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The Old Parsonage In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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.

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Anne Novak
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

The Old Parsonage In The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Arlington, VA

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful 2 nights at the Parsonage. The house is in great shape and cozy. The bathrooms and bedrooms were really top notch. I don't know if there is a better view from a kitchen than that offered up by the Parsonage.

Our 2 kids loved the swing on the very large and old oak tree in the driveway. The whole family went on an "adventure" into the back woods and was my daughter's favorite part of the whole trip. Anne was a fantastic host and checked up on us when we first arrived to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. We told Anne we are vegan, so please don't leave any food for us (fresh eggs appeared to be a big gift based on the other visitor comments). So Anne set us up with a huge basket of fruit and juices.

We spent a free day going to the National Park at Appomattox (free admission) and the city of Lynchburg. Appomattox was the best Civil War site we have ever seen. See the film in the visitor center and then take the tour with the park ranger immediately after the film. We toured buildings on our own and purchased items at the very nice gift store. All in all, this was a fantastic trip and will recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review! We loved hosting your family. Come back anytime!
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A small slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful, love the rustic old parsonage. The owners are very accomadating....... And those fresh farm eggs oh yah......

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at The Old Parsonage. The breakfast food supplies were a great resource, as we were up and out early every morning to hike sections of the AT. The scenery of the mountains and the songbirds in the back yard made the evenings very relaxing. We did not want to leave. The wineries and breweries were a bit of a drive, but not unrealistic.

Thanks for the hospitality

Nathan - Jenny

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at the Old Parsonage, and for the nice review! We would love to have you back anytime! Anne
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved, loved, loved this quaint Southern farm house. From the moment we walked into the beautiful kitchen stocked with eggs, bacon, juices & various other treats to the beautiful antiques scattered about the house to the comfortable and roomy bedrooms, we were hooked. Our 3 kids loved it and had a blast playing catch in the backyard and cards on the cute little deck out back. The home was clean and neat as a pin and we would absolutely recommend this charming place to anyone staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic updated home.

  • 5 of 5

Clean updated farmhouse in a great touring locale. Two nice porches to come back and enjoy all the area has to offer. Would definetly rent it again.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the old Parsonage house. It was convenient to both VMI and Lynchburg. It was a nice quite weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

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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!

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Monroe Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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