|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our cabin's spacious open living room has a vaulted ceilings that boast a large living room with plenty of comfortable seating, gas fireplace, satellite TVs with DVD player as well as a gourmet kitchen and dining area and reading room (with gas fireplace) which offers great mountain views. Also on the main level is a bedroom with 2 twin beds and 2 separate full baths. The upper level has 2 spacious bedrooms with queen size beds and a shared bath. Both bedrooms have wonderful mountain views!
The Chalet has a large open front deck that overlooks the Tye River, as well as a charcoal grill for cooking out under the stars, outdoor dining table and deck furniture for relaxing as you listen to the flow of waterfalls. The back deck is a great location to sit and watch the wildlife, enjoy a good book or a great bottle of wine (numerous wineries in the area that have wonderful selections)!
Note: The Farmer’s Almanac predicts the interior of Virginia to experience fall foliage peak between October 12 and 28. Book your vacation today!
Thank you for allowing our family to be together at your house in the mountains the weekend before Thanksgiving to celebrate a 7 year olds’ birthday! We had 5 adults and 3 children and plenty of room to play with room to spare. The house was clean and comfortable with everything we needed. The kids loved playing with their helium balloons in the tall ceilings and their car and train tracks on the roomy floors. It was great to have 2 awesome spaces to watch TV, one for morning cartoons and the other for morning news at the same time. The thermostat controlled gas fireplaces were a new experience for us – amazing how pretty and warm they made the rooms. Even though our weekend was cold, we spent plenty of time outside too. We hiked Crabtree falls to mile marker 1.1 – about as far as our group could make it with lunch and nap time approaching, especially since the 2 year old was in a carrier on his mother’s back and one was a Gramma. We enjoyed the fire pit in the back yard roasting marshmallows and watching the fire. Even with icicles forming on the boulders in the Tye river, we did a little rock hopping and exploration. Thank you Kealy, for so generously sharing your house with visitors from the city.
The Chalet is beautiful! There was plenty of room for the 8 of us and it was very kid friendly. With 4 kids, that was a big deal for us. Since this was our youngest child's first trip to the area, the safety aspect was very important to us. We love that you moved the fire-pit into the yard area and had a wonderful time roasting marshmallows every night. The location is perfect for hiking, visiting the Tye River, and horseback riding. My favorite part was waking up early (before the kids) and opening the windows to hear the river and enjoy the fresh, cool mountain air. We will definitely be back next year! Thank you so much for a lovely stay :-)
The listing description was accurate. The house was clean and well maintained. I would recommend this property to others and would like to return myself, perhaps for a fall trip. Enjoyed mornings on the deck with a cup of coffee, a book and the sound of the stream.
This spot was perfect for our group who just wanted to relax off the grid - while still in a beautiful home with excellent amenities.
We hiked a local trail, Spy Rock, which is on the AT, and only about a 10 minute drive from the house. There is other hiking close also.
If you head back towards Charlottesville, from the house, there are wonderful places to have a beer or glass of wine, or a meal, while basking in the beauty of the Blue Ridge. Truly a spectacular area.
(My only warning would be that there is no a/c in the house. The temperatures are generally cooler at the house because of its location in the mountains, and the house is equipped with ceiling fans and window fans, so the conditions were pleasant for us.)
This property does not have air conditioning, unlike they advertise. It was over 100 degree heat index during our stay and we were very uncomfortable.
the house was easily accessible, spacious, clean and easy to live in. everything was provided. the tye river is right across the road, crabtree falls and the fish hatchery are within a few miles, but everything else (except walking) to do requires at least a 45 minute ride. cell service was non existent and there was no wifi either. there were three tv's with limited options. none of this is necessarily negative, but worth knowing in advance. ideal for people without kids or adults who don't need distractions.
Bron-Yr-Aur in Welch means 'Golden Hillside' and that's just what you will experience when you escape to one of Virginia's amazing hidden treasures. Enjoy the peaceful mountaintop atmosphere at this wonderful secluded Chalet situated on 24 acres that backs up to the George Washington National Forest. Tucked away in Tyro Virginia, this amazing Chalet has many features, creating a truly stunning place to stay.
In our mountain paradise, outdoor activities abound and vacationers can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, golfing, snow skiing or just relaxing in the gentle flow of the Tye River that runs in front of the chalet and swim in the only Tye River swimming hole which adjoins the property. Crabtree Falls is less than 2 miles away. Three miles away is the Appalachian Trail and the well-known 'Swinging Bridge'. Wintergreen Ski Resort, Sherando Lakes National Park and some of Virginia's' finest wineries are within a 15-20 minute drive.