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Country Cottage on Historic Estate

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths With Spectcular Views Of The Blue Ridge Mountains.

Vine Cottage located on the historic Forest Oaks estate is conveniently located near Lexington, the Natural Bridge, Virginia Safari park and zoo. Completely restored to original charm with modern amenities, well suited for small or large parties. The spacious cottage has five bedrooms situated on two floors, fully functional eat-in kitchen, formal dining and living room. Additional features include Wi-Fi throughout cottage, flat screen TV with DVD movie library selection, bbq grill and outdoor fire pit. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the lovely country-side surrounding the 50 acre estate.

Cliff DeVito
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Country Cottage on Historic Estate
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Memorable Christmas holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Because we came at Christmas Mr. Devito decorated our cottage with a beautiful Christmas tree and accents. This is the perfect indication of his attention to detail. He graciously gave all of us a tour of the historic mansion. We immediately felt at home and we are looking forward to our next visit

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family just finished up our second stay in Vine Cottage--and I'm sure it won't be the last. This house is *much* nicer than other rental houses that we have used over the years: it is clean, comfortable, and spacious, and it just feels like a home! The kitchen has plenty of space (and all of the basics that you need to cook a nice meal).

What really makes this location special, though, is the thoughtful and attentive (but not intrusive) owners, and their beautiful historic estate! The property features an amazing mansion (the "manor") from 1806--which the owners are currently renovating to open as a bed-and-breakfast soon. We got a private tour, and it's clear that they are preserving this beautiful home with a careful attention to detail and focus on quality. When the manor does open as a B&B, it will be truly amazing! Both Vine Cottage and the manor have picturesque views of the surrounding estate, including fields (which our dogs really enjoyed), pond, and trees.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond charming and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 10 had plenty of space to mingle, room to cook and dine, and privacy in the sprawling 5BR "cottage." Our hosts were so accommodating, kind, and willing to share their knowledge of the 50 acre property. This was our first stay with HomeAway and we all wished this was our actual home. The linens and bedding were luxurious and comfy. The home was charmingly furnished, modestly priced, a slice of history, and the perfect place to make some memories. I couldn't have asked for more for our meet up to celebrate the holidays together. Coffee, creamers, and a Christmas tree welcomed us. Chris & Cliff, their home, and their dear horses all stole our hearts. We'd love to be back when the restorations are complete on the gorgeous mansion and have a stay in the B&B with friends! They are doing it right here, folks. Plenty to visit in the area or stay home and relax. The Vine Cottage is a true hidden gem surrounded with breathtaking views!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vine Cottage at Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

I would give this cottage and their owners, Cliff and Chris, 10 stars if I could! The photos of the cottage do not give the true picture. In person, it exceeds any expectations. We met our NJ family there for Thanksgiving. When our grandsons, ages 12 and 13, walked in, their jaws dropped! (It has to be impressive if tween and teen boys think it's great!) The cottage is filled with beautiful antiques, vintage light fixtures, gorgeous wood throughout, and plenty of space for the 6 of us, and it will sleep up to 10. Modern conveniences abound, including Smart TV's, Wi-Fi, dishwasher, and new kitchen appliances. There are spectacular views and oodles of space surrounding the cottage. Our grandsons tossed a football and flew a drone outside. Other activities there included long walks and feeding of the 4 horses. Cliff and Chris could not have been better hosts! We will definitely find the opportunity to go there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful country cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our neighbors for a short fall getaway. We arrived at night and it was a little tricky finding the cottage on the estate, but once we found it everything was great. The cottage is very big and spacious, and the owners took care to provide snacks and water, shampoo and conditioner, and other comfort items that made the stay so much nicer. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with cookware. We brought food for breakfast and lunch and since there are only a few restaurants locally, it worked out well. The location is perfect for visits to Natural Bridge and the Natural Bridge Safari, the two things we wanted to do while there. The Safari was a very cool experience that all four kids LOVED! We would love to come back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesque, cozy, perfect

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed here for a VMI reunion and found the house to be a perfect size, extremely cozy (all the beds were comfortable and the towels were quite luxurious), and not too far away from Lexington. Our host Cliff was great to communicate with and made the process easy as well. We are already planning on using the house next time we visit Lexington!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport

Vine Cottage is located on the historic Forest Oaks estate and is conveniently located near the historic town of Lexington, home to Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The cottage is located just minutes away from the Natural Bridge, Virginia Safari park, Natural Bridge zoo and the James River.


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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
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Natural Bridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , First floor bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing

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