Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse

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Sunset View Over Old Rag Mountain from Front Porch


Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Chestnut Oak Farm is a luxurious western-style lodge retreat on a 90 acre horse farm near the base of Old Rag Mountain. The lodge was constructed in 2009 using granite blocks from the farm and huge Virginia pine logs in a western style of rustic elegance. The lodge is surrounded by decks and porches to take in the magnificent view over Hidden Valley, Old Rag Mountain, the farm's twin ponds, and the horses grazing in the fields. The lodge is equipped with a Chef's Kitchen, huge dining room (we have seated sixteen), double-sided fireplace, baby grand piano, screened porch, and covered porch. The main lodge house has three Master Bedrooms, and two other large bedrooms with a shared bath. Downstairs is a walkout game room with foosball, ping pong, bar, and a fire pit/movie pit with 52' screen TV. The outdoor 8 person hot tub is steps away, overlooking the pond.

150 feet down the hill below the pond is the 'Guest' Treehouse. The treehouse is a cedar sided two level cabin-style house which sleeps six, with full bath and kitchen--and an optional fire pole exit for the adventurous. This treetop aerie has to be seen to be believed!

The farm has a small herd of horses, two alpacas (Mike and Ike), and a growing assortment of other farm animals including peacocks. We have hiking trails on the property. A fantastic network of both gravel and paved roads fans out from the farm for incredible short and long distanced cycling routes. Or you can leave the farm to hike the incredible local trails or fish the local streams, or visit some of the local wineries or organic farms. We are 35 miles from Charlottsville, and 82 miles from Washington DC.

Caretakers live onsite and can help out with questions, firewood, directions, and even with provisioning if desired. They are happy to arrange spectacular custom-guided trail rides from a local stable in the surrounding mountains--even overnight camping trips.

Keywords: Farm, Horsefarm, Estate

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Kid heaven....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Upstairs (Mail Level)has one MBR wwhich is partially accessible at grade--bathroom and shower doors not full wheelchair width....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please smoke outdoors....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome, ours love the place....moreless

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Bedroom 5


  • Bedroom 6


  • Sleeping Porch


  • King size beds (1) 2 King Beds, Queen size Beds (1) One Queen Bed, Double Beds (1) One double bed in Bedroom #5, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in Bedroom #4. Two twin beds in treehouse upper level., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Two sets of bunk beds in the treehouse main level...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Barn with 4 stalls, tackroom, hay loft and indoor climbing wall. Vegetable gardens, small stream, lots of hiking opportunities located on the property....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library:

    Sampling of CD's s available including bluegrass, jazz, classical, pop, rock music. Whole house is wired for sound....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library:

    Sampling of kid and family DVD's is available....moreless


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    View of two ponds located on the farm--one close to the house, one down the hill....moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Dining area features double sided fireplace, backs to chef's kitchen. Main dining table seats 10 and can add second table to seat 16. Additional dining tables on screen porch and on covered porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Geothermal Heating and Cooling...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    Single computer available, wifi also....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are optional....moreless

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

    Extra large capacity Washer and Dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Hughesnet WIFI system in main house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Two large fireplaces (one is double-sided) with ample firewood....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    Optional gourmet catering can be provided. Some provisioning services optional also....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Krupp Coffeemaker, coffee grinder and latte frothed....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Chef's gourmet quality pots and pans. Electric smoker located just outside of kitchen....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two full sets of dishes and chef's quality utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) Two stainless steel quiet dishwashers....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Chef's kitchen in main house with 6 burner cooktop, dbl. oven, 2 dw's and icemaker. Gourmet pots and pans and spices for Bbq, Italian, continental cuisines. Small kitchen in the treehouse....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Stainless programmable microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    Double wall-mounted oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Chef's kitchen quality items with stocked pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless side-by side with icemaker. Additional capacity available in basement freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Six burner gas stovetop in kitchen island....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster, waffle maker and crepe pan....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Front wraparound porch w/incredible Blue Ridge view has two glass top tables with seating for 10....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Covered outdoor porch with picnic table and seating. Screen porch with dining table and seating for six. Front wraparound porch w/incredible Blue Ridge view....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    8 person hot tub next to house with fantastic view of Old Rag and upper farm pond....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500 $900
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning and Linen Renta $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • A

    Old Rag Mountain View on map

    Granite-topped Old Rag is one of best true summit hikes in the east coast. Rock climbing and bouldering opportunities abound on summit ridges, great labyrinthine ridge trail is very popular with kids.

