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The Ridge is the ultimate peaceful getaway with spectacular views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 large BR, 1 small BR, 1 full bath, 4 guest maximum

The Ridge is a natural wood, rustic timber-constructed, saltbox design with wide oak floors, a balcony bedroom, cathedral ceiling, and a wrap-around deck. The views are spectacular from the interior and from the deck! There are wooded hiking trails on the property which lead to a picnic table in a forest. Mountain streams, swimming, fishing, golfing, and historic sightseeing are all close by. Quiet and peaceful, the Ridge is the perfect place for a couple to relax and recharge.

Conveniently located near Lexington VA: You would think you were many miles out in the country but in fact The Ridge is less than 3 miles from the city limits of historic Lexington Virginia. Home of Washington and Lee University, Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington has many historic and other sites of interest. Two 'must see' sites are Natural Bridge of Virginia, one of the seven natural wonders of the world located 20 miles south, and Goshen Pass, a beautiful mountain river with picnic facilities and swimming holes located 15 miles west. Both Universities have civil war museums. The Virginia Horse Center holds many equestrian competitions and shows throughout the year.

Hiking trails: There are two hiking trails on the property, both leading to a picnic location with table. One leads into a mature forest. The other climbs to a hill top clearing with a breathtaking view.

The Ridge is easily accessible by car over paved county roads and a gentle well maintained gravel driveway.

More Details

John or Sandy
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017


Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • -Large bedroom with queen bed and balcony overlooking living room -second small private bedroom with double bed upstairs
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Ridge is the ultimate peaceful getaway with spectacular views
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Quiet private house in the woods. So restful and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Great house near W&L.Lovely setting and views. So happy with the accommodations. Comfortable bed and wonderful kitchen and living area. Wish I could have stayed longer! Deer and turkey roam the property. Great if you love peace and quiet!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Little Cabin in Ideal Setting

  • 5 of 5

This is everything you want with a small cabin for a quiet private vacation. Very clean and well furnished with an amazing back deck that you can sit on for hours! The owner was very nice and so accommodating. We had a great time and will be back again. So serene and relaxing, I think we saw two cars the whole weekend.The only thing that could make it better is some taller chairs for the back deck so you can see the beautiful views over the railing but even without them, we'd be back :)

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Leesburg, VA

Great weekend Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We were here for Veteran's day weekend 2016 and had a very nice and relaxing weekend! Amazing view off the back deck. John and his wife were great, they did everything that could to accommodate what we were looking for. We did a lot of walking and grilling. We will come back again, I am sure.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

John's cabin is a great getaway. Ideal for a romantic retreat for a couple, a family excursion, or even two couples/small families. The only downside is that the shower is quite small, but more than reasonable for the price. There is WiFi, John allowed our dogs (and they loved it), and he is a very helpful and flexible host. It's ~8 minute drive to downtown Lexington. Feels very remote.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midlothian, VA

Wonderful cabin! Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at 'The Ridge' for an extended weekend in July of 2014 and had a wonderful experience! Very peaceful and relaxing. The cabin is absolutely charming and I totally agree with the other comments about how clean it was. We were 10 minutes to Lexington with great restaurants and great historical venues. It was an easy drive to Natural Bridge and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The owners, John and Sandy, treated us like family!!! We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Cabin for the Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in February 2014, and it was the perfect place to stay in the area! I loved how it was so close to Lexington, but it felt like it was in the middle of nowhere (and sounded like it to). The cabin was beautiful with a lovely porch that extends around the cabin to allow for beautiful views of the mountains that surround it. Also, I've stayed in a number of cabin rentals throughout the state, and this one was by far the cleanest (I had absolutely no complaints about how clean it was).

In addition, the owners are incredibly friendly. Next time I am in the Lexington area, I will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.3%

139/Daily (2 Guests) plus 25/night for each additional guest (maximum of 4 guests)
875/Weekly (2 Guests)
700/week if 2 weeks or more
contact owner for rates if 4 weeks or more
Comment: Two-night minimum
check in is after 4 pm, check out is by noon
Cancellations...full refund of deposit if canceled 30 days or more before reservation or backup reservation secured, credit on future reservation if less than 30 days and unable to secure backup reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.