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Mountain Homes

56 Laurel Springs Dr.

33 Smoke Rise

422 Fawn Ridge Dr.

31 Warrior Run

(Devils Bend 1) $409,000.00 MLS#514465

(Indian Rock 30 & 31) $579,000.00 MLS#514027

(Deer Springs 69) $250,000.00 MLS# 513440

(Indian Rock 14) $575,000.00 MLS#512779

Located within walking distance to Devils Knob Private Campus Complex just off the 10th tee. Large parking area for guest, ski shuttle stops steps away. The perfect location. Two masters suites on first floor both with stone fireplaces. Large rear deck overlooking golf course. Lots of light.

Remarkable property offering extreme privacy and solitude. Home has been nicely renovated and an oversize, attached 1-car garage with plenty of storage was added to the house a few years back. Home faces south and has many large windows in every room to let daylight and Nature inside your home. Two homesites with this property for a total of 1.08ac. Great location convenient to hiking. Property backs up to the GW National Forest for added privacy.Liquid propane heat, paved driveway and much more.

This home is nestled into a hill and lives much larger than its square footage might indicate. Three large decks run the entire length of the house. The “Jack & Jill” arrangement of the main level bath make it much more user friendly and is almost like having another full bathroom. Cathedral ceilings in the living area complete the picture.

This is a very beautiful home. A large addition in 2010. All baths have been renovated since 2010. Home shows like new. Very private location. Homesite backs up to the George Washington National Forest and the Appalachian Trail. Owners own 1/2 of the adjoining homesite for supreme privacy. Many large windows throughout the house to enjoy Nature and wildlife. Great for vacation or full time residence. Bonus area on the second level could be converted easily into a 5th bedroom and a bath.

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12 Dripping Rock Ln.

519 Pedlars Edge Dr. (Pedlars Edge 97) $59,000.00 MLS#514249

1527 Cliffs

3203 North Ridge

$249,678.00 MLS#514541

$192,000.00 MLS#506794

Elevated building site, extra wide road frontage (142ft)-on left side. Easy access for drive up to unique building site on a terrace above large boulder- Lots of “Mountain Character”

A mid level end condo with easy accessgreat year round views-walking distance to spa, golf, tennis, restaurants, ski shuttle stops at front door, new carpet, appliances, remolded kitchen, etc.

Highest elevation 2BR condominium of North Ridge and Stone Ridge, top floor, end. Resort bus stops at the door and easy walk to tennis, spa, pooch park. Not rented, new carpet in living room and dining room.

(Chestnut Springs 99) $22,500.00 MLS#506867 Priced to move! Wooded lot at end of culde-sac relatively level.



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(1-H A9) $599,000.00 MLS#513610


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High quality of construction by renown local builder Louis Ramsey. A beautiful floor plan for one story living with generous and gracious rooms. Fantastic mountain views in every direction. 2.58 acre level homesite with beautiful and mature landscape. Beautiful deck and screened gazebo to enjoy the views. Floor to ceiling rock fireplace in great room. Located in the heart of Stoney Creek and at a short distance from all community amenities. Across the street from a pond for fishing. Great value! • 800.325.2200 2

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Wintergreen Resort

7584 Irish Creek Road Property adjoins National Park! The perfect 3 BR, 2 BA log home high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open floor plan with a rock fireplace, set in a landscape of orchard, yard and gardens. The home is complemented by a screened garden house, henhouse, and a vintage camping cabin. Wood floors throughout the living areas and bedrooms, pressed tin kitchen backsplash, skylights, deck, $299,000 and classic covered front porch.

967 Devils Knob Loop Located on Devils Knob overlooking the 16th and winter Shenandoah Valley, this unique home offers all the space, quality and mountain charm one could want. There are 5 BR suites, 3 living areas, all with native stone fireplaces and expansive outdoor space. With over 4300 square feet of living space,1000 square feet of deck & designer furnishings, $829,000 this home makes the perfect family or corporate retreat!

622 Front Street A key property in the Lovingston Historic District, near the historic Courthouse. Property is zoned B-1. Basement hosts commercial space that has served many uses (office, pharmacy, bakery, etc). Above is a two-story c. 1825 grandfathered residence. Perfect property to realize a business dream while living in a charming, small-town environment. Needs some tender care and well worth $145,000 the investment. No historic facade restrictions.

245 East Catoctin Want a new home but don't want to build? This 5 BR (2 masters),4 BA home with two living areas, screened porch and wraparound deck is your dream come true. Located on one of the highest spots in Wintergreen with winter views into the Shenandoah Valley. Spacious floor plan, quality construction including wood floors in the main areas, granite counters, ceramic baths & tons of outdoor living. Built by Zeman Construction. $519,800

1937 Greenfield Road Great price for this 3 BR, 2 BA home conveniently located in Afton. This is a must see—the owner has meticulously updated and maintained this home. Mature landscaping provides privacy to the 1.4-acre lot. Home features a bonus room off of master bedroom—could be great for a home office or nursery. Call today to view this fabulous home. $145,000

81 Summit Lane Perched on the highest ridge, this 3 BR, mountain-lodge-style home has views of Three Ridges Mountain and spectacular sunsets over the Blue Ridge. Great room has floor-to-ceiling native stone fireplace,a wall of glass to the view, cathedral ceiling and hardwood floors. With updated kitchen, handsome furnishings, ductless heating/AC and second family $469,000 room, this home is ready to enjoy for fall and ski season.

733 Twin Ridge Lane Beautiful 3 BR, 3BA home situated on a nearly 4-acre lot in the heart of Afton. Bright, open floor plan, skylights in a guest bedroom. The home has an added finished basement with kitchen, full bath, and laundry. Fenced-in yard and patio. Established gardens and brick paths. Enjoy winter views of the Blue Ridge Mountains out your front and back doors. Motivated seller and ready to move in! $345,000

1412 Highlands Fabulous year-round views from this well-appointed 3BR, 3BA condo. Overlooks the ski slopes, and is just across the street from the Wintergarden. Wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Currently on the rental program. $225,000

520 Falling Rock This 7-acre parcel near the Tye River has an old home, barn, well and septic. Beautiful, rolling land with mature hardwoods and open fields. Great potential and building site. Sold as is. $80,000

Stoney Creek 111 Deer Run Waterfront home with 3 BR, 3.5 BA on 2.3 wooded acres. Fabulous great room with lots of windows. Many new upgrades (carpet, tile floors, built in book case, new baths, HVAC). Finished lower level with family room, bedroom and bath. Spacious decking and patio areas overlooking the pond. Lovely perennial gardens surround the home.

Price reduced!


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New, Notable, and Recently Reduced Properties










710 Crawfords Climb



Excellent development opportunity in Wintergreen Resort. Approved for 22 townhomes or an 85 room hotel. Located in a very favorable area of the resort. Townhome owners or hotel guests would be able to walk to the resort’s full service spa, indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, ski shuttle and local cafe. Very short drive to the golf and tennis facilities as well as the resort’s shops and restaurants. This unique opportunity is available for $1,870,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399.

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24 Trillium Place Welcome to Trillium - This Rare 4 bedroom & 3 1/2 Bath unit is an End unit that provides peace & quite. Convenient to Winter Garden, Golf, Tennis, Hiking etc. Trilevel for privacy! Vacant and easy to view! Motivated Seller! Priced at $315,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (512485)






232 Hearthstone

744 Laurelwood Condo

338 Dobie Condo Ski-front 2 bed condo, center of Wintergreen village. Beautifully furnished and updated. New in 2013: Flooring, stainless steel fridge, paint, AC unit, plantation blinds, light fixtures. Walk to year-round Mountain Village festivals, performing arts, dining & shops. $207,500. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen. com 434-296-9860 (514218)


Lot 5B, Cedar Drive 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. $299,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (514029)





177 Crawfords Edge

Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a luxury 10 bedroom, 10.5 bath mountain home. One bedroom configured as a state-of-the art conference center fully equipped with boardroom seating. Great mountain views. Double kitchen. Two wet bars. Elevator services all floors. This home is the Premier Rental Property on the mountain. (Blue Ridge Retreat). This is a must see for an investor! $1,429,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (514582)











Nicely furnished, Well-maintained 1BR/1BA unit on Wintergreen’s WPI Rental Program. Best location in the complex, RIGHT ABOVE THE LAURELWOOD POOL! Rental History Available! Very Motivated Seller! $118,000. Call Tim Craig 540-416-8498. (514523)


Only $55,000 for this great value in Stoney Creek. Lot with views of the valley. Quiet street in the foothills above Stoney Creek. Build here with your builder or let me introduce you to one. Enjoy Stoney Creek golf and restaurant, Lake Monocan and local wineries only minutes away. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, (514020)












Wintergreen Drive

Only $40,000 for over 2 acres in Stoney Creek! Great investment opportunity or potential home site for vacation or retirement home. Let me introduce you to one of the fine local builders or bring your own. Quiet location in foothills of Wintergreen resort Stoney Creek subdivision. Nearby are golf, restaurants, hiking, Lake Monocan, wineries and many other attractions. Contact Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, smsales1@ (514019) N! TIO UC R T NS CO W NE

Brand new 5 bedroom, 3 full bathroom, custom home built by Shenandoah Valley Construction. Views of Devils Knob Golf Course, two family rooms and attached garage. Many upgrades include granite counters, two fireplaces, hot tub, steam shower, pre-wired sound and security system, stainless appliances and custom tile work. Huge decks both front and rear. Listed for $695,000 by Steve Marianella, call 434-566-1293 or for more info.





