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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
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.
Loved every moment of the weekend! The cabin was so much more than we ever expected! Lovely space and loved the hammock on the porch! The river was amazing and Charlie and Pettis were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. Our pup, Ranger, loved being there and enjoyed the hammock with me as well! Cannot wait to book again and enjoy this amazing getaway!
This cabin was much more than what we expected. If you want to get away from everything, this is the place to stay. Relaxing in the screened porch and listening to nature is all you need to do. The owners were wonderful in their accommodations. The river was enjoyable for adults and even our dogs. You are close to many wineries and breweries for a day trip. This is a gem that we hope to enjoy again.
Let me start by saying I love this place!!! We planned a weekend in the mountains to introduce our two boys to the outdoors and camping. When we arrived it was late at night and the house was so warm and inviting. My boys were so excited! They loved the loft area where they slept and LOVED LOVED LOVED the screened in porch! The house has everything you could possibly need. Bring your food and everything else is there. Clean, neat, and organized. SO COMFORTABLE!
The river was so beautiful and clear. My boys love the water and were so excited to see fish swimming so close to them. Plenty of space for them to run and play and lots of shade when they weren't in the water. The best part was you had everything you needed at the river and did not have to run back up to the house for anything. Bathroom, shower, tables, grill. It was all right there. We did not have time to go boating or fishing this time but will be first on the list when we go back. Next time will be for a week. My boys made me promise.:-)
We also brought our two dogs with us. They are older dogs and it was so nice not having to leave them behind. They also enjoyed the open space.
The owner was so nice and helpful making sure we had everything we needed. There were even fresh peaches on the table when we walked in. We really fell in love and can't wait to stay again. Making it our new vacation spot for June and looking forward to a few long weekends in the fall and spring!
We are so happy the owners decided to share such a wonderful place with us. The perfect get away.
Most activities within 50 miles of Rocky Run Landing, many through Wintergreen Resort.
Wineries, breweries, cideries
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2 night minimum stay
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