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Bring your family together for fun on the farm on our very private estate. VIEWS of beautiful rolling hills and horses in paddocks which call you to stroll through the 5 miles of wooded and open trails. Take a float on our 5 ACRE LAKE in a 4 seater PADDLE-BOAT, JON BOAT or KAYAK. You will spot fish large and small so go FISH! We provide 5 rods. We have had an 8+lb bass, many bluegills (great for the children), catfish as big as my arm- and yes, you may eat your catch as desired. SWIM in our 22X44 POOL and picnic on the large shaded deck while watching the kids antics. Give your children a thrill by jumping on the professional trampoline and showing them you can! People who have never been near a firearm are TARGET & SKEET SHOOTING and having a 'blast'! While all this is going on, have a contest to spot the most wildlife, @horses, deer,fox, turkey, frogs, tadpoles, fireflies, fish, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, salamanders, lizards, hummingbirds, butterflies, etc. Build a fire at the CAMPGROUND and enjoy smores as you gaze at the STAR-filled sky. The SMOKER is a big hit with the gentlemen-ladies, take the night off! Purchase BUFFALO and other organic meats less than 2 mi away and take a free farm tour to see the bison and other animals, often w/babies. WINEr's- it's always wine-tasting time at the numerous wineries. Your PRIVATE Lodge-awesome-see pictures-and equipped w/everything you could want. Read the review of previous guests to understand our commitment to guests. Wrought Iron Gates and Stone pillars w/perched foxes guide the way into a totally private estate, situated in the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge. Nothing to be seen but paddocks, horses, forests, trails, wildlife, lake, etc; and except for the owners in the Manor House, no other houses or people. The Lodge is a spacious and homey 1800sqft, authentic wooded walls, beamed ceilings, EIK, lg stone F/P in FR, 4BR; 2 downstairs ea./Queen beds and private bath; and up the spiral staircase, 2 additional bedrooms-1w/Queen and 1w/2 twins and shared full bath, all very charming. The entire Lodge has just been repainted and wooden floors sanded and varnished. Things to do for all age groups: enjoy beautiful vistas w/a walk- 5mi of trails, visit the horses, fish in the stocked lake, shoot on the competition trap/skeet range, swim in the lg. ING pool, build memories along w/a campfire and cook and sleep under the stars, ride about in the rowboat/kayak/paddleboat on the lake, build boats and send them down the streams (kids love this!),jungle gym, trampoline, play croquet-with a competition set for #12- and horseshoes, BBQ w/gas grill, playhouse for the children, as well as a desk complete with markers, coloring books, small activities; build a fort, wildlife spotting, (heron, fox, deer, eagle, etc), wonder at the heavens-we have some of the best star-viewing in the East, Catch frogs, tadpoles, a chipmunk; who knows what? Fall colors are indescribable, Spring blossoms wondrous, and our mild winters make it easy to escape and enjoy the property or hibernate in front of the great stone F/P. The possibilities just need your desire to activate! Camera bug? The frames are endless- animals, skies, forests, landscape, lake, pond, and more. Just want to relax? You won't believe what peace,quiet and serenity with Mother Nature can do. Watch the sunrise, take an early morning swim, walk about the farm, visit horses, read a book and picnic on 1 of the many perfect spots(lakeside or forest?), drop a line in the lake, return to wine and watch your favorite movies on the new 47' flat screen TV, or sit on the porch, relax, and really talk. Sit back, tell stories, relax, remember days past and plan for days in future. AUTUMN? Gorgeous colors, your own lg stone F/P to cozy up to, Skyline Drive entrance a bucolic 25 mi drive, our own 5 miles of trails, the night sky and crackling campfire. Our pool stays open into Oct- contact for availability. Do you seek romance, are you celebrating your wedding/anniversary and want to re-connect? This is the place! Off-site:numerous award-winning wineries, Culpeper-1 of the 100 Best Small Towns in America, fine dining, antiquing, Civil War battlefields,Roller Skate, Bowl, the National Archives and Va. history-Montpelier, etc; the Skyline Drive-1 of the most beautiful drives in the country, hike, Air Circus-a fabulous show of daredevil stunts, skydiving-I jumped and in my 60's, ballooning, mtn. biking, a good public golf course, many seasonal activities in Culpeper, such as parades, concerts, fireworks, etc, foxhunt, bird shooting, attend a horseshow. HORSES- the lodge is a perfect huntbox or place to stay while at Commonwealth, eventing or foxhunting, with a 9 stall stable w/matted 12x12 stalls & turn-out w/auto. waterers. You will have use of a 300x200 jump ring, dressage ring, & trails w/45 log type jumps. FOXHUNTING- 6 clubs w/in easy distance: Rappahannock, Bull Run, Warrenton, Thornton Hill, Casanova, & Old Dominion Hounds.
