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Wintergreen Resort we’re not, but if you’re looking for a cozy (800-900 sq. ft.) mountain cabin with most of the comforts of home, Rocky Run Landing might be the place for you. Our motto is “You’re a long way away from it all before you ever get here.”
Rocky Run Landing sits back in a loblolly pine grove just under the crest of Hawk Ridge in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cabin is two miles up the Tye River from the village of Norwood and the James River in southern Nelson County, Virginia. The address is 3124 Cedar Creek Road, Arrington, VA 22922. The cabin has a telephone, but no long distance service. Your calling card will work with this phone. You’ll have to find just the right spot to use your cell phone. Wireless internet is available via satellite.
Rocky Run Landing consists of a small first-floor bedroom, a small loft bedroom, a bath and a half, kitchen/dining area, and a great room. The great room has two sleep futons, chairs, and a small TV/DVR with cable. A wood stove is also in the great room. The small kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, deep sink, gas range, coffeemaker, and microwave oven. A dining table and four chairs are provided, along with basic pots, pans, and tableware. Rocky Run Landing has central HVAC, but often all you need are the ceiling and pedestal fans. The best experience is al fresco!
The small first floor bedroom features a queen bed, nightstand and lamp, and a chest of drawers. Bed linens, blankets, pillows, and towels are also provided. The half-bath is off this bedroom and adjoins the full bath. Electric wall heaters provide auxiliary heat in the bedroom and bathrooms. The bedroom also has a couple of very small closets, which are the only clothes closets in the cabin.
The staircase to the small loft is very steep and is not recommended for older guests or the very young. The loft is furnished with a double bed.
A hiking trail and a gravel road will take you the 1/3-mile to the Tye River, but be warned — both are steep. You’ll need a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to drive to the river. You’ll need good legs to walk back to the cabin. By the riverside you'll find a well-groomed recreation area with picnic tables shaded by a canopy of white ash and river birch, a fire ring, and, in the summer, even a porta-potty. A 'beach' is cleared to the river. At normal water levels, this spot on the Tye is appropriate for supervised child's play and for adult water recreation. Fishing is also fine! History has it that the Tye River was Teddy Roosevelt's favorite fishing stream. Rocky Run Landing is a good location to either begin or end a paddling or tubing trip on the Tye/James Rivers. A canoe is available for rental and your hosts can assist with planning river trips from one-half mile to 20 miles (overnight). Shuttle service is included with canoe rental. Tubes are also available for a lazy drift downstream. Charcoal grills may be requested for use at the cabin or in the riverside picnic area (guests provide charcoal).
The screened porch offers a serene view of Buffalo Ridge to the south across the river (if the leaves aren't too thick). Turn on the porch ceiling fans, relax in the porch swing, and whistle back to the whippoorwills. As the evening gets quiet, let the roar of the Tye River rapids lull you to sleep.
If you decide you’d like to forgo seclusion and venture into the outside world during your stay, many places of interest are within a day trip of Rocky Run Landing. Jeffersonian and other historic properties abound, Civil War sites are easily accessible, Wintergreen Resort offers a variety of activities, and kid-friendly excursions are within kid-tolerance driving distance. Your hosts will be happy to recommend itineraries based on your interests and will check with Wintergreen to ensure any desired activity is available. Many wineries, breweries, and cideries are also in the area, along with local artisan shops.
Rocky Run Landing is appropriate for a family vacation, spiritual sojourn, romantic escape, adventure quest, artist's or writer's retreat, friends' get-away, or sight-seeing base. Free canine companionship is offered for animal lovers!
Keywords: Cabin, cottage, bungalow
River sports, such as playing in the water, paddling, tubing, and fishing; natural setting
I would give RRL and the Murphy's 10 stars if I could. everything is fantastic. I will be going back as many times as they will have me!
The place is in really good conditions, clean, comfortable and have everything you need.is quite, so if you want to rest this is the place to be. By the other hand, You have to many things to do because everything is around the area. The owners of the cabin (Charlie and his wife) are great people. We had a really good time here and if we come to this area again, definitely we going to rent this place but next time we will do it for more days.
My wife and I have used VRBO multiple times in various states. This was by far our favorite. It is a small house but the inside is well furnished. The river is amazing. It's quiet and peaceful. The host Charlie was great Probably the most polite helpful host we have ever encountered. This weekend was for snowboarding at wintergreen which was not good but the cabin made up for it. I will more than likely be back next moth nor two for some fishing and quite time. And our dogs loved it. GREAT PLACE. look forward to staying again very soon. Thanks Charlie and Pettis!!!
The entire family has such a wonderful stay at RRL!! The cabin was very very clean and comfortable!!!! We loved it!!!! The location is quiet and serene. So beautiful!! Charlie and Pettis are such wonderful hosts!! They made us feel completely at home and welcome!!! Thank you both!!!!
We will definitely be back soon!!!!
We stayed at RRL for 5 nights in early June at the beginning of a two week trip through Virginia. It was really such an amazing way to start our trip! Highlights from the cabin include:
- being greeted by Charlie for a cabin and property tour
- screened porch with a hammock and swing for the people and great wildlife and car watching for the pup
- well provisioned kitchen with everything we needed
- proximity to TONS of area hikes
- beautiful waterfront
- peaceful setting that led to being totally unplugged
- e-mail from Pettis with local events for the week
Honestly, this was such a great spot - we really hope to be back in the future. If you (and your pup) are looking for a place to get away and really enjoy the outdoors, RRL is the place for you!
Thank you for sharing your cabin with me and my dog, Lucy. The pictures do not do it or the location justice. It was just the vacation hide-away I was looking for and the beautiful and quiet location made unwinding easy. March turned out to be a great time to visit. Despite several days of low temperatures, the cabin is so well insulated that we were quite comfortable – and it was even warm enough one day to enjoy the screened porch. You’ve stocked the cabin with all sorts of things to ensure no panic trips to the store for a forgotten item. The loft was absolutely charming, but your description of the steps was on point (Lucy made it as far as the landing – twice and wouldn’t go any further and she’s used to steps because we live in a three level townhouse), so I stayed downstairs and got some of the best sleep of my life in that incredible downstairs bed. The dining room table was great for card making and the overhead light in the great room provided plenty of light in the evening to continue with various craft projects. Lucy's favorite spot was by the sliding glass door where she could watch the woods from the comfort of the house. Thank you for making me and Lucy feel so welcome - it was wonderful and I look forward to return visits.
Most activities within 50 miles of Rocky Run Landing, many through Wintergreen Resort.
Wineries, breweries, cideries
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
The per-night rate drops as the stay extends. The longer the reservation, the cheaper the per-night rate.