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Secluded Nelson County Wine Country Bed & Breakfast In The Making

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

This secluded 3 Bedroom 1800 square foot “contemporary cabin” and future Bed & Breakfast is nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 21 acres adjacent to Veritas Vineyard. There is a two-car garage and each bedroom touts a mountain view as well as direct access to one of two decks. The beautiful pastoral property is separated from the world with shelter from the sounds and sights of civilization and yet is incredibly convenient to a plethora of wineries and breweries, an upcoming distillery, dining, agri-tourism, hiking, biking, skiing, golf, and rock climbing.

With a wooded ridge, two creeks, an orchard, hammocks, and a private hiking trail being blazed on the property, it is the perfect get-away for nature, outdoor recreation, and relaxation enthusiasts alike. If you are looking for even more space to explore, head 3.5 miles up the ridge to the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian trail at the South entrance of Shenandoah National Park.

We are well along in renovating this home into a Bed & Breakfast which will open this winter (Google Ridgeside Bed and Breakfast to find our Blog and Facebook page!) with only a few remaining repairs to go and many newly completed areas that are modern, stylish, and comfortable (see pictures). Note that we sometimes stay on the property in a totally separated basement suit (the innkeepers quarters) so it's possible that you might see us working in the woods or on the property during your stay. There are plenty of places to sit and relax and each bedroom has a brand new Serta queen bed with a double bed pull-out couch in the great room. Each bedroom now has it's own newly renovated bathroom and we recently completed hardwood floor installation throughout the house.

The recently renovated kitchen has granite countertops, two convection ovens, 5 burner glass-top range, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave with plenty of pans, dishes, and utensils available for your use. It sits in a large great room with seating, beautiful views of the property, and a full-sized dinner table that seats up to 8. If you're not in the mood to cook, drive less than 3 miles to Blue Mountain Brewery, try another area restaurant, or order pizza from Chirio’s (they deliver)!

In addition to what Nelson county has to offer, driving 25 minutes east to Charlottesville provides access to dining, shopping, wineries and breweries, and one of the most historically rich towns in Virginia. 30 minutes in the opposite direction is Staunton where you can find the American Shakespeare Center, the frontier culture museum, historic downtown, and yet more wineries.

Housekeeping and other notes: Please feel free to use the washer and drier as well as the other appliances. We try to keep soaps and paper goods stocked but it's not a bad idea to be prepared with your own in case you or the guest before you has finished up the supply. There is no TV, cable, or WiFi at the property, so prepare to be temporarily separated from the world. Pillows, pillow cases, sheets, and blankets are provided but towels and toiletries are not provided- please plan to bring your own.

Thanks and we hope that you choose to enjoy our property!

Josh & Corinne

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016


Afton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , shower , Accessible via the hallway - has not been rennovated yet
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , In-suite with Master Bedroom, recently rennovated
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Corner Bedroom - 1 double , Shares bathroom in hall, mountain views, walk-out to deck
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , In-suite bathroom, mountain views, walk-out to deck
    Hall Bedroom - 1 double , Shares bathroom in hall, mountain views, walk-out to deck
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Secluded Nelson County Wine Country Bed & Breakfast In The Making
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 rented this home for a birthday trip weekend. Although we spent little time at the rental we found it a perfect arrangement for our family. It was very clean and exactly as described. The owners live downstairs and were very accommodating and responsive to questions. We would definitely consider renting again. It would be advisable to arrive during daylight hours as it is located in a rural area and a little difficult to find at night.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, clean, spacious

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property! Kids loved exploring outside! We had plenty of room inside too! Beds were very comfortable and bathrooms are very nice! Large kitchen and living area! Hosts were easy to work and communicate with! Great location! Would definitely return! Thx!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Great location! Very roomy and perfect for a weekend getaway with friends!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a really great property, literally right next door to a winery. Very short drive from a great brewery as well. The property has a huge grass area and creek to walk around, have a picnic, play football, etc. The houses itself is being upgraded I believe, and the one area for improvement I'd note is the quality of beds. The mattresses weren't particularly comfortable. But I'd imagine that's something they will upgrade soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review- I'm glad you enjoyed the property! You are both correct and timely in regards to the mattresses- we ordered a set of brand new queen serta mattresses and comfy sheet sets for all three rooms last week and will have them available for Homeaway guests soon. Take care! Josh
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what we were looking for. Secluded yet close to wineries and restaurants. The kitchen space was amazing, especially since there is a fantastic farmer's market about 15 minutes away in Nellysford. There was plenty of indoor and outdoor space, so our large group was accommodated comfortably. We hope to stay there again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Akron, Ohio

LOVED this place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this quiet, beautiful property. The house was perfect for our needs, we were able to bring our dogs (who loved the large property for running around) and the location was perfect! The house was definitely in the midst of being fixed up, just like the description said, but even so, it was still comfortable, clean, and a great place to relax with our family. To be honest we were all a little concerned that there was no tv, not even for movie watching, but once we got there, we loved not having that distraction! There were plenty of great games for us to play, and just exploring the area and spending time together made this one of the best vacations we have had. We will definitely be back and can't wait to see how the owner's fix up the rest of the house! The areas that had been completed were gorgeous!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Charlottesville Airport - CHO
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blue Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Swannanoah Country Club
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Charlottesville Amtrak Station - CVS
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Blue Mountain Brewery
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Wintergreen Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 5.0%

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.

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