Old Rag Mt Lodge Overlooking Mountains & Orchards(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Chateau / Country House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Sunny, Private Country Estate with Mountain Views and Lush Gardens
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.
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.
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Member since: 2013
- Chateau / Country House
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Large showers. No indoor tubs.
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
Pool / Spa
Two options: By request we can arrange pool access at Graves Mt Lodge OR enjoy our private community lake with a dock . . . just down the hill.Floats provided...lovely place to spend a hot day...moreless
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Nov 24 - Jan 5
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $125
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Tax Rate 5%
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.
$25 per night for any additional people (Over 6 adults)
$25 per night/dog (only with owner permission)
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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!
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Syria, VA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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.)
- Secondary: +1 301-385-5934 EST 9am - 9pm
Beautiful autumn view!! (Looking at Hawksbill, DoubleTop, and Graves Mountains)
Great room with 33' ceilings
Ramp allows wheelchair access into the house.
A cozy holiday evening by the fire.
The master bedroom on the second floor with window seat and private deck
First floor bedroom with comfy queen and full bath
Side deck with views.
The dining table with built-in window seat.
Community lake just a brief walk down our hill--cool off, swim, float, fish
Wheelchair ramp leads to wrap-around porch.
Enjoy the waterfalls of nearby White Oak Canyon or climb Old Rag Mountain
The Great Room on a sunny day
View from the screen porch
Upstairs bedroom with rustic hickory beds (also window bed, not shown)
Dawn from the master bedroom
Graves Mt. Lodge horse pastures at the foot of our hill. . . boarding available
Country kitchen with slate counters and all around views
The perfect lawn for playing or sunbathing surrounded by our lush gardens.
A few of our chickens : - )
Grab bars in the first floor shower
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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