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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Brand New Upscale 2 BR, 1BA Barn Loft with Spectacular Views!

The Barn @ Cardinal Springs--Serenity and Adventure on 130 Private Acres!

Escape to the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains and experience the magic of Virginia country living in our brand new 2 bedroom Barn Loft. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a special place to celebrate, or a week-end retreat, you've come to just the right place!

Take advantage of all that nature has to offer by exploring our 130 acres of mountain forests, pastures, gardens, ponds, and historic structures. Watch the fireflies light up the starlit sky as you relax on the porch or on the magnificent covered dock. Hike our mountain trails. Swim, canoe, or fish in our fully stocked, 3 acre pond. Or roast marshmallows around the campfire and listen to nature's brilliant nighttime chorus!

Experience the amazing beauty of the surrounding countryside by visiting Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and 'Old Rag' Mountain only minutes away. Bike some of the most scenic country roads in the Mid-Atlantic region, visit award winning wineries, marvel at the Blue Ridge by horseback, and take home treasures from the many local art galleries and antique stores. If that isn't enough, expand your abilities with yoga lessons, art classes, and drumming circles. And, if relaxation is your primary goal, we will help you to arrange a massage, beauty treatment, or catering on the premises!

Enjoy the wide range of local dining options, from country bakeries, quaint diners, and gourmet eateries featuring local produce and meat, to world class dining at the Inn at Little Washington only 10 minutes away. If you'd rather prepare your own meals, you can do it in your modern, fully equipped kitchen featuring granite countertops and new cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Dining options on the farm range from picnics in the woods to romantic, candle lit meals on the dock or screened porch with views of the pond and the Blue Ridge.

Our new upscale Barn Loft features a modern kitchen with stainless appliances, soapstone counters, and slate floors opening into a great room with a Vermont Castings wood stove to keep you cozy in the winter. A large deck adds a very special outdoor room with magical views of the mountains, ponds, and pastures below. Two cozy bedrooms with queen and full beds welcome you after a day of hiking, swimming, or just relaxing. Ceiling fans in every room make the central air conditioning necessary only in the hottest days of summer. The Loft comes equipped with a laundry room and is easily accessible for those with physical limitations.

Finally, if you would like to fully experience rural life, you are welcome to help us with the many projects that farm living offers, from gardening to caring for our farm family of goats, horses, mules, chickens, ducks, guineas, cats, and dogs. We will make every effort to customize your stay so that your experience is memorable!

Friendly, well mannered, animal and people friendly pets are welcome. We are a non-smoking property.

Visit Cardinal Springs Farm on Facebook for additional photos and Listing 141702 for information about our historic Farmhouse. Special occasion packages--Wine Tasting, Birthday/Anniversary, Girls' Week-end, Yoga, and more, are available on request.

Keywords: Farm, Farm House, Cottage, Barn

More Details

Owner
Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray

Originally from Texas (Andrea) and California (Steve), we consider ourselves 'refugees' from the Washington, DC suburbs, where we lived and worked for 18 years. We first visited Rappahannock County in 2002 for a retreat, and immediately fell in love with the Blue Ridge and all the area has to offer. After several years of looking at real estate, we bought the historic 130 acre county 'Poor Farm' in 2002 and began an extensive remodeling of the old farm house and barn. We also added ponds, roads, a dock, fencing, an orchard, extensive flower and vegetable gardens, and animals (2 mules, 2 horses, 7 goats, 16 chickens, 2 dogs, 4 barn cats, with more planned!). In 2010, we moved to our new home on the farm--a Virginia farmhouse with a big wrap around porch. And in 2012, we restored the old chicken coop and added chickens to our little menagerie. We also completed work on a new barn that includes a new 'Barn Loft' to accommodate additional visitors. Our farm is our little slice of heaven, and we feel blessed to share it with those who stay with us!

Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray purchased this barn in 2004

Why Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray chose Northern Virginia

The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are one of the most beautiful places on earth to us! And Rappahannock County embodies values that we hold dear: close friends, strong sense of community, amazing commitment to conservation and stewardship of the earth, and a rural lifestyle that allows us stay in touch with ourselves and live our priorities. The area also has a vibrant arts community, world class hiking, excellent restaurants and inns, including the Inn at Little Washington, interesting shops and antique stores, and holistic medicine options. It is also close to Washington, DC and Charlottesville, Virginia, and a little over an hour to both Dulles and Washington Reagan airports. We could not think of a more ideal place to live and work!

