|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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A marvelous mountain lodge completed in 2002 and set on top of a ridge in the middle of 175 acres with long vistas in all directions. This mountain getaway is located just four miles from the village of Hot Springs and the Homestead Resort. Much of the adjoining land and view-shed of Winding Ridge is part of the George Washington National Forest. Because of this there is not another house in sight, and hardly a light visible at night!
The lodge offers a great room with stone fireplace, study with sofa bed and adjoining full bath, master bedroom with a queen sized bed and en suite bath. Second bedroom has a antique double bed and shares a bath with the third bedroom which has three single beds. Access the crow's nest from the spiral staircase - the perfect place to enjoy 360 degree mountain views and the stars at night. The screened porch and beautiful stone terrace provide outdoor living and dining space as well. For enjoyment inside, there is a collection of board games, a large selection of classic and children's videos, and an eclectic library.
Take to the woods and enjoy miles of trails, or just take a casual walk down to a mountain stream. Catch a glimpse of wildlife such as whitetail deer and wild turkeys, or if you are lucky a black bear. A search for native flowering plants on the property can come up with flame azaleas, mountain laurel or rhododendron. One of the Homestead bridle trails, Winding Trail, crosses through the property.
If you need a break from nature we have satelite, 50' smart TV, netflix, wireless internet, and a stereo with a cord to connect your phone or Ipod. There are speakers on the porch as well as inside. There are no neighbors within miles, so crank it up if you like!
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My grandfather searched Bath and Highland for more than a decade before finding a nearby property in Dunn's Gap in 1965. The time I spent there as a youth, roaming the woods and streams ingrained a love of the area.
My family bought the property now known as Winding Ridge in the 1980's. After much hiking of the area in all seasons, calculation of the sun angles at solstice and equinox, we selected the site. Using Staunton architect John Moore and local builder Lee Fry we broke ground in 2001 and completed construction in 2002. The stone for the fireplace and chimney is local Bath County sandstone, layed up by the skilled father/son mason team of Curtis and Jeff Lowry. The road and the dry stone retaining walls were built by another father son team of Burton and Mike Trimble. We endeavored to use as much local material as possible.
We have enjoyed having our three sons, now teenagers, grow up free to explore and discover the wonders of nature that are right outside the door of Winding Ridge.
I stood watching the sun rise over the mountain this morning. With coffee cup in hand, before the three bay window, it began as a faint blue. As light increased, a silvery frost highlighted the landscape before me. Forcing myself to stay put, stubborn brown leaves now appeared guilded, bare branches glistened, and pine needles tipped. Pulling over a stool I sat and sipped, the place where the sun would rise was now a glow! - and soon the intensity of the flow caused me to look away. It is now time to pack and go - this is after all my last day. Parting such sweet sorrow.......
Away from it all. Great house. Well maintained. Well appointed. Came with a great full Supermoon and 80degree days, 50degree nights. Who could ask for anything more?
We loved winding ridge and hope to return soon. An overall fabulous experience. Thank you, Kevin and Sue!
My sisters and I enjoyed a week at Winding Ridge recently, and it was amazing. I haven't been this relaxed for a long time, and we hated to leave on check out day. The setting is one-of-a-kind. Truly on top of a ridge with not another house in sight. There is plenty of room to spread out for privacy. We loved how the bedrooms are in a separate wing. The kitchen has everything you need to cook almost anything. Our favorite room was the den for hanging out. Outside, the beautiful patio and deck are perfect for both morning coffee and cocktails in the evening. We ate all our meals on the large screen porch. You must go up into the crow's nest for night star gazing (It's been a long time since I saw the Milky Way) or for a thunderstorm.
Also, the house has excellent internet and satellite TV service. There is a VHS/DVD player, a stereo, and games. We used the binoculars to enjoy a woodpecker and the deer, including a little fawn. One of our favorite things in the house were all the books. There is something for everyone. I loved the books of maps, antiques and history. My sisters enjoyed the books on plants, pottery and antique furniture. There are also many novels.
If you can bring yourself to leave the house, go on adventures. There are so many parks nearby for hiking, swimming and fishing. We went to Hidden Valley and saw the house where Sommersby was filmed. We spent time in the creeks and rivers observing crayfish and other critters. If you like collecting, we found some fossils in the shale deposits.
I highly recommend this property. I am ready to return.
This property is wonderful for a family retreat. There is a lot of room to gather and other areas for separate activities. This is a great vacation home.
We had a wonderful time at Winding Ridge. The property was clean and well maintained. The house is very well equipped with plenty of space and great views from the deck, crows nest, and master bedroom. We will definitely stay here again.
Wow! Like others have said, the photos really do not do the place justice! I didn't know what to except but thankfully this place had it all. The cabin is beautiful, large, clean, and comfy. The view is amazing - especially from the master bath! We had six adults and one toddler and there was plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen is awesome - stocked with plenty of pots and pans - a great place to cook. Then there is the crows nest - how cool. We looked at the stars from up there and kids love it because it feels like a tree house. They have lots of board games to play, too. Plus, the owners were easy to communicate with and answered all my questions. We are already planning our next trip - just wish we could afford to go more!
While staying at Winding Ridge many of the activities of the Homestead Resort are availble to you. Play golf on three courses including the famous Cascades Course. Sporting clays, trap and skeet are available at the Shooting Club. Soak in the historic Jefferson pools in Warm Springs, and dine at resort restauraunts. Contact us for more information.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Damage insurance||$35 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$60 + Tax|
Check in is 4 PM, Check out is 11 AM. During Summer, stays of less than five days may be booked 30 days or less in advance. Holidays may require minimum stays more than 2 nights. Damage insurance covers first $350 of reported damage. Stays of greater than 7 days include mid-stay cleaning.Cancellations-60 days in advance 100% refund,30-60 days no refund of deposit less than 30 days no refund,$50 cancellation fee.