337 Dobie Condo

2046 Stone Ridge Condo

Turnkey renovated ski-out 2 bedroom condo. Ground level unit means you ski right off your deck to the slopes. Condo sits directly across from Blue Ridge Express chairlift - it’s like having your own warming hut on the mountain - paradise for the family that skis! $229,000. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 (514639)

Beautifully furnished and updated 3 bedroom 3 bath unit! Updated flooring throughout plus a renovated kitchen. Ground floor, walk-out to grassy area from living room patio. Views of 18th fairway on Devils Knob course. This turnkey unit feels like home! $175,000. Contact Brian Chase. 434-296-9860 (514623)





18 Devils Bend

Another great value from Solid Rock Properties/Copperleaf Homes. Brand new construction of 2,000 square feet with the ability to finish the basement and add a 4th bedroom and 3rd bath to make this a 2,300 square foot home. Custom hickory cabinets, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, Hardiplank siding and much more. High ceilings, wall of glass windows, huge wrap around deck, craftsman style front door. $349,900. Oversized lot! Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (513608)

Editors & Publishers Yvette Stafford, Tommy Stafford Contributors Lynn Coffey An email address for Backwoods Lynn up in the hollow? Ha! Ph: 540.949.0329 Marcie Gates Woody Greenberg Jennie Tal Williams Sharon Zoumbaris a mom & pop since 2005

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.


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2013 9

Television is so yesterday


This cheese is divine.


dig it Unearthing Cabellsville.

COOLER weather’s coming ... Tune in to Tommy’s weather online ....


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This is what publishing looked like before toner cartridges and the delete button.

inside basic necessities ................. 7 cover story .............................9 this old/new house ............ 19 at home with marlo ......... 23 sam’s garden ..................... 34 ask the dr. ......................... 35 the perfect fit ................. 35 event calendar ................. 36 business directory ............ 37 classifieds .......................... 38 games ................................... 39

on the cover Photographer: Norm Shafer Sister Barbara Smickel loads cheese onto aging racks in the aging room at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Crozet. Story on page 9.


thepublishers Between Peyton’s pink guitar, Adam’s mini solar system, and their homemade sock dolls (those poor things), I’d say the birthday kids are pretty darn happy and mighty protective of their loot. Peyton has gone to bed with her guitar ever since she got it. And even though I was nervous about her crushing or dropping it at night, her fascination with her pink helium balloon is what really tested my mommy nerves. It had nothing to do with inhaling the gas and talking like a chipmunk, and it had everything to do with the fact that helium is lighter than air. Releasing a balloon into the sky may not seem like a big deal but for some reason, the thought of seeing my little girl’s happy face dissolve into tears should she accidentally let go of her balloon formed a large nasty lump in my throat. Up, up it would go into the sky, carried away by the wind until the sparkly orb shrunk to the size of a dot. And the instant her mind would make sense of the magic, Peyton would lower her outstretched arm, look at me with tear-shined eyes, and release a heartbreaking wail. But this little girl never let go of her treasured balloon. Each day she

guarded it as it slowly shriveled, keeping it tethered to her sticky hands. Eventually, the wrinkled balloon lost its lift and drifted away from Peyton’s mind. A new fascination with stickers (see above picture), would replace the metallic bubble. There will come a day Peyton climbs into a car with a sack of Thanksgiving leftovers and drives off and away. The hands that grabbed that balloon string so tightly will be steering a wheel and that car (hopefully it will be a truck!) will shrink to the size of a dot at the end of a highway. But until then, we shall never let go of our shiny balloons. Happy Thanksgiving! Yvette and Tommy Stafford


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2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958 South on VA 151; 11.5 miles from VA 250 in the heart of Nellysford Open Daily: 11:30am until last call. Open at 11 until last call on Sat & Sun We will be closed on Thanksgiving day to allow our team a relaxing day with their families. 434.361.0088 Wild Wolf Brewing Company wildwolfbeer

Celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of by winning a Mini Big Green Egg and ash tool! 500 raffle tickets at $5 each will be available with all proceeds going to Almost Home Pet Adoption Center – Nelson County SPCA. Full details available at Zestivities!®, and on our Facebook page.

Next to Wild Wolf Brewery and Brewpub. 2469 Rockfish Valley Hwy, (Rt. 151) Nellysford Open 7 days a week! 434.361.0004

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Café Wine and Cheese Shop

By Kay Pfaltz

It’s that time ... Thanksgiving specials It’s that time again when we gluttons each try to out-glutton each other and eat as much as humanly (or beaglely) possible, spreading our tables with the savory dishes we knew in childhood, including grandmother’s sweet potatoes topped with the finest Marshmallows. That time when I try to match wines to the varied array of dishes without giving guests indigestion. Picks for apéros: From Italy’s Veneto, Bebe Prosecco Frizzante Rosé - a lightly sparkling blend of Prosecco and Raboso, with a nose of fresh strawberries. Ideal with salty pre-feast appetizers. $14 White picks: In order to avoid that too-full feeling, stay clear of overoaked whites, choosing instead those with good fruit or acidity: dry Chenin Blanc, Albariño, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, Riesling and, a Thanksgiving favorite, Gewürztraminer. Look for whites with enough body to stand up to turkey and trimmings, yet the acidity to cut through cousin Eunice’s sausage stuffing. Dirler Schimberg, Pinot Gris, 2007. This estate makes

excellent organic wines in small production. Body, elegance and taste in one beautiful bottle. $24 Red picks: While it’s true that Thanksgiving allows us the opportunity to raid wine cellars sharing treasures with our nearest and dearest, my advice is to save your best for a less… complicated meal. No one wants to find Uncle Albert has mistakenly mixed the ‘82 Latour with his Bourbon and Coke. Lighter reds do best: Gamay (Beaujolais), Barbera, Dolcetto, Frappato and Pinot Noir. On my table this year: Lodali Barbaresco, 2010 – While many Barbarescos are big and tannic the Lodali is drinking splendidly now. Hints of herbs and cherry fruit. $22 And the perfect turkey Pinot? Domaine Tortochot Morey St-Denis, 2011. Light, luscious and lovely. $36 In truth, it is that time again, a time when we gather together, giving thanks for all we have: each other, this often intensely beautiful world, and wonderful food and wine…grandma’s Marshmallowed sweet taters notwithstanding. Loire Valley, vineyards and châteaux. May 2014. Reserve your spot:

2226 Rockfish Valley Highway Nellysford, Virginia ph: 434.361.1766

A taste of Europe in the Blue Ridge! Tu-Th 10am-6pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm Reservations advised for weekend dinners.

Wines for the holidays, wines for the heart, wines for the soul, we have them all! Please come in and browse our wide selection of both domestic and imported. Happy Thanksgiving, and gratitude to all.


Taking reservations for private parties. Call in advance.

Bev and Keith are retiring from Basic Necessities and it is for sale. Interested in purchasing it? For more info, email


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Montague Miller & Co Amherst Office 198 South Main St, Suite 102 • PO Box 1020 Amherst VA 24521 • 434.946.5522 • 434-263-5088 NEW! ROSELAND – $29,500

NEW! ARRINGTON – $28,500

NEW! ALHAMBRA – $349,900

AFTON – $258,500

Camp out and enjoy nature on a Mountain with an easy flowing stream located only a few miles from Wintergreen. Affordable and Ideal for your private get-away site to enjoy the peaceful scenery or perfect for hunting on this 8.23 acre all wooded parcel. MLS 514385.

Looking for a private building lot, plus access to the beautiful Tye River? This 5.021 wooded acres is level to rolling, priced under the county assessment and offers a great opportunity to build your dream home at an affordable price. Easy commute to Lynchburg and Charlottesville MLS 514291

This 40+/-acre property is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains with over 2700 ft. on the Piney River and adjoins the National Forest. This private compound offers several outbuildings, work shop, garage, 2062 sq. ft. barn, smoke house plus an additional 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home. The main home was renovated in 2012 with new windows, kitchen, baths, drywall, heat pump to name just a few of the many amenities. MLS 281325

Private with quick access to C’ville. This 3BR, 2BTH home in Albemarle Co on 2.64 acres is hidden off a state road only 1 mi. to 250. Property was once part of Boxwood Gardens/ Waynesboro Nursery. Rock walls surround terraced area with large boxwoods, as well as other nursery stock are scattered throughout. Add’l 14+- ac. avail. MLS 511833

AFTON – $157,500

CLIFFORD – $189,500

SHIPMAN – $87,000

NELLYSFORD – $54,900

Wooded 14.81 acres w/10.37 Albemarle & 4.44 ac. in Nelson once owned & operated by Waynesboro Nurseries had nursery stock and fruit trees. Adjoining Home w/2.64 presently on the market. State road frontage & Electric on site. Purchase both properties for mini farm/vineyard/orchard. MLS 511847

One level living with full terrace level which includes a rough-in bath for future expansion. Enjoy the privacy at the end of the road with open pasture on 5.02 acres. This home offers 2 x 6 construction, back up propane heat, nicely appointed kitchen with appliances and a spacious back deck with bench seating to enjoy the peaceful life. MLS 279805

11 ac. of beautiful, rolling pasture land w/mixed hardwoods in rear and 769 ft. of paved road frontage. Stream is left boundary. AGR zoning w/ restrictions against mobiles and doublewides. Private building site at tree line with spring/pond site. Perfect for horses, cattle or other animals. Near Lovingston with mountain views and recent survey. MLS 514705

Attractive 2.53 acres in well-kept subdivision on hard surface road. Mostly wooded, level to steep topography. Great location, convenient to Wintergreen and Village of Nellysford. MLS 279433

NELLYSFORD – $225,000

BUCKINGHAM – $180,000

AMHERST – $269,900

NELLYSFORD – $233,000

Reduced! Great Location! 1.27 Ac. fronting on VSH 151 in the village of Nellysford, 3534 sq. ft. home, Cr. 1908, with possibility of renovation for residential/business/commercial. Features of its era w/bulls eye, built-in cabinets, wainscoting, solid pine doors, wood mantels, chair rail, high ceilings, etc. MLS 485806.

