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SKYLINE CREST - SPECTACULAR BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Owner/Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Owner/Property Manager

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015
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SKYLINE CREST - SPECTACULAR BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Charlottesville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Skyline Crest is a private mountain-top retreat high in the Blue Ridge Mountains west of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Part of a 1,400-acre gated compound bordering the Shenandoah National Park, the property offers supreme privacy in one of the most spectacular natural settings in the Eastern Mountains. Deer, bear and turkey wander through the forests and open fields. Hawks soar overhead. An elevation of 3,200 feet ensures cool temperatures and constant breezes throughout the summer.

The views from the striking contemporary house are breathtaking - a 120-mile panorama from the level Piedmont in the east, over the near Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah Valley to the distant Alleghenies, fading far into West Virginia. Five decks, including a spacious rooftop deck, open onto the various daytime vistas - and at night provide for thrilling star-gazing under some of the darkest skies in the Mid-Atlantic.

The house itself (2 bedrooms, 2 full baths) features every modern convenience, including a state-of-the art kitchen, satellite TV and wireless internet. A whole-house generator provides backup power and peace of mind year-round.

Although it feels like a world apart, Skyline Crest is only 35 minutes from Charlottesville and Jefferson's University of Virginia, giving you easy access to all the cultural amenities that a cosmopolitan University community can offer. Also nearby is Wintergreen, the renowned four-season resort, featuring two award-winning golf courses and some of the best skiing and snowboarding south of New England.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 25, 2015

About Owner/Property Manager

I'm a Charlottesville/Albemarle County native. Both my parents' families were peach orchardists - my father grew up at the base of this mountain near the little town of Crozet. As boys, he and his brothers would often hike to the top - to take in the panoramic views and exult in the feeling of being on top of the world (a rare enough experience in the depression years of the 1930s). My wife and I built this house in 1986 as our weekend retreat (and completely remodeled it in 2009). We live in Charlottesville, where I'm a farm and estate broker and she is a professor of English at UVa. We have one daughter, who is a student at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 1986

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p983379
+1 -434 295 1402
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Arlington, VA
5

Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5
Four of us spent MLK weekend at the house and loved every minute of it. The house is uniquely built with lots of windows and decks. Kitchen was well stocked with the right amount of amenities as were the bed & bathrooms. The wood stove was also a plus for the cold and windy nights on the mountain. Owner/mgr was VERY responsive to my emails. Overall a great place to stay. We would definitely book this house again!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
business
Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p983379
+1 -434 295 1402
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Mechanicsville, VA
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
What a great way to spend a weekend. My wife, sister-in-law and her fiancee stayed at the Skyline Crest to do some hiking and explore the wineries and breweries in the area. Previous reviews described amazing views of the surrounding mountains and we were not disappointed. The wood stove was certainly a plus. The best way to drink a cup of coffee is with a fire burning in the stove, staring out over the mountains from the living room windows. I also can't say enough about how amazing the owner was. There was rain and fog expected the day we were supposed to arrive at the house so Dan sent me an email first thing in the morning to tell me he was heading to the house to make sure the roads were going to be OK for us to drive up. He got back in touch with me that afternoon to tell us everything looked to be fine and let us know an outdoor light was left on. This certainly came in handy as the fog was so thick you couldn't see more than 20 ft. in front of your vehicle at the top. It's little touches like this that ensure we'll be visiting the Skyline Crest again.
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p983379
+1 -434 295 1402
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

