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FatDog Farm - Picturesque & Just Minutes To Lexington, VMI and W&L

Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fatdog Farm is an 80-acre hobby farm nestled in the tranquil Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah Valley. We are located within 15 minutes of the peaceful and friendly town of Lexington, rich in Civil War history and home to VMI and Washington & Lee University. In or near town, you will find the Virginia Horse Center, Lime Kiln (outdoor music venue), Lenfest Center (theatre of the arts), and museums (George C Marshall, VMI Small Arms Display, Stonewall Jackson’s home, and Robert E Lee chapel). In addition to being a top wedding and cyclist destination, Lexington is a great location for exploring the many vineyards, wineries and micro-breweries in the area. And for the outdoor enthusiast, we are five minutes from Goshen Pass, a breathtaking section of the Maury River that is frequented by canoers, kayakers, rafters, picnickers and photographers. Also about 20 minutes away is the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, both scenic adventures on a grand scale.

If you prefer to “kick back” at Fatdog Farm, you will enjoy our charming two story farmhouse dated back to the late 1700’s/early 1800’s. Your private upstairs bedroom and bathroom is connected to a covered balcony overlooking a neighboring pear orchard and a scenic pond. If desired, you can share our downstairs kitchen, dining room and laundry room as well.

Outside, there is plenty to do. In addition to nearby fishing, you can also enjoy a nice campfire near the pond with unlimited firewood. If you’re interested in adventure, our acreage has several wooded hiking trails accompanied with deer, turkey and an occasional bear along with various other Virginian critters. And we strongly recommend our deck for enjoying the mountain views over a picnic or star gazing over a quiet dinner. Lastly, if you’re into horses, don’t forget to pay a visit to our pasture ornaments, Goldie and JoJo. We aim to make your stay a pleasant and memorable experience.

More Details

Susan Moffett
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Susan Moffett

My profile picture includes my daughter, Taylor Anne, who lives with me and may sometimes be helping make your stay more enjoyable. We have lived here for 10 years, after escaping from Houston and Atlanta. We couldn't imagine a more beautiful place to call home than the Lexington, VA area.

If you make your way to downtown Lexington, feel free to drop by and say "Hi!" at my interior design and retail store, Southern Girls.

Susan Moffett purchased this farmhouse in 2016

Why Susan Moffett chose Rockbridge Baths

My husband, Kevin, and I chose this property approximately 10 years ago because we were looking for an escape from the metropolitan life. We love the outdoors and wanted our two children, Josh and Taylor Anne, to experience life on a "farm".

We sold our home in Atlanta, purchased an RV that was big enough for a family of four, a dog and a cat, and then started slowly making our way up interstate 81. We were looking for small town charm with a lively community. Once we discovered Lexington, we never looked back.

W&L University and VMI keep Lexington alive with activity, and you would be hard pressed to find a friendlier community. Just 15 minutes from town, our old farmhouse dated back to either the late 1700's or early 1800's is located on 80 acres with a peaceful mountain view.

We enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise with friends we just haven't met yet.

What makes this farmhouse unique

FatDog Farm can be a very quiet retreat for viewing wildlife, hiking on several wooded trails, fraternizing with the two resident horses, sitting by a campfire, enjoying a picnic or outdoor dining with mountain views, or star gazing on a clear night away from the city lights.


Rockbridge Baths Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The private bedroom has an attached private bathroom with shower and built-in shower seat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a private entry to a balcony overlooking the front of the house. Additionally, the bedroom has a coffee maker and dorm fridge for the use of our guests. A variety of cold beverages, as well as fruit and a basket of snacks are also provided complimentary. There is also a TV that guests can use for watching a variety of DVD movies, also provided complimentary.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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FatDog Farm - Picturesque & Just Minutes To Lexington, VMI and W&L
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Quintessential Virginia country living with extremely accommodating hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fatdog Farm. Communication before arrival was on point. Upon arrival, the property and home are picturesque and everything we wanted. Susan made sure we felt at home and that all our needs were met. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, look forward to returning, and highly recommend to anyone considering a visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed the company of the Repass family and their terrific dogs. They were extremely friendly and respectful guests. We also loved that they took advantage of some of our amenities. They enjoyed cooking on the grill on the back deck, having a campfire at night and hiking some of our trials. And their dogs seemed to really enjoy running around and playing on FatDog Farm. We would love to have them back anytime!
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We had a wonderful relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay at Fatdog Farm. I can’t say enough good thing about the house and grounds and the sweet family that owns it! We are already planning our next visit

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fat Dog Farm was the perfect getaway from city life. Taylor Anne was a gracious host and the room was very comfy and clean. I was able to bring my Dobie girl with me and she met their dog, Jackson, along with their horses. My favorite part??...Being able to go outside and see the stars and night and savor the silence. Thank you to Taylor Anne and Susan for your hospitality. Greatly appreciated!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We very much enjoyed having J and her sweet doberman visit us. They were great guests and left our place immaculate!
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Quiet and Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Fat Dog Farm. Comfortable room with a beautiful view. Room was stocked with everything we needed and then some. The family was wonderful. Enjoyed some time out on the balcony and took in the scenery. Enjoyed meeting their little fur baby Jackson. Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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R & R weekend

  • 5 of 5

FatDog Farm was our home base for a weekend filled with VMI womens soccer, football and multiple tailgate gatherings. Susan and Kevin were fantastic hosts, and access to the kitchen was a plus for our morning breakfast. The in-room snacks, coffee maker and mini-fridge were a nice touch too. We did not make it to Goshen Pass as planned, but hope to return next year to check that off our bucket list. If you are looking for a peaceful, beautiful location near Lexington and Goshen Pass, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like being in your best friend’s home

  • 5 of 5

Susan was warm and welcoming upon our arrival. The room was just as pictured and the property itself beyond our expectations. Picturesque round every corner.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Inn Restaurant
Hull's Drive In
Bistro on Main
Boxerwood Gardens
Visitor Center of Lexington
The Red Hen
The Palms Restaurant
Brew Ridge Taps
Devils Backbone Brewing Co. - Outpost
Blue Lab Brewing Company, LLC
Lexington Valley Vineyard
Rockbridge Vineyard
George C. Marshall Museum
Stonewall Jackson House
Lee Chapel & Museum
Lenfest Center for the Arts
Theater at Lime Kiln
The Caverns at Natural Bridge
Goshen Pass


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $15
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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