About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Heather Hamilton
We are a family of five, with three boys and a dog named Lexie. We are very family oriented and have a great love of the outdoors.
Heather Hamilton purchased this Cabin in 2007
Why Heather Hamilton chose Lexington
We love time spent in a beautiful area along a beautiful river. We are lucky to be out in the country but close enough to downtown Lexington to enjoy the trappings of a uniquely quaint town.
What makes this Cabin unique
The beauty of the Shenandoah Valley is remarkable and the outdoor activities are limitless. We are centrally located, not far from Roanoke, Charlottesville (UVA), and the wonders of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. You can find nearby ski resorts, golf courses and resorts, watch Division 1 and 3 sports at VMI and W and L, go to nearby Hull's Drive-In movie theater, and float and fish the Maury/James/Jackson rivers, among so many other things. We never get bored!
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The cabin is located in a great setting - very peaceful and a great get away place.
Return to River Bend
We stayed here 3 years ago for W&L graduation week and have been looking to return. The place was great, the weather not so much. The beautiful fireplace got a work out even if the kayaks did not. We cannot wait to return in warm weather to take advantage of all the cabin and the surroundings have to offer. A terrific family place for all ages.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad you were able to stay and invite you back!
My family decided we wanted something a little different for Thanksgiving this year. After much research, we settled on River Bend cabin. We had an incredible time: the cabin is well appointed with all you could possibly need; the property is simply amazing with a wide field to play in, a short walk to the rivers edge, and perfect seclusion! Heather was very accessible and provided friendly service whenever needed. I wish we had stayed longer!
Thank you so much, Beth, for the great review. We are so glad you were able to spend time along the river on such a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend! Hope to see you all again soon! Kurt and Laura
Great Memorial Day Family Trip.
Everything was great! Beautiful views, fun fishing and good family time! The cabin was clean, well stocked and beds were comfortable.
Wish we could have stayed longer! Definitely will rent this cabin again.
We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the cabin! It certainly is a beautiful time of the year. Thank you so much for your kind comments! Kurt and Laura
My husband and I and our 2 dogs rented this cabin for 3 nights. This cabin and property are impeccable! We were blown away from the time we pulled down the driveway and saw this beautiful property! We fished, hiked, grilled, played games and enjoyed the fire pit each night. My husband enjoyed the kayak while the dogs swam along beside him! I can't say enough about this wonderful property! We will be back!
So glad you enjoyed you getaway!
Nature at its Best!
Impeccable. The comforts of home combined with the feeling of rest & relaxation of the great outdoors. Since this was a weekend visit we appreciated
not having to pack all sorts of gear...Cabin is thoughtfully stocked with all that a family could possibly want or need. Hull's Drive In brought back fond memories, as did the drive through Safari Park.Goshen Pass is a must see.
Secluded to a point but not too far away for exploring!.
Grands paddled up & down the Maury River. We loved that we could sit on the porch & with a view of the water as well as the meadow. Just a little bit of heaven. Every detail was well thought out.
This will surely be added to "our favorites" with the hopes that we will return someday soon. Added bonus was that the Bichon's were allowed to accompany us. Thank You, Judy March & Family
Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We are really happy you had such a good time and you definitely hit some of the must-see sites around Lexington. We'd love to have you come back!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are $325.00 per night for the first two nights and then $275.00 for nights thereafter. Weekly rates are available. Rates are subject to change and do not include lodging taxes. There is no cell service at the property.