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Perfect for a Secluded Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,014 sq ft
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Come stay in our cozy timber framed guesthouse for a peaceful, serene getaway away from the hustle and bustle of city living. The cottage has a large porch that wraps around 2 sides. Two comfy rockers are ideal to enjoy the natural surroundings and abundant wildlife. There is also a small bistro table with 2 chairs so you can enjoy your breakfast out on the porch.

We are located on 38 acres off a dirt road and are secluded, yet easily accessible to town. Lexington is a 12 minute drive and Goshen Pass is 15 minutes away for great fly-fishing and other outdoor recreational opportunities.

If you are looking for quiet simplicity or a romantic getaway then this is the place.

The living area has two leather recliners in front of a wood stove (firewood provided if you want to use the stove), a perfect setting for reading and conversation. We have books by local authors and a small collection of art by locals as well.

The kitchen has a small refrigerator, stove, and microwave. There is a table and chairs for meals. The cupboard is stocked with dishes, silverware, glasses, coffee press pot, and a few other pots and pans. Heat and A/C are provided using a wall mounted unit that you control with a remote controller.

The bedroom has a queen bed and the small bathroom has a shower stall, no tub. Linens and towels are provided. There is additional electric baseboard heat in the bedroom and bath.

The loft has a small sofa, table, lamps, and chair. There is also a queen size air mattress for use by those over the age of 10.

There are ceiling fans on the porch and in the living area and bedroom as well.

There is a small washer and dryer for your use in the basement (outside access).

There is no Wi-Fi, TV, or phone service to get in the way of your solitude, but your cell phone will work if you need it.

No pets. No smoking.

More Details

Cindy Mullen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Cindy Mullen

My husband and I came to Lexington 25 years ago. He is a retired Civil Engineering professor at VMI and I am a self-employed bookkeeper. He is a VMI grad as well so this place is home.

Why Cindy Mullen chose Rockbridge Baths

We love life in these mountains. So not the rat race of a big city. Slow pace of life.

What makes this cottage unique

We share the peace and quiet with abundant wildlife. There are only 8 families that live on our dirt road so we have very little traffic. We see deer and turkeys on a regular basis.

My husband spent a Christmas vacation painting me 4 barn quilts that are now on 3 of our buildings. They are so bright and pretty.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just want to take a moment and thank you for helping make our vacation time so much fun. The cottage was perfect ... a really delightful place to stay, and your help and information when we needed it made our visit even more delightful. We hope we can come back some time when the weather is cold.
Jun 2014
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Rockbridge Baths Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1014 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - We have a queen air mattress in the loft.
  • A bright quilt and local art complete the decor in the bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lots of peace and quiet!


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(37 traveler reviews)

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Perfect for a Secluded Getaway
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 38 reviews

Wonderfully peaceful and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the guest cottage and worked while my son was at the Goshen Boy Scout Reserve.

It exceeded my expectations and made for peaceful week of work from the mountains--much better than the hustle and bustle of D.C. Cindy not only thinks of everything that a guest may want or need, she makes sure it's taken care of. This includes detailed directions, books on local hikes and outdoor activities, well organized kitchen, and many other details and amenities. The surroundings were lovely and I saw many deer and other wildlife, including a cute and curious raccoon one evening. I would stay there again without a second thought.

Tip: If you're a hiker, Little and Big House Mountain(s) are closeby and a really nice and pretty rigorous hike.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My husband and I have tried to make our guesthouse the sort of place we like to stay in while on vacation. Sounds like we have hit a home run with this guest. We enjoy the quiet and the wildlife too.
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An Absolutely Wonderful Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying here and it is such a great place to relax in - we could for sure LIVE here!! It's private, clean, quiet - the wrap around porch is a perfect place for coffee, watch the birds, the stars, the rain - love it. The place itself is very well constructed, thoughtfully designed, well stocked (fresh flowers, fresh cookies too!), in the midst of a beautiful setting - outside flowers & walkways - everything very well maintained. The owners live there on the property but it's still very private AND welcoming - Cindy is great! We've only been able to stay one night each time, but it would be the perfect place to stay longer - Shenandoah Valley is beautiful & this is a special retreat in the midst of it.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you appreciate our property. We work hard at making the place inviting and welcoming, just what we would want when we book our own stays.
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Lovely, quiet, perfect for a romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was simply perfect! We loved the solitude and the beautiful setting. A gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We have provided exactly the type of place we like to stay in when we travel.
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Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful guest house. Spotless, comfortably and attractively furnished, and set in a lovely and private corner of the owner's property. Cindy was a thoughtful hostess and brought us some home-baked goodies during our stay. Though off the beaten path, the drive back and forth to Lexington was easy and not an issue. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin and surrounding property are beautiful!! Nice drive through beautiful mountain scenery to get to the cabin. There were plenty of dishes, utensils, pots and pans. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was a good size. All linens were provided, extra pillows and towels. The Mullens were excellent hosts!! We would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad we could accommodate all of you for Michaela's VMI graduation week. We hope you'll stay in touch.
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Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for a one night getaway. We came up to see a VMI football game and see our son. Our adult daughter tagged along and the loft was a perfect place for her to sleep. Very well-stocked, clean and cozy. Wish we could have stayed longer to hang out on the porch and read a good book.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good Lexington visit. Now that you know we here please come on back.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Close to VMI, W&L, VA Horse Center, Big Spring Farm wedding venue, Goshen Pass, Natural Bridge, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Staunton is 30 minutes away. Charlottesville is 1 hour away. Roanoke is 1 hour away. All by interstate.

We have added 4 barn quilts to some of our outbuildings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.3%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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