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Rose Cottage - a secluded retreat available for rent and long-term lease

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Rose Cottage is located on a 154 acre farm, Oldenacres, in Cifax, Virginia. We are nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are nine miles from Bedford and fifteen miles from Lynchburg. (Less than a half hour's drive to Liberty University, Lynchburg College, and Randolph College and under an hour's drive to Sweet Briar College, Hollins College and Roanoke College.)

The property features beautiful views, hiking trails, and a small private lake stocked with bass.

The charming brick home is elegantly appointed and furnished. It is surrounded by mature landscaping including specimen trees and shrubs and a formal and very private rock-walled garden that is directly accessible from the home.

The home's interior features a large master bedroom suite with king size bed, gas fireplace and attached bath with walk in shower, additional bedroom with full size bed, separate bath with stall shower, office studio, large living room with gas fireplace, elegantly appointed dining room seating eight, sun room overlooking formal gardens, fully appointed kitchen and laundry.

Guests may enjoy hiking, birding and fishing on the property as well as having easy access to the Appalachian Trail.

Grocery shopping service available and hosts (who live nearby) are available to help guests become acquainted with the wonderful qualities of the area. We will assist hikers to gain access to the nearby trails and help shuttle vehicles. We can also schedule a certified yoga instructor and or a massage therapist to visit Rose Cottage for private sessions with guests. Please note: In the event of the threat of severe winter weather, our cancellation policy will be waived and guests can choose an alternative time to reschedule their visit.

More Details

Patricia & Crofton Held
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, small amount of Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018


Goode Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not enter any fenced in areas without the hosts' permission. Proceed up driveway at 5mph due to the possibility of unexpected loose livestock.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxurious bath with walk in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large bedroom with private bath and direct access to sunroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Comfortable room with access to adjacent full bath.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Guest have access to 150 acres with trails, fishing and privacy.


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Rose Cottage - a secluded retreat available for rent and long-term lease
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Sumptuously decorated home w/manicured garden on an idyllic 150-acre horse farm - ideal for adults

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a getaway where we could explore the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway, but also relax with his aging mother who has mobility challenges. Rose Cottage was perfect for us. We appreciated that everything was on one floor, and were surprised that the house was so large! Except for the kitchen, which has limited counter space, all other rooms were extremely spacious. We enjoyed having breakfast in the brightly lit sunroom before heading out to Peaks of Otter, Lynchburg and Roanoke, which were all within a 30-minute drive. Evenings were peaceful, quiet and relaxing. Crofton and Patricia were wonderful hosts, welcoming us with treats such as fresh fruit, homemade yogurt and basic staples. They helped us choose the best trails to go on (and even drove us to a trailhead!), and also introduced us to their animals (they run a farm for "mature horses"). This one-floor house is best suited for adults only - there are unique collectibles throughout. We look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review as much as we appreciated you as our first guests at Rose Cottage.
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Haslett Mi.

You won't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This property far exceeded our expectations. The grounds are stunning, the home is impeccable, and the homeowners are a joy. We were there to visit our daughter and see Lynchburg, but the home was so enchanting we found ourselves wanting to just stay there and enjoy the surroundings. The history of the area, as well as the southern charm of the home and grounds all lend themselves to the most lovely vacation. We can not recommend this property any more highly. Bravo to the homeowners. You have hit the ball out of the park!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend at Rose Cottage The hosts thought of everything and made our stay very comfortable. The property is gorgeous and we had a very relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Place and Time to Cherish - OldenAcres Farm is Special!!!

  • 5 of 5

I selected OldenAcres Farm between Lynchburg and Bedford as a place to retreat and celebrate my Father's 90th birthday together. My Father grew up on a farm and routinely reminisces about his life growing up on a farm near Lynchburg in the 1930's and 40's. It was my goal to provide my Father an environment similar to the one he remembers so fondly. He really enjoyed seeing the horses, donkeys, goats and other animals. Beyond the beauty of Central Virginia and the well maintained grounds of the Farm, the Rose Cottage is an incredible venue, it is no mere cottage, but rather a spectacularly designed house with fascinating architectural detail, such as the wonderful detail in the tin ceilings and many wonderful works of art. It is also so clean and well maintained. I felt so at peace at the Rose Cottage, it was very quiet and relaxing. The master bed is so comfortable; I did not want to get up each morning. The stained glass window in the master bath was really unique and beautiful. My Father and I spent hours in the garden and on the front terrace watching the wildlife and the friendly horses. I prepared a number of meals for my Father and other members of my family that stopped by the Farm during our stay. The kitchen had everything necessary to prepare even more complex meals. Patricia and Crofton stocked the refrigerator with local fruit and baked goods, it was truly a pleasant bonus. There are also many good restaurants nearby. I really appreciated the time Patricia took to show me the trail routes and layout of the Farm. Also our hosts welcomed my Father and I to spend time watching the local Blacksmith who made a service call to the stables to shoe one of the horses, named "Tip Top". I stayed at OldenAcres for four days in early Autumn and it was time well spent. My girlfriend and I had a very pleasant sunset walk on a Sunday evening. The countryside was so inviting, the air was fresh and the views of the Blue Ridge and the Peaks of Otter were magnificent, with the sun setting in the background. In Summary, this is a superb place to relax and restore your spirit and soul from the travails of a busy world. The Farm and the Rose Cottage is a very relaxed venue for a honeymoon or any romantic time together. There are so many nice things to say about this spot, but I will save them for my future review. Without a doubt I will return at some near date.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Pasadena , Florida

Lovely piece of heaven on earth.

  • 5 of 5

All as advertised with a most lovely , helpful and knowlegeable hostess.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what I needed and wanted

  • 5 of 5

All the comforts of home in a secluded country setting. Nestled in a perfect location between Bedford and Lynchburg. A delightful stay and experience. The homeowners exhibit exceptional hospitality and warmth.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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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