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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 - 3 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:
March 16, 2018

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 26 reviews

A comfortable, well-appointed farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

A big backyard, breakfast foods in the fridge, and a good amount of room inside. What's not to like?!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

A piece of Virginia heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place!, it was more than I imagined. It radiated peace.

The group was my adult sons and myself. It was a bucket list thing for autumn trip to a farmhouse in the mountains ..and as I’m moving soon from Richmond to Florida , I really wanted a place that would help make a wonderful memory for us. The Old Parsonage was perfect.

It was clean ,comfortable and stocked with everything for a great farmhouse breakfast,which we thoroughly enjoyed. Beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were modern. Wi-Fi worked well... we on ATT had no cell signal,but could text when we needed to contact family at home using Wi-Fi.

We did several terrific hikes off the blue ridge, one with a bit of the Appalachian Trail. Highly recommend driving to peaks of Otter. There’s a lodge there and a flat trail around the lake for those with young children or limited mobility.

A quick trip to Woodruff ‘s pieshop and cafe is not to be missed! We got 3 pies to try and bring home..all delicious!

I’m hoping to get back in the spring with the other son that couldn’t make it.

We all just loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Old Parsonage, the accommodations were great and the items stocked for breakfast were amazing. Beautiful views and a peaceful setting.

We booked our stay here to see our Cadet at VMI for Parents Weekend. I felt it was a little too far away (45 minute drive to VMI) to really enjoy all that it had to offer for that weekend, mainly due to all the events that the Cadets are required to participate in that weekend. I think it would be a perfect place to go if your destination was the house. Thank you for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 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: June 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
cleaning fee $50

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.