Shenandoah Valley Farm House

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The farm house, recently painted light blue.


Last updated: 09/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Purple Haze farm house (circa 1908) was totally renovated in 2006. We are a 200 acre working farm with cattle and crops, fronting the South River, at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can see the house from overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The view from the house will cure high blood pressure in a minute.

Because it is an old farm house with additions (total of around 3100 sq ft} the floor plan is unique. Downstairs includes all the public rooms plus a full bath. Upstairs includes three bedrooms (one queen and two doubles), a bunk room with a single and bunks which sleeps 3, and two full baths. One of the baths is off a central hall, the other is off one of the double bed bedroom. The upstairs rooms are on three levels, often requiring a step or two between rooms and the hall. If you are a person easily disoriented when you wake up at night, you may want to stay in the room with the ensuite bath with no steps. Also, it has a metal roof, so you will hear rain and wind storms if one arises.

The address is 118 Hall School Rd, Waynesboro, VA 22980, should you wish to map it. (For reasons I don't understand, many gps/map programs show the house about 1/2 mile south of it's actual location on Hall School Rd. The VRBO map included. We are on the other side of Libscomb Rd. This is important if you are using such a program to get to us. If you end up looking at a vineyard, you are a little south of us. Just read the mailbox numbers, or find the Mennonite church, which is across the cowfield from our house.)

While only a few miles from the interstate, we are in a lovely rural setting. With 3/4 mile frontage on the South River, we have lovely paths for hiking and gentle water for canoeing (no rapids) and fishing. Lots of bass and trout. This area is particularly nice for biking, with many rural roads, and excellent mountain biking trails nearby in the national forest. With 24 wineries within 25 miles,you can enjoy a grand tour or just visit a couple only 10 minutes away. Lake Sherando is 15 minutes away for swimming. We also have pool passes at two nearby hotels so you can swim indoors or out.

In the Fall the colors of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley are amazing. There is no extra charge for them.

You'll have a full modern kitchen, or many restaurants nearby for dining. The den features a card table and a large HD TV with DVD. In the barn there is foosball and ping pong. We have an outside basketball court, and lots of area for soccer.
Behind the house there is a patio with a wonderful view of the property and the Blue Ridge Mountains. We have recently expanded the patio to include a firepit and a hottub.

If you are so inclined, you can visit our chickens and three miniture donkeys, Fiona,Fergie and baby Olive. You can win their hearts with an apple or carrot, or by brushing their coats.

We are less than 30 minutes from Charlottesville (Monticello and University of Virginia), Wintergreen(golf and skiing) and Staunton(Frontier museum and Shakespeare Theater). 45 minutes from Harrisonburg, Masanutten with it's waterpark and skiing, Lexington and the Safari zoo. About 2 hours from Richmond, Williamsburg, Jamestown and 3 hours from Washington DC and Virginia Beach.

Dulles airport is 2.5 hours and Richmond airport is about 90 minutes.

Come settle in on our farm for a week, take in all the fun activities in the area, and then relax with the comforts and room of home.

11/2015 update: the donkeys are still here, but olive is no longer a baby, although she is smaller. They are fat (Deana spoils them), but still love carrot treats.

The barn is there for games, but we no longer rent for weddings (too many bridezillas). We do rent for small events on an individual basis. We host weekly Young Life meetings and Young Life groups are welcome all the time. We are a great spot for a square dance/hoodown. Email or call Brad for details or questions. 540 294 1633

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not welcome groups of students (except possibly seminary students bearing picture IDs) without adults. If you show up, we will keep your deposit and lock the doors....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This place is a kids dream. Ask our two boys....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house, the barn or any of the buildings. You forfeit your deposit if you smoke....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Old farm house with lots of additions, steps and nonstandard doorways....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    ensuite bath...moreless

  • Bunk Area: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    shares baths with BR 1 and 2...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) In the same 'bunk room' as the bunk beds, a great room for 3 kids., Baby Cribs (1) One is available, but we need advance notice to assemble it., Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs off BR 3...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We have several hundred DVDs in our collection. One large book of them in the house. More available if needed....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    We look at the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can see our farm from the BR parkway....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    We have 3/4 miles frontage on the south river. Have two canoes available. Can not see the river from the house, but it is nearby. There is a picnic area at the river front. Good trout fishing....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Jan 2011 the HVAC system was revised with additional ducts. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    no indoor parking for cars, but plenty of space for bicycles, etc...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone:

    Most carriers have good reception in our area....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    goes through a cable modem, relatively fast....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    ice cream maker...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio has a picnic table and a patio set with table and 4 chairs. Also a new fire pit as of Mar 2011. Great view of the farm and the Blue Ridge Mountains....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    About 3/4 mile from the house, next to the river, we have a picnic area with gazebo. You can walk or drive there....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Our friends own the nearby Days Inn. You may use their pool if you want, although nearby Sherando State Park has a much more interesting lake with a beach for swimming....moreless



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3 night min stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Taxes Not included


$400 deposit holds house and serves as damage deposit while here. Full payment due on arrival. Deposit refunded at or shortly after departure. Can use paypal for deposits less than 45 days in advance. Everything else is check or cash.

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Last updated: 09/12/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shenandoah valley regional and Charlottesville
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 64

Car: Recommended

We are next door to Springdale Mennonite Church, though there is a cow field between us. Use that on Google maps, or you will end up 1/2 mile south of us on Hall School in front of a vineyard.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Brad, Deana, Dalton, Liam and a host of animals live on the farm. Deana was born and raised in the area. Brad moved here 25 years ago to work, fell in love with the area and Deana. Neither is leaving. We bought the farm in 2004, and moved into the farm house a few years later. In 2009 we built a new home on the farm, and thus the farm house became available for VRBO. Dalton and Liam have lived on the farm most of their lives. Like most kids, they don't have a clue how lucky they are.

Why the Owner Chose Wayne, VA, USA:
Lots of reasons, including, the view, the view, the view........

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We live in a rural peaceful area, but the necessities (and luxuries ) of modern life are just 10 minutes away.

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Speaks: english



  • The farm house, recently painted light blue.

    The farm house, recently painted light blue.

  • back patio and back of house from back yard

    back patio and back of house from back yard

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom with Queen Bed

    Master bedroom with Queen Bed

  • kids room, 'THE BUNK ROOM', sleeps 3

    kids room, 'THE BUNK ROOM', sleeps 3

  • downstairs bath

    downstairs bath

  • gazebo by river.  You can walk or drive to this part of the farm, approx 3/4 mi

    gazebo by river. You can walk or drive to this part of the farm, approx 3/4 mi

  • View from driveway showing parking area and back yard.

    View from driveway showing parking area and back yard.

  • back patio

    back patio

  • Living room and dining room

    Living room and dining room

  • back bedroom with ensuite bath

    back bedroom with ensuite bath

  • middle bedroom, crib is usually in this room, though it can be moved.

    middle bedroom, crib is usually in this room, though it can be moved.

  • TV room/ den

    TV room/ den

  • 2nd upstairs bath

    2nd upstairs bath

  • firepit on back patio

    firepit on back patio

VRBO #222452

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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