Locale

Locale

The Virginia Peninsula, also known as the Lower Peninsula, is an area rich in history and is home to some of the earliest settlements and most storied names in American history, including Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. The extensive history and settlement of the area has led to a culturally rich and diverse region that encompasses farmland and rural towns, as well as well-developed cities such as Newport News and Hampton.  This variety provides the best of both worlds, allowing for a private experience while at Stonehouse, and a wide range of nearby conveniences and amenities. 

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Location

It’s hard to find a more conveniently located property than Stonehouse Preserve. It sits just fifteen minutes northwest of Williamsburg, while Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Richmond, and Charlottesville can all be easily reached in ninety minutes or less. Washington, D.C. is the nearest major metropolitan area and is only two hours and fifteen minutes away. The property itself is accessed on a paved, state-maintained road, and Interstate 64 can be quickly reached in under ten minutes. 

Drive Time to towns/cities

  • Williamsburg, VA - 15min

  • Richmond, VA - 40min

  • Norfolk, VA - 55min

  • Washington D.C. - 2 hours and 10min

  • Baltimore, MD - 3 hours

Air travel options are equally varied and accessible, and nearby airports include Newport News, Richmond, and Norfolk. All are good-sized commercial airports within forty-five minutes of the property, and together they service a wide range of domestic and international destinations. The nearest FBO, Middle Peninsula Regional Airport, is close by in West Point and has a 5,000 ft runway.

Distance to Airports

  • Middle Peninsula Regional Airport - 25 minutes

  • Newport News/ Williamsburg International - 25 minutes

  • Richmond International Airport - 35 minutes

  • Norfolk International Airport - 50 minutes

  • Dulles International Airport - 2 hours and 20 minutes

Climate

The climate on the Lower Peninsula features four distinct seasons. Spring and fall are ideal with high temperatures in the 70s and lows in the 50s and 60s. Summers are hot and humid but tempered by breezes off the river and easy access to the water. Winters can be cold but are generally mild with highs in the 40s and lows dipping into the 30s. Average rainfall is 47 inches per year, and average snowfall is 6 inches per year.