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Historic Manor House on Shenandoah River in Virginia's Wine Country

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Stately manor, five bedrooms, sleeps 10, two night minimum stay.

Built in 1799, the Retreat at Cool Spring is a recently restored historic manor house overlooking the Shenandoah River. Rich in history, the five bedroom luxury home sits on terraces overlooking the river, with five miles of paved trails for walking/biking directly in front of the house. A grand foyer, library, huge dining room and elegant living room are all a decorator's dream, and already have been the focus of many photographers' lenses. The house has five bedrooms and sleeps 10 with one king, two queens, one full, and two twin beds (twin beds are in the same room). The home is located in the heart of Virginia's wine country with over 10 vineyards within 10 miles.

Located 47 mi west of the Capitol Beltway, 21 mi west of Leesburg, Va, 17 mi east of Winchester, Va, near Rt 7. This is truly an exceptional home, surrounded by incredible peace and nature, and ever deserving of the name it was given in 1799... The Retreat.


VRBO rates include a stay for up to 10 guests. We do offer the option to flex to 14 with prior approval and additional fees - please inquire for details. Gatherings of more than 14 people are considered "small events" and must be pre-approved. Additional fees and policies will apply to small events.


You can see more photos of our manor house on our website, Facebook, and Instagram!

More Details

suzanne eblen
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About suzanne eblen

My name is Suzanne Eblen, I am the founder of The Old Lucketts Store in the tiny village of Lucketts, Virginia. My entire adult life has been dedicated to creating a welcoming place where customers can find the coolest vintage stuff, at great prices in a wonderful atmosphere. It has always been my dream to restore an incredible historic home, furnish it in the style of my store and let guests enjoy a place that is out of the ordinary... incredible, yet welcoming, historic, but not a museum. This home has answered all of those dreams. It is by far the most beautiful, special place I have ever encountered. The setting, the architecture... are beathtaking. It was slated to be a restaurant, a clubhouse, but those prospects by previous owners floundered, because this house deserves to be simply a beautiful home.

suzanne eblen purchased this estate in 2014

Why suzanne eblen chose Bluemont

I have never seen a property that for me is a perfect ten. The setting, the history, the architecture and the location, all make this home one of the most special places I have ever encountered.

What makes this estate unique

Each room in this house has incredible attributes. From the ten foot ceilings to the 200 year old windows to the amazing views, to the unbelievable hand carved woodwork. This is a truly special place, that I am honored to have been the person to restore it.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Bluemont

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , brand new, clean
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , newly installed, clean
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , brand new clean
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , honed marble walk in shower with rain shower head
  • Two full baths & two half baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • spectacular master bedroom, 2 bedrooms with river views, and two bedrooms with private living suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
This is a perfect home for a girls getaway, family reunions, or families attending one of the many wedding venues in the area. It is also centrally located in Virginias wine country.


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Historic Manor House on Shenandoah River in Virginia's Wine Country
average rating of 4.962025 based on 79 reviews

Already hoping to return next year

  • 5 of 5

My four grown children, my husband, and I celebrated my 60th birthday at Cool Springs. I'm the one who chose this home on VRBO, and when my children arrived at the Manor House, they told me I hit a homerun. It's a very beautiful, special home that's generously stocked with everyone's creature comforts. Kristen, the manager, was great to work with and very responsive to our questions and needs. My family suggested we come back next year. We had heavy rains the whole weekend, but none of us felt bothered because we were happily hanging out in a very beautiful space. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Absolutely stunning property

  • 5 of 5

This house is breathtaking and served as a beautiful backdrop for our intimate wedding. Kristen and Suzanne were responsive, accommodating, and extremely kind. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burke VA

Wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My 5 daughters and I planned a weekend retreat to connect. This included a meal at the Potomac Farm and another by a professional chef at the house using our kitchen. Plus we had a make-up artist come in for the ladies and then a 2-hour session with a professional photographer. Everything was wonderful and very relaxed because we didn't plan anything else. And the house provided lots of room and soft furniture to just lean back and "cool-it" and play games.

I am 84 and my daughters are in their 50's. We were not into athletic adventure although one did run 7 miles one morning. Everyone loved their bed which is a major plus. There are lots of stairs and this is not a handicapped friendly place. Very impressed by all the accouterments which were available in the house. No large meeting room although the long dining room table can probably seat 12 for dinner. Also plenty of small breakout rooms. Well worth the expense. The owner was very pleasant and accommodating. It was a pleasure to deal with her.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No words to described the perfection of this property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful. Easy. Fun. Came for a friends bachelorette and our group of 10 girls were beyond sad to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

Great experience! House is located on large lot, near walking trail and river. Perfect for large family gathering. Property manager was very responsive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home like no other!

  • 4 of 5

We love this place! It was our second time there with my family celebrating my 95 year old father's birthday. He is in great shape but for some elderly or handicapped guests this would not be a great fit. Lots of stairs. There were 13 of us and we had Lots of room to spread out, but once again we spent most of our time on the deck under the ceiling fans.Love the big bathroom upstairs on the main wing side. Just wish you didn't have to go through the bedrooms to get to it, but we are a close family so wasn't to big a deal. Thanks so much for sharing this home with us again!

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36.5 Miles
Dulles Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
horseshoe curve restaurant
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
RT 7
Car: necessary

Incredible manor house sits on terraces overlooking the Shenandoah River, with over 5 miles of paved trails along the river directly in front of the house. The Appalachian trail is just 3 miles away. Fine dining, popular wedding venues, wineries, and shopping are all within easy driving distance.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$205.83
Additional Guest Fee AU$68.61 per person per night
Pet Fee AU$68.61
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$686.1

Rates listed above are for vacation rentals of groups with up to 10 guests. We do have the ability to flex to 14 overnight guests on a case-by-case basis and with prior approval. Additional guest fee is $50 per person/per night. Please inquire for more information -
For small scale boutique weddings, family gatherings, and other events consisting of no more than 150 people please inquire for event pricing and policies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.