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The Old Parsonage In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

Mountain House Getaway Retreats don't get any better than this! What better place to relax and unwind than immersed in the serene and quiet foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Perfect for avid outdoors - folk, this place is close to the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway, two of Central Virginia's gems. Close to both the James and Tye Rivers, this is a sportsman's paradise.

In 1897 this wonderful house was built as the Parsonage for the local Pastor. It has been receiving guests ever since. Now renovated and turned into a rentable retreat, you can host your next family gathering in this homey and comfortable farmhouse with magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

With three bedrooms, the house comfortably sleeps 6 and has 2 full baths, a large living room and a full eat in Kitchen. There are laundry facilities, a dishwasher, and central heat and air conditioning. The front bedroom has a queen bed, the middle bedroom has a queen bed, and there is a loft bedroom off the middle bedroom that has two twin beds.

We believe in great old fashioned country breakfasts, so we leave plenty of breakfast goodies for you to cook up during your stay. Bacon and Fresh Eggs anyone?

But best of all is the great outdoors - incredible views surround the house which is situated in the village of Pleasant View, Virginia. This is an authentic farming community. Most of the residents have lived here all their lives, and why not? After living in Pleasant View, where else could you go that would be so - Pleasant? The quiet, laid back lifestyle in this village has been nearly lost in much of America.

If you are interested in experiencing a bit of country farm life, we can bring a small flock of 6 rare breed hens over to the barn coop for you to enjoy during your visit (weather permitting). Our girls are great fun and come in every color under the sun. We keep Golden and Silver Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, Speckled Sussex, Welsummers, Light Brahmas, and several Polish breeds at our nearby farm. Collecting your own fresh eggs for breakfast is a rare treat these days! (Let us know if you want to add a rooster for the fun of it, or if you would just rather sleep in.....)

Pleasant View is very horse friendly, and people still ride horses on the highway here, as well as on the nearby horse trails off of Route 60. A simple stable and nice pasture on the property make a pleasant place to tie out your horse during your stay.

The Old Parsonage makes a great place to stay for Parents and Graduation weekends or for mid-year visits to see your favorite students.

Half Hour Away: Lynchburg and Amherst County, are home to five of Central Virginia's Colleges and Universities, including Liberty University, Sweet Briar College, Randolph College, Lynchburg College and Central Virginia Community College. In addition, Amherst is home to a premier artists' retreat, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VCCA. Natural Bridge, one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World' is close by.

Also Half Hour Away: Lexington is home to VMI, Washington and Lee University, the Lime Kiln Theatre and the famous Virginia Horse Center.

An Hour and a Quarter: Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia and Piedmont Virginia Community Colllege. (The route to Charlottesville passes through winery country, and you can spend a day tasting local micro-brew beer, hard cider and wines at more than a dozen venues between the Old Parsonage and Charlottesville.)

Forty Minutes away: Oak Ridge Estate, home of the Nelson County 'Lockn' Music Festival.

The James River Batteaux Festival launches from Lynchburg headed for Richmond, VA, every June. The launch festival is quite memorable with boaters dressed in period costumes and hand crafted vessels manned by both men and women of all ages.

With so much to see and do in the area, you can use the Old Parsonage as a hub to go in many different directions and enjoy all Central Virginia has to offer.

More Details

Anne Novak
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved having you visit the Old Parsonage. It was so great to meet you both and your dogs are adorable! Thanks for leaving the house so clean. We hope to see you again.
Aug 2015
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Monroe Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
We provide breakfast items for you to cook up as you are ready.


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The Old Parsonage In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Super hosts, lovely views, historic house

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay, and the hosts were unbelievable. Breakfast (eggs, bacon, juices, milk, fruit and more) were supplied and waiting for us - well beyond our expectations. The Parsonage is an old house, but well furnished and comfortable. It had a lovely feel, and the five of us were very happy there. The owners came round to meet us, and offered advice on where to go in the area - what wonderful, friendly people. The views were spectacular, particularly the sunsets. We would happily stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect blend of century-old character coupled with modern amenities plus above & beyond hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Parsonage while attending orientation with our daughter at Liberty University about thirty minutes away. The charm of this 120 year-old house was remarkable. With the modern updates and the thoughtfully-stocked kitchen with wonderful breakfast items, especially the EGGS!, we felt very much at home. The Novak's have gone above and beyond in anticipating their guests' needs!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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2408 Harmony Dr: Burton mi

Everything was super

  • 5 of 5

Our first VRBO experience. Everything far exceeded our expectations. The house was filled with historical charm, but was very clean and comfortable. Our host made certain that every need was cared for. Comfortable beds and clean bathrooms. Our highest recommendation!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Beautiful peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

A great location convenient for the Blue Ridge Parkway in a beautiful setting. Very well provided for breakfast needs. Relax and enjoy! If you want things to do, Appomattox National Historic Park and President Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home are only about an hour away.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house has such a warm and authentic atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

We are a family with 3 small children (4, 3 and 1 year old).

The moment we walked into the house we could feel the warm and nice atmosphere.

We only stayed two nights and were visiting also family in the area, but we could stay here a week without being bored. We love the view both sides of the house, you can see the mountains. The house has everything you need included the breakfast in the fridge. This was perfect for us.

Beds are good, and kids room next to parents room which is also very handy when you have smalll kids.

Love to come back one time.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review! We would love to have you visit us again!
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Very relaxing stay in the Old Parsonage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights over Spring Break last week. The owners couldn't have been more hospitable and the home more inviting. As others have mentioned, the fridge was stocked with fresh farm eggs, bacon, and everything else you could think of for breakfast throughout our stay (cereal, granola, yogurt, etc). My kids and I enjoyed playing catch in the side yard and I used the propane grill a couple times (it's seen better days, but got the job done). There are lots of great hiking trails nearby and we enjoyed two long hikes on the Appalachian Trail while we were there. If you're not sure where to hike the owners have provided lots of maps and guides for nearby trails. The views of the mountains were beautiful and we enjoyed hanging out on the porch admiring them. On the way home, we stopped by an awesome pie shop called Woodruffs. It's only 10 minutes from the house and not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $30

We hope that our guests will treat this house with care and respect. Compensation for damaged property will be the responsibility of the VRBO member who makes the reservation. We have implemented a moderate cleaning fee so please leave the house in a similar condition as arrival. Please wash all dishes, pile all used linens and towels in laundry area, lock doors and windows. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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