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Old Rag Mt Lodge Overlooking Mountains & Orchards

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sunny, Private Country Estate with Mountain Views and Lush Gardens

Whether you want serenity or adventure, this house has it all! This sunny Adirondack style home sits high up overlooking hundreds of acres of Apple orchards, forests, and mountains.

You can't beat our location! Hiking, fishing, festivals, biking, winery tours, waterfalls, apple picking, and more...all right here. You can walk or ride for miles right off our property. The Trout Heritage Waters of the Robinson River lay at our feet. Old Rag and White Oak Canyon are just up the road. Next door, the Graves Mountain Lodge offers horseback riding, hayrides, music festivals, camps, and a full service, country style restaurant.

Our great room soars 33' with a stone fireplace and looks out on the mountains. Wrap around porches with rocking chairs and a hammock await you. Curl up with a book, watch hummingbirds feed in our extensive gardens, or visit with friends and family. From every angle, you'll enjoy great views of sunrises, sunsets, and starry-skies.

Chicken coop on site. Fresh eggs laid daily! Imagine starting your day with a fluffy omelet in a light-filled window seat!

Hot-tub after a fun day hiking Rag Mountain or White Oak Canyon and then tuck in under cozy flannel comforters for the quietest night sleep you can imagine.

A master bedroom, second bedroom, and studio office are on the second floor--all brimming with light, hickory log furniture, and charm. There are large window seats that serve as extra sleeping space and a shared full bath.

The first floor is handicap accessible via a ramp from the driveway--not ADA compliant.

More Details

Owner
Samantha Guerry
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Samantha Guerry

After years of living near DC, we were ready to get back to the quiet of the countryside--even if it wasn't full time. We also wanted our son to know the pleasures of a country community---the immense freedom and pleasures of the woods and fields.

Samantha Guerry purchased this chateau / country house in 1994

Why Samantha Guerry chose Syria

We fell in love with this valley over 23 years ago when we came to Graves Mt. Lodge for a weekend. We found this property in 1992 and designed our dream house to go with it. We've created the gardens up and sense of place out of our vision of the ideal country life.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our home is only 90miles from DC--a short and mostly beautiful 1.75 hr drive--also only 35 miles from Charlottesville/UVA.

It's just close enough to be satisfying for an overnight and just long enough to feel a LOT further away. This is a place you can really get away from it all! (BTW, cells phones don't work here--but we do have wifi for texting/email.)

Map

Graves Mountain Lodge
"Classic, family style dining hall. Hay rides. Trailing riding. Petting farm for kids. Ev..."
Skyline Drive
Luray Caverns
Sperryville
"Love Sperryville! Tiny town that is nearly 200 years old. The Thorton River Grille is a fa..."
Ducard Vineyards
"This is a BEAUTIFUL vineyard just around the corner from us. Their wine and their tasting r..."
Walk to White Oak Canyon Trail in Shenandoah National Park
"Hike up to cool waterfalls! Beautiful trail. Classic hike."
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 29 -- N. Seminole Trail Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Graves Mountain Lodge
Car: necessary

When the road ends, adventure begins! Drive, bike or ride a short way west on any road in our valley and you will be in the Shenandoah National Park. Hike Old Rag Mountain or White Oak Canyon. Cool off in local waterfalls. Fish the beautiful heritage waters of the Robinson and Rose Rivers---or take your little ones to the stocked trout pond to let them catch some dinner.

If you just want to relax, you can curl up in our hammock for that overdue nap, take a swim in our community lake (just a short walk down the hill) or just pass the day on a raft reading and counting the hawks that fly overhead.

Our valley is home to the Graves Mountain Lodge, which hosts the nationally known Annual BlueGrass Festival, the autumn Apple Festivals, and many other wonderful events. If you don't feel like cooking, just drop in at Graves for a homestyle meal served family style in their lodge overlooking the mountains.

If you love horses, you can join a ride out of their stable or board your own horses in their stable space right at the foot of our hill. There are hundreds of miles of trails through fields and forests--you can go all the way to Skyline Drive from here.

For cyclists, our backroads are some of the most beautiful and least traveled in the region and the Double Top Wilderness area has lots of great mountain bike trails to take in as well.

