Gum Tree Lodge, a newly built A-frame style cottage is located in the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District on seventy acres of pastoral countryside. Nestled in woods the Lodge offers a unique retreat for couples and gathering place for friends.
“My husband and I stayed here and had an amazing time. The place was spotlessly clean and so cozy. Margaret was such a kind and easy to reach host! We really didn’t want to leave, by the end. From the relaxing walk in shower, to the little gas fire, to the amazing view of the woods, to the well appointed kitchen (with half a dozen eggs, butter, cream, coffee, and numerous other things ready to use if needed) and everything else about this place, it was such a peaceful and relaxing visit. We can’t wait to stay here again in the future 🥰 preferably in the summer so we can enjoy that amazing screened porch and outdoor shower! Definitely book a trip here!”
Experience glamping, Blue Ridge style. Our luxury yurt is located at the top of a small hill, in the center of a 70 acre farmstead surrounded by natural beauty. The property is located off a quiet country road in Afton, Nelson County. It is private, but not remote. You are close to the Brew Ridge trail, wineries, breweries, skiing at Wintergreen, Blue Mountain Brewery, Devil's Backbone, golf, hiking, or driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hike or bike directly from the Yurt up into the mountains!
“We had an amazing 2 nights at the yurt (our second trip). We came during December last time and the summer was even better. We really enjoyed splashing in the pond and the fire pit for smores. The local businesses were great with social distancing, cleaning, and masks. We did Devil's Backbone (reservations required), Blue Toad, and Brewery Tree. Strawberry picking at Critzer Farm was great and we hiked up to Humpback rocks. A spectacular two days away :)”
Mountain retreat, surrounded by forest, ample outdoor space (2 level deck), tree-house feel! Ideal for a couple, 2 bathrooms, WiFi, hiking nearby. Unbelievable views, stylish yet rustic comfort. 25 min to Staunton, 45 min to Charlottesville, under 3 hrs to DC.
“Jill's place was AWESOME! The yurt was such a unique experience and offered everything my wife and I could have possibly wanted in a getaway weekend. The house up on a steep incline so the views were spectacular. The deck was a great place to hang out and enjoy the view and we loved having the fire pit down below for the chilly nights. There are a number of great hikes very close by which was perfect for us and our dog, who also had an amazing time. We didn't use the grill, but the kitchen provided everything we could have possibly needed. We packed some of our own cookware/utensils as we didn't know exactly what we might need, but we ended up just using everything that was provided which was great. It was the perfect place for a weekend getaway, but we both agreed we could have definitely seen ourselves staying for a few more days or even a week as the place offered everything we could have wanted. Overall we had a fantastic time and would absolutely recommend a stay here to anyone considering.”