Before moving into the retreat, the biggest complaint I heard about was noise. I'm here to tell you I haven't had any noise complaints and living at the retreat has been such a blessing. Pool and clubhouse area is amazing and everything in the unit works great!
great experience living at the retreat at blacksburg. great staff and amenities and i never had any major problems with my apartment utilities or functions which really helped quality of life
Like the gym and the clubhouse has a nice study area, so I could study after school. I am also glad the retreat managed to enforce rules of letting guests in to keep the area nice
Love this place, love the atmosphere and amenities. Pool is cool, glad there's a dog park nearby. My favorite thing has to be the free coffee in the clubhouse
Amazing experience so far. I moved in when the retreat had just opened. I was a little disappointed at first, because of how some things seem to have been rushed. Since then everything has improved a lot and I like how you continue to think about what can be done better. The activities and free food are always great!
its good, i like it. its good, i like it. its good, i like it. its good, i like it. Only been there once before, but the house was really nice and i had a great time.
I have enjoyed my time a lot. Good, comfortable apartments. The management and staff always tried to resolve problems if they could. Only moving away because of price.
I enjoyed the cottage, especially since it was very new. I did not like certain aspects, such as having my car towed from my own spot, but I very much liked how clean everything was.
The amenities of living here are amazing as well the staff thatâ€™s always there to help out. The only downside so some of the maintence upkeep that goes along with living here compared to other places.
Itâ€™s great! The community assistants are very helpful, especially Lauren!!!! Itâ€™s always kept very clean -especially the pool area! The starbucks machine is amazing
Salmon, andouille sausage,Olive Oil, red potatoes, garlic salt, shredded cheese, french loaf, half half, skinless chick high, dried basil seasoning
I love living in the retreat! The space of the apartments its amazing and the view cant be beat. I didnt give it five stars though because some of the tings are made cheaply and it shows, and I dont like how maintenance can just show up any time and walk in.
The house has so much room and really is structured nice. But it takes a long time to get things fixed and there is lots of dog poop around.
the houses are great & so are the amenities but the trash situation is a major inconvenience and management should really strive to do something about it. Also, people littered in front of my house all the time and there were always dangerous things such as broken glass and razors on the property.
Things have been good. Only thing is we have a hole in the wall which we paid to repair but still hasn't been repaired. We have reminded maintenance that it needs to be fixed however it still has not been fixed.
Overall I had a wonderful experience living here. The maintenance staff is always quick if a problem needs to be fixed and the exterior cleanliness of the community is always kept! Plus there are a lot amenities that you donâ€™t get with other apartments such as the sauna!!
I loved the Retreat community at Blacksburg, but there are a couple of things that could be better! More study space + better repairs for when the furniture would break. We had a drawer break and they "fixed it" 3 times, but ultimately just had to take the drawer out and never fixed it. Also the furniture is bit cheap and breaks easily. Lastly, I wish they had a better situation for trash, its pretty far away and hard when you don't have a car.
Great housing and great community and the amenities are awesome. The events are a lot of fun but I wish there were more and the Internet was faster. :(
The staff is super nice, itâ€™s a clean environment, we love it here. I have a lab mix, so the walking trail around the property is convenient, along with the dog park
I enjoyed it for one, and am glad I will be coming back next fall to stay at The Retreat. I am not really a fan of rural communities and more of an urban person. The Retreat itself feels like its own little community outside of Blacksburg rural atmosphere. When I graduate, I am going to miss this place.
Living at the Retreat has been fun and I love the amenities a lot. However, I feel like the quality of the home does not align with what I pay for (almost 800 with electricity a month). The house has experienced many issues that require maintenance help and I feel like rent shouldn't have been raised this much. If I were attending school next year, I'd probably move out.
The apartments are really nice and I often enjoy the amenities provided by the retreat. The workers also always seem to have a great attitude!
the wifi can be better, the coffee machine doesn't always work, the gym is always really hot, house is perfect to live in just loud when windy outside.
I love the experience that I have gotten from the retreat and I love how helpful the staff is with problems that occur. The only wish is that I wish there were more trash cans since the trash sometimes overflows
My experience here has been a good one. I enjoy the atmosphere of this place. especially feeling like a home rather than an apartment. All the amenities here are great, and I am glad I have lived here
I love living at the retreat in Blacksburg. They offer so many nice amenities, the only complaint I have is it is really noisy on weekends. I also love how big the rooms and bathrooms are.
- more study rooms
- more gym mats ***
- better club house maintenance
- people who pay for covered parking should not be allowed to park anywhere else; they should be forced to park in their covered spots at all times. When I come back from a late night of studying and there are no open spots anywhere close to my house except covered spots it's extremely frustrating because I will get towed if I park there but people who have covered spots don't get towed if they park elsewhere
Great staff, quick maintenance repairs. I just wish there was a service that picked up our trash. I think that the walls are a little thin in the house, but that isn't a big deal.
Love the parking and the amenities. I would like to have more bandwidth and a higher speed. Having the internet slow down to 15-30 mbps at midnight is annoying.
A great place to live. All of the amenities that are provided are great. The gym is very nice and has great equipment. The community as a whole is very clean and friendly.
Decent apartment complex. The cottages themselves have a few structural issues, like cracks above doorframes, but overall are much nicer than other apartments in the area. The rent is expensive, but it is inclusive of pretty much all utilities. The clubhouse is awesome, and the front desk staff is always helpful and kind. The maintenance staff is also great, they've come out to fix minor issues in our cottage within hours of putting in a request multiple times, even after hours.
