The Cocoon Historic Rustic Apt Close to Downtown

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

One of Lynchburg's oldest homes, a colonial built around 1820. With its rustic style, 200 year old exposed brick and unique vibe, this private apt we call "the Cocoon" is 8 blocks to downtown and 10 min to Liberty Univ & Univ of Lynchburg. Private entrance and on-street parking. Main rustic house upstairs is also on Airbnb. Not everyone will feel comfortable in our lower income neighborhood, so PLEASE READ FULL LISTING BEFORE BOOKING.


  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Free street parking
  • Heating
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke alarm
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
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  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Self check-in
  • Smart lock
  • Private entrance
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Patio or balcony

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- We ask that guests observe typical quiet hours (10pm-6am).


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The space
**COVID 19**Please know that we are taking every precaution for guest safety in our cleaning process.

Welcome to the Cocoon, which has been featured in Lynchburg Living! Here's what you'll find in the space:

BEDROOM: queen bed with a reclaimed gym floor from the Lynchburg City Armory, table fan provided for guest's comfort and can double as sound machine for our light sleepers

BATHROOM: tiled shower, pedastal sink, toilet, towels, shampoo, soap, toilet paper

LIVING AREA: couch (sleeps 1), TV with Roku, 2 sitting chairs, large dresser, dining table with 4 ladderback chairs, custom built-in bookcase, exposed brick wall, closet for hanging clothes, ductless air unit

KITCHEN: Keurig w/ a few K-cups, stainless steel range/stove, fridge, microwave, farmhouse sink, basic kitchen necessities (pots/pans, glassware, utensils, etc.)

OUTSIDE: patio with seating and side yard


The apartment has an energy efficient ductless air unit with a remote control.


Street parking for up to 2 cars in front of the entrance to the Cocoon is available.
Guest access
Guests have access to the entire apartment including the small side porch and yard.
Additional notes
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Upon reading our entire listing, we are often asked about the safety of the neighborhood. Before the Cocoon was an Airbnb, we used it as a long term rental for several years. Except for one, all of our previous long term tenants were single females. One was a single mom with a young daughter. All of them loved the Cocoon and had no problems with safety or the neighborhood. As an Airbnb, we frequently host single female college students in town for intensive courses.

On occasion, a neighbor will play music loudly, but otherwise things are typically quiet.

We realize everyone has their own level of what makes them feel comfortable, though, and we hope that this might help our guests decide if the Cocoon is right for them.

THE NEST: We're excited to announce that the main house upstairs is now available on Airbnb. "The Nest" Airbnb has a separate, private entrance, sleeping up to 5 guests. If you're interested in a larger space with all the same cool, rustic vibe as the Cocoon, check it out under our listings.
Guest interaction
There is a keypad on the entrance to the apartment so that guests may enter at their convenience with a personalized code. Hosts live nearby should a need arise and are available to you through messaging.
Neighborhood overview
PLEASE READ: The Cocoon is located in a lower income diverse neighborhood called College Hill just one block south of the Federal Hill historic district.

In the neighborhood, you'll see tight-knit community. You’ll see elderly people who were born and raised there and youth walking home from our award-winning historic middle school just one block away. You may hear people greeting one another loudly or enjoying music on a nice day. You'll see people working hard to break the vicious cycle of generational poverty.

We believe this neighborhood has tremendous unseen resources though it's been marginalized and stigmatized for decades. Its value isn't in its monetary power, but in its resilient people who know how to make something out of nothing.

Here's what one guest said about her time at the Cocoon: "This property held me and ushered me to healing in one of my darkest seasons...allowing me to spread my wings."

We invite you to come with an open heart and enjoy a stay at the Cocoon.
Getting around
Downtown & Community Market: only 8 blocks up 12th Street.

From the airport: 11 min
From Liberty Univ: 8 min
From Univ of Lynchburg: 7 min


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417 5th St
Lynchburg, VA 24504

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