Historic Estate, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10) 110 Acres, Secluded
Queen-size beds (2): Two larger bedrooms upstairs with a Queen-size bed in each room. Double beds (2): One small bedroom upstairs with a Double bed, and one small bedroom downstairs with a Double bed. Twin or Single beds (2): One Attic room with two Twin beds. The Attic room adjoins one of the Queen bedrooms. In order to get to the upstairs bathroom from the Attic room, one needs to go through the Queen bedroom.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children's toys, swings, sandbox and play towerChildren's toys, swings, sandbox and play tower
Pets allowed - Maximum of two dogs.Maximum of two dogs.
No events - Events are allowed only with separate agreementEvents are allowed only with separate agreement
No smoking - No candles in house.No candles in house.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - One person must be over the age of 25 One person must be over the age of 25
Property has guest safety measures
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
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About Cliff and Joy Williams
Lightwood Forest is owned by Cliff and Joy Williams. Cliff began restoring the house in 1978 and its restoration has been a labor of love ever since. We are pleased to share this beautiful and beloved property with guests from around the world.
Cliff and Joy Williams purchased this House in 1978
Why Cliff and Joy Williams chose Spring Grove
Since the age of ten, I had always wanted to restore an historic house. Several years after moving to Williamsburg to work for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, I discovered Lightwood House abandoned and forlorn in rural, unspoiled Surry County, on the south side of the James River. The house was in an advanced state of deterioration, but still had great possibilities. I began the work in 1978 and after ten years had made considerable progress. However, it has been Joy's influence that has truly civilized the old place and turned it into the gem it is today. Having worked for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for many years, I was familiar with the love that visitors to the area have for Colonial American history. With Williamsburg nearby, it seemed appealing that an eighteenth-century house could be enjoyed by guests as a home base from which to discover Virginia's historic sites.
What makes this House unique
Staying at Lightwood Forest is truly a unique and extraordinary experience and visiting the property can be a vacation in itself. Only a few places exist where it is possible to be so immersed at once in both colonial history and nature. Guests enter a different world after passing through the gates leading to Lightwood House, and stepping into the entrance hall is like traveling back in time to the early days of our nation. It sometimes feels like a great English country house in miniature. And although the feel of history is everywhere at Lightwood, all modern conveniences expected in the twenty-first century are provided, including broadband WIFI, cable TV, whirlpool tub, laundry facilities, air-conditioning and working fireplaces with very realistic gas logs. The extensive grounds and walking trails at Lightwood are a nature lover's (and a dog's) paradise, and many other historic and scenic sites and attractions are close by. Guests can visit Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Busch Gardens, and Yorktown from the comfort and luxury of their own eighteenth-century home.