Rosendale, four miles south of New Market, Va., is an historic home in a peaceful, pastoral setting. Its original portion dates to the end of the 18th century and has additions which were added in 1870 and 1925. It is situated in a beautiful, agricultural area of gently rollings hills covered by green pastures, fields and forests. We spent seven, pleasant days there and found the accomodations cozy and comfortable. The rooms are spotlessly clean and attractive. We stayed in the Roosevelt Suite which comprises two bedrooms, a sitting area and an updated, modern bath with double shower. The furnishings are vintage, comfortable and well cared for. There is an interesting museum room which displays the history of the home and the two families which were its principal owners for two hundred years. The home also has a large, well stocked library. Breakfasts were deliceous, beautifully presented and served on time. Paul Murphy, the owner/innkeeper, is polite, friendly and conversant. He is a talented man of diverse experiences and very interesting. We throughly enjoyed our stay at Rosendale. It is a quiet, peaceful place to relax and rejuvenate. Its location is a perfect stagging point from which to explore the beauty, history and culture of the Shenandoah Valley and points beyond.