Bluemont, VA
Bluemont, VA

The Oliver House at Bluemont Makes a Harvest Season Debut

 

Experience Bluemont has expanded The Cottages at Bluemont collective with the addition of The Oliver House. The Cottages at Bluemont debuted in February 2021. Initially introducing three artfully restored and renovated historic farm properties, The Brewer’s Cottage, The Blue Door Cottage, and The Stone Cottage, adding a Virginia overnight destination nestled on the first ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

The Cottages at Bluemont are located 45 miles beyond Washington, DC, in Bluemont, Virginia. Each of the original cottages, nestled amongst the grounds of the Experience Bluemont properties, offers a farm-based escape.

About the Oliver House

However, The Oliver House, located across Snickersville Turnpike from the Bluemont General Store, is the only cottage within the collective situated in the heart of the Bluemont Historic District.   Bluemont  has a rich history as a prominent tourist destination. In the 19th-century, railway travelers from Washington, D.C., boarded the Southern Railroad, which later became the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad,  to stay in vacation homes in Bluemont, VA.  Bluemont Station was once a bustling rail stop bringing guests out to enjoy the fresh Blue Ridge Mountain air and escape the heat of summer.  The Oliver House was originally built in 1880 as part of the growing town and saw the boom years in the

Master Bedroom

early 1900s.

The Oliver House was originally renovated in 2000 including insulation, drywall,

Oliver TV Room

plumbing, septic and electrical. The kitchen was completely updated with new flooring, cabinets, granite counter top and stainless appliances in 2017.   The décor highlights the double story sun-rooms located on the Southwest side of the cottage and charming views of the Bluemont Historic District. Further amenities include 10-foot ceilings in the media room, a fireplace in the bedroom, a 72-inch expansive soaking tub, and full kitchen.

The Oliver House as your Experience Bluemont Station

This charming one-bedroom accommodation is the perfect station for those looking to experience all of Bluemont, Virginia. Start  your day with warm hospitality and a hot cup of coffee across the pike at the Bluemont Store.  Walk the historic district and visit The EE Lake Store, Bluemont’s first post office, now home to the Plaster Museum of Bluemont Heritage. It displays a collection of artifacts, documents, maps, and stories from the past that make up Bluemont’s rich heritage through the efforts of Henry Plaster, the museum’s namesake.  A must attend event is the country fair in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the annual Bluemont Fair , which is held the 3rd weekend of September.  Our community gathers together to welcome guests to enjoy crafts, games, live music, fiber arts, a wine & beer garden and so much more.  Located just on the edge of the fair, The Oliver House is perfectly situated to walk to all the fair fun.

Enjoy quick drives around Bluemont to visit Bluemont Vineyard, Dirt Farm Brewing, Henway Hard Cider and Knead It Bakery at Great Country Farms.  Explore more Blue Ridge Mountains activities in all directions, including tubing on the Shenandoah River and hiking the Appalachian Trail.  There are trail heads for the Bear’s Den hike and more challenging Raven’s Rocks hike just 5 minutes away.   Additionally, accessible historic towns including, Purcellville, Leesburg and Middleburg, offer unique shopping and dining experiences just minutes away.

Let the Oliver House be your station to Experience Bluemont.  Booking available online or by calling the Bluemont Vineyard tasting room via 540-554-8439.

Bluemont Vineyard