North Point Plantation offers one of the quietest, most peaceful settings anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic, yet its proximity to important Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields, museums and other historic sites, wineries, as well as canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, birding, and guided nature tours make it the perfect destination for your Virginia country vacation, weekend getaway, retreat, or other special event.
The former 3,000 acre, 18th century plantation is 40 minutes from downtown Richmond, Va., less than an hour from Colonial Williamsburg, 90 minutes from Monticello, Jefferson's home in Charlottesville, and less than two hours from Washington, D.C. The major Civil War battle of Cold Harbor was fought just 20 miles from North Point. One of Virginia's top family attractions, Kings Dominion Amusement Park, is just a 25-minute drive, and Saudé Creek and New Kent Wineries are each about half an hour away.
An Oasis of Peace & Tranquility
The calm Mattaponi River, named for an indigenous Indian tribe, and the 160 century-old box woods that line the drive leading to the house are the signature features of North Point Plantation. The six bedroom, five bathroom, Georgian-style home sits on 15 acres overlooking a tidal bend in the River and is suffused with light throughout the day.
Built in typical 18th century Virginia tidewater colonial style, the house is one-room deep (interior brick walls are 29 inches thick), with windows facing front, back, and side, so that the gently flowing Mattaponi River fills nearly every view from inside the house. Our separate, self-contained brick cottages--the River View in the former chauffeur's quarters, and our Honeymoon Suite, in the plantation's original summer kitchen, have been renovated to become romantic, cozy, private accommodations, with luxury linens and exquisite furnishings. Outside, whether fishing, practicing yoga, drinking champagne, playing touch football or croquet, or just relaxing on the dock, the Mattaponi soothes the mind and spirit. Bald Eagles, Ospreys, King Rails and Least Bitterns, staging Soras and Tree Swallows, and large populations of geese and other winter fowl fill the air around North Point with their song. Guests can savor those sounds, along with the beautiful sunrises, magnificent sunsets, and brilliant star-studded skies above North Point from the house's large back porch, making their special time at North Point unforgettable.