Great home place or recreational property. Peaceful rural setting half mile off Rt 60.Perfect for horses, Gentlemen’s farm, hunting, etc. 10+ open acres, balance wooded. Fenced with several out buildings, 2 car garage. Convenient to Richmond. Home needs work incl appliances, flooring, and some bath fixtures. Priced accordingly 55k below assessment. MLS 281183.

This 66.860 acre parcel adjoins Mill Creek Lake Property. Great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy fishing or hunting. Several great building sites. This property offers bold streams wood land. MLS 276879.

This is not your average 7.87 acres of mountainside property. The view across the Rockfish River Valley and beyond to the Blue Ridge Mountains is spectacular. You are just a short drive from the Wintergreen ski resort and the village of Nellysford. Access is by paved road. MLS 275055.

AMHERST – $259,900

ARRINGTON – $129,900

LOWESVILLE – $129,900


Barn living at its finest! Enjoy the private setting located off the road, open pasture, bottom land ideal for gardening, several streams with additional well and septic. This unique set up offers 1200 sq.ft of private living quarters that include 2 bedrooms, large living, dining and kitchen area, full bath. The enormous recreation area could have many different uses, with over 2300 sq. ft. that includes separate HVAC system, 2 half baths with quality finishing details. The 25x50 attached garage/workshop area has overhead storage, 2 garage doors. 17.12 acres. MLS 280511.

3 Bedrooms. Get that mountain feel with this stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings in living room and kitchen, open floor plan. Skylights to let in that natural light. Walking distance to 45 acre recreational lake, enjoy a relaxing day of fishing. New roof, new electrical, new flooring throughout and more. Nice back deck overlooking fenced in back yard. Nice storage shed. MLS 509790.

Well-built cutie in the Temperance School District. Completely updated with new flooring, new appliances, new countertops and kitchen cabinets, fresh paint. Move-in ready. Level lot in country setting and yard made for children and pets to play! Three bedrooms, open kitchen/ living room, large family room. MLS 277870.

1 bedroom, 1 bath condo! This is one of the best locations for skiing on the Mountain. In the hub of all the action, short walk to restaurants plus top of slopes with nice view. Ski-in, Ski-out to top of Dobie. MLS 280688.


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There is a Trappist Monastery in Crozet, unseen to those who do not go looking for it, where the sisters of Our Lady of the Angels have a very particular

“whey� of life. Mother Marion Rissetto , and Sisters Maria Gonzalo-Garcia and Barbara Smickel pose for a portrait with the gouda cheese they make at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery (above). Mother Marion Rissetto places the individual cheeses into a brining solution where the cheese sits overnight before being waxed and then aged (at left).


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“We started out with six sisters, and we are now fourteen and growing, just like the cheese business,” says Sister Barbara, one of two remaining original sisters chosen to found the monastery in 1987. Originally from southern California – “many many moons ago” – Sister Barbara spent thirty one years at a monastery in Massachusetts before coming to Virginia. “The former owner had a little cheese making business going on the property, and about two-thirds of the equipment was here. We added to the equipment because we wanted to modernize it.” Although admittedly naïve at the beginning of their ventures, the sisters’ faith didn’t falter, and they began making cheese in November of 2009. Sisters Maria Gonzalo-Garcia, Barbara Smickel and Nnaemeka Maduko wax cheeses at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery (top). Sister Maria Gonzalo-Garcia hand cuts some of the curds that stick to the edges of the settling tank (above).


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“Our particular type of Christian life includes the ideal of self support. Our tradition is to live by the labor of our hands and to have something also to share with those who are less fortunate. So that’s the way we operate,” 2238 Tanners Ridge Condo Wintergreen, VA $120,900 CAAR MLS 512325 Postulant Myriam Saint-Vilus and Sister Kathy Ullrich maneuver a cart of gouda to the brining room.

Priced to sell, completely renovated and move in ready! Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 full bath golf front condominium. Walk out to the 12th Fairway. All brand new Granite Countertops with undermount sink, gooseneck stainless faucet, raised countertop for barstools, Stainless Appliance package, Flooring, Bath Mirrors & Fresh Paint throughout. Fully Furnished.

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says Sister Barbara. “It really is fun to start out with an ocean of milk in the morning at 4:15 when they start the pasteurizing, and then to end up about twelve hours later with a lot of little golden balls of cheese floating around in the salt brine. There’s something very satisfying about it.” With a product that requires much more effort to create than to consume, these sisters seem to have found their niche with these two-pound red-waxed wheels. “We make 20-21 thousand pounds of cheese a year, and we sell it all through the mail and at the monastery,” says Sister Barbara. “We don’t do wholesale, and we usually sell out before Christmas. It’s very popular all year round, but it’s most popular as Christmas gifts.” Considering they are actually making cheese only one day out of the week, imagine what they could do with seven. “We live a rather intense life of prayer and silence the rest of the time, so I think the good manual labor is a nice balance to that. We try to go about it prayerfully, and we pray while we’re doing it. It’s integrated into our whole life. And I do think it’s a good human thing to use our bodies in the service of God, not just our minds, so the whole person is involved.” For all of those curious as to what “secret ingredient” can be attributed for these sisters success, you’ll have to do without. “The recipe for making Gouda, that’s standard, you can look that up in the Encyclopedia, that’s no secret. But the way you do it, the care with which you do it, the cleanliness with which you do it, the exactitude the way you watch times and temperatures and everything. That’s what makes the difference,” says Sister Barbara. “Part of our tradition is to do whatever we can the best we can, for the Lord and for one another, and that carries over to the cheese-making. We’re about something else. We’re here to live a complete life of work and worship. And we look for some means of self support that will fit into that ideal. We’re not out to become the craft of Crozet. We’re just happy to be the Monastery Country Cheese.” BRL





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$349,000.00 MLS#511347

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Archaeologist Randy Lichtenberger of Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. and Keith Adams, Adjunct Instructor of Archeology at Sweet Briar College are determined to uncover the history of the old Amherst county seat. Dating back to the 18th century, Cabellsville could have been a popular settlement before Nelson County was founded in 1807 and divided the county. Currently living on the property now scattered with bright orange flags marking future test sites, Ron and Lauren Anderson couldn’t be more excited about the project. “My Great Grandfather, Richard Nelson Wood, bought the property after the original Amherst County Court House burned to the ground. The people living in the ACCH at the time, rebuilt, but then had to sell and Grandpa Wood bought it,” says Lauren. More than 30 volunteers have been shovel-testing a 10-acre chunk of the site for only three days, but they’ve already scored big finds. Unearthing several pieces of glass and multiple remnants of Creamware and Delftware, or tin-glazed pottery, are all good indications of early domestic life. “Creamware is more like 1760ish, and Pearlware replaced that around 1782 or so. So it’s all from the right period of what we’re looking for,” says Randy. “So these are early artifacts, and that along with the handmade brick and the wrought nails, that suggests we’re into the kind of stuff we’re looking for from the courthouse town,” says Randy. With their three-day survey showing such great results, this team is already planning a return in the spring to resume the hunt for the lost village and courthouse. Stayed tuned folks. The mystery of Cabellsville isn’t going to be buried for long. BRL

This unique property overlooks the ski slope and mountain beyond. Totally renovated with high efficiency HVAC. Stainless appliances, granite counters and contemporary mountain rustic trim and decor make this a unique property.

923 Diamond Hill

$380,000.00 MLS#509361

Perfect for ski season! Large, three-bedroom three bathrooms, slope side condo with great views of the slopes, Black Rock Mountain and into the Rockfish Valley. Excellent slope access. End unit.

743 Laurelwood

$125,000.00 MLS#513132

Condo has a view, overlooks a pool, very easy access, close to all facilities in Black Rock Village, short walk to ski slope. Currently on Wintergreen Resort rental market.

MOUNTAIN HOMES 2129 Laurel Springs Dr.

$475,000.00 (Laurel Springs 17) MLS#507178

This is the perfect mountain home with a spectacular view down through Shamokin Gorge. The interior has cathedral ceilings and a stunning stone fireplace, and lots of other nice touches. It has an excellent floor-plan with good interior vertical separation and privacy. In addition to views down to the Rockfish valley. It backs onto the George Washington national forest and is moments from the Appalachian Trail. Across the street and a short walk is the top of the highest falls east of MS.

270 Deer Springs Ln.

$329,000.00 (Deer Springs 113) MLS# 513517

A very clever and unique home that has several living areas and is close to all the facilities at Devils Knob AND on the golf course.

81 Chestnut Place

$899,500.00 (Chestnut Place 4) MLS#512613

How many times have we all wanted to have a home on Wintergreen Overlook?- This is the opportunity. Fabulous views- Glenn Germans excellent design & Henry’s Smith most desired construction details. 3,344 above grade.

734 Devils Knob Loop

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TAKING PRE-ORDERS NOW • Ph: 434-760-4558 | Ph: 434-882-4448 (Pierre Constans) (Jack Kavana)

$650,000.00 (Devils Knob 35) MLS#514710

This house is perched on the highest point on Devils Knob and has a spectacular view across the Rockfish and Tye River Valleys as well as the George Washington National Forest. It was designed by Glenn German in 1983 and finished by Charlie Smith. It has original Cypress paneling and ceilings and is built on 2levels for easy access. The Master bedroom and living areas is on the top floor and the guest bedrooms are below.

