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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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Last updated: 10/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • 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. 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

              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • 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
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • 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

              • 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
                      High Season & Holidays
                      Mar 14 - Nov 14, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $285
                      $1,796
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $265
                      $1,670

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Pet Fee $35
                      • 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.

                      Cash or check only. Deposit 50% of total to reserve. Balance due at check-in. Full amount due to reserve within 30 days of stay.


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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

                      • Our friendly family of goats in new barn lot

                        Our friendly family of goats in new barn lot

                      • 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!

                      • 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.

                      • Our new barn...almost finished!

                        Our new barn...almost finished!

                      • Baby Harriet and Mamma Danni

                        Baby Harriet and Mamma Danni

                      • Drop dead gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge from every room and the deck

                        Drop dead gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge from every room and the deck

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

                        Mr. TJ and the tulips. Our friendliest kitty!

                      • 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!

                      • 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.

                      • Cardinal Springs is magical every season, and particularly in early spring!

                        Cardinal Springs is magical every season, and particularly in early spring!

                      • 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

                      • 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.

                      • Beautifully appointed bathroom with slate flooring and tub/shower combo

                        Beautifully appointed bathroom with slate flooring and tub/shower combo

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, October 18, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

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