Blue Ridge Artist's Studio

It seems as though Barney keeps looking for an art studio. And, yes, he has already created an even larger studio which he will not be renting out ;) Wonderful spaces are created only to be released to rentals. This very comfortable, peaceful hideaway is in what we call the Bull Barn. While this barn is still in re-model transition, this little apartment is a “find”. Around the corner from the farm's equipment bays, atop of a flight of stairs there is a unique space you will not want to leave.

An abundance of natural light with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains through the large picture window greets you. A cozy queen bedroom, quality bedding, 4 sleeping pillows, extra blanket; full bath with large shower, plush towels, family style toiletries, hair dryer; lovely full kitchen with counter eating area/4 stools, dishes, pots/pans, glassware, silverware, microwave, full refrigerator; living room with 3 cushion sleeper sofa and a wing-back chair. Coffee pot/'starter' coffee, teas, basic condiments. The hardwood floor is locally sourced hickory. Paintings line the walls, of course. Internet available, good cell reception.

Ideal for 2 adults. No pets.

Rate: $135/night + tax, single/double occupancy, $20/person over 2 people
2 night minimum (3 night minimum on holidays & college weekends)

** As with our retreat facility and all accommodations, these studios are “self-catering”. This means our guests are asked to neaten the space: wash any dishes used & return them to their original places; return furniture, if moved; turn off any outdoor lights when retiring for the evening... to leave the space as they found it: clean, with used linens and towels gathered together.

Parking is approximately 100 feet away from studios. Bring a good flashlight and comfy shoes.

The property has feral cats, a domestic cat, lots of the usual country critters and some cows. Our guests need to be comfortable with the dark and the quiet of a country setting. On many nights the Milky Way can be seen and more stars that you may have seen in a very long time. Fireflies flicker and hover over the ground and in the trees on warm summer nights.

If there is no event in The Lodge, our studio guests have use of the 65 ft vine covered pergola with a small fish pond and water fountain, 3 tiered meditation garden, The Cozy (small pergola), fire-pit (with burnable wood), a chiminea (with burnable wood), the Stone Garden and large picnic tables.

This is not your hotel experience :)
Come enjoy this beautiful unique setting and you may never again choose a hotel!


...the magic lingers longer after returning home

Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center
South River Highlands Country Retreat
Buena Vista, Virginia

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