About the property
- House3300 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, Valley View. Hot Tub, Kids Gaming Basement, New Kitchen
This is THE place to stay at Wintergreen! Rocky Playground is the ideal for extended or two families to catch up as well as hit the slopes or the lake together to make lifelong memories! Hiking trails, spa, golf course are all within walking distance.
GREAT SKIING and TUBING and ICE SKATING on the mountain this season! With easy parking access to both the rentals and slopes, you can be gliding over the snow before you know it.
Just minutes from the slopes and off of the 16th tee of the highest golf course in Virginia, Rocky Playground has breathtaking winter views of Shenandoah Valley... like Christmas lights every clear night in the winter! Amazing lush foliage offers color and privacy the rest of the year.
Three finished levels (3300sq') offers privacy and open space at the same time. The top floor is the Master Loft Suite with bedroom, private deck, bathroom and loft area. The main floor has a great room with wet bar, two back bedrooms, kitchen, dining area 1 1/2 baths. Adjacent is the wrap around deck with sitting area, dining area and hot tub. Basement entrance to mud and full laundry room is perfect for winter snowy transitions. The children are all set in the basement with foozeball table, dart board, bunk room and TV/DVD/game room.
Our redone kitchen has many solid wood cabinets, granite counter tops, slate floor and is fully stocked-including a steam expresso machine, mini food processor and crock pot. Perfect for feeding the crew a full feast! NEW ADDITION Kuerig...bring your favorite coffee tea pods!
Après ski, hike or your ideal fun, relax next to the mini waterfall in the 6 person hot tub, complete with optional rainbow "disco" lights, then watch a favorite DVD or big game by the wood burning stone fireplace in the great room.
With three noise buffering levels, a restful night’s sleep is just about guaranteed especially since each of the four bedrooms has its own base heat unit with controls.
Sleeps 10 comfortably, 13 altogether with pull out futon in basement den and 1 full mattress on the floor. 3 ½ baths easily accommodates everyone.
While it may feel secluded at Rocky Playground, it is really not the case with free wifi and cable TV. Also for a visitor’s fee, the Wintergarden (the resort's aquatic and fitness center, salon & spa) are within walking distance. Shuttle services or a short car ride can take you to the Mountain Village area and slopes, about a mile away.
HOME AMENITIES: individual room controlled base unit heating, free wifi, three televisions, fully stocked kitchen, stone wood burning fireplace, games, movies, DVD players, bluetooth speakers, foozeball table NOTE: while we have never missed it in 11 years (since it is usually 20º cooler at the top of the mountain during the summer) we do not have central AC. Every bedroom has good window ventilation and strong ceiling fans. In fact our 17 year old son, who had spent the last 11 summers there, did not realize we had no AC up there until about 5 minutes ago...
Provided with our home: hairdryer, towels, pillows, blankets, bedding, pack n' play, iron/ironing board, laundry detergent, dish soap, bath soap, toilet paper, paper towels. Fully equipped kitchen includes: pots, pans, cutting boards, toaster, crock pot, hand mixer, Krups steamed expresso maker, 12 cup programmable coffee pot, Keurig coffee maker (we take our caffeine very seriously ;) dish towels, pot holders, all serving & eating utensils, cooking utensils, tupperware, serving dishes, mixing bowls, measuring cups, glassware, barware, dishes, bowls, platters and much more…
Sleeps : two queen beds, two singles, four bunk mattresses, one futon, 1 loose mattress (sleeps 13)
House manager: We have a 24 hour service available for any problems or questions that might arise during your stay. The house will be professionally cleaned and prepared for your arrival. *GUEST PASS NOTE: Not for ski lifts and only good for 8 people maximum without prior arrangement and extra fee.*
PET FEE and Addendum: $120 per pet per visit. Spayed or neutered, house trained, with up to date flea/tick control Please ask to see addendum for further details
SERVICE FEE NOTE: This item listed in the quote is solely the responsibility and benefit of VRBO and HomeAway. The owners do not receive any part of it
Kathy and Bob Calhoun
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 01, 2018
About Kathy and Bob Calhoun
The Calhouns have loved rocky playground and wish they could get up more often. They have many many fond memories of dinners, and visits with good family and friends over the years. Kathy and Bob still get together there with friends who now have moved to other locations. Sharing that last glass of wine of night or talking over the morning coffee is truly the best way to stay connected with out-of-town friends and family. They hope that you get to carry on that tradition with yours.
