Charles Murphy

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
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PEACE LIKE A RIVER

Amherst Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

***NOTE: Owners are sometimes out of e-mail contact on week-ends***

Wintergreen Resort we're not, but if you're looking for a cozy (800-900 sq. ft.) mountain cabin with most of the comforts of home, Rocky Run Landing might be the place for you. Our motto is 'You're a long way away from it all before you ever get here.'

Rocky Run Landing sits back in a loblolly pine grove just under the crest of Hawk Ridge in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cabin is two miles up the Tye River from the village of Norwood and the James River in southern Nelson County, Virginia. The Tye is the star attraction of Rocky Run Landing!

The Cabin: The small kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, deep sink, gas range, coffeemaker, and microwave oven. A dining table and four chairs are provided, along with basic pots, pans, and tableware. Rocky Run Landing has central HVAC, but often all you need are the ceiling and pedestal fans. The best experience is al fresco!

The small first floor bedroom features a queen bed, nightstand and lamp, and a chest of drawers. Bed linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are provided upon request. The half-bath is off this bedroom and adjoins the full bath. Electric wall heaters provide auxiliary heat in the bedroom and bathrooms. The bedroom also has a couple of very small closets, which are the only clothes closets in the cabin.

The staircase to the small loft is very steep and is not recommended for older guests or the very young. The loft is furnished with a double bed.

The River: A gravel road will take you the 1/3-mile to the Tye River, but be warned -- both are steep. You'll need a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to drive to the river. You'll need good legs to walk back to the cabin. By the riverside you'll find a well-groomed recreation area with picnic tables shaded by a canopy of white ash and river birch, a fire ring, and, in the summer, even a porta-potty. A ''beach'' is cleared to the river. At normal water levels, this spot on the Tye is appropriate for supervised child's play and for adult water recreation. Fishing is also fine! History has it that the Tye River was Teddy Roosevelt's favorite fishing stream. Rocky Run Landing is a good location to either begin or end a paddling or tubing trip on the Tye/James Rivers. A canoe is available for rental and your hosts can assist with planning river trips from one-half mile to 20 miles (overnight). Shuttle service is included with canoe rental. Tubes are also available for a lazy drift downstream.

And in conclusion: Charcoal grills may be requested for use at the cabin or in the riverside picnic area (guests provide charcoal).

The screened porch offers a serene view of Buffalo Ridge to the south across the river (if the leaves aren't too thick). Turn on the porch ceiling fans, relax in the porch swing, and whistle back to the whippoorwills. As the evening gets quiet, let the roar of the Tye River rapids lull you to sleep.

If you decide you'd like to forgo seclusion and venture into the outside world during your stay, many places of interest are within a day trip of Rocky Run Landing. Jeffersonian and other historic properties abound, Civil War sites are easily accessible, Wintergreen Resort offers a variety of activities, and kid-friendly excursions are within kid-tolerance driving distance. Your hosts will be happy to recommend itineraries based on your interests and will check with Wintergreen to ensure any desired activity is available.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We like RRL better than our usual vacation spot in Maine. The boys loved the river.
May 2010
  • 1 of 4

Charles Murphy

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
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5
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Peace Like a River
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Peace Like a River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p908489
+1 434 263-5844
Amherst Central Virginia
Chambersburg
5

GREAT RETREAT BACK TO NATURE

  • 5 of 5
This cabin was much more than what we expected. If you want to get away from everything, this is the place to stay. Relaxing in the screened porch and listening to nature is all you need to do. The owners were wonderful in their accommodations. The river was enjoyable for adults and even our dogs. You are close to many wineries and breweries for a day trip. This is a gem that we hope to enjoy again.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Peace Like a River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p908489
+1 434 263-5844
Amherst Central Virginia
Chester, Va. U.S.
5

BEST WEEKEND EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5
Let me start by saying I love this place!!! We planned a weekend in the mountains to introduce our two boys to the outdoors and camping. When we arrived it was late at night and the house was so warm and inviting. My boys were so excited! They loved the loft area where they slept and LOVED LOVED LOVED the screened in porch! The house has everything you could possibly need. Bring your food and everything else is there. Clean, neat, and organized. SO COMFORTABLE!
The river was so beautiful and clear. My boys love the water and were so excited to see fish swimming so close to them. Plenty of space for them to run and play and lots of shade when they weren't in the water. The best part was you had everything you needed at the river and did not have to run back up to the house for anything. Bathroom, shower, tables, grill. It was all right there. We did not have time to go boating or fishing this time but will be first on the list when we go back. Next time will be for a week. My boys made me promise.:-)
We also brought our two dogs with us. They are older dogs and it was so nice not having to leave them behind. They also enjoyed the open space.
The owner was so nice and helpful making sure we had everything we needed. There were even fresh peaches on the table when we walked in. We really fell in love and can't wait to stay again. Making it our new vacation spot for June and looking forward to a few long weekends in the fall and spring!
We are so happy the owners decided to share such a wonderful place with us. The perfect get away.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Peace Like a River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p908489
+1 434 263-5844
Amherst Central Virginia
5