I was lucky enough to live here my senior year and am convinced the Retreat is a big reason why I'm partly dreading graduation! Amenities are fantastic and overall lifestyle is the best available in Blacksburg.
The community is beautiful, the staff is friendly, and the community offers great amenities. However, after living in the house for a couple months, my roommates and I noticed signs of poor building quality. For example, a plumbing failure which flooded our bottom level and loose drywall. Also, maintenance is generally very good but for one issue in particular required us to submit 2 maintenance requests and the problem still was not fixed.
Community is fantastic! There is always something to do at the retreat. The golf simulator is top notch, the hottub is great after a long day, and the club house is perfect for studying.
I have really enjoyed living at the retreat this year! beautiful property and great amenities, i especially love the sauna and the walking trail
i love that the managers get people involved with the community, get people together and doing things. I don't like how slow maintenance is, and the houses aren't really sealed well for the cold. The only other complaint I really have is the bathroom, and that's just because there isn't a switch for the fan.
Amazing community filled with wonderful people. Great Staff and are quick to make repairs. Overall its a great community and I enjoy living here.
Front desk is always very helpful and friendly. I have put in a few maintenance requests for minor issues like my door leaking air. The maintenance crew came out right away each time! They are very nice every time that they are working on my cottage!
I absolutely love living at the Retreat. My cottage has turned into me and my roommates' home and we are already dreading the day we have to move out in a couple years. Thanks for making it such a great place to live!
My second semester here has definitely been an improvement. The internet issues are mostly fixed. The maintenance team has done a great job fixing any issues. The primary problem we've had is the terrible insulation and weather proofing. Our house is leaking heat from pretty much everywhere. The the doors, the windows, even the outlets on the exterior walls. It's costing us hundreds. Our electricity bill was over $250 last month.
Also, the front of our house looks like a run down slum. The luxurious "landscaping" is dead plants and washed-away wood chips mixed with a steady stream of reappearing trash and alcohol bottles. This is vastly due to the poor drainage of the roof causing a 24ft waterfall.
Iâ€™ve really enjoyed living at the Retreat for the past 2 years. The first year they were really on top of maintenance, but the special resident events were hardly ever advertised. The second year theyâ€™ve gotten really lax about responding to maintenance requests, but the resident events are a little more well known.
The complex is extremely nice. The environment is very friendly and the amenities are plentiful and extraordinary. I can't wait to live at the retreat, I anticipate it very much.
I love the community, it is a great environment to live in. The retreat has so many incredible amenities. I've renewed my lease, and I cant wait to live there next year.
The retreat is the best place to live in Blacksburg. I really enjoyed my stay here. The neighbors are very nice and quite during the week.
The clubhouse is perfect.
I love living at the Retreat but have faced some issues with the home already. There are way too many maintenance requests made for a new complex. I also found out that our rent was more expensive this year while some other cottages kept there rate. If I wasn't graduating, I would find a new place next year because of this reason.
It was a good experience, I enjoyed my time at this community the Retreat. The staff was great and unlike many other places always available.
Very nice place to live and lots of amenities. The only thing is that it is clear that everything was built very quickly so we have had lots of problems in our cottage.
Very nice place to live. Even though it is expensive compared to other Blacksburg apartment complex's, it is definitely worth the money. The best part is that is has a bus route that only goes to the campus and the retreat.
The community is really nice and is at very good location. The apartment buildings are beautiful and apartments are clean and nice. Plenty of parking spots around the house. Overall excellent community.
I love living at the Retreat! I love that the apartments feel like homes rather than apartments. The staff and residents are friendly, which makes the environment even better.
Everything is great and I like the community a lot. The only thing I have a problem with is the wifi going getting messed up once in a while.
Itâ€™s a great place to live. The ammenities at the clubhouse are great and convenient. Staff are all friendly and kind. The whole community is filled with great and friendly people.
It has been great whenever we have a maintenance problem it is promptly fixed. The cottage itself is very spacious and we are paying relatively cheap rent when compared via square footage.
Iï¸ love living at the retreat at Blacksburg. The community is such an incredible place and the view is just amazing. Iï¸ could not imagine living anywhere else!
Great amenities, nice houses, good staff, not enough parking, horrible speed bumps, good appliances, easy to pay bills, good events though they are always when I am at work
I really like being a resident here! The actual cottages are great and so is the clubhouse and one thing I really like is the amount of parking because it's so much easier than having people find visitor parking
I have enjoyed my time at The Retreat so far. Maintenance has been great with fixing our requests very quickly and I appreciate that. Love my house and the look of The Retreat in general.
My experience at the Retreat has been the best possible. I remember moving in and complaining about the cost but after searching many other residential spots and leaving there for a while, it has simply been worth it.
Great experience! Wouldn't want to live anywhere else in blacksburg. The pool and amenities are fantastic and I am glad that I was able to live here for my sophomore year!
The atmosphere is great and I enjoy using the clubhouse to study and hangout. During the summer, the pool was the best out of any in Blacksburg.
The retreat has been an awesome off-campus place to live at this year! I love that I have my own room and my own bathroom so I don't have to worry about sharing with someone else! The bus stop is super convenient too!
Overall the community is very nice. There are a few specific problems that we have had with the cottage its self and security. One of our toilets flooded upstairs and our ceiling started leaking.
Almost everything about living at the retreat is great. The houses are comfortable, community is lively, and social spaces superb. I only wish the hottub stayed on a little longer and the atm had cash in it more often.
