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Chris Manley

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

3 B/R Villa on a Magnificent Estate at the base of Blue Ridge Mountains

3 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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VILLA/House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)on Private Estate at base of Mtns

Indian Creek Bed and Stable VILLA sits high on a hill overlooking Indian Creek and has beautiful pastoral views and views of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a unique place, offering vacation lodging for horse & dog lovers, riders and horses in a Barn Villa that can sleep up to 8 people. The center-aisle 10 stall barn is downstairs from the 2000+ square foot, 3 bedroom Villa upstairs. Indian Creek is an excellent destination for families, friends and honeymooners as it is located on a private estate with no other guest. We are dog friendly, so you can even bring your dog to enjoy our private trails (no leash required!).

Indian Creek farm consists of 186 acres which offers 6-7 miles of hiking and riding trails through fields and woods with numerous creek crossings. If you bring your horse there are other GREAT trails nearby (Blue Ridge Rail trail is 3 miles away). If you don't have a horse, but want to enjoy the trails, you can ride a Golf Cart and have a picnic next to the stream in our new picnic area.

LOCATION: We are located in Central Virginia in Amherst County in the small rural community of Lowesville, which is in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountain’s “Sleeping Giant”. We are located just 12 miles North West of Amherst (15-20 minutes to Sweet Briar College) 45 minutes south of Charlottesville, 30 minutes north of Lynchburg (30 minutes to Liberty University) and 45 minutes east of Lexington (VMI), 30 minutes from Wintergreen Ski area/resort & Tubing

YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS Are Upstairs from the Horses in a beautiful 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath 2000+ square foot, fully furnished Villa with a wonderful deck to sit & watch the sun set over the mountains. The deck also has a table with chairs so you can have your meals outside and watch the horses in the pasture below. There is a full kitchen (11x14) with breakfast counter and open family room (20x22) with a 50 inch HD TV which is hooked up to DISH TV . There is a dining room (12.5x17) in case you prefer to eat indoors. The Villa has wireless internet service. There is a laundry room with a washer, dryer and iron. A charcoal grill is located on the lower patio for your convenience. We are 5 miles from Winton Country Club Golf course.

Your accommodations include 3 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths:

This Master bedroom (18x17)has a King bed with a private bathroom, 2 nightstands, dresser, TV and a walk in closet.

B/R#2 (14x14) has a King bed and shares the bathroom across the hall with B/R #3om. It also has its own TV, nightstand, dresser and closet.

B/R#3 (13x14) has 2 full size beds and shares the bathroom across the hall with B/R#2. There is a night stand, TV, dresser and closet.

HORSES ACCOMMODATIONS: We have (6) 12 x 12 stalls and (4) 12 x 14 stalls. Each stall has its own 4 x 4 window and also has its own water. A separate wash stall with hot & cold water (Horses are $35 per night per horse Additional-covers hay/bedding/mucking/use of guest pasture/round pen)

ADDITIONAL LODGING IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE INN AT INDIAN CREEK WHICH OFFERS B&B STYLE LODGING IN THE MAIN HOUSE-THE CALENDAR MAY NOT REFLECT POSSIBLE OPENINGS AT THE INN- 5 Bedrooms each with Private Bath. The Main House does not accept Children or Pets, (Adults only - 2 per room- sorry no exceptions). For guest over 16, you may use the pool and hot tub at the Inn

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Manley (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Chris Manley

Indian Creek farm is home to my husband and myself, our 2 horses, Merlin and Tucker and Dollie & Denny, our 2 Dandie Dinmont Terriers

Why Chris Manley chose Virginia

We built on Indian Creek farm to enjoy the beauty of country living

What makes this villa unique

One can never tire of the beauty of living at the foot hills for Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. The peace that you get here is good for one's sole.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for such a relaxing honeymoon! We didn't want to leave & can't wait to return
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

3 B/R Villa on a Magnificent Estate at the base of Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
3

Good on some features; others lacking

  • 3 of 5

The property is beautiful and would be wonderful for people who want to go horse-back riding in the mountains. The rooms were spacious and there is a very large leather sofa which is quite comfortable. There is a deck, but it is considerably smaller than the misleading photo on their website. The property was clean and the owners were quite responsive to our needs (which were minor).

