The Retreat at Cool Spring Est. 2015

The Retreat at Cool Spring, Parker Lane, Bluemont, VA, United States

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Watch sunsets sink into the distance from the breezy patio with a glass of wine. 
A recently restored historic manor house from 1799, this Shenandoah River idyll beats slow and steady in the heart of Virginia wine country, making it perfect for weddings, workshops, and retreats.
The Lowdown
Type
Castle / Château / Manor
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Plantation
Views
Courtyard
Creek
Forest
Lagoon/Pond
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Park
River
Rolling Hills
Style
Elegant
French
Romantic
Sophisticated
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Built in 1799, the Retreat at Cool Spring is a recently restored historic manor house overlooking the Shenandoah River. Rich in history, the five bedroom home sits on terraces overlooking the river. A grand foyer, library, huge dining room, and elegant living room are all a decorators dream. The manor house is located in the heart of Virginia's wine country with over 10 vineyards within 10 miles. It is truly an exceptional home that is surrounded by incredible peace and nature - ever deserving of the name it was given in 1799... The Retreat

In April 2015, owner Suzanne Eblen officially opened the doors to The Retreat. It has quickly become a popular VRBO vacation rental (#683633) and has served as a prime destination for vacations, retreats, workshops, getaway weekends, and gatherings for friends and families. The Retreat is also a beautiful and exclusive location for intimate weddings and private events of 75 people or less. 

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
75
Buffet
75
Standing
75
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
Curfew
9 PM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
No Amplified Music Allowed
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations

 • FAQ •

Can I come by to see the property? 
Because The Retreat at Cool Spring is a private property and is often occupied by vacation renters, all site-visits, walk throughs, etc. are made by appointment only. You can make an appointment with our Event Manager by sending an email to: coolspringsevents@gmail.com or filling out a contact form on our website.

How far in advance should I book my event or wedding? 
We recommend booking at least 12 months in advance as our calendar has been filling up very quickly. You can refer to our VRBO calendar to check for availability.

How many people can The Retreat at Cool Spring accommodate? 
The maximum number of guests that The Retreat can accommodate is 75 (outside) and 12 (inside). 

Is a tent required? 
Yes and No... A tent is not technically required to host your event at The Retreat. However, we do not have an inclement weather plan so we strongly recommend renting a tent for your special event. Event guests are not permitted into the manor house. 

Are portable restrooms required? 
Yes, the manor house itself has a limit of 10 people largely due to the septic system. It is a requirement that portable restrooms be rented for the duration of any event involving more than 10 people. We are happy to provide a list of our preferred vendors upon booking.

How to I book The Retreat for my special event? 
Two things are required to book your event; (1) 50% of the total rental fee, and (2) a signed agreement of our policies.

Is a security deposit required? 
Yes, a security deposit is included the total fee for your event rental. The security deposit will promptly be returned provided there are no damages to the house and property.

Do I need to have a wedding planner? 
Yes, The Retreat at Cool Spring does not provide in-house wedding coordinating or planning services. It is because of this reason that we require a professional wedding planner to be hired, and be present, for the day of the event. We want all of our couples to have a perfect Retreat Wedding.

What is your cancellation policy? 
All payments are non-refundable unless The Retreat at Cool Spring is able to book another event in its stead for the same dates.

Is the property handicap accessible? 
Keep in mind that The Retreat at Cool Spring is an outdoor venue with gravel, grass, stone steps, hills, uneven paths, and other uneven areas around the property. The manor house itself is not wheelchair accessible; stone steps lead to every entrance. For guests with mobility issues we encourage their family members to drop off their loved-ones as close to the events as possible prior to parking.

Have a question?
Feel free to contact us at: coolspringsevents@gmail.com.

Inside Scoop

The owner of The Retreat is also the owner of the renowed The Old Lucketts Store (a gorgeous 45 minute drive from The Retreat). If you love the decor and aestetic of The Retreat, you'll very much appreciate the "vintage hip" vibe at her retail store - it's a vintage hip and chic antiquer's haven!

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
Venue Features
Standout Venue Features:
The Retreat at Cool Spring is a privately owed home and so it is not your standard "event venue," for some pretty amazing reasons!
- Exclusivity; We only accept a (max) of 5 events per year.
- Weekend-Long Stay; We include a 2 night stay (minimum) with your event booking.
- Peaceful Surroundings; We are not suited for a "Raging Party" scene, rather we are set up for intimate, high-end, and refined events (rather than a DJ, think of live quartets, harpists, etc.)
- Intimate; We have a max headcount of 75 people (outdoor only events), but our property provides a truly amazing experience for events of 30 people or less (indoor/outdoor events). 
Extra Perks:


 
Awards & Notables Our home has been featured in several online wedding blogs, the cover of a mystery novel, as well as The Washingtonian Magazine. We also rank as one of the top properties on VRBO in our marketed area.
Celebration Locations
The Manor House (inside use):
6000 square feet, newly renovated in a Restoration & Romanic Vintage aesthetic.
- Max Capacity: 30
The Terraced Lawn & Courtyard (outside use):
Three terraces in front of the manor house overlooking the Shenandoah River.
- Max Capacity: 75
The Courtyard:
The back yard/courtyard is surrounded by the manor house, covered porches, and stone walls.
- Max Capacity: 75

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