Our home is nestled in the VA countryside surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, yet only a short drive away from the Wintergreen Resort, and the aptly named Brew Ridge Parkway. We are on the Tye River with river access and great hiking / kayaking.
A Blue Ridge Mountain welcome awaits you at the Tye River Farm House in Arrington, Virginia.
Located in beautiful Nelson County we are nestled in the Virginia countryside surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, yet only a short drive away from the arts and entertainment of downtown Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Livingston, the aptly named Brew Ridge Beer Trail on the Highway 151 loop as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The house is a Virginia brick farmhouse on land farmed for centuries with wonderful pastoral and mountain views. Access to our 10 acre property is a convenient one-mile off Highway 29 about halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg on Old Rose Mill Road in Arrington, VA. Thirty minutes from Wintergreen Ski Resort and Crabtree Falls.
Enjoy wine tasting and touring of the many wineries, vineyards and breweries of central Virginia. Also, visit the nearby orchards, pick your own Strawberries and Blueberries when in season, ski at Wintergreen Resort, hike at Crabtree Falls or the Appalachian Trail, fish on the Tye or James River, go antiquing, take beautiful country drives, enjoy the economic golfing or dining out in Lynchburg, Lovingston or in the local Arrington area.
Are you a history buff? We have the following within an hours drive: Monticello, Montpelier, Walton's Mountain, Jefferson National Forest, Appomattox Court House, Poplar Forest, and Ashlawn.
Located near the numerous activities Nelson County has to offer: Blue Ridge Parkway and Railway trails, Crab Tree Falls, James River canoeing, Wintergreen skiing and performing arts, local wineries, breweries, and the Lock'n music festival.
Just 2 miles from our home Travel Route Nelson County is Highway 151 - The Brew Ridge Trail: Enjoy lunch and dinner at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Wild Wolf Brewing Company or Blue Mountain Brewery. Shopping and other attractions include: Rockfish Valley Nature Trail, Tuckahoe Antiques, Valley Green Gallery, all of the seven wineries along Route 151 or Bold Rock Cider and Silverback Distillery.
As you can see there is plenty to do but most folks just enjoy our cozy Farm House situated on what is considered one of the most beautiful landholdings in the area. The Tye River borders the front of our 10 acres with guest access to great swimming, canoeing, tubing and kayaking. The farmhouse has creamy colonial colored walls with a bright colonial color for each room. The kitchen with its views of the mountains is equipped with modern appliances. The open master bedroom gives things an open-air feeling with views of the mountains. There is even a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom.
Come sit on our back porch and enjoy the sunset and the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Nelson County, Virginia!
We are in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the Tye River. Nearby towns are Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Nearby attractions are Crabtree Falls, Wintergreen Resort, and the Brew Ridge Parkway (Highway 151 Loop, as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We are in the heart of Nelson County which strives to retain its rich rural heritage while developing businesses and services that complement the natural beauty and enhance the quality of life for those who live in it.
There are abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation available in all parts of the county, from the top of the weathered Blue Ridge peaks down to the wide bends of the James River. These options include hiking along the Appalachian Trail or to the top of Crabtree Falls (the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River) and excellent Snowboarder in Nelson County canoeing or fishing on the James or Tye Rivers; and cycling on U.S. Bicycle Route 76 or one of the many Virginia Scenic Byways. Additionally, one of the boundaries of Nelson County is milepost zero of the Blue Ridge Parkway which closely mirrors Nelson County’s northwestern border for 30 miles.
Wintergreen Resort is a four season resort with many amenities. For the golfer, there are two golf courses: a mountain course (Devil’s Knob – residents & guests only) and a valley course (Stoney Creek). Skiing and snowtubing are popular in the winter with 26 slopes and trails. Several restaurants and lodging choices are available along with conference facilities. The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen offers many programs and, during the summer, the Wintergreen Performing Arts series provides a variety of musical programs.
Visit the Walton’s Mountain Museum in Schuyler, boyhood home of Earl Hamner, Jr., creator of The Waltons TV show. Oakland-Nelson County Museum of Rural History is located in an old tavern; it houses exhibits on Rural Electricfication, Nelson County’s Schools and Hurricane Camille, a Category 5 hurricane that devastated Nelson County in 1969. The Rockfish Valley Foundation Natural History Center works hard to preserve the natural, historical, ecological and agricultural resources of the Rockfish Valley
Take a drive through the historic districts of Lovingston, Schuyler, or Afton-Greenwood, or meander along the James River from Wingina to Norwood and view some of the historical homes and scenery in Nelson County.
Local Orchards and Farms:
Long established family orchards such as Dickie Brothers, Saunders Brothers, Drumhellers, Seamans’ and Fitzgerald’s provide apples in the fall and hold fall festivals on the weekends. Other seasonal fruits available are peaches, strawberries and blackberries. Many smaller farms provide produce to local farmers markets and restaurants with many of them growing organic products, including meats and cheeses.
Red, White and Brew:
Nelson County offers a variety of locally produced wines and beers. With easy access to the Route 29 corridor, the following wineries are open to visitors: Lovingston Winery, Delfosse Vineyards and Winery, Democracy Vineyards and Mountain Cove Winery. Along the Route 151 Rockfish Valley Highway are Veritas Vineyard and Winery, Cardinal Point Winery, Afton Mountain Vineyards, Flying Fox Vineyard and Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery. Most of the wineries have special events on selected weekends and usually include music and food along with wine tasting.
HopeThe Brew Ridge Trail (Highway 151) has taken the craft brewing world by storm and has become extremely popular in Central Virginia. Nelson County is proud to be the home of Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Blue Mountain Barrel House and Wild Wolf Brewing Company. All four breweries have been producing celebrated craft beers that are critically acclaimed and celebrated far beyond our region’s borders.
Bold Rock Cidery in the Nellysford area features various hard cider varieties made from Virginia apples. Silverback Distillery in Afton produces ultra premium vodka, gin, whiskey and bourbon. Opening soon – the Virginia Distillery in Lovingston and Woods Mill Distillery in Faber.
Places to Stay, Eat and Shop:
The lodging establishments in the county are primarily bed and breakfasts, or mountain cabins, locally-owned and operated. The restaurants and dining options offer a variety of foods with many offering Virginia grown products and are also locally-owned and operated.
The Monticello Artisan’s Trail (Nelson and Albemarle Counties) links the many varied arts under a unique umbrella for marketing their products. The organization connects the studios, galleries, and retail shops selling art with points of interest, restaurants and lodging in the area.
Many country stores provide a variety of deli foods, fishing and hunting licenses and other services to their communities. Visitors can also peruse eclectic antique stores that are located throughout the county.
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