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!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Smoking on grounds prohibited in fire season.
Friendly, well mannered pets (limit 2).
Must be closely supervised by adults.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
Should more than 7 guests stay, each additional guest will be charged $50 per night. In no event may more than 9 guests stay in the Farmhouse.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Wonderful Place
Andrea and Steve are fantastic hosts. They are extremely kind and attentive and truly care about their guests. The property is as pretty as anything you will ever see. The history is fascinating. You will fall in love with the animals immediately and it's so wonderful the way you are able to interact with them if you choose. The town and the surrounding areas are fantastic as well. This is our second visit; we treasure our time there and will be returning.
Girls’ weekend at the Farm
Everything about this place is a joy. Check-in was seamless. The proprietors we’re away the first night, so their farmhand/assistant Nehum checked in on us and answered any questions we had. We arrived in the evening so we didn’t get a great look at the property until the next morning. WOW. It is spectacularly gorgeous and peaceful here, even with the ducks quacking and the cows mooing about. What a wonderful getaway from the city. We hiked on the property, fished the pond (caught a tone of bass), and explored the quaint town center of Sperryville. We met Andrea the 2nd day we were there. She is so friendly and inviting, allowing us into the goat pen, giving us peanuts to feed the goat, guiding us toward the hiking paths. She is lovely. I highly recommend Cardinal Farms!!
Absolutely wonderful. Beautiful property and wonderful animals... kids were engulfed in a little bit of heaven. Thank you Steve and Andrea for letting us share in your dream.
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.
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.