It is so peaceful living at the Retreat. I love how quiet it is and all the amenities. The only downside is that itâ€™s far from downtown, but thatâ€™s what Uber is for!
The apartment and amenities are amazing. The staff looks to help you in any way they can. The only two problems I've had is our dryer stopped working and wasn't fixed for 3 weeks, and when crossing the grass areas around the complex, there is dog poop everywhere that owners have not picked up.
The Retreat has great amenities and the cottages are very well built. The one downside is how crazy the dumpsters get filled (I have to live near them)
AMAZING place to live, it's like being on a vacation all the time. Cute houses and a little farther from campus so it's refreshing to look out and see cows in my backyard instead of the classroom I just had a test in. Clubhouse is amazing for studying, the pool is so much fun, and the gym is great and convenient. Only complaint is there are a lot of spiders, but what can you do, nature has both pros and cons :) would 100% recommend living here to anyone!
Love it here!! The people who work at the front desk are always so friendly and helpful. The facilities are brand new and soooo nice. And living right next door to cows is pretty awesome
Very nice to live here, but my biggest problem with it is the location. Otherwise itâ€™s been a blast. Iâ€™ve used most of the amenities and theyâ€™ve all been clean and nice to use.
The houses are some of the nicest in blacksburg for students. it is very convenient if you have a pet. The only issue i'd say is sometimes the internet is slow depending on where you are in the retreat and whether or not its during peak hours. other than the its very nice all the amenities are kept up.
the retreat is a great community! the maintenance is great, the amenities are unique and the staff is awesome! I have resigned for a second year and am very interested in this community and am enjoying it thoroughly
Very good ammentities and housing situation but lots of extra cost like a convenience fee for paying online. Also rent for people renewing goes up
I am really enjoying residence in The Retreat at Blacksburg for many reasons such as, the club house has a lot of things I used to use it like billiards, and fittness Center. Also, the apartment is very nice and new furniture.
The Retreat is an all around great place to live if you can afford it. It is a pricier than other options at $700 a month plus electricity, but it is individual leases so if a roommate ditches you don't have to cover his rent. That's what sold it for me.
Good service, great amenities, but just not the best move-in/transition experience with apartment being filthy, ant problem, clothes left from past tenants
Itâ€™s not bad. I will live here again next year. But the problem is that there are bugs, specifically at the beginning of the year we had a moth infestation.
I really love living at the Retreat! It gives off such a home feeling and makes me never want to leave! I love having the privacy of my room while also having the opportunity to hang out with friends and roommates in the big living area.
Maintenance is always fast in responding to problems, which is nice. The clubhouse is always clean, and I really like going there to study especially with the coffee machine there!
Great apartments, but however disappointed in the cleanliness and readiness for move in. We still have scuffs and scratches on our walls, door, and in some bedrooms from the previous tenant that we marked on our move in sheet and still haven't been fixed. Also my carpet was not cleaned from the previous person that lived in my bedroom, so that wasn't a good first impression. Otherwise, the amenities are great and the apartments are nice.
I love the homes here. I feel so thankful as a college student to be living in such a beautiful community! I also love all of the amenities. The only downside is that there tends to be a lot of parties in the community and it can be really difficult to find parking on a weekend.
The rooms and the amenities are pretty good. it's a little pricey but there are a lot of extras that you get for it. The internet could definitely use some work though.
Rent is expensive for what you get, mantinence team doesn't seem to care, and it is kind of far away from everything. I have to drive everywhere because the bus is never on time as well
The retreat is great! I love all the amenities it comes with! I enjoy using the gym almost every day and the Starbucks machine in the club house rocks!
I have had an extremely positive experience living at the retreat thus far. The community is amazing, the staff has been incredibly helpful, and has been able to help me with any problems I was having.
I have really enjoyed living at the retreat vt this year because of the beautiful community landscape and fun events that they sponsor throughout the year.
I really like the pool area and each roommate has their own restroom. My only complain is thereâ€™s no assigned parking so coming home on Fridays is awful.
For the most part, the Retreat has been a positive living experience. There is a large array of amenities that are nice. The only major downside, is the choice of internet provider, Elauwit. There have been many consistent issues with this provider, however recently they have gotten a little better.
Sometimes the internet goes out which is not fun. My other complaint would be building materials are not resistant enough to endure casual everyday life. Other than that, the facilities, furnishings, and amenities are fantastic.
it has been great! despite the moths in our attic and spiders on the first floor. but we got the problem taken care of quickly! now were looking forward to the rest of the year
I love the community and the house is exactly what I was looking for. The fact that I have my own bathroom and the washer/dryer are in unit is what made me decide to lease there. But there is a bug problem
good place to live, but there are lots of bugs. Also the fan and the light switch functions are on one switch and it is quite annoying to use the light and have the fan blaring at the same time all the time
The community is very nice and all of the amenities are awesome! The only thing I wish was different is how often and late the carpenter bus comes.
The Retreat is a great community to be a part of. The only two issues would have to be the internet and the frequency of trash pickup. The dumpsters are usually overflowing.
The property is very nice and the atmosphere is very fun college town. The units are nice and the staff is very friendly. There are a ton of options to live in too!
I have loved living here so far! The amenities are great and the house itself is comfortable. We haven't had any major issues yet, while my friends living in other communities have.
