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activities

Our son and his girlfriend went skiing at Wintergreen Resort this week. He reports excellent ski conditions with 3 lifts operating and several trails from each of the 3 levels open. With the 3+ inches of snow we got today, conditions should...

Sunday, October 10 - Octoberfest at Rockbridge Vineyard in Raphine, from 2 - 5 pm. Live music, wine tasting and food available from the Southern Inn. Visit www.rockbridgevineyard.com for more info. Saturday, October 16 - Apple Butter Festival at Wade's Mill near Brownsburg. For more info...

Fortune William Music Festival - Sat. September 25 at the Frontier Culture Museum. Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers and Robin and Linda Williams will perform. Octoberfest - Sat. October 2 at the Frontier Culture Museum. The Fair Maid of the West, by Thomas Heywood - opening October...

Image via Wikipedia September 16 - 19 - Virginia 4-H State Championship Horse and Pony Show at the Virginia Horse Center. September 22 - 25 - Nothin' Fancy Bluegrass Festival at Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista. September 23 - 26 - Irish Draught Horse Society of North America...

Take in a play at the Blackfriars Theater in Staunton VA this summer. The American Shakespeare Center will be performing The Taming of the Shrew June 23 to August 29, Othello June 24 to August 27 and Wild Oats, a rolicking 18th century romantic comedy...

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.

Caverns

Grand Caverns - in Grottos (45 min away)

Luray Caverns - in Luray (about 1 hour away)

Antiquing

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.

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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.

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Theater

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)

Movies

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

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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.

Hiking

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.

Biking

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

Swimming

Sherando Lake – 45 min away

Rockbridge County pool – 10 min away

Fishing

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.

Skiing

Wintergreen Resort – about 1 hour away

Massenutten Resort – about 1 hour away

Hunting

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

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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.

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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%

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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.

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