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Stay at the Rural Retreat Winery Suite and overlook the Historic Depot

Rural Retreat, VA, USA
  • Apartment1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Fully Furnished 2 bedroom suite in the heart of Rural Retreat

Come stay at the Rural Retreat Winery suite. It is a 1500 square foot fully furnished suite on the second floor above the Rural Retreat Winery tasting room where you can look out over the historic train depot and enjoy the quaint town of Rural Retreat. The town, once known as the Cabbage Capital of the world had tons of cabbage brought in from neighboring farm lands and loaded on the steam trains. O. Winston Link made the depot famous in his 1957 Christmas eve photos and recording. The combination of the photo and recording is most unusual for that time period was a grand farewell to the passenger train service in the area. The town was also the home of Dr. Charles Pepper and the soft drink as legend has it, is one of his concoctions made in the local pharmacy to make you feel better. The town certainly has some stories to be told, come join us and make a few memories for yourself. Stay with us, enjoy the downtown with a nice glass of Rural Retreat Wine, slow down a bit, and relax!


Linda Mecimore

Member Since 2014
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 05, 2018
About Linda Mecimore

Scott and Linda walked by this old building that had been long forgotten after the previous owner had passed away. Where others saw ruins we saw history. Through the years we have come to appreciate the warm welcome it provides for all those passing through its doors from all over the world.

Linda Mecimore purchased this Apartment in 1999

Why Linda Mecimore chose Rural Retreat

This property is over a hundred years old and has been a multitude of businesses for a small community. Currently the first floor is home to the Rural Retreat Winery tasting room and deli, but through the years it has been a country store, barber shop, clothing store, laundry mat, pool hall and cafe.

What makes this Apartment unique

You can enjoy the small town life with a view from the second story window overlooking the historic train depot. The property is next door is a country church build in 1904. It is fun to imagine how this small town was once the busy cabbage capital of the world.


    • Kids Welcome
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • 2 Bedroom


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • One Bathroom with tub shower combo

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Rural
        • Village


            • wheelchair inaccessible


                • churches
                • library
                • playground
                • restaurants
                • winery tours

                  Leisure Activities

                    • antiquing
                    • horseback riding
                    • scenic drives
                    • walking

                      Local Services & Businesses

                        • ATM/bank
                        • groceries
                        • laundromat
                        • medical services

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                            • fishing
                            • fly fishing
                            • freshwater fishing
                            • golf
                            • hiking
                            • hunting
                            • mountain biking
                            • swimming

                              House Rules

                              Check-in: Flexible

                              Check-out: Flexible

                              Cancellation Policy

                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                              6 Reviews


                              Latest reviews

                              Loved our stay!

                              Loretta M.

                              My son chose this apartment to stay for his birthday. He loved being close to the trains. The apartment was clean and furnished with everything you need. The staff were wonderful. We received excellent customer service. And I really enjoyed the wines. We plan on visiting again.

                              Owner's Response:

                              Thank you for your visit and kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                              Very nice and quiet

                              george p.

                              It was perfect for our needs. Thank you.

                              Owner's Response:

                              Thank you so much for staying with us. Look forward to seeing you again.

                              Great place in southwestern Virginia

                              Jane H.Winter Springs, Florida

                              This was a great place to explore the area. We were there for a football weekend, and the kitchen was large enough to prepare our food for the tailgating weekend. Very comfortable beds and the winery store is right downstairs. We enjoyed the wine tasting!! For a stress free weekend, this is the place! I highly recommend this place and if we're in the area we will be returning! Thanks again Linda!!

                              Great place to stay in Rural Retreat!

                              Carol M.

                              We checked for a VRBO in Rural Retreat, VA, on a whim, because we had an event to attend nearby, and were pleasantly surprised with what we found! The space was large and comfortable and easily accommodated four of us; the listing says it sleeps six (1 room with double bed, 1 room with king-size bed, 1 sleeper sofa in living room). Linda was very sweet and helpful and really made us feel at home. There is only one bathroom, so that is a minus, but there was plenty of hot water and good pressure in the shower. Linens (sheets & towels) are provided, but if you are allergic to perfumes, you might want to bring your own sheets. The bed mattresses are adequate. The best part was that being there gave us a space to just hang out together. And we went downstairs to the wine tasting room and sampled some of the local vineyard's wines - that was fun!

                              A Great place Rural Retreat Winery

                              JaneMooresville, NC

                              I stayed at Rural Retreat Winery the last weekend of September. It was beautiful, warm but the leaves were starting their fall colors. There is so much beautiful country to see there. The condo was huge, large living room, bedrooms, kitchen and bath all complete with anything you would need. There is a grocery store at the top of the hill. But I took the weekend off, didn’t even have to cook. The winery diner downstairs had great homemade food in the deli. There is a large party room too. We are planning a family dinner party there. They also have lots of home made crafts or wines for your taste buds. Linda and Scott, the owners are such nice people. They are glad to help with anything you may need, as they live minutes away. I can’t wait until I can make a return visit to Rural Retreat. A happy visitor, from NC.

                              What a great place to stay.

                              DenaEffingham, IL 62401

                              While visiting family this past week in Rural Retreat I had the opportunity to stay in this apartment with my daughter and grandkids. All of the rooms are very large. The kitchen is spacious and wonderful. It has everything you need to cook a great meal. However; you don't have to worry about cooking for yourself because right below at the winery they serve delicious home cooked meals. The living room has plenty of seating and also has a table setup with a jigsaw puzzle already started and a whole bookshelf full of books. There is also a laundry room with a full size washer and dryer. All detergents and cleaning supplies are provided. I love to travel and have stayed in a lot of hotels where everyone is crammed in one little room and stepping on each other so it was wonderful to have all this space. I will definitely be back and highly recommend it.

                              Owner's Response:

                              It was a pleasure having you in Rural Retreat. We look forward to seeing you again and appreciate your kind words.


                              Rural Retreat, VA, USA

                              This suite is above the Rural Retreat Winery tasting room and over looks the small historical town of Rural Retreat. Once the home of Dr. Pepper and the Cabbage Capital of the world; now it is a small get a-way community.


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                              Property # 617629