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Heart Of Virginia Retreat-James River, President's Homes, Civil War Trails

Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Centrally Located Halfway Between Richmond And Charlottesville.

Newstead On The James, a perfect spot for meditation and renewal, is a beautiful country estate central to much history, historic homes, civil war sites and Virginia wineries.

The beauty and peace of the Virginia countryside is wonderfully uplifting. Take time out for a spiritual retreat. Leave behind the problems of our busy materialistic world and gain greater personal fulfillment.

A weekend at Newstead provides an opportunity to think more deeply about what is going on in our inner lives and may help you find the deeper meaning of life.

A total of three bedrooms with queen sized beds are available.

Afternoon tea and scones are available in the sitting room overlooking the South lawn by special request.

The James River is nearby for boating, tubing and swimming.

At night the Milky Way spills over the country sky.

Walk down the country lane and out into the field to visit the resident flock of sheep and their guardian dog, Simone.

Carriage rides available by special arrangement.


Monticello-Thomas Jefferson

Ashlawn-James Monroe

Montpelier-James Madison

Berkeley-William Henry Harrison 9th President

Mount Vernon-George Washington


White House of the Confederacy

Edgar Allen Poe House

Hollywood Cemetery



Virginia House




Manassas National Battlefield



Shirley Plantation

Berkeley Plantation

Westover Plantation

Sherwood Forest Plantation




Washington DC-Only 2.5 hours away

Arlington National Cemetery

Mary Washington House, Fredricksburg

Gari Melchers House, Fredricksburg


James River at Cartersville

James River rafting, canoeing & kayaking-Scottsville

Bear Creek State Park

High Bridge Trails State Park

Horseback riding at nearly Zephyr Stables

1.5 hours to the Blue Ridge Mountains and hiking


April-Charlottesville Dogwood Festival

June-James River Batteau Festival

September-Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival

September-James Madison's Montpelier Constitution Day Celebration with Taste of Freedom Wine Festival

October-Powhatan's 12th Annual Festival of the Grape


Swannanoa, Afton

Brandon Parish Church, Burrowsville

Blandford Church, Petersburg

Washington Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg

Arlington Arts Center, Arlington

Saint George's Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg

Saint James Episcopal Church, Leesburg

Saint John's Episcopal Church, Tappahannock

Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville

University Chapel, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Saint Thomas's Episcopal Church, Orange

Saint John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke

Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Rockbridge

Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton

All Saints Episcopal Church, Richmond

Congregation Beth Ahabah, Richmond

Ginter Park Baptist Church, Richmond

Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond

Lewis Ginter Mausoleum, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond

Dooley Mansion, Maymont, Richmond

Saint James Episcopal Church, Richmond

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond

Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Chapel of the Centurion, Fort Monroe

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Newport News

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Norfolk

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Portsmouth

Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Suffolk

Some visitors have commented about the water pressure. Be aware of the fact that we are in the country. Please do not expect the well water pressure to be the same as you are used to with city water.

More Details

Carol Carper
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

What makes this estate unique

Peaceful, historic property with sweeping views of the countryside. A large swing strategically placed to enjoy the pastures dotted with cows, horses, sheep and gamboling lambs. Quiet lanes for walking. Wonderful retreat and renewal location. Central to all sorts of historic sites, president's homes, museums and water sports on the James River. Take a day trip. Learn something about our Country's history or go for a days outing on the James River Then stock up at the grocery store and head back to Newstead's wonderful apartment kitchen to prepare dinner as you like it!


Cartersville Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Cast iron tub with tile. Shower. Granite vanity. Tile floors and walls.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Heart Of Virginia Retreat-James River, President's Homes, Civil War Trails
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
Virginia Beach, Va.

Enjoyed my stay greatly. Room was big and comfortable. Kitchen was nice.

  • 5 of 5

Only drawback was no internet or wifi. Had to purchase mobile hotspot. But overall, I would recommend this property and Carol was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greene County, PA, USA

Beautiful area but...

  • 2 of 5

The area around the house was beautiful. If you aren't used to non-airconditioned houses in the middle of no where with extremely poor water pressure (very difficult to shower) then this might be an interesting weekend getaway. We also had a bat that came to visit us inside the house. Unfortunately, this didn't seem like a problem to the owner. We left early because we were 45 minutes from Richmond (our destination) and because of the problems mentioned above. We didn't receive any compensation but instead a phone call from the insurance that we HAD to buy. Apparently, the owner claims we broke the stove and ruined sheets in one of the bedrooms. This was impossible due to the fact that we never once used the stove and have no clue as to what would have happened to the sheets because we made the beds before we left.

Also, be aware that the dog tends to run inside the house when you aren't looking so be careful not to have anything he can get into!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 4
Inianapolis, IN

Sheep, stars, and strolls

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious, clean, and comfortable modern apartment (as shown in the website pictures) attached to a farmhouse that is more than 100 years old on a working farm. Lots of peace and quiet. Fairly friendly sheep and horses to watch as you stroll the expansive grounds and read to your heart's content. And the stars on a clear night are truly breathtaking. Easy access to Monticello and University of Virginia.

Carol took good care of us, and was eager to provide an introduction to the sheep, information about the farm and nearby activities, or whatever else we needed to optimize our stay. We had a wonderful time, and left recharged and ready for whatever city life could throw at us.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Richmond International
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Cow Pasture Golf
Nearest Train
42 Miles
Richmond Virginia
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Goochland or Powhatan
Nearest Beach
156 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

Visitors should not miss a visit to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello just 39 miles from Newstead. There's a lot to see there. You can go back again and again. Other President's homes are also nearby. Ash Lawn, Poplar Forest, Montpelier, and Mount Vernon a little farther. More of our nation's Presidents are from Virginia than any other state.

A visit to Appomattox should not be overlooked. You go back in time and experience what it must have been like when the South surrendered.

St. John's historic church in Richmond, where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech 'Give me liberty or give me death', has stirring actors who give reenactments of that historic day.

Some visitors have commented about the water pressure. Please be aware that we are in the country. There is no problem with the water pressure. Please do not expect well water pressure in the country be to the same as that you are used to in the city.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Pets not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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