a farm stay and creativity retreat on 17 acres in rolling hills
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
I once was a graphic design professor who decided to walk away in order to start a new life in the countryside to be a host and steward of the land. This is a 17 acre space that features a 12 acre campground area along the Buffalo River featuring a road from the bluff down to the river bed. The main 5 acres features a farm environment with donkeys, chickens, peacocks, cats, and 2 special needs dogs that live at the back of the property far away from this house. I reside at the back of the property and with planning will meet you upon arrival. The other component of this is an artist residency and creative workshops. If you are interested in adding on to your travels with an art experience including pottery, collage, photography, among others - just ask. In my role as a professor, I had the ability to travel and am very grateful for that. I spent time in Australia, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and my most favorite Japan. You will find details of Japan throughout the house some from my childhood when my father was stationed in Okinawa.
Why Owner/Manager chose Waynesboro
When suffering in a toxic work environment, I realized that brutal winters were not my friend and not worth sticking with the bad workplace. I desired a life in nature as many artists need a quiet getaway. I wanted to be able to have a garden, have animals, have a variety of land terrain to maintain and create a vibrant creative space for guests and artists in residence. I had lived in Nashville in the early 2000s and felt that I wanted to be near but not immersed in the hectic chaos as it sees a huge boom. I love life in the countryside. I love my animals and the random wild ones that I encounter too. I love I can see the stars.
What makes this House unique
My property is on the Buffalo River in Lewis County. There are two drop ins up river. I can help coordinate your experience. This land is the rural rolling foothills of Appalachia and the terrain is really beautiful as you drive in make sure you just slow down to enjoy the scenery.