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William Payne

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Make Your Day! You will have no regrets.

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Virginia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Loft + Great room, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-7)

The Mountain Pond House is a very unique property. It is located on the edge of a stocked, spring fed pond. There are two bedrooms with an additional queen size futon. This cottage is just the right spot to come relax, and enjoy the peace and quite. In the summer you hear the frogs and night creatures. There are deer aplenty and an occasional bear.

There are lots of things to do to help you get reconnected. There are 2 miles of mowed trails on the 125 acre property and walking sticks for hiking. The trail goes down by Walkers Creek. Fishing is really good in the 2 ponds. They have been stocked with bass and bream. If you feel real ambitious, you can go to Goshen Pass and go across the hanging bridge and hike up Jump Mountain. The Maury River and runs thru the pass and it is stocked with trout thru out the year.

The cottage is close enough to Lexington to visit all the historic sites.

Parents of the students at VMI, W&L and Southern University enjoy the Pond House and getting their kids away for a change. We are close enough to Natural Bridge and the Safari Park to make a fun day.

Just come and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
William Payne (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 17 traveler reviews

Make Your Day! You will have no regrets.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Williamsburg, VA

Great memories made!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic weekend at this house. The owner was super friendly, too. Our 4-year old and 2-year old enjoyed running around the property, and even though it was a 20-minute drive to Lexington, we enjoyed taking the back rounds and checking out the scenery!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emmaus PA

VMI Parents

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful weekend at Mountain Pond House. It is exactly as the pictures show it. The views are breathtaking. It is peaceful and quiet but only a short distance to Lexington along scenic roads. We did some fishing, boating, and walking. Very relaxing. The owner is wonderful and made sure all of our needs were met. We can't wait to come back and will bring our telescope to view the stars.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA

Have never felt more welcome and relaxed than when I stayed at the Mountain Pond House.

  • 5 of 5

I wrote a thank you email to the owner and feel it sums up my feelings better than writing a review.

"William, thank you so much for sharing the Mountain Pond House with Breanne, Rook and I. We truly had a wonderful time there despite the poor weather. Every morning I woke, grabbed some coffee, my camera and the dog then went to the top of the hill with the fire pit to see if I could spot any deer. I was successful all but one morning seeing wildlife in abundance. Both the wife and I took advantage of the trails and went hiking the first morning we were there (before the rain really set it). I was able to spend some time playing with a little radio control boat in the pond a couple of the days (the kid in me loves to have a little fun). And we took your advice and drove through Goshen Pass on Saturday. It was absolutely stunning (we also stopped and crossed the hanging bridge a couple of times).

Again, thank you so much. You were a most welcoming host and certainly made us feel like we were home."

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin getaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cabin for the 4th of July and couldn't be more pleased. We had nice, cool,clear and sunny weather which we aren't used to having in July. Since it was just 2 adults, a 2 year old, and a dog, we were able to stay all on the main level (although older children would enjoy the upper level) This is a perfect place for rest and relaxation. Even though we were using this as a base to explore Lexington and Natural Bridge, we equally enjoyed the quiet time on the deck by the pond and roasting marshmallows in then outdoor stone fireplace.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property. Great views and trails.

  • 4 of 5

Great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Very nice walking trails. Excellent views. House is nicely appointed and equipped (except for no wifi.) Even though the weather was a little cold during our stay we used the deck a lot for bird watching and just hanging out.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway . We absolutely loved it

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we get there till the second we left we absolutely loved it ! Cabin is very spacious and clean. You can def see that it's taking care of . It offers multiple trails right outside of the cabine . The house has full kitchen, pans, coffee maker and pretty much everything you can find inside of your own kitchen. Scenery is very colorful . I highly recommend it , if you trying to getaway for a couple days, u will def find everything you want there.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Roanoke, Va.
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Rockbridge Baths
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Car: necessary

Mountain Pond House is in the country . We back up to the george Washington National Fores. You do not see any neighbors from the cottage. Most of the farms around raise cattle. There are lots of deer, turkey, bear, fox and birds. Great fishing and boating on the spring fed pond from the deck of the cottage. Peace, quite, privacy, relaxation, fishing hiking sightseeing, visit Historic Lexington, VMI, W&L, Natural Bridge, Safari Park, Zoo and Goshen Pass are here for your vacation! Just bring your food, camera and you are set.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Building a Bonfire, Flying a kite


Rates & Availability

Lexington Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $18 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$185/nt - $1250/wk US Dollars
US Dollars;
$185/night for 2 people. $55/night for each additional person.;
Children 12 and under are free;
Pet/night $18;
State tax 5%;
Local lodging tax6%;

Dates Available: Year Round

deposit $100-$200. Accept Check, Visa or Master card

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Virginia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 Great room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double couch opens into Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Hiking trails, 2 fishing ponds, The Yellow Boat. 2 on ratesoutdoor fire pits. Please see notes

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