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Location: 14 Hickorynut Rd, Wintergreen, Virginia Offered at: $429,000 Comments: This is a luxury mountain home with many high-end interior and exterior finishes. Spacious and very open floor plan with every room a generous size. Cathedral ceilings and two story fireplace in the great room, first floor master suite, spacious loft/ family room on the second floor and many other great features. Located at a walking distance from the ski slopes and the heart of Wintergreen Resort. Could be a nice rental home due to the quality, floor plan and location. Fully furnished. Contact: Dima Holmes Wintergreen Real Estate Co. 434-325-7933

Location: 687 Adial Rd, Nellysford, Virginia Offered at: $649,900 Comments: What is on your wish list? Water, views, acreage, proximity to Charlottesville? Look no further! Own 56 scenic acres with around 2,000 ft of Rockfish River frontage, phenomenal mountain views, plenty of open pasture for horses/ livestock, and a classic farmhouse w/ barns; Multiple division rights AND river and mountain view building sites; 30 min of Charlottesville and 5 min to Nellysford shops and Wintergreen Resort activities; A-1 zoning offering opportuntities as farm, winery, brewery, etc. Contact: Marlo Allen Mountain Area Realty 434-996-3525





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410 Fawn Ridge

17 Fortunes Ridge Drive

This classic timber frame Lindal Cedar chalet is perfect for the family that wants to be a short distance from the upper village amenities. Great open floor plan with lots of natural light. Floor to ceiling arched stone fireplace, exposed cedar ceilings, wood floors both upstairs and down, including bedrooms. Soaring vaulted ceilings with custom window features bring the light indoors. Quality features include, stainless steel appliances, dual heat pumps, oversized soaking tub, granite countertops. $429,900. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (508030)

Brian Chase Managing Broker 434-960-4168

Steve Marianella Sales Associate 434-566-1293

Joan Mummery Sales Associate 434-531-5033

Tim Craig Sales Associate 540-416-8498

Jody A. Morgan Sales Associate 540-461-1733

Dawn Perusse Associate Broker 540-454-3300

Wonderful renovated four bedroom home with fantastic views of the Rockfish Valley. Great kitchen remodel, first floor master bath and bedroom renovation with nice built ins, custom tile work and soaking tub in master bath, new roof and HVAC (2006) with air conditioning, addition of bonus room. Gourmet kitchen includes custom granite, high end appliances including Wolf gas range, Bosch dishwasher, Thermidor refrigerator and convection oven. $ 597,500. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293. (511122)







182 Mountain Inn Condo

310 Fortunes Ridge One of the few view lots available under $150K. This lot has views to the west and south, and lots of mountain laurel too. Front of lot is level for a driveway. Quiet location almost at end of cul de sac. Bring your builder or let me introduce you to one! Listed by Steve Marianella for only $149,900 tel 434-566-1293, (501048)






2044 Stone Ridge

218 Timbers Condo Well-maintained Timbers condo offers quality furnishings and ready access to the Mountain Village - only a few paces from skiing, shopping, dining, Performing Arts. Great investment and mountain retreat. Lowest condo dues at Wintergreen! Furnished. Reduced! $65,000. Contact The Chase Team 434-296-9860 (509866)




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31 Summit Circle





On the corner of Ash Lane and Devils Knob Loop on a double lot, this home offers spectacular yearround mountain views. Gorgeous interior details. Sauna, indoor hot tub, multiple living areas, his and hers master baths, and a top floor with 280 degree views are a few of the features that make this offering special. $1.25M. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (512525)

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE! No steps from parking lot; bathroom renovated for wheelchair use. Building is NEWEST CONDO CONSTRUCTION at Wintergreen (2003). This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo overlooks the 18th green & golf clubhouse with Shenandoah Valley winter views; short walk to Wintergarden Spa, pools & work-out facility, as well as golf, tennis and restaurant. Interior tastefully appointed and in excellent condition. Ready for immediate occupancy. $159,000. Call Joan Mummery 434-531-5033. (508014)



Fantastic Shenandoah Valleys views from this renovated home off prestigious Devils Knob Loop at Wintergreen Resort. New gourmet kitchen, post and beam architecture with two family rooms, two fireplaces, and hardwood floors. Addition and renovation by Glen German. Includes most furnishings, many antiques and artwork. Level driveway, large deck with hot tub. Three full baths and bedrooms, wet bar, Pella windows with built in shades, hardiplank siding on addition. New HVAC. $659,000. Must see to appreciate! Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 smsales1@ (504578)


50 Ash Lane

2080 Stone Ridge

Rod Phillips Sales Associate 434-987-6399



Charming furnished 2 bedroom Stone Ridge condo overlooks the 18th fairway and Shenandoah Valley. Great location close to golf clubhouse, tennis, hiking, pool, spa & cafe. Family room has plenty of space & charming fireplace w/ hand painted details. Kitchen has opening that overlooks family room & fireplace as well as adjacent dining room. Back deck is the perfect place to dine in nice weather.$149,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (504138)


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 Spa-Aquatics-Fitness Center, Devils Knob Tennis & Golf. Reduced! $185,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (508360)



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This terrific Mountain Inn condo is the ultimate in flexibility. Walk downstairs to shops and into the courtyard for restaurants, special events, and skiing. Quality unit is already generating revenue in the Resort’s rental program. One bedroom loft. Sold furnished. $109,000. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen. com 434-296-9860 (508863) OR FLO

249 Devils Knob Loop

One of the few true GOLF FRONT lots remaining at Wintergreen. Build on this gently sloping lot overlooking the soon to be private Devils Knob Golf course, 13th hole. Great location on Devils Knob Loop within walking distance of Wintergarden Spa, Devils Grill and other amenities. Let us introduce you to one of our great local builders for your dream vacation home! Listed by Steve Marianella at $129,500, 434-566-1293, (508877)

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107 Pedlars Point Seasonal views and a great ski chalet close to the Tyro slopes. This furnished 4 bedroom home has two family rooms, both with fireplaces, new plumbing, big decks and views of the mountain. Quiet street off Pedlar’s Edge Dr. Nice hot tub conveys also. New sliding door to deck just installed. Only $369,000, Listed by Steve Marianella 434-5661293 (512686)


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2005 Stone Ridge Woods Great price for nice income producing condo. Very popular rental. Great natural light, open floor plan, large deck, fireplace, nicely furnished. Park and walk right in - NO STEPS. Proof of rental income with request. $138,000. Call Rod Phillips 434-987-6399. (505045)






69 Waters Edge Lane

Winterwoods Homes A turn-key design/build company, Winterwoods Homes has partnered with the nation’s premier suppliers to deliver timber frame and stone designs of extraordinary quality. Their industry leading partners include Vail’s Slifer Designs and Antique Cabins & Barns. The Winterwoods Homes portfolio boasts 40+ designs. Base prices from $200K - client customization available. For a complimentary design package, contact Brian Chase, Managing Broker 434-296-9860.



188 Mountain Inn Only $105,000! Invest now in this high producing one bedroom, one bath condo in Wintergreen rental program in the heart of the Mountain Village. Walk to ski slopes, shopping, art and music festivals, restaurants and nightlife! Offered fully furnished and producing significant annual rental revenue, this vacation condo even has some mountain views too. Great price well below market and assessed value! Contact Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol. com (512523)

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Spectacular custom golf-front home! Architect’s design includes brick & Hardiplank, custom low-E4 windows, composite decking, Italian tile, granite, 3 zone HVAC, 3 fireplaces, 1st floor master w/ attached deck and luxurious bath & sauna. A 2nd master suite occupies the 2nd level. $725,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (510822)















150 Rosewood Drive RoseWood at Stoney Creek: 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 $349,000 / Condos from $297,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 (462918)








34 Poll Axe Lane


115 Rosewood Drive


Brand new construction from one of Wintergreen’s highest quality builders, Shenandoah Valley Construction. Hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and custom cabinets, and many upgrades. Lots of light throughout this cottage style three bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath vacation home. Quiet and private lot on cul de sac with seasonal views. $489,000. Call now and select some of your own custom finishes, listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, (MLS 504918).