Kathy and Bob Calhoun purchased this House in 2005
Why Kathy and Bob Calhoun chose Wintergreen
Having gone to college nearby, the Calhouns know the Blue Ridge Mountains' world renown ability to charm and re-charge the human spirit. The feel, architecture and lay out of Rocky Playground captures that and you will feel it as soon as you turn into the driveway.
What makes this House unique
Rocky Playground is the best of all worlds. The secluded mountain feeling right in the middle of a world class resort. While not the flashiest place on the mountain (nor the most $$$ ) it boasts a variety of amenities and is well kept up. Rocky Playground is constructed in a way that allows everyone to hang together in the great room or bunch off into other secluded parts of the house (for example- kids the basement, adults upstairs, babies sound asleep in the back bedrooms all at the same time). Nighttime toasts to the beautiful light show from the Shenandoah Valley from the loft area are the best way to end a perfect day at Wintergreen.
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We had a great time. The house was modern, clean and fully equipped with everything we could have needed. The hosts are nice and communicative. I'd highly recommend.
What a great place!
Home came with everything we needed for a ski weekend for a family of nine. A quick 5 minute drive to the lifts and 3 minutes from the gym, pool, and spa. Great living room and fireplace to gather the family around. Would definitely stay here again.
Great house for 2 families! Very spacious and it was an easy and quick drive to ski area.
Very pleased with overall experience. House was nice and clean and well stocked ! Thank you !
Beautiful relaxed family winter retreat
I’m providing this review as this is such a beautiful home, and I hope this information will be useful to others planning a similar winter/ski vacation. We have stayed at Wintergreen many times and this home stands out as exceptionally well equipped and lovely, and we thought perfect for an extended family or group of 2 families. Here are some features that we thought made it especially great for a winter stay:
• Beautiful, clean, and all supplies just as described. Well organized with clear directions about where to put/not put outdoor gear, and all of the kitchen equipment needed for a few winter meals
• The wood fireplace and outdoor hot tub worked wonderfully and were a welcome addition to a winter stay
• The first floor has a bunk bed arrangement, foosball table, and Wii. This was adored by 3 boys (ages 10 and 13)
• Great layout with twin bedroom (enjoyed by 2 teen girls), and master bedroom
• 3rd floor has especially spacious and luxurious master bed/bath/sitting area
• Wooded site at top of mountain with nice views
• For skiers: it’s necessary to drive 5 min to the slopes and park, but this was not a problem even on a holiday weekend, and was helped by the parking pass that Cathy and Bob provided
• Cathy and Bob were a pleasure to communicate with
We would have liked to have stayed longer! Highly recommended for a peaceful and relaxed family winter retreat.
We had a wonderful family gathering here. This property gives you plenty of space and enjoy time together. We recommend this property.
Great home!! Very pretty and quiet location!
Rocky Playground is within walking/short drive distance of all the amenities that the resort has to offer. Two unaccompanied guest passes (each of which are good for 4 people) come with the rental. From the Aquatic Center with its fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, salon & spa services, sauna and steam rooms to the Mountain Village where you will find shopping, coffee shops, restaurants and don't forget, the slopes, ice rink and tubing run. There many hiking trails, all of levels and scenic views (including waterfalls) at your fingertips on the resort or a quick drive, the best being breathtaking views of the Devil's Knob lookout just a short walk from the house. (Area hiking maps are kept in the house.) Traveling down the mountain, there are many delightful antique stores, wineries, cideries, breweries that attract aficionados from all over the world and a great Saturday Farmer's Market during the April to October season. A short drive to Charlottesville to explore Jefferson's Monticello home or take in a UVA game makes for the perfect mini road trip.
Rates & Availability
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