Rappahannock’s Old Ski Lodge began its’ journey in the 1950s. The lodge started as a private club to accommodate U.S. Senators and Congressman as well as State Department employees allowing them to experience the 650’ vertical drop. Originally named Big Devil, later known as Skyline Ski, and finally Rappahannock Ski before closing in 1974. The area is now a quaint, quiet and beautiful community offering some of the most amazing views of Rappahannock’s mountains, and RRR has an amazing 25 acre parcel available for purchase in this community. This 25 acres parcel is only 5 miles from Little Washington and offers pastoral views of Big Devils Stairs. Wineries and many wonderful restaurants within minutes. Close to Shenandoah National Park for hiking. Create a perfect getaway spot with views and fishing pond while being surrounded by history. One of the old ski lift arms still sits on the property. A perfect location to build your dream home or weekend get away.
Charming historic schoolhouse thoughtfully renovated and restored for modern day living sits on 2.43 acres. This quaint home offers 2BR, 2BA, and double level loft. The living/dining area features a fireplace with woodstove. Original wood floors and high ceilings enhance the living space. The large family room also has a woodstove, and custom Murphy bed. Abundant windows provide light and views. Trex deck on two sides and relaxing patio area are surrounded by gardens. An outdoor shower and garden shed makes this a gardener’s dream. Active Airbnb accommodates 11. MANY EXTRAS.
There is a drawing of this historic schoolhouse in "Chapter Two 1846", page 18 of the book "Ask For Nothing, A True Story 1846-1925" by Maxine Weaver Crane (The cover of the book is displayed in the pictures). The book is based on the life of Frances Henderson, b. 1840 - d. 1925. In 1845 when Frances Henderson was only 5 years old her mother, Ma Henderson asked the Deals to take Frances Henderson "off'n my hands" with one condition "She must allus be in this house. If'n you sell, she stays. Put in yore will. Who knows...I might come back." The Deals wrote their will that evening instructing that upon their death Frances Henderson was to remain in the house "at the foothills of Deale Mountain". In 1846, on Frances Henderson's 6th birthday she started her schooling at Dual Schoolhouse. Later in Frances Henderson's life she lived with both the Yowell and Weaver families in Madison County, Virginia. Frances Henderson was much loved by her extended family. "When she died at the age of 84, she was still waiting for the return of her mother."