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Blue Ridge Mountains, Hiking, Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Air, Breweries, Wineries

Roseland, VA, USA
  • Cottage1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage in the mountains, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

Welcome to our Cottage at Massies Mill at the base of the Priest Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cottage is close to hiking, Crabtree Falls, the Tye River, skiing, golf, wineries and breweries. There are orchards and farms close by, which are fun to visit for picking your own strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, apples, pumpkins and peaches as the seasons permit. Our cozy cottage sits on 2 private acres, ready for you to enjoy. Our cottage is tastefully decorated and boasts a complete kitchen, so dine in, or dine out and taste some of the delicious local food. The front porch and back deck are great places to relax and enjoy the views, and to share a good bottle of local wine. Find us on Facebook as well.

You will feel right at home in our cottage and settle in for a night of comfort after a day of activities. There are two bedrooms downstairs, one with with a queen bed and the other with a day bed with trundle bed. Upstairs is a suite; a bedroom with a queen bed, a sitting area, and bathroom. Additional sleeping available on the futon full-size bed in the Library/ TV room. The kitchen is complete, well-equipped and stocked for the chef in your group. The dining table has room for 8 with place settings for 8. There's satellite TV and internet.

We are close to whatever activity you might hope to find. We are 3 min from the Tye River, 10 min from the Appalachian Trail and hiking trail up the The Priest, and 15 min to Crabtree Falls and Meadow. Spy Rock, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Humpback Rocks, plus much more are just a little further up Crabtree Falls Hwy. The closest brewery is the Devil's Backbone 15 min away, with Wintergreen skiing, tubing, snowboarding and other activities up the mountain from there. The brewery count is at 7 within an easy drive. Wineries abound in this area, with at least 23 open for wine tasting.

If visiting other quaint towns and cities is on your agenda, the cottage is only 45 min to Charlottesville, Staunton, or Lexington.

There's river rafting and tubing on the James within 40 min.

There's at least 20 restaurants for dining out in this area, less than 30 min away; many are quite good.


Karin C

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Karin C

I am a wife, mother, and speech pathologist who loves to travel with family and friends. We live in Virginia near Richmond and travel to the mountains for hiking and enjoyment of nature on a regular basis. When not traveling in these mountains, we enjoy travel to the beaches, California and anywhere exciting.

Karin C purchased this Cottage in 2015

Why Karin C chose Roseland

We have taken weekend trips to the Blue Ridge Mountains over a hundred times with occasional longer trips. We've stayed at virtually every bed and breakfast in the area which lead us to getting our own place, making it quaint, cozy and cool so we and others can enjoy it. We learned a lot about what makes a place feel so inviting and charming and put what we learned into the Cottage at Massies Mill.

What makes this Cottage unique

Relaxing on the front porch or the back deck is perfect. There's plenty of seating on the front porch to take in the mountain air, view the sites, and even have dinner there. The back deck is just as nice with a view of the countryside. You might notice the unusual and distinctive flooring and trim throughout the cottage; it came from the old Tye River Train Station that was nearby when the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway was in operation. Our cottage can sleep up to 8, but it's not too big just for two people; there's the upstairs suite (bedroom, sitting area and bathroom) as nice as a honeymoon suite. The kitchen is great for cooking with plenty of space, some scones mixes, other culinary supplies, and an island to give you that extra space for preparing a delicious meal. The cottage is nicely located with hiking to the left, dining, beer and wine to the right, and skiing and golf straight ahead.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Library/ TV Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Three bedrooms, two with queens, one with day bed with trundle bed. An additional futon full-size bed is available in the Library. The upstairs bedroom is part of an upstairs suite with sitting area and bathroom.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Downstairs Hallway Bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Upstairs Suite
      • Two bathrooms, one downstairs hallway full bathroom and one upstairs with shower.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Setting for 8
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped with all you need to fix meals. Even some basic food supplies.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          There's bottled water, basic condiments, plus supplemental supplies, such as pasta and rice.
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rent for the James river or bring your own
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Wintergreen skiing is 25 miles away, rent or bring your own equipment.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting


                                                            • Backyard Fire Pit

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              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.

                                                              26 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              It was a cute and cozy cottage. Loved it.

                                                              Melissa C.Holly Springs NC

                                                              We enjoyed our stay here. It had everything we needed. Felt like home. Warm and cozy. The sunset was amazing and views of the mountains too. We were able to prepare dinners with ease with all the pots and pans we needed. Beds were comfortable. Close to ski resort. Only two things, were upstairs was really warm but I brought a fan plus ceiling fan helped too and the upstairs shower a little small. Overall, an excellent property and would rent again and recommend to others.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Melissa- we hope to see you again- Karin and Brad

                                                              Wonderful Christmas away from home.

                                                              Dan C.Prince George

                                                              We wanted to escape for Christmas this year. Stayed for two nights (Dec 22 & 23). We throughly enjoyed the quietness and cleanliness of the cottage. I told my wife it reminded me of visiting my Aunt Mary's as a kid back in the 50's and 60's. Aunt Mary always has a spotless house with dark wood floors that shined, with furniture and decorations in every corner. That describes this house. Karin very thoughtfully decorated the house with cheerful Christmas decorations that made the holiday even more like home.

                                                              The home is situated in a beautiful area with plenty of activity for all interests. The home has almost anything you would need should you forget something. We were completely satisfied and recommend this home to anyone who wants a clean, quite place to stay.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the kind words Dan -

                                                              We are happy that you had a great Holiday stay, and we hope to hear from you again if you are in the area.

                                                              Karin and Brad

                                                              Peaceful and close to all

                                                              Eileen E.

                                                              Wonderful stay! Very peaceful and close to hiking, wine tasting, and waterfalls! Impeccably clean!! Everything you could possibly want or need! Thank you Karin and hubby! for our wonderful stay!

                                                              Charming country cottage as you would dream of

                                                              Sue R.

                                                              Decorated exquisitely in French country decor. Very very comfortable feel to this property. Quiet back country road just beautiful for sleeping. Owner offers you fresh eggs butter and all condiments. this is place to stay for doing winery tours and hiking if you are interested. Owners Karin and Brad very responsive to any questions you may have about the property and things to do and see. A five star for sure.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate how you left the cottage, so very clean and tidy! We hope to have you return when you are back in the area- Karin and Brad

                                                              My Blue Ridge Mountain Home

                                                              Lynn S.

                                                              We rented this cottage to attend a nearby music festival and the place was so comfortable and homey that we had a hard time getting out the door for the music everyday. Having coffee on the porch, looking out at the mountains was lovely, the furnishings so inviting, and the beds so cozy... we could have just stayed around the house all day. This was by far the nicest place we have stayed in our 5 years of visiting the area, so we will be back on future visits. Thank you Karin!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Lynn, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you come back!

                                                              A wonderful house with elegant charm!

                                                              Kirsten Z.

                                                              We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage! We loved drinking coffee and watching the birds in the morning on the front porch. We had a great time hiking local trails and coming back and building a fire for making smores. Kids had a blast running around outside! Thank you for great hospitality!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for staying with us Kirsten!


                                                              Roseland, VA, USA

                                                              Crabtree Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail

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                                                              Check-in time is 3 PM and check-out time is 11 AM, but if other times are needed, please let us know. Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

                                                              26 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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