This Rosewood Villa boasts the best views and location! Custom finishes, high end appliances, hard wood floors, bay window, plantation shutters, bright and sunny are just a few reasons to visit this home. This is the lowest priced 2BR and will not be undersold. $359,000, call Joan Mummery @434361-9402. (502584)

87 Stone Chimneys Drive Excellent 1.3-acre building lot close to Stoney Creek Clubhouse. Level & open w/perimeter of trees for privacy. Mt. views. Public water. Buy now, build whenever. $59,000. Contact Dawn at 800-417-1890, (506955) 5+


2209 Tanners Ridge Condo

Golf Views from this 2 Bedroom, 2 full bathroom Tanner’s Ridge Condo. Sold furnished and ready to enjoy as a private retreat or as an investment rental. Close to resort amenities such as the Wintergarden Spa, Nature Foundation and just a short walk to the Wintergreen Shuttle Stop for other resort amenities. Top floor condo with vaulted ceilings and lots of light. New washer/dryer, new flat screen TV in family room, new ceiling fan/light in family room. $114,900. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293 , (508895)







One of the largest (over 5 acre) lots in Stoney Creek at Wintergreen. Views of Wintergreen Mountain and a great location in Rodes Farm area. Close to riding trails, stables and homeowners association pool. Only about 30 minutes to Charlottesville. Great value for this size lot in prime area of Wintergreen, offered way under assessed value, only $89,500. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol. com (510879)



1418 Highlands


215 Rodes Valley Drive

109 Oak Lane

Lots of potential for this cozy three bedroom, 2 bath cabin with seasonal mountain views, only $194,900. New decks, some furnishings, great stone fireplace to relax beside. Partially finished basement that could add considerable space. New carpet to be installed week of 5/27.Quiet location not far from mountain village, many native wildflowers and plants in yard. Call or text Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, or email: (510404)


Desirable top floor condo: 2BR/2baths, updated with new carpeting, window treatments and is in immaculate condition ready for immediate occupancy! This ski out, walk to Spa and Mt. Inn unit is also offering an additional $40,000, to be held in escrow until the completion of the Highlands special assessment. Anticipated to begin Summer 2013, it’s expected completion is the end of 2014, Highlands will then be significantly restored to its original classic mountain design. Asking $160,000, call Joan Mummery @ 434-531-5033. (505027)





174 Millies Lane

A beautiful farmhouse-style recreation(architect Glenn German)is skillfully designed to create this unique setting overlooking mature hardwoods, sloping lawn and stream. Tasteful stone entry prepares you for the extensive sculptured rock walls defining gardens and plateaus welcoming all to sit for awhile, have a lemonade or glass of wine. Three fireplaces; many antiques will convey; Brunswick Pool Table with two chairs; new roof, newly stained exterior: just a few reasons to consider this home! $489,000. Call Joan Mummery 434531-5033. (495459)







26 Hanging Rock Lane

2036 Stone Ridge Condo

This lovely furnished three bedroom home plus bonus room is a wonderful second home getaway in a quiet and secluded section of Wintergreen but not far from amenities. Kitchen opens to dining area and a dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the family room. Wood floors, large decks and custom arched windows make this a great home for a family to enjoy. Level driveway, seasonal views, freshly painted exterior and decks. The bonus room can become a 4th bedroom or an office. Walk to HOA pool. Listed by Steve Marianella at only $435,000 ! (434)566-1293 or (512834)



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 $159,900, 434566-1293 (510853) NOVEMBER 2013

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Bed & Breakfast, Winery, or Mini-Farm? 6222 Rockfish Valley Hwy MLS# 510341

Only $299,900

Classic Virginia four-over-four farmhouse on 7+ acres in the heart of Nelson County’s wine and brewery country. Convenient to Charlottesville and Wintergreen, the home has been a successful home office work environment for the publishers of Blue Ridge Life Magazine. Parlor, formal dining room, guest room/master w/ full bath, office, plus powder room on first floor. 4 bedrooms and full bath on second floor. Deck from 1st floor kitchen/den area overlooks pasture bordered by stream. Walk-out basement, 2 sheds, outdoor shower, mature trees and landscaping. High-speed internet (WISP) with option to connect to fiber line across the street. Property suitable for livestock.

ALWAYS WANTED A MINI-FARM? A place to raise your own food and garden? This farmhouse with 5-6 acres of pasture has agricultural zoning which permits all types of farm animals including horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and more. Raise your own livestock and/or garden and take advantage of your farm’s visible location in the heart of Nelson County’s farm-to-fork agritourism region to market your farm products.

The Dameron family enjoys an afternoon in the front yard, July 4, 1928. The home has been thoughtfully renovated and still boasts much of the original flooring and trim.

Livebeautifully in Nelson County Marlo G. Allen, Assoc. Broker 434-996-3525

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What’s happening in Nelson?


2013 third quarter residential real estate summary


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

Nelson County real estate is finally headed in the right direction – UP! As we close out the third quarter of residential sales, the market continues to improve on all fronts. In comparing the first 3 quarters of 2013 with the same time period in 2012, increases were exhibited in number of sales, average price, median price, and price per sq ft. Here is a quick market summary for Nelson County. *Sales figures were pulled from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Q1-Q3 Countywide Overview; 172 residential properties sold in Q1Q3 of 2013 which represents a 47% increase from the same time period in 2012 when 117 properties sold. Q1-Q3 Statistical Comparisons; Q1-Q3 2012 recap: median $234,000, average price $251,533, Average price per sq ft 137.43, Days on Market (DOM) 206. Q1-Q3 2013: median $245,950, average price

$264,460, Average price per sq ft 139.43, Days on Market (DOM) 198. The 2013 market has shown increases in the number of sales and price while experiencing fewer days on market. While the amount of sales has increased significantly, the price increase is marginal because there is still a lot of inventory/competition; there are currently 338 properties for sale with an average price per sq ft of $175.72. It is also important to note that the properties that are actually selling are the ones that are priced appropriately for the market. Value is an important decision making tool for buyers when there are so many options available for purchase. Q1-Q3 Sales Summary by Locality; Nelson County sales encompass 3 main markets, Wintergreen (mountain) with 79 sales, Stoney Creek (valley) with 24 sales, and all other nonresort or county properties with 69 sales. When comparing Q1-Q3 2013 sales with Q1-/Q3 2012 sales, all 3

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markets saw an improvement; Stoney Creek realized the most significant increase in sales volume at 118%, followed by county/non-resort at 64%, and Wintergreen at 23%. Another notable statistic is within Wintergreen (mountain) and the distribution of sales; 79 properties sold representing 26 detached homes and 53 attached/ condos. Hence, 67% of all mountain sales have been condos. Besides Wintergreen and Stoney Creek, the county locality with the most sales was Afton with 18 sales representing 26% of the county/non-resort sales. Monthly/Quarterly Sales Breakdown; Q3 with 73 sales was the strongest quarter followed by Q1 with 54 sales and Q2 with 45 sales. The strongest month for Q1-Q3 was July with 28 sales followed by September with 25 sales. The slowest month was June with only 8 sales. Let’s reflect upon this data further by assuming the following quarterly and seasonal relationships: Q1 – Winter,


Wintergreen Condos are Selling! 470 Three Ridges MLS# 509191; 1Br/1Ba; $89,900

For the first 3 quarters of 2013, 67% of Wintergreen’s residential sales have been condos. Don’t miss out on this great condo value within a highly desirable location that is just a short stroll to the ski slopes and the Mountain Inn shops and restaurants. The condo has many new and/or recent improvements such as the heat pump, air handler, fiber cement siding, windows, and washer/dryer. Other features include minimal steps and a private ground level back deck, fireplace, and multiple storage closets. Sold fully furnished with all appliances.

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Assoc. Broker 434.996.3525 Email: Web: Market Data:

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Q2 – Spring, Q-3 – Summer, Q4 – Fall. (The quarters and seasons do not align precisely, but most of the seasons are encased in these quarters.) Many people think that spring is going to consistently be the best time of year to sell; perhaps nationally that may be the case, but it does not hold true for Nelson County. In 2012, the highest sales were in Q4/ Fall and the lowest sales were in Q2/ Spring. So far in 2013, the strongest Qtr has been Q3/Summer and the slowest has been Q2/Spring. 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 and besides being a Realtor, is a family business partner at Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery in Nellysford. Marlo provides real estate services in Nelson and surrounding counties. Celebration of Life!

Marlyn G. Allen January 15, 1945 – August 23, 2013 Join Marlyn’s wife and children in a walk down memory lane in celebration of an amazing husband, father, and friend. The celebration will be held at the family business in which he founded, Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery of Nellysford on November 29, 2013 from 4pm until midnight. Dinner will be provided. As a friend to Marlyn, or his family, you are invited. Come share your memories, laughter, and love for Marlyn with the Allen family. *RSVP is not required; however, if you want to confirm your attendance in advance, please Facebook or call the winery at 434-361-1266.

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Twins, Martha Ramsey & Mary Wright holding their copies of Appalachian Heart.


The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen would like to thank all those who made the 20th Annual Sara Ott Memorial Golf Classic such a great success!

Special thanks to our Signature Sponsors Ott Family The Daly Family

Driving Range Sponsors Mountain Services, Inc.

Hole and Co-Hole Sponsors

Jim & Gana Dunlop, In Honor of all Nature Foundation Volunteers, In Memory of Carolyn Barkley, In Memory of Dick Humphrey & Neighbors, US Marines of Wintergreen, Michael Kaminski, CFP, Merrill Lynch, Roy & Barbara McDaniels, Rogers & Associates P.C., TNFW Board of Directors and Committees, US Trust, UVA Alumni & Fans, VA Tech Alumni, Virginia Tent Rental, Wintergreen Resort Premier Properties Air Force at Wintergreen, Army at Wintergreen, Earl & Yvonne Behm, Ed & Syd Buynacek, Capital Women’s Care, Devil’s Backbone Brewery, DSW Consulting, Eckert Seamans, A Taste of Wine Tours, Nelson Physical Therapy, Navy at Wintergreen, Rice & Rice, Rosewood Village, TLK Inc., VMI Alumni and Wills & Associates PC

When Appalachian Heart was published I took everyone interviewed a book and asked them to sign my copy. I knew it would take a good week because you don’t just walk into a mountain person’s home and stay ten minutes. You’ve got to catch up on the news and sit down for some fresh cobbler. I came home with more than I left with, along with an overflowing heart. First stop was Ruby Coffey. At 89 years of age, she is the eldest person who still remembers what early life was like in the place I call home. The day I came her great niece, Kellie Mize, was there. Kellie, seven, couldn’t get over her great Aunt Ruby being in a “real” book. Next was William and Kitty Coffey. William was working his garden when I pulled up and showed me a row of the biggest onions I ever saw. He called them “Candy Sweet” and after our visit I left with a bag of those sweet onions. At Glenn and Lorine Allen’s we caught up on all the news and as I walked out to leave Lorine hailed me down to return a book I had lent

