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Afton Cottage:Private, Wineries, Breweries, Hiking,Shen.Natl.Pk,UVA,Monticello

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)


The design of Afton Cottage was inspired by a Japanese farm house.

Afton Cottage has Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is fully equipped and offers coffee,oil,spices,condiments,& seasonings. You will find Calphalon cookware and Sabatier knives.

The cottage is located 20 miles west of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia and Monticello. It is 25 minutes from Wintergreen, which offers golf, and skiing.

Staunton, which is renowned for its Victorian architecture, is 25 minutes west. In Staunton you will find The Museum of American Frontier Culture, the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, and the Blackfriar's Playhouse, in addition to excellent restaurants and numerous other cultural and sightseeing opportunities.

The SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, and APPALACHIAN TRAIL are only 15 minutes away as are 5 breweries and 10, or more, wineries, a distillery, and several cideries.

Numerous restaurants, offering everything from fine dining to good old country fare, are within 15 minutes.

UVA Visitors, we are just 20 miles from Scott Stadium, John Paul Jones Arena and THE ROTUNDA. Most of that is Interstate 64.

Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat or a central location from which to explore Central Virginia, we think you will enjoy our little gem. After hiking, antiquing, touring the local wineries, or merely sleeping late, curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book or relax on the deck and enjoy the mountains and the stars.


Be sure to check out the guest comments.

More Details

Dick Bell
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, southern
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2018

About Dick Bell

Jameson & Campbell assist me with reservations. As you can see, we are pet friendly.

Dick Bell purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Dick Bell chose Afton

Afton Cottage is centrally located. Historical sites, golfing, skiing, hiking, wineries and breweries are nearby. The cottage is 2 hours from DC, 1 hour from Richmond, 30 minutes from Monticello to the East and Staunton to the West, 15 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park and Appalachian Trail.

What makes this cottage unique

You will find complete privacy and tranquility, a dark, starry night sky, and deer in the front yard. The interior is furnished and equipped as well as any year-round home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Afton in Rockfish

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Memory foam mattress topper, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Vaulted Ceiling in the living room and kitchen


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Afton Cottage:Private, Wineries, Breweries, Hiking,Shen.Natl.Pk,UVA,Monticello
average rating of 4.924051 based on 158 reviews
washington d.c.

Great little cottage in wonderful location--close to vinyards, breweries, hiking,

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Afton cottage--the cottage itself was well maintained and very comfortable. It was close to all of the local attractions and in a beautiful area of rolling hills and farmland. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home in beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family weekend getaway to Virginia. It was very clean and had everything we needed so we felt like we were at home from the moment we arrived. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of dishware and appliances. The beds were super comfortable and afforded us all a good nights sleep. The home has a beautiful view and is private, yet the location is extremely convenient to Shenandoah National Park and Charlottesville. We loved being able to bring our family dog and he enjoyed exploring the yard. We could tell that the homeowners give great attention to detail in caring for the home and providing a wonderful experience for their guests. They have a binder in the home that gives detailed information on the house and surrounding area, which we referenced for dining out and were not disappointed. This home definitely gets 5+ stars and we would happily return here again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my week and the Fall colors and weather were excellent. The "book" created by Dick Bell, advising everything to know about the house, area, things to do, places to eat, etc was extremely detailed and helpful. Charlottesville is very close, with lots to see and do, and just staying cozy was just as much of a vacation as I wanted. I hope to return!

Tricia Laut

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tricia, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Afton Cottage. You get 10 stars for doing the laundry and leaving the cottage in such nice order. We are looking forward to seeing you again, soon!
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Perfect Quiet Setting

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, roomy house in a perfect, beautiful, quiet setting. On a quiet back road, but close enough to the main roads. Lots to see and do in the area. We saw more wildlife right outside the cottage than we did anywhere else. A herd of deer comes through a couple of times a day, we were visited one morning by a black bear, and our game camera captured night pictures of a fox and possum. The cottage has a great handbook full of info on the house itself as well as local attractions and restaurants. Dick is a perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ronnie & Al for taking time to write a review. We always appreciate 5 stars but, especially so when the reviewers are veteran vacation home renters. You get 5 stars for cleaning and doing the laundry. You are the best yet!
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Lovely place managed by a lovely couple

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect getaway for a couple or two. We visited wineries, orchards and Sherando Lake. There is tons to do in the area and the accommodations couldn't be nicer.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place out in the country

  • 4 of 5

We visited my daughter for a week during her summer work internship. This was a good place for us to stay, away from the crowds, close to the hiking trails and many wineries and breweries in the area. It worked out well. Owner is nice and very accommodating, best equipped kitchen I have ever stayed in, nice bedrooms and even with 4 people and one shower never ran out of hot water. The deck is a nice place to gather, could use a little maintenance there, that is my only knock on the place, but that has to be a constant battle for the owner being in the country so it didn't affect our stay, still enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves on providing 5 star service, however, while we find that we can please most of our guests most of the time, occasionally we slip up. Apparently, the issue here was moss in a few, very small spots on the edge of the deck between the decking boards. We pressure wash the deck each year but, with about 50 reservations per year, it is tough to find a window to do it more often than that. In the woods, moss is a natural part of the environment. We take pains to insure that it does not pose a threat to health or safety. That said, we kinda like it. We think that a little moss adds to the charm of the cottage.
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University of Virginia
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Aberdeen Barn
Crozet Pizza
Shenandoah National Park
Blue Ridge Parkway - North Entrance
Skyline Dr
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle (CHO)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Old Trail
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
La Cucina del Sol in Crozet
Nearest Ski
20 Miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Afton, Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

A security deposit equal to half the rent, up to $225.00, is due at the time the reservation is made. The rent is due in full 30 days prior to arrival.Two nights during the week are $440.00. A two night weekend (Thurs & Fri, Fri & Sat, Sat & Sun,) is $530.00. An additional night on either side of a 2 night stay is $120.00.
$915/week...$1750/2 weeks...$3300/month


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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