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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm

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Summer garden in front of historic barn and grainery now used for storeage

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Barn @ 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 in our brand new 2 bedroom Barn Loft. 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.

Our new upscale Barn Loft features a modern kitchen with stainless appliances, soapstone counters, and slate floors opening into a great room with a Vermont Castings wood stove to keep you cozy in the winter. A large deck adds a ver special outdoor room with magical views of the mountains, ponds, and pastures below. Two cozy bedrooms with queen and full beds welcome you after a day of hiking, swimming, or just relaxing. Ceiling fans in every room make the central air conditioning necessary only in the hottest days of summer. The Loft comes equipped with a laundry room and is easily accessible for those with physical limitations.

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 to caring for our farm family of goats, horses, mules, chickens, ducks, guineas, cats, and dogs. We will make every effort to customize your stay so that your experience is memorable!

Friendly, well mannered, animal and people friendly pets are welcome. We are a non-smoking property.

Visit Cardinal Springs Farm on Facebook for additional photos and Listing 141702 for information about our historic Farmhouse. Special occasion packages--Wine Tasting, Birthday/Anniversary, Girls' Week-end, Yoga, and more, are available on request.

Keywords: Farm, Farm House, Cottage, Barn

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome:

    Must be closely supervised....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Gorgeous views from both bedrooms. Sleeps 4 adults in beds. Can accommodate additional guests if young children and you bring bedding. If additional space is needed, we also rent our historic 2 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse. See VRBO.com/141702....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bath with slate floors, all new. Tub/shower combination.

Other Amenities

  • Farm animals: mules, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, guineas, cats, dogs, fish, and more! Fire pit 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

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View:

    Spectacular view of Old Rag and the Blue Ridge...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Land line for guest use for all in country calls. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Vermont Castings stove with glass front is operational when weather is cold....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Shop our local coffee roaster, Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville, for outstanding coffee!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A few basic spices, coffee, tea. Paper towels, dish soap. Cleaning supplies....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Best to bring your own but we do have a couple for guest use....moreless

  • Boat:

    Paddle boat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge from the deck and living area....moreless

  • Golf:

    New golf course just opened 5 minutes away in Sperryville....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bring your own charcoal....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Can cross country ski, go sledding, or snowshoe on property when it snows. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Limited number of life jackets available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    No pool, but our 2.5 acre pond is spring fed and ideal for swimming, fishing, and boating....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Week-end
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$285
Columbus Day Week-end
Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$285
Winter
Nov 16 - Mar 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$245
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$285
$1,710

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $244 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $35 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.4%

Notes:

See VRBO listing 141702 for rental of historic Farmhouse on the property.

Extra $20 pp/per night each guest over 4 adults, excluding infants.

Three night minimum on holiday week-ends.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Washington Dulles (major) and Charlottesville
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Thornton River Grille
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Culpeper
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
VA 231 FT Valley Highway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thornton River Grill and Rudy's Pizza

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 2002 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, 16 chickens, 2 dogs, 4 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 Barn:
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

  • Summer garden in front of historic barn and grainery now used for storeage

    Summer garden in front of historic barn and grainery now used for storeage

  • Molly and our spring tulips.  See the green paws!  Molly never slows down!

    Molly and our spring tulips. See the green paws! Molly never slows down!

  • Mule Bailey and Mama Danni at sunset grazing the pasture

    Mule Bailey and Mama Danni at sunset grazing the pasture

  • Rudy our beloved Roo!

    Rudy our beloved Roo!

  • Children love our mule Bailey!

    Children love our mule Bailey!

  • Pretty white herd of Charolais cattle that graze our farm

    Pretty white herd of Charolais cattle that graze our farm

  • Baby Harriet and Mamma Danni

    Baby Harriet and Mamma Danni

  • Bedroom #1 with queen bed and views of the Blue Ridge

    Bedroom #1 with queen bed and views of the Blue Ridge

  • Great Room with full kitchen.  Soapstone counters, stainless appliances, & views

    Great Room with full kitchen. Soapstone counters, stainless appliances, & views

  • Bath with lots of character

    Bath with lots of character

  • Barn Loft on this end of new barn with deck

    Barn Loft on this end of new barn with deck

  • Baby chickens get lots of attention!

    Baby chickens get lots of attention!

  • Mr. TJ and the tulips.  Our friendliest kitty!

    Mr. TJ and the tulips. Our friendliest kitty!

  • Enjoy the 2.5 acre pond...fish, swim, canoe, or kick back on the covered dock

    Enjoy the 2.5 acre pond...fish, swim, canoe, or kick back on the covered dock

  • Mountains aglow behind the pond and covered dock.

    Mountains aglow behind the pond and covered dock.

  • Cattle grazing in the brilliant green summer pasture

    Cattle grazing in the brilliant green summer pasture

  • Fog envelopes Old Rag and the pastures below in the early morning.

    Fog envelopes Old Rag and the pastures below in the early morning.

  • Sunflowers welcome you to our vibrant gardens in the summer

    Sunflowers welcome you to our vibrant gardens in the summer

  • Canoe on our 2.5 acre pond for relief from the summer heat.

    Canoe on our 2.5 acre pond for relief from the summer heat.

  • Children love our friendly chickens!

    Children love our friendly chickens!

  • Bedroom #2 with full bed

    Bedroom #2 with full bed

  • Comfortable Great Room with wood stove and stunning view of the Blue Ridge

    Comfortable Great Room with wood stove and stunning view of the Blue Ridge

  • Willie Nelson, our friendliest goat.

    Willie Nelson, our friendliest goat.

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