Im a pretty big fan of the retreat Im not gonna lie. However, I have been extremely dissapointed with the quality of the wireless connection (wifi) around this place. It like uhhhhhh makes it incredibly challenging to do homework with connection this poor,
The Retreat is the best place to live in Blacksburg. The community amenities are really nice, and the staff are helpful and responsive to any problems.
The property is in a beautiful location just off of campus. I wish the houses were built a little better with a higher quality interior for the amount of money we pay each month for rent
I like living here and I see staff working very hard to let us have a nice place to live. However, some residents are not about following the living rules.
Loved living here for sophomore and junior year. I think this is the best place to live in blacksburg (when factoring in price). Itâ€™s also super convenient that you only pay the electric bill
Although expensive and a bit far from campus, the amenities and community are both excellent. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, and the apartments are spacious and beautiful.
I love living in the community because of the amenities, but the noise is very irritating. I live near the traffic circle and people like to drive very loudly around the circle.
I love it here! The internet is the only big issue that Iâ€™ve had a problem with living here. Parking can get a bit bad here too on weekends.
I have really enjoyed my stay in the Retreat at Blacksburg thus far. the cottages are very nice new and spacious. my only issue is that it is very expensive and do I really need that nice of a house as a college student.
I love the place aside from the GIANT spiders that we can't get rid of but living here has been an amazing experience. The staff is amazing and I love the office and the ammenities.
The Retreat has been a great place to live. I am really enjoying all the different activities that the Retreat offers for us to do. So thank you!
Community and apartment are great. 4 stars because i still have broken tile in my bathroom that has been there since i moved in and hasnâ€™t been replaced yet.
My overall resident experience has been great so far with only minor problems. The wifi definitely needs to be improved upon with constant wifi outages. The furnished units use incredibly cheap products that are a hassle just to keep from falling apart. The hot tub was almost unusable because of how dirty it seemed in the beginning of the year. Other than these minor problems, my living experience has been fun, enjoyable, and relaxing.
Such a good place to live. Love the clubhouse and amenities. The people who work in the clubhouse do a great job and are very friendly. Wifi could be improved.
My experience has been great so far! My roommates are fantastic and the house is great. So far the only problems have been with bugs and the walls connecting the 4 buildings r very thin because I can hear whenever someone plays music at any volume.
The Retreat has proven to be a safe and comfortable place that I am glad to be a part of. The housing is amazing and the staff is always so kind.
The amenities of this apartment community at the Retreat is amazing! Nothing in the Blacksburg area can even compete with this wonderful community. Amazing cottage, and an amazing clubhouse!
The amenities are amazing and everyone at the front desk is super friendly. The only issue I've had is that maintenance took a whole week to come shut off my alarm that was ringing constantly and I was pretty annoyed by it.
Nice houses, need better way to get rid of trash. Speed bumps are really bad and seem to damage car. Get rid of them. Making us sign leases this early is not nice
All the amenities are really great, it is nice having the bus stop at the clubhouse, maintenance is usually very fast in their work. Im living here again next year.
Itâ€™s been like a dream, and I know when I leave itâ€™s not gonna be fun. Having all of the amenities we have is really nice, like the pool sauna lounge workout room. Itâ€™s overall a great experience.
It was ok. I was honestly expecting more. Internet is down alot. Room is great though. Also, its just extremely far from campus. I like the retreat just I think its over rated.
good price for all of the amenities plus the cable and wifi and water included. The staff is friendly and usually wants to help. I've had problems with loud noise (at 1 AM) and partying/residual trash all over the complex that doesn't seem to both the workers.
The retreat has never failed to impress my roommates and myself. The amenities are incredible and the cottage is comfy and gives a feeling of home.
It has great amenities and great community atmosphere. We have had very minimal problems, but maintainence comes right away. However, the wifif is very glitchy and goes in and out frequently.
My experience here has been great so far. It has its ups and not too many downs. The people residents there are great and the staff working is amazing. The only thing I could complain about are the annoying speed bumps.
I love the Retreat! The community is great, the amenities are wonderful -- however some things like the internet and a few things in my house that were half-asses by the builders.
The cottages are very nice. There were a few problems in the beginning involving the toilets and the air conditioning but they got fixed. It is beautiful.
The houses themselves are very nice, although moving in the subleasers had left the place in poor condition. The community is very nice, the Snapchat story give sways and games are very cool.
I love it here. The only problems I had is the condition the apartment was in when I moved in. There was dirt and food everywhere. The staff is great though.
Overall the people here are nice, however, there are often times parties late into the night and people don't always pick up their trash in the morning.
I have enjoyed everything except the internet has gone out a couple times. Also, my room is near the AC so it is either very hot or very cold
Enjoy living hear however the house feels cheap with a lot of construction flaws. Sucks pool was only useful for like 2 weeks. Love the golf sim though.
This place is awesome, even though we get wifi problems from time to time I do not feel uncomfortable. I am already, thinking about renewing.
The retreat is an overall great experience. First off itâ€™s close to campus and their are three buses that make commuting easy. The housing is roomy and comfortable. I love how much room the closets have to store stuff. The amenities are probably one of my favorite parts. The clubhouse gym has good equipment and the study spaces are perfect for getting work done.
Super responsive service desk and maintenance staff. They are always very friendly and the amenities are wonderful. I especially enjoy the convenience of the gym
The Retreat is a great place to live. The houses are well kept and the amenities are great. The neighborhood itself is beautifully taken care of as well. The price it costs to live here is a little pricy and there are definitely cheaper options around Blacksburg but it is still a great place to live.
