The Blue Sky Tourist Home looks out at the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains from its wide front porch. You will have a completely private suite (bedroom and bath with claw foot tub!) with a private entrance and can enjoy the view on the porch in old wicker rockers right outside your door.
The Blue Sky Tourist Home is located 18 minutes east of Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia, Monticello, Ash Lawn, great restaurants, and beautiful vistas. Five golf courses are easy drives, including Spring Creek only five minutes away, voted best course under $75 in the country. It is 45 minutes from Barboursville and Horton Vineyards and Montpelier, James Madison's newly restored home, and 40 minutes from Richmond with a world class museum and more history attractions. Colonial Williamsburg is about two hours away, as is Washington, D.C. The Blue Sky Tourist Home has modern amenities like wifi, DishTV, a small coffee pot in your room and a mini- refrigerator all surrounded by charming antiques and an old-timey feel.
Innkeeper, teacher, writer, entrepreneur Lee Knapp has left brochures and restaurant suggestions in the room and is happy to answer your questions, but will be quite out of your way during your visit.
No smoking, pets or children under 12.
I'm Lee Knapp, a veteran ceramic artist, entrepreneur ( and history and epistemology teacher at my old public high school where I graduated when Gerry Ford was the non-elected American president. I've published a book, written a screenplay, and am currently working on another book, but the best thing I've produced are my three grown sons, now in Portland, Oregon, Brooklyn, NY, and Baltimore. All of us are alumni of the College of William and Mary.
My grandmother ran a boarding house in North Carolina for decades. It was called the Norlina Tourist Home so it is with much tradition that I call my place the Blue Sky Tourist Home where I hope folks can come to slow down and breathe in a little fresh air. The view isn't too bad, either.