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Nearby Attractions

Rockcliffe Farm Retreat & Lodge is located in historic Appomattox County, Virginia - "Where Our Nation Reunited", and is a good base from which to explore the many attractions of Central Virginia:

Downtown Appomattox offers:

  • An historic courthouse
  • A number of delightful shops
  • The wonderful Baines Bookstore
    (with music in the evenings)
  • The Appomattox Gallery
  • Carver Price Legacy Museum
  • A variety of places to eat
  • Kroger (grocery store) and Wal-Mart

The Retreat is also near:

  • Thomas Jefferson's summer home, Poplar Forest in Lynchburg,
    is only a 30-minute drive away
  • Monticello, his home in Charlottesville, Virginia is only a 90-minute drive.
  • Wintergreen Ski Resort
  • Holliday Lake State Park
  • Smith Mountain Lake
  • James River State Park

Here are some great activities that are in our area:

Go into Appomattox, 12 miles and 20 minutes away:

  • Get some great books, music, coffee, quiche, and desserts at Baines Books

  • Tour the Appomattox Gallery.

  • Visit our excellent Visitor Center and Gift Shop (across from Baines' Books)

  • Take in a play at the Appomattox Courthouse Theatre, if you're here on a weekend when there's a performance

  • Enjoy Railroad Festival on the second weekend in October

  • Come for Civil War reenactments

Visit the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park
This is where the surrender between Generals Lee and Grant took place, ending the Civil War, and is well worth a visit. Especially fascinating for 10-year old boys of all ages.

Visit Cloverhill Village
Like a mini-Williamsburg, complete with period costumes

Fish central Virginia
Rockcliffe Farm is strategically located for anglers of all experience levels. Fish right here at the lodge in the James River, or at Holiday Lake State Park, Smith Mountain Lake, or Briary Creek. We love fishing, so the easy access to so many great fishing spots is no mistake!

Mountain View Golf Course
This is a 9-hole public-private golf course with a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open daily to the public. (434)-352-3970.

James River State Park
About 40 minutes northwest of us, down James River Road. An all day canoe trip from our river frontage. Go hiking, fishing (no swimming). Picnic.

Driving tours:

A Little Farther

Lynchburg. About 20 miles, or 30 minutes. Take Paradise Hill Road to Stage Road for the shortest route. Tons of shopping and stuff to do there.
Of particular interest:

Poplar Forest. About 40 minutes drive to Lynchburg. Seasonal, admission fee. Thomas Jefferson's favorite home over Monticello!

  Calendar of events  
We are a year-round facility, with each season bringing its special attractions and local events. Come enjoy relaxing with us throughout the year!

Nearby Vineyards:
SoVA Wine Trail

Activities in our immediate neighborhood:
James River Reeling and Rafting

Batteau Festival (In June)
James River Heritage Trail

Local activities, businesses, etc.:

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Nearby Outfitters:
TNT Outfitters
W&W Novelty
Tactical Ridge


Local Artists:
Petr Liska
- works displayed at the Lodge
Phil Radcliffe

Other links of interest:
Woods & Waters Magazine

Costal Conservation Association of VA
James River Association


Thomas Jefferson's House at Monticello

Outside of Charlottesville, 1.5 hours. Take James River Road to 60 W, then 29 N. Thomas Jefferson's most famous home. A must see. Allow all day. Eat at the Michie Tavern nearby. Period costume. Informal.

Blue Ridge Parkway. A pretty drive, get on or off at Route 60.

The Blue Ridge Parkway


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