About the property
- Cottage1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Baths With Gorgeous Mountain Views.
The Cottage is NOT a permanent residence. It is a short term vacation rental. Bernie and Carol live next door.
Carol's Cottage, built in 1931, is situated just across the street from the Virginia Horse Center Cross Country Course. It was tastefully remodeled in 2010 to provide modern conveniences, while retaining all of it's charm.
We are conveniently located approximately 10-20 minutes from most of the wedding venues in the Lexington,Va area.
The Cottage sits on five acres of beautiful lawn that it shares with The Guesthouse, formerly the Rider's Rest B and B, which is also listed on VRBO. Both of the properties sleep a total of 17 in beds, combined.
Bernie or Carol Shaw
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Bernie or Carol Shaw
Carol is originally from Charleston, West Virginia. She moved to Lexington and purchased the Cottage in 2011. She met the "boy next door", Bernie, who is from the Lake District of England. One thing led to another and the British guy and the American girl were married on June 1st, 2013 in the Gazebo in front of their lovely homes!
Bernie or Carol Shaw purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Bernie or Carol Shaw chose Lexington
We both purchased our properties because we were drawn to the absolute beauty and peacefulness of the area and the wonderful people that live here.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Cottage and the Guesthouse next door are the closest accomodations to the Virginia Horse Center. We are literally across the street from the Oak Hill Cross Country course. We are located just 3 miles from the center of Lexington,Va.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very nice! Highly recommend!
We stayed at Carol's Cottage for my daughter's graduation from W&L Law School. I loved the house! There was plenty of room for us! It is fully equipped and most pleasant. The cottage is very close to downtown Lexington. I would highly recommend staying at Carol's Cottage!!
We enjoyed our stay at Carol’s Cottage very much. The house was provisioned well. After a day of touring museums and historical sites, it was so pleasant to return to the cottage with views of the mountains and pastures.
Clean, quiet, comfortable and good location to Lexington, VA.
Thanks for the review Raeleen we are so happy you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you in the future.
Home away from home
This is a jewel of a cottage. Carol and Bernie are wonderful people and maintain this cottage exceptionally. It is conveniently located to town, yet far enough to not be in the hub-bub; peaceful and serene. I highly recommend this for your next stay in Lexington. ( as long as it doesn’t compete with mine!)
Thanks Pat for the review Carol and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to the opportunity be your host in the future.
Perfect home for Son's wedding at VMI
We rented Carol's Cottage and the Guest House for our sons wedding weekend at VMI. Both homes were so beautiful, clean, had everything you needed. I would highly recommend both homes for your next event.
Thank you, Judith!
You were all wonderful Guests.
Congratulations and best wishes to your son and his new wife.
Best, Carol and Bernie
Convenient Country Living At Its Finest !
Carol's Cottage is a wonderful place to stay. I can not image there being another rental that is so close to everything yet gives you the feeling that you are way out in the country. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished with very comfortable furniture and beds. We totally enjoyed our stay and hope to return to this cottage in the future.
Thank you, Kurt, for your kind words!
We are located three miles from Lexington, VMI and W&L and within walking distance to the Virginia Horse Center.Our place looks out onto the Cameron Farm/Oak Hill part of the VHC.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT RATES IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A LONG TERM STAY. PLEASE CONTACT US REGARDING RATES FOR GRADUATION AND PARENTS WEEKENDS AND PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A THREE NIGHT MINIMUM FOR THESE WEEKENDS. THANK YOU.