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13 reviews
Historic Forest Oaks Manor
Rear of the Manor at Forest Oaks
The Grounds
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Center Hall
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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Natural Bridge, Virginia

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Excellent - based on 13 reviews
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Courtney...
1 review
“Perfect home away from home!”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had 4 adults and 3 toddlers and were extremely comfortable. The property was beautiful and well appointed. The owners were fantastic at getting any questions we had answered. We will absolutely be back!

The only suggestion I would have for you is to go through Lexington for groceries (about 20-30 min) if you plan to cook before you get on to the property in Natural Bridge as there isn't much in the way of fresh foods that we found.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
It was a pleasure to have Courtney and her family and friends stay with us. We hope to have them back with us soon.

There are a few small general type grocery stores just a few minutes near by for basic grocery needs. Large full size stores will be in Lexington.
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Linda P
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed 19 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Absolutely wonderful!!!! Highly recommend this beautiful cottage with all the amenities you will need for your stay. Located on the scenic Forest Oaks Estate it is the perfect place for a relaxing get away. Convenient to local attractions and good shopping! Definitely going back!

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Management Response
20 Apr 2016
It was a delight having Linda and her group stay with us. Wonderful charming ladies. We hope to have them all back with us again soon.
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Ryland H
1 review
“Excellent rental property”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Very clean and well kept cottage. The owner really goes out of his way to make sure you have everything you need. My family really enjoyed our stay and plan to go back!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Mar 2016
It was a pleasure to have Ryland and his family stay with us. They were very respectful to the home and good communication. We hope to have them with us again very soon.
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dauber54
norfolk va
1 review
“Amazing time we had!!!!”
Reviewed 14 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed at this house last weekend to celebrate my granddaughter 11 birthday for she wanted to go to the zoo safari. What an amazing place for the money! Fully equipped kitchen nice and clean room, and very comfortable beds! Girls could run and play in the open fields when we weren't at the zoo. I would love to come back in the fall and stay again and visit the cavans. Only thing I would change is the lighting outside being house was off the main road. Loved our stay and time with family!!!!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Outside lighting
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jody549
Norfolk, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Awsome!”
Reviewed 14 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My family and I stayed for a weekend and was very happy with our experience. The house was lovely and very spacious. We were surprised to see all the amenities such as wonderful beds, towels, linens, snacks, and a fully equipped kitchen. Staying at this house made us feel as if we were home. I definitely would recommend this house.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Mar 2016
Jody and her family were a delight to have stay with us. We welcome them back at anytime and highly recommend Jody to other owners.
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JohnG1962...
Norfolk, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Fabulous stay!”
Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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My family greatly enjoyed our stay at the Vine Cottage. Not only is the cottage beautiful and well maintained, the scenery in and around the manor property is such that you may not leave the grounds! We especially enjoyed the timing of our journey, in that the fall colors were on full display. This is a hidden gem that won't remain hidden for long! Our intention is to return again and share our experience with anyone who is thinking about a great get-away destination.

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Liked best: The history and craftsmanship of the cottage, plus location
Liked least: Can't even complain about the weather
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Oct 2015
It was a pleasure to have John and his family stay at our cottage. Their correspondence was excellent as was respect for the property. We welcome them back any time.
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