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Stunning Family/Group Retreat,110 Private Acres, Renovated Historic Home

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Spacious and modern five bedroom home that maintains its historic charm

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located just minutes from Old Rag Mountain, Whippoorwill Manor Farm is a destination that affords the rare experience to rent your own farm for a week or a weekend. Many people have the desire to own a second house in the country to enjoy a secluded atmosphere with family and friends, and Whippoorwill Manor Farm provides this unique prospect without all the burdens and costs of ownership (we now enjoy hosting a number of regulars as a result). The 110 acres with its miles of trails along with exploring the many restored barns provides the occasion to enjoy a real connection back to the land and history of our country. The Hop field next to the home adds an additional ambience to the grounds during the growing season. The historic but completely modernized home provides a year round setting to enjoy. The original part of the house (log cabin) dates back to the 1700's and is the second oldest structure in Madison County. During the Civil War, the Farm was used as a camp by the Confederacy on several instances during the campaigns of 1862 and 1863.

The house was completely restored in 2005 adding a new addition that houses a large modern kitchen, and 3 full baths (over 3,800 sq. ft). The house has all the modern conveniences to stay connected including, direct TV and wireless internet (best available in Madison County but it is not city speed and is not unlimited so we request you download videos prior to visit and not conduct gaming during stay). The home has maintained its unique historical charm to include its wide hickory planked floors, log cabin rooms with stone fireplaces, and hand crafted wood work throughout the home. One of Washington's top interior decorators designed the home specifically with the idea of group/family use. The house even offers a 'pub' room that's great to enjoy a drink while playing darts or cards after a hard day of outdoor activities such as: climbing Old Rag MT (the most spectacular hike in VA) or hiking White Oak Canyon to see its impressive upper and lower waterfalls, both parking lots are approximately 7 miles from the house both located in Shenandoah National Park. Whippoorwill Manor Farm is just minutes from Graves Mountain Lodge and both Prince Michel, Sharp Rock and DuCard Vineyards.


It is a wonderful place for family vacations and reunions as well as a quiet retreat for business strategy development and/or executive team building events. An ideal setting for cooking out or hosting an outdoor/catered event. The grounds surrounding the house include the new Hops field with its vines growing on 12' trestles. Virginia was actually the Hops growing capital during the early colonial period of the country. The property is 15-20 minutes from the historic towns of Culpepper, Madison and Sperryville, ideal for shopping and quality restaurants. Additionally, it serves as a perfect home vacation site to explore the many historic landmarks of the Shenandoah Valley and its vast natural beauty.

Our objective is to treat our guests the same as we would our extended family/friends that come and visit the farm. Therefore, our goal is to allow you to walk in and find the important essentials to get you started. The farm provides the following: linens, towels, blankets, essential paper products, cleaning supplies, some laundry detergent, coffee, spices and condiments (no guaranteed stock), charcoal, lighter fluid and wood for fire place (some local cabins charge $40.00 just for the firewood). There is also a 25 pound a day ice maker. To assist in keeping the cleaning modest, you will need to the sheets on the bed. Covers and blankets are on the beds with its sheets folded at the base. Finally, our Caretakers (Bill and Delores) live nearby and are available to personally address any concerns or questions you may have.

Come enjoy this truly unique and beautiful property for a peaceful and fun vacation or come with a group of friends for a long weekend to hike, bike, and enjoy each other with a number of local attractions and activities. On the property, there are a number of activities to enjoy such as volleyball and horseshoes along with a great skeet shooting area, a mechanical thrower is available that guests may use (guests responsible for clean up). In the evenings, the fire pit is a wonderful place to tell stories and share experiences year round. In the large field above the house fireworks are permitted as well (guests responsible for clean up). There are very few opportunities to rent a place with so much charm with its old barns and well groomed fields all in a private setting which makes it both ideal and easy to host a week or weekend getaway with family and/or friends. The farm has an outdoor sauna (dry) in the back yard and can be enjoyed year round. The house has a full back up generator in the event power is lost so your stay will not be disrupted if a major storm strikes.