Hole-In-One Sponsors Shenandoah Valley Office Equipment/Konica, Augusta Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Charlie Obaugh Chevrolet, McDonough Toyota, Snead Ford, Staunton Nissan, Subaru & Hyundai, Volvo of Charlottesville

Putting Contest Sponsor Bold Rock Cidery

Auction Donors Michael Barber, Arphotecture, Blackfriar’s Playhouse, Blue Mountain Brewery, Sarah Brooks, Chirio’s Pizza, John & Cindy Coy, Jack & Gloria Daly, Brent & Carter Douglass, Ellen English, Randy and Rosie Gantt, Golden Horseshoe, Tim & Lynn Hess, Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club Kilmarnock, King Carter Golf Club Irvington, Ned Martin, Oceanwide Seafood, Poplar Grove Country Club Amherst, Anne & David Quanbeck, Nan Rothwell, Smokey’s Black Bear Cafe, Paul & Maria Spence, Sylvia & Jim Stafford, TNFW Plant Propagation Team, UP to Par Golf Management, Don & Theresa Westfall, Wild Wolf Brewery, Wintergreen Performing Arts, and Wintergreen Resort

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them. She always says, “Don’t let me forget to give you that book.” We always forget! I headed to the Lofton area where Lorean Painter lives. Once again a talk-fest ensued before I bid her goodbye and drove to LaRue Wilson’s farm in Raphine. I got a tour of her sewing room to see the newest quilt she was piecing together; a seascape in vibrant blues. I backtracked to Spottswood and hugged Lura Steele who had a cup of coffee and a ham biscuit waiting for me. From there I made my way up the backside of Rt. 56, heading for two of my favorite people’s house, Lowell and Viola Humphreys. I admired their garden, which like ours, Lowell said was late in coming. I got a yellow rose from Madeline Grant and her daughter Patty who live in “downtown” Montebello. We had a good sit in the front porch rockers before I headed to my last stop of the day, the Cash sisters. It was good they were my last stop because after leaving I cried all the way home. On the back cover of Appalachian Heart is a photograph of Frances and Mary that I took last year when they were out cutting wood. They are tough mountain women and I love them unabashedly. Driving up I saw Frances back into the woods. Both sisters are shy but when I called her name she acknowledged me and said, “Mary, come on out, it’s Lynn.” We went inside and when I asked them to sign their names in my book, both took the pen and made X’s above their picture. Realizing they may not be able to read well, I volunteered to read it to them. Looking up I would see the sisters alternately smiling or wiping away a tear. With a lump in my throat it was all I could do to finish. I left and made it to the Blue Ridge Parkway before breaking down in sobs that lasted the whole way home. At Icem and Peggy Lawhorne’s I got ginger snap cookies, fresh peach cobbler at Agnes Thompson’s, country ham from Buck Harris, and much laughter around Clemon and Peggy Lawhorne’s kitchen table. At Ted and Jane Hughes house I was introduced to peach donuts, which isn’t a confection at all but a donut-shaped peach. Devereaux Davis insisted on paying for his book until I told him he gave me his life story and I was simply giving it back to him. Twins, Martha Ramsey and Mary Wright fed me fresh apple pie and ice cream and a container of homemade apple jelly to take home. They are pictured above. At Lila Campbell’s the same gray kitty who welcomed me for the initial interview was there waiting patiently for his “pats” at the back door. The icing on the cake was waiting at home; a note from Agnes Thompson thanking me for writing her story. She signed off saying, “May the good Lord continue to bless you and Billy as you bless the lives of the people you meet. A scripture was printed at the bottom; Philippians 1:3; I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Life doesn’t get any better than this and for that I am thankful. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! BRL Lynn will have the following book signings in the month of November: Nov. 2, Ted & Jane Hughes’ open house in Arrington, 9-4 pm – Nov. 9, Staunton Bookworks, 2-4 pm – Nov. 16 New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, 12:00 noon – Nov. 30, Blue Moon Antique Mall in Lovingston, 1-4.

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SILVERBACK Ladies and Gentleman, it is my pleasure to introduce Nelson County’s newest addition to the 151 crawl. A libation created for the happy and the sad, the good and the bad. Silverback Spirits will soon be offering a beverage in a category all on its own, specializing in spirits such as vodka, gin and whiskey. “A lot of whiskey,” says UVA graduate, former Air Force Intelligence Officer and Principal for Silverback Spirits, Denver Riggleman. And although both were born and raised in Virginia, Denver and Christine have only been in Afton since July of last year. “Denver was in the military for a while, so we’ve travelled all over the country and finally came back to the area,” says CEO, Founder and Distiller, Christine Riggleman. “We wanted to put a business on the front of the property. That was part of the reason we bought it. We weren’t sure what we wanted to do at the time, but we wanted to live here a little bit and see what would fit best. We wanted to compliment the area.” “The plans for the distillery were absolutely spontaneous… And we were actually told by certain people that were experts in the field that there was no way we would get off the ground in two years. So we sort of took that as a challenge,” states Denver. Incorporating their business on April 19 of this year, completing the county commission site-plan checklist, designing their bottles and building, and breaking ground within six months seems to prove those experts challenged the wrong alpha-male. continued on page 28

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“We just set a plan, got the right people together and went for it,” Denver says simply. “Christine’s coordinated Joe Dangler, who ran Bowman Distillery for thirty-two years, as our consultant. We have Allan Guy, who designed the Bacardi bottles doing our bottles. And we hired probably the best person in the world to run our distillery on the operations side, which is Blake Rhodes. He has a Bachelor’s in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, and he’s been our friend since 1986, so he’s been amazing. It’s been a team effort.” With high spirits and big dreams, the Silverback team isn’t forgetting where they started. “We are planting some of our own fields to use in the distillery. We’re trying to keep everything that we can as local as we can,” says Christine, referring to an exact wheat strain they are growing exclusively for Silverback. “Some of the local businesses have been absolutely perfect for us. We’re working with the local farmers to be able to use their products as well,” Denver continues. “We want it to feel really cool, we’re trying to make a fun strong atmosphere, but we don’t want it to take away from where we are. We want it to be local, but we also want it to be national, that’s why we named it Silverback. It’s my nickname.” “We have three daughters and he grayed very early,” adds Christine laughing. “We always call him our silverback. And he happens to be allergic to beer and wine, so I wanted to make something that he can drink.” The only thing more impressive than this alpha-pair and their check-list is their to-do list. With grain to be planted, ingredients and equipment to be gathered, and a tasting-room to build, these guys aren’t losing site of their goal. “Our target date to open our doors is late spring/early summer 2014. That would put us in the time frame of 12-14 months from the date of our incorporation”. Seems their slogan is more like a lifestyle. “Rule your nest. Be an Alpha.” BRL

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Emily Hancock didn’t know she was carrying on the family business when she started up St Brigid Press in Afton two years ago. But once she found out, she was even more excited to keep pressing on. “About six to eight months after I started doing letter press printing, I was talking to my parents about it, and my mom said, ‘Well, you know you have printers on both sides of your family,’” Emily recounts affably. “I have a great uncle on my father’s side and on my mother’s side who were both printers and book binders. And one of them, Uncle Percy, helped run the print shop for the town of Pinehurst in North Carolina for a long time.”

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Besides the unfailingly cool inherited back-story, Emily had her own reasons for falling in love with the business. “Language, particularly poetry, is my passion. My literary education started with my parents. My mother read Emily Dickenson and Robert Frost and Tennyson to me, and my father read Thoreau and Emerson to me. So I come at this out of literary roots, not so much hand-craft roots, but I’m joining the two,” says Emily. “I had picked up a book of poetry that was letter-press printed and I went, ‘Oh my gosh, this is a gorgeous manuscript that embodies the word and the craft in the way that they weave together’. It was a huge ‘Ah-hah!’ moment.” Once she had the trade, all she needed was the tools. “I happened to find some equipment for sale by a few of the fellas, who are really some of the grand-masters of the tradition, John Falstrom, Gary Johanson, and John Barrett in New England,” Emily continues. “So I went to visit them and bought the used equipment. And they were extremely generous with their time and expertise and kind of got me started off on the right foot.” Getting the pieces into the basement of her home was an undertaking all its own. The most massive item in her collection, a Chandler and Price Press made in Ohio in 1914, weighs in at just under a thousand pounds. continued on page 32



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“Oh, I’m never moving,” Emily says laughing. “But one of the surprising things for me in this whole endeavor is how much I have come to enjoy and appreciate the machinery that goes with it – the technology of its day. It’s over one hundred years old and the elegance of the weaving of the form and the function, it’s just so cool to me.” Although obviously a significant part of the printing press process, Emily came to find that there’s much more to the business than just the presses themselves. Her shop is now well stocked with cabinets filled with old metal and wood block alphabets in a variety of typefaces. Not




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to mention a room devoted to nothing but book-binding. “I have drawers and drawers of nice, lovely, luscious paper to which there’s a whole world unto itself that I didn’t know about, but I’m starting to learn,” says Emily. “This past January I was fortunate enough to be chosen to do a winter residency in letter-press printing at Penland School of Crafts, down in North Carolina, and that really jump-started the whole process.” At the end of the day, creating something new out of something old is truly a point of pride for Emily and her business. “I believe that just because something or some process or some person is old doesn’t mean it’s out of date. I believe that some of our traditions can still have value and creative vitality, even in the digital age.” The digital age does have its advantages, as St Brigid Press products are mainly sold on their website,, but also at Stone Soup Books in Waynesboro and the Sacred Circle in Staunton. Just remember that when you buy something Emily made, you’re not just getting a mass produced item you can find anywhere, you’re getting a beautiful marriage of literature and hand-craft. BRL

