Nestled in the midst of an ancient beech wood, Lightwood Forest is an historic eighteenth-century vacation rental estate in rural Surry County, Virginia, close to Williamsburg and Jamestown. With over 100 private acres of woods, meadows and streams, the estate offers an unequaled experience for lovers of history and nature. One of America's most beautiful and unique historic vacation homes, Lightwood Forest is also available for weddings and other fine events.
"On the first night at Lightwood I felt as if I were going to sleep in the cradle of our nation; tonight I had the precious opportunity to rock my grandson to sleep in this house, where so many have dreamed."
"As soon as we stepped foot into the Lightwood Forest, we were transported to a world of wonder, charm, and whimsy that captivated our hearts."
"From the moment we drove through your beautiful white
gates we felt we had entered another world."
"Everything about this exquisite home is unique and elegant."
"Completely enchanting and charming."
"The most peaceful place on the Earth! So serene and calming."
"When we first entered the gate at Lightwood we knew we had traveled back in time."
"An amazing historical wonderland."
"From the moment we crossed the 'threshold,' we knew this home was special."
"The rustling of the wind through the trees, the creaking of the floorboards, and the warm glow of the antique lamps all combined for a cozy and other worldy experience."
"Pleasant times soon become cherished memories."
"Your house is magical."
"It will be a dream to once again sit and breathe in the soul of your wonderful old manse."
"Lightwood was a dream come true."
"It was as if time stood still, allowing us to escape the demands of our daily lives and immerse ourselves in the serenity and tranquility of this extraordinary place."
"There is a serenity to this place that immediately refreshes mind, body, soul, spirit and heart."
"You will be in heaven here."
"There is an almost mystical peacefulness here."
"This house is a treasure."
"Il Faut Cultiver Notre Jardin"-- Voltaire
Elegance and Comfort
Late Summer Wildflowers cascading every which way
The View from the Whirlpool Tub
Welcoming Living Room
Mahogany Queen Anne Corner
A Winter's Day Fire
Living Room, circa 1795
Danielle and Jason
"All our guests were able to feel the magic of the house and grounds."
The General in a reflective mood.
Lara and Alex's...
Flowers, flowers everywhere...
"Our children were enchanted, and even as adults, we were swept away by your home's magic."
A beautiful fairy princess makes a new friend at Lightwood.