The Retreat really exerts a friendly environment. The staff in the clubhouse is always polite and helpful. I like how all the residents intermingle during resident activities. it really gives a sense of community.
Nice community but internet, which I need to do homework and classwork, is frankly unacceptable and there are carpet nails throughout my bedroom which have cut my feet on more than one occasion. Facilities are lovely and clubhouse is very nice.
This is a very good place to live. The apartments are the nicest in Blacksburg, and the amenities are plentiful. The gym is very nice and hardly ever busy.
Besides some trouble with moving in, i love living at the retreat, the countless amenities and friendly and knowledgeable staff really put the retreat at blacksburg over the top
My experience, overall, has been perfect. The cottage is great and the amenities are just what I expected. My main suggestion is to find a better internet provider.
The carpet doesn't completely cover the floor so the nails stick up a bit. Everything else is pretty nice. The floors are hardwood which is nice as well.
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Great day and I will be there at the same time I don't have a car so I can get a ride to the airport on Sunday and I will be there at least I can do that for you and your family a
The apartments are so spacious and allows everyone to have there own space. The community is beautiful and the amenities make it one of the best places to live in Blacksburg.
Overall, I did have a great experience living here at the retreat, but there were multiple things that I was sad about. The walls are paper thin, there were multiple damages to the house that we had to report, and they raised our rent cost saying it was a â€œspecial renewal dealâ€, when in reality we are going to be paying $15 extra for no reason. Either way, itâ€™s a great location and a great community.
Ive really enjoyed it. I dont like how there is broken glass and dog poop everywhere around my house. I also dont like the internet going out.
I've had a great time living in the retreat, very friendly and helpful staff, and the amenities are the best of any apartment complex in Blacksburg.
The outside of each building looks nice, but once you go inside you can tell that it was shoddily built. For example, in the second year of existence the molding on our stairs is coming off. Also, when I went to mount my TV and discovered that the wall studs arenâ€™t evenly distributed.
Pricy place to live but very nice and clean apartments. Have had electrical issues but they were fixed immediately with no additional cost or trouble.
The Retreat at Blacksburg is a very nice place to live. However, the trash company does not come and pick up trash enough and there are always bags piled up on the stairs that smells.
The houses are nice but the amentities are not held to the standard of what they should. The staff are nice, it isnt their fault. Overall I think the places are really nice but not worth $700+ a month.
It is great here I really enjoy the community. The pool and clubhouse are very convenient and helpful. The people at the front desk are always very kind along with everyone else who works here.
The retreat is nice. I like having a house versus an apartment. The pool is awesome and so is the clubhouse. I love living next to a bunch of my friends.
Really enjoy living hear, except the wifi network isn't that good, and needs to be fixed. Having the wifi go out during the week is unacceptable because there are assignments due.
I have lived at the Retreat for 2 years now and will be so sad when I have to leave! They are always on top of issues and provide a lot of free food!
I think the community is great. The overall experience is amazing. I wish there would be a yearly maintence fix of the appliances or of creaky doors and stairs.
Very high cost for poorly built housing. The community is wonderful , but again, the houses aren't quite worth the high costs. Maintenance and staff are very good though.
Living at the retreat has been very enjoyable so far. I have been using the clubhouse to study, work out, and I have even been to the sauna a few times.
Overall, the Retreat is a nice place to live, with great parking, but homes are cheaply made. Also Chick-Fil-A Fridays need to be loongerrr.
I love living at the retreat ! The only drawback is that the WiFi keeps disconnecting. Everything else is great! They answer my emails in a timely manner and the people at the clubhouse are very welcoming!
The retreat has a lot of great amenitities like free coffee, spacious rooms, nice club house with a great pool, and many more! I love living here I just wish they would likit guest parking because sometimes its impossible to find parking at night
Amazing! I love all the amenities and events :) I also really love the free giveaways. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great place to live!!
Had a few issues during move in with the condition of the apartment, as they were put up pretty quickly and some parts of the house reflected that. However thw staff and maintenance are very quick to reply and fix any issues, and the neighborhood is gorgeous. Convenient location as well.
So far the retreat has been great. I have not moved in yet but throughout the lease signing process and pre-move in everything has been easy. And considering I have been located in Europe since starting this process and want be able to visit until I move in it's amazing.
I like the Retreat a lot. Amenities are great and parking is always available. Please keep doing fun resident events! I really love all of the free stuff. It makes living there so much better.
The Retreat is a great apartment community to live in. It has a Starbucks coffee machine, pool tables, gym, and several other amenities to take advantage of as a resident.
Maintainance and staff very friendly and helpful. There has been an issue with broken beer bottles and crumpled cans left around the property, and residents not cleaning up after their pets. Also, the walls are kind of thin, so you can hear everything your neighbors are doing.
While I occasionally have noise problems, the community is overall very great to live in and I would definitely suggest it to a friend! The amenities are great and worth the cost of rent!
it great I love it down here that is why I am planing to live there because it is the best place in Blacksburg and the price is somehow reasonable
It has great customer service and people are always willing to help. When I was signing my contract the people at the front desk were very helpful with information that confused me. Signing the lease was a very smooth process.
The Retreat is a great place to live. It has the best amenities by far and geat staff. The only downside is while thouse look very nice. They are poorly constructed, but it's college housing so not a huge deal.
Amenities and houses are nice on the outside. Appliances are fairly good. Insulation and heating during the winter could use some work. Wifi could be improved
I am impressed with how many nice things the office does for the residence (free foods, etc.). I am happy living here and am re-signing my lease next year.