On top of Virginia!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I wanted a long weekend get-away where we had options from staying in and relaxing to heading out for hikes and into town. Skyline Crest fit the bill! Beautiful, unrestricted views from West through North to East of the Virginia countryside. There were five of us (about the limit) but three are small kids and enjoyed the "sleepover" in the same room. We came on a very windy weekend - and as you should expect on top of mountain, any substantial wind is increased dramatically at the top. The wind was loud on the first night but died down as the system moved on so expect the noise if windy. Our plan was to spend a day or so heading down the mountain and into Charlottesville to tour UVA and Monticello and that worked out great. At the house, walk right out the door and start exploring! We found the old restored farm cabin, walked the trails and farm roads and soaked in the solitude. The kitchenware is in great condition and plentiful. The house is well maintained and the owners are very responsive. Case in point: Our daughter left her "blankie" in the sheets - pretty much a level 3 emergency. When we contacted the owner he made it "priority one" and overnighted the blankie back to us. Classy.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Yes, in the cold months mountain-top weather can be dramatic, and we do have the occasional windy night. But the house is built for it – over-engineered, in fact – so we always do just what this family did: gather round the fire, and let the wind blow!
business
Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p983379
+1 -434 295 1402
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Annandale, VA
5

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5
My family and I (husband, 9 month old son and dog) truly enjoyed our stay at Skyline Crest. Skyline Crest is located in a one of a kind place (getting up that 5 mile gravel road to the top is a commitment!) that gives a feeling of solitude for a true getaway but you are not far from restaurants, vineyards, and other attractions. The house is great and very comfortable; it had everything we needed to relax and recharge. The views from the property and the roof decks are stunning, especially at sunrise and sunset! We had a great time hiking on the nearby Appalachian Trail and exploring the mountain as well as the town of Crozet. All in all, it was a fantastic weekend and perfect getaway from our daily routine. Thanks again to Dan and Erin for excellent service and comprehensive information about the house - and helpful maps!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p983379
+1 -434 295 1402
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

Not just a stay, but an experience.

  • 5 of 5
Stayed with my husband and another couple. Perfectly outfitted and comfortable home. Had everything we needed. Well-outfitted kitchen, ready-to-go wood burning fireplace, cozy décor.

It's a place of personality and beauty, not just an overnight stay but a place to be experienced. The view is more than can be photographed, and the house is crafted to show it off.

It is indeed up a mountain, no doubt about it, but to get a view like that you need the altitude. There is serious hiking, but even a stroll along the road is refreshing. A note, add in travel time for up/down the mountain. Have your wits about you, too. It's a gorgeous drive but it's tight and shared with other cars and cyclists. We did see the sites in the surrounding towns, but went down/up the mountain just the one time per day --- so bring your groceries on the way up.

The reservation company and the owner are spot-on responsive. The information they provide is extensive and clear. We had no concerns about how our reservation was treated or how we were respected as guests.

I'd love to go back. Have fun!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p983379
+1 -434 295 1402
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Washington DC
5

Amazing Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This place is so amazing. My friends and I had the best time. The house comfortably sleeps four people, and could probably even fit a few more on the pull-out couch. My dog also had an amazing time. The views are incomparable and the trip up the mountain is breath-taking. We had 6 bear sightings and it was just incredible. The star-views at night were also amazing viewed from the roof. I would come here every weekend if I could!!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Map

King Family Vineyards
Three Notch'd Grill
Starr Hill Brewery
White Hall Vineyards
Stinson Vineyards
Mudhouse Coffee Crozet
Fardowners Restaurant Incorporated
Crozet Pizza
Car: necessary

Within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail and its vast network of side trails within the Shenandoah National Park. The area around Charlottesville is host to many distinguished wineries, and there is a first-class micro-brewery right at the foot of the mountain. Local orchards offer peach picking in late summer, apples in the fall. Springtime is for ripe strawberries and raspberries.

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Availability & Rates

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Charlottesville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$245
From
$285
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning and Linens $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

Amenities

Charlottesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Please note that in addition to the 2 bedrooms, there is a queen sleepsofa in the LR. Occupancy of up to 6 considered upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Unmatched panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain and Shenandoah Valley views - especially from the spacious roof top deck. Miles of hiking trails in the 1,600-acre compound of which this property is a part. Easy access to the Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail. Modern, fully equipped accommodations. Whole-house generator with automatic transfer switch.

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