2 BR, 2 BA Farmhouse + New Separate 2 BR Barn Loft (See Description)
Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray
About Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray
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 (mules, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, guineas, dogs, barn cats, and cattle). 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 the 'Barn Loft' to accommodate additional visitors. In 2019, we completed a total renovation of the only standing Poorhouse on the property to enhance our ability to host larger families and groups. Our farm is our little slice of heaven, and we feel blessed to share it with those who stay with us!
Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray purchased this Farmhouse in 2004
Why Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray 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, art galleries, 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!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
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!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house was very clean . We had access to the entire property . We also used paddle boat in the pond
My kids loved the farm animals . They were very friendly . Andrea was very nice too
We loved our stay! Beautiful property and the children absolutely loved exploring that farm. Feeding the chickens, ducks and goats, collecting eggs, fishing, etc. Perfect!
very nice :)
Had a great time. The place was well decorated, the surrounding area was beautiful, and the pond was wonderful.
A slice of heaven
My review title isn't an exaggeration--Andrea and Steve's farm is one of the most beautiful spots you'll find anywhere. The setting is absolutely idyllic, with ducks, guinea hens, friendly barn cats, dogs, goats, and cattle on a hilly, gorgeous piece of property. The house is perfectly appointed, and the front porch allows for mornings spent watching dozens of bluebirds, mockingbirds, and hummingbirds in addition to the guinea fowl and ducks. Andrea and Steve are gracious and knowledgeable--be sure to read the welcome packet to learn the fascinating history of the farm itself, and for great tips on things to see in the area.
We were here for a family wedding, and in addition to being perfectly located for the events we were attending, the farm itself made for a lovely retreat. I would happily return in each season to see the changes in the flowers and foliage.
We're so glad that you enjoyed the farm! It was a pleasure meeting you. Come back and see us again soon!
Spectacular scenery and tremendous fun
Six of us stayed in the farmhouse, with ages ranging from 5-77, and all of us loved our visit! The farmhouse is well-equipped and comfortable, with plenty of space and lots to do. We were delighted to discover a piano inside! There are also games, a fireplace, a woodburning stove, and lots of books.
We spent most of our time outside, though, enjoying the magnificient rolling hills and fall colors. This farm sits on a gorgeous piece of land! Be sure to walk all over the farm and climb the hill to take in the best views. Our favorite part of our stay, though, were the farm animals. Our kids particularly loved collecting eggs and feeding the goats. It was so much fun for them that they didn't notice that it was also an educational experience, ha!
Andrea and Steve were wonderful hosts, and made us feel at home. They provided lots of detailed information to help us with our stay, and we couldn't be happier with our trip. We will definitely return sometime.
very, very special place
Our stay was incredible. It could not have been better. There are simply too many moments to remember. Cardinal Springs Farm sets the standard for a classic farm-of-your-dreams experience.
Thank you Andrea and Steve~
We will be back!
Thanks so much for staying with us! We enjoyed getting to know you and hope you find property in the county! Keep in touch and come back and see us again soon! We'll have the wagon ready for Harvest!
Andrea and Steve
Yoga and other exercise 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.