Our small city suburban post-WWII neighborhood housed many of the managers and engineers for local textile and furniture industries. Waynesboro at one time had the world's larges corduroy plant, produced vast quantities of nylon for the war effort, and is the birthplace of Lycra. Our sweetgum tree-lined street is pretty quiet save for the occasional horn from the R.R. crossing about 1/4 mile where we average maybe 2 trains per night. There is a very large leash-free dog park a mile drive to the west or you can walk the other way 1 mile to our quiet downtown. The city's ongoing Greenway Trail project has a 3/4 mile section that begins just the other side of the South River just two blocks from our home and runs downtown.
We are located just 1 mile from I-64 exit 96. We are 4-miles from Milepost 0 for the Blue Ridge Parkway(the northernmost point) and 5-miles from Milepost 105 for Skyline Drive, the southern entrance to Shenandoah National Park.
If you need a freshwater tank fill we can accommodate providing the temperatures are cooperating. City water is from high quality spring fed sources.
This is a very quiet residential neighborhood and most folks pretty much keep to themselves and we'd like to not draw more attention to ourselves by doing this so please be cool and quiet. If the weather is cooperating and we are available we'd love to socialize in the backyard - we have one of those propane burning fire table things and imbibe. We don't smoke and worse than that we are reformed ex-smokers so, please no smoking. We enjoy kids but always are concerned about their safety so we'd prefer to avoid toddlers but at the same time we hate making up more rules than needed. Sorry, no generators, we have a 15-amp grounded outlet and some cords. We'd prefer that our guests arrive during daylight hours but understand it's not always possible; communication is critical in such cases. Check-out times can be mutually agreed upon.
Blacktopped level driveway or if arriving late on-street parking along our sweetgum shaded suburban street in a mostly post-WWII neighborhood of custom-built homes a 1 mile from the interstate and is easy to navigate.
Waynesboro hosts a variety of festivals (pre-COVID at least) and the area is well known for its wide variety of wineries, breweries, and distilleries. American History and outdoor enthusiasts will also have plenty to keep them busy. Here is a shortlist of attractions all within a 45-minute drive: The cities of Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, and Staunton. Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia. James Madison and VMI. Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace. The Frontier Culture Museum. Nelson 151 (The Brew Ridge Trail). There are also a number of easily accessible day hikes such as Humpback Rocks, Riprap Trail, St. Mary's Trail, Crabtree Falls, and many others.
We are also anxiously awaiting the long-overdue Grand Opening (but yet to be announced) of Blue Ridge Tunnel/Crozet Tunnel Rails to Trails that passes under nearby Afton Mountain.
T & J were great hosts! They gave us plenty of instructions for how to get there and setup, and they were there to help when we arrived. We had a nice chat on their patio for over an hour after we setup. They even saw us off the next morning. Highly recommend you stay there if you’re nearby.
T&J greeted us with open arms and we felt welcomed as soon as we stepped out of the car. After we got settled, we chatted out back and my pup even fell asleep in T’s lap. :) It was a pleasure to meet them and hope to be back in the future.
Wonderful hosts and great location between Shenandoah National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway.
We had a wonderful visit. Directions were very clear. Their driveway was open for us. After landing they invited us to join them for a while for a visit on their patio. They recommended a restaurant downtown where we had a wonderful meal. I hope we can meet up again!
Yes, their place is in a regular neighborhood, so like another reviewer, I was a little worried about not imposing on the neighbors with my trailer even though it's on the small side. It ended up being entirely my issue--there was no problem with the neighbors or with the hosts. They were even nice enough to move their cars out of the driveway so I would have plenty of room to park my trailer. That was typical for how nice they are. Plus they invited me in for a beer on their porch. How nice for a solo traveler at the end of a long day! My stay was brief but the hosts made it so nice.
I was a little concerned that this host was in a neighborhood. I was very pleasantly surprised when we arrived how easy it was to navigate the roads and how much room there was. The place we parked was very level. The hosts invited us to their screened porch after we were settled. We had a wonderful time chatting with them. We hope to stay in touch with them that we might travel together someday.
The host were very nice and accommodating, Thank you for a wonderful stay.