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Come experience the magic of Alone Mill! Canoe, bike, hike or just hang out by the creek!
We are a 15 minute (6 mile) drive from Lexington, Virginia, home to Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and the Virginia Horse Center. Rockbridge County Virginia is home to the Maury River, the only river in Virginia that begins & ends in the same county. Spring, summer and fall are great times for running the whitewater in Goshen Pass or tubing the flat water into Lexington. Come to the country where you can stay up late, dazzled by the stars and the Milky Way.
In the late fall & winter, enjoy our cozy cabin and a game of pool. After dark in June and July, the lightning-bug display is amazing every night! Later in the summer and fall, the tree frogs and cicadas fill the air with their songs. The cabin is right on a popular (and challenging) biking route.
The School House is located within 300 yards of a river access point locally known as Alone Mill. Upstream is my personal favorite stretch of canoeing on the Maury, it's a peaceful 5 hour ride in slow water and can be as fast as 2 hours when the river is up! You can put in at Goshen or Rockbridge Baths and walk home from the take-out.
If you're more interested in a bubbling stream, Alone Mill Creek passes within 50 feet of the front door!
Rockbridge County also has thousands of acres of National Forest and State-managed land for hunting and hiking in the mountains. The cabin is within about 6 miles of access at Goshen Pass and other spots are equally close.
Other activities at the School House include a pool table, ping pong, basketball goal and badmitton set. The yard is large and flat, perfect for a football game, and the driveway is flat also, good for the little kids to practice bike riding.
A 1 mile walk will take you to weekend wine tasting at Lexington Valley Vineyard, one of several vineyards in the county.
Keywords: House, Cabin, Guest House, Casita, Family Fun, River, Swimming Hole
I have lived in Rockbridge County, VA since 1990. While I attended W&L, my friends & I often drove around the county. I always loved driving through Alone Mill when we were going to Goshen Pass; I knew there was special magic in this place. It's peaceful & the stars are brighter than most.
Sarah or Charles purchased this house in 2007
My partner bought a house at Alone Mill in 1998 & when the Schoolhouse became available in 2007, I jumped at the opportunity. The Maury River here is perfect for canoeing, tubing, or just lounging in a chair at the edge of the water! Anyone who likes to spend time outdoors loves Alone Mill.
Fresh water recreation - fishing, canoeing, boating, tubing - and plenty to do inside or in Lexington area if the weather isn't perfect. Ample space in the cabin for a large group to gather and enjoy time together.
We have stayed at the Schoolhouse twice now, and both times it has been great. It's super-clean (enough to make you jealous), and comfortable, and it has everything we needed (and more: the pool table is great.) We're a big group-- babies, kids, grownups, night owls and early birds, and it worked perfectly for us. It's an incredibly pretty spot-- you could just drive around all day and marvel at the mountains. We even did a (freezing!) New Year's polar bear swim in the river.
We plan on going there again, for sure.
The schoolhouse is a nice little home in the middle of the country, but a short (10 minute) drive to the closest town. We enjoyed our time at the schoolhouse, but were on the go most of the time we were in town. We spent most of our time in Natural Bridge enjoying the Safari Park, Zoo and Natural Bridge itself. It appears that a black widow has taken residence in the window outside the AC unit in the living room, so please be careful when you remove. I forgot to leave a note when we left on the counter about this.
I will say I am not positive, but I believe there might be a spirit/ghost in the house. The first night, I thought my 16 yrd old daughter walk by the room as I saw a young girl throught the door jam go by, but come to find out she was in the living room still watching tv.
The owners were great and answered any questions I had beforehand and were flexible with us arriving early. Thank you!
