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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Peace Like a River

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Amherst Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

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 address is 3124 Cedar Creek Road (gravel road), Arrington, VA 22922. The cabin has a telephone, but no long distance service. Your calling card will work with this phone. You’ll have to find just the right spot to use your cell phone.

Rocky Run Landing consists of a small first-floor bedroom, a small loft bedroom, a bath and a half, kitchen/dining area, and a great room. The great room has two sofas (one a sleep futon), chairs, and a small TV/DVR with cable. A wood stove is also in the great room. 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 also provided. 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.

A hiking trail and 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. 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. Inglewood Lavender Farm is three miles up the road. 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. Many wineries,breweries, and cideries are also in the area, along with local artisan shops.

Rocky Run Landing is appropriate for a family vacation, spiritual sojourn, romantic escape, adventure quest, artist's or writer's retreat, friends' get-away, or sight-seeing base. Free canine companionship is offered for animal lovers!

Keywords: Cabin, cottage, bungalow

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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What makes this cabin unique

River sports, such as playing in the water, paddling, tubing, and fishing; natural setting

Guestbook comments from the owner

We like RRL better than our usual vacation spot in Maine. The boys loved the river.
May 2010
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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Peace Like a River
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Concord, Va


  • 5 of 5

Loved every moment of the weekend! The cabin was so much more than we ever expected! Lovely space and loved the hammock on the porch! The river was amazing and Charlie and Pettis were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. Our pup, Ranger, loved being there and enjoyed the hammock with me as well! Cannot wait to book again and enjoy this amazing getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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
Chester, Va. U.S.

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

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
Central Virginia

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

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


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Lovingston Cafe
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Lynchburg, VA
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
U.S. Route 29
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Lovingston Cafe
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

Most activities within 50 miles of Rocky Run Landing, many through Wintergreen Resort.


Wineries, breweries, cideries

Artisan shops


Rates & Availability

From $98 Per night

Amherst Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
canoe/kayak rental/day $10
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Fees are negotiable.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amherst Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Riverfront picnic-recreation area; river swimming area

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