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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

3 Levels - Ping Pong - 2 fireplaces, Chiminea - GUEST REVIEWS say it ALL

Hello Prospective Guests! Welcome to information about the Chestnut Place Memories Home, activities at Wintergreen Resort, the Rockfish Valley, the George Washington National Forest - all of the Blue Ridge Playground.

Are you ready for an "Unforgettable Weekend or Vacation"?

Come to the mountains, great weather, have fun, be comfortable, soak up the sun and shade, ski, ride, or hike, make romance, soak up the history and adventure in one of Virginia's best kept secrets. Make awesome memories with family, kids, and friends, and avoid the crowds. Relax when you can, watch movies or sports on the best cable channels, best reception and high-speed wi-fi.

Guests check out and I ask: How was everything? This is what I hear: "Everyone loved the home."

The Chestnut Place Memories home is a spacious, executive/family friendly home that has 3 unique levels with 3 Master Bedrooms. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half baths making up 2567 square feet of living space. Two levels with wrap around decks add to the outdoor living space in the forest. Pack your bags, bring your personal items and groceries, the home is stocked with everything else you will need to run the home and extras.

The Family Room is also a Game Room with a wide screen TV, gas fireplace, games, movies, comfortable furniture, sliding glass doors and a Ping Pong Table.

Extraordinary modern home with cathedral ceilings, fine comfortable furnishings, and meticulously cleaned for your stay. This home is spacious with a chef-equipped kitchen and take your choice of elegant, romantic dinnerware and stemware or quick paper or plastic. Kids have lots of indoor family room with games and their own outdoor deck to play. Enjoy beautiful decorations indoors and trees and mountains outdoors. Family pets are considered with a pet fee for additional cleaning. Pet Friendly trails and walks. Please check our Reviews to see what Guests say about the home. Let your family/friends enjoy plenty of indoor and outdoor get together space, yet plenty of private space.

Quick and Easy Booking of this Home with electronic quick quotes, VRBO Online Book It Now and Lease Acceptance. All credit cards and electronic checks accepted. We are proud to announce that we have a 100% response rate to your Inquiry within 1 hour and losing count of wonderful remarks and 5 Star Reviews.

The Chestnut Place Memories Home is an excellent home for Vacation/Weekend/Special Celebrations like Birthdays, Anniversary, Wedding Guests, or any event that interests you. An easy few minute drive to the ski trails. Are you a hiker? The home is close to the Shamokin Springs Nature Preserve. There are plenty of choices of trails marked easy, moderate, or difficult. Do you like to fish? Lakes and River choices are here. Do you have a tennis tournament to attend at Wintergreen Resort? Do you cycle the Blue Ridge Mountains with a group?

Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring Vacation Specials include a stay for 7 days, yet only pay for 5 days at The Chestnut Place Memories Home.

Make the most of your days off. We offer and encourage early check-ins and late check-outs whenever possible.

Let us help you understand Wintergreen Resort Property Owners/Guest Activities. Very few activities are not open to the public. Just ask and we will help. Here is what the Weekly Events Publication by Wintergreen Resort says: Not Included for Property Owners & Guests - marked Exclusive on Weekly Publication - *Exclusive: Devils Knob Golf, Tennis, Devils Grill, Aquatics & Fitness Center and Saturdays at Lake Monocan have exclusive access for registered Wintergreen Resort guests, Wintergreen Members and guests of Members."

Summer Pool; Hike Wintergreen Resort wonderful trails, drive or hike the Blue Ridge Mountains or Skyline Drive, Eat or Drink in the growing Rockfish Valley, attend weddings or go to museums, rivers, historical spots in the Charlottesville area. Or it might be time JUST RELAX, lounge on the decks in the sun or the shade, listen to birds, the wind and catch up on reading, walking, cooking.....

Great kitchen, but you don't have to cook. Fine or casual dining in or out - on or off the Mountain with a growing variety of restaurants, wineries, and breweries, if that is what you like.

Come and make forever memories with your family and friends at the Chestnut Place Memories Home.

Three Levels, a living room on one, a family/game room on another. Fireplaces (1 gas and 1 wood-burning) with sliding glass doors onto 2 huge decks that wrap around the house. Each of the three levels has a Master bedroom and full bathroom. Easy access for anyone through the front door and the main floor with Master bedroom, full bath, and deck.

This open, spacious home with awesome hardwood floors is ideal for 1 or more families vacationing together with plenty of get together space and individual privacy. TVs are setup with high-end Nelson Cable and movies. High speed internet. A large TV in the living room, the family room and each Master Bedroom on the 1st and 2nd floor.

The third floor has a Master bedroom with a Queen bed, skylights and side chair. The third floor extra Guest bedroom has a Queen bed, a twin bed, and a crib with a large closet. Each bedroom has room for 1-2 additional roll-away cots. Extra cots can be provided with an early request.

The Ski Lodge is located about two miles from the property, with restaurants, shops, and ski/snowboard rental and ice skating rink.

Wintergreen offers something for everyone! It is truly a four season resort, offering skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, walking, hiking, The Spa, bird-watching, nature viewing, mountain biking and more.

The growing Rockfish Valley is known for their numerous wineries, breweries, history and new fine-dining restaurants and don't forget Charlottesville for its history and shopping.

The Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway are close by with breathtaking scenic stops.

Nature abounds everywhere in the George Washington National Forest, where Wintergreen Resort resides. All of its nature and beauty live and thrive for those who want to take it, appreciate it and make memories.

Keywords: Wintergreen Resort Vacation Rental, Chestnut Place Memories, Blue Sky Memories, Blue Ridge Mountains, Ski, Snowboard, Hiking, Biking, Golf, Nature Views, Virginia, Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Mountains, George Washington National Forest, Shenandoah National Forest, Rockfish Valley, Monticello, Stony Creek, Charlottesville, Afton Mountain, Virginia Is For Lovers, National Trails Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day

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Property Manager
Ken and Karen Barber
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Ken and Karen Barber

About Us: We, Ken and Karen Barber of Vacation Rentals At Wintergreen Resort are the Guest Experience and Vacation Property Managers for The Chestnut Place Memories Guest Home (602015), The Black Bear Mountain Retreat (928714), and The TreeTop Flyer Guest Home (795870). The Chestnut Place Memories Guest Home is owned by a working Mom and Dad and kids. Although the owners built this home for the family, the kids are now grown. They put their heart and souls into designing and building this beautiful and comfortable mountain home. Rather than let her go, they have decided to let us manage and share the home, the Resort and the area with weekend and vacationing Guests.

We worked and raised our children mostly in Richmond, Virginia, always making time to come to this beautiful Blue Ridge Playground. Ken is still active on the National Ski Patrol , going on about 30 years now. Ken and Karen are both PSIA Certified Ski Instructors, hikers, campers and Licensed Coast Guard Captains. For several seasons we chartered sailboats Windancer and Proud Mary, taking Guests out on the water in the Northern Neck of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia Is For Lovers.

We believe that Wintergreen Resort and The Blue Ridge Playground is a best kept secret. A secret for families and friends to enjoy every season of the year. Whether it be ski/ride or Guided Hikes or Guided Fly Fishing or Adventure Horseback riding or Native American History & more, we will help arrange any activity that you love or want to experience. It is time and we are trying to let the secret out.

Please follow us on social media or our website for all the current activities or news in the area.

Why Ken and Karen Barber chose Central Virginia

Why This Property? Check the Reviews. Previous Guests say it best. Sitting on the side of a mountain is what you would expect and get. Long, wrap around decks, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the forest and ski slopes on the distant mountain take your breath away. A base camp where you can renew your resources, ever important place to eat, to sleep, to rest in between all the things that you want to do, or hide and enjoy from a distance.

We love and try to do everything possible for Guests to enjoy the home and area. The Guests reward us with returning year after year and writing those treasured Reviews.

Nestled in the George Washington Forest, with wildflowers all around in a relatively flat area, choose this property because it is has so much light, shared and private space, is modern, and easily accommodates one to three or more families or group easily for group get-togethers, reunions, wedding preparation or individual privacy when needed.

Bring your bike or walk for great exercise and easy or difficult trails. It is .4 mile to the Chestnut Summer Heated Outdoor POOL open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The pool is in a wooded area with Life Guards, a large pavilion, seating and grill. Wintergreen Resort is unusually cool in the summer with lots of sun, but lots of shade and a breeze. Normally 10-12 degrees cooler than the Valley, thus the heated pool.

