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Beautifully Restored 200 Year-Old Farmhouse on 25 Acres

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 24)

The Wayside Center is a beautifully restored 200 year old farmhouse on 25 lush, river bottom acres in a lovely pastoral setting.


The top floor contains two bedrooms, one with a full and two twin beds, the other with a queen and two twin beds. These rooms are ideal for families and have sufficient space for a couple of sleeping pads each on the floor. Large shared bath with clawfoot tub on this floor.

The middle floor has a dormitory room with 4 custom bunk beds with maximum comfort and headroom. Also on this floor is the ADA accessible bathroom with shower


The ground floor has a dormitory style room with one full and seven twin beds. A half bath is adjacent.

Linens provided. Washing machine and dryer on site.


The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped to cook for a large group, including two wall-mounted convection ovens, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and a five-burner gas stove mounted in an island. We have all the large stock-pots, serving bowls, plates, silverware, etc. that you would need to cook for and serve a group of 24.

The dining room can easily accommodate 22. Just off the dining room is a large back deck for al fresco dining.


The main living room in the house seats 22 for a meeting, or can accommodate a musical performance. The library is lovely and cozy, with built in bookshelves. The 400+ sq. ft. deck provides an additional large lounging/meeting space and covered porches in both front and back has nooks and lovely views of fields and forest. The broad, flat meadow provides ample space for a large tent. We can coordinate tent rental or put you in touch with local rental agencies.


The top floor of the house has a full bath with claw tub and hand-held shower wand. The middle floor contains an accessible full bath with shower. The ground level floor has a half bath.


The house is equipped with wireless internet and a land-line with complementary local calling.


Our 25 acres of land includes substantial creek frontage and wooded hillsides for roaming. We have access to a lovely swimming hole, mostly waist-deep with a deeper area beneath a small cascading waterfall. The meadow provides ample space for field games. There is a stone fire circle and easy access to wood for bonfires. We are located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains so options for day-hikes are many. The James and Rockfish rivers are nearby for fishing, rafting, tubing and canoeing.


Our facility is ADA compliant with a concrete parking pad, sidewalk, wheelchair ramp and wheelchair accessible bathroom with appropriate fixtures and a shower chair.

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More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About The Owner

We are a small non-profit retreat center run by local, friendly folks.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why The Owner chose Virginia

Wayside is peaceful, secluded and ideal for personal or business retreats or special events. Renting the space enables us to offer this retreat space to other small groups and non profits in need of respite and community planning. Your support allows Wayside to work with groups who might otherwise not be able to afford time away from their day to day work.


Wayside is closely located to several vineyards, cider makers, and breweries. Conveniently close to Nelson County 151 which features breweries, vineyards, and a distillery. We are a 25 minute drive of historic downtown Charlottesville and the University of Virginia and within 30 minutes of Skyline Drive and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.


Faber Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No fires in fireplaces or any open flame in the house. Empty the kitchen trash into the large trash cans that are located just outside the kitchen.
  • No loud music outside after 10pm. Please do not take our linens or blankets outside.
  • Please put all furniture back in its original location & wash and put away all dishes.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs - toilet , tub , Clawfoot tub with hand held shower wand
    Middle floor - toilet , shower , ADA accessible shower with shower chair
    Downstairs - toilet , Next to dorm room and kitchen
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom with shared bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom with shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , 4 sets of bunk beds with ample head room on middle floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 7 twin/ single , Downstairs dorm style room with half bath adjacent
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (11), Bunk Beds (4)
  • Books
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
Clawfoot tub, swimming hole, trails, handicap accessible, ramp, handicap accessible bathroom


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Amazing home for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a better house for my large group labor day trip. House has eclectic and charming decor and furniture, PLENTY of seating and dining ware for 24+ people, and great shared spaces (e.g., two living rooms, outdoor deck, fire pit, indoor dining room and large kitchen). Just be aware that there is only one shower, but even that one works REALLY well. Deborah was courteous and responsive, so definitely worth a trip out to Faber!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This place was absolutely gorgeous and the perfect place to hold my sister's bachelorette party. The house was great and the property was even better. The owner was extremely accommodating and helped us with anything we needed. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of signed rental agreement and 50% deposit. Balance due upon arrival.

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.

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