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Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat

Dan O'Neill

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Dan O'Neill

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015
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Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Charlottesville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, Sofabed, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4 - 6)

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

Part of a 1,600-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. (See the video link on this page, or go to: https://youtu.be/ahsnmZwyT4A.) 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.

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.

Please Note: Skyline Crest is located at the very summit of Buck's Elbow Mountain, just above the town of Crozet. We like guests to know that the drive ends with a 5 mile ascent up a gravel road. It's a very good road, well maintained and, except in snow or ice, fine for 2-wheel drive. (See the picture in our Photos section.) It is, however, curvy and steep in places. In the winter months, because weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, we do recommend 4-wheel drive.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding road access, or anything else, please don't hesitate to email or call us before submitting your booking request. You can do this easily by using the "Contact the Owner" form at right.

For current news, please visit our Facebook page, by clicking the link at the very bottom of the page. Or copy and paste into your browser: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skyline-Crest/159284470757449.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dan O'Neill (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Dan O'Neill

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.

Dan O'Neill purchased this house in 1986

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Skyline Crest - Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
5

Just as Advertised!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brought our two children (ages 8 and 5) to give them the experience of being secluded in the mountains in this uniquely beautiful and special home. It was as advertised and provided everything we were looking for- an exciting drive to the top, seclusion, and natural beauty along with all the amenities one would find at home. We unplugged the television and enjoyed family time- hiking a few miles on a nearby trail, looking for wild animals (we saw a lot of deer and signs of a bear in the woods!), and the opportunity to create special memories as a family. I would highly recommend this property to anyone interested in doing the same! The owner was very nice and easy to work with and we’re lucky he’s willing to share such a special place. We would definitely go back at some point in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Amazing Views, Great Place

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I stayed here with our dog. The views are absolutely gorgeous (the pictures online don't lie). The weather was a bit chilly when we visited (late March) but we took advantage of the wood stove. The outdoor temperature seemed to be about 10 degrees cooler at the property compared to the base near Crozet, which means we'll definitely be back when it starts getting hot this summer in DC! There are a few trails near and around the house as well which is nice. There is a vineyard at the base of the mountain, King Family Vineyards, which we will also visit on our next trip. Plenty to do at and near the property. The owner is also nice and easy to work with. We'll definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Richmond VA
5

Great Time - Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway spot. House is incredible. Multiple decks to the take in the views, Jacuzzi, and fireplace. Host provided great information and was very responsive. Will definitely be back.

Make sure you check road conditions before booking.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Alexandria, VA
5

You couldn't ask for better scenery

  • 5 of 5

Skyline Crest is exactly what it looks like. The views are astounding. You won't believe how many stars you can see from the rooftop deck. It's secluded and gorgeous. Perfect for a weekend getaway with plenty of room and a fantastic kitchen.

Just make sure you have 4 wheel drive!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mike - you were great sports. That un-forecasted snow squall took us all by surprise. Please note that 4WD is only needed during the winter months - and then only if when there is ice or snow. The road to the house is a very good gravel road - well maintained, and easily passable with 2WD most of the year.
Arlington VA
5

One of a kind place. Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have been happier with the choice my wife and I made in staying here for 4 nights during late Autumn 2014. The location and property by itself is remarkable. You are at the peak of a small mountain, with outstanding views for an entire 360 degrees - there is a 3rd story lookout which helps make the panorama even more impressive.

It's a very secluded, romantic, cozy location for any couples considering booking this (fireplace is a bonus). It's hard to imagine a better place to get away in Appalachia and leave the world behind for a few days. Add in the charm and restaurants of Charlottesville, the UVA campus, Monticello, and all of the natural surrounding area - it's very difficult to beat this spot.

We've been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit and virtually never repeat the same trip twice (too much to see), but it would be a life regret if I never make it back here.

The owner is a pleasure to deal with, and the property is very well maintained.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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

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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Rates & Availability

From $255 Per night

Charlottesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$255
From
$305
Fri,Sat
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Cleaning and Linens $100.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes We will consider parties of up to 6 upon request. There is a queen sofa bed in the living room, and a queen Aerobed that can be made available. We will also consider requests for one-night stays, at a slightly higher rate. Approval of one-night stays will depend on pragmatic considerations, such as the availability of cleaning services, etc.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Charlottesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
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:
  • 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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