Spacious porches and large private rooms provide peaceful views of wooded
river bluffs and pastures. After a day of writing enjoy sitting on the
porches, sipping wine as you watch deer browse among the fruit trees.
Our mission is to provide writers and artists uninterrupted time
in a unique historical space within an environment of natural beauty.
Surrounding Area and Activities:
When the muse needs a break, there are many outdoor activities and cultural
destinations. The Porches is a pleasant drive from the home of 4 US presidents,
including Jefferson’s fascinating Monticello. Across the river, The James River State Park provides
canoeing, tubing, kyaking on the James River. Twenty-five
minutes away are the Blue Ridge mountains and Appalachian hiking trails,
Crab Tree Falls, and Wintergreen ski resort. The local award-winning wineries
offer tours and tastings. Or never stray far from the Porches and enjoy country walks, inspiring views, and historical sites.
Yogaville, an ashram across the river, is open to the public
for yoga classes and vegetarian meals.
In Lovingston you’ll find an excellent restaurant/lounge
and an eclectic book and coffee shop with local folk and blue-grass musicians performing