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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm

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Cardinal Springs in late spring...alive and glowing in the morning sun!

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Last updated: 07/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sperryville farmhouse description

Cardinal Springs--Serenity and Adventure on 130 Private Acres!

Escape to the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains and experience the magic of Virginia country living at our entirely renovated, historic 2 bedroom farm house. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a special place to celebrate, or a week-end retreat, you've come to just the right place!

Take advantage of all that nature has to offer by exploring our 130 acres of mountain forests, pastures, gardens, ponds, and historic structures. Watch the fireflies light up the starlit sky as you relax on the porch or on the magnificent covered dock. Hike our mountain trails. Swim, canoe, or fish in our fully stocked, 3 acre pond. Or roast marshmallows around the campfire and listen to nature's brilliant nighttime chorus!

Experience the amazing beauty of the surrounding countryside by visiting Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and 'Old Rag' Mountain only minutes away. Bike some of the most scenic country roads in the Mid-Atlantic region, visit award winning wineries, marvel at the Blue Ridge by horseback, and take home treasures from the many local art galleries and antique stores. If that isn't enough, expand your abilities with yoga lessons, art classes, and drumming circles. And, if relaxation is your primary goal, we will help you to arrange a massage, beauty treatment, or catering on the premises!

Enjoy the wide range of local dining options, from country bakeries, quaint diners, and gourmet eateries featuring local produce and meat, to world class dining at the Inn at Little Washington only 10 minutes away. If you'd rather prepare your own meals, you can do it in your modern, fully equipped kitchen featuring granite countertops and new cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Dining options on the farm range from picnics in the woods to romantic, candle lit meals on the dock or screened porch with views of the pond and the Blue Ridge.

In addition to a modern kitchen, our 1860's farmhouse features high speed Internet and new baths with whirlpool tub, pedestal sink, washer/dryer, and tiled floors and shower. Stone fireplaces and a wood stove add ambiance and warm you in winter, and ceiling fans in every room make the central air conditioning necessary only in the hottest days of summer. Lovely 19th Century wood floors grace the house throughout and historic, winding wood staircases lead to cozy but roomy bedrooms upstairs. Please note: The staircases are rather narrow and steep, and are unsuitable for individuals with mobility issues or who need bedroom and bath all on one level.

The cottage has 2 full suites, each with large eat-in kitchen, living area, screened porch, one large bedroom, and bath. The Pond View suite has a queen and twin bed, whirlpool tub and shower, and fireplaces up and downstairs, whereas the Mountain View side has a queen and double bed, large tiled shower, and wood stove downstairs.

One suite is perfect for a couple and a child; rent both for a larger family or to share the house with friends. An adjoining door between living areas may be left open or closed. Regardless, you will have private use of the house.

We also offer a new, 2 bedroom upscale Barn Loft (VRBO #457779) with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge from every room. Entirely modern with glass front wood stove, slate and wood flooring, soapstone counters, and stainless appliances, this is a most special addition to our farm about an eighth of a mile from the farmhouse.

Finally, if you would like to fully experience rural life, you are welcome to help us with the many projects that farm living offers, from gardening and caring for the animals to projects around our restored 1860s log barn. We will make every effort to customize your stay so that your experience is memorable! Friendly, well mannered pets that will not harm our farm animals are welcome. We are a non-smoking property.

Visit Cardinal Springs Farm on Facebook for additional photos. For additional information and special occasion packages--Wine Tasting, Birthday/Anniversary, Girls' Week-end, Yoga, and more, call or email.

Keywords: Guest House, Farm, Farm House, Cottage

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Chauffeur
          • Private Chef

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Friendly, well mannered pets allowed (limit 2) subject to approval. Dogs must be friendly with free range chickens, ducks, and guineas, and with other dogs, cats, goats, and people. Owner pays for any damage and must comply with pet guidelines. Cleaning fee of $35 per animal per stay. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Must be closely supervised by adults due to risk of harm from animals, water features, farm equipment, and historic stairs in farmhouse. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking on grounds is also prohibited when fire hazard....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 21 years of age to rent property....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Pond View Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Stone Fireplace in room...moreless

          • Mountain View Suite: 1 queen, 1 double

            ...moreless

          • 2 Bedrooms, both upstairs, one with Queen and Twin bed and the other with Queen and Double bed. Separate rental of Barn Loft provides 2 additional bedrooms if more space is needed. Barn Loft is a short walk up the mountain. See listing #457779....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Pond View Suite Bath : toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            Washer/dryer...moreless

