Poplar Studio

This lovely accommodation started as the dirt floored garage for farm equipment in the old “calving barn”. For the first year or so under our stewardship it served as a rustic hobby woodworking shop. As renovation moved along on the calving barn, soon to become our farm home, the wood shop moved to the newly framed Bull Barn and this large space re-created itself into an often requested retreat and vacation overnight accommodation.

Poplar Studio is a large private room adjacent to our farm home. It has a separated entrance with a private deck and two Adirondack chairs. Custom made sliding barn doors over double prairie style doors invite you inside. A very comfortable queen bed, linens, 4 sleeping pillows and an extra blanket; 3 cushioned sofa, a single sofa-chair pullout; a circular eating table for 4 with dishes, silverware, glasses, mini-refrigerator, microwave; full bathroom with large shower, family style toiletries, plush towels, hair dryer; full closet. Coffee pot/'starter' coffee, teas. The hardwood floor is locally sourced hickory. An abundance of natural light fills this studio. Original art. No internet. Good cell reception.

Ideal for 2 adults. No pets.

Rate: $125/night + tax, single/double occupancy, $20/person over 2 people
2 night minimum (3 night minimum on holidays & college weekends)

** As with our retreat facility and all accommodations, these studios are “self-catering”. This means our guests are asked to neaten the space: wash any dishes used & return them to their original places; return furniture, if moved; turn off any outdoor lights when retiring for the evening... to leave the space as they found it: clean, with used linens and towels gathered together.

Parking is approximately 100 feet away from studios. Bring a good flashlight and comfy shoes.

The property has feral cats, a domestic cat, lots of the usual country critters and some cows. Our guests need to be comfortable with the dark and the quiet of a country setting. On many nights the Milky Way can be seen and more stars that you may have seen in a very long time. Fireflies flicker and hover over the ground and in the trees on warm summer nights.

If there is no event in The Lodge, our studio guests have use of the 65 ft vine covered pergola with a small fish pond and water fountain, 3 tiered meditation garden, The Cozy (small pergola), fire-pit (with burnable wood), a chiminea (with burnable wood), the Stone Garden and large picnic tables.

This is not your hotel experience :)
Come enjoy this beautiful unique setting and you may never again choose a hotel!


...the magic lingers longer after returning home

Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center
South River Highlands Country Retreat
Buena Vista, Virginia

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