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1820 Historic Home on 360 Acre Farm Minutes From Lexington

Bedrooms 2
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Surrounded by a 360-acre farm with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mts, Rose Hill offers a private, inviting get away close to Lexington at exceptional value.

The 1820 brick home has original woodwork,windows,floors and 4 original fireplaces and a smoke house. Enjoy the conveniences of this spacious lovingly renovated home with the new kitchen/family room, HDT TV, broadband wifi, 2 bathrooms and sun porch. There is also a living room and dining room offering plenty of space for all. Curl up with a book on the sun porch or watch the squirrels scamper across the enormous 200 year old pecan tree shading the porch. It is a great family gathering place.

The master bedroom(queen)has a private dressing room and unique back stairway to the first floor.The guest room(queen & double) is well appointed with comfortable furniture. Imagine life of the early 1800's as you walk down the hall steps.

Guests love grilling outside on the deck overlooking the fields. Families love eating outside and spotting wildlife.(We have binoculars!) Wild turkey and deer roam amid the cows and calves. Numerous birds make the farm their home. Explore the wildflowers, trees and 1850 cemetery.

Enjoy the area's rich history, colleges,museums,galleries,vineyards,The Va Horse Center,Natural Bridge, Bluegrass and return to Rose Hill for some good old fashion sitting and sipping time. A fun, casual and romantic place close to town and nature that you won't forget.

See the guest comments on this website for a good feeling of this unique property.

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More Details

Property Manager
Carolyn Glenn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Guest Comment August 8, 2009We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rose Hill Farm in August. The house was a delight; beautifully decorated, well-equipped, and charming. Each morning, we went downstairs to sit in the sunroom and watch the cows come down the hill. After only two days, we felt we were beginning to recognize the different cows. The bulls were easy to spot. There seemed to be a pregnant cow among the herd, and an older, graying cow would always station herself in front of the pregnant one, as if protecting her. We came to Rose Hill for the nearby hiking, and we also thoroughly enjoyed that part of the trip. The second day, we hiked up to the Devil’s Marbleyard, where our teenagers scrambled up the huge boulders like mountain goats. We watched and laughed from solid ground below the boulder field.Rose Hill’s charms are already calling us back. We hope to visit in the spring when the rhododendrons and mountain laurel are in bloom, in the fall when the leaves turn, and in the winter when the snow is falling (though we’ll use our 4-wheel drive vehicle to navigate the driveway in snow!). Dr. and Mrs. Lee, Chesapeake,VA
Aug 2009
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Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see rental agreement for our cancellation policy. We will require the rental agreement be signed after booking.
  • Without prior owner approval additional Guests other than those noted on the rental agreement will cause forfeiture of the Security/Damage deposit.
  • Unauthorized social functions, i.e. a large number of guests, will cause a forfeiture of your Security/Damage deposit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are modernized and remodeled. Both showers have a seat Have removable shower heads that can be hand held. One is upstairs and one is down stairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom, dressing room, private stairs, TV,fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , Heirloom double bed & bureau. New Queen bed. Has fireplace.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Outside lawn furniture for dining out in Spring, Summer and early Fall. Binoculars for game watching. Local history books. Piano with some sheet music. Great hiking, wildlife and wild flowers around the farm. Desk area provided with Wireless mouse and keyboard for lap top and wireless printer in Kitchen Dining area. House is equipped with a stand -by propane fired generator in case of a power failure. It is automatic and will turn on and off as required.


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1820 Historic Home on 360 Acre Farm Minutes From Lexington
average rating of 4.976744 based on 46 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed evenings by the cozy fireplace imagining almost 200 years of history in Rose Hill while books of the seven Hill homes piqued our imagination of days gone by. Complimentary coffee and tea was a welcomed morning treat along with the serenade of friendly cow neighbors.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like stepping back in time.

  • 5 of 5

This property was lovely, very clean and comfortable. It had everything we could need. Thank you to the Glenn family for sharing their lovely home. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pfafftown NC

Absolutely wonderful home to spend time away.

