Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Riverview Guesthouse On The James River

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect vacation rental for families and groups!

5 bedroom, 4500 sq ft antebellum home privately situated on the James River and bordering a bold creek. Historically restored and original outbuildings. 66 acres to explore and there is also a slave cemetery on the property as well as ruins of old cabins and an icehouse. It was originally a 1500 acre plantation owned by Samuel J. Walker who fought in the 174th Virginia Militia along with his brother Col. Benjamin P. Walker. His great nephew was major general Walton Walker, chief of staff for General Patton in WWII. A lovely and peaceful home surrounded by majestic oaks, yet only minutes to local attractions in Appomattox and only an hour from Charlottesville. Enjoy having your morning coffee on one of the screened porches with gentle breezes and views. Explore the property with it's old farm roads and historic ruins.

Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017


Gladstone Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Front 2 bedrooms share this bathroom en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs off kitchen, also with W/D
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Down the hall from Bedroom #3, #4, #5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite full bathroom shared with queen bedroom #2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Bedroom #3, #4, #5 are separate on other side of house
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Beautiful views
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , In the 'old dance hall' -the top level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Pantry Can Be Stocked And Ready For You At Additional Cost. Private Chef Also Available With Notice.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

85% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
14% Complete
0% Complete
Riverview Guesthouse On The James River
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Our amazing Weekend at Riverview Plantation

  • 5 of 5

Riverview Plantation could not have been more perfect. Sitting among centuries-old trees, this home is a step back in time. The accommodations were excellent! I was amazed at how well appreciated the home was. The kitchen was filled with an abundance of utensils and wares. The walls were covered with images from the civil war with stacks of books on the era in the living room. There was a closet filled with children's indoor games as well as one for outdoor fun activities.

Outside were chairs and tables inviting company to visit under the shade of those giant trees. Maybe one of my favorite spots to linger was the outdoor patio area complete with over-stuffed sofas and a lighted umbrella. The patio overlooked an authentic period kitchen with two sitting area for sipping early-morning coffee or enjoying dinner as you watch the sun set over the mountains.

Everywhere you looked, you found excellent accommodations - bedrooms, bathrooms, little sitting areas amidst a beautiful location. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. Riverview is a very special home. It is a largely untouched historical home that dates back to the mid 1700's and early 1800's (except for the modern bathrooms and kitchen) that we have lovingly restored and we have also just recently completed the restoration of the summer kitchen. The many majestic oaks that surround the home are truly spectacular! We thank your group for estimating the ages of the larger oaks, with the largest one, I believe recorded at 360 years old! We strive to offer an authentic historic experience with the furnishings and we are so pleased that you appreciated the home. We look forward to hosting your family again in the future!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Wonderful Weekend Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

Riverview Plantation on The James was an excellent place for my husband and I to reconnect with old friends for the weekend. We were 4 1/2 couples and there was plenty of room for all of us!! The kitchen is very large and well equipped and we had no problem creating gourmet meals and then enjoying them in the lovely dining room! The outdoor kitchen is an excellent addition and each night we all sat out enjoying the peaceful view! We were close to James River State Park and the men enjoyed floating the river while the women drove to historic Poplar Grove. Great stay and thank you Vanessa for answering our many questions prior to our visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the newly restored summer kitchen that offers an additional shaded area to gather while looking out over the mountains. We have added patio furniture seating and ceiling fans for comfort as well as period antiques. As you mentioned, the area offers several great day trips including the James River State Park, just a few miles away, that rents kayaks and coordinates tubing trips on the river! We hope to host you again soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 5 of 5

Excellent home to stay in. The owner was very accommodating and ensured our visit was incredible.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy your family enjoyed the peaceful setting Riverview has to offer!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful historic home. Very secluded. Great as a base to visit Appomattox Court House which is very close, and other historical sites within an hour drive.

Owner was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you Donna! I enjoyed talking with you!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 2 of 5

There's a paper mill near and visible to this property which hums loudly 24/7. But it is beautiful old house with enormous trees.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry if the mill down and across the river made your stay less than optimal. Generally the hum is not noticeable. We are glad you enjoyed the home and the surrounding peaceful grounds .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very much the "Old Plantation" look and feel. Loved it !

  • 5 of 5

This property was every bit of what was advertised. Loved the character and history of the house. We had our daughter's wedding there and it was beautiful in this setting.

The owner was very helpful in explaining everything and the history of the plantation. The family all loved it as well. We would like to go back again for another family vacation and spend some extra time visiting some of the historical sites in the area. Would recommend this any and all.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We were honored to host your daughter's wedding! Your family were fabulous guests and we hope to see you again soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Lynchburg Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Shadow Rodge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

Discount for military families.

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.

You might like these similar properties