3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on a 20-acre Christmas tree farm
- English, Spanish, only very basic Spanish
About Shari Gallery
Grew up in Jacksonville, NC, went to Sweet Briar College, then George Washington University, while working in association publishing and living in Washington DC. Since 1985 when we moved here full time, I have done publications consulting and marketing, freelance web and print design, and taught as an adjunct at a nearby community college. This is in addition to raising 4 children (now grown) with my husband, Phil, a retired naval officer, and operating Almost Heavenly Trees and Greenery, a Christmas tree business (we retail in Alexandria, VA). It is a cobbled-together existence that has been interesting as well as satisfying. Offspring are sprinkled around the world, from a son just about to finish the London Business School after the Naval Academy and 6 years active duty; another in San Diego working for a small tech company after finishing 6 years of Naval service after graduating from Duquesne University and NROTC. Our daughter who graduated from WVU is wrapping up a Peace Corps tour in Azerbaijan and plans to teach there for another year, and her twin sister, graduate of Shepherd University, is preparing to become a personal trainer specializing in helping cancer survivors regain their fitness. I helped found the local arts council (and serve as concerts chair/webmaster/treasurer), chamber of commerce, and visitors bureau, and for 17 years worked for the WV state travel guide (so I know a lot about the area and the state).
Shari Gallery purchased this House in 1982
Why Shari Gallery chose Augusta
We moved from downtown Washington, DC, to the glorious hills of West Virginia after building our own home from scratch and starting a Christmas tree farm. We designed and built Just Far Enough Getaway in 1991 for my mother-in-law after she had a stroke, and were blessed to have 12 years with her there. Not wanting to sell or have long-term renters, we decided to expand our network of friends by hosting visitors for short-term stays. We've enjoyed getting to know folks from all sorts of places, including England, Ireland, Germany, Alaska, California, Chile, Alabama, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Tennesee, and Ohio, all over West Virginia, as well as the DC/MD/VA area. We love meeting new folks (and welcoming return guests). If, however, you want to enjoy your privacy, our house is far enough across the wide lawn to allow you that seclusion, yet close enough if needed.
What makes this House unique
Peaceful, quiet, comfortable--a great place to truly relax. It is 'just far enough' away from the hustle bustle, but close enough to easily take advantage of a multitude of enjoyments--from historic and wonderful natural sites, to hiking, golf, fishing, skiing. Fairs and festivals, live music and theater are often available in the surrounding area. Amble along the rural road with lovely vistas including peach orchards, or wander among the Christmas trees down the hill. Take a nap in the hammock in the back yard or gather with friends and family on the deck for a cookout. We have had many guests who met up here as a mid-way point between far-flung family members or friends (we even had a lady from Alaska bring her mother from Arizona and reunite with a cousin from North Carolina here!) Others have come for a romantic getaway (one guest recently surprised her fiancé for his birthday).
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely getaway! Would come back again. Thanks!
This was a lovely space.
Glad you liked it!
Quiet, quaint home with amazing family history!!
The house was clean and relaxing. Everything that we needed was available and clean. It was the perfect little getaway spot. My family enjoyed the amazing views and scenic surroundings. We will return soon!!!
So glad Just Far Enough Getaway served your needs well. We look forward to hosting you again soon
Clean, cozy with an awesome view. Would definitely stay again. Thanks Sherri.
So glad it worked out well for you!
Will definitely be back!
This getaway was perfect. Super clean, great views, very sweet host. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking utensils and cleaning supplies all we needed was the food! Very quiet neighborhood, and definitely worth every penny. Mr.Gallery has amazing stories to share and makes you feel at home!
Pleasant weekend getaway
Shirley was very helpful when we arrived. We enjoyed the peace and quiet the area gave us. Hope to return in the near future.
Day privileges at the local wellness center affords access to indoor pool. City pool in Romney open during summer. Kayaking and canoeing available on the South Branch of the Potomac River. Guided hikes at Ice Mountain National Natural Landmark/Nature Conservancy Preserve by appointment. Lots of Civil War history in the area, as well as French and Indian War era sites.