Love the community and the friendliness of everyone. Beautiful accommodations and living. Nothing but pumped to live here next semester! Thanks ðŸ˜Œ
You guys are doing a good job other than the occasional leasing office unprofessionality. Otherwise, what an awesome neighborhood and place to live!
I like it , it is so wonderful. I heard it from one of my friend who was lived there before , I used to visited him and I enjoyed the view and the place
I haven't moved in yet, but the leasing staff is really nice and helpful. I have had some problems with the security deposit and they let me have more than enough time to sort it out.
Pretty good, i do not have many conplaints. One major thing is that the wifi has been continuously going on and off recently which has been frustrating.
I love living at The Retreat with the great staff and my best friends. Its always a good time and I have everything I could possibly need!!!
Great incentive to earn points while also immersing people in what I think will be a wonderful community. The Retreat is the cleanest, most efficient housing area in Blacksburg that I have encountered.
The retreat is great, and I love the modern and new features. Amenities are great. However I wish the services to apply & accept to live there were better.
I think this is a fun site that allows you to connect with The Retreat! I wish the rewards were a bit better, but are still exciting. So far, so good!
This is the best place to live! The community is awesome, the bedroom is roomy and comfortable. The closet and kitchen are extremely big and everything else is perfect.
The only thing I would change is having more trash bins. There is only one for the extremely large compound and I have to put my trash in my car and drive there because it is close to a ten minute walk.
I think the amenities were a little overrated because we could basically only use the pool/hot tub for a four-week period. The house is pretty awesome but a little bit pricey considering the distance from campus and aforementioned lack of relevant amenities
I love living at the Retreat! The office staff are always so nice and helpful, there's always something to do in the complex during the week, and they address all your problems so quickly!
It's a great community. The club house have gym, swimming pool, and study bar. And the view here is really good. It's a lovely community. Everything is amazing.
Had a little refrigerator problem but besides that its been great! Loving the club house and amenities as well as having my own room and bathroom.
Very nice place to live in. Amenities are great and the staff is very nice. Love the cottage and bus stops are very close. Had some problems at the beginning but they were fixed in a short time
The Retreat is pretty amazing in terms of living and amenities! There are a few issues in regards to the original conditions of many of the houses at move in, utility set up, and several other things. However the customer service provided while working through these issues has been excellent!
I totally loved the location of The Retreat and I enjoy being at my place every evening. The house is pretty good and I like the overall plan of the townhouse I am living in. Maintenance guys are very active and fast in getting things done asap.
I love the community and it's amenities. The community is kept clean and relaxing. The staff is friendly and always eager to help. Can't wait to re-issue my lease for next year!
The community is beautiful, faster/better maintenance would be great though. Many issues when we first moved in, but they have since been solved. Great community feeling!
Love living here - awesome place to live and the service is great. If there is ever an issue or something that you're not sure about there is always someone willing to help!
I love it!!! I have no complaints!! The place is awesome!! People are nice!!! Best place to live in Blacksburg!! go Hokies!!!!! Woo!!! Great place to live
I love the retreat. The pool is amazing, the gym has anything you could need, the walking path is super convenient, and the houses are SO NICE!!
So far, living at the Retreat has been great! All the workers are friendly and I like what the clubhouse has to offer. Our house is adorable as well.
Fantastic! Everything exceeds expectations. The clubhouse is amazing and always clean. The pool is enormous and looks nice. The staff is also very friendly
I've been having a great experience with the Retreat so far. Everyone has been super helpful and knowledgeable about all the questions i've asked.
I love it here, my house choice, location, clubhouse, the feel of the neighborhood. We need just visitor parking spaces and we would be all set!
It's been great so far. I don't really have much complaints, and I especially like the soundproofing of the rooms, because I need some peace and quiet sometimes, and roommates can be (very) noisy. The only problem is the cost of course, but you get what you pay for, so that's fine, I suppose.
Great neighborhood and area, only complaint is the windows/exterior door upstairs allow some air in and it's very easy to hear people outside the house.
Signing up takes a while with the lease, simplebills, insurance, and the clumsy website. But the retreat is amazing after all that. The homes were made big, and spacious and the amenities are very generous.
For a new apartment complex, the Retreat is doing a great job. There are little minor things that need to be worked on, but overall doing a great job
I've felt at ease throughout this entire process. Everyone is so friendly and helpful, it took all the stress out of signing the lease! Not to mention the space itself, which is even more amazing than you've heard!
I love living with y'all! It's been a great experience so far. Such a nice community and the houses are absolutely beautiful! Keep up the good work:)
everyone is very nice and helpful. there were some issues when we moved into the apartment, and some have not gotten fixed yet. One thing that I would suggest to do is you should offer cream in the mini fridge by the starbucks coffee maker in the lounge.
I am very excited to live at the retreat. However, I do wish we were able to move in earlier as it will be very hectic moving in on the same date as all freshmen and other residents. I also was supposed to see a fee to pay rent online.
I am so excited to be living in such a nice place with my best friends for the next year! This place will be my home away from home and couldn't be more excited about it.
I can't wait to live here!!!! The staff has been great to talk to and I love the progress everyone is making! What is even better is that we get to see all the progress via snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook!!
Was very interested in learning what this program was. I think it is great that The Retreat is offering rewards for their leasers. Will definitely be looking for more rewards!
