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Surrounded by a 360-acre farm with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mts, Rose Hill offers a private, inviting get away close to Lexington at exceptional value.
The 1820 brick home has original woodwork,windows,floors and 4 original fireplaces and a smoke house. Enjoy the conveniences of this spacious lovingly renovated home with the new kitchen/family room, HDT TV, broadband wifi, 2 bathrooms and sun porch. There is also a living room and dining room offering plenty of space for all. Curl up with a book on the sun porch or watch the squirrels scamper across the enormous 200 year old pecan tree shading the porch. It is a great family gathering place.
The master bedroom(queen)has a private dressing room and unique back stairway to the first floor.The guest room(queen & double) is well appointed with comfortable furniture. Imagine life of the early 1800's as you walk down the hall steps.
Guests love grilling outside on the deck overlooking the fields. Families love eating outside and spotting wildlife.(We have binoculars!) Wild turkey and deer roam amid the cows and calves. Numerous birds make the farm their home. Explore the wildflowers, trees and 1850 cemetery.
Enjoy the area's rich history, colleges,museums,galleries,vineyards,The Va Horse Center,Natural Bridge, Bluegrass and return to Rose Hill for some good old fashion sitting and sipping time. A fun, casual and romantic place close to town and nature that you won't forget.
See the guest comments on this website for a good feeling of this unique property.
Guest Comment August 8, 2009We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rose Hill Farm in August. The house was a delight; beautifully decorated, well-equipped, and charming. Each morning, we went downstairs to sit in the sunroom and watch the cows come down the hill. After only two days, we felt we were beginning to recognize the different cows. The bulls were easy to spot. There seemed to be a pregnant cow among the herd, and an older, graying cow would always station herself in front of the pregnant one, as if protecting her. We came to Rose Hill for the nearby hiking, and we also thoroughly enjoyed that part of the trip. The second day, we hiked up to the Devil’s Marbleyard, where our teenagers scrambled up the huge boulders like mountain goats. We watched and laughed from solid ground below the boulder field.Rose Hill’s charms are already calling us back. We hope to visit in the spring when the rhododendrons and mountain laurel are in bloom, in the fall when the leaves turn, and in the winter when the snow is falling (though we’ll use our 4-wheel drive vehicle to navigate the driveway in snow!). Dr. and Mrs. Lee, Chesapeake,VA
The Rosehill home is a truly magnificent home and property. While only a short drive from downtown Lexington, you are treated to gorgeous country views and feel. The home itself is well maintained, and the addition which includes an updated and beautiful kitchen and sun porch make the home incredibly functional as well. The owners attention to detail is superb and you will see that reflected in the cleanliness of the home, well stocked kitchen, and instructions thoughout the house. The working farm and livestock surrounding the property add to the ambiance of being on a country estate. I would certainly recommend the home for anyone with children older than 6 or 7 years old, as the antique decor and back stairwell can be a challenge with smaller children. Overall a wonderful stay and gorgeous home.
This beautiful historic home located off the main roads in rolling pasture land near Lexington, Virginia, was the perfect place for us to gather for a small family wedding. It has spacious rooms for entertaining including a sun porch and a large updated and well furnished kitchen and beautiful views all around. Outside is also a perfect place for adults to gather and children to play, weather permitting. The house is well maintained and filled with interesting family history from Jamestown on for those who enjoy history. Though it has only two bedrooms, it offers much larger space to gather and entertain and welcome. It is a very special find!
Two of my sisters, one of my nieces and I spent 4 glorious days at Rosehill this summer while visiting my daughter in Lexington. We couldn't have enjoyed it more. The house is equipped with everything and anything a guest might need...and spotlessly clean. We especially loved walks on the long, private driveway, eating dinner on the porch and watching the activities of the farm animals and wildlife. We consider it our great good fortune to discover Rosehill!
We loved our stay at Rose Hill. The owners were attentive and easy to work with, both before and after our stay, and it is evident that they love this home and want to share it with those who can appreciate it. The website gives a good indication of what to expect. The house is old and historic, so it has some quirks that make it an interesting place to stay, but the bathrooms and kitchen are modern. The sunny back porch was a delightful place to sit and watch the cows, donkey, woodchucks, and the spectacular mountain landscape. The well-equipped kitchen is beautiful, with nice appliances and ample work and storage space. Rose Hill was a great home base for exploring nearby Lexington and Staunton, as well as having access to numerous hiking trails. The house was clean and well maintained. The house is very close to I-81, so the road noise is always in the background, but the serenity of the spot is a wonderful place to rejuvenate the spirit.
What a wonderful home for a relaxing stay in a picturesque setting, minutes from downtown Lexington, W&L, and VMI. The house has a big kitchen with plenty of dishes, utensils and modern appliances. There was also plenty of room to entertain guests as well. We would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone planning on visiting this area of Virginia.
