I feel that I really cannot speak highly enough of this property and the owners! My husband's father and siblings all live in different states across the country, and so twice a year we rent a house and all come together for a week. We have been doing this for 5 years or so, and so we have rented a lot of houses, and I think this is the best one we have had!
The house is absolutely beautiful inside, very historic and lots of woodwork. Big beautiful windows. We stayed for a week during the winter, and the view was lovely, I imagine it is even more so when all the trees are green again! Unfortunately, the interstate is not far from the property, and you can see it from the kitchen window. I imagine this is also much better when the trees can block this view a bit more.
The house also has very spacey rooms and an impressive amount of storage space. We really loved all of the closets and shelves throughout the property that made our stay super convenient and organized. Also, we really loved the furniture choices. The beds especially were incredibly comfortable! And the couch and sitting chairs in the living room were very comfy as well!
The location was perfect too. Only 5 minutes from Natural Bridge and 20 minutes from Lexington. We went into Lexington a lot to explore downtown and eat at some nice restaurants. My husband works at Washington and Lee and so we enjoyed showing our family around the campus.
The actual grounds the cottage is on is about 50 acres, and was very lovely to walk through. There were also horses that we could feed! The owners gave us a tour of the estate house while we were there, which was fascinating. The tour must have lasted over 2 hours, there were so many rooms and levels to see, and history to learn!
Finally, I think what made our stay so enjoyable was the accessability of our hosts! The owners actually live on site in the estate house. A few times during our stay we found we needed something (one time we accidently got locked out!) and Cliff responded to messages within 5 or 10 minutes, and were able to come to the house for whatever we needed within 15 minutes, which was fantastic! We were just so impressed by how gracious, hospitable, and accessible they were, and would highly recommend their property to anyone looking to stay in the Virginia Blue Ridge!