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Breathtaking Arts & Crafts Home - Restful Mountain Retreat In Warm Springs.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,461 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Whimsical Three-bedroom, Three Bath Retreat In Private, Wooded Setting.

Located in the award-winning community of Homestead Preserve, Feather Ridge was built in 2009 as one of the first Virginia EarthCraft Certified Green homes in the area. Nestled in the woods on the side of Warm Springs Mountain, above the Old Dairy Community Center in Warm Springs is this unique Arts & Crafts inspired home.

The home is cozy and warm, decorated in the southwest style with custom-made furniture and gorgeous Mexican tile throughout the main level and all bath rooms. The Great Room is the perfect place to gather in front of the stone hearth of the gas fireplace for a game of Scrabble or to enjoy the big game on the large screen TV. The kitchen is generously appointed for the home-gourmet. Enjoy dining indoors or out on the deep, covered porches.

The Master Suite with access to the back porch features a cozy queen bed and a luxurious bath with oversized shower and separate jetted tub.

Upstairs features a guest suite with queen bed and en suite bath, a guest room with two twin beds, a full hall bath, an office, and a cozy sitting area on the landing that extends to the balcony overlooking the Warm Springs Gap.

Guests who stay at Feather Ridge benefit from exclusive use of the Old Dairy Community Center’s facilities, which include an outdoor swimming pool, spa with hot tub, fitness center, and game room and Homestead Preserve hiking trails.

Feather Ridge is the perfect place for a restful retreat in the beautiful mountains of Virginia.

More Details

Sonya McKay
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Sonya McKay

When I choose a place to go to really relax, the mountains just feel right…probably because I grew up very near the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and was taken there often as a child. Currently, I live in Raleigh, NC, which is a lovely and intellectually stimulating place to be. I am now retired but built a financial planning practice in Raleigh and found the environment we have in the Raleigh area to be very ripe for business growth and it was a fun time of my life. Today, I enjoy friends and active events such as hiking, pickle ball, entertaining friends and cooking. It is a great life.

Sonya McKay purchased this house in 2009

Why Sonya McKay chose Warm Springs

When I decided to build a home in the mountains, I first considered North Carolina since that is my home. However, the mountains were being developed at such a fast pace that I was concerned about the effect this would have, over time. I did not want a mountain house where the environment was as fast and busy as the one in Raleigh. I wanted more solitude. When I was introduced to Warm Springs by friends, the beauty was overwhelming and I realized there was not a single stop light in the county. Also, in asking questions, I began to understand that much of Bath County is protected land through Federal parks and/or easements created by the homeowners already living here. I felt this would help protect the atmosphere I loved for the long term. The Homestead Preserve, being an environmental community, and with its expectations for high quality construction and being kind to the land connected with my desire, if I were going to make a larger footprint, to have it be one where responsible decisions were being made. And….I love the Dairy….my grandfather had a dairy and I remember it well!

What makes this house unique

My goal was to create surprises. The outside is arts and crafts atmosphere but the inside is more Southwest. I tried to fill it with furniture and art from craftspeople and, so, I researched possibilities and was able to hire various woodworkers to build much of the furniture. The house gives forth a high class casual atmosphere. And I tried to incorporate creative ideas…there is a wall of painted windows on the second level which copies windows from Santa Fe. All through the house, there are touches which show the attention to detail used during the construction/design of this custom built house.


Warm Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2461 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Three full baths - master bath has jetted tub and separate shower. Guest Suite bath has large shower and third upstairs hall bath has shower/tub. There is a powder room on the main level.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main floor Master Suite with queen bed, ensuite bath with jetted tub and separate shower. Private covered patio off Master with Porch swing and rocker. Second floor Guest Suite has queen bed and ensuite full bath. Third guest bedroom has two twin beds and has access to a full hall bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Breathtaking Arts & Crafts Home - Restful Mountain Retreat In Warm Springs.
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Tampa, Florida

Beautiful and cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

My family celebrated Thanksgiving at Feather Ridge and we had a great time. The house is comfortable, clean, and well appointed. The owner is very responsive and helpful. We hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great weekend stay. Sonya is extremely accommodating, responsive and welcoming. She made renting through VRBO very easy. The house is in a beautiful quiet setting- perfect way to get away from busy life. The home has everything you need and is very spacious inside and out. The amenities at the Old Dairy are fantastic. The heated pool made swim time fun even when the weather was a bit cooler. Perfect stay. Would highly and readily recommend to anyone thinking of staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, decorated superbly, many amenities,outstanding view

  • 5 of 5

This house was fabulous, decorated superbly, many amenities, outstanding view. The pool and hot tub was a bonus. The owner couldn't have have been nicer. Definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful charming piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the weekend here for my husbands 30 birthday with a group of friends. It was such a awesome experience and great place. Some of our group hiked up the mountain for the sunrise and sunset. There's a surround sound speaker we throughout the house and it made the whole weekend! The house is decorated so fun in every room.

The pool and hot tub are so nice and private, we had the place almost to ourselves. Sonya was great from the beginning with helping me plan and answering all my questions. I highly recommend staying here

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Culpeper, VA


  • 5 of 5

Exquisite! Feather Ridge exceeded our expectations. Thoughtful attention has been given to every detail. The colors of the tile, oriental rugs, furniture, and accessories are a feast for the eyes. We could not have picked a more beautiful, serene, immaculate, private location to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We gravitated to the covered porch and enjoyed most of our meals there while being cooled by the mountain breeze. The Old Dairy recreational facilities were wonderful and we used the pool, hot tub, and exercise equipment in privacy. If you want to get off the beaten path and avoid crowds, this house is the one for you. We plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with beautiful views!! Everything you could ever ask for and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and beautiful views!!!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Lewisburg, WV
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Simon Kenton Pub at The Inn at Gristmill Square
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Train
34 Miles
Clifton Forge, VA
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Waterwheel Restaurant-The Inn at Gristmill Square
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
The Homestead
Car: necessary

Feather Ridge is located within 3-4 hours of major cities such as Richmond VA, Washington DC; Baltimore MD, Charlotte NC, Charleston WV, Pittsburgh PA making it the perfect destination for a weekend retreat or week-long vacation.

Feather Ridge is located in the Homestead Preserve, a conservation based community in Bath County. Guest have exclusive access to The Old Dairy Community Center, with private pool, fitness center, spa, game room and a gourmet market. Homestead Preserve borders the Warm Springs Mountain Preserve with miles of trails - one of the most beautiful views in Bath County is from Flag Rock, with the trailhead located just a short walk from Feather Ridge's driveway.

The home is located within 5 miles of the famed Homestead Resort in Bath County Virginia. Bath County is home to the Jackson River - one of the finest rivers for fly-fishing -miles of hiking trails, and Lake Moomaw, a 12 mile lake perfect for fishing, boating, canoeing and more.

This is truly a place where time stands still. There is not a single traffic light in the County, no strip malls or fast food restaurants. A trip to Feather Ridge is one you and your family will surely remember for a lifetime.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellations prior to 30 days in advance are refunded in full. Cancellations within 30 days are non-refundable unless Owner is able to re-book entire stay. Cancellations within 30 days will incur a 50% cancellation penalty, 50% of stay may be used towards a future stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.