About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Come experience the magic of Alone Mill! Canoe, bike, hike or just hang out by the creek!
Please note paying through vrbo is merely an option, not a requirement. Contact us if you prefer to pay directly by check, credit card or Paypal.
We are a 15 minute (6 mile) drive from Lexington, Virginia, home to Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and the Virginia Horse Center. Rockbridge County Virginia is home to the Maury River, the only river in Virginia that begins & ends in the same county. Spring, summer and fall are great times for running the whitewater in Goshen Pass or tubing the flat water into Lexington. Come to the country where you can stay up late, dazzled by the stars and the Milky Way.
In the late fall & winter, enjoy our cozy cabin and a game of pool. After dark in June and July, the lightning-bug display is amazing every night! Later in the summer and fall, the tree frogs and cicadas fill the air with their songs. The cabin is right on a popular (and challenging) biking route.
The School House is located within 300 yards of a river access point locally known as Alone Mill. Upstream is my personal favorite stretch of canoeing on the Maury, it's a peaceful 5 hour ride in slow water and can be as fast as 2 hours when the river is up! You can put in at Goshen or Rockbridge Baths and walk home from the take-out.
If you're more interested in a bubbling stream, Alone Mill Creek passes within 50 feet of the front door!
Rockbridge County also has thousands of acres of National Forest and State-managed land for hunting and hiking in the mountains. The cabin is within about 6 miles of access at Goshen Pass and other spots are equally close.
Other activities at the School House include a pool table, ping pong, basketball goal and badmitton set. The yard is large and flat, perfect for a football game, and the driveway is flat also, good for the little kids to practice bike riding.
A 1 mile walk will take you to weekend wine tasting at Lexington Valley Vineyard, one of several vineyards in the county.
Keywords: House, Cabin, Guest House, Casita, Family Fun, River, Swimming Hole
Sarah or Charles
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Sarah or Charles
I have lived in Rockbridge County, VA since 1990. While I attended W&L, my friends & I often drove around the county. I always loved driving through Alone Mill when we were going to Goshen Pass; I knew there was special magic in this place. It's peaceful & the stars are brighter than most.
Sarah or Charles purchased this House in 2007
Why Sarah or Charles chose Lexington
My partner bought a house at Alone Mill in 1998 & when the Schoolhouse became available in 2007, I jumped at the opportunity. The Maury River here is perfect for canoeing, tubing, or just lounging in a chair at the edge of the water! Anyone who likes to spend time outdoors loves Alone Mill.
What makes this House unique
Fresh water recreation - fishing, canoeing, boating, tubing - and plenty to do inside or in Lexington area if the weather isn't perfect. Ample space in the cabin for a large group to gather and enjoy time together.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I just loved it.
I loved staying here. The place is awesome. And the owner is very helpful.
Thanks for staying at Alone Mill Schoolhouse! Consider a return visit when it's warm enough to experience the Maury River.
A great getaway
We have stayed here several times and it is the perfect place for a family getaway. The “schoolhouse” has everything and the owners are very nice. Great location for fishing, hiking or peaceful relaxation.
Thanks! Don't forget to play a game of pool, it's great for family bonding!
Very nice. It is as pictured.
The owners are great. They respond to questions quickly. The house is well stocked. I would have given it 5 stars if there would have been at l queen or king bed. We enjoyed our stay. The pool table is a nice addition.
Thanks for staying at Alone Mill Schoolhouse.
One bedroom definitely has a queen size bed, I'm sorry you didn't see it.
Cute, comfortable, clean, and cozy!
We rented the Schoolhouse for a long weekend in order to visit our son, who is in school at Washington and Lee. Both our dogs and us enjoyed our stay! The cabin was clean, comfortable, and well stocked. We built a campfire in the fire pit and made good use of the pool and ping-pong table -- great idea to have this in the cabin! We would stay here again and recommend the cabin to others thinking of renting.
Exactly what we needed!
The house was wonderful! Very clean and everything was in working order. We really weren't there much except to sleep. Would definitely stay there again.
Perfect spot for VMI visit. Comfortable and clean. Only minor complaints-- the house definitely smelled musty and we couldn't get rid of the smell. Mostly in the rooms with carpets. I would have enjoyed sitting on either of the decks but they had not been cleaned off in a while. There were a lot of bugs inside the house. Thank you!
Thanks for staying at the Schoolhouse during your VMI visit. The "musty" smell you noticed was actually residual skunk spray from a dog - skunk encounter. It took several weeks to dissipate.
I'm sorry the porch and deck weren't clean. They do get swept off weekly but keeping them clean, especially in the fall, is a challenge. Stink bugs inside are the bane of my existence. If anyone knows a secret to getting rid of them, please share.
Hulls Drive-In Movie Theater 4 miles away, basketball goal & badmitton/volleyball set on premises
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly rates apply for graduation dates. Additional guest fee only applies to 2 night stays. 3+ night stay is charged the basic rate of $185/night.