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We had 7 baby goats born about 3 weeks ago during some of the coldest days, so initially we kept them in the barn with heat lamps (which explains the red glow). They are real cuties! More are expected any day....

Frank has his work cut out for him! We took down a very old oak tree that had lost it's branches and was covered with vines. We haven't counted the rings yet but we estimate it was well over 200 years old....

Josephine and her sister Francine have the habit of squeezing through tight spaces in the fences to get to whichever field the grain is being served in (after having eaten what they were given first, of course). Josephine must have gotten her leg caught and...

              Early Monday morning when it was below freezing outside Rosemary gave birth to triplets. But one was too weak to nurse so we brought her in and bottle fed her. It was so much fun to cuddle and feed an adorable baby goat all day!...

After the recent blizzard we had some beautiful sunsets!           On the left is the view from the sun room of the sunset over the pond. On the right is the view of the barnyard from the back porch....

The website is being revamped. Since it does not have a photo gallery at present I am including some photos of the suite and the farm in the blog. [caption id="attachment_613" align="alignnone" width="300"] Bedroom with antique queen bed and daybed[/caption] [caption id="attachment_614" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Fully equipped kitchen[/caption] [caption...

Yesterday the goslings made their first foray out into green grass. There are 8 of them! The adults just LOVED splashing in the new larger pool we got!                  ...

Yesterday the goslings started to hatch! 5 so far but I was only able to get a photo of 3. They hide under the wings of their mothers. (But who knows whose mother is whose!). The whole family has come into the barn - the...

on our farm

We invite you to enjoy our farm: Goats are the main attraction, especially in early spring when the kids are small and most amenable to human contact (and so cute!). We have fields of hay, alfalfa and sometimes corn or wheat. Walk through the woods to a large pond stocked with largemouth bass and catfish. Bring your gear. Observe the wildlife, or just relax on the porch and enjoy the serenity of the countryside. Visit the links below to discover what else there is to explore in the area. We have information, directions and maps here for your use in planning your activities and we will be glad to help you in any other way we can.

Other Attractions

Rockbridge Vineyards - tours and tasting 5 min away

Wades Mill - 10 min away

Working mill and shop

Polyface Farms - 30 minutes away

Alternative/organic farm of nationally know farmer and writer, Joel Salatin. For tours you need to book well in advance.


Grand Caverns - in Grottos (45 min away)

Luray Caverns - in Luray (about 1 hour away)


There are many antique shops and malls in the area. Please see this list for Antique Malls and Dealers in the Shenandoah Valley.

Horse Shows

Virginia Horse Center - in Lexington, about 25 min away.

The premier venue in the state for showing horses, including rodeos.


Historic Sites

Lexington – 25 min away

Homes of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee

Washington and Lee University

Virginia Military Institute

Sam Houston’s birthplace – north of Lexington

Horse and carriage tour of Lexington

Staunton – 30 min away

Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace and Presidential Library

Frontier Culture Museum - A living history museum featuring five different farms.

Shops in historic downtown district

Charlottesville – 50 min away

Monticello – home of Thomas Jefferson

Ashlawn-Highland – home of James Monroe

University of Virginia

New Market – Civil War battle site – 1 hour away

Nearby Attractions

McCormick Farm, Steeles Tavern – 5-10 min away

Place where Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper in 1831. Reconstructed mill and small museum.

Old Stone Church & Cemetary – short walk over the crest of hill to the west of the house.

Historic building, c.1793 and graves of several Revolutionary soldiers.

Pioneer Farm – at Humpback Rocks (also a good place to hike) at milepost 5 along the Blue Ridge Parkway – 35-40 min away.

Working Appalachian farm of the 19th century with living history demonstrations and occasional musical performances.



American Shakespeare Theater - Staunton

Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts - Washington and Lee University, Lexington

Lime Kiln Theater, outdoor theater and music - Lexington

Clark’s Ole Time Music Center – live bluegrass and old-time music and dancing, Friday nights - Raphine (10 min away)


Hull’s Drive In, north of Lexington – 20 min away – one of the few remaining drive-in movie theaters on the East coast

Visulite, Staunton – first run independent films

There are numerous regular movie theaters in Staunton, Lexington, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg


Horseback Riding

During the Spring and Fall guided trail rides are available at nearby New Meadow Farm. Year-round guided trail rides are available at Star B Stables in Staunton.


St Mary's Wilderness Area - about 10 min drive

Blue Ridge Parkway - You can access the Appalachian Trail from the Parkway, as well as other trails. About 15 min drive.

Crabtree Falls - Highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi. About 25 min drive.

Visit the Staunton website for good info on additional hiking areas.


We can provide you with directions to get you going. Many bike tours are planned for the scenic roads in this area.


Sherando Lake – 45 min away

Rockbridge County pool – 10 min away


Besides fishing for large mouth bass or catfish in our pond, there is trout fishing in the nearby St Mary's Wilderness Area. Visit the Lexington website for additional information.


Wintergreen Resort – about 1 hour away

Massenutten Resort – about 1 hour away


Go hunting for deer, bear, wild turkey, grouse and other small game in season in two nearby national forests.


COVID-19 Precautions

6/1/21 An update to our Covid-19 precautions: Since we are now fully vaccinated we are decreasing the buffer between guests to 2 days. We are continuing the enhanced cleaning procedures and sanitizing of all high touch surfaces

When checking you in we will wear masks if you are not vaccinated, but if you are, masks are not required.

We take your health, safety, and comfort very seriously. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


Off-season rates: January 2nd - March 15th.

For double occupancy: Regular Rates Off-Season
1st & 2nd night of stay $110 $100
3rd + subsequent nights $70 $60

Single occupancy is $10 less per night.

A third person is $20 more per night.

Two night minimum.

Weekly Rate Regular Rates Off-Season
Single Occupancy $425 $375
Double Occupancy $475 $425
Triple Occupancy $575 $475

Taxes are an additional 11.3%


Suite and Ammenities

The suite includes one large air-conditioned bedroom with a queen size bed and a daybed (with standard single size mattress), a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, a year-round (heated) sun room/sitting room and a large porch for your private use.

Linens, towels, kitchenware, tableware, basic staples, and coffee and tea are provided. The kitchen has a stove and refrigerator and is equipped with a microwave oven, toaster, and Mr Coffee maker.

You are free to use the outdoor gas grill and picnic table. A TV and DVD player are available, as well as wireless internet service.

Children 12 and over are welcome. The suite is not suitable for pets.