This home is filled with windows, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, except the kitchen tile. The kitchen is modern and there is a new gas grill on the deck. Easy parking.

Each floor has a Master bedroom. Floors 1 and 2 have two side by side sliding glass doors onto large covered wrap around decks. Floors 1 and 2 have Master Bedrooms with full baths and a 1/2 bath for the other bedroom on that floor. Floor 3 has a Master Bedroom, a full bath and an extra bedroom with a Queen bed, a twin bed and a crib. Each bedroom is quite large and each could accommodate an extra cot.

What makes this house unique

Unique Benefits include passes and close proximity to the summer-time pool, the Shamokin Nature Preserve, the Nature Foundation, the Post Office, the Spa, and a dog park. This home is on the Mountaintop part of Wintergreen, near Sherando Lake (a National Park), the Blue Ridge Parkway and The Skyline Drive, but the Valley and remaining Blue Ridge Playground has so much to offer.

Plan your vacation and take advantage of the incentive:

"Pay for 5 days but Stay for 7. There is so much to do in the Blue Ridge Playground."

Although this is a popular home and booked frequently, check back on a Thursday. If she is not booked for that upcoming weekend, please ask for the Special Getaway incentive:

"Stay for 2, Pay for 1 and part of a Cleaning Fee of $145."

Pack your bags with personal items and groceries. Paper towels, trash bags, dishwashing detergent, soaps, aluminum foil, and spices are a few of the items included with the home. We have stocked the home with everything you will need to have a grand time. If you want to order your groceries and pick them up on the way, just ask and we will help you with this Harris Teeter special offer.

Wintergreen Resort, Rockfish Valley, Monticello, and area activities and calendar of events and more are bookmarked on our website.

Thank you for looking at our listing. Please inquire through this site or call if you have questions about booking or activities or the area.

We thank VRBO and HomeAway for promoting and advertising this property. We support and honor the Service Fee for each inquiry through this website.

We welcome you, your family, your friends, and your pets to this lovely, spacious, bright and warm and meticulously and sparkling clean home in the heart of Wintergreen Resort, in the heart of The Blue Ridge Playground.

A base camp place to make memories lasting a life time.

Thank you. Questions? Please call or write.

Ken and Karen Barber

Guest Experience and Vacation Property Managers


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Call for Friday Storm Special - SKI Season Planning Time - Spacious
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Amazing vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at Chestnut Place. The home was simply beautiful and it couldn't have been nicer. We were a family of 11 and ate in each night which could have been very challenging, but the kitchen was so well equipped we had everything we could have needed and then some! The rooms were very cozy and we truly felt comfortable and at home. The pictures don't do the house justice.

The owners couldn't have been more accommodating. They communicated well with us and made sure we had everything we needed. We really made wonderful memories at Chestnut Place and a great time was had by all!

I would certainly recommend this lovely home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome 5 bedroom home. Love the view! Truly handicapped except for 2 front steps. spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic Christmas in this lovely home. Karen and Ken Barber were extremely gracious and helpful! Anything you need, just ask. The view was amazing. At one point we had 12 people there and we all had plenty of room which is amazing. Kitchen was very nice and well stocked. The downstairs master bedroom needs a new mattress, but that is only complaint. We have rented homes at Wintergreen many times, but this home (not house) was the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect down to every last detail!

  • 5 of 5

Our wonderful experience w/ Karen and Ken began even before stepping foot on the property. They were extremely responsive over email and very accommodating. We were traveling on Thanksgiving Day with the intention to cook Thanksgiving dinner at the house, and they granted us an (extremely) early check-in at around noon, instead of the typical 4pm. They were so thoughtful that they even brought over an extra roasting pan because they knew we were roasting a bird. They also encouraged us to take advantage of a late check-out and go hiking, which is so above-and-beyond and showed us that they really cared that we had a good time. We were also able to bring our small dog to the house - really appreciate that Karen and Ken have a pet-friendly policy!

