|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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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.
Berkeley-William Henry Harrison 9th President
Mount Vernon-George Washington
White House of the Confederacy
Edgar Allen Poe House
RICHMOND HISTORICAL HOMES
CIVIL WAR TRAILS
Manassas National Battlefield
PLANTATIONS ON THE JAMES
Sherwood Forest Plantation
OUR NATION'S HISTORY
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Pets not allowed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.