A Historic Virginia Landmark.
Built in 1822 by General George Rust, and later, home to Ida Lee and her 13 children, Rockland is still owned by descendants of the Rusts and abounds with historic charm. The interior of the house can be described as “a museum without ropes”. Rockland is furnished with early American antiques, mostly original to the house, as well as period portraits and artwork. Twelve foot ceilings and architectural moldings add a touch of grandeur and formality to the rooms.
Ten acres of gardens surrounding the Manor House are nestled among unique rock outcroppings. Blooms begin in early March with winter aconite, chionodoxa and daffodils. Seasonal flowers continue throughout the spring, summer and fall with breathtaking color. Whether it’s cocktails beside the pool, a stroll through the wildflower garden or watching the cows graze in the bluegrass field, you and your guests will have lots to take in during your event.
The “Quarters”, a three bedroom, two bathroom brick house behind the Manor House is an ideal place for the bridal party to dress and prepare for the event. It also is a wonderful spot for an overnight with friends or family.