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Linwood Home -1800's Secluded Farmhouse located at the base of Garr Mountain.

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath farmhouse on 100+ acres, nearest neighbor 1/2 mile away

Remodeled in 2014. 1800's farmhouse located in Madison County, Virginia. Sleeps 9. Three new bathrooms and a kitchen. All Beds have new mattresses in 2014. Master Bedroom (1-King) first floor has full bathroom with a walk in shower for two. Three bedrooms upstairs (1-Full, 1-Queen, 3-Twins) Two full baths upstairs(1- Bath/Shower, 1-Shower). Pack n Play for babies and toddlers. High chair. Baby Gate. Baby Monitor. Some toys. Kitchen has new appliances and is stocked. Kitchen seats 6 (4-table, 2-bar). Dining Area seats 6. Family Room has reclining leather sofa and loveseat. DVD player and 32' flat screen TV (only has local channels) Sun room seats 4. 5GB Hotspot WiFi in the home for internet. The front porch has four seats and a porch swing. Propane Grill. 2 benches and a chair at a table outside. Fire Pit and four chairs. The home is located at the base of Garr Mountain on the eastern side. The sun sets about an hour early.

Enjoy the peacefulness of this property. Enjoy hiking the deer trails on the property, hike to the top of the mountain and enjoy the views, explore the small streams on the property. Property has many black walnut trees. Animals seen on the property - Angus Cow, Deer, Wild Turkey, Black Bear, Squirrel, Fox, Coyote, Ground Hog, Bald Eagle. Bring your bike and ride the country roads.

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Jan Henshaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Jan Henshaw

I was born and raised in Madison County. I have worked at my family's business for 20+ years as the bookkeeper and secretary. I also help with the family beef farm that surrounds the property and manage the Linwood Home. I have been married for 11 years. We have two children.

Jan Henshaw purchased this farmhouse in 1987

Why Jan Henshaw chose Virginia

The home was purchased in 1987. In 2006 it was sold for retirement. The property went into foreclosure and my family was able to obtained the property in 2012. We decided to make the home a vacation rental because we enjoy escaping to the property and we feel that others will too. We are continuing to make improvements to the property.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Linwood Home is a peaceful and relaxing escape from today's fast pace. The only sounds you will hear are the birds and wildlife. Enjoy gazing at the stars at night. Grab a book and read on the front porch swing. Sleep peacefully while the rain hits the tin roof.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful and it has everything you need.(the kitchen is amazing well equipped. It felt like home! All the rooms are very clean , new and bigger than they look in the pictures. The outside porch has a swing and amazing views. We arrived on freezing Friday night and It was super nice because the house was warm and Jan left a welcome note and a pumpkin cake :) She was very nice from the beginning, helping us find plans for the weekend and giving us tips to make the most of the house. The area is great; Shenandoah is very close if you like hiking,you can see a lot of different animals! If you come from a city, you will be pleased with the beautiful environment, the mountains and the fresh air, it is worthy! We are looking forward to come back in summer and try the barbecue! :)
Feb 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Linwood Home -1800's Secluded Farmhouse located at the base of Garr Mountain.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Quiet, cozy home for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cozy home. It had everything you could need to make your stay comfortable - even if you plan on cooking all your meals. :) The house is very clean and the grounds are very well kept. We were very comfortable staying here (our party included 8 adults) with enough space for everyone to spread out. Communication with the owners was seamless. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a place to getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cabin is perfect for a weekend getaway. This was hands down the cleanest cabin we’ve ever stayed at in our travels. The cabin is equipped with everything you could possibly need. 

Jan, the owner, was so thoughtful and left us tons of information on things to do around the area; she even left a pumpkin roll in the fridge along with water bottles and plenty of firewood. 

The cabin was spacious, neat, and the rooms and baths are large. Beautiful surroundings and although it is a bit secluded, it has easy access to the local grocery store. We definitely recommend this home and hope to come back again.

Thanks, Jan, for being an excellent host.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic gem of a home! Situated in the midst of trees at the end of a long, curvy drive. Our family of 9 enjoyed the tranquility and seclusion, while at the same time being just a handful of miles from the grocery store and main road. Madison was a great location to use as a base for daily excursions. We stayed 7 nights and made trips to Shenandoah National Park (just 30 minutes to one of the entrance points) and were delighted to see a few black bear :-) We also took day trips to Mount Vernon, DC and Monticello.

Jan and family were very friendly and accommodating, taking great care of their guests and the property. They gave us such a wonderful impression of Virginian hospitality. We would love to return again someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristyn it was so nice to host you all and it was wonderful meeting you. Your family is beautiful. Thank you for the lovely review. I do hope you visit again & if we are in your area we will stop by. :)
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Linwood Home! My son was getting married in Culpeper and we had family traveling from New York, Texas, Ohio, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania to the wedding. I wanted to rent a place where everyone could gather. Everyone was very pleased and impressed with the Linwood Home! It was clean and extremely well stocked -- Jan does think of everything! My husband actually said we should plan a reunion there next summer! I only wish we had planned to stay a few more days -- we were so busy with the wedding that I didn't get to hike or enjoy the landscape as I would have liked to.....maybe the next time!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure speaking with you before your stay. My husband enjoyed the conversation when delivering wood for the fire pit. You were wonderful guests and I hope you stay again for your family reunion.
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this house! Secluded, peaceful, and surrounded by the sounds of nature. We were in the "neighborhood" for a wedding and had plenty of room for the 7 of us. The kitchen is well equipped and supplied with many extras like coffee and creamer etc. There was a delicious apple pie and some bottled water waiting for us in the refrigerator. The Food Lion is just a 5 minute drive away... so we made use of the kitchen and the outdoor grill. We even had s'mores cooked over the fire pit. The master bedroom is spacious and I loved the walk in shower.

