About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 2(Sleeps: 4)
Toilet · Shower
- Air conditioning
- Satellite or cable
- No smoking
Hosted by Karen and John SiegfriedAsk a question
About Karen and John Siegfried
After living and working overseas for most of our adult lives, we purchased Wade's Mill and moved back to America from Cambridge, England, in the summer of 2016. During his 30+ year career in the Energy industry, John lived in Brazil, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Norway and England (London and Cambridge) and worked in 60 countries in petroleum exploration. He was captivated by the prospect of shifting his career from energy to water-powered milling. After apprenticing over a period of six months with the two previous millers, John took over as Miller in July 2016. Karen’s career in the Publishing and Media industry took her from New York to San Francisco to London, where she and John met and married. Although meeting across the Atlantic, Karen and John discovered they had spent their toddler years in the same town in Westchester County, New York. What a great coincidence! Karen took an 8-year parenting break after the birth of their son, returning to Higher Education Administration at the University of Cambridge where she was the Executive Director of the Cambridge MBA from 2007-2017. Karen is an avid and experienced gardener and has been expanding the horticultural side of Wade’s Mill’s activities with landscaping and gardens.
Why Karen and John Siegfried chose Raphine
Neither of us is from Virginia, but were introduced to the Mill by long time friends...who also matchmade and introduced us to each other in London, so we knew they knew a good opportunity when they saw it! We had visited them at their home just up the hill from the Mill in the summer of 2015 and fell in love with the area. The history, the scenery, the wide and varied range of things to see and do, the great local food scene and the welcoming and friendly people, the rural ambiance but the proximity to great cities (Charlottesville, Richmond and Washington, D.C., plus the fact you can catch a train in Charlottesville in the morning and be in New York by early afternoon)...the Shenandoah Valley was a paradise! The historic Mill, Milller's House (c. 1850 and addition in 1890) and surrounding farm, with a creek running through it and ample space for new gardens captivated our imagination. Not to mention the opportunity to take over a well-estabilished business, Virginia's oldest continuously operating commercial grist mill (founded in 1750), with lots of opportunity for growth.
What makes this Cabin unique
Our property is only 10 minutes off of the interstate (I81) but the quiet, peaceful setting and beautiful rural landscape is a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We have several neighboring farms with farm shops from whom we can get produce, chicken, eggs, beef, lamb, pork, cheese, milk, butter...even ice cream and wood-fired bread! And then there are two great towns nearby (Lexington, 20 minutes south and Staunton, 30 minutes north) that offer wonderful restaurants (lots of farm to table offerings), music, arts, history and culture, etc. Charlottesville, with even more history, restaurants and shopping is only 45 mintues away and we can get to Washington, D.C., for a bit city "fix" in 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 3:00 PM
Check out before 10:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)Rate is for 2 guests, fee applies for guests 3 & 4
Minimum age to rent: 23
The base rate is for two guests. Each additional guest (up to 2) incurs a $20 per guest per night fee.
The property can accommodate a maximum of 4 guests. No additional guests are allowed in the cabin or outside (tents or campers).
The stairs are slightly more narrow and steep than "modern" stairs so might not be appropriate for guests with mobility issues.