The owners have great connections with local Civil War Historians, musicians and even a terrific private chef that can be engaged to visit the farm during your stay. Chef Aubree can work with you on a custom menu or has fixed course menus that she can prepare for your group. She can also augment your group as direct support by the hour. Many have had her prepare the dinner and next day's breakfast and lunch

The farm can be enjoyed year round. The owners really like being at the farm during the winter months as the Mid Atlantic usually has fairly mild winters so during the day it's warm enough to be outside and hike without the bugs and thorn bushes scratching you and you come back at night and enjoy huddling around the fireplaces at night. During the winter months, the owners will provide a full refund if one of those rare snow storms hit the area and prevent safe travel.

For cycling enthusiasts from other parts of the country, the mountain scenery coupled with the quiet, safe, country roads are a national treasure to be experienced. The very popular Tour de Madison Bike Ride (held in mid-May every year), and the ride enjoys national statere. The Tour is not a race, but rather designed as a wonderful way to see the great scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have routes for the entire family; you can choose between 16, 40, and 62 miles along country roads. If you can't make the actual weekend, the owner will provide you with the specific routes of the Tour so can enjoy them during your stay. Your group could even do a different 'century' every day for a week and beyond the initial few miles leaving/returning to the house; you will not have to cover the same ground twice! The owners even several mountain and road bikes available for your use, both male and female bikes.

Hosting "Events" are done by exception and involve additional fees and usually require renting of port a john and tent depending on the size of the group. For weddings it requires a "3 Day" minimum rental as tent and port a John rentals won't pick up until Monday. Additionally, special event insurance must be purchased. For weddings, Whippoorwill Manor Farm requires a minimum of day-of-coordination assistance with the wedding coordinators of "Girls from Main Street," located in Culpepper. They offer a variety of levels of support from the minimum oversight of use of the farm for the wedding to comprehensive full-service event planning. We will connect you with Jessica you can provide you options and rates for their services beyond the rental.


Please go to the 'link to more information' section below for more detailed information on Whippoorwill Manor Farm from its own website. Be sure to read 'Three Splendid Days' for great ideas to explore the local area. The site has links to all the major attractions in nearby.

Keywords: Historic farm home with log cabin section, private retreat on 110 secluded acres with a HOP field, private mountain biking trails- ideal family reunion, hiking, active lifestyles

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 14-18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Downstairs bedroom, portable crib is available...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Upstairs - Yellow room, also room for inflatable beds ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Upstairs, Green Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 double, 2 twin/ single, 3 bunk bed

    Upstaris, The famous bunk room, sleeps 6...moreless

  • Sunroom: 1 king

    Downstairs, comfort sleeper is a regular bed, no springs...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 4 twin/ single

    Brown room, own stairs, sleeps 4 or a couple comfort sleeper...moreless

  • King size beds (3) one king bed is in the Sunroom and is a Comfort Sleeper which has a solid wood support base underneath the mattress, eliminating the metal bars associated with normal pull outs, Queen size Beds (1) located in the downstairs bedroom, Double Beds (4) There are two double sized bunk beds located in the bunk room, Twin or Single Beds (4) There are two single beds in the upstairs brown room, each with a separate pull out single bed.Additionally, the brown room has a queen sized comfort sleeper sofa thereby providing another couple room, Bunk Beds (1) Located in the bunk room...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    There is an observation deck behind the house up along the tree line which provides a great view of the valley. The property does not have any an immediate homes to that compete with the nature...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens placed on end of beds, guests will need to put sheets on their beds....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

    GE Profile 30 inch Double Wall Oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    five burner gourmet range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    There are a variety of men's and women's bikes available for use both rode and mountain....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Have great cedar sit down dining table outside...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    The old tool shed behind the house was converted into a dry sauna in 2013 which can seat 4 and room enough to lay down to enjoy a relaxing session especially after a tough hike or bike ride....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$395 $470
Fri, Sat
$2,475 $5,975

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $145 + tax
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

Holiday weekends min stay 3 days. Modest fee for numbers over 10 people staying, $20 per person extra per day, Children under 6 and infants are not charged as long as there is an equal number of adults. The total allowed for house which is 18 persons;

Special events with rental by exception, extra fees and conditions apply. Rental dates for an event must include set up dates prior and post event clean up and pick up dates. Most local tent and Port a Potty companies do not pick up on Sunday which then requires extending rental until Monday or Tuesday depending on the company.