  • 5 of 5

Rose Hill is such a great place to stay. It was our second time there, and we loved being able to "introduce" my brother and his wife to Rose Hill. Just like us, they loved it. We enjoyed not having to worry about bothering other people, or them bothering us, which can sometimes happen when staying in a hotel or B&B. We love the modern kitchen, the back porch/sun room area, along with the antique furniture and pictures. I could go on and on about all that we love about Rose Hill.

Thank you for opening up your home and allowing us to stay there. We tell all our friends about what an amazing place Rose Hill is, and brag about how much fun we have when we stay there. We enjoyed seeing the deer, the wild turkeys, and of course, the cows.

Thanks again!

Until next time,

Carolyn Caudle

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large, beautiful country home close to downtown Lexington

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Rose Hill with a group of friends for a W&L alumni weekend and we all absolutely loved it. The house is beautiful, spacious, and clean, and although the property is historical, the inside (kitchen, bathrooms, etc.) is modern and up-to-date. The land around the house is gorgeous - some of the best Lexington sunsets I've ever seen - and there are lots of cows and a donkey, which is scenic and rural-feeling in a fun way. Although there are only two (large) bedrooms, the house is big enough to entertain, especially if you use the huge back sun room. All told, it's about a 15 minute drive door-to-door to the W&L campus (which is great, considering how out-in-the-country the house feels), and a really easy, straight shot drive if you have a car. We even got a cab to pick us up one night and they didn't seem to have any problem getting there. Bottom line, we all had an incredible weekend; this is so, so preferable to staying at a motel. I definitely plan to rent this house in the future. Thank you Carolyn and Joyce for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitehall, PA

Amazing home surrounded with history

  • 5 of 5

Rose Hill is even more beautiful in person. The house itself holds so much history you can spend a day reading the books and walls. Lexington is only a few miles away as well as other historic towns. Visiting the Natural Bridge and Caverns is a must! Relaxing on the front porch watching the steers and the new calves in the fields was enjoyable. The driveway is not something I'd want to do more than once a day. However, the view of the mountains and area are breathtaking at the top of the hill. Take it slow as turkeys, deer and steer are all around you. Once you get to the house it's totally worth it. Thank you to Carolyn and Guy for sharing their home and thanks to Joyce for the great job she does with maintaining it!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Williamsburg, VA

Another Perfect Weekend at Rose Hill

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have had the pleasure to stay at Rose Hill for a VMI celebration. The first was for my son's Ring Figure weekend when we hosted a dinner for cadets and their dates. At the time, I didn't think there could be anything more beautiful than Rose Hill in the fall. But Rose Hill in the spring is breathtaking. This time we stayed three nights for my son's commissioning and graduation. Carolyn and Joyce could not have been more wonderful to work with. The house is very comfortable- large enough to accommodate a graduation party for my son and his roommates and their friends and families, but it still had a cozy feeling when it was only two of us staying there. All of the modern conveniences that you would need blend in well and do not at all distract from the feel that you are living in the 19th century. Rose Hill is saturated with history, and I loved reading about the history of the house and property. By the time I left, I felt like I knew the family and wanted to know more. The gorgeous and expansive sun porch over looking the mountains is the perfect setting for a get-together, especially at sunset. We loved all of the birds and wildlife, and of course the cows and donkey. The only problem with Rose Hill is that you don't ever want to leave. It's charm makes it very hard to get up and go to the functions that you came to the area for in the first place. We had a wonderful time and the setting of Rose Hill has certainly complimented those memories that will always be cherished. Thank you Carolyn for sharing your lovely home and your special piece of history with us. We must return.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Roanoke Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Staunton, Virginia
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate Highway 81 & Rt. 11
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles

Rose Hill is 6 minutes from Lexington, VA,listed as one of the 20 best small towns to visit in 2013 by Smithsonian Magazine. This area of the Shenandoah Valley is beautifully tucked in between the Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mountains, both of which you can see from Rose Hill.

