughter, who is a student at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • 20' x 30' living room with 15' high windows facing the mountains.

    20' x 30' living room with 15' high windows facing the mountains.

  • Study off master bedroom, with a breathtaking 90-mile view.

    Study off master bedroom, with a breathtaking 90-mile view.

  • Down stairs bath with shower.

    Down stairs bath with shower.

  • Buck's Elbow Mtn. Road after a January snow.

    Buck's Elbow Mtn. Road after a January snow.

  • Fully modern kitchen, with breakfast/dining area beyond.

    Fully modern kitchen, with breakfast/dining area beyond.

  • Master bedroom with raised platform bed, for taking in the panoramic views.

    Master bedroom with raised platform bed, for taking in the panoramic views.

  • 2 full baths, recently renovated.

    2 full baths, recently renovated.

  • Letting the hours slip away on a peaceful Sunday afternoon.

    Letting the hours slip away on a peaceful Sunday afternoon.

  • Half an hour before sunset, from the rooftop deck.

    Half an hour before sunset, from the rooftop deck.

  • Buck's Elbow Mtn. Road - the last long climb to the top of the mountain.

    Buck's Elbow Mtn. Road - the last long climb to the top of the mountain.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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