Pet fee is $30 a day, per pet.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlottesville
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
Culpepper
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I95
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Madison Inn
44 Miles
Nearest Ski
Massanutten

Car: Necessary

Over four miles on hiking and mountain biking trails on the property to include a trail that leads to the second highest point in Madison County with a great view of Old Rag Mountain.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: I'm Eric co-owner of Whippoorwill Manor Farm which part of it has been in our family since 1950. I've traveled to over 125 countries and all the states but believe that this is one of the most beautiful places on earth in a region full of great American history. We strive hard to maintain a park like atmosphere of the home and property. Our friends and extended family love to spend time together here as there is so much to do year round. You never need to leave the property. The farm also grows hops used by local craft brewers. A sample is provided for your enjoyment, my motto, beer not wine!

Why the Owner Chose Madison, VA, USA:
Our family has been enjoying this area since my grandparents purchased the adjacent farm in 1950. In 1980 our father purchased this property and began working his dream to create a 'park like atmosphere' for his family and friends to enjoy. All the barns and buildings were refurbished in the 1990's, and finally in 2004, he began the complete renovation of the farm house. A new wing was added for the baths and the kitchen as prior to this time the house had no running water.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Despite the dramatic growth of the Washington metro area and the expansion of the suburbs, this property remains as quiet and beautiful a place as it was 50 years ago and yet it is only on average 1.5 hours from Washington DC. We are avid hikers and cyclists and we believe there is no better venue for enjoying both in the entire mid-Atlantic region.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • Spacious and modern five bedroom home that maintains its historic charm

    Spacious and modern five bedroom home that maintains its historic charm

  • Great outdoor grilling- dining and party space in back

    Great outdoor grilling- dining and party space in back

  • Modern spacious gourmet kitchen with double oven and natural gas range.

    Modern spacious gourmet kitchen with double oven and natural gas range.

  • Pub Room equipped with dart board and card table

    Pub Room equipped with dart board and card table

  • Cozy downstairs bedroom located the restored log cabin section of the house

    Cozy downstairs bedroom located the restored log cabin section of the house

  • Another upstairs bedroom also with king sized bed for couple and a small child

    Another upstairs bedroom also with king sized bed for couple and a small child

  • Own stairway to room, pullout twins under each bed, a sleeper sofa for a couple

    Own stairway to room, pullout twins under each bed, a sleeper sofa for a couple

  • The perfect spot to have your first cup of coffee in the morning

    The perfect spot to have your first cup of coffee in the morning

  • German style Biergarten in its natural setting!

    German style Biergarten in its natural setting!

  • Refreshing modern sauna after long day of hiking or riding.

    Refreshing modern sauna after long day of hiking or riding.

  • Private Chef Aubree cooking up one of her local gourmet dinners for guests

    Private Chef Aubree cooking up one of her local gourmet dinners for guests

  • The crew after the annual Hop harvest in August next into a local craft brew

    The crew after the annual Hop harvest in August next into a local craft brew

  • The new addition to the left is seamless, great outdoor entertaining/dining

    The new addition to the left is seamless, great outdoor entertaining/dining

  • Kitchen table that seats 10, 12 if you double up at the ends!

    Kitchen table that seats 10, 12 if you double up at the ends!

  • The media room that can sit all. Operational fireplace for the winter months.

    The media room that can sit all. Operational fireplace for the winter months.

  • The Sunroom closes off for another bedroom with a great comfort sleeper sofa

    The Sunroom closes off for another bedroom with a great comfort sleeper sofa

  • Upstairs bedroom with great views of front and  back, notice barn in wind

    Upstairs bedroom with great views of front and back, notice barn in wind

  • The "Bunk Room", huge upstaris bedroom with double bunk beds and TV

    The "Bunk Room", huge upstaris bedroom with double bunk beds and TV

  • Upstairs full modern bathrooms, downstairs has full bath and laundry

    Upstairs full modern bathrooms, downstairs has full bath and laundry

  • Mud room is perfect place to set up drinks etc, transition space to outside

    Mud room is perfect place to set up drinks etc, transition space to outside

  • Sauna and refreshing  Outdoor shower

    Sauna and refreshing Outdoor shower

  • The fire pit is popular with all and all times of the year!

    The fire pit is popular with all and all times of the year!

  • The observation deck behind the house on the tree line is a great place to enjoy

    The observation deck behind the house on the tree line is a great place to enjoy

  • Over 200 years ago, the founder created  an ideal farm setting!

    Over 200 years ago, the founder created an ideal farm setting!

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 27, 2016

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