Our Lodge is for one "group" (or individual) at a time. It's comfy and cozy yet spacious. On 275 acres with frontage on the gorgeous James River, you have over 5 miles of forested hiking trails all to yourself. Great fishing! Canoe, swim, picnic.
No smoking in the Lodge, and as we are in a forest, cigarettes can't just be "tossed." We respect our trees and wildlife, and ask that you do the same.
Pets are welcome (they are part of your family afterall!), but must have been treated with "Pet Armor," "Frontline," or something similar, both to protect them, and to keep the Lodge flea and tick free. No pets are allowed on any of the furniture, especially beds (financial penalty would apply).
We do have wildlife in the area, so recommend leashes for many breeds and individual dogs. We also have various poultry and horses, so dogs MUST be restrained when on the office/house side of the road.
Sadly, we must be clear that no carving, such as initials, is allowed in any of our trees (financial penalty would apply).
My husband and I love being outside, and have drawn on a lifetime of experiences to provide a setting we think you'll enjoy. We put our entire property into a permanent forestry conservation easement so that the property can never be any less private than it now is. We love national parks, with their views and trails, and opens spaces, but you have to share them with others. When you're a guest here, you don't have to share! When we want to be on vacation, we go camp at our river front. It's that beautiful and relaxing. We work hard, and in between, to relax, we read, watch movies on Netflix, or take a nap. We leave our property rarely, but when we do, we love eating at the restaurants in Appomattox because they are low-key and you can "come as you are." Lots of farmers here, and they dress casually, so we do, too. We feel like we're always on vacation, but you won't be able to tell that when you see how clean and great the Lodge is--we work hard to get it like that for you. Once you're here, we want you to feel like we're available to you if you need us or have any problems in the Lodge. No one has ever run out of supplies that we know of, but sometimes, something breaks and we will be "on it" right away. Come relax with us!