  • B

    Whiteoak Canyon View on map

    Incredible hike along the seven waterfalls of Whiteoak Canyon. Great loop hike with Cedar Run Trail, or hike to Skyline Drive.

  • C

    Camp Hoover and Rapidan River View on map

    This area is very special old growth forest surrounding President Herbert Hoover's summer camp (precedent to Camp David). Great hiking and mountain biking. Excellent fly fishing for native brrok trout.

  • D

    Hughes River View on map

    Beautiful Meandering Stocked Trout Stream starts in the Shenandoah National Park near Nicholson Hollow, divides Madison County and Rappahannock County. Beautiful road biking opportunities abound in this valley between Nethers, Syria, Banco, Madison and Sperryville.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Our family has cherished this special farm since we bought in 1995. Since building the new house, we have shared it with numerous friends and families who come out to regroup, renew, and get inspired by the natural beauty of the place.

Why the Owner Chose Madison, VA, USA:
Most beautiful place we had ever seen in Virginia. We had been camping, hiking, climbing and biking in this area for years, and fell more in love with it every time we visited. We bought it to create a place for families to bond. Great place for family reunions and get-togethers.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
The area is uniquely rich in character. The edge of the Piedmont and the Blue Ridge is flush with beautiful organic farms, wineries, and incredible cycling and hiking. Great base to visit Charlottsville and Monticello (35 miles), Luray (30 miles), Skyline Drive (18 miles), Sperryville (12 miles), Little Washington (15 miles), Flint Hill (17 miles),Orange (15 miles) and to take advantage of countless small antique shops and artist galleries that are close by.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Sunset View Over Old Rag Mountain from Front Porch

    Sunset View Over Old Rag Mountain from Front Porch

  • View from the treehouse front yard

    View from the treehouse front yard

  • Lodge Entry Hall

    Lodge Entry Hall

  • Side porch in fall

    Side porch in fall

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom

    Upstairs Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom #2 (king bed)

    Master Bedroom #2 (king bed)

  • Eliza's Bedroom #4 (twin beds)

    Eliza's Bedroom #4 (twin beds)

  • Lodge Living Room (Fireplace Doubles as an Indoor Climbing Wall)

    Lodge Living Room (Fireplace Doubles as an Indoor Climbing Wall)

  • Lodge office

    Lodge office

  • Treehouse in late fall

    Treehouse in late fall

  • Treehouse main level

    Treehouse main level

  • Lodge in the Snow

    Lodge in the Snow

  • Lodge front, side porch and Old Rag Mountain

    Lodge front, side porch and Old Rag Mountain

  • Main entrance in fall

    Main entrance in fall

  • Lodge Side with Hot Tub, Screen Porch and Covered Porch

    Lodge Side with Hot Tub, Screen Porch and Covered Porch

  • Fire pit and upper pond

    Fire pit and upper pond

  • Game Room and Movie Room with Sunken Couch and Fire Pit--now has ping pong table

    Game Room and Movie Room with Sunken Couch and Fire Pit--now has ping pong table

  • Sarah's master bedroom #3 (queen bed)

    Sarah's master bedroom #3 (queen bed)

  • Lodge office, house stereo system

    Lodge office, house stereo system

  • Chimney ruins of the old cookhouse with barns, paddocks, and Lodge

    Chimney ruins of the old cookhouse with barns, paddocks, and Lodge

  • Sculpture


  • Treehouse front porch

    Treehouse front porch

  • Treehouse kitchen and view

    Treehouse kitchen and view

  • Lodge House in Snow

    Lodge House in Snow

VRBO #319986

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse

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