PEACE AND TRANQUILITY

  • 5 of 5
The pictures and description on the web site does not do it justice! It was so much more than I expected. Perfect place to relax and unwind. Property owners went over and above to be sure the stay was a pleasant one
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace Like a River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p908489
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Amherst Central Virginia
Central Virginia
5

HOME AGAIN

  • 5 of 5
We stay at Rocky Run Landing at least once a year. My daughter is a "nature child" who has practically grown up at the place. She's eight now, and every year she sees something new or tries something different. She loves the river and fishing with her dad, so that's a must-do. This year she hopped on the sit-on-top kayak and practiced paddling it herself. Great fun! The cabin is comfortable and clean with everything we need. As the description says, it isn't fancy, so don't expect high-end. It is just right for those of us who want to travel with our dogs, however. We can relax with them at the property and easily tidy up behind them if necessary. The hosts genuinely want you to have a great holiday and will do what they can to make that happen. Would I recommend the property to a friend or relative? Already have!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Peace Like a River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p908489
+1 434 263-5844
Amherst Central Virginia
5

TRANQUILITY AT ITS BEST

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at RRL! The property is as described. The best thing is the total isolation.We had no cell service and no internet We couldn't see any neighbors.The only way that my busy husband gets a break is to be in a location like this! The river was wonderful. We kayaked, fished, swam, and floated around on tubes. We are beginners, and we felt safe even though the water level was a bit high. On rainy days, we watched satellite tv, read in the huge hammock on the screened in porch, and slept. We ate all of our meals in the cabin, but there are a few restaurants within driving distance. We used the gas grill a lot. There are charcoal grills as well. We got our groceries at a nearby Food Lion. When I say nearby, I mean about a 15-20 drive away from the cabin. If you plan to stay here, you've got to love being away from EVERYTHING. I thought that I live in the country, but this place is really back in the woods! We saw plenty of deer, birds, and other animals like squirrels. I heard that they have bear, but thankfully we didn't see any and even more thankfully, we didn't see any snakes. I know there are snakes, but I was thrilled not to meet any. About the road down to the river, IT IS STEEP, CURVY, AND NARROW. You must have 4x4 to drive down it. Walking down is a bit difficult and walking back up is even more difficult. We had a 4x4 truck, so we stuck to using that after walking down and back once! You will be fine if you drive a car, just know that in order to go down to the riverside, you will have to walk. Even better than the isolation are the hosts. Charlie and Pettis were very welcoming and helpful. We knew that we could count on them 100% if we had any problems, but we didn't. They even invited us to church. We went and had a lovely time. It's a Baptist Church, and the music and message was very nice. I recommend this cabin to anyone who needs a break from the public. I am a teacher, and I feel rejuvenated and ready to face the upcoming school year. Also, it's great for river lovers, fishermen, "outdoorsy" type people, families on a budget, hikers, readers, writers, and artists. I do not recommend this place if you have to have your cell phone, internet and lots of action in order to survive. It's a place to relax, play games, and have quiet family time or fun on the river. We thank the Murphey's a lotl for sharing their place with us for the week! I give it an A++ P.S. We LOVED having our two small dogs with us!!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Peace Like a River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p908489
+1 434 263-5844
Amherst Central Virginia
Alabama
5

JOHNNY AND CINDY

  • 5 of 5
we had a great time. very peacefull the fishing was great we caught 45 smallmouth. we would highly recommend it for a nice get away. we will do it again . thanks for letting us and the dogs stay
  • Submitted: May 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 29
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Lovingston Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Lovingston Cafe
Car: necessary

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Availability & Rates

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Amherst Cabin Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Notes

  • From $85/nt or $500/wk US Dollars
  • Based on an occupancy of 2 ............ $85/night .. $500/week;
    Based on an occupancy of 4 ............ $95/night..$600/week;
    Based on an occupancy of 6 ............ $105/night..$700/week;
    Based on an maximum occupancy of 8 .... $120/night..$800/week;
    County lodging tax: 5% State tax: 5%;
    Two-night minimum
  • Dates Available: Year Round

Amenities

Amherst Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Secure Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing