Blue Ridge Life, Issue #149

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59 Mann Lane Tip-top condition and ready for new owners! This 3 BR, 2 BA charmer has a large living room with built-in bookcases and fireplace, dining or family room, eat-in kitchen, laundry, master on the first floor, 2 BR and BA on the second. Features include ceiling fans, hardwood floor, and insulated windows. More than 550 square feet of decks, plus a gazebo, expand the seasonal living space. Covered parking. $169,000

40 West Catoctin Drive Looking for an adorable mountain cottage? This renovated 3 BR, 2 BA mountain home, on a quiet culde-sac, has been redone with quality woods, tiles, native stone, soapstone, fixtures and furnishings. Renovations included new wood floors, windows and window trim, interior doors, cherry cabinets, soapstone counters, stainless appliances, stone entry and bar wall, large walk-in tile shower, clawfoot tub, custom vanities, tile floors, custom lighting, exterior staining and roof. You won't want to leave! $289,900

790 Pounding Branch Road When privacy is paramount! Live life on your terms with no HOA or restrictions. With nearly 8 acres, there is ample land for animals and recreation such as hiking or hunting. Nearly new 4 BR, 3 BA home with fiber cement siding, Pella windows/ doors and Trane HVAC. Hardwood flooring, wood stove, gas fireplace. Kitchen has wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, pantry, and breakfast bar. 1st floor master and bright, walk-out basement with family and rec rooms. Convenient Afton location. $429,000

121 Chestnut Lane This renovated 4 BR, 3 BA home has a freshly-painted exterior, along with landscaping and a brand new deck, making this charming cottage appealing to everyone. The interior has been painted and both main floor bathrooms have been upgraded. The kitchen and sitting area are unrecognizable now. The new flooring and appliances finish out this handsome area. The basement apartment has its own entry and a kitchenette, BR and BA and is perfect for extra guests or for rental. Both floors have laundry facilities. $295,000

14627 Patrick Henry Highway If you are looking for a perfect country setting, look no further. This unique farm home built in the early 1970s and renovated in 1993–1999 offers plenty of charm and character throughout. Hardiplank siding, paved driveway, 2 BR with attached baths and a third guest BR, sunrooms, goldfish pond, 80-square-foot shed, large two-story decks, open meadow and woods for privacy. $325,000

4 Shenandoah Ridge Court Spectacular views of the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, or Blackrock Ski Slopes can be seen from every room of this maintenance-free, 3 BR, 3.5 BA townhome. Ideally located in the heart of Devils Knob Village just a short walk to golf ,tennis, dining, hiking, skiing and the Wintergarden Spa. This tastefully furnished townhome offers the convenience of a condominium yet the privacy of a home. $229,500

116 Whippoorwill Lane Lovingly constructed, 2 BR, 1.5 BA home on 24 acres with privacy and pastoral views. Bright and spacious great room with hardwood floors and tiled kitchen area. Woodstove conveys and heats entire living space. New decking and patio with herb/kitchen garden. The wildflower gardens around the koi ponds are just stunning. Large vegetable garden and a fenced area for chickens (can stay if buyer wants them!). The current entry is a right of way. Substantial wooded area and two streams. $215,000

Patrick Henry Highway Parcel This gorgeous 36-acre (plus or minus) property has it all! Covered in native dogwoods with beautiful mountain views, bold creeks and springs and dozens of great building sites. Located in one of the most scenic parts of Roseland, this parcel is just 10–15 minutes into Nellysford and all of the amenities it has to offer. Just a short drive up to Wintergreen Resort as well. In the opposite direction, you have the Tye River, Crabtree Falls and the Appalachian Trail. Great recreational getaway spot or perfect for your year-round dream home! $195,000

Three Ridges 459 Walk to slopes, dining, shopping and entertainment from this 2 BR, 2 BA end unit. New windows, paint and flooring. Great rental potential! Sold furnished. $144,900

PRICE REDUCED! 26 High Pasture Lane This 3 BR, 2.5 BA home offers nice winter views into the Shenandoah Valley. Features include the cathedral-beamed ceiling and stone fireplace, granite counters, new appliances and custom cabinetry in the kitchen, transom windows and hardwood flooring throughout. The first floor master has a private, adjoining study. HVAC is zoned, and the crawl space is conditioned with a central air filtering system. Spacious, open and covered decks, sunken hot tub, and stone patio. $398,000

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Lot 5B, Cedar Drive




5 Dripping Rock Lane

Beautiful wooded corner lot in a relatively low traffic area at Wintergreen Resort. Close to hiking and many resort amenities including Devils Knob Golf Course, Devils Knob Grill, and the Wintergarden Spa. The Mountain Village is a short drive. This is a great home site for a private place to enjoy the mountain! Offered at $25,500. Call Gavin Sherwood – 434-962-6399. (553916)

142 Hanging Rock Lane

Excellent cul-de-sac lot with seasonal mountain views. Sloped lot offers great building options - perfect for a home with a walk-out basement. Enjoy the splendors of Wintergreen from your own vacation retreat. Public water and sewer available. Less than a five minutes to golf, tennis, skiing, dining, and spa services. Bring your own builder or ask us for builder recommendations. Build now, or hold for investment and build later. Offered at $37,500. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (543675)

149 Timber Camp ~ Building Lot




Walk across to the Chestnut Springs Park and enjoy swimming (Memorial Day to Labor Day), grill stations, and enclosed pavilion – a great amenity available to all owners! This corner lot offers an easy-to-build gentle slope with winter mountain views. $54,900. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (531593)



Build to Suit! Fabulous golf-front and mountain view lot in the coveted Hunters Point section of Stoney Creek. Panoramic golf views are complimented by towering mountain views. A nearly level lot offers easy building options. $70,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (550327)




310 Stone Chimneys Road Wonderful home site of more than 2 acres boasting panoramic mountain views across the Rockfish Valley. A dramatic knoll is the ideal building site. Parcel overlooks the historic Crawford House. Build now, or hold for investment and build later. $49,900. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (528099)







424 Hunters Point

328 Shamokin Springs Trail

Enjoy this scenic view located on Shamokin Springs. This .41 acre lot (Lot 72) is a great building location and super close to everything Wintergreen has to offer! Don’t let this deal slip away! Bring your own builder or ask for suggestions. Offered at $25,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498 (554043)


204 Shamokin Springs Trail





Excellent cul-de-sac lot with seasonal mountain views. Walk to the Mountain Village shops and restaurants. Gently sloping lot offers great building options - perfect for a home with a walk-out basement. Build now or hold for investment. $39,000. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 (527328)


Nice lot for initial home overlooking the Shamokin Springs Nature Preserve. Quiet area and easy access to hiking and other resort amenities. Perfect for morning walks and all the mountain has to offer. Owner financing available. Offered at $30,000. Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, (560026)



71 Hickorynut Road

20 North Knob Lane










Build your Wintergreen home on this cul-de-sac lot with seasonal golf and mountain views. Easy walk to Wintergreen’s Spa, Fitness, and Aquatics Centers. Less than 5 minutes to golf, tennis, skiing, dining. Build now, or hold for investment and build later. $38,750. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (540776)








This photo is just a hint of the panoramic view potential of this special lot. With drainfield strategically located to maximize year-round views and more than 1 acre adjoining the National Forest, this is a unique Wintergreen mountain setting. Ideal for a significant mountain home. Adjacent 1+ acre parcel also available. $175,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (542515)










521 Far Knob Climb Lot ~ Stoney Creek

Wow! Incredible deal on nearly 2.5 acre homesite boasting panoramic mountain views across the Rockfish Valley. Excellent road frontage for construction of driveway into parcel. Slope of lot offers potential for year-round vistas. Wonderfully private setting in desirable Far Knob yet still an easy 2 minute drive to Stoney Creek amenities (golf, tennis, swimming, dining, fishing). $35,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (563924)

650 Pedlars Edge Drive

A wonderful lot for skiers and non-skiers. Perfect for a basement. Many new homes in the area and priced to sell. Private with open space behind and views up toward the main resort. Orange tape at front of lot is located on APPROXIMATE lot lines. Please refer to plat for more exact measurements or obtain survey. Owner financing available. Offered at $69,000. Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, (560006)

Editors & Publishers Yvette Stafford, Tommy Stafford

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Blue Ridge Life magazine (formerly Nelson County Life) is published monthly by The Afton Group, LLC and is distributed free of charge. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the publisher. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Advertising deadlines are the 15th of every publishing month. For advertising information, download our ratecard at or contact us at Views reflected by our advertisers do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or the company. Blue Ridge Life Magazine, published by The Afton Group, LLC is pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia’s policy for achieving equal housing oppotunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia’s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise ‘any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.’ This magazine will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this magazine are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Contributors Marcie Gates Woody Greenberg Erin Hughey-Commers Rachel Ryan Jennie Tal Williams Victoria Beecher Godfrey Photography Marcie Gates Hayley Osborne Paul Purpura Kate Simon Advertising Address: The Afton Group, LLC P.O. Box 455, Wintergreen, Virginia 22958 Have a story idea? Email us at


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the fix-it guy That dial on your grandmother’s old range? He can make it spin again.

1997 – 2017 Come Celebrate with us ! 20 years of supporting local farmers NELSON Farmers Market OVER 50 VENDORS


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basic necessities ................. 9 cover story ............................11 at home with marlo ......... 23 this old/new house ............ 24 sam’s garden ..................... 34 ask the dr. ......................... 35 event calendar ................. 36 business directory ............ 37 classifieds .......................... 38 games ................................... 39

on the cover Photo credit: Kate Simon 60 years after it rolled off the production line, a restored General Electric range is back home in the kitchen . Story on page 11.


thepublishers They say for your traditional 14th wedding anniversary, your gift should be made of ivory, the fake stuff because it’s not nice to rip the tusks off of an elephant in its prime. Call me a traditionalist but I think fake ivory handled knives or pistol grips lean gauche. So, we went with something more practical and authentic: A bench. Made of wood. Non-imitation wood. We had a 16 ft long 2 x 12 sitting in the old tractor shed leftover from a project. “That’s going to be a long bench,” Peyton predicted as she saw me dragging the board to where I had set up my work area. “Like I diving board!” Adam exclaimed, only for me to remind him that our water isn’t deep enough. A trip to the hardware store for a sack of concrete and a 4x4x8 to be chopped into braces, and we were ready to finish the assembly and installation. After letting the posts set overnight, I came back the next day with a drill and a box of screws to finish the job. Hello, skunks. Two of them. Right. Behind. The. Bench. Our relationship with skunks is, well, complicated. Our dogs were

sprayed by one several years ago. You know it’s love when you send your husband on a grocery trip for douche and he actually brings it back. Last year, a skunk wiped out our entire second batch of 50 meat chickens, save for a lone survivor who eventually died. Needless to say, the Staffords don’t cheer for Team Skunk. So momma took care of these two skunks. Kind of. This lone survivor theme keeps repeating itself. The good news is we are now enjoying the majesty of a 16 foot long, permanently affixed, non-imitation wood bench down by the swimming hole. Always first in, Adam jumped in with his water gun and started aiming the stream at a crack between two boulders. A few minutes later, “A snake!” The bench is a great place to bust open a cold one. Enjoy! Yvette and Tommy Stafford


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Charming mountain house 200 feet from hiking trails. Hardiplank siding, 1000 sq ft deck, modern kitchen. (563429) $336,000

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basicnecessities By Kay Pfaltz Cool Sips In the dry heat of Provence right now there’s the lingering scent of lavender and the zztz-zztzing of the cicadas that speaks to terraces shaded beneath plane trees, shimmering glasses of rosé and long naps after food and what not. Here in the humid midst of central Virginia, it was right around mid-July I first began hearing that same intermittent chipping, buzzing, “it’s sweltering today” call that has always whispered of summer, no matter where we are. Summertime often finds us singing the virtues of Provence’s national beverage: Côtes de Provence rosé. That is, if you don’t count Pastis. Pale rosé is the ubiquitous drink we all associate with the region, when in fact white wine is quaffed just as much. I can think of many reasons to opt for white wine, not the least of which is when you’re standing before a class vigorously swirling the wine in your glass while wearing a white shirt. In addition, whites are usually served chilled; they often have excellent acidity, and are generally lighter than reds so more appropriate at summer’s peak heat.

Our team of expert researchers here at Basics has been working hard to come up with this list of cool latesummer favorites: Dr. Leimbrock, Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett (Feinherb) 2015 – If wine is served in heaven I feel certain it must be glasses of wellbalanced Riesling. Dr. Leimbrock in Germany’s Mosel is one such Riesling producer, family owned for more than 250 years. Feinherb is a designation of body and sweetness similar to halbtrocken or demi-sec, meaning half-dry in German or French. I always think of it as similar to Austria’s Wachau’s Federspiel, although the latter has more to do with alcoholic strength than sugar. If you’ve lost your faith, well-made Riesling might just make you believe there’s a god again. The Kabinett is both incredibly simple (one grape varietal and made in a “pure” style) and incredibly complex (a palate of slight petrol, jasmine, white peach, lychee with steely notes of mineral.) Riesling’s characteristic acidity and lemony cleanness proves the perfect choice for summer. Just remember to

say “Reece-ling” not “Reeze-ling.” $14.99 J. Fritsch, Lieu Dit Altenburg, Pinot Gris, 2014 (sustainable)– Downstream a good bit then across the Rhine, we come to Alsace and the luxurious wines of J. Fritsch. When you read “lieu dit” on a label, it is a reference to a specific vineyard site—“lieu dit” literally means “said location” and denotes a “named vineyard”—generally a sign of quality. Here in lieu dit Altenburg, this demi-sec Pinot Gris takes on sumptuous notes of peaches, apricots and candied almonds. Rich and creamy texture and mouthfeel, with a long finish. Although slightly sweet, this is not a dessert wine. Pair with blue cheese with figs or pears, trout, crab cakes, Asian cuisine. $19.99 Paul D. Grüner Veltliner, 2016 – Here, Austria’s most popular grape comes in a liter bottle for great value. Classic notes of white pepper and lime. If you’re a Sauvignon Blanc fan yet in a rut, why not try a Grüner instead? The wine that pairs well with the unpairable like asparagus and artichoke. $12

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Lovingston - $299,900 - 33.56 acres zoned A1, Ideal location for Business subject to County approval, Mtn Views. Pat Malchow: 434.946.9889

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Monroe - $169,900 - 2 bedroom, 2 bath Mountain Chalet on 8 acres, Gorgeous Mtn Views, Open flr plan. Kristin Wood: 434.942.4680

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My friend had no idea I had a 1957 General Electric range mothballed in my garage. The enticing words she spoke were, “If you ever have some vintage appliance you want to restore, I have the guy.” I could not wait to get off of the phone with her and call Jules Tatum in Charlottesville. Chatting with Jules the exchange was pleasant, in truth appliance geeks meet. I texted pictures and paced awaiting the prognosis of a beloved stove. The GE and I have been together for the past 18 years. It was installed in the kitchen of a cornerstone house in the Swoope community in ‘57. The stove affected my cooking as I searched for recipes that were familiar to its four burners and dual ovens. The speedometer-looking clock/timer tickled me every time the train went by as if they were in communication with one another. Via tractor bucket the ‘57 transferred, with me, to a new location about two miles away making us officially inseparable. A few years into this move the ‘57 caught on fire. The large oven box was in flames, butter pie crusts will do that to you. After a handful of salt and some time for the conflagration to cool down came the assessment of damage. I’m the sort that suspects toasters can shock you via your fork (out of pure spite) after they’re unplugged. Sticking my head in the oven I heard Dante, “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.” Dolefully accepting the stove was a hazard to domestic safety I moved it to the garage to be used as plastic-wrapped shelf space. The ‘57 was a long way from being scrapped, the cure was out there somewhere. continued on page 14

The writer’s 1957 General Electric range spiffed up and at home in the kitchen, thanks to Jules Tatum’s elbow grease.


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There aren’t too many people you can send pictures of a Buick-like greasy elderly stove to and get the response, “Sweet!,’ but Jules Tatum is one of them. Jules’ workshop has that not unpleasant mechanical scent with the surprise note of a citronella incense stick smoldering in the grips of a vise. Appliance parts are all over the place ranging in age from the vintage archetypal to modern acquisitions. “The oldest stuff I’ve worked on would be 1920s. The stoves on legs and refrigerators from the ‘30s with the compressor on top, the monitor top. I work on everything from the earliest up to the new stuff.” The Original Duel Fuel The modern day stove evolved, Tatum explains, “What you see are wood stoves being converted to gas, or wood ones coming out with gas as a partial option. My dream is to take one of these large format stoves, like yours, and do an electric bottom with a gas top.” Design Jules notes, “The design history of appliances, especially in the ‘50s when car companies were huge: General Electric didn’t have a direct stake in an automobile business, but Westinghouse was actually owned by General Motors. So a car company was in charge of those appliances. Therefore you see a lot of similar styling things coming across from the cars to ranges, but it doesn’t happen much because they quickly realized the housewife didn’t really want her stove to look like a car.” Jules trots off to his kitchen next door and returns with a hand mixer c. 1940’s. It’s a turquoise Hindenburg sporting two sets of beaters in perfect working condition. Talk about form following history. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page making an angel food cake? With this cutie, why not? We turn to a 1979 Gibson Harvest Gold range with a rotary clock. “‘70s design aesthetics drop off, at least as far as I’m concerned.” However this stove is soon to receive a deep metallic blue paint 14

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makeover before moving into Jules and his wife Beth Ike’s kitchen. Acquisition “I stalk Craigslist,” Jules allows as we examine a “top-top-top-of-the-line 1947 Hotpoint” outfitted with its original accessories including a “deep fryer, skillet, everything” including burners to color coordinated buttons originally sold from Crozet Hardware. Some pieces come from service calls by Little Blues Repair, Tatum’s regular job/business. A castaway fridge sulking in the corner might offer its siren song to Tatum while he’s tending a repair on a Viking stove or a Maytag washer. Far from being the “loneliest guy in town” he’s a transplant specialist cobbling parts, many unchanged for decades, together to make stoves hot and refrigerators cold. On a muggy summer day there’s something about gazing into the chilly bright of the 1942 Philco refrigerator in Tatum’s in-law apartment next to the GE stove bought from an estate sale, unused. The sweetness of old becoming new. Somewhere a screen door slams and a kettle of peach preserves bubbles away timelessly. BRL

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BLOWER BOARD In Beech Grove, this kid is successfully waging a one-man war against summertime boredom with his mom’s gas-powered leaf blower as his weapon. continued on page 18


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When you’re 10 years old and the whole world is the size of a pinhead, parking lots turn into play grounds. One day when ski shop manager Nikki Chambers stepped away from a leaf blower, her son Cole took full advantage when inspiration struck. “I got my skateboard and I thought, ‘Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I put the blower on the skateboard?’” says Cole. “So, I did it, and I crashed a hundred times before I actually went downhill.” Two weeks later and Cole makes maneuvering this “hover-board on a budget” look easy. During the interview, Nikki and Cole decide the only fair way to judge the speed of the blower-board accurately, was to drag race across the parking lot against little brother, Eli driving the four-wheeler – of which they know to top out around 13 miles per hour. Big brother won every time. “We have a gas tank limit,” explains Nikki, “And yes, he needs me to start it and remind him [to wear] close-toed shoes and a helmet. When we don’t have electronics, we push the limit till we use first aid.” Cole has actually been pushing the limits on this idea since the summer started. “This is the Leaf Blower 2.0, because the other one, I had a humongous box that I decorated, and I put it on the skateboard,” says Cole. A humble beginning for a now totally rad pastime. “It was a giant refrigerator box with no motorization,” explains Nikki. “He did evolve this from sailing in a cardboard box to just ‘forget the box’ and adding the blower. It was just Cole stuck here, and like [his winter] hot chocolate stand, he only has these resources to play with.” Blower-board 3.0 involves helium and a basket ... if the budget allows. BRL 18

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32 Grassy Overlook - Offered at $659,000

9 Shenandoah Ridge Court

RELAX in this elegant and tastefully decorated & updated 4BR/3.5BA Golf Front end unit. New carpet, wood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, plumbing fixtures & ceiling fans. Recessed lights throughout all 3 levels. Prof decorated with designer paint colors. Propane gas fireplace. Windows on 3 sides w/views of 17th hole from large, wrap-around deck. Only one shared firewall w/ no noise above! Private 2-car pkg pad in front & only 3 steps to covered entrance w/separate ski closet. Extensive storage behind Bedrooms #3 and 4. Pull-down stairs to entirely carpeted attic storage area. Walk to Spa. Trillium HOA ($383/ mo) covers ext. paint & landscaping, house checks, etc. Feels like detached home w/o the maintenance! Offered at $269,000 – Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, (535180)

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This property has it all!!! Modern townhome offers views, updates, LOCATION, and plenty of space to host you, your family, and friends. Oak hardwoods help welcome you into a large living space with dining room, kitchen, & great room full of beautiful furniture & only steps away from the outside deck w/ a panoramic view of the Shenandoah Valley. You can walk to the Wintergarden Spa in 5 minutes, Devil’s Knob Golf Course & Grill in 5 minutes, & Highlands Lift Tower in 7 minutes. Grab you ski gear & hit the slopes within minutes of arriving home! Every bedroom has its own en suite! Such a great place from which to enjoy the mountain!!! Updates include new paint, 2013; several new double pane windows, 2014 & 2015; & new heat pump, 2014. Offered at $270,000. Contact Gavin Sherwood – 434-962-0226 or (563640)


15 Shenandoah Ridge Townhome

This 5 bedroom townhome features a renovated kitchen (gorgeous Maple cabinetry and granite counters) and excellent sunset views to the Shenandoah Valley and mountains beyond. Shenandoah Ridge is centrally located for an easy walk to the spa, fitness center, tennis center, and Devils Knob Golf. $274,950. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (529037)











38 Valley View Lane - Offered at $275,000



103 South Forest Drive


39 Windthistle Lane - Offered at $555,000




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103 Squirrel Tree Lane

RoseWood at Stoney Creek

Nice condition “treeloft” three bedroom ski chalet, within walking distance of Tyro slope. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace, large loft, two full baths, outside deck and level parking. Ready to enjoy for ski season, or to appreciate the fall foliage. Well maintained, not rented. Offered at $219,500. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 (536431)

Models and building sites available, a 55+ living community in the valley of Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek. Spacious villas & condos, superb craftsmanship, many Universal Design features. Maintenance-free living with sensational views and care-free convenience. Villas from $459,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (497167)






Well maintained golf front 4 bedroom 4 bath home with two master suites and a working elevator. Many upgrades include hardwood (hickory) floors, granite counters, dual fuel HVAC with air conditioning, built in cabinets, stainless appliances, butlers pantry and lots of storage. Many handicap accessible features, porches at both front and rear of home, weather resistant hardi plank siding, trex decking and two car garage w/ shop area. View of Devils Knob golf course at rear, and seasonal valley views at front porch. Energy efficient SIPS construction (power bills avg $70/month w full time resident). Offered at $399,000. Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, (557722)




103 Eagles Court Condo - Offered at $319,000


293 Cedar Drive

188 Shamokin Springs Trail



107 Eagles Court Condo - Offered at $275,000





Some of the best year round views at Wintergreen from this home on an oversized lot (formerly known as an estate parcel) of 2.4 acres. Enjoy two wood burning fireplaces with heatilators and take in the great views from every room. Large decks, a screened porch, a THREE car garage with a hobby room above it that could be a 4th bedroom if needed. Lots of storage, hardwood floors, extensive landscaping and native wildflowers across the lot, a paved and level circular driveway and a low traffic secluded area of the resort, but not far from amenities. Nice floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the family room and a high cathedral ceiling. Listed by Steve Marianella for $599,000. Call 434-566-1293, (535481)

This spacious and efficient 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is a rare offering. Situated on a quiet street this home is perfect for anyone who wants to get away and enjoy the beauty of Wintergreen Resort. Sold turnkey furnished. Great rental potential! Call for a private showing! Offered at $284,500. Call Tim Craig – 540-416-8498 or email (561065) !



305 Crawfords Edge

A rare offering! This beautiful 4 bedroom, 5.5 custom bath contemporary home boasts panoramic views from all three levels and was featured in Regardie’s magazine as one of three “Great Escape Homes”. Situated on an oversized lot on a quiet road; you will enjoy the peace and tranquility this home offers from any of its balconies along the 1,700 sq. ft. of expansive decking or relax in the hot tub while enjoying the uncompromising beauty of the nature preserve. Some of the exceptional features of this spectacular home include natural sunlight throughout, three masonry fireplaces, a solarium, chef inspired gorgeous kitchen, a full wet bar for entertainment, hot and wet saunas, extra storage space, and so much more! An absolute must see! Offered at $669,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498 (557153)













415 Pedlars Edge Drive - Offered at $645,000



1447 Highlands Condo - Offered at $137,000

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Well cared for furnished three bedroom home with seasonal views in the Blackrock area, close to Tyro slopes. Updates include nice hardwood floors, redone wood burning stone fireplace, and updated furnishings. Cathedral ceiling in family room gives home a more spacious feel, with lots of morning light. Very private lot with lots of privacy, level parking, and bordering on not to be developed green space. Two full baths with some updates and a unique nook for office space. Large master bedroom enjoys views and has access to a private loft area that can be storage space or a “kids getaway”. Short drive to mountain village area and its amenities and events. Offered at $299,000. Call or text Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, or email: (555754)

This 3 level immaculate home was renovated from top to bottom, inside and out in 2004 including a 3 story addition. 5 Bedroom home on an oversized lot (two lots). Upgrades include steam shower, hardwood floors in main areas. 6 paneled wood doors. Stainless appliances in kitchen. Ample storage. Central Air and Heat. 2 family rooms plus sleeping and reading loft. Tastefully furnished. Quality throughout!! Hardiplank exterior. Wraparound deck with complete privacy overlooks conservation area. Walk to Tyro. Plenty of parking. This home was never rented. Offered at $299,000. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, (547428)

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606 Blackrock Circle

598 Pedlars Edge Drive



P.O. Box 706


Wintergreen, Virginia 22958

1219 Blue Ridge Drive

This golf front 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath mountain getaway has been reduced to well under assessed value (by $139,950!) With two family rooms, both with beautiful stone fireplaces, you’ll have lots of room for your family and friends to spread out and relax. Large deck overlooks the third hole of private Devils Knob Golf course. Expansive great room has wood ceilings and open layout to kitchen and dining areas. Comes completely furnished and ready to enjoy. Nelson Co tax assessed at $489,900great value at $349,950! Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 (563257)


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24 Trillium Close

Spacious 4 bed, 3.5 bath townhome with deck overlooking 1 acre Trillium nature preserve with mature hardwoods and native plants. If you need space for all the gear you use when enjoying Wintergreen without the responsibility of a detached home, Trillium is for you. Immediately across from Wintergarden Spa & Fitness, the Trillium neighborhood is uniquely situated for walking convenience to the spa, Nature Foundation, and ski shuttle. Two minutes to golf & tennis. Offered at $224,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (557781)

25 West Elkwood Drive

At just 10 years old, this home has much to offer and the price is right. Four bedrooms plus a game room and a bonus room one of which could be used as a fifth bedroom or home office. Features: Great room with vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace with stone facing inside and out; kitchen with maple cabinetry and stainless range & fridge; master bath with jetted tub and separate shower; one car garage; expansive wrap-around decking; fenced area for dogs. Turnkey and ready for you! Offered at $395,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (546857)








152 Mountain Inn Condos

Own a Mountain Inn Suite! In Addition to being the single largest unit in the Inn, this condo also offers some views of the ski slopes and mountains. Enjoy easy walking access to all Mountain Village amenities including dining, shopping, skiing, festivals, etc. Renovated Suite is already generating revenue in the Resort’s rental program. Keep it there or take it out and use exclusively for yourself! Offered at $145,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (563346)











512 Hunters Point ~ Stoney Creek This water-front home offers long lake views, views of the 5th green, and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Abundant windows/ doors bring the naturescape inside while patios, decks, and a free-flowing interior make indoor/ outdoor living a breeze and entertaining a joy. $815,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (546795)





2077 Stone Ridge Condos

No steps to this furnished two bedroom two bath condo in one of the newest buildings at Wintergreen! Located next to the Wintergarden Spa and Aquatics Center and convenient to Devils Grill Restaurant, Golf and Tennis, this condo is ready to enjoy this summer. Wood burning fireplace in living room, central AC and heat, separate dining area and nice deck to enjoy the cool summer breezes. Currently in Wintergreen resort rental program with good rental revenue and rating. Priced to sell and under tax assessment. Offered at $119,500. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 (563761)

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2114 Fairway Woods Condo

Beautiful condo on the 18th fairway of Devil’s Knob Golf Course! Low energy costs due to this being a mid-level unit. This condo has never been rented and is in pristine condition as it was lovingly cared for by the 15 year owners. Upgrades include Hot Water Heater in 2010; Pella Windows and Storm Door in 2011; Front Door in 2012; Carpet in 2016; and Pella Sliding Door in 2016. Short walk to The Wintergarden Pool and Spa, Devil’s Grill, and The Nature Foundation. Condo is being sold fully furnished and is move-in ready! Offered at $79,900! Call Gavin Sherwood at 434-962-0226. (560887)










458 Deer Springs Lane



2036 Stone Ridge Condo

178 Mountain Inn Condos

Updated and producing steady rental revenue in the Wintergreen resort rental program, this condo is located in the heart of the Mountain village at The Mountain Inn. Restaurants, shopping, festivals and bars are all within walking distance, along with slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Sold furnished and ready to use now and continue in the rental program. Offered at $79,000. Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, (554834)


A better location does not exist at Wintergreen Resort! This immaculate 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home sits on a very private lot at the top of a gentle slope behind the 1st green of Devil’s Knob Golf Course. Grab your clubs & improve your short game with your own putting green in the backyard! You can walk to the golf course, Devil’s Grill (Wintergreen’s 4-Star Restaurant), Tennis Center, & the Wintergarden Spa in less than 7 minutes. Also, enjoy seasonal views of the Blue Ridge Mountains & Shenandoah Valley from the large deck which offers plenty of space for you, your family, & friends. Upgrades completed in the past 5 years include central A/C, stainless refrigerator and stove, storm doors, & toilets. Offered at $319,950. Contact Gavin Sherwood – 434-962-0226 or (563793)


Great Furnished end unit two bedroom in immaculate shape at Stone Ridge in Wintergreen Resort. Perfect location to enjoy the cool summers of Wintergreen, overlooking golf and mountains. Walk to Wintergarden spa, aquatics center, Devils Grill restaurant, Nationally ranked Tennis Center. On shuttle bus route to other resort amenities, including Skiing and Village center. Listed by Steve Marianella for $119,000. 434-566-1293 (556815)














449 Three Ridges Condos Walk to the slopes in this fine condition 2 bedroom, 2 bath Three Ridges Condo. Furnished and ready to enjoy this ski season, one level unit with very few steps to enter. Tax assessed value of $145,900. Upgraded lighting, wood burning fireplace, central air and heat. Offered at $114,900. Call Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, (561841)

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72 North Forest Drive

Lovely 3 bedroom mountain home in pristine condition. Great family room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace, custom windows and open layout to entertain family and friends. Kitchen has new appliances, baths all updated, large master bedroom and nice loft area /reading room. Quiet area, paved driveway, nice private lot with gorgeous native ferns throughout yard. Fenced area for dog in rear. Large deck, covered entryway, new sliding door and other upgrades. $319,000. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293 (555686)


175 East Catoctin Drive






Enjoy the best of both worlds as you savor the Shenandoah Valley AND golf course views from this immaculate 5 bedroom home. Two master suites, renovated kitchen and bathrooms and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the main living area are just a few of the upgrades here. Enjoy two fireplaces, a huge wraparound Trex deck and fire pit, paved driveway and more. Nice open layout in main level, great for entertaining. Meticulously maintained and lightly used. Bonus room for kids to use or possible media room. Golf frontage on Hole #12 of private Devils Knob course, close to amenities. Quiet, lovely and unique offering and priced to sell. Offered at $549,500. Call Steve Marianella at 434-566-1293 or (564291)





381 Chestnut Place Check out this increasingly hard to find yearround mountain view lot. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Bring your own builder or ask us for builder recommendations. Build now, or hold for investment and build later. Offered at $179,900. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (554457)

71 Rosebay Lane

Panoramic views of Crawford’s Mountain from this 5 bedroom mountain getaway. Soaring floor to ceiling stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, two family rooms, updated kitchen appliances and counters, huge decks and covered side porch. Attached garage, paved driveway, almost a full acre lot. Year round views from many rooms, including family and dining rooms, and main floor master bedroom. Nature conservation area borders rear of property. Walk to Chestnut Springs Pool and park. Quiet street with minimal traffic, but still close to many recreational amenities. Offered at $575,000. Call Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293 (554794)


163 Mountain Inn Condo Enjoy a Mountain Chalet feel. Condo is also one of the few with a deck. Walk downstairs to shops, courtyard, restaurants, special events, and skiing. This renovated and updated unit is in excellent condition . $95,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (563893)










3213 North Ridge Condo Attractively updated end unit with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, on one level. Updated flooring and elegant furnishings. Ground level access off the deck to grassy area. Short walk to SpaAquatics-Fitness Center, Devils Knob Tennis & Golf. Reduced! $150,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (508360) AUGUST 2017

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Heating Up A 2017 midyear real estate summary for Nelson County


By Marlo Allen Marlo Allen is a licensed Realtor residing in Nelson County

It is summer and the temperature is not the only thing on the rise. The real estate market for Nelson County is finally, and I must emphasize “finally,” heating up. When comparing midyear 2017 with the same time period in 2016, increases were noted in the number of sales and price. Here is a midyear overview with historical references. Data was extracted from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. Midyear Countywide Overview: 114 residential properties sold Q1/Q2 2017 which represents an 8.57% increase from the same midyear period in 2016 when 105 properties sold. Midyear Statistical Comparison: Q1/Q2 2016 recap: 105 sales, median $210,000, average price $246,498, average price per sq ft $126.88, average days on market (DOM) 179, median DOM of 125. Q1/Q2 2017: 114 sales, median $250,000, average price $303,538, average price

per sq ft $131.56, average DOM 197, median DOM of 108. Since yearend 2014, the average price per sq ft has steadily decreased up until now. (Price per sq ft: yearend 2014 $141.50, midyear 2015 $135.38, yearend 2015 $130.66, midyear 2016 $126.88, yearend 2016 $125.32 and now midyear 2017 $131.56) Midyear 2017 reflects a 4 and 5% increase in $ per sq ft from midyear and yearend 2016 figures. The increase in median price is even more dramatic, up by 19% compared to midyear 2016 and up by 26% from yearend 2016. (Median Price: midyear 2016 $210,000, yearend 2016 $199,000, and midyear 2017 $250,000) The shift in median reflects the makeup of sales and a sizable shift in higher end properties selling. In midyear 2017, 12 properties sold above 500k compared to only 6 that sold midyear 2016. Some properties have lingered on the market, but have finally sold reflecting an increase in average and

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cumulative DOM. The median DOM improved showing that properties priced appropriately can sell quickly. Midyear 2017 has had 34 properties to sell within 30 days compared to 22 in midyear 2016. Projections: Based on historical figures, I would expect an improvement in the number of sales for the remainder of the year. Surprising fun fact: The second half of the year is consistently the best time to achieve a sale. In the past four years, the second half of the year has outperformed the first half with 28-32% more sales. Since we have finally turned the corner on price, I think just holding steady on price would be an optimistic outcome. Midyear Sales Summary by Locality: Nelson County sales encompass three main markets, Wintergreen (mountain) with 58 sales, Stoney Creek (valley) with 14 sales, and all other non-resort or county properties with 42 sales. When comparing midyear 2016 and 2017 sales, market


improvement was the greatest in Stoney Creek (up 40%) followed by Wintergreen (up 21%). County sales decreased by 13%. Within the county, Afton represented 24% of all sales in the non-resort localities. Midyear Land Sales: Countywide 42 parcels of land sold in midyear 2017 compared to 38 in midyear 2016 which is a 10.5% increase. Wintergreen and the county (non-resort) sales increased. While Stoney Creek experienced growth in the housing market, land sales declined. Variables such as location, views, acreage, condition and features can affect values. For further explanation and comparison relative to a property you want to sell or purchase, contact a real estate professional. Marlo Allen, frequently referred to as “That Girl,” calls Nelson County home. In fact, she grew up in Nelson County and helped found Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery of Nellysford. Marlo provides real estate services in Nelson and surrounding counties.

Your Home + Marlo = SOLD! Salesperson of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Make 2017 count! Buying or selling, call Marlo. Specializing in: Nelson County – Wintergreen – Stoney Creek Marlo G. Allen

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Listings just sold or under contract: (June/July) Afton: 185 Meadow View Ln Afton: Chapel Hollow Rd; Land Afton: 2561 Castle Rock Rd Arrington: 77 Sunset Dr Faber: 687 Adial Rd Nellysford: 3100 Berry Hill Rd Stoney Creek: 29 High View Ln Stoney Creek: 31 Saddle Ridge Ln Stoney Creek: 1526 Monocan Dr

Go from Listed to SOLD. Call Marlo. Consultations are FREE. Properties noted reflect status as of July 5, 2017. Marlo is a top-producing agent throughout Nelson County, Stoney Creek and Wintergreen. AUGUST 2017

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thisoldhouse Location: 104 High Peak Lane, Shipman, Virginia Offered at: $250,000 Comments: This immaculate Brick, 2,274 fin. sq. ft., Cape Cod on beautiful open & wooded 8.15 ac. offers room to grow your garden plus have animals, as well as elevated building site w/Blue Ridge Mountain views. Enjoy fruit bearing trees within reach of your back door. Home offers solid construction with new House & Garage Roofs, new Well, 2008 Heat Pump, 12’x16’ Deck, new Stove & Refrig., updated 200 amp Electric Service, Jacuzzi in upstairs BA.,& UG invisible pet fencing. Contact: Carole Saunders Montague, Miller & Co. - Amherst 434-981-3089

Location: 48 Coleman Place, Nellysford, Virginia Offered at: $540,000 Comments: Beautiful home located in Stoney Creek community at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Custom built in 2012 with high end interior and exterior finishes. Three-story home with a main floor living. The floor plan is open, gracious and flows easily. With three bedrooms on the main floor, private guest suite on the second level and a spacious 5th bedroom on the lower level, this home has much room to offer for your immediate and extended family. Contact: Dima Holmes Wintergreen Real Estate Co. 434-361-0500


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Corrine and Josh McVeigh at Ridgeside Bed and Breakfast in Afton are the next generation of B&B hosts. They’ve got the beds and they’ve got the breakfast, but these two take things even further with fresh ideas to ensure a top-notch stay – starting with the bar soap. In addition to running the B&B full-time, Corinne enjoys making all-natural soaps that are provided to all guests and also sold on Etsy. “I just had a love for soap and I started buying more natural soaps, and had a big interest. And then Josh found someone locally in Richmond (where we lived at the time) who did workshops. He gifted me a workshopping session, so I got to do it onsite and see it in person. Then I got a bunch of books and then a bunch of equipment and started doing it at home,” says Corinne. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a sudsy obsession. “It is a fun compliment to the B&B. We have mini guest-sized bars, so everybody that comes gets a seasonal soap for their stay. And then I do different full-sized bars that people can purchase. Those are usually seasonal as well. And I use all

natural ingredients, I don’t use palm oil, no fragrance oils, so I use a lot of clays and herbs and salts, I call them plant-based.” “All Natural” is a real big theme for these two. On the B&B property there is a vegetable garden up front, a small apple orchard around back, and you can even check out the mushroom cultivation setup behind the shed. Did I mention they raise their own chickens too? As a guest, you’ll always find something from the grounds on your plate. “When we lived in Richmond, we did a lot to minimize our footprint, and we took that with us here. The B&B gives us a great opportunity to subtly introduce people to really meaningful reasons to do things in a good way,” Josh explains. “Like eating foraged greens from the yard – sounds crazy if you’ve never done it, but if you have a salad with things like wood sorrel and violet greens sprinkled on it, you’re like, whoa, these are really good and feel good, and it’s free and it’s a great tribute to the environment that’s around us.” Between the two of them, they’ve lived in roughly six states, so you could say they’re good at adapting to their surroundings. continued on page 31

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Magnificent mountain views from this high end residence on 208 acres. This 4-bedroom home is bright, airy, and perfect for full-time living or the ultimate family retreat. MLS#532232 $1,650,000 Charlotte Dammann 434.981.1250


Charming, private farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths close to the golf course. Pristine, thoughtfully designed with quality, function, comfort, seasonal mountain views, and an unfinished, walk-out basement. Short walk to amenities. MLS#559948 $515,000 Steve McLean 434.981.1863


Masterfully crafted home in a private setting features a great room with stone fireplace, high-end kitchen, two master suites, office and sun porch. Minutes from amenities at Wintergreen and convenient to Charlottesville. MLS#558791 $595,000 Charlotte Dammann 434.981.1250 You can’t get closer to your food than this. Guests at Ridgeside B&B enjoy eggs from Corinne and Josh McVeigh’s hens, and vegetables grown from their garden.

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Finding Nelson County may have been an act of God when their car broke down while they were passing through about twelve years ago, but their choice to purchase a home here was completely intentional. Four years of renovations later, the B&B now features new appliances, floors, and bathrooms, but most important on the list was the installation of solar panels that cover 100% of the B&B’s usage. “We chose Afton – mostly we were pulled to Afton, we felt this draw to the area. We fell in love with it and just really wanted to be here,” says Corinne. “We thought about what could we do in Afton, and then also looking at what we liked to do, what we enjoyed, and what we were good at, and how we could put that all together.” Josh explains the decision-making process a bit further, “It was kind of interesting, we wrote down skills, on one side of the piece of paper – what are all the thing that were good at, and Corinne wrote one thing after another. And then on the other side of the paper we wrote down what do we really care about, what excites us, what gets us interested and invigorated. And we would circle the things that were the same across the two, and what fits with the area, and found that this is what we’re meant to do.”

Corinne McVeigh learned how to make soap when she lived in Richmond. Guests at her Ridgeside Bed & Breakfast are treated to a “blue ridge bar,” made from natural ingredients such as clays, herbs and salts.

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And no one can deny that whatever these two are doing, they’re doing it well – and it most likely involves a list. Their contemporary home smells of freshly made soaps and feels like a quiet ridge-side retreat. They so earnestly and proudly love and support each other, it makes the whole atmosphere very calm and appealing. “There’s a balance between adventuring and exploring and then relaxing and recharging. We kind of see this as a space where people can go out during the day and go hiking and then come back and kind of refresh,” tells Corinne. “We’re connecting people to nature and the outdoors, but in an adventurous way. We’ve got our hiking trail, or biking, its multi-use, we’ve got a fire pit. And we do a lot of hiking and climbing ourselves, so we try to encourage that.” More significant than just the accommodations provided during your stay is the feeling you take with you after you leave the property. “A big part of what we’re hoping to do here is to get people a little bit excited about nature and the world around them and look at things in a different way than they normally would,” says Josh. Ridgeside B&B offers bar-soap and a new perspective. How refreshing. BRL

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The Bearded Iris When I first began growing perennials professionally in 1991, I was introduced to a plant that I had long since seen in many an heirloom and cottage garden – the bearded or German Iris. This plant adds wonderful grandeur to the garden for the 3 or so weeks that they are in bloom – the blooms are enormous in size and can be found in a kaleidoscope of colors. Success, as with most plants, is not as easy as 1) dig a hole, 2) insert ‘green side up’. Lessons and tricks of the trade that I have learned over the years have helped me to understand this species and help it thrive. The best time to plant iris is in early fall (September) so that the roots have enough time to get established before ‘old man winter’ arrives. Consider them an evergreen, therefore they will be giving off water vapor (or transpiring) through their leaves all winter long – translated, you got to keep the hose handy in the off season (first year only). The best place for iris is in an area where they get at least 6-8 hours of direct sun a day (when I refer to 6-8 hours of direct sun, I am referring to summer sun – the most intense light and therefore heat that they will ever receive). Success with irises comes from following the golden rule with this species – provide for proper drainage. It is always best to plant on a bit of a hill or incline where they can get some water but are never found sitting in damp soil for extended periods. If you do not have an area of this nature in your landscape use rocks to create a raised area where the iris can thrive. If you are a ‘perennial’ reader of this column, you already know what I would say about proper soil

preparation – you MUST do it. For those who may be new, dig deep, add tons of compost, peat, gypsum and organic fertilizer and then plant. Once you are ready to plant, look at the plant carefully. Typically you will be looking a single ‘fan’ or foliage that has been cut back, a rhizome (the fleshy ‘foot’ like part of the plant where the roots are attached) and then the roots. The rhizome must be visible (literally basking in the sun) once you are finished planting, NOT below the soil level. This is to assure the iris will not rot. Distance between plants should be around 1-2 feet. Water regularly until established, typically until the end of fall, then cut the hose off! Iris like deep watering at transplanting and are ‘rooting in’ and then they prefer to be on the dry side. Spring may require a bit of hand watering but err to the dry side – ALWAYS. In regards to food, we typically look to bone meal, superphosphate and 6-10-10 – they are all effective and will produce absolutely phenomenal blooms. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers which will produce beautiful foliage but terrible bloom sets. Regarding pests and diseases, my biggest issues are always borers (controlled with an organic spray called Murphy’s Oil in a ratio 1 part oil to 10 parts water), aphids (controlled with insecticidal soap) and leaf spot (controlled by removing and discarding infected foliage and then treating plants with 2 alternating fungicides from your local garden center). All in all, this species is mostly maintenance free and is a wonderful addition to your cut flower or border garden adding stunning color in any vase in your home.

asktheDr. By Dr. Steve Schmitz Afton Family Medicine Dear Dr. Steve, Any suggestions on what to do for sunburn? I think most of us have questioned our judgment from time to time after a day spent in the sun and a night spent in agony from the burn it gave us. Most times sunburns are considered first degree burns, or burns only affecting the top layer of skin (turning it red, hot and painful). These burns feel better by covering them with cool tap water, skin moisturizing lotions, and aloe vera. Aloe from the plant works great, but if there is enough skin burned you might want to get a bottle of aloe from the store so you don’t kill your plant looking for relief! Time usually heals these superficial burns. If you get a burn covering a lot of your body or if you have a burn that blisters it is a good idea to see your doctor. Doctors will help you watch for any secondary infections and may have some other medicines to help it calm down. More importantly than treating sunburn, however, is avoiding it.

Discover Why Most folks know how sun exposure and sunburns can cause serious skin cancer. But we still don’t do a good job preventing these burns. Please use clothing, wide brimmed hats (great excuse to wear a cowboy hat!) and sunscreen (SPF 15+) when you are out this summer between 10 AM and 4 PM as this is the time the sun is most damaging. Even if you don’t do this yourself, make sure your kids are avoiding sunburn to help them prevent skin cancer when they get older. If you have had a lot of sunburns in your life, you should make it a point to have your doctor check your skin, or see a dermatologist to have it checked. Once a year is a good start, and from there your doctor can help advise you. So, enjoy your summer in the sun, but protect yourself!

Dr. Steve Schmitz is a licensed medical doctor based in Afton. This column is provided as a service to readers of Blue Ridge Life Magazine and it does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of this magazine. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult your doctor.

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NELSON FARMERS MARKET COOPERATIVE Start: Aug. 5, 2017 8:00 am End: Aug. 5, 2017 12:00 pm Venue: Wintergreen Real Estate Phone: 434-244-2399 Address: 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON)

12TH ANNUAL BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FEST Start: Aug. 12, 2017 12:00 am End: Aug. 12, 2017 7:00 pm Venue: Dunlop Pavillion at Wintergreen Resort Phone: 434-325-8292 Address: 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Roseland, VA 22967 (NELSON)

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST Start: Aug. 5, 2017 8:30 am End: Aug. 5, 2017 10:30 am Venue: Rockfish Valley Community Center Phone: 434-361-0100 Address: 190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

STARRY NIGHTS Start: Aug. 12, 2017 5:00 am End: Aug. 12, 2017 11:30 pm Venue: Veritas Vineyards & Winery Phone: 540-456-8000 (Ext. 107) Address: 151 Veritas Lane, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

24TH ANNUAL BLACKBERRY HARVEST AND MUSIC FESTIVAL Start: Aug. 5, 2017 9:00 am End: Aug. 5, 2017 6:00 pm Venue: Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery Phone: 434-361-1266 Address: 2800 Berry Hill Road Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON) BE BOLD 5K TRAIL RUN Start: Aug. 5, 2017 9:00 am End: Aug. 5, 2017 12:00 pm Venue: Bold Rock Hard Cider Phone: 434-361-1030 Address: 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958 (NELSON) WOODSON’S MILL OPEN HOUSE Start: Aug. 5, 2017 10:00 am End: Aug. 5, 2017 4:00 pm Venue: Woodson’s Mill Phone: 804-803-1794 Address: 3211 Lowesville Road Roseland, VA 22967 (NELSON) SUNSET SATURDAY Start: Aug. 5, 2017 6:00 pm End: Aug. 5, 2017 8:00 pm Venue: Afton Mountain Vineyards Phone: 540-456-8667 Address: 234 Vineyard Lane Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

AUGUST 18 FRIDAY SUMMER PICNIC SQUARE DANCE Start: Aug. 18, 2017 7:30 pm End: Aug. 18, 2017 10:00 pm Venue: Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Phone: 434-361-2470 Address: 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

AUGUST 19 SATURDAY SUMMER SOIREE Start: Aug. 19, 2017 11:00 am End: Aug. 19, 2017 6:00 pm Venue: The Virginia Distillery Company Phone: 434-285-2900 Address: 299 Eades Lane Lovingston, VA 22949 (NELSON)


AUGUST 6 SUNDAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Start: Aug. 6, 2017 12:00 pm End: Aug. 6, 2017 4:00 pm Venue: Humpback Rocks Visitor Center Phone: 540-943-4716 Address: Milepost 5.8 Blue Ridge Parkway, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

AUGUST 12 SATURDAY “PIT OF DREAMS” MUD BOG Start: Aug. 12, 2017 9:00 am End: Aug. 12, 2017 6:00 pm Venue: Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Phone: 540-456-6465 Address: 11100 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)


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businessdirectory Accounting ROGERS & ASSOCIATES, P.C. 434-361-9650 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY Call today to schedule your complimentary “get-acquainted” meeting with one of our CPAs. Specializing in quality tax and accounting services for individuals, small businesses, trusts and estates. Visit for additional information.

Construction ELK MOUNTAIN CONTRACTING, LLC 540-241-9075 221 Old Tyro Lane, Tyro, VA AUGUSTA COUNTY Elk Mountain Contracting has been building custom log cabins and barns for 14 years. Using stonework and reclaimed materials to compliment your project allows us to provide a historic appeal to your structure. Services Provided: Reclaimed building materials, Custom log cabins and barns, Chinking, Stonework, General Construction, Cabin and barn restorations.

Come visit us at the Barrel House brewery and tasting room and discover where tradition meets innovation. Our tasting room is open Sunday-Thursday, 12PM-8PM, Friday 12PM-9PM, & Saturday, 12PM-8PM. You can enjoy a tasting flight of our available beer selections, relax with a full glass of one of our fine ales or lagers, and take a complementary tour after your purchase if you’d like to learn about our special brewing process.

R.M. GANTT CONSTRUCTION 434-316-0090 NELSON COUNTY R.M. Gantt Construction is a family owned business which has served the Central Virginia area since 1992. We concentrate on higher end residential construction by providing our team of professionals, consisting of our well trained and specialized Framers, Millwork Specialists, Project Managers, Estimators, and Interior Designers. We offer a turn key project.

Lodging BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY 540-456-8020 9519 Critzers Shop Rd Afton, VA NELSON COUNTY



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The official real estate office of Wintergreen Resort. Contact us for sales and purchases of lots, homes and condos in Stoney Creek and on the mountain.

BLUE STAR MUSIC 434-263-6746 177 Main St. P.O. Box 493 Lovingston, VA NELSON COUNTY 434-277-9209 2nd Stage, Amherst, VA AMHERST COUNTY NELSON COUNTY’S FAVORITE SINCE 1988 Musical instruments, service, repairs, rentals and supplies. Lessons: all styles and levels of guitar, including advanced jazz, banjo, bass, vocals, keyboard, drums, beginning mandolin, dobro and accordion. Mon. Wed. Thurs. 12-8

Real Estate MARLO G. ALLEN, ASSOCIATE BROKER 434-996-3525 Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY

150 Five Star Reviews tell it all about this thoughtfully designed private hideaway in the Rockfish Valley of Nelson County. Minutes to wineries and breweries and restaurants. 15 minutes to the ski slopes. 35 minutes to Charlottesville. A favorite honeymoon retreat, yet comfortably sleeps 6 for family gatherings. 2 master suites, hot tub, and fully equipped chef’s kitchen. Reasonable rates!

When buying or selling real estate in Nelson County or Wintergreen, you can count on “That Girl” to get you results! Besides being a family business partner at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery of Nellysford, I am also a recognized and trusted name in real estate throughout Nelson County and Wintergreen.


MOUNTAIN AREA REALTY 434-361-2440 2788 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY

Plan a visit to Wild Wolf and experience Chef Chris Jack’s amazing creations made with locally sourced ingredients, enjoy your meal inside or out with one of our 13 craft beers on tap then take your favorites home with you our awesome to-go beer selections.

Situated on 200 beautiful acres, our two bedroom log cabins offer modern amenities that include central air, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens and comfortable furnishings. Whether you’re fishing or kayaking on our private lake; enjoying the views from your porch or walking the trails; your mind, body and soul can’t help but relax and become one with nature.

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Blue Mountain Brewery is open 7 days a week bringing the revolution of real hand-crafted American beer to our corner of the world. Eight to ten Blue Mountain drafts available at all times, local foods for lunch and dinner, local wines & family friendly.

WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY 434-361-0088 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY

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Breweries BLUE MOUNTAIN BARREL HOUSE 434-263-4002 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA NELSON COUNTY


Resorts & Recreation WINTERGREEN RESORT 855-245-5011 39 Mountain Inn Loop Wintergreen, VA NELSON COUNTY Wintergreen Resort is a four-season mountain retreat on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Championship golf; seasonal skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; indoor and outdoor pools; miles of marked hiking trails; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; charming lodging; and a variety of enticing dining options.

Visitor Centers NELSON COUNTY TOURISM 434-263-7315 8519 Thomas Nelson Hwy Lovingston, VA NELSON COUNTY Experience the Sunrise Side of the Blue Ridge. From our mountains to the mighty James River. Wear yourself out at our wineries, breweries, cidery, and eateries. Then hit the sack in a cozy cabin or bed & breakfast.

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G REAL ESTATE Building Lot 3.08 Acres. Mostly cleared, with year round mountain views. Close to elementary school and all Route 151 activities. Afton area. Posted By: David Marshall 22920 - Afton 540-456-6046 $64,000 RENTED! Lovely home for rent in Shipman Lovely home in Shipman for rent. Quiet neighborhood. 3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, Family Room, fenced in yard. Posted By: Kate McGinnis 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish $800/ month hunting-recreational land (Lovingston) Over 8 wooded acres in Wingina VA. Driveway already put in. Large stone clearing for RV parking. No electric on property however transformer at edge of driveway. Close to several hunt clubs, BREWERY’S and winery’s. GREAT FAMILY FUN LAND , with lots of privacy. tax map number 71-A-31C Red Bud Ln. Nelson County. Posted By: donna stepien 24599 - Wingina 540 872 6698 $29,000

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Posted By: Chuck Strauss 22938 - Faber 434-263-8294 $200 obo Portable Generator 5 kw Portable Generator. Gas. 120/240 volts. used for power outages only. Coleman model 5000. Kohler 10 hp engine. Good condition. Posted By:Gary Evans 24464 - Montebello 540-377-6059 $275 Miter Box- DeWalt 10” stationary,power miter box Reconditioned,in good shape. Posted By: Grant Heggie 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-325-1254 $110

MUSIC Huss & Dalton 0-SP Guitar Serial# 3993, Rosewood B/S, Sunburst spruce top, slotted peghead, pyramid bridge, no pick guard, original TKL case included. Posted By: James Felock 22980 - Waynesboro 540-221-2918 $2000

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JOBS Sunday School Teachers/ Nursery Workers Sunday School Teachers and Nursery Workers needed for new church. Applicants must be at least 18yo, have reliable transportation, and willing to submit to a background check. Please email outlining your experience working with children and include 3 references to schedule an interview. Posted By: Dan Magan 434-981-3268 $20/wk Weekend Receptionist Must be dependable, pleasant and comfortable in an office environment. Saturday & Sunday - 9:00am to 5:00 pm. We offer a pleasant workplace with friendly co-workers. Nicely compensated. Posted By: Barbara Frazier 434-361-0500 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen $Negotiable

Virginia Distillery Co. Brand Ambassador Virginia Distillery Company, an American Single Malt Whisky distillery based in Lovingston, Virginia, is seeking Brand Ambassadors in the Central Virginia area. Seeking highly interested individuals who want to learn about the growing spirits industry in Virginia and beyond, who enjoy interacting with the public in support of brand development.

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The core responsibilities will include conducting tastings at consumer events in the local area. Posted By: Jessica Bullard 22949 - Lovingston 434-285-2900 $Hourly Based On Experience Virginia Distillery Co. Guest Experience VThe Virginia Distillery Company is seeking a Guest Experience Associate who will welcome, educate and entertain visitors, chiefly by guiding them through the tour and tasting experience. The Associate must ensure all visitors receive a courteous, friendly and professional experience at all times. Flexible schedule, primarily weekends (This is a part time position averaging 8-30 hours a week. Posted By: Jessica Bullard 22949 - Lovingston 434-285-2900 $Hourly Based On Experience

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