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Take Your Team on a Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type lodge


About the property

Lodge, 6 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12-15

A serene, scenic setting for milestone events: Off-site retreats. Family reunions. Overflow space for out-of-town kin at weddings or funerals. Enjoy a private bedroom , or wander over 300 acres of woodland, and meadow. Gather together in the great room. Talk privately in the office.

Visit nearby attractions. In less than 25 minutes you can be at the D-Day Memorial, Blue Ridge Parkway, Peaks of Otter recreation area, or the James River.

Liberty University, Smith Mountain Lake, Roanoke, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, and the Booker T. Washington National Monument are less than an hour away.

Economize by cooking for yourself, or splurge by calling on a local catering service. There's even a five-star restaurant three miles away -- but you will need to make reservations for the Mill Stone Tea Room!

Sit on the deck after dinner, and watch the sun set behind the Peaks of Otter. Then enjoy DVDs (or PowerPoint presentations!) on the flatscreen monitor.

Rally your team in the spacious great room, with more than 600 square feet of floor space. Or, have private meetings in the conference room. Bring a spirit of adventure, and take home a harvest of memories.

Special notes:

PLEASE IGNORE the "average nightly rate" that VRBO calculated without our consent.

CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation must be received 30 days prior to arrival or rentals paid are forfeit.


* The Forest Service does not permit ATVs in the national park.

Keywords: Lodge, Blue Ridge, Bedford, Lynchburg, Liberty University, Peaks of Otter, hiking

More Details

Property Manager
Tom Smedley the Younger
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2018

About Tom Smedley the Younger

Urban and regional planner retired to raise apples, cattle, and children. A passionate outdoorsman, he enjoys welcoming people who share his appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Tom Smedley the Younger purchased this lodge in 1970

Why Tom Smedley the Younger chose Bedford

Tom Smedley views Appalachia as 'the playground for megalopolis.' In less than three hours, residents of Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, or the North Carolina Triad and Triangle areas, can find clean air, mountains, wildlife, and breathing room.

What makes this lodge unique

This facility is made to order for larger groups. Six couples and three of their children can retreat to private bedrooms, mingle with co-workers or kin in the great room, have private conversations in a small office, or hike the 300+ acres with kissing cousins.

Listen to the music of Overstreet Creek. Lift your eyes to horizons many miles away, clearly visible in the transparent air. Watch the clouds playing tag with the mountain tops. See new birds on south- and north-facing hillsides.

Let us help you make your milestone events truly memorable.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Bedford in Peaks

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Double Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (3), Graco portable play yard / crib (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Take Your Team on a Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Nice property and location, excellent host and perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property location and the property!!! Tom is an excellent host and ensured that we are comfortable. We would definitely love to plan our stay in this property again.

Thanks Tom!!!


  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A happy family, enjoying a family outing together -- delightful people, perfect guests. Vinay shared my love for the movie "My Name is Khan." If you've not seen it yet, you should! Tom the Younger
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Nice property!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the lodge! Both Tom The Younger and The Elder are very friendly and helpful! Accommodations are more than adequate! Will most likely stay again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation/Mothers Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

It was awesome. I had the opportunity to disconnect from the all the busy electronics.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They are the kind of guests you dream of hosting -- positive attitude, took good care of the premises, and just generally nice people. Tom the younger
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Owner/Operator is wonderful and accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Tom was so generous and concerned when we approached him with our lodging needs. Lovely, rustic lodge, with peace and quiet all around! A real gem!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself. Color us prejudiced -- but we view Wheats Valley as one of the loveliest places on earth! Natural beauty too good to keep to ourselves. Hope to see you again!
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Large, rustic hunting lodge– perfect for big groups

  • 5 of 5

Great place for large groups! We had a tough time finding a space that would fit our whole crew, but this was prefect for us. Both Tom the Elder and Tom the Younger were welcoming, helpful and great hosts. The house had plenty of bedrooms and seating for all. I wish that we could have stayed longer– we were very comfortable there.

My only negative feedback is that the kitchen only has very basic items. Cooking for 15+ people was a bit of a challenge with regular size pots & pans, but we made it work. I would recommend that if you're planning to cook for a large group, bring your own large pots & pans / crock pot / bakeware.

Would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: No, leave your pots and pans at home. Gretchen B. brought something to our attention that should have been obvious. The next guests will find large pots and a massive skillet or two. Gretchen and her friends were great people, and this suggestion will make things even better for future guests.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family from 4 States and overseas stayed here for my daughter's graduation at Liberty University. Great home and very comfortable. We enjoyed the property and built a good bonfire to roast marshmallows. We never could figure out the Internet and the landline didn't work, so it forced us to spend time together playing games and enjoying ourselves. The owner lives in the property next door so we weren't worried if we needed help. Would definitely go back! A short 25 minute drive to Lynchburg with gorgeous scenery.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Bedford, Virginia

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1 night minimum stay
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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