My husband and I just returned home after spending 4 nights at Pond View Cottage. The cottage was very clean and cozy, beautifully appointed and the setting was perfect. You are actually not very far from the road but it feels secluded and is private. We arrived in the early evening, unpacked, opened a nice bottle of wine and some good cheese, sat out back in the Adirondack chairs by the lake until dark. It was a nice ending to a long day of driving. The next day we headed south to explore Lexington and have lunch and then onto the Natural Bridge. The second day we went north to Luray Caverns (awesome) then stopped in Staunton on the way home for wine tasting at Ox Eye winery's tasting room and then to dinner at Byer Street Grill...good food. Third day was the Skyline drive, which was gorgeous, and then to Charlottesville for dinner at MAS (an awesome tapas restaurant - go early - they fill up fast). We never hurried or rushed, didn't try to do and see everything the area has to offer, which is a lot, and it was perfect. The cabin is in a great location for exploring the surrounding areas. Went to the Manor House one morning for a delicious breakfast. We enjoyed talking to Ray and Melissa and the other guests. Our other mornings were lazy - enjoying our coffee and breakfast while still in our robes in the cottage. There have been times when I've returned from a getaway and been exhausted but not this time...it was a very relaxing, rejuvenating trip.