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Tranquil Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home with splendid mountain views

Newly built in 2007, “Arbothan”, is a beautiful 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath home, which is now being offered as a rental property. As part of the Wintergreen Resort, this home is convenient for all the amenities on the mountain, but situated on a very quiet street with no through traffic, it is a perfect get away to relax in, with views down into the Rockfish Valley and across to the Sunrise ski slope from the front, and up into the George Washington National Park from the rear.

This very spacious open plan home has 2 master bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms, 2 large living rooms, both with gas fired stone fireplaces, a large well equipped custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a separate kitchenette on lower level, and two expansive decks making it an the ideal vacation property for large family gatherings.

Our home will comfortably sleep 14 people. The master bedrooms are located on the upper level. Each has a queen-sized bed. Bedroom one looks out over the valley, has an en suite bathroom with separate sinks, a claw foot tub and separate shower. Bedroom 2 looks out to the George Washington National Park behind the property, has en suite bathroom with double sinks and shower. Between the two bedrooms is a reading nook, which looks out over the open plan living area of the middle level. The middle level features a spacious living room with soaring pine clad cathedral ceiling, a gorgeous stone gas fireplace, amazing 180° views of the forest, Satellite HDTV, Blu-ray DVD player, and opens into the kitchen area. The bright kitchen is furnished with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, double sink, D/W, Fridge Freezer with TV built into the niche above, large farmhouse table, and huge island with bar sink and seats 4. Kitchen gives access out to the huge deck, which is equipped with BBQ and Patio furniture. The deck overlooks the valley and is a wonderful vantage point from which to enjoy the sunrise or sunset, or to watch the numerous birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and occasional deer and groundhogs, which visit the property. This deck wraps around to the back of the property, so can also be accessed from the rear. The kitchen has a large floor to ceiling panty, and leads on to a powder room, second access door to the deck, and a mud room with its own access door to the deck. This level also has two bedrooms, bedroom 3 has two twin beds and bedroom 4 has one full-sized bed. These rooms share a separate bathroom with single sink and shower.

The lower level has a large sitting room with gas stone fireplace, is equipped with HDTV which is game system compatible (no game system currently supplied), and has direct access out to the lower deck through a sliding patio door. This deck has a porch swing and a ping pong table (net, bats and balls supplied). Sitting area also includes kitchenette area equipped with fridge freezer, microwave, sink, coffee maker and electric tea kettle. There are two further bedrooms on this level with connecting French doors, making it ideal for families with young children. Bedroom 5 has a queen-sized bed and bedroom 6 has one set of bunk beds, and a single bed with a trundle bed underneath. These bedrooms share a separate bathroom with double sink, bath and free standing shower. There is also a large laundry room/mud room on this level with HE washer and drier, crates for two dogs (pets by arrangement), and a small kitchen table seating 4. This is the main access room for the property as it leads directly out to the driveway, which has parking for three cars.

Additional home amenities include free WIFI, ceiling fans, and central air conditioning.

With our home as your rental, you will feel all the privacy, comfort, and charm, of your own mountain retreat. Treat yourself, your family, or friends to a real vacation in this family friendly resort.

More Details

Michael Kucharski
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Michael Kucharski

Our family lives in Cypress, TX and we love coming to the mountains to experience real seasons. In particular, we enjoy the cooler temperatures in summer. It is a great place to relax and have fun with family and friends all year round.

Michael Kucharski purchased this house in 2007

Why Michael Kucharski chose Virginia

We discovered the well-kept Virginia secret of Wintergreen in 2006, fell in love with the area and built our house there in 2007.

What makes this house unique

We have traveled the world but the Blue Ridge Mountains have a special place in our hearts and renting out our home there is our way of sharing our love of the Wintergreen resort with others in a setting which is relaxing, comforting and great for getting away from it all.


Wintergreen Resort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom-Middle level - toilet , shower
    Bathroom-Lower Level - toilet , tub , shower
    En suite bathroom-Bedroom 1-Upper Level - toilet , tub , shower
    En suite bathroom-Bedroom 2-Upper Level - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are supplied with towels.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1-Upper Level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3-Middle Level - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4-Middle Level - 1 double
    Bedroom 5-Lower Level - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6-Lower Level - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2-Upper Level - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and all linen will be supplied.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.9859157 based on 71 reviews

Perfect girls getaway weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing girls weekend in this home. I use the word home, instead of house on purpose, it really feels like a home. When they say the kitchen is fully stocked, it really is. I always pack kitchen items because you don't know what you'll get, but I didn't even have to use them. Michael, the owner, called to check in and make sure everything was good, which I thought was really nice!!

The house was clean, to include the bathrooms. The water pressure in the shower was amazing! Not common for a home of this size.

Be careful on the driveway, take it at an angle, especially going out, or you'll bottom out.