We really enjoyed our stay at Alone Mill Schoolhouse. Everything was clean and well maintained; the owners were great to work with. The location worked well for day trips to Monticello, Washington DC, and the Natural Bridge. It was close to the Virginia Horse Park, but very secluded. The first trip down the winding mountain road was a little intimidating for us flatlanders, but well worth the adventure. We were amazed to have a place like this only about 15 minutes from the nearest Wal-Mart. Having two bathrooms, ample space to spread out, and the 3 separate bedrooms made mornings so much easier for our group of 7 compared to times when we've shared hotel suites. Everyone in our group slept really well--maybe it was the quiet, or the clean mountain air. Our main regret is that we would like to have allowed ourselves more time to spend just sitting on the porch, listening to the stream and watching the abundant butterflies.
Alone Mill Schoolhouse was exactly what we needed. The location couldnt be better- surrounded by wildlife, a running stream in the background, and a well manicured yard we used to throw the football and play frisbee- it was perfect. The house is well maintained and had everything we needed. The owners also went above and beyond, making sure there were tubes for floating down the Maury there when we arrived (and being a short walk from the river; couldnt have been easier).
My fiance and I planned a trip with a group of our friends down to Lexington for a long weekend on the 4th of July. Having gone to W&L, the trip provided a great opportunity to go to many of our favorite spots around Lexington while not busy with planned events like Alumni weekends.
I can't wait to get back to Lexington again, and hopefully Alone Mill.
My sister and I like to meet up in the Lexington area since it is a half way meet up place. This was our first visit in the summer months and we wanted a place that our 4 boys could enjoy. The house is large enough that we weren't stepping on each other and great for hide and go seek. Our parents joined us for two of the nights and having the second bathroom was nice for them to use. The den is off to the side so when we were cooking the kids were out of our way which is nice. I had a two year old and having a booster seat there was very thoughtful and one less thing for us to bring. What impressed me the most was how clean the place was. That is very important to me and I could tell how much pride the owners took in their rental. The yard is huge, washer and dryer is plus with kids, eating outside was great, beds were comfy and room on the floor for a blow up mattress. We only stayed in the walk in section of the river. A little too scary with such young kids 2-9 years old. Plus it rained one night and the current had picked up. We will be back yearly for sure. A VRBO must!
PS. If you do one thing in the area go to the Safari Park....amazing! Ride the wagon for sure.
We are about to end a fabulous week here at Alone Mill Schoolhouse. It was a last minute vacation choice and we couldn't be happier. The cabin met all of our family's requirements: quiet, clean, comfortable, adequate cooking facilities, laundry facilities, close to outdoor activities, and best of all, we could bring our dog. The cabin has 2 TVs but we didn't even use them; we were too busy enjoying every minute of this area. We have 2 teenage boys, who can get bored very easily, but they were not bored for a minute. When they weren't kayaking in the river, they were playing Frisbee in the yard or riding bikes, or walking trails. At night we would play pool, read, or played cards.
The Maury River is absolutely beautiful. We tried to get a coupe kayak trips in a day. We usually took the shorter trip but the longer one from Rockbridge Baths was spectacular. We also recommend a nice walk down Whiteside Drive. It is a nice long walk that goes alone a little creek and crosses over it several times. We were greeted by the cutest herd of cows and a few little calves.
As far as the cabin is concerned, there is a lot to love here. It is furnished in some very cute and somewhat eclectic mix of furniture. I especially loved the antique and "shabby chic" pieces and the beautiful quilts. The paint on the walls is also a perfect choice of contemporary colors that are very calming. The linens are nice quality, nothing cheap or uncomfortable to use. The beds were also very comfortable. The bathrooms have high quality updated fixtures.... and we also noticed the wiring in the house is above average, with plenty of lighting and ceiling fans throughout. There are a few herbs growing outside that we used in our cooking.
We will definitely be coming back here unless we buy our own little piece of heaven first.
Hulls Drive-In Movie Theater 4 miles away, basketball goal & badmitton/volleyball set on premises
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2 night minimum stay
Weekly rates apply for graduation dates.
Additional guest fee only applies to 2 night stays. 3+ night stay is charged the basic rate of $185/night.
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