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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 BA Farmhouse + New Separate 2 BR Barn Loft (See Description)

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

More Details

Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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, 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!

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your warm hospitality. The kids had a great experience with the chickens and Madeline! We loved to be able to feed all the creatures and to spend time near your peaceful lake. Blessings to you!
Mar 2013
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Sperryville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pond View Suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Washer/dryer
    Mountain View Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Washer/dryer
  • Bathrooms are both downstairs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Pond View Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Stone Fireplace in room
    Mountain View Suite - 1 queen , 1 double
  • 2 Bedrooms, both upstairs, one with Queen and Twin bed and the other with Queen and Double bed. Separate rental of Barn Loft provides 2 additional bedrooms if more space is needed. Barn Loft is a short walk up the mountain. See listing #457779.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
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.


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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 147 reviews

Lovely house and farm - a nice relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cardinal Springs the first week of April, and truly enjoyed every minute of our visit. The house is charming and cozy, nicely decorated and furnished with everything we needed. Our family of four had plenty of room to stretch out, and the layout allows privacy so everyone could have their own space. The kitchen is well-supplied with dishware and cookware, so it's easy to prepare meals. The house was very clean, the bathrooms and kitchens were new, and there was plenty of hot water and towels for showers and baths. The house has a rustic, relaxing atmosphere.

The farm with the animals was the big attraction for us and our kids, and it was everything we had hoped for! Outdoors, there was a lot to do right near the house, so the kids could explore outside and we could watch them from the covered porch or the screened back deck. We spent a lot of time walking on the farm, and visiting with the animals, including ducks, cats, goats, chickens, cows, dogs and mules. We collected eggs every morning from the chickens, and got to hold the baby chicks and baby ducks. There is also covered gazebo near the pond which we fished from, and a stand up paddleboard and a canoe.

The owners, Andrea and Steve, were very friendly and helpful, and introduced us to all the animals and encouraged the kids to help, for example letting the ducks out of their house for the day and collecting the eggs from the chickens. They also gave us good recommendations for a horseback riding experience and fishing trip in the area.

Overall, this is a great place, and we loved it! We hope to return again sometime!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing little slice of heaven in Sperryville, VA. We loved the updated farmhouse and all of the stunning surrounding views. Andrea and Steve were warm and welcoming hosts and all of the animals were the icing on the cake. You won't regret staying at Cardinal Springs!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Weekend at Cardinal Springs Farm

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cardinal Springs Farm to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. She had a wonderful time!! The farmhouse was very comfortable, and the setup was perfect for four people. The farm itself was spectacular, with incredible gardens, animals, ponds, and plenty of beautiful land. Our daughter loved feeding the horses, visiting the goats and getting fresh eggs from the henhouse. The fact that we were able to bring our Golden retriever was an extra bonus!

Andrea, Steve, and their farmhand (whose name I didn't get) could not have been more welcoming and helpful. It was exactly the special weekend getaway that we hoped for! I highly recommend Cardinal Springs Farm for a special weekend away for a couple or small family.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

So many things to do!.. my children loved the animals, the activities at the pond and hanging around the fire pit at the end of the day.... wish we had more time to stay and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking a peaceful getaway in the country this is the place. Andrea, Steve, and the animals are excellent hosts! My family can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spring getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the farmhouse for two nights during school spring break. Beautiful farm and perfect weather, kids had so much fun here! Collecting eggs, fishing, paddle boating, roasting marshmallows around the fire pit, they were never bored.Our puppy had her first swim in the pond, Molly is a great swimming coach!! Kids are asking to go back again and stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luray Caverns
Skyline Drive
Old Rag Mountain
Appalachian Trail: Stony Man Mountain & Marys Rock
James Madison's Montpelier
Inn at Little Washington
Thornton River Grille
Griffin Tavern
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Washington Dulles (major) and Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Virginia 231
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Thornton River Grill and Pizza
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + 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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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