Although secluded, with the aide of GPS and Jan's directions, we drove right to the door. Everything was clean and cozy. I would highly recommend this house to anyone staying in this area. My only regret is that I didn't have more time to explore the mountains and visit some on the wineries... Maybe next time. I would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. You were great guests and i do hope you visit again!
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Charming farmhouse getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My college roommates and I got together for a 30 year reunion last year and decided to make it a yearly event. Rather than stay at a hotel again, this year we decided a house would be more comfortable and rented Linwood Home for the weekend. What a fabulous place! It has retained the charm and quirkiness of an old historic farmhouse, yet was modern, clean (spotless) and extremely comfortable.

Jan was easy to work with and gave us all the info we needed - and the house had absolutely everything - so well equipped! We thoroughly enjoyed the fire pit one evening (complete with wood and skewers for roasting marshmallows), the kitchen had everything we needed for a multiple feasts, and Jan even left us bottles of water and an apple pie in the frig!

I was a little worried about how hot it was going to be. I knew the house had AC in the bedrooms but thought just the upstairs would be cool and downstairs would be hot and humid and stuffy. But - it wasn't the case at all. The central air from the entire upstairs and the downstairs bedroom kept the rest of the house cool and very comfortable (set at 72), and there were also fans in all the rooms if needed. It was very comfortable on a hot June Virginia weekend.

One thing I look for and am very aware of, since my husband is in a wheelchair (he did not come with us) is how accessible places are where I stay. I was impressed that the side door had no steps and would be easy for a wheelchair user to get in and out (although please note, the driveway is gravel). The first floor bedroom was huge with a very recently (and nicely) remodeled bathroom with a shower big enough to use as a roll in shower, as well as lever doorhandles. The only thing that would have been an issue at all was that the kitchen table was up one step and the dining table was a high table, so dining at a table would be difficult (although that wouldn't be a really big deal). So, although I don't think this house is advertised as being wheelchair friendly - it really is - in case anyone is looking for that information.

We really wish we would have had more time to explore the area and enjoy the property - it's secluded and peaceful and just a lovely home, quite a gem. I would not hesitate to stay here again and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a perfect and peaceful getaway. Thank you Jan!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful review. It is a very helpful review for other guests! Come back and visit Madison again!
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Nearest Airport
24.7 Miles
(CHO) Charlottesville, VA
Nearest Barpub
3.6 Miles
Pig N' Steak
Nearest Golf
15.1 Miles
Green Hills Club
Nearest Train
21.1 Miles
Amtrak Station - Culpeper (CLP)
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
North Blue Ridge Turnpike (231 North)
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Mountaineer Cafe, Pig N Steak, Madison Inn, Deli
Nearest Ski
38.7 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
41.7 Miles
Lake Anna State Park
Car: necessary

In the heart of Virginia, where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet gently rolling hills lies The Virginia Piedmont. A region rich in natural beauty, American history, farmlands, quaint towns and inns, wineries and fine dining, the Piedmont is less than an hour’s drive from Northern Virginia/Washington D.C., Fredericksburg or Charlottesville.

Follow scenic roads through expanses of farmland, orchards and horse farms bordered by centuries-old stone fences. Walk the main streets of the region’s historic towns and villages, and explore the restaurants, from casual to elegant, the galleries, antique shops and other stores. Sample Virginia’s award-winning wines at the many vineyards of the region. Early Mountain, DuCard, and Prince Michael Vineyard are all within ten minutes of Linwood Home.

Visit the Shenandoah National Park. Hike the White Oak Canyon Falls and Old Rag Mountain. (only a 20 minute drive)

Relive American history as you walk the trails of Civil War battlefields, visit the home and 2,700 acre estate of President James Madison in Orange County and visit numerous other historic sites.

Bring your canoe enjoy the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers or enjoy a leisurely afternoon of fishing on the Rose or Robinson.


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Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 5.0%

This home is non smoking but you may smoke outside as long as cigarette butts are properly disposed of. You must be 25 years of age to rent this property. Linens provided at no additional cost. 5% Occupancy Tax and Cleaning fee of $100 will be added. No security deposit required.

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Robertson Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 (Upstairs) - toilet , shower , This bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom with the 3 twins
    Bathroom 2 (Upstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs in hall
    Bathroom - Master Bath (Downstairs) - toilet , shower , Walk in shower for two, bathroom adjacent to the master bed
  • Bathrooms remodeled in 2014
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom - Master Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Downstairs, Pack N Play for Baby or Toddler
  • All Bedrooms are air conditioned and have electric baseboard heat. A pack n play with a sheet is available for babies and toddlers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
20 minute drive to hiking at Old Rag Mountain, White Oak Canyon Falls. 15 minute drive to Early Mountain Vineyard, Prince Michel Vineyard, DuCard Vineyard. 10 minute drive to the Farmer's Market on Sat. mornings at Hoover Ridge. Hoover Ridge also has hiking trails, picnic pavilion, Frisbee golf.

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