3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
About owner/property manager
Jay is retired from a landscape gardening career, and from a second career in the water quality field. He has lived and worked in Rockbridge County most of his life and has accumulated a wealth of information and stories about the area and its people.
Why owner/property manager chose Raphine
Rose Cottage is a comfortable, quiet and spacious home with beautiful views of rolling fields and the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is access to a woodland path for those who enjoy a relaxing walk. The night sky is amazing.
What makes this House unique
The Rose Cottage is one minute away from US Rt. 11, about 5 minutes from Interstate 81/64, and yet it is very private. It sits in a rural neighborhood at the end of a lane with only two other homes. The Cottage is midway between the historic small cities of Lexington and Staunton, each about a twenty minute drive. Four Rockbridge County colleges (Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute, Southern Virginia University, and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College) provide a depth of cultural events and entertainment not often experienced in small towns. In Staunton, Mary Baldwin College is prominently situated in the town. The entire area is rich in natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor activities.
Pets allowed - Must be supervised at all times. Must be supervised at all times.
No parties/events - approval required prior to booking if more than 12approval required prior to booking if more than 12
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This house was perfect and in the best location. The views of the stars and the property are beautiful because it sits on a small hill. I would 100% recommend this place and definitely stay here again.
Thanks so much for staying at the Cottage and for this review. Y’all were terrific guests and we’d love to have you back anytime.
Great view, convenient location, great Internet.
The pictures and information about this house are all very accurate and truthful. You'll get what you see. It turned out to be somewhat more of a convenient location than we expected, with easy access to I-81, right on Route 11. We visited Buena Vista, Lexington, and Satunton while there with short drives. We booked specifically for the location and lack of trees immediately around the property as we wanted to use our telescope. It did not disappoint. In fact, there is "the grotto" (a small cleared area) over the hill which can be quite good for viewing to the N/E/S (but not West). Rooms were decent sized, kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans. Owners were very easy to communicate with, stopped by to see if we needed anything, and have a convenient keypad entry. Two surprises, the Internet access was actually very good, this has fiber to the home from the local electric cooperative. Also, there is a whole house generator connected to the property. Overall, would stay again if we want to come back to this area.
Thank you, Leo, for choosing to stay at the Cottage and for this review. You all would certainly be welcomed back if you want a return visit to the area.
Wonderful peaceful environment. Beautifully appointed and clean. Loved the location. Hosts accommodating - will definitely stay again.
Thanks for your nice review. I hope the show was successful for your group. They left the cottage in great shape and we always appreciate that.
Well appointed Cottage
We were in the area for a wedding and Rose Cottage was the perfect place to stay. This Cottage has a great layout with comfy furnishings and beds. Kitchen is very well stocked. The owners are very generous with amenities. Lovely farm fresh eggs and other breakfast goodies were left for us. The privacy of the location is an added bonus. We enjoyed hiking on the trails of the property.
Loved our stay!
We really enjoyed our stay at Rose Cottage! The location was perfect for visiting our son at VMI and we will definitely consider staying here again. Jay and Anita were so welcoming and the home was thoughtfully prepared. Thank you so much!
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Cottage and for taking time to post this review. Y’all were great guests and you’d be welcome back anytime.
Wonderful quiet place to stay
A wonderful quiet clean cottage to stay at, Jay and Anita made us feel very welcome and gave us great advice on places to take photos and eat lunch. They also generously gave us fresh eggs to have for our breakfast . Would definitely recommend their cottage to stay at.