Just home from a week at Rose Hill. My husband lived there for for his last two years of college at W&L (we met in the living room 30.5 years ago!) and we were up for his reunion. The renovations to the house are fabulous - the outside looks just the same but inside only the floor plan was the same. Very comfortable and did not want for a thing. Both the owners and the caretakers were very accommodating and helpful. We will definitely stay again - hopefully sooner than our next big reunion in five years!
Rose Hill is 6 minutes from Lexington, VA,listed as one of the 20 best small towns to visit in 2013 by Smithsonian Magazine. This area of the Shenandoah Valley is beautifully tucked in between the Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mountains, both of which you can see from Rose Hill.
Lexington is an historic Valley Town. It is home to Washington & Lee University (W&L) and Virginia Military Institute (VMI), both Historic National Landmarks. W&L was founded in 1749. George Washington helped to endow it. After The Civil War, Gen. Robert E. Lee became W&L's President until 1870. He lies in a crypt in the beautiful Victorian Lee Chapel. There is an excellent tour of the Lee Chapel on the college campus as well as a superb small museum at the lower level of the Chapel.Walk among the historic W&L colonnade and you will feel you have returned to the 1800's. VMI, known as the West Point of the South, is right next door to W&L. Be sure to go to the Chapel where a huge painting of the battle of New Market hangs. The VMI cadets fought with valor in that Civil War battle. There is a very good Museum at VMI with lots of history of General Stonewall Jackson of the Civil War, who was a teacher at VMI before the war. Other famous VMI graduates such as General Patton, General George C. Marshall and many others are showcased in the museum. Also on VMI grounds is the George C Marshall Foundation and an excellent museum about him and the WWII area. If you are lucky you can watch the Cadets march in full dress on the Parade Grounds. Quite a stirring experience.
Both Colleges offer many public events, speakers, exhibits and other cultural and educational outings. Most are free and open to the public. You may find many noted public figures such as Hillary Clinton or George Romney speaking at local colleges. ( They did) as well as noted authors, artists, editors, etc. It is a great addition to life in the Lexington area.
The City of Lexington has also many historically preserved architectural buildings on it's photogenic Main Street. There are many old restored Churches , the Courthouse Square and Lawyers Row and Inns. Great shopping as you stroll down the brick sidewalks with unique local shops. No chain stores here! Great book stores. The Wall St Journal awarded Best Chocolate Store, Cocoa Mill, also took honors as the best chocolate in VA.
There are Great and varied restaurants such as the Red Hen which serves fresh gourmet food from the local area. The arts are alive with many great galleries such as Studio 11 which offers art shows as well as art instruction. Carriage rides, walking tours, ghost tours and other historical places such as the Stonewall Jackson House offer lots of American history. A great town to shop, eat and walk through history.
Just north of Lexington is the VA State Horse Center. Well worth a visit to see some of the best equestrian events in the mid-Atlantic States. Most Horse events are free. Amazing facility with outdoor and indoor Show arenas. Also out of town are several wineries such as Rockbridge Vineyard where you can enjoy their tasting room. There are also several local Breweries, such as Blue Lab and Devils Backbone, worth a visit.
They say you can hear live Bluegrass music every night on somebody's porch. Definitely you are in Bluegrass country.Just check the newspaper for where local groups are performing.
Very close to Rose Hill Home is the Virginia Safari Park a great place to drive through with your children and feed over hundreds of free roaming animals. Continue on driving to Natural Bridge, one of the natural wonders of the world. Also take in the Natural Bridge Caverns into the East's deepest cavern. You can continue on down Rt 11 to Buchanan and take a canoe or kayak ride down the James River with local outfitters.
Other great outdoor recreational adventures are hiking the nearby Mountains. We have a hiking book at Rose Hill for your information. There is also stream and lake fishing in the area as well as tubing down some of the smaller rivers or creeks.
Some more unique local attractions are Hull's Drive In north of Lexington. Great old fashion drive- in operated by a non-profit group. Also for the dirt track car racing there is Natural Bridge speedway where you can see some fun car racing.
To the East of Lexington is the small town of Buena Vista. There is a large golf course and public park, Glen Maury Park (often hosting Bluegrass musicians). It is home to Southern Virginian University.It is also the gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a beautiful scenic drive along the tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The area is enriched with many historical, cultural and recreational opportunities - too many to see and enjoy in a one time trip. So we hope to see you over the years at Rose Hill exploring the many fun and unique qualities of this special region.
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Feb 28 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
$185 daily rate based on 2 people. Additional persons are $25 a night. Weekly rate of $1,110. Ask for Monthly rates. Ask about discounts.
College Parent Weekends - 3 night minimum Graduation 3 night minimum VMI and SVU - 5 night minimum W&L
Most Holiday weekends - 3 night minimum
Security deposit of $225, refundable if all conditions are met.
50% of rent is required to hold dates. Remaining Balance is due 30 days before arrival. Personal checks or major credit cards accepted. Check with owner for details.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.