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Rockfish Valley Farm Cottage at Elk Hill Near Wintergreen

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Guest House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Rockfish Valley Farm cottage
Stay in the heart of the Rockfish Valley

The Rockfish Valley extends from Afton to Horseshoe Mountain and Brent's Gap. That is 17 miles. Anchored by the Wintergreen Resort at the South end, the Rockfish Valley has become a tourist destination and a lodging for any who prefer it to the motels in Charlottesville and Waynesboro. The anchor to the Valley is the community of Nellysford area and it is a cool place these days.The venues along Rt 151 are discussed elsewhere. The Rockfish Valley Farm guest house is the most unique property along the 17 mile corridor. It's location and appointments deserve your consideration. It is special and will enhance your visit to Nelson County. Your hosts are very knowledgeable and interested in rural heritage tourism and through the Rockfish Valley Foundation have created the Nelson Scenic Loop. Their knowledge and interest will compliment your stay.

This farm manager cottage is located at 668 Rockfish Valley Highway on the 175 acre Rockfish Valley Farm, part of the historic ELK HILL in Nelson County. It lies on the East Side of the Blue Ridge 14 miles south of RT 250 and less than 1 mile north of Devil's Backbone Brewery and Restaurant This working farm is the perfect weekend rural retreat and is also available for WEDDINGS, REUNIONS, UVA EVENTS and good old fashioned ESCAPES. Your home away from home is at the hub of the Rockfish Valley and its Wintergreen Resort, Nelson County wineries and breweries, the Rockfish River trails and the NELSON SCENIC LOOP.

The 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 bath house is 1400 square feet and has been refreshed recently by its current owners. It is furnished much as a 1940s farm house would have been furnished with antique pine furniture, metal frame beds, but with a relaxed sophistication of oriental rugs and modern appliances and electronics.

Charlottesville, Nellysford, Wintergreen, Central Virginia, Virginia 22958 (35 minutes from Charlottesville.and 2 ½ hours from Washington, D. C.) Nellysford is part of the Rockfish Valley near Wintergreen Resort and Afton. The guest house is within a few miles of 6 Nelson County wineries and 3 breweries, 1 planned cidery, restaurants and shops. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Crab Tree Falls, George Washington National Forest, Appalachian Trail are at the back door. Wintergreen Resort with golf, tennis, and winter skiing are only minutes away.

View/site description
Spectacular 360 panoramic mountain views of 3 Ridge, Black Rock, Horseshoe Mountains and the Blue Ridge. Unforgettable sun rise, sunset, and moon rise, big night sky and the Milky Way. The active farm includes Black Angus cows, renown LILLY the donkey, and two miniature Sicilian donkeys. Caromont goats, Scotish Blackface sheep and chickens in season.

A Bit of History
ELK HILL is an early 19th Century registered historic landmark farm and residence. At one time the estate was 22,000 acres and included the Big Survey known today as Wintergreen Resort. The Farm Manager House located across the road from ELK HILL is part of the Rockfish Valley Farm. It was built in 1945 and expanded in the 1970s. It was constructed by Arthur T Ewing Jr. the oldest son of A T Ewing who raised 6 children with his wife Nannie Noble Coleman Ewing at ELK Hill. Arthur Ewing managed over 10,000 apple trees at Elk Hill and later ran a beef cattle operation. The house was subsequently sold to Uel Gardner, the first snow maker at Wintergreen. Uel was also well known for his herd of belted Galloway cattle which grazed the farm. In 1993, Uel and Sandy Gardner sold the farm to the Holcomb’s who ran an organic farm. They sold the farm in 2005 to the present owners, Betsy and Peter Agelasto. In 2005 the owner put the farm into conservation easements and created the hiking and birding trails.

Keywords: friendly, spacious, updated and smart but historic like grandmother's house
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Wintergreen Vet located 1/2 mile south and provides accommodations as is another boarding kennel 2 miles south....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Spectacular 360 panorama of mountains, night sky,adjacent to Rockfish Valley Trail system, superior birding, geology trail, working farm with cattle, donkeys, chickens, sheep, goats, historic ELK HILL estate, ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Direct TV, ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains is spectacular and nearly 360 degrees. Property located near Wintergreen Resort and 1/2 mile from Bold Rock Cidery, Rockfish Valley Natural History Center and Devil's Backbone Brewery ...moreless

  • River:

    walk to Rockfish River and trails...moreless

  • Rural:

    rockfish Valley is on the east side of the blue Ridge; Nelson has less than 16,000 peple. rural , agricultural, mountains and forests....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arrival Day

  • Negotiable


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Verizon DSL...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    DSL connection and apple docking station provided...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    attractive porcelain propane stove...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    excellent reception but no cell phone provided...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    area caterers can be arranged with notice...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    large deck overlooking barn yard;, furnished for dining and lounging...moreless

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

Payment Type

  • Mastercard
  • Visa


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rates based on number of people (6-8 max)two night minimum
2 people wkend $400 - one week $900
4 people wkend: $600 - one week $1400
6 people wkend: $850 - one week $1800
8 people with approval wkend $1000 - one week $2000
deposit required. holiday rates are different. NO SMOKING
Kitchen stocking and catering available
NOTE: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 03/19/2017
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    RT 151 and RT 664 View on map

    RT 664 is 1/2 mile south of the cottage. Ski Barn and Devil's Backbone are located here. 3 miles from Wintergreen Resort - golf, ski area, 4 season resort.and 3 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway & Appalachian Trail.

31 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Devil's Backbone
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wintergreen / Stoney Creek golf and Devil's Knob
27 Miles
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Devil's Backbone
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wintergreen Resort

birding, 1/4 mile is a vet clinic for boarding dogs, trails for walking dogs adjoin; property is located on NELSON SCENIC LOOP and within 10 miles of 6 wineries, 3 breweries, numerous restaurants and Wintergreen Resort. bold Rock Cidery under construction less than 1/2 mile away.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Residents of Nelson County with interest in conservation and historic preservation. involved in community activities and founder of Rockfish Valley Foundation. which supports the NELSON SCENIC LOOP, the Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center and Spruce Creek Park a mile away and 6 miles of river trails adjoining Rockfish Valley Farm.

Why the Owner Chose Wintergreen, VA, USA:
Cottage is the farm manager house located on the farm. In the 1850s ELK HILL consisted of 22,000 acres including Wintergreen Resort.

The Unique Benefits at this Guest House:
the view is hard to beat; very few places have access to river as we do; birding is some of the best in the entire state. Reception at ELK HILL and events at Spruce Creek Park are possible for additional charge.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/19/2017

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  • view of farmhouse from RT 151

    view of farmhouse from RT 151

  • Living area with propane stove and media center

    Living area with propane stove and media center

  • deck dining overlooking farm

    deck dining overlooking farm

  • queen bed room #1

    queen bed room #1

  • colorful - single room

    colorful - single room

  • bath 1 with tub shower

    bath 1 with tub shower

  • summer flowers - entrance porch

    summer flowers - entrance porch

  • Rockfish Valley Trail adjacent to farmhouse along Rockfish River

    Rockfish Valley Trail adjacent to farmhouse along Rockfish River

  • looking from living toward dining area

    looking from living toward dining area

  • deck sitting

    deck sitting

  • queen bed room #2

    queen bed room #2

  • Bed room with full bed

    Bed room with full bed

  • bath 2 with shower

    bath 2 with shower

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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