SERENITY'S EDGE!                              


               ....Secluded Cottages for Romance, Quiet Times & Elopement Weddings

       Helicopters Are Welcome!     GPS Latitude: 37.394764     GPS Longitude:--79.680303


      "Ending the day at your place was the icing on the cake of our parkway trip.  We really enjoyed our time there...."

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NATURE-CENTERED accommodations in a romantically enchanting place.

SMELL THE FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR.  Great place to watch the hawks soar, take walks on the paths, and be surrounded by pretty mountain views--while enjoying an upscale home away from home. 

RELAX IN THIS  ENERGIZING ATMOSPHERE  for harmonizing your body, mind & spirit.  

SITUATED in the Virginia Blue Ridge mountains & the Shenandoah valley, near Roanoke, Bedford, Lynchburg and Smith Mountain Lake. 

WE  PROVIDE  EVERYTHING  you would expect to find in your own home so that you can walk in and immediately enjoy yourselves.

EACH COTTAGE  INCLUDES:  gas grill, electric fireplace, LED candles for instant ambience, flat screen TV, MP3, CD, DVD, VHS, movie library, radio, robes, towels, linens, coffees, teas, condiments and all paper products. 

GREEN CONSCIOUSNESS is an integral part of  the outlook for Serenity's Edge in exploring new ways to use old materials, improving electric energy efficiently and preserving nature--in practical ways.

RETREAT to a private mountaintop nature preserve for your well-deserved romantic getaway or creative solo time.

OUR  GUESTS are  from around the world.   The Roanoke Regional Airport offers direct flights to nine International Airports, with one-stop service to nearly 500 destinations worldwide.

HELICOPTERS are welcome!

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Elope in the Gazebo on a private Mountaintop!



Just the Two of You Wedding Information

See an actual Elopement wedding at Serenity's Edge!

Click here: Our Wedding - You Tube  

"We chose the lovely elopement location of Serenity's Edge"

CLICK HERE for "Just the Two of You" wedding options or packages


If you are unable to get  your license during  the week, Floyd Court house is usually open on Saturday from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM--except on Holiday weekends.     IT IS BEST TO CALL TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE OPEN!  Their phone number is:  (540) 745-9330.  Since there is no waiting period in Virginia, you can marry immediately.   

Or, to get your Virginia marriage license from any court house in Virginia. See the  list of all places at: 

All Virginia  Marriage License Places   


Stay any two nights, including weekends.

*Two nights at Soliloquy's Way Cottage 
*Your choice of locations: Gazebo or Solarium
*Your choice of ceremony: Civil or Religious
*Facility use fee
*Wedding Vows Ceremony
*Copy of the Wedding Ceremony
*Unlimited Pictures Taken with Your Camera
*Marriage Celebrant

$599. 2 Night Stay, Private Ceremony

**NOTE: This special cannot be altered. It does NOT include any toasting or cake nor are you allowed to bring your own.

Click to reserve:   Wedding Package Special



Serenity’s Edge is a prime site for watching the migration of hawks and other birds.  The cottages all have decks with a clear view of  the skies and padded lounge chairs that make bird watching a joy.  Each cottage has bird identification books and binoculars.   It is not unusual for "kettles" of hawks to be seen here, riding the thermals off the mountain ridges.

Typically, on a daily basis,  you can see two pairs of red-tailed hawks playing in the thermals.  One of these hawks was severely injured with a compound fracture of the wing.  Paula Tiara captured the bird and took it to the wildlife refuge in Winchester where the wing was repaired and the bird was taught to fly again.  Can you image the thrill of being able to release this bird back on the mountain several months later? 

Until late November and then back again in the early spring, you will see an array of migrating hawks-- especially red-tailed, broad wing, red-shouldered and the smaller Cooper’s hawk.  You may also see other birds such as eagles, ospreys, kestrels, and peregrine falcons.  These birds of prey migrate to areas in Mexico, Central America and South America for the winter months.



Three cottages (cabins) to choose from at Serenity's Edge near Roanoke VA! Lots of packages for individuals and couples at Serenity's Edge near Roanoke VA. Paula J. Tiara picture 8-27-06 Paula Tiara's books to buy: The Patchword Quilt: A Great Comforter.

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From CBS DC  "Best Of"  featured on April 20th, 2013 by Priya Konings

"...These cottages are perfect for a romantic weekend away from the chaos of your daily life in the city.

"We wish to thank you for your hospitality, kindness and grace.  We had a beautiful, peaceful time for the three days we were here."  A&C,  PA

"It is obvious that Serenity's Edge is your passion.  Your attention to details makes this a very special place.  We really enjoyed our stay here."  A&A, VA

"We feel incredibly lucky to have found you and Serenity's Edge on the internet search.  Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of land with all the lovers of the world...and marrying us on this little piece of Heaven in the Blue Ridge mountains..."    D&D, AZ

"Serenity's Edge exceeded our expectations! Everything was perfect.   Your patience, time and efforts, made our  ceremony lovely!    We would love to come back for a longer stay." N&J, Ohio



Enjoy a mini-vacation from Monday through Thursday for any of the cottages and receive a total of 15% discount off regular accommodation rates for three consecutive night stays, except for Holidays.  THIS MUST BE BOOKED ON-LINE.

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Unusual & Fun Adventures Nearby
Go to a drive-in movie & enjoy a fun dinner in the restored silver diner on-site. (540-296-1480)
Go underground  in a fascinating cave!
Go "snow" skiing on artificial turf even in the summer!
Go take the plunge sky-diving.
Follow the Bedford wine trail to five local wineries for some tasty times. 
Ask us for this special map!
Lake Adventures
Reserve a pontoon boat and zoom across the lake, throw your anchor in a private cove.
Into the extreme?  Go parasailing.
Visit Smith Mountain State park and picnic, swim, go paddle boating, or enjoy their easy-walk trails.
Go sight seeing on the Virginia Dare, a side-paddle riverboat and enjoy a meal too.
Massage & Spa Pleasures
Spend the day at one of several Spa Salons in Roanoke or, Call Patty Mason in Bedford for an appointment to experience an incredible natural facelift and/or full body massage.  (540-587-6601) 

The garden at Serenity's Edge! located near Roanoke, VA

....A Natural place for finding inner & outer peace

In the Cottage and Wedding  Business Since 1999.



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