          • Mountain View Suite Bath: toilet, shower

            Washer/dryer...moreless

          • Bathrooms are both downstairs.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Modern kitchen with stainless appliances, granite or soapstone counters in both farmhouse suites and in Barn Loft. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Limited pantry items supplied, including a few basic spices and starter supply of coffee and tea....moreless

          • Dining:

            Eat-in kitchens in both farmhouse suites accommodate approximately 6 people at kitchen table....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            All basic dishes, pots, and pans supplied. Special items available upon request....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All basic cooking utensils are provided....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            References available upon request...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Freezer
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            In Mountain View Suite and Barn Loft Suite living areas. Must be below 40 degrees outside to draft properly....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            In Pond View Suite living area and upstairs bedroom. Must be below 40 degrees outside to draft properly....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            In Farmhouse Pond View Suite living area and bedroom....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer/dryer in unit....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air and heat...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Piano in Mountain View Suite. Farm animals: mules, horses, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, cats, dogs, fish, and more! Fire pits for roasting marshmallows and evening enjoyment. Lush flower gardens, prolific vegetable and herb garden, four ponds, and historic significance as the Rappahannock County Poor Farm established in the 1800s to care for indigent women and children whose husbands and fathers did not return from the Civil War. We provide basic toiletries and hairdryers for guests. Group and private yoga available....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                Board games, cards, outdoor games including bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes, among others....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Just added basic satellite television in farmhouse....moreless

              • Video Library:

                DVD player with video library....moreless

              • Television
              • Piano
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Music Library
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                No pool, but our 2.5 acre pond is spring fed and ideal for swimming. Swim at your own risk. No lifeguard. ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Farmhouse suites have private screened porches and share a large front porch. Barn Loft has a deck....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal grill at Farmhouse and Barn Loft. Bring your own charcoal....moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                May cross country ski, snowshoe, and go sledding when it snows....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                A few bikes available. Best to bring your own....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Large gazebo over pond with table and chairs....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Extensive vegetable and flower gardens....moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                Covered front porch on farmhouse....moreless

              • Boat:

                Paddle boat and canoe...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Water View
              • Rural
              • Lake View
              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Snowmobiling
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Tennis
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Basketball Court
              • Hunting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Cycling
              • Rafting
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Mountaineering
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Horseback Riding
              • Antiquing
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Winery Tours
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Forests
              • Pond
              • Equestrian Events
              • Waterfalls
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Horseshoes
              • Sledding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Photography
              • Fly Fishing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High Season & Holidays
              Mar 14 - Nov 14, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $385
              $2,426
              Standard 1 Suite Only
              Nov 15 - Mar 13, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $245
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $365
              $2,300

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Pet Fee $35
              • Tax Rate 7.3%

              Notes:

              Taxes additional. Weekly 10% discount. One suite rental also available Nov.-Mar. $245/nt. and when Barn Loft is unavailable at other time. House limit 7 adults. 2 night minimum. Holiday week-ends 3 nt. minimum, both suite rental required. To ensure privacy, we rent to only one family or group at a time. Cash/check only. $35 pet fee. See our new 2 BR Barn Loft $265-285/nt. (Listing #457779).


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/28/2014
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              Location

              65 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Washington Dulles (major) and Charlottesville
              3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Thornton River Grill and Rudy's Pizza

              Car: Necessary

              Yoga and other exercises classes are available 5 minutes from the farm and on site by request. Massage therapists will come to the house. The Inn at Little Washington is 10 minutes away, Old Rag 25 minutes.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Originally from Texas (Andrea) and California (Steve), we consider ourselves 'refugees' from the Washington, DC suburbs, where we lived and worked for 18 years. We first visited Rappahannock County in 2002 for a retreat, and immediately fell in love with the Blue Ridge and all the area has to offer. After several years of looking at real estate, we bought the historic 130 acre county 'Poor Farm' in 2004 and began an extensive remodeling of the old farm house and barn. We also added ponds, roads, a dock, fencing, an orchard, extensive flower and vegetable gardens, and animals (2 mules, 2 horses, 7 goats, 25 chickens, 3 ducks, 3 guinea hens, 2 dogs, 5 barn cats, with more planned!). In 2010, we moved to our new home on the farm--a Virginia farmhouse with a big wrap around porch. And in 2012, we restored the old chicken coop and added chickens to our little menagerie. We also completed work on a new barn that includes a new 'Barn Loft' to accommodate additional visitors. Our farm is our little slice of heaven, and we feel blessed to share it with those who stay with us!

