These ancient mountains, slow rolling billows on a Pre-Cambrian Sea. This airey shore where ammonites and corals, fossil bones emerging,
Return to the light after a billion years below.

Not water now but soft, blue hills receding,
One after the other like blankets drawn up over sleeping children.


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Get away for the weekend, vacation for a week, or retreat for a month…South River Highlands has it all.  From honeymoon and anniversary, business meeting to spiritual or artistic retreat, the quiet natural country setting will renew and inspire you.

Authentic, rustic log cabins from the Shenandoah Valley date from 1775 to early 1900's. The fireplaces are of stone or hand made bricks. Each cabin has an array of porches, decks, loft hideaways, queen sized beds, modern kitchens and baths. All have heat and air conditioning. Each cabin is wonderfully unique.

The retreat and nature preserve is located above the confluence of the Maury and South Rivers on 250 acres of forests, meadows and hayfields. From our hilltops you will have a 360 degree, seven county view of the Alleghenies, the Blue Ridge and the interesting cone shaped mountains of Buena Vista. The view stretches on forever.

Deer, wild turkey, over 100 species of birds and much other wildlife inhabits this nature preserve. The natural world is just outside your window. Hike on the network of internal trails or stroll along the Maury River's Chessie Trail on the old canal path to Lexington, history, art, restaurants and shopping.

Our mission is to encourage you to experience a slower, quieter, more connected time with nature, away from the hectic pace of the modern day world.

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South River Highlands Country Retreat
Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center

c/o 521 South Main Street, Lexington Virginia, 24450

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Phone 540.463.2593