So much to do in every season!

Amenities

Syria Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -First Floor - toilet , shower , Shower has handicap grab bars
    Bathroom - 2nd Floor - toilet , shower , Shared bath between upstairs bedrooms
  • Large showers. No indoor tubs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2nd Floor - 3 twin/ single
    First Floor 'Red Room' - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , Large Master Bedroom upstairs with King size bed and sleepin
  • Large Master Bedroom upstairs with great view, King size bed and sleeping window seat bed (size of twin, ideal for children). Deck off this room includes outdoor lounge we call the 'Stargazer' because it is perfect to layout and sleep under the stars and listen to the Robinson River just below. Shares full bath with another second floor bedroom with 2 twins beds and a window bed (twin). Bedroom on first floor has comfy queen and provides easy access and full bath. Wheelchair accessible.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Whether you just want some serenity or adventure, this house has it all.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Old Rag Mt Lodge Overlooking Mountains & Orchards
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
5

Everyone's Favorite - We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our time shared in this lovely vacation spot in the Virginia mountains with beautiful gardens and views. The home provided an anchor for our multi-generational group to gather. It was a big hit with everyone from the young children and their parents to the grandparents and aunts. Rain did not bother us as there are so many cozy spots to read, play games, nap, etc. We did enjoy the proximity to great hiking and fishing and visiting the farm animals nearby. The highlight of the mornings was gathering eggs for breakfast! We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you all had a wonderful time!! We look forward to having you back again soon.
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5

Lovely, wooded, peaceful setting for our group to do winery touring.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults enjoyed this peaceful setting in the woods after each day of touring local wineries! We had one in the group in a motorized wheelchair and the downstairs bedroom and bath were set up to be accessible. Was really handicapped! Lots of places say they are but not to the extent of the needs for a person confined to a wheelchair.

Connie, the caretaker, was a great help if we had any issues.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Glad we came back

  • 5 of 5

This house is a treasure. If you have the good fortune to be able to stay here, do it. It is a gem hidden in the mountains. We stayed here 3 years ago and we were glad to come back. There's plenty of room, fantastic mountain views, and a hot tub which is essential after hiking Old Rag. Thank you Samantha for sharing your home with us once again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cabin in the woods with plenty of space. Great location close to many hikes, horseback riding, and all sorts of back to nature activities. There is no cell service, but that is what we wanted - perfect for getting away from it all. Connie the caretaker is great - we enjoyed our time here while we visited Shenandoah National Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely stunning in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this vacation so much! The cabin was gorgeous. It was such a joy to feel at home even away from home. The view was beautiful. We loved the wrap around porch equipped with a hammock and a great swing. Our family also spent a lot of time in the screened in porch area. The nearby town of Madison was a treasure, but, honestly we spent most of our time at the cabin. It was a wonderful respite for our family and we look forward to staying at this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a wonderful stay at Old Rag Mountain Lodge. It was perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home both for its own beauty and charm and its proximity to Old Rag Mountain and White Oak Canyon. We spent six days on the property (would have loved more!) and hiked three of the days. We enjoyed a day in Charlottesville and two days relaxing at the house and pond. The fishing was fun for all ages and our dogs loved swimming in the pond. We spent one rainy day playing board games, listening to music (loved the selection), and reading. The house is warm and cozy but has enough room for everyone to find their own space too. We cooked four nights and found the kitchen well appointed. Though it sometimes took a few tries to locate an item, we ultimately found everything we needed. The window seats / day beds in the two upstairs bedrooms are comparable to the size of single beds which may be especially helpful to those families who need more space than the king, queen, and two single beds. When we first arrived, the hot tub wasn't working, but it was fixed the next day and Connie, the caretaker, was very helpful throughout our stay. Finally, I just want to add to the comments on the beauty of the grounds. The landscaping and flower combinations are simply lovely!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $150

Check in time is 4pm. Check out is 11:00am---please respect these times.

We will consider early and late check ins/outs based on other bookings and reserve the right to charge a $75 fee for late or early checkouts that are in excess of 4 hours and therefore constitute a full day.

Other fees:
$25 per night for any additional people (Over 6 adults)
$25 per night/dog (only with owner permission)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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