433 E. Ridgeway Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422




The Ridgely Home and Historic Gardens
118 First Street
Clifton Forge, VA 24422

MLS #840074

Style: 3-Story
Construction: Cedar Shake
Age: 1902
Lot Size +/-: 1.1 Acres
Sq. Ft. +/-: 5,600+ sq. ft.
Taxes +/-: $2,448
Heat/Air: Forced Air Electric; Heat Pump; Radiator Gas Heat / Central Cooling
Water/Sewer: Public Water / Public Sewer

Mountain View Elementary
Clifton Middle School
Alleghany High School

  • Entrance Foyer
  • Formal Living Room with gas log fireplace
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Kitchen with dining area, Wolf range with grill Subzero refrigerator, convection microwave, warming drawer, dishwasher, disposal in 2 sinks and pantry.
  • Laundry / Utility Room
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • Den, Office and Craft Room
  • Full Walk-out Basement
  • Wrap-around Porch
  • Patio
  • 2 - 2-car Garage (detached)
  • Historic Gardens


''THE RIDGELY HOME and RIDGELY HISTORIC GARDENS'' CIRCA 1902 is a GRAND HOME AND BEAUTIFUL GARDEN rich in history, character and charm. The renovations throughout were performed with meticulous detail per the owners desire to make the home as functional as it is beautiful. This grand Tudor-style cedar shake 3 story home with wrap-around porch features 7 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 1 half bath offering plenty of room for a family or a perfect bed and breakfast. SLEEPS 14 As a profit making Airbnb! Frequently used as a wedding venue! Extra special wedding photo with scenic garden backdrop!

Whether you are fully trained in culinary arts or just an aspiring chef you will be blown away by this fully equipped kitchen, featuring high-end cabinetry with soft close drawers, Brazilian Classico granite countertops, island with seating, 3 sinks, a Subzero frig, dual fuel Wolf range with grille, convection microwave, warming drawer, lighted cabinets and plantation shutters on the large windows. The inviting breakfast area adjacent to the kitchen features an antique pewter light fixture and lends its way into the cozy morning room with lots of natural light and gas log fireplace. 
The grand entry foyer has plenty of room for receiving guests and offers a convenient half bath. The formal living room with gas log fireplace features an antique mantel belonging to a 19th century governor of VA, and has a gorgeous alabaster light fixture. The formal dining room showcases a stunning chandelier from Eden, NC. Beautiful brass cremone bolts adorn the three sets of French doors to the outside. 

The library is adorned with beautiful knotty pine walls and shelving and invites you to settle in and read a good book. The back staircase features a lift chair to the 2nd floor where you will find the 7 bedrooms and 3 full baths including the roomy master bedroom with sleeping porch, walk-in-closet with built in chest-of-drawers and a private bath with an extra-large walk-in tile shower. Everyone's favorite hang-out will be the 3rd floor great family room with skylights overlooking the garden and mountain, along with adjacent office and a craft room. The walk-out basement offers three rooms with plenty of storage and a full bath. The detail oriented owners added a commercial grade on-demand hot water heater and booster pump that keeps family and guests comfortable. This 5000 plus square foot home is in pristine condition and ready for you to move in! 
This generous house stays comfortable year round with dual heating sources and air conditioning throughout.

A proven income producer this Historic home continues to receive guests through Airbnb.

RIDGELY HISTORIC GARDENS date back to the turn of the century and will capture your heart with peace and tranquility the moment you enter. The just over 1 acre garden was carved into the steep southern face of Fore Mountain in the highlands of Alleghany County and was landscaped in 1932. This tourist attraction features numerous walkways, a boxwood maze, and a great variety of heirloom flowering plants, a waterfall, two stone ponds/fountains, a stone pagoda and extensive stonework throughout. The Moon Garden features all white or light colored fragrant flowers and foliage perfect for a romantic stroll at night! As you walk down the pathway you will discover arbors, fountains, a stone pagoda, vintage flowers, mature trees, and defined flowerbeds plus a fully functional greenhouse with insulated glass. There is also a very nice gardener's cabin that is heated and cooled with a full bath. In addition, find two-2 car garages with the top floor offering an exhibit hall and a workshop in the other. Ridgely Historic Gardens is a gardener's dream come true with perfect scenery for a wedding or special event. Inviting you to visit again and again! 

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact:

Garland Humphries

540.969.6904 (cell)

E-mail Garland

Lisa Brown

Associate Broker

540.969-6350 (cell)

E-mail Lisa


Peggy Doyle
Associate Broker

540.969.8481 (cell)

E-mail Peggy

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