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The Old Parsonage in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1450 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well behaved pets. We have a $30 pet fee to cover additional cleaning charges....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We provide breakfast items for you to cook up as you are ready.


  • Games
  • Television:

    A TV is available, BUT it is not hooked up to a cable or antenna system. We have dvds and cds of old movies for you to see....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Festivals

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Old Parsonage sits right in the Blue a ridge Mountains, and there are spectacular views in every direction....moreless

  • Rural:

    The Old Parsonage is located in the tiny crossroads of Pleasant View. It has been a farming community for decades. You will see cattle grazing and hay being cut and baled. This is a peaceful place....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Our table will seat 6 to 8 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    The house has central air conditioning as well as two booster ac units. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A dryer is available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The house has central heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    The Old Parsonage has internet that is excellent for business and email. Unlimited internet is not available in this area, so streaming videos and social media is not possible....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is a large comfortable living room at the Old Parsonage. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    There is plenty of free parking at the Old Parsonage....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A washer is available....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a coffee maker available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, serving dishes, glassware, and utensils are available for your use....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    There is a dishwasher available....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Old Parsonage has a full kitchen, well stocked with pots and pans and utensils, suitable for creating memorable meals....moreless

  • Microwave:

    There is a full size microwave. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    The stove has two ovens, one small and one large one. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic pantry items are on hand. Flour, sugar, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar are all available....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Our full size refrigerator is stocked with breakfast goodies for you to cook up during your stay....moreless

  • Stove:

    The full size stove provides plenty of space for making your favorite dishes....moreless

  • Toaster:

    There is a toaster available. ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    With a wonderful mountain view....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The house is on two acres of rolling land....moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $50
  • 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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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