I've had a really good experience with the staff at the retreat they are all super friendly and helpful. I wish we were updated more on the status of construction and we could move in earlier though. I also wish we had a community Facebook so we could connect with people before move in. Also the lease is an absurdly strict document and its a little over the top.
I love the retreat its fancy and the workers are so nice. Everything i go by the leasing office they have snacks and take their time to make sure all of my questions are answered
You guys so far have given great customer service ! I love it ! Keep up the great work ! I can't wait till move in day. Excited to start this new year off right :)
Really great at keeping us up to date on the building progress. I love the snapchat. Everything so far has been beyond simple and easy to get done
The website is easy to follow and the Retreat has been nothing but nice and supportive.Cant wait to live on the best community in Blacksburg
I am so excited to live at the retreat next year! All the staff is extremely welcoming and friendly and I love the homey atmosphere. The cottages are perfectly laid out with super comfortable amenities. My roommates and I have been planning out decorations for months!
So excited to stay at the Retreat this fall! Such a unique housing layout. Love the updates I get through snapchat and facebook! I found the perfect roomates and can't wait to move in.
I love it so far! The staff has been great, emails have been very useful, and the cottages are going up fast! My roommate and I cannot wait!
All of the staff is incredibly nice. They're also really good at keeping customers updated on the housing information, which is so important since some customers' are living off of campus for the first time.
Can't wait to live here! Looks amazing! The retreat is probably the best place to live in Blacksburg, and I am so exited I get to live in a brand new house.
The Retreat has been very professional on everything they do. The homes are very well done with fantastic amenities and services provided for all their residents.
I visited the building site a bit ago and everyone was very nice. I was immediately welcomed and offered to take a tour of one of the model cottages.
So far I'm happy with my choice to live at the Retreat. The staff are in constant contact with me and keep me updated on everything. I can't wait to move in.
The best customer service I've ever had in Blacksburg! They are always ready to help you with anything. Can't wait for the move in day. It's gonna be an awesome experience!
Good experience so far! When I had questions they were detailed in their answer. I Only wish I had a better idea on where is was in Blacksburg on a google map or something.
The staff is great and the cottages seem like they will be very nice. Would be 5 stars but I haven't seen my place yet. If it turns out as nice as it looks then 5 stars would be easy
Great! The snapchat really is amazing to see how the building process is going on and it is getting me supper excited to get to live in this amazing and beautiful place! I can't wait to come back to school and have my own space!
With the exception of a minor mishap regarding our housing assignment, so far, the customer service has been great. The issue was handled in a prompt and professional manner.
Very impressed by the construction so far and the willingness of the Retreat to give us the floor plans and show us around the setup. Had a very pleasant experience when we went to sign the lease. Also, the retreat is doing a wonderful job of getting us excited to live there. I can't wait to move in!
Enjoying the emails. However I was the last one in my group to get the address and room assignment by about a week. This was inconvenient and made me worry that I was not on the right lease
Although we haven't moved in yet, seeing updates on the progress of our community is exciting! It really keeps the future residents informed and prepared.
The retreat is very helpful and will answer any questions you have about the leave/apartment. I definitely made the right choice by choosing the Retreat.
The Retreat staff has been great in helping us sort out our living arrangements next year, keeping us updated with construction and the shifting conditions that come with it. Stellar customer service, 10/10.
Awesome!I feel as if I almost already live here the people have been so inviting and I really feel like when i move in next year they're excite to have me
I love how they keep us notified on all social media sites. Especially on snapchat so I can see what the clubhouse looks like, my room and that big walk in closet.
You guys offer so many free gifts and are very interactive with your clients. Your snapchat is always updated and the watch our progress app is amazing
I am so excited to live at The Retreat at Blacksburg next year. Not only do I get interesting emails but their snapchat is AMAZING! I love seeing the giveaways and progress on building it!
I really love that you guys always post things on Instagram. It makes me so excited to come live there next year! I also like the friendly emails for everything and that yall reccomended the perfect girl to fill our third room!
I haven't moved in yet, but the Retreat looks like it will be a swell time for me and my 4 roommates. We are excited to move in as soon as possible and we hope that our cottage will be done on time.
I heard The Retreat at Blacksburg will be opening the Retreat in its entirety this fall rather than in two stages! awesome job. The staff at the office did a great job explaining the different housing options.
I really like all of the events you guys are hosting, like the March Madness bracket challenge, even though we haven't moved in yet. The email updates are nice.
High quality atmosphere and staff. Looking forward to living at The Retreat for the upcoming semester and possibly the semesters in the future!
I love getting updates before our move-in date, it makes me so excited to live at The Retreat! I can't wait to have a place for me and my friends to hang out, study, and live together!
The retreat is pretty chill, the people are really nice. The customer service is great. The rooms look beautiful with walk in closets. Everything is nice
The Retreat at Blacksburg has been doing an amazing job at keeping its residents updated. They are doing a great job! I am honestly extremely excited to move in with my future roommates and would love another update on how phase 1 and phase 2 are going.
The retreat looks like it will be amazing. I can't wait to get there and have a grand time. It will be very fun to have my own room and bathroom
I haven't had any issues with the Retreat at Blacksburg! The staff is warm and welcoming, and they are happy to provide any information needed.
I love the Retreat! Everyone was so friendly when going through the leasing process. I am so excited to live there next year with my friends!
So far the retreat has provided a comforting experience. The people at the leasing office were kind and professional. I have friends who live in retreats in other college campuses and they love it.
I'm very excited to live there next year. You guys are doing a great job selling me on it. Most of my friends are already jealous in comparison when I show all the amenities I am getting next year compared to what they're getting for roughly the same price.