What makes this barn unique

Our property is secluded, at the end of a lovely country lane only 5 minutes from the little town of Sperryville. It is a place where the star lit sky sparkles so clearly at night that you almost lose your breath in awe...where lush flower and vegetable gardens and views of the Blue Ridge feed our soul...where fish jump in the pond and the birds and frogs compete in a chorus...where the only sounds are those of nature. Our cozy, completely remodeled farmhouse provides an ideal place to relax and unwind, and our 130 acres of forest, pastures, and ponds provide endless hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, biking, and exploration opportunities. Our friendly farm animals will love and entertain you. If you are looking for a place to relax, unwind, and get away from it all, this is just the place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your hospitality over this extended Memorial Day week-end. We had a wonderful time relaxing, enjoying family, and getting to know all the friendly animals that share this beautiful farm with you. The Loft makes getting away to the outdoors a truly luxurious getaway too! Everything was wonderful and we will be back.
May 2013
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Amenities

Sperryville Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath with slate floors, all new. Tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Gorgeous views from both bedrooms. Sleeps 4 adults in beds. Can accommodate additional guests if young children and you bring bedding. If additional space is needed, we also rent our historic 2 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse. See VRBO.com/141702.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Farm animals: mules, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, guineas, cats, dogs, fish, and more! Fire pit for roasting marshmallows and evening enjoyment. Lush flower gardens, prolific vegetable and herb garden, four ponds, and historic significance as the Rappahannock County Poor Farm established in the 1800s to care for indigent women and children whose husbands and fathers did not return from the Civil War. We provide basic toiletries and hairdryers for guests. Group and private yoga available.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at the farm! Before we came there our teenager kid complained that her friends are vacationing in Europe and stuff, and we are going to feed goats :) In the end she was very happy with my choice and suggested we come back next year. There are plenty of things to do around if you like outdoors. We went to see caverns and hiked at Shenandoah NP. Views are breathtaking. It was a great pleasure to spend mornings and evenings around house just enjoying views, drinking coffee, reading and drawing at the deck. There are plenty of farm animals around, our smaller kids needed some time adjusting to them. In the end youngest 4yo had fun chasing after chicken around house. Oldest kid was waking up early in the morning to pet horses and draw pictures. One understandable downside is a total lack of infrastructure nearby. Whatever you want to go it will be at least 30 minutes away. Of course we come from suburbia and everything further than 10 minutes away is too far. There is no cell phone service anywhere around, and Internet is barely working. In a way both are good things. We spent there 4 days and I wish we stayed there longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Baltimore, MD
5

A perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

It's surreal how beautiful Andrea and Steve's farm is. My husband and I (and our dog) stayed here for a weekend and had such a wonderful time. Aside from taking in the incredible mountain views, there is so much to do! We enjoyed canoeing on the lake, exploring the grounds, interacting with all of the animals (which are all so friendly), roasting marshmallows over a fire, BBQing, and more. The barn loft itself is lovely and has everything you could need to make yourself at home. Andrea and Steve are so friendly and welcoming and let us borrow the few items we didn't think to pack. We got to see how the farm works and help out with the chickens and goats! The property is a short drive to Sperryville's restaurants and shops and from Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. All in all, this is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing getaway in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington
5

Retreat from the everyday

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Cardinal Springs since our son was a baby. We love it more every time. Wonderfully relaxing, beautiful, comfortable, and so much fun. Our son loved feeding the goats, collecting eggs, and helping around the barn. The pond was hours of fun. Sperryville is a neat little town. Priceless time spent here. Thank you Andrea and Steve!

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

The property is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation. The property is beautiful and the property owners were great. They showed us around the farm and we had a great time interacting with the animals, hiking, and fishing and swimming in the pond. Thank you for a great stay and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Perfect self-contained getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this beautiful farm. Hiking the property, swimming, fishing, paddle boarding on the pond, picking peaches and wild raspberries, feeding happy horses, goats, and chickens, collecting fresh eggs--this was a great opportunity for our city slicker kids to get a taste of farm life (minus all the hard work!). You can tell that Andrea and Steve love their home and are so happy to share it. The barn loft is a beautiful "upscale country" space. There's so much to do on the farm, just bring food and you wouldn't have to leave the property at all during your stay. We did go out to enjoy the county fireworks, Copper Fox Distillery (great tour and tasting!), Thornton Grill (best lamb chops, ever!) and the caverns at Luray. So much to do!! Thank you, Andrea and Steve--we had an amazing time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Six Stars!

  • 5 of 5

This place is off the rating scale. Absolutely, the place to stay in the Shenandoah Valley area. Beautiful mountain views, lake (swimming, fishing...), and all the animals a real plus. I made friends quickly with Willie the goat. He loves attention, but mostly crackers and bread! The loft is top-notch...very clean, comfortable beds, fully-stocked, deck (gorgeous sunset view), on and on. Can't say enough about the hospitality shown by Steve and Andrea. Truly wonderful people and we will be back. You will LOVE this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Washington Dulles (major) and Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Thornton River Grille
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sperryville
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Culpeper
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
VA 231 FT Valley Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Thornton River Grill and Rudy's Pizza

Yoga and other exercises classes are available 5 minutes from the farm and on site by request. Massage therapists will come to the house. The Inn at Little Washington is 10 minutes away, Old Rag 25 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

See VRBO listing 141702 for rental of historic Farmhouse on the property.
Extra $25 pp/per night each guest over 4, including children, but excluding infants.
Three night minimum on holiday week-ends and $285/nt. One night free with 7 night stay.

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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