The houses were even nicer than the pictures portrayed. We rented the lodge, tenant house and overlook. We stayed there with a lot of our friends for my daughters wedding at Trump Winery. We held the rehearsal dinner at the lodge and it was plenty big enough to accommodate 50+people. Everyone that stayed there or visited raved about how nice and relaxing the property was. Bruce was very accommodating and even took the kids tubing. He was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful with all the questions I had for him. There were a few guests that went fishing on the property and had a lot of success. We appreciate all the fire wood for our nightly fires. Bruce had everything all ready for us. I highly recommend this property for any event or vacation. Nothing will disappoint you!
Our company retreat (33 people) had a great time. Bruce is such a great host, answered dozens of questions in advance. The accommodations were great, kitchen worked well, internet was faster than expected too. Having XM throughout the house was fun too!
Our group of 38 had a wonderful experience at beautiful Avon Hill for New Year’s Eve 2015. There was plenty of room to sleep everyone comfortably, and the houses have all of the amenities you would expect from a well-appointed home. The pictures really don’t do the setting justice — the views of the Blue Ridge are absolutely stunning and there are scenic river trails running throughout the property. Bruce was the perfect host, very helpful and responsive without being obtrusive. We really felt like the house was ours for the whole visit! I would highly recommend Avon Hill to anyone looking for a large-group rental in Central Virginia.
It was great to be together as family came from all over for a magical wedding weekend. The caterers took care of the food Friday night with 90 in attendance - tight, but cozy on a chilly night. There was plenty of room for the 30+ of us who spent the next two night. Lovely setting, great kitchen and many happy memories made. Thanks Bruce for your gracious support of our time Avon Hill.
Amazing is the best word to describe our experience at Avon Hill lodge. It accommodated a party of 34 and still had plenty of room. The main house is so large, we had to keep finding each other to sit together. Although it was a little wet and overcast that weekend, the view of the mountains was too beautiful to stay indoors. The drive was absolutely gorgeous and there are many vineyards near by. Our kids (14 total ranging from 1-17 years old) had a fantastic time running all over and roasting marshmallows around the fire-pit. Bruce was so helpful sending us directions to the place (it is pretty remote) and telling is about the area. We had so much fun just hanging out and reconnecting that we didn’t have enough time to venture out but hope to be able to come back in the spring or summer so we can enjoy the river too.
We spent this past weekend at Avon Hill with large group of girls for my sister’s bachelorette party (ages 21-26) and had a wonderful time! The house is only about 45 minutes from Charlottesville, making it easy to also visit the various wineries in the area.The Lodge is the perfect size for 18 adults and the numerous bathrooms made it easy for everyone to get ready at the same time. The large kitchen and dining room are also ideal for a big group; the back deck is perfect for enjoying some wine and watching the sun set over the mountains. We particularly enjoyed the Sirius XM radio throughout the house with adjustable volume knobs in each room! Additionally, the pool and the fire pit are great additional perks that further set this house apart from others! I cannot say enough nice things about Avon Hill! Gorgeous house, great scenery, spacious, comfortable, and tons of fun! Bruce and Ron were extremely helpful and went the extra mile - Bruce was great at answering any questions via email prior to our arrival! We had a great time and will definitely be returning to Avon Hill for another girls getaway in the future!
We held our family reunion at Avon in Aug 2014 and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue or host. Bruce goes out of his way to make you welcome and is ready to address any issues immediately. We had more than 20 people of all ages and the accommodations were great. The flexibility to rent multiple buildings was just what we needed and the pool was wonderful, especially for the younger set. The grounds afforded us the space to have our outdoor activities and having evening fires in the fire pit was appreciated by all, especially those who had s’mores on their menu. We look forward to having future reunions in this wonderful location.
Seventeen of us stayed at Avon Hill for the weekend and we couldn’t have chosen a more perfect spot. It is beautifully situated with views of the mountains. The property is well-maintained. The house is spacious and welcoming— it retains the charm of the original 18th century house while providing every modern amenity you might want. I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels and thought I had a comfortable mattress myself, but I have never slept in a more comfortable bed than I did at Avon Hill (and I was just in one of the twin beds!). One of Avon Hill’s best assets is its owner, Bruce. He was extremely helpful and available whenever we needed him and just an all-around nice guy. I would recommend Avon Hill highly to anyone looking for a group getaway.
We recently stayed at Avon Hill Lodge for a surprise birthday weekend hosting 21 people. The house was well appointed with soft towels and sheets, plenty of room for everyone to hang out, great music system that worked for both iphones and androids (and other music players as well), and had wonderful mountain views (and parking for all our cars). It was easy to find, and, I must say, even more beautiful than the pictures. Bruce could not have been more responsive and helpful. He was superb when we were running late and needed ice and set up the fire pit for us (which was so much fun to have). He was prompt at answering all my questions via email and phone, normally with less than a day’s turnaround time and checked in to make sure everything was going well. We could not have stayed in a more ideal property, my only regret was leaving the house for a brewery tour - I wish we had just stayed and enjoyed the property. The kitchen was well stocked with plates and glasses, and that range, oh my, I wanted to take it home with me. There are lovely hiking trails to enjoy and it’s a great area if you want to go to vineyards, breweries, or enjoy nature and the fall foliage (or skiing in the winter, fishing/swimming in the summer).I would absolutely recommend staying at Avon Hill, and cannot wait to go back again.
We had a wonderful time at Avon Hill! This is a beautiful house in a fantastic setting. Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the wonderful fall colors. We had a large group of women celebrating a birthday, and there was plenty of room for everyone (19 adults). We had ages ranging from 31-67, and everyone had a great time! The house is well equipped to handle a large group, the kitchen is spacious and has all the needed dishes and appliances. We had a wonderful time and Bruce is a fantastic owner/host. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a get-away one of the most beautiful places in Virginia!!!
We just returned from our stay with 16 adults at Avon Hill Lodge and can’t say enough great things about the property, owner and property caretaker. The bedrooms are perfectly sized and there are plenty of bathrooms for everyone. The interior rooms are large enough for the group to all be together, but there are enough rooms that you can divide up the space into game rooms, movie room, reading room, ping pong tournament like we did with our group. We took full advantage of the gourmet kitchen and the gas grill outside. The main floor is wired for satelitte radio in each room (with individual volume control) which was an added bonus. We took full advantage of the pool and pool house on the main property. From the pool (and the house for that matter) you can enjoy sprawling views of the mountains and woods - perfect for this group of city adults. In addition, you are close enough to the river for fishing or water activities, and some of our group even ventured to Charlottesville to take in the sights (about 45 minutes away.) We will definitely stay here again!
Thank you for very much for the wonderful stay. Our group of 18 people thoroughly enjoyed staying at the house. The sprawling yard with its Adirondack reclining chairs was a perfect place to stretch out and enjoy the warm Virginia spring sunshine. Cooking for 18 people can be quite a task, but in the large spacious kitchen there was plenty of counter space and we were able to assemble meals easily. The descriptions and photographs of the house are spot on. The owner, and the caretaker, were easily reachable, accommodating and helpful. We certainly hope to return again next year.