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Make Your Day! You will have no regrets.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

William Payne
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rockbridge Baths in Walkers Creek

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 Great room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double couch opens into Double Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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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Make Your Day! You will have no regrets.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect , relaxing time. It was everything that was promised and everything we expected and more. So very quiet and secluded but close to the things that you may want to see and do. We would definitely return. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you! Perfect guests. You left everything so clean. My only regret was you didn't stay longer. Please come again. Thanks
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Property was well maintained, comfortable and private.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the privacy and opportunity to relax. The ponds were great for fishing. We also enjoyed the outdoor BBQ. During our stay we observed abundant wildlife. Great stay and would recommend to anyone seeking a private country retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have rented Mr. Payne's Pond House twice now and it was a top notch experience. If you are looking for a relaxing country getaway then book this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Quiet and relaxing visit

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few days here over the 4th of July to escape the heat, crowds and noise of DC. It was exactly what we needed. No noise - no road noise, no voices, no air traffic. Just birds and rustling trees. Inside with the windows shut, we couldn't even hear the rain. It was just the two of us and our dog, so the house was plenty big and pretty well stocked. (it was missing measuring cups & spoons but I imagine these had been recently broken/gone missing & will be replaced soon, since everything else was there). The pond was frequented by Canadian geese (until our dog scared them away) and they can be messy but it's not something that can be controlled. Rabbits and wild blackberries were everywhere. And lots of ticks, so be sure to pack bug spray and check yourself before you come in the house. We left the property once for an hour to visit the local winery and spent the rest of our time reading, fishing and walking around the property. It was exactly what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend at the Mountain Pond House. Location is beautiful and there is plenty to do on the property. Inside of the cottage was impressive with the stone floors and log-cabin type furniture. Awesome fire pit at the top of the property. Owner was great to work with. Would highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Virginia

Best Vacation Getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

This was our honeymoon getaway, the cabin was perfect. It's breathtakingly beautiful as soon as you walk in, plenty of space for entertaining or to just sit quietly and enjoy a good book. It was very clean and with all the amenities you'll need. My only complain will be the water smell but it's understandable coming from a well. The location is perfect and we enjoyed the drove and scenery. William the owner was very nice and pleasant to deal with. We are already planning to return!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had an unusual dry spell for about 4 weeks. This caused the level of sulfur in the well to concentrate from lack of rain. Normally this is not a problem. Now with recent rain, this is not a problem. Thanks for your honesty. William
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Roanoke, Va.
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Rockbridge Baths
Car: necessary

Mountain Pond House is in the country . We back up to the George Washington National Forest. 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rockbridge Baths, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £47 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30.29 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$195/night - $1350/wk US Dollars/2 people
$195/night for 2 people. $55/night for each additional adult person.;
Children 12 and under are free;
State tax 5%;
Local lodging tax 7%;

Dates Available: Year Round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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