The Retreat at Blacksburg is doing a great job. Anytime I have a question, I can just go to the office and the staff is always so friendly and helpful. As a first year student, The Retreat has done such a great job at helping me transition without all the worry and stress of our home next year.
Houses looking good so far! The office has been very helpful and looking forward to moving in. Very excited about the two story fitness center. Hoping they will be down by fall.
I just love The Retreat at Blacksburg. I love the staff. I loved seeing you all at events such as the housing fair. I also love your instagram.
You all have been doing very well with emails, and your social media cites keep me updated on the progress of construction. Can't wait to move in!
I really love the people who work for the Retreat. All of the recruiters are very kind and I always love to see the retreat at housing fairs. Thanks!
So far I'm super excited to live at the retreat. I watched a video on facebook that made it look super fun and like it was from a movie. I can't wait to try the golf simulator.
The Retreat at Blacksburg will offer me and my friends a place to focus on studies while also offering the luxury and relaxation of resort-style living
Great customer service and friendly staff! Very excited to move in and get the opportunity to live in such a nice and welcoming facility. Can't wait!
I can't wait to move in! The site is coming along very well and seeing my future Hokie Home in the making is absolutely great. Looking forward to it!
I am so excited to be living and working here next year!! I can't wait for all of the amenities and the exciting new community feel to be a part of!
The Retreat at Blacksburg is beautiful and hopefully it will live up to the hype. It has a lot of cool ammenities that i cant wait to be able to use
Really good, loving the vibe. Turtles are my favorite animals and y'all have a very pro turtle pet theme happening which I truely appreciate.
I love everything you guys are doing and can't wait until next year. My friends and I have everyone else on campus jealous and we know our apartments going to be the place to be next year
Amazing customer service! Everyone is really nice and willing to help answer any questions. I also really like how we can see the progress of the houses being built online. That's really reassuring.
I know some of my friends who have gotten calls and a lot other information on their house while I haven't gotten much at all. Other than that, everything seems to be great.
The leasing office is clean and friendly. However, it's a little frustrating that we can't see inside a single house until move in day! I feel like there has to be a house ready before then that you could let residents see.
Friendly and helpful staff! And very patient with us young home renters!! Every time I have emailed the retreat, I get an email back within an hour. Can't wait to live in this community next year!
They have been very helpful throughout the process. I would recommend to all my friends. Very excited to live there in August and next year.
Nice and accommodating, they let us pick where we wanted our house and everything in relation to the club house. The staff answered all our questions and were helpful
The Retreat at Blacksburg is outstanding. Very friendly and attentive staff. Best housing complex in Blacksburg and excited to see how everything shapes up! Keep doing great!!
So far you've done an awesome job of communicating with the residents. I've drove past the retreat a few times and the buildings are coming along really nice.
You guys have been the best in terms of helping the process run smoothly for my roommates and I. Keep up the good work and I'll see you guys next year!
So far I have a great impression of the retreat. They made it super easy for me to switch from a 4 person to a 5 person which was awesome! Cant wait to move in!
Looking great so far! I'm happy to see that the construction is ahead of schedule, as that was something that I was afraid of when I was first signing the lease.
Idk it isn't built yet but I'm proud they're building the other half so fast. Wow it's so cool. Love it. So fun. Can't wait. I can't wait to see this thing lol like omg I can't wait so far lolol
Great progress so far! I am very impressed by the amount of cottages that have gone up since the beginning of the year. The office employees did a great job answering my questions and guiding me through the leasing process.
The Retreat is a very friendly community. So far, you have made me very excited to live here next year with my friends! Each email that I receive welcoming me to the community gets me more excited to live in this awesome complex! This rewards program is AMAZING!
Seeing the progress of the building makes me even more excited to move in this August 2016. I can not wait to enjoy the hardwood floors, queen size beds, and comfortable community feeling.
The Retreat is such an awesome community to be a part of. The leasing office is neat and organized and the staff is outstanding! I am so excited to be living here next year!
The retreat has been really easy and convenient to contact with questions regarding the leasing procedure, and was incredibly helpful with helping through all the paperwork. They made the process a lot easier.
The retreat at Blacksburg is still being built but looks like the best descion I have made in my college career so far. I am so excited and cannot wait to move in
I have yet to move in to my town home at the Retreat but the service already seems great. The employees and very friendly and kind. Can't wait to move in in the fall.
I can't wait to see the finished product! The staff I've interacted with has been so helpful and I'm glad I made the decision to join The Retreat family!
The Retreat has done a great job relaying information to us, as well as providing us with a tour of a model retreat style townhouse. The customer service has been excellent.
I don't actually live here yet and I don't think the houses are done being built but it all looks pretty cool. I am glad that I'm going to be living here next year
A little too pushy with the emails, but very nice staff to help pick a location. They laid out all of our options and also gave us the option to already pick our building
was very friendly when I went to sign my lease & ask questions. only complaint is i said I would come back to sign my lease when I was convenient for me & I got called & emailed a ton of times when I said over and over I would come in when I could.
I love the hospitality that the Retreat employees show their new and potential residents. I just wish they continue to update us on the progress of the facility and keep in contact with the residents.
I really like how fast that the retreat is being built, I feel confident that it will be done by the time I have to move in. I also like this reward system.
Service and communication with any questions has been phenomenal. Through the leasing process the staff was extremely helpful and kind answering any and all questions we might have had.