PLEASE NOTE THAT WE RENT NO MORE THAN 12 MONTHS IN ADVANCE.
RiverBend Cabin is situated on the beautiful Maury River in historic Rockbridge County, Virginia. It is secluded, but very close (about 10 minutes) to downtown Lexington, Washington and Lee University, VMI, and the Virginia Horse Center.
The Cabin was built in 2007. It is two levels, with the first floor level having a large gathering area (about 700 square feet), a kitchen, full bathroom, and bedroom. The panelled gathering area is highlighted by a large wood-burning stone fireplace with adjacent glass doors that open outward onto a spacious covered porch with rocking chairs and a view of the river and meadow. Comfortable over-stuffed couches are centered around the fireplace and a large flat screen TV with DVD rests above the mantle. An eight-seat plank dining table easily accommodates your entire family and is situated near the rear of the great room. The adjacent open kitchen features stainless steel appliances and has everything you might need to prepare your meals.
The first floor bedroom (about 150 square feet in size) has a queen bed, an armoire, chest of drawers, and plenty of lamps for reading. A double casement window has a great view looking upstream towards a meadow. An adjacent full bath is provided, with a shower. Two bedrooms are located up the hardwood steps to the second level. The first upstairs bedroom (about 140 square feet in size) has a double bed with a chest of drawers and wall/door hangers for hanging clothes. The large windows look out onto nearby towering trees. The other upstairs bedroom (about 250 square feet) offers three twin beds with spectacular views of the river and meadow. A television, DVD, and game console are provided with a chest of drawers and plenty of wall/door hangers. A full bathroom with a shower is located between the upstairs bedrooms.
The first floor level has architecturally stained concrete floors with area rugs and the second level is carpeted.
An outdoor shower is provided.
RiverBend Cabin is situated on a bend of the Maury River. The Cabin sits on a small bluff only 50 yards from the riverbank and is sited such that there are serene views both upstream and downstream. We are lucky to have adjacent Conservation Easement properties across the river as well as upstream so you won't see another structure anywhere nearby! The cabin and porch overlook a flat field that leads to the river. This is a great place for family games and for a nighttime campfire.
The river itself is beautiful. It is ever-changing and has a different allure with each season. It has an emerald green tint in the winter and spring and is gin-clear in the summer. It is seasonal in its levels, with slower flows in the summer. Our stretch of the river is typically quite placid as the river makes its way around the bend.
One of the most wondrous areas in Virginia is the nearby Goshen Pass, only 10-15 minutes upstream. The Pass is a deep gorge cut through by the river and is strewn with enormous boulders, and is lined with towering hardwoods and large stands of rhododendron. It is a must see!
Lexington and the Shenandoah Valley are steeped in history. Downtown Lexington boasts two colleges (VMI and Washington and Lee) and is electric on those big college weekends. It has many quaint restaurants and shops and is a great place to explore. Lexington has been called by one travel magazine as one of the 'coolest small towns in America.'
Outdoor activities are plentiful. Beyond hiking, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, you can take in a round of golf at one of the nearby local courses, or play at the world famous Homestead and Greenbrier resorts not too far away.
We love our spot here in Rockbridge County and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!
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