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RIVERVIEW GUESTHOUSE - Close to Lynchburg, Appomattox & James River

Bedrooms 5
Space 418 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Antebellum Vacation Home & Family Retreat

Peaceful and charming home on 4500 square feet: 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, living room, dining room, game room, TV room / library, 11 fire places, kitchen with breakfast area, historic outdoor kitchen, 5 porches.

Privately situated on the James River with historically restored and original outbuildings. 66 acres of hiking trails, old farm roads, a slave cemetery as well as ruins of old cabins and an icehouse.

Riverview was originally a 1500 acre plantation owned by Samuel J. Walker, who fought in the 174th Virginia Militia along with his brother Col. Benjamin P. Walker (His great nephew was Major General Walton Walker, chief of staff for General Patton in WWII).

Only minutes to local attractions in Appomattox or Lynchburg and only an hour away from Charlottesville. 

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Gladstone

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 418 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Front 2 bedrooms share this bathroom en suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Downstairs off kitchen, also with W/D
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , Down the hall from Bedroom #3, #4, #5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Ensuite full bathroom shared with queen bedroom #2
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed , Bedroom #3, #4, #5 are separate on other side of house
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Beautiful views
    Bedroom 5 - 3 single bed , In the 'old dance hall' -the top level
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Pantry Can Be Stocked And Ready For You At Additional Cost. Private Chef Also Available With Notice.


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RIVERVIEW GUESTHOUSE - Close to Lynchburg, Appomattox & James River
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Great house with plenty of room for everyone! Beautifully decorated, kitchen well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

We had a Ladies Retreat from our church, Calvary Chapel of Spotsylvania, for a few days. It was a lovely setting and a very restful area. It was raining so we didn't venture far but the house was filled with various areas to sit and explore. Beautifully decorated and every detail provided a new treasure to explore. We had a slight problem with the water pressure which was attended to as soon as I texted in the issue. The only other issue was the house cleaner was a bit too rambunctious with the oil for the beautiful wood floors in the kitchen. Took care of that myself with some paper towels. The Kitchen was well equipped, plenty of pots and pans and cups, dishes, serving platters, bowls, glasses, etc. Beds were very comfortable, bedrooms were fantastic! Because it is a old house not all the windows would work properly and I'm sure that will be corrected with time. However, we did manage to open enough for beautiful cross breezes throughout the home. The grounds were spacious and worth exploring. There is central heat and air, but we needed neither. All in all it was exactly what the 9 ladies with me needed for a restful, peaceful two days. We will do it again!

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our amazing Weekend at Riverview Plantation

  • 5 of 5

Riverview Plantation could not have been more perfect. Sitting among centuries-old trees, this home is a step back in time. The accommodations were excellent! I was amazed at how well appreciated the home was. The kitchen was filled with an abundance of utensils and wares. The walls were covered with images from the civil war with stacks of books on the era in the living room. There was a closet filled with children's indoor games as well as one for outdoor fun activities.

Outside were chairs and tables inviting company to visit under the shade of those giant trees. Maybe one of my favorite spots to linger was the outdoor patio area complete with over-stuffed sofas and a lighted umbrella. The patio overlooked an authentic period kitchen with two sitting area for sipping early-morning coffee or enjoying dinner as you watch the sun set over the mountains.

Everywhere you looked, you found excellent accommodations - bedrooms, bathrooms, little sitting areas amidst a beautiful location. We can't wait to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. Riverview is a very special home. It is a largely untouched historical home that dates back to the mid 1700's and early 1800's (except for the modern bathrooms and kitchen) that we have lovingly restored and we have also just recently completed the restoration of the summer kitchen. The many majestic oaks that surround the home are truly spectacular! We thank your group for estimating the ages of the larger oaks, with the largest one, I believe recorded at 360 years old! We strive to offer an authentic historic experience with the furnishings and we are so pleased that you appreciated the home. We look forward to hosting your family again in the future!
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Wonderful Weekend Retreat!!!

  • 5 of 5

Riverview Plantation on The James was an excellent place for my husband and I to reconnect with old friends for the weekend. We were 4 1/2 couples and there was plenty of room for all of us!! The kitchen is very large and well equipped and we had no problem creating gourmet meals and then enjoying them in the lovely dining room! The outdoor kitchen is an excellent addition and each night we all sat out enjoying the peaceful view! We were close to James River State Park and the men enjoyed floating the river while the women drove to historic Poplar Grove. Great stay and thank you Vanessa for answering our many questions prior to our visit!

  • Review Submitted: 27/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed the newly restored summer kitchen that offers an additional shaded area to gather while looking out over the mountains. We have added patio furniture seating and ceiling fans for comfort as well as period antiques. As you mentioned, the area offers several great day trips including the James River State Park, just a few miles away, that rents kayaks and coordinates tubing trips on the river! We hope to host you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent home to stay in. The owner was very accommodating and ensured our visit was incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy your family enjoyed the peaceful setting Riverview has to offer!
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lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful historic home. Very secluded. Great as a base to visit Appomattox Court House which is very close, and other historical sites within an hour drive.

Owner was very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved hosting you Donna! I enjoyed talking with you!
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  • 2 of 5

There's a paper mill near and visible to this property which hums loudly 24/7. But it is beautiful old house with enormous trees.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry if the mill down and across the river made your stay less than optimal. Generally the hum is not noticeable. We are glad you enjoyed the home and the surrounding peaceful grounds .
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Vanessa Camperlengo
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, german, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Lynchburg Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Shadow Rodge Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$127.58
Pet Fee AU$63.79
Damage Insurance AU$126.3
Damage Deposit AU$637.9

Discount for military families.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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