There are a couple of features that less than optimal, especially for the price. First, the signage for finding the property is too small, making it VERY hard to locate. It's particularly difficult at night on the narrow, windy roads. Second the beds were poor. The mattresses were saggy and very uncomfortable. It seriously affected our ability to sleep, which, alone would make me not want to stay there again. In hindsight, I should have slept on the couch! but that would be awkward for the other people who wanted to stay up later.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry that you were disappointed in your stay at Indian Creek Bed and Stable. Our property is in rural Virginia and navigation, especially at night, can be a challenge. For this reason, I send our guest “local detailed information” and tell them to watch for the large spot lights on the American flag at the entrance to The Inn and the long stretch (900’) of white fence that helps identify the farm. Our Local ordinance does not allow for large signage as the county tries to preserve the rural setting and does not want the mountain views to be interrupted. The majority of our guest return, and don’t find the price expensive for the 2500+ square foot Villa that offers Blue Ridge Mountain views, 3 large bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, full kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry room, deck, Wifi, 4 TVs, use of the pool and hot tub, trails & a complimentary golf cart. We have been told it is “an amazing value”. Our Villa deck is 10 feet by 20 feet, and has room for a 48” table with 6 cushioned chairs. Non of the photos are re touched and they were not taken with any special lenses to make anything appear larger. I trust people will read the numerous trip advisor reviews from other guests and formulate their own opinion about your review.
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Chesapeake, Virginia
5

Absolutly Perfect !!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First, let me say, the owners are the best. My family stayed for a four day weekend, and did not want to go home! I can not think of anything they did not provide that we needed. Chris, was so nice to our grandchildren. She explained all about her horses. They were completly spellbound. We are looking forward to going back. Do not hesitate to book your reservation. You will be plesantly surprised!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danbury, CT
5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

A group of four of us had a weekend stay here during a motorcycle trip. The photos don't begin to convey how special this place is. Every room is oversized. Everything was spotless. The beds were uber-comfy. The owners couldn't have been more congenial. They have prepared a binder with everything you want to know about the apartment, local restaurants, stores, and vineyards. The horses are fun to watch, even for the non-equestrian folk. The view from the deck is breathtaking. The down-side was having to go home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lynchburg
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Winton Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Lynchburg
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Route 29
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mountain View
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Wintrgreen Resort/Ski Area
Car: necessary

Area offers over 15 Wineries and breweries less than 30 minutes away. Great hiking on the AT and fishing in George Washington Forest are within 15 minutes. Scenic drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Rates & Availability

Arrington Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.3%

NEW IN 2013- LODGING IN MAIN HOUSE! Offers 4 Bedrooms with Private Baths from $129 per night per room includes a Continental Breakfast. Rooms in Main House can be booked for just 1 night. The Inn does not allow children under 16 or pets and has a 2 per room max. Villa has a minimum of 2 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Arrington Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Bath, TV, Walk in closet, Dresser, 2 night tables
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TV, Closet, Dresser, Night table
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 Double Beds, TV, Dresser, night stand, closet
  • VILLA: King size beds (2) 2 rooms have king beds- the master bedroom also has a private bath and tv, Double Beds (2) Double Beds in the 3rd bed
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
7 Horse stalls available at an additional $35 per night per horse. Golf cart rental available to enjoy the farm @$50 for 3 days INN AT INDIAN CREEK OFFERS LODGING B&B STYLE-Offers 5 Bedrooms with Private Baths (Adults only 2 per room max) rates start @ $259 per night per room includes a full american Breakfast

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