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Luminhaus is a family retreat nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The kit home is the first of architect Rocio Romero’s LV Homes to be purchased and assembled. The simple austerity of modern design meets the comfort of a cottage in the wooded refuge.

With its open design, the interior space feels like you are relaxing in a hardwood forest. Each season is unique with the natural play of sunlight and shadow. At night, one's eye moves to the interior walls, covered with paintings and sculpture-filled shelves. Luminhaus is an art gallery in the woods.

The property can serve as a base camp for adventurous day trips or as a self-contained idyllic getaway. There are trails to explore that meander throughout the six acres. Children (and adults) enjoy playing in the Birdhaus playhouse and picnics on the deck that juts out of the hillside. The kitchen is fully equipped and perfect for people who love to cook.

Whether your interests include nature, hiking, art, architecture, cooking or just spending time with family and friends, Luminhaus is a wonderful place to experience. Please contact us if you would like to experience Luminhaus first-hand.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Area  attractions

George Washington National Forest 3 miles
Appalachian Trail 4 miles
Staton's Falls 6 miles
Mt. Pleasant National Scenic Area 8 miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 10 miles
Panther Falls 12 miles
Morris Orchard 14 miles
Town of Amherst 14 miles
Rebec Winery 19 miles
Saunders Brothers Orchard 19 miles
Nelson County 20 miles
Nelson County wineries/brewery various distances
Lexington 21 miles
Dickie Brothers Orchard 21 miles
City of Lynchburg 27 miles
Crabtree Falls 25 miles
Montebello & Virginia Fish Hatchery 28 miles
Natural Bridge 30 miles
Wintergreen 32 miles
Peaks of Otter 53 miles

Travel time from major cities:
Charlottesville, VA 1.25 hrs
Richmond, VA 2.25 hrs
Washington, DC 3 hrs
Baltimore, MD 4 hrs
Raleigh, NC 4 hrs
Norfolk, VA 4 hrs
Philadelphia, PA 5.5 hrs
Pittsburg, PA 6 hrs
Columbus, OH 6.5 hrs
New York, NY 7 hrs
Atlanta, GA 8 hrs

Luminhaus interior

Contact  us

Would you like to stay at Luminhaus to experience modern design first-hand or ask us a question concerning our LV Home construction experience? Please send us an email to If you are contacting us about staying at Luminhaus, let us know if there are any particular dates you would like to inquire about.

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