The Blue Sky Tourist Home looks out at the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains from its wide front porch. You will have a completely private suite (bedroom and bath with claw foot tub!) with a private entrance and can enjoy the view on the porch in old wicker rockers right outside your door.
The Blue Sky Tourist Home is located 18 minutes east of Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia, Monticello, Ash Lawn, great restaurants, and beautiful vistas. Five golf courses are easy drives, including Spring Creek only five minutes away, voted best course under $75 in the country. It is 45 minutes from Barboursville and Horton Vineyards and Montpelier, James Madison's newly restored home, and 40 minutes from Richmond with a world class museum and more history attractions. Colonial Williamsburg is about two hours away, as is Washington, D.C. The Blue Sky Tourist Home has modern amenities like wifi, DishTV, a small coffee pot in your room and a mini- refrigerator all surrounded by charming antiques and an old-timey feel.
Innkeeper, teacher, writer, entrepreneur Lee Knapp has left brochures and restaurant suggestions in the room and is happy to answer your questions, but will be quite out of your way during your visit.
No smoking, pets or children under 12.
We had a wonderful stay at Lee's house. It was quiet and beautiful. The room was cozy and relaxing and I loved the claw foot tub. It was also nice and warm in the room despite the high winds and negative degree morning temps. Lee was super helpful and kind and her bread was abosuletly delicious and a wonderful morning treat.
Lee is a wonderful host! Her home is adorable :-) and exactly as described.
Our experience was wonderful! Located in a beautiful rural area not too far outside of Charlottesville, Lee's place offered a much-needed opportunity to escape the chaos and noise of city life and spend some time listening to wildlife and looking up at the stars. The bed was comfortable and the room was a perfect place to relax.
In addition to the lovely and comfortable accommodations, the host, Lee, is incredibly welcoming and generous. We would have loved to spend the entire weekend talking to her and enjoying the wrap-around porch!
We will definitely be back!
Great host, very accommodating. The location was prefect and the views were amazing. The room was just what we needed. Would happily go back again.
I've stayed here on more than one occasion - it's just lovely, and I'm sure I will stay again. It's nice and private, with it's own entrance. The surrounding area is quite scenic -- very peaceful. It's a newer home - less than 10 years old I believe, and quite charming and spacious. The accommodations are cozy and very comfortable - perfect for one or two people. The whole place has a real country feel to it.
I find Lee to be an excellent host. She provides extra small touches to the accommodations - like baking a wonderful molasses bread (and slicing it for us in advance!) She puts OJ, cream cheese, butter and half-and-half in the mini-fridge in the room, along with a coffee maker, all of which is presented with extra care.
Also worth mentioning is Lee's kindness. She has a great personality, she is interesting and easy to speak to, respectful of people's space, but available if you need her.
The home is located in a small town on a very pretty, scenic road with quick and easy access to the major highways and attractions. I highly recommend and look forward to visiting again.
Lee was a great host - very kind and accommodating. My partner and I arrived much later in the evening than we had planned (due to traffic and unexpected meal stop), and Lee courteously left a spotlight on for us and contacted us with detailed instructions on how to find her home. The home was lovely; the room was clean; and the molasses bread was delicious. Thanks, Lee!
Comfortable room in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Great antiques and vintage fixtures add lots of charm. Lee is an excellent host--flexible, efficient, & accommodating. Overall, the property is well-maintained and seems to be very safe. Only downsides are that you are a 10-15 drive to any services (which is part of the lovely setting) and there is no public space on the property other than the porch. Lovely in season but the 4 walls of the room could become a bit claustrophobic when inclement weather prevents use of the porch. Two improvements Lee may want to consider: update the television (is an itty bitty older model) and offer a gluten free alternative to her famous bread. Otherwise, a very good stay and I would definitely stay again if in the area.
I'm Lee Knapp, a veteran ceramic artist, entrepreneur ((website hidden)), and history and epistemology teacher at my old public high school where I graduated when Gerry Ford was the non-elected American president. I've published a book, written a screenplay, and am currently working on another book, but the best thing I've produced are my three grown sons, now in Portland, Oregon, Brooklyn, NY, and one close by in Charlottesville. All of us are alumni of the College of William and Mary.
My grandmother ran a boarding house in North Carolina for decades. It was called the Norlina Tourist Home so it is with much tradition that I call my place the Blue Sky Tourist Home where I hope folks can come to slow down and breathe in a little fresh air. The view isn't too bad, either.