Lexington is an historic Valley Town. It is home to Washington & Lee University (W&L) and Virginia Military Institute (VMI), both Historic National Landmarks. W&L was founded in 1749. George Washington helped to endow it. After The Civil War, Gen. Robert E. Lee became W&L's President until 1870. He lies in a crypt in the beautiful Victorian Lee Chapel. There is an excellent tour of the Lee Chapel on the college campus as well as a superb small museum at the lower level of the Chapel.Walk among the historic W&L colonnade and you will feel you have returned to the 1800's. VMI, known as the West Point of the South, is right next door to W&L. Be sure to go to the Chapel where a huge painting of the battle of New Market hangs. The VMI cadets fought with valor in that Civil War battle. There is a very good Museum at VMI with lots of history of General Stonewall Jackson of the Civil War, who was a teacher at VMI before the war. Other famous VMI graduates such as General Patton, General George C. Marshall and many others are showcased in the museum. Also on VMI grounds is the George C Marshall Foundation and an excellent museum about him and the WWII area. If you are lucky you can watch the Cadets march in full dress on the Parade Grounds. Quite a stirring experience.

Both Colleges offer many public events, speakers, exhibits and other cultural and educational outings. Most are free and open to the public. You may find many noted public figures such as Hillary Clinton or George Romney speaking at local colleges. ( They did) as well as noted authors, artists, editors, etc. It is a great addition to life in the Lexington area.

The City of Lexington has also many historically preserved architectural buildings on it's photogenic Main Street. There are many old restored Churches , the Courthouse Square and Lawyers Row and Inns. Great shopping as you stroll down the brick sidewalks with unique local shops. No chain stores here! Great book stores. The Wall St Journal awarded Best Chocolate Store, Cocoa Mill, also took honors as the best chocolate in VA.

There are Great and varied restaurants such as the Red Hen which serves fresh gourmet food from the local area. The arts are alive with many great galleries such as Studio 11 which offers art shows as well as art instruction. Carriage rides, walking tours, ghost tours and other historical places such as the Stonewall Jackson House offer lots of American history. A great town to shop, eat and walk through history.

Just north of Lexington is the VA State Horse Center. Well worth a visit to see some of the best equestrian events in the mid-Atlantic States. Most Horse events are free. Amazing facility with outdoor and indoor Show arenas. Also out of town are several wineries such as Rockbridge Vineyard where you can enjoy their tasting room. There are also several local Breweries, such as Blue Lab and Devils Backbone, worth a visit.

They say you can hear live Bluegrass music every night on somebody's porch. Definitely you are in Bluegrass country.Just check the newspaper for where local groups are performing.

Very close to Rose Hill Home is the Virginia Safari Park a great place to drive through with your children and feed over hundreds of free roaming animals. Continue on driving to Natural Bridge, one of the natural wonders of the world. Also take in the Natural Bridge Caverns into the East's deepest cavern. You can continue on down Rt 11 to Buchanan and take a canoe or kayak ride down the James River with local outfitters.

Other great outdoor recreational adventures are hiking the nearby Mountains. We have a hiking book at Rose Hill for your information. There is also stream and lake fishing in the area as well as tubing down some of the smaller rivers or creeks.

Some more unique local attractions are Hull's Drive In north of Lexington. Great old fashion drive- in operated by a non-profit group. Also for the dirt track car racing there is Natural Bridge speedway where you can see some fun car racing.

To the East of Lexington is the small town of Buena Vista. There is a large golf course and public park, Glen Maury Park (often hosting Bluegrass musicians). It is home to Southern Virginian University.It is also the gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a beautiful scenic drive along the tops of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The area is enriched with many historical, cultural and recreational opportunities - too many to see and enjoy in a one time trip. So we hope to see you over the years at Rose Hill exploring the many fun and unique qualities of this special region.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $225
Tax Rate 12.3%

$195 daily rate based on 2 people. Additional persons are $25 a night. Weekly rate of $1,170. Ask for Monthly rates. Ask about discounts. 2 night minimum stay.
College Parent Weekends - 3 night minimum Graduation 3 night minimum VMI and SVU - 4 night minimum W&L
Most Holiday weekends - 3 night minimum

Security deposit of $225, refundable if all conditions are met.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made 60 days ahead of arrival date will be fully refunded. Cancellations made 30 days ahead of arrival will be refunded 50% less any Home Away fees. Cancellations after that date will be refunded if nights are resold or at owners discretion. We will work with you to resolve. Please let us know as soon as possible if your plans change.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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