I highly recommend renting this home and the next time I go to Wintergreen and need a place for a large group, will definitely be looking to rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in beautiful surroundings. Could not ask for more. Home is well equipped . owner was warm and welcoming and responsive when needed. Our family ranges in age from 1-63 and we all had a great time. A/C worked very well on all floors. Beds are high quality. Would recommend this home and location to all

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Facilities For Our Large Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion over July 4th week. We had 4 families meeting from NC, PA and IN There were 8 adults and 7 children (including 2 infants who slept in their pack-n-plays).

Our large family used the lower level and was perfect for them. They had privacy with a play area, sitting area and quiet for the baby to nap.

The middle floor provided for a great gathering area with the deck as a perfect overflow for reading, conversation, nature viewing and grilling. Even though our activity could get noisy the bedrooms on this floor blocked out that noise when people wanted to go to bed. The kitchen was well stocked with needed plates and utensils. We were able to fit around the table adding the stools at the corners and one folding chair.

The upper floor and 2 master bedrooms were spacious. The bedroom with the bathtub was perfect for our son with a toddler. The walk in closet was used as the toddler's sleeping area.

We had a very relaxing yet activity filled time. We checked out the Nature Foundation, took 2 extended hikes, found a geocache, used the pool, and relaxed.

Word to the wise: don't back out of the drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Arbothan!! It had everything we needed for sleeping, meals, activity, and relaxation! The only time we left the house was to go take advantage of the pool access. We also enjoyed hiking the Upper Shamokin Falls Trail that we were able to access near the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family met at this property for a family reunion after my niece's high school graduation. It was the perfect location for us with family members coming from NC, DC area, and PA. We were multiple generations ranging in age from 4 years old to 74 years and we all had an amazing time. I have rented A LOT of vacation homes on VRBO and this one was by far the most well-stocked, upscale kitchen (with cooking supplies) and of games, books, and DVD's. It was also very clean and well maintained. It was great having 2 fridges and microwaves and we had plenty of room to spread out with the 2 living spaces, too! We had never been to the Wintergreen resort, but found the area beautiful and very well kept. We enjoyed the hike from outside the property to a beautiful waterfall, as well as a few more that we traveled to on the resort property. We loved how the owners provided crates for our dog and even a gate on the deck so she could be outside with us without us having to worry about her running off. Michael was a pleasure to rent from, always answering our questions in a timely manner and he even called us on our first night to welcome us into our "home" for the long weekend. We will definitely rent this home again in the future. It honestly felt like the homeowners thought of everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

It was a delight to stay at Arbothan house for a 80th birthday family celebration! The decks and layout of house made it so easy to interact - the large ping pong table and chess board were big hits. We loved the quiet atmosphere and the porch swing was perfect. Many happy memories to treasure and we would highly recommend this property. Michael was easy to contact and wanted to make our stay as pleasant as possible.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Edge
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Stoney Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rockfish Valley Hwy - Route 151
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Copper Mine Bistro
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Wintergreen Ski Resort
Car: necessary

There are abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation available in all parts of Nelson County, from the top of the weathered Blue Ridge peaks down to the wide bends of the James River. These options include: hiking along the Appalachian Trail or to the top of Crabtree Falls (the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River), excellent canoeing or fishing on the James or Tye Rivers, or cycling on U.S. Bicycle Route 76 or one of the many Virginia Scenic Byways. Additionally, one of the boundaries of Nelson County is milepost zero of the Blue Ridge Parkway, which closely mirrors Nelson County’s northwestern border for 30 miles.

Long established family orchards provide apples in the fall and hold fall festivals on the weekends. Other seasonal fruits available are peaches, strawberries and blackberries.

The restaurants and dining options offer a variety of foods with many offering Virginia grown products and are also locally-owned and operated. Nelson County is also home to many thriving vineyards, three craft breweries, a cider barn, and a whiskey distillery. The Brew Ridge Trail has taken the craft-brewing world by storm and has become extremely popular in Central Virginia.

Nelson County is home to Swannanoa mansion and is the location of Walton's Mountain made famous by the television show The Waltons.

Visit Staunton to see unique museums and theatres including The Frontier Culture Museum - an outdoor, living history museum with exhibits and programs that explore the diverse old world origins of the earliest immigrants, and The Blackfriars Playhouse - the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theater.

Charlottesville is 1 hour’s drive away. Walking tours of downtown Charlottesville offer a deep look into early-American history. Visit the home of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello or his lasting academic legacy the University of Virginia. Dive into the history of American democracy at Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison - Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and America’s 1st First Lady.

The Virginia Safari Park is located in Natural Bridge. Virginia's only Drive-Thru Zoo is a unique 180-acre animal encounter park, home to over 1,000 exotic animals and where visitors are encouraged to interact with the animals by feeding them with specialty grain directly through the car windows!

Historical Richmond is a 2 hour drive away where you can enjoy museums, ghost walks, river cruises and Segway tours.

Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens are a 4 hour drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Additional Guest Fee $55 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

There is a telephone available for use and all related costs incurred during the rental period will be deducted from the Refundable Damage Deposit.

All rates and fees are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.