Adventure off the beaten path yet only 4 mi from downtown Lexington to this remodeled, re-purposed barn now a retreat & event facility. Only 2 deluxe private guest rooms each with private bath & use of the remodeled Hayloft Rm for your lounge space.
This is a totally unique experience. It is quiet, restful & offers a central point from which you can easily explore the area. Or, stay on the property & enjoy some quiet relaxation. The Lodge is part of a larger space called South River Highlands Country Retreat, a 250 acre property above the confluence of two rivers.
This retreat is a 'self-catering' facility meaning that we require our guests to take care of themselves, cleanup after themselves, turn off lights just as they would at home etc. There is no cooking access here. A coffee bar with coffee, teas, hot cocoa, a small microwave & a mini refrigerator is available in the Hayloft Lounge on the 2nd floor.
Your private guest suite is on the 2nd floor (straight ahead of the staircase) of our remodeled dairy barn. There is no elevator. You will have access to the Hayloft Room which serves as a lounge area for the guests of the only 2 guest rooms in the barn. If you are staying with us when there is no function happening on the first floor, you will have use of the 65 ft grapevine covered pergola with patio furniture, fish pond with fountain & waterfall, fire pit, private gazebo, meditation garden & walks on the other side of our farm which leads to a modern day labyrinth with a 360 degree, 8 county view! If there is an event happening on the first floor you will have access to all excepting pergola & possibly fire pit for that time frame of the event rental. The Rustic Oak Room & catering kitchen on the first floor are not part of this private guest room rental as they are a separate rent-able spaces. You are invited & encouraged to walk the adjacent 220 acres of the property. Directions are available upon request.
While we are available by phone & actually have a home on the farm just steps from The Lodge you might not see us. Depending upon the days you are here you may see Russell mowing the grounds or tending to the meditation garden. Of course, if you have any questions or need something we are always available by phone. We respect your privacy.
This is not your hotel experience! This is a 'self catering' retreat facility with many amenities & lots of spaces to cozy up with a book, lie in a hammock, sit around a fire pit, take walks by the river or on the farm to the highest hill we call Mt Grace with a modern day labyrinth & much more. See the photos for more info on this special land & rentals. NOTE: the cats are not in The Lodge & the 'other pets' are livestock & fish :)
We hope that our guests will enjoy our farm. This guest room is for 1-2 adults only. We also do not allow pets of any kind in this facility. Thank you for not asking. Smoking is only outdoors & properly disposed of to eliminate the threat of fire. Fires are only permitted in indicated spaces. We ask guests to turn off lights in lobby & outdoors before retiring, put patio cushions away, be sure that the doors to building are closed etc. There is no staff to pick up after guests. ** If you are interested in having an event or entertaining here please check with us about the rental of the spaces.
I am currently a co-owner/co-operator of a vacation cabin & event facility on 250 acres in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It is amazingly beautiful here. My husband & I moved here after several decades in Sausalito/Sebastopol CA & 6 yrs sailing & living aboard our deep sea sailing vessel. I love water, mountains, the natural environment, travel, good restaurants & fun coffee shops. I am totally intrigued with sacred geometry, design sculptures, facilitate workshops, have had & continue to have a colorful, incredible career & life path. Life is more than good!!