Children's play area in Lodge, with stocked desk and many games and wig-wam. Jungle Gym outside; will accompany children to feed horses carrots, pool,croquet, volleyball as desired. Gator ride. Campfire.Rods,paddleboat and Dinghy for lake. Roller Rink and Family Bowling center 10mi away....moreless
Handicapped BR w/appropriate shower and bench- especially enjoyed by many grandparents, but all love the large shower size....moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets Not Allowed:
Lodge is pet-allergen free- no animals are ever inside....moreless
44'x22' ING Gunite Pool, 5-acre lake with 6 lbs Bass to include boat and dock, 25-acres pasture, 85-acres of forest that include 5-miles of trails w/ 40+ horse jumps, rifle/pistol/archery range, fully automated skeet range, Children's Jungle Gym, campfire w/firepit, abundant wildlife. Use of Gator for accepted drivers.
Paddleboat, John Boat, Kayak. Fishing lake and 5 rods to fish. Game room in Manor House w/quality pool table and ping-pong. Lodge sleeps 8. Additional bedroom with oversized queen bed & bath in Manor Home. 22 mi to Skyline Drive. Totally private; no other people other than our family....moreless
Many indoor and outdoor for all age groups. Fishing in private, stocked lake.
Automated skeet/target competition rifle range. Campfire....moreless
Ping Pong Table
Quality Pool Table & Ping Pong in Manor House...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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All guests to the property must be identified to the owner with first and last name prior to occupancy, and ages of all minors. No overnight guests; and daytime visitors must be approved by the owner.
25% deposit to make reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to stay. Check mailed to farm address.
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Roller Skating Rink, Family Bowling Center or treat yourself to one of our chef-owned great restaurants. Many of Va's award winning vineyards are very close by w/frequent wine tastings. Skyline Drive is just 22mi W. Battlefields and historical sites are numerous. Montpelier is within 30 min, as is SkyDive Orange, a great place to really do something exciting and once in a lifetime thrill-Yes, I did it! The Flying Circus is every Sun, May-Oct. Foxhunts abound. The State Theatre has frequent live shows and Culpeper has many local festivals. We have the National Archives. Many organic shops and unique small shops in downtown as well as large supermarkets. There is a small very interesting museum and many civil war type activities and houses. The local public golf course is a hit w/guests.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Having lived in every region of the USA, we chose Culpeper to put down roots. The horse farm we have developed is so beautiful and private, just the place to retreat to in this busy world. Both my husband and me served in the Air Force-Alan retired as a Col, and have seen many places, but Fancy Fox has the best of all worlds. My 2 teens say we can never leave, and keep themselves happy with all the natural activities of the farm-the perfect antidote for stress. As 1 of 17 children, I have always been easy with a crowd, so come and see us!
Why the Owner Chose Culpeper: Culpeper was designated, 'One of the best small towns in America', for its quaint shopping, fine dining, civil war sites, 4 season beauty, moderate climate; all within 65 mi of DC and 45 mi to Charlottesville. It is in the center of the Fox Hunting world, a beautiful 21 mile drive to Skyline Drive and the majesty of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Valley, the area is dotted with farms, wineries, views and Southern manners and tranquility.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate: We are a totally private estate where you and family can feel safe and secure to roam about our many acres, with exhilarating freedom. The scenery, wildlife, and so many things to do please everyone.
From hiking to skeet, visit wineries, fish for over 6 lb bass, breakfast meet and greet to send off the hounds and foxhunters, secluded campground w/ fire pit, accompanied skydiving, play equine soccer, relax in seclusion, visit Civil war sites, nature hike on site, swim in 44x22 Gunite pool, jump on horse trails w/over 40 jumps, practice dressage in ring, use the 175x300 jump ring, sip cocoa in front of your gas FP, visit caves, trail ride, partake in a pre-arranged clinic of your choice, leaf peep on the Skyline Drive, etc.- people say they never run out of things to do.