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Oak Lawn Country Home, Near Sweet Briar & Lynchburg, Va

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Oak Lawn and its gardens are situated off US-29 halfway between Sweet Briar College and Lynchburg, VA near Monroe, and Elon, overlooks Tobacco Row Mountain on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This classical Georgian 4-over-4 clapboard farm house has been carefully restored and thoughtfully renovated, offering its owners and their guests every comfort and quiet charm.

The house (circa 1850) has been placed on the Virginia Landmarks Registry and the National Register of Historic Places, was once the center of a bustling 19th century village.

Keywords: 1850 Georgian 4-over-4 Virginia Farmhouse

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Denise Dance
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Denise Dance

We are fun & loving couple who have fully renovated an 1850's farmhouse overlooking Tobacco Row Mountain in Amherst county, VA. We love to hike and explore the AT and Blue Ridge parkway, both only 20 minutes away. We have begun a native plant garden and a wildflower meadow. Janet loves 'her birds' as she sits and drinks her coffee or tea at the kitchen window. Dick is a fern fanatic and has plant many species in the garden. Since we are still both working in Richmond, VA and are hardly there , we began sharing Oak Lawn in 2011. We are pleased to offer our second home for others to enjoy should your travel destination include Lynchburg or Central VA.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The mention of a small pond as part of Oak Lawn was correct. The pond is located on the adjacent property and is posted, no trespassing, by the owner.
Oct 2016
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Madison Heights Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , His & hers vanities
    Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , toilet & sink located off main hallway downstairs
    Bathroom 3 Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Full bath with grab bar, handheld shower, and shower bench
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 trundles located under daybeds in den. Great for kids!
  • Queen size Beds (2) Upstairs: Master suite with queen bed and full bath with his & hers vanities; back bedroom has queen bed & shares full bath located on hallway with front bedroom , that has (2) single converted rope beds. Downstairs: Den, Two daybeds/sofas with trundle bed under each. Den has private dressing area and full bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Enjoy the year round wildflower garden and meadow. Watch for deer from the secluded stone terrace in the Walnut Garden, a short distance down the hill from the house.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Oak Lawn Country Home, Near Sweet Briar & Lynchburg, Va
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful home for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented Oak Lawn recently for a multi-generational family get together, and found it just perfect! The home was comfortable, well appointed, and in a wonderful location. We had family meals around the big dining table, spent time in the kitchen nook watching the birds at the feeders, and used it as our home base for visiting the Lynchburg area. I would highly recommend this to anyone needing an alternative to a hotel for a family group!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The home was very nice and well represented by the pictures on the website.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay. Plenty of bedrooms and baths for our group of nine. The setting was nice with a country atmosphere but still close enough to stores and restaurants. The only thing I would change is to add a tv or two.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia Beach, VA

Will definitely return

  • 5 of 5

When visiting the Lynchburg area in the past, we have typically done the hotel thing. We were traveling with a group of family so we were looking for someplace that would be easier to socialize and "be family" instead of having to go from room to room in a crowded, noisy, busy hotel. We happened upon this place and thought we would try it out. It is approximately 20 minutes to central Lynchburg - not bad at all. So easy to fall in love with this place. The initial impression when driving up (and it was incredibly easy to find) was a gorgeous house on beautiful property. There are plenty of trees, yard area, a small pond, and wildlife galore. In the trees were bird feeders which made birdwatching easy and fun. When entering the home, the appointments were impeccable. The home is near perfectly restored to its original 1800's splendor and in every little nook and cranny was an unexpected surprise of some little artifact or decoration. The BOOKS! So many books that we could have gotten lost into.

My group was so impressed with everything that was available to us from linens to toiltries (including high end shampoo, body wash, and lotion) to food to wine to cook wear to board games to a grill and smoker - we were lacking for nothing.

This is a definite do-again the next time we are in the Lynchburg area.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was for a weekend and we had 4 adults and 3 children in our group. The house is lovely and the pictures and description don't really do justice. It is obvious that this is a home and not just a sterile house. We felt we were staying in a relative's home and it was very welcoming. The kitchen is completely outfitted with everything one could possibly need--whether preparing a full meal or just making morning coffee with multiple choices for whatever you wish to do. The bedrooms are generous sizes and fully outfitted with a range of beds that are comfortable and accommodating. At first look, I was a little concerned that all the pictures on the site were from years ago and maybe the house would not be as nice today but on arrival it was even better than pictured. The grounds are also well maintained and great for young ones to play and run out energy. We definitely look forward to a longer stay in this quality home.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chesapeake, VA

Weekend stay at Oak Lawn

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing visit to Oak Lawn. Friends and family were together and the house couldn't have been any better. We are looking forward to another visit soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent country home

  • 5 of 5

This country home was more beautiful than the pictures look. The large totally renovated home has large areas where 8 people can enjoy sitting and socializing. The 3 bedrooms upstairs are comfortable and the bedroom downstairs has two very comfortable twin beds. The house sits on a large piece of land and there are chairs outside to enjoy nature. Whenever we had questions we were told the answers promptly and accurately via email. This was a perfect home to stay for a college graduation with grandparents and parents. Beautiful area would visit and stay again.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of Oak Lawn. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It has been a pleasure!
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Popular Grove
Car: necessary

Only 20 minutes away, west on Elon Road (VA-130), is the Blue Ridge Parkway @ Otter Creek (MP 60). Another 5 minutes west from there and you arrive at the James River @ Snowden, VA. Here you can enjoy a pleasurably and easy hike by going south across the river on the Appalachian Trail (AT) and along the river, following the AT up Matt's Creek. Or, going north on the AT, try the strenuous 4 mile hike to Fuller Rocks @ 2,472 ft. for spectacular views of the James River Valley and the city of Lynchburg . There is also good trout fishing (stocked in season) as you ascend on the AT on a little mountain stream, Rocky Row Run. You will also find parking & a public boat ramp right where this stream enters the James.


Rates & Availability

Madison Heights Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Nightly Rate
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.3%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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