September Weekends Available! Enjoy the River, Hikes and Amazing Views!

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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Avon Hill Lodge is your "Old Virginia" getaway in the serene countryside of Virginia. We offer both easy access to local Charlottesville attractions, vineyards and breweries and a serene and peaceful 105 acre countryside setting. Avon Hill specializes in large family reunions , destination weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate retreats all with access to 2 rivers for fishing canoeing kayaking and tubing.

Avon Hill provides lodging for up to 43 people and we invite you to review our rooming descriptions on our website

A little bit of history:

The original deed of Avon Hill was granted by the King of England and has changed familial ownership only three times since the mid 1700s. At one time the Avon Hill Plantation totaled 1300 acres but today only 105 acres remain.The original house at Avon Hill burned in the early 1800s and the current homes date from the mid 1800s with many improvements. After an ground up restorations of all of our buildings Avon Hill is complete. Perhaps the most lasting and beautiful impression that Avon Hill leaves visitors with is the English and American boxwood gardens. Many of these old world shrubs now reach over 40 feet in height. The “hill” used to be a boxwood farm. In 1932 the property owners loaded 22 flatcar trains with boxwoods which today are part of the landscaping of the Governor’s Mansion in Williamsburg Virginia.

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Only in designated area outside...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair access in Lodge only...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 43, Beds for 43

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Full Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Full Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Full bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

    access to full bath outside entry...moreless

  • The Overlook: 1 king, 3 queen, 6 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The Overlook is adjacent to the Lodge and sleeps 16!...moreless

  • Lodge Lower Level: 4 twin/ single

    4 singles-shower-toilet-ping pong-w/frig...moreless

  • Pool House: 1 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    3 minute walk to Lodge-kitchen-bath-deck-screened porch...moreless

  • Green Room in Lodge: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sitting Room-fold out queen- 1/2 bath-courtyard views...moreless

  • Tenet House Adjacent to Lodge: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    King Murphy Bed-TV, kitchen, bath, deck-adjacent to Lodge...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Audiophile quality surround sound in Lodge...moreless

  • Television:

    60 inch flat screen and 32 inch in Lodge; 32 inch in Tenet house...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful mountain views from several porches/decks. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    James River Views in fall/winter...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have over a mile of Rockfish River waterfront. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    One in Lodge and Overlook...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    There is a cap on Internet use-large groups that are going to stream etc can purchase additional usage prior to arrival through owner...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linen/Towel/Cleaning Fee of 350 USD...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    One in Lodge and Overlook...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    1 in Tenet house;2 in Lodge-not working...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    1 in Pool House...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Bunn in Lodge and Mr Coffee in Tenet, Pool and Overlook...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked for 30...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    one in Lodge and 1 in Tenet House...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Huge Kitchen in Lodge-full kitchen in tenet and pool house...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Pro cook oven with convection-3 racks in lodge and tenet house. Oven in pool house...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 in Lodge -1 in Pool House and 1 in Tenet House...moreless

  • Stove:

    Pro cook stove in Lodge-5 burner stove in Tenet house and one in pool house...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    entry way with rockers and mountain/river views...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lodge-purpose built for 20x30 and 10x20 tents-Deck with views in Tenet and Pool House; deck off of new 'Garage' outbuilding...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Tubes for Rockfish/James Rivers Float available...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Available at owner's house. Pool house has a double and 2 twins with fold out couch-2 minute walk from Lodge/Tenet House...moreless



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from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,275 $1,500
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $400
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


**Please note that the quote generated on VRBO will not reflect the actual cost of your stay. We have 4 buildings which can be rented all at different costs. The "seasonal pricing" reflects the building combination options priced by night.**

Nightly Rates:

Lodge = $1,500 - Sleeps 18

Lodge + Tenant House = $1,800 - Sleeps 22

Lodge + Pool House = $1,900 - Sleeps 23

Lodge + Tenant House + Pool House = $2,200 - Sleeps 27

Lodge + Overlook = $2,400- Sleeps 34

Lodge + Tenant House + Overlook = $2,700 - Sleeps 38

Lodge + Overlook + Pool House = $2,800 - Sleeps 39

Lodge + Overlook + Tenant House + Pool House = $3,100 - Sleeps 43

The Lodge is the only building that may be rented alone. All other buildings must be rented in addition to the Lodge. The cleaning fee is charged once per stay. There is a 5% tax on all lodging costs (pre cleaning fee).

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 08/14/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Train
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Virginia Beach

Car: Recommended

Welcome to Old Virginia! Avon Hill is a plantation home along the James and Rockfish Rivers. Country life but close to Charlottesville for all the city amenities. Monticello, 17 Vineyards and Wintergreen are all within 30 miles of Avon Hill.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Avon Hill is run by a father-daughter duo. Bruce is a history fanatic that has been in the service business space for over 30 years. Sarah has a background in Public Relations and hospitality and grew up exploring Avon Hill. Together they provide an unforgettable guest experience!

Why the Owner Chose Howardsville, VA, USA:
Avon Hill Lodge is Old Virginia. It will take you back in time and will leave you with special memories. My first time I climbed the driveway leading to Avon Hill I was immediately struck with by the obvious history and energy of this historic property. Through my experience living in England in the early nineties I developed a deep fascination for old and historic properties. Having looked at over 50 properties in the Charlottesville area, it was the first drive up the Avon Hill that I knew I was home.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Join us for a truly "Old Virginia" experience. We have added touches like the sound systems, Internet and big screen TVs to provide the comfort in a wonderful county setting. Let is host your next event!

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Speaks: english



  • Welcome your guests from our "rocking chair" deck!

    Welcome your guests from our "rocking chair" deck!

  • Avon Hill provides a scenic and unique setting for your wedding.

    Avon Hill provides a scenic and unique setting for your wedding.

  • The Blue Room features DirecTV.

    The Blue Room features DirecTV.

  • Euro sheets,pillows and terry robes in each bedroom

    Euro sheets,pillows and terry robes in each bedroom

  • The Pool at Avon Hill is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine!

    The Pool at Avon Hill is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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