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Cotton – It’s Not Just for Clothes Growing your own greenery for Christmas decorations is a great and resourceful idea. My mother has always cut boxwood, holly and magnolia from our yard for her Christmas decorations. This year as you begin to pull out that attic full of decorations and venture into the yard to cut your greenery (or to a garden center to purchase them), keep your mind open to new and interesting options that you might plant next year with the intention of decorating for Christmas. One particular plant that can be used dates me back to 1991 while I worked in Suffolk, Virginia. Most of us think red, green and white when we look for decorative vegetative options for Christmas. Red and green are relatively easy. White can be a tough one, unless of course you come from Tidewater. On my way home from work one evening, I noticed a huge field of cotton just beginning to break open alongside Highway 17– brown stalks on waist high plants absolutely covered in paper white cotton balls that were bursting out of their deep tan, pentagonal shells. With each about the size of a golf ball, the field was as covered in white as my imagination was covered in possibilities of using such natural vegetation that I had never seen before in Christmas decorations and design concepts. Before anyone could catch me, I had a bunch cut and stowed away in my Jeep Grand Cherokee and was back on 17 moving towards my apartment. Using this plant for a decoration is as easy as using boxwood, holly and magnolia. The only difference is the life of the decoration as most of the aforementioned items quickly become fragile and leave a trail of berries or brown crumbling foliage around the home in the month long

holiday unless replaced often or antidesiccants are used. Not cotton. After 30 days of fa-la-la, my house was as absent of debris from the plant and fiber as it was before they were introduced to my one bedroom apartment. As a side note if you do use anti-desiccants, do not dip or spray the cotton since doing so invariably ruins the fluffy cotton look and removes some of the sheet-white luster the cotton naturally has. In decorating inside the home; boxwood as a strong foundation with touches of winterberry and cotton along the way is really hard to beat. Spray your boxwood and berries first and then add the cotton. Magnolia ‘DD Blanchard’ and even it’s vertically challenged sister ‘Little Gem’ naturally have a tan underside to the leaf. Envision a sharp glossy green with a tan underside mixed with a tan, partially opened cotton ball with its paper white core protruding out… at least to me, it looks pretty cool. At most add some red from a winterberry and your ensemble is complete. If you have a garden, growing cotton is easy. My wife and I planted some this year. We seeded it as soon as danger of the last frost was over. It required very little attention (full sun, adequate water, we didn’t really spray anything) although it does take up quite a bit of garden space and has a LONG growing season. If all goes as planned you can expect a mid fall harvest. And you can even use it in the landscape. If you think that your winterberry is a real show in the autumn and early winter? Try adding a handful of cotton plants to the back of the sunny perennial border. Yes, you will yawn all summer at this selection but as autumn marches forward and the leaves begin to fall…BAM! An early ‘snow’ and later, plenty of decorations for the above fa-la-las...

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Nordic Walking It is hiking season in Nelson! The crisp air beckons us outside. I beckoned my kids for a hike on White Rock trail recently. We geared up; my daughter had my trekking poles and my son and I each used one pole from an older set that I have. We hiked the trail in less time with ease which I attribute to my kids using the poles. The use of trekking poles with walking is also termed “Nordic Walking” referring to cross country skiing. It is common to see backpackers using them. The values are many and the investment is worth it. Using poles involves the upper body and arms while walking that increases calorie expenditure and offers more of a whole body workout. It enables a taller posture which improves breathing capacity allowing the lungs to have more expansion room. It decreases joint stress on the knees, hips and lower back which enables new exercisers to start a walking program and others to walk longer with less pain. It decreases effort and increases your balance climbing and

November 5, 2013 descending hills. Best of all, you are working with less perceived effort, meaning your body is doing more work but it doesn’t seem like that to your brain. This is beneficial for folks with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other ailments that may inhibit them from exercising. It helped my kids hike without falling as it offered balance on rocky terrain and they walked with less perceived physical effort. Trekking poles also improve your confidence while walking. Lack of confidence in walking is a risk factor for falls among seniors that leads to an increase in falls, increase in hip fractures and subsequently a sedentary lifestyle. One of my clients who has a history of polio started using the poles a year ago to help with walking and balance. She informed me that her walking is so much better now- even when she is not using the poles. What occurred was a carryover from her training into function so she now has more confidence and strength to pick up her legs when she walks without the poles. Trekking poles are available at

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Agnes F. Schrider, PT is a licensed physical therapist, fitness trainer, and certified golf fitness trainer based in Nellysford. This column is provided as a service to readers of Blue Ridgey Life Magazine and is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed professional. If you have a question about your personal health, please consult a health professional.


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NOVEMBER 3 SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC ON THE DECK AT CARDINAL POINT VINEYARDS AND WINERY Start: Nov. 3, 2013 2:00 pm End: Nov. 3, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: Cardinal Point Winery Phone: 540-456-8400 Address: 9423 Batesville Road Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

NOVEMBER 9 SATURDAY ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST AT CARDINAL POINT VINEYARD AND WINERY Start: Nov. 9, 2013 12:00 pm End: Nov. 9, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: Cardinal Point Winery Phone: 540-456-8400 Address: 9423 Batesville Road Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

NOVEMBER 10 SUNDAY ANNUAL OYSTER ROAST AT CARDINAL POINT VINEYARD AND WINERY Start: Nov. 10, 2013 12:00 pm End: Nov. 10, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: Cardinal Point Winery Phone: 540-456-8400 Address: 9423 Batesville Road Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON) FRENCH CREPES AT DELFOSSE VINEYARDS AND WINERY Start: Nov. 10, 2013 1:00 pm End: Nov. 10, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: DelFosse Vineyards and Winery Phone: 434-263-6100 Address: 500 DelFosse Winery Lane Faber, VA 22938 (NELSON)

NOVEMBER 14 THURSDAY FALL BEER DINNER AT BLUE MOUNTAIN BREWERY Start: Nov. 14, 2013 6:00 pm End: Nov. 14, 2013 9:00 pm Venue: Blue Mountain Brewery Phone: 540-456-8020 Address: 9519 Critzer Shop Road Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)


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WINTER SQUASH RECIPE SAMPLING AT SAUNDERS BROTHERS FARM MARKET! Start: Nov. 16, 2013 9:00 am End: Nov. 16, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: Saunders Brothers Farm Market Phone: 434-277-5455 Address: 2717 Tye Brook Highway Piney River, VA 22964 (NELSON) MORNINGS IN THE MOUNTAINS HIKE Start: Nov. 16, 2013 10:00 am End: Nov. 16, 2013 12:00 pm Venue: The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Phone: 434-325-8169 Address: 3421 Wintergreen Drive Wintergreen, VA 22958 (NELSON) VALLEY GREEN GALLERY SHOWCASE OF VIRGINIA ARTISANS Start: Nov. 16, 2013 11:00 am End: Nov. 16, 2013 4:00 pm Venue: Valley Green Gallery Phone: 434-361-9316 Address: 2773 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958 (NELSON) ROCKFISH NIGHTS WITH ABBEY ROAD Start: Nov. 16, 2013 6:00 pm End: Nov. 16, 2013 10:00 pm Venue: Rockfish Valley Community Center Phone: 434-361-0100 Address: 190 Rockfish School Ln Afton, VA 22920 (NELSON)

NOVEMBER 21 THURSDAY HOLIDAY WREATHS AND DECOR WORKSHOP AT PHARSALIA Start: Nov. 21, 2013 10:00 am End: Nov. 21, 2013 1:30 pm Venue: Pharsalia Phone: 434-277-5231 Address: 2333 Pharsalia Road Tyro, VA 22976 (NELSON)

NOVEMBER 23 SATURDAY APPLE DESSERT SAMPLING AT SAUNDERS BROTHERS FARM MARKET! Start: Nov. 23, 2013 9:00 am End: Nov. 23, 2013 5:00 pm Venue: Saunders Brothers Farm Market Phone: 434-277-5455 Address: 2717 Tye Brook Highway Piney River, VA 22964 (NELSON)



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

LAW OFFICE ROBERT L. BROWNE 703-369-7850 (t) 703-542-4010 (f ) (e)

Come visit us at the Barrel House brewery and tasting room and discover where tradition meets innovation. Our tasting room is open FridaySunday, 11AM-7PM. 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.

Trials • Business Law • Wills, Estates and Probate. To request an initial consultation, visit our website, Advising and Representing Clients Since 1976.


Real Estate (cont.) WINTERGREEN REAL ESTATE 800-325-2200 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, MASSIES MILL 434-277-8926 Crabtree Falls Hwy & Tan Yard Road, Massies Mill, VA NELSON COUNTY

Wintergreen Real Estate Company is the founding company of Wintergreen. We are experts in resort sales, rentals and county property. We are the only company with an office on Devils Knob as well the entry of Stoney Creek.

We’re a small, caring, affirming congregation with a deep commitment to social action. Sunday services: 11 AM (Holy Eucharist, Rite II) and beginning on May 5th, 5 PM (Celtic Evensong with Communion). Also, we love good food and fellowship. Come and see!

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



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.

Family Medical Physician’s office specializing in preventive care, acute care,chronic illness care, pediatric and newborn care, women’s health, sports medicine, and geriatric medicine. All ages are welcome.

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.

Real Estate WILD WOLF BREWING COMPANY 434-361-0088 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy Nellysford, VA NELSON COUNTY Brewery, Restaurant, Sports Bar and Shopping Village! Our menu offers something for everyone, including Vegan, Gluten Free, daily flatbread & sushi specials. Experience the delightful creations from our kitchen using fresh, local ingredients paired with a broad selection of our hand crafted beers. Dog & kid friendly.

