Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 at our entirely renovated, historic 2 bedroom farm house. 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.
In addition to a modern kitchen, our 1860's farmhouse features high speed Internet and new baths with whirlpool tub, pedestal sink, washer/dryer, and tiled floors and shower. Stone fireplaces and a wood stove add ambiance and warm you in winter, and ceiling fans in every room make the central air conditioning necessary only in the hottest days of summer. Lovely 19th Century wood floors grace the house throughout and historic, winding wood staircases lead to cozy but roomy bedrooms upstairs. Please note: The staircases are rather narrow and steep, and are unsuitable for individuals with mobility issues or who need bedroom and bath all on one level.
The Farmhouse has 2 full suites, each with large eat-in kitchen, living area, screened porch, one large bedroom, and bath. The Pond View suite has a queen and twin bed, whirlpool tub and shower, and fireplaces up and downstairs, whereas the Mountain View side has a queen and double bed, large tiled shower, and wood stove downstairs.
The Farmhouse is perfect for a family and for sharing with friends. An adjoining door between the two living areas may be left open or closed for privacy. One Farmhouse suite or our new Barn Loft are ideal for a couple. We rent one Farmhouse suite for $265/nt. only when the Barn Loft ($285/nt.) is unavailable.
Our new, 2 bedroom upscale Barn Loft (VRBO #457779) has spectacular views of the Blue Ridge from every room. Entirely modern with glass front wood stove, slate and wood flooring, soapstone counters, and stainless appliances, this is a most special addition to our farm about an eighth of a mile from the farmhouse.
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 and caring for the animals to projects around our restored 1860s log barn. We will make every effort to customize your stay so that your experience is memorable! Friendly, well mannered pets that will not harm our farm animals are welcome. We are a non-smoking property.
Visit Cardinal Springs Farm on Facebook for additional photos. For additional information and special occasion packages--Wine Tasting, Birthday/Anniversary, Girls' Week-end, Yoga, and more, call or email.
Keywords: Guest House, Farm, Farm House, Cottage
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Member since: 2007
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Friendly, well mannered pets allowed (limit 2) subject to approval. Dogs must be friendly with free range chickens, ducks, and guineas, and with other dogs, cats, goats, and people. Owner pays for any damage and must comply with pet guidelines. Cleaning fee of $35 per animal per stay. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Bathrooms are both downstairs.
- Piano in Mountain View Suite. Farm animals: mules, horses, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, cats, dogs, fish, and more! Fire pits 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
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Boat With Paddles
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 22 - Dec 29, 2016
3 night min stay
New Years Eve
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Jan 3 - Mar 10, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $35 + tax
- Tax Rate 7.3%
Contact us for quote. March 15-Nov.15 entire Farmhouse must be rented week-ends @ $385/nt. Last minute exceptions only. Off season $365; 1 Farmhouse suite $265/nt. only when Barn Loft (Listing #457779) is unavailable. House limit 7 adults; Loft 4. 2 night min.; Holidays 3 nt. min. $385/nt To ensure privacy, we rent Farmhouse to only one family or group at a time. 7th night free with 6 night stay. Cash/check only. $40 pet fee; 2nd pet $50.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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 2004 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, 25 chickens, 3 ducks, 3 guinea hens, 2 dogs, 5 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, VA, USA:
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 Farmhouse:
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!
- Primary: (540) 987-8477 (Virginia, USA)
- Secondary: (703) 593-6201 (Virginia, USA)
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Cardinal Springs in late spring...alive and glowing in the morning sun!
Enjoy our covered pavillion and swim, canoe, and fish in our springfed pond!
New, Modern Eat-in Kitchen in both suites with stunning views
Mountain view living area has a wood stove and opens into a large eat-in kitchen
Winter Wonderland at Cardinal Springs!
The brilliance of fallis a magical backdrop for our mules and horses.
Harriet loves those apples and carrots!
Covered dock in the Fall...a great place to relax and unwind!
Huge sunflowers are a summer tradition at the farm.
TJ, our super friendly barn cat, has been known to hike and fish with guests...
Our friendly family of goats welcome you to the farm.
Amazing sunset with Old Rag in the distance...
Farmhouse in summer
Pond Suite Bedroom with Stone Fireplace, Sitting area, and Stunning Views
Historic fireplace graces the comfortable pond suite living room.
Watch Old Rag light up at dawn framed by a sea of brilliant fall foliage!
A sunflower happily presides over prolific summer gardens in back of guest house
Big Bass, Perch, Blue Gill, and Catfish in Pond Make for Great Fishing!
Our mowing machines!
Summer garden with historic barn, grainery, and large pond in background
Mules Harriet and Bailey love attention!
Miss Molly relaxes on the stone wall after a long swim.
Miss Maggie, our super sweet English Springer Spaniel and official farm hostess
Rudy the Rooster presides over the flock. Fresh eggs, anyone?
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016
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