Once we actually got to the house, we were blown away by the little thoughtful details in everything we saw. For example, they had several hiking backpacks with useful supplies like sunglasses, snack containers, hand sanitizer, etc. There were also tons of brochures and maps about fun activities in the surrounding area. Lots of games and some movies as well!

The house itself was very spacious, but a little cold - that is, until we discovered the space heaters downstairs! These were life-savers. Between the space heaters and the fire, you will be cozy in no time. Our favorite place to spend time was in the living room on the main floor. It has gorgeous floor to ceiling windows and is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon nap on one of the comfiest couches ever. There was plenty of seating for everyone, and even though we were quite a large group, we never felt cramped and everyone had plenty of space to sleep. The master bedrooms on the main floor and downstairs were especially beautiful. One of my favorite moments of the trip was waking up the catch the sunrise from my bed.

On to the kitchen - it is very complete and we really put it to the test by cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner there! We found everything we needed in terms of pots, pans, utensils, BEAUTIFUL plates, and spices/oils/etc. You pretty much just have to bring the groceries! On that note though, I would advise shopping on your way to the house because the closest grocery store is about 40 mins away. If you need basics, there is a market on the resort, but I wouldn't want to do all of my shopping there.

Overall - highly recommend staying here! You won't regret it. The house was perfect down to every last detail.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and setting

  • 5 of 5

I came with some old friends to reconnect and play some golf at both the top and the bottom of the mountain. The house is really nice, clean and well furnished, and everything was there that we needed. Unlike the beach houses I've rented, paper towels, coffee, condiments, etc. were supplied which made it really easy for us and eliminated the need to pack these items or shop for them once we got there. The setting of the house, like many in Wintergreen, is beautiful, built on the side of the mountain at an elevation of 3000+ feet. The noticeably cooler temperatures were welcomed after enduring many recent 100+ degree heat index days in DC.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

This property was a very pleasant surprise; while the pictures are nice, they do not tell the story. The rooms are large and spacious. Plenty of room for our teenagers and grown children and grandchildren. Everyone had their own 'go to' location, so no one felt cramped or under foot! The kitchen was stocked with all the essentials and lots of extras. We cook, so the quantity of pots and pans and large serving bowls was a welcome addition. We were well informed about the area activities and entertainment opportunities and took advantage of as many as we could. There always seems to be something to do either on the mountain or down on 151. We are planning to make this a yearly outing!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great weekend. Nicely furnished house. Everything there we needed

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with nice accommodations. Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Car: necessary

A few of the activities are more than 15 minutes away if out of Resort and off the Mountain.


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Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.3%

The Commonwealth of Virginia charges 5% Sales Tax. The County of Nelson charges 5.3% Lodging Tax. That is why you see the tax at 10.3%.

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Wintergreen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2567 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 2nd Floor (Main) Floor Bathroom in Hall - toilet , Pedestal sink, mirror
    1st Floor Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mirror, sink, and dressing area outside bath; linen closet
    2nd Floor (Main) Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mirror, sink, and dressing area, STEAM BATH!, Linen closet
    1st Floor Bathroom in Hall - toilet , Mirror, sink, vanity, counter top
    3rd Floor Bathroom in Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Mirror, large vanity
  • 3 full baths, 2 half baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Blue Skylight 3rd Floor large Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Skylights, Table and 2 chairs, side comfort chair, lamps
    Salmon Sliding Glass Deck Main 2nd flr Large Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Dressing Area, Private Full Steam Shower/Tub Bath/TV
    Yellow Skylight 3rd floor OTHER large bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Spacious, walk-in closet, 2 dressers, skylights
    1st floor - Iron Full Bed, Large OTHER Bedroom - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Spacious,near game room, with door to outside & small deck
    Sliding Doors/Deck GREEN 1st Floor Large Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Dressing Area, Private Full Bath with Shower/Tub; TV, Rocker
  • All bedrooms are Spacious. All have a large area rug on hardwood floors. 2 Masters are located off the 2 decks with views of the forest. Sliding Glass doors to the decks. Lots of natural light and all Pella blinds that can be raised, lowered. or let some light in. 4 of the 5 bedrooms have Walk-In Closets. Home has Central Heat (new furnace), gas fireplace on 1st floor, Wood burning on 2nd floor and 2 additional infrared space heaters on 1st floor for an even cozier feel for those that are cold natured.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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