COVID 19 Safety
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!...
Actually it's 3 geese a'sitting! The first goose started sitting almost 3 weeks ago with the second starting to sit about a week later and the third a week after that. The incubation period is about 28 days, so around April 10 we are hoping...
The duck and geese have already started laying eggs despite the snow and below freezing weather! This is a photo of the eggs from a couple days ago: 2 geese eggs, one duck egg (a little smaller and darker), and a store bought hen egg...
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.
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.
Virginia Horse Center - in Lexington, about 25 min away.
The premier venue in the state for showing horses, including rodeos.
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
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
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.
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|
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.