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

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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.

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Construction ELK MOUNTAIN CONTRACTING, LLC 540-241-9075 221 Old Tyro Lane, Tyro, VA AUGUSTA COUNTY

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

Mountain Area Realty offers full real estate services for Nelson County, Wintergreen Resort, Stoney Creek, and surrounding areas. Call our office 7 days a week for immediate professional service from one of our experienced agents.

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 Mini Farm for rent This 3 acre property has beautiful mountain views, 2/3 BR, sunporch, hardwood floors, ceiling fans, new heating and AC unit and back-up woodstove. Washer/dryer. Two screened porches and a gorgeous yard with mature plantings. Great for horses with fenced paddocks, barn and run-in shed. Minutes to Nellysford, the Devils Backbone, Wild Wolf, Bold Rock Cidery and Wintergreen Resort. Available immediately. Indoor pets considered. Owner/Agent. Posted By:Julie Bendle 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434.996.8669 $1200 3 bdrm, 2 bath mobile home for rent 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, washer/ dryer hookups, dishwasher, built in microwave, smoothtop electric stove, side-by-side refrigerator; electric heat/ac, woodburning fireplace in living room; $625 monthly; $625 deposit; Pets are negotiable. Posted By:Helen White 22938 Faber 434.263.8211 $625/mo For Rent Charming 2 BR, 2 BA home. Hardwood floors in living areas and kitchen. Tile flooring in baths. Refigerator, electric range, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Master has balconey and huge jacuzzi. Lovely mountain views and lots of privacy. Minutes to Rt. 29 and Lovingston. 35 minutes to Charlottesville. Pets considered. Posted By:Julie Bendle 22949 - Lovingston 434 996-8669 $925 Homestead Homestead-2 acres gardens, apple trees, berries plus 10 acres woods. Mountain side. House built 1988, needs renovation. Sheds, good water via well. Quiet road, faces south-near Lovingston. Posted By:Deborah Turel 22949 - Lovingston 434.263.5228 $155,000 Post it online

Two Bedroom, Two Bath Condo Wintergreen Resort rental. Fully furnished 2 BR, 2 BA with utilities and basic cable included. Close to Spa, Nature Foundation, and shuttle stop, but in a quiet area. $850 per month off-season rate. Posted By:Erlene Hendrix 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 757625-5241 $850/mo Lovely Furnished Home Stoney Creek/Wintergreen Resort Lovely single fam home, large wooded lot. 3 BR, 2.5 bath, in Stoney Creek near Lake Monocan. Elegantly decorated, fully furnished. Master suite with Jacuzzi tub & private deck. DR and LR look over bold stream and onto golf course. Graceful LR w/ wood burning FP and baby grand piano. Marvelous windows. Attractive kitchen with all appliances. Laundry room, washer/dryer. Beautiful views, mature trees, DSL high speed Internet optional. Min 1-year lease. Posted By:Dana Frye 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-2444 $1600/ month Property on Tye River 54.3 wooded acres, with 1/4 mile on the Tye River. Quiet area and very private.Land is located near Route 29 and easily accessible to Washington, DC, Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond. Posted By: J Tinsley NELSON COUNTY 434.969.2345 $398,000.00 Blue Ridge Terrace, Afton UPPER 1 BEDROOM WITH HUGE DECK! Hardwoods throughout, large sized living area. Deck open to views and extended living space. Renting for $550/month and security deposit. Heat and w/s/t removal provided by landlord, tenant only pays electric. Small pet is negotiable. Posted By: MANS Property Management, Inc.

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22920 - Afton 540-949-5246 $550 Brick Ranch 1000 square foot brick ranch with full basement, carport, front porch,3 bedroom, one bath on nice lot with town water and sewer. Heat pump, air conditioning, propane heater in basement, updated kitchen. Posted By:John Campbell 22949 - Lovingston 434 906-0718 $800/mo Home in Shipman For Sale: Home in Shipman. 3 bedrooms, den, kitchen, laundry room, partial basement, storage shed, all on 0.689 acres. Sold as is $60,000. A fixer upper. Great starter home. Posted By:Kate McGinnis 22971 - Shipman/Rockfish 434-263-5895 $60,000 Charming home to share in Stoney Creek/Wintergreen Seeking compatible housemate – someone neat, responsible, quiet, enjoys privacy as well as sharing space. Furnished bedroom, sitting room, and private full bath in single family home. Common areas: kitchen, DR, LR, utility rm, decks, wood burning fireplace, large yard. Property on golf course, cheerful creek, mature trees, miles of beautiful walking and cycling trails?, nature conservancy area. Fast, easy access to main corridors. Posted By: Dana Frye 22958 - Nellysford/Wintergreen 434-361-2444 $600/month

FURNITURE MISSION STYLE BEDROOM SET queen size bed with head/footboard plus nightstand and triple dresser with mirror - located at wintergreen resort home, call / email for details, set up time to view. Posted By: EILEEN ANDERSON


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22967 - Roseland/Lowesville/Massies Mill 434-325-7426 $500 QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING like new - queen size mattress/box spring, from guest room, barely used, call or email to set up time to view/pick up. Posted By: EILEEN ANDERSON 22967 - Roseland/Lowesville/Massies Mill 434-325-7426 $250 3 piece bedroom set Queen headboard, double dresser with mirror, 2 drawer night stand, modern design light woodgrain color, mattress and bedframe not included. Posted By: Helen White 22938 - Faber 434-263-8211 $200 Oak Dining Room Table and Hutch Oak dining table with six chairs and matching hutch with glass doors. In very good condition. Table can be used round or it has two leaves that can extend it. Posted By: N. Hughes 22920 - Afton 540-456-8289 $900

SERVICES Wine Tours WINE TOURS. Excursions to vineyards & breweries in Central Virginia. Providing transportation to the areas best. Posted By: Richard Montoya NELSON COUNTY 434-466-8465 $TBD Personal Training and Massage Therapy Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer Get healthy for life! Specializing in ages 50 and up. Locations in C’ville and Greenwood, VA Posted By: Tash Canine ALBEMARLE COUNTY 434-221-2381 $Call for price

HOME & GARDEN Garden Plants Daylillies, hostas, purple coneflower, and many more perennial plants for sale. My gardens are overgrown and most plants need to be divided. Suitable for mountain properties. Lovingly raised in my gardens in Love, VA. Call for times and directions; any day. Posted by Elizabeth Smith, the Plant Lady.Posted By: Elizabeth Smith 22952 - Lyndhurst/ Sherando 540 943 7252 $5-$15

FARM & TOOL Round bale hay feeder Round bale hay feeder in great shape. 8ft in diameter and 50in high. Please call or text Rob at 434-989-0614 Posted By: Rob Rebitzke 22920 - Afton 434-989-0614 $190 obo

WANTED OLD Photos – Piedmont Soapstone Company – OLD Photos Looking for any known black & white photos of the old Piedmont Soapstone Company. These would include buildings, trams, tram-ways, hoists, cranes, quarries, the Piedmont Dam or personnel appearing on the site. This company was located off Tye River Road on the Buffalo River, Nelson County. Any leads would be appreciated. Posted By: Pat Wise NELSON COUNTY 757-237-4170 $* Buying books I buy books!! Downsizing ? Spring cleaning? By the box, bag, shelf or the handful any quantity. email – Posted By: Phil Hearne NELSON COUNTY 540 421 2981 $TBD



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3450 Ennis Mountain Rd $675,000



Board your own horses! Custom 3Br/3.5Ba home on 8 acres with mountain views, fenced pasture, barn, run-in sheds, pool, and more; only 25 minutes to Charlottesville and UVA.



A 15 minute phone call could have you on your way to owning your own home or getting a better loan rate.


Call Andy to get preapproved or to simply compare rates and possibly save a lot of $$$.

Bland Wade Ln; #501765; $259,900 Wow; get a new home and even 100% financing with as little as $1,000 down! This 1,985 finished sq ft, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath home with granite countertops and hardwood floors can be stick built with 2x6 construction within as few as 120 days. Add a 24 by 26 two car garage for an additional 25,000! There is no better location either. Parcel is nearly level with expansive mountain views and a creek at the back border. Less than 30 minutes to Charlottesville, Crozet, and Waynesboro.

Andy Zemon 434-529-8431






415 Stoney Creek East; #502991; $464,900 To-be-built home with incredible mountain and golf views! Quality 2x6 construction that can be turn-key in as few as 120 days for less than the cost of many already built homes. Features: open flow with main living areas facing views, 1st floor master suite, 2 guest suites with private bathrooms, 2 family/living areas, custom kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances; : 2,308 fin sq ft and plenty of room for expansion in the more than 4,000 sq ft of unfin space in the 2nd level and basement.












Arrizona Ln; #495438; $99,900

Amazing views, privacy, and affordability! 18 mountain top acres with 180 degree views with selective clearing; ~ 5 miles from Route 29






299 Lakeland Ln; $549,900

Custom home w/ garage apartment overlooking multiple lakes; high end finishes; 2 miles to Nellysford hub; 4,697 fin sq ft; 3+Br/5.5Ba

687 Adial Rd; #513740; $649,900

56 acres w/ ~2,000 ft of Rockfish River, mountain views, and pasture for horses; multiple division rights & building sites; farmhouse & barns

Livebeautifully in Nelson County Marlo G. Allen, Assoc. Broker 434-996-3525

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Marlo Allen NOVEMBER 2013

Blue Ridge Life, Issue #104  

Blue Ridge Life, Issue #104 (November 2014)

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