              Why the Owner Chose Sperryville:
              The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are one of the most beautiful places on earth to us! And Rappahannock County embodies values that we hold dear: close friends, strong sense of community, amazing commitment to conservation and stewardship of the earth, and a rural lifestyle that allows us stay in touch with ourselves and live our priorities. The area also has a vibrant arts community, world class hiking, excellent restaurants and inns, including the Inn at Little Washington, interesting shops and antique stores, and holistic medicine options. It is also close to Washington, DC and Charlottesville, Virginia, and a little over an hour to both Dulles and Washington Reagan airports. We could not think of a more ideal place to live and work!

              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
              Our property is secluded, at the end of a lovely country lane only 5 minutes from the little town of Sperryville. It is a place where the star lit sky sparkles so clearly at night that you almost lose your breath in awe...where lush flower and vegetable gardens and views of the Blue Ridge feed our soul...where fish jump in the pond and the birds and frogs compete in a chorus...where the only sounds are those of nature. Our cozy, completely remodeled farmhouse provides an ideal place to relax and unwind, and our 130 acres of forest, pastures, and ponds provide endless hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, biking, and exploration opportunities. Our friendly farm animals will love and entertain you. If you are looking for a place to relax, unwind, and get away from it all, this is just the place!


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              Photos

              • Cardinal Springs in late spring...alive and glowing in the morning sun!

                Cardinal Springs in late spring...alive and glowing in the morning sun!

              • Enjoy our covered pavillion and swim, canoe, and fish in our springfed pond!

                Enjoy our covered pavillion and swim, canoe, and fish in our springfed pond!

              • New, Modern Eat-in Kitchen in both suites with stunning views

                New, Modern Eat-in Kitchen in both suites with stunning views

              • Mountain view living area has a wood stove and opens into a large eat-in kitchen

                Mountain view living area has a wood stove and opens into a large eat-in kitchen

              • Winter Wonderland at Cardinal Springs!

                Winter Wonderland at Cardinal Springs!

              • The brilliance of fallis a magical backdrop for our mules and horses.

                The brilliance of fallis a magical backdrop for our mules and horses.

              • Harriet loves those apples and carrots!

                Harriet loves those apples and carrots!

              • Covered dock in the Fall...a great place to relax and unwind!

                Covered dock in the Fall...a great place to relax and unwind!

              • Huge sunflowers are a summer tradition at the farm.

                Huge sunflowers are a summer tradition at the farm.

              • Mules Harriet and Bailey love attention!

                Mules Harriet and Bailey love attention!

              • Our friendly family of goats welcome you to the farm.

                Our friendly family of goats welcome you to the farm.

              • Amazing sunset with Old Rag in the distance...

                Amazing sunset with Old Rag in the distance...

              • Farmhouse in summer

                Farmhouse in summer

              • Pond Suite Bedroom with Stone Fireplace, Sitting area, and Stunning Views

                Pond Suite Bedroom with Stone Fireplace, Sitting area, and Stunning Views

              • Historic fireplace graces the comfortable pond suite living room.

                Historic fireplace graces the comfortable pond suite living room.

              • Watch Old Rag light up at dawn framed by a sea of brilliant fall foliage!

                Watch Old Rag light up at dawn framed by a sea of brilliant fall foliage!

              • A sunflower happily presides over prolific summer gardens in back of guest house

                A sunflower happily presides over prolific summer gardens in back of guest house

              • Big Bass, Perch, Blue Gill, and Catfish in Pond Make for Great  Fishing!

                Big Bass, Perch, Blue Gill, and Catfish in Pond Make for Great Fishing!

              • Our mowing machines!

                Our mowing machines!

              • Summer garden with historic barn, grainery, and large pond in background

                Summer garden with historic barn, grainery, and large pond in background

              • TJ, our super friendly barn cat, has been known to hike and fish with guests...

                TJ, our super friendly barn cat, has been known to hike and fish with guests...

              • Miss Molly relaxes on the stone wall after a long swim.

                Miss Molly relaxes on the stone wall after a long swim.

              • Miss Maggie, our super sweet English Springer Spaniel and official farm hostess

                Miss Maggie, our super sweet English Springer Spaniel and official farm hostess

              • Rudy the Rooster presides over the flock.  Fresh eggs, anyone?

                Rudy the Rooster presides over the flock. Fresh eggs, anyone?

              VRBO #141702

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