The cozy house and setting are ideal for a secluded getaway or a base to explore the surrounding valley attractions and venues. The house is located on an 86 acre working farm. It has 1/2 + mile of Shenandoah River frontage which is a 100 yard walk from the house. You can hear the water from the house on a calm day. The view from the house and yard are of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Massanutten Mountains to the west. Night time star gazing is excellent!
2+ Bedrooms, 1 Bath Home With Mountain Views East/west and River Frontage.
Forrest (ED) Louderback
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 22, 2019
About Forrest (ED) Louderback
Third generation owner, originally purchased by my grandfather in 1936. I grew up in Elkton.
Forrest (ED) Louderback purchased this Farmhouse in 1936
Why Forrest (ED) Louderback chose Elkton
Family home and getaway. Presently live on the west coast and come to Elkton several times a year.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
This part of the Shenandoah Vally is a unique and beautiful area during all seasons. The house is 16 miles from JMU and other Harrisonburg venues. Come for graduation weekend, football games and other college family events. Massenuttan 4 Seasons resort is 5 miles. Scenic Skyland Drive and the Appalachian Trail access north/south are 7 miles from the house. Golf, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, hiking and fishing are available in the area. The Shenandoah river is the eastern boundary of the property. Numerous golf courses are close by. Luray Caverns and antique car museum is 20 miles. Numerous wineries are located in the valley area for wine tasting and touring. Access to a multitude of historical homes, civil war battlefields sites and activities. The property is located 100 miles SW of Washington, DC. 100 miles west of Richmond and the same from Roanoke. Wineries: There are 5 + in the Shenandoah Valley area Golf Rockingham County Fairgrounds (lasts one week in August) (30 min) James Madison University Sports & Events (25 min) Historical Interests: Civil War Reenactment (usually the first weekend in October) (20 min) Monticello & the University of Virginia: Charlottesville (45 mins) Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Homestead. Alexandria: (2 Hours)
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Super clean. Has everything you need.
Probably the cleanest house I have rented so far. Well equipped. Super quiet. Close to Massanutten resort. Easy check out instructions.
We enjoyed our time here.
Peaceful and Convenient
Our family arrived Christmas Day and actually celebrated our Christmas at the farmhouse. Instructions were clear and arrival went seamlessly and all the basic needs were available. My husband and I went for sunrise walks with our dogs and the views were fabulous! Our teen boys enjoyed roaming the property and river (large and swift current). Our younger son enjoyed the loft beds off the second bedroom. We enjoyed a few days skiing at Massanutten Resort (poor snow conditions for our visit) and also visited Laura Caverns. While staying at the farmhouse you feel worlds away from everything but we were still able to find a great coffee shop, bakery, and several restaurants within a 5-10 min drive. If you like peace, quiet and wonderful scenery, this is your spot. We would definitely book again!
Home style, clean, safe, and affordable.
This is the first time for us to live in not a hotel for vacation. It was supprisingly amazing. We are two families with two little girls. We played at Massanatten ski in the day and went back to the house in the evening. It was just like going home everyday. We cooked and had dinner. The little ones played together by themselves and had a lot of fun. Adults kept talking until sleeping. And finally, the two little girls did not willing to go. We will consider this place or this kind of home for future travels.
Second visit just as wonderful!
This was our second stay at the farmhouse and hopefully not our last. The weather was quite cold, but the house is warm and cozy. Really appreciate all of the thoughtful details for travelers and how well-stocked the kitchen and bathrooms are. Our teenagers and dog love exploring and walking to the river. So peaceful to wake up and look out on the fields and the grazing cows. Great place for us to stay while visiting family in the area.
Great country escape
This is a hidden gem in the Shenandoah Valley for vacation rentals. Everything was neat and well appointed. Kitchen was very nice. The views are amazing especially at sunrise. Will definitely stay again.
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make our visitors want to return. Thank you.
Awesome getaway destination
Super clean, rural setting, remodeled farmhouse that is convenient to everything. Ten minutes to town (Elkton) for shopping and dining. Six miles or so from entrance to Skyline Drive and hiking/ sightseeing. Annnnnd the Shenandoah river is a short walk from the house. Easy access via US 81 and Va 33 to River Rd. House has 360° mountain views. Lastly, great wifi access along with big screen with sat/xfinity with movie channels(!). Thanks Forrest!
When staying at White Fawn Farm you have easy access to abundant recreational opportunities which can include canoeing, tubing and kayaking rentals nearby, numerous golf courses, tennis, miniature golf, horseback riding, go carts, hiking, antiquing, museums, wineries, dining, historic Towns, battlefields, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns and so much more.
The scenic Skyland Drive and the Appalachian Trail access are 7 miles from the house at Swift Run Gap.
Golf, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, hiking and fishing are available in the area. The South fork of the Shenandoah River is the eastern boundary of the property. Bring you poles and enjoy the .5 mile + frontage which is 100 yards from the house. You can contact Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg for guided fishing in the area.
Several golf courses are close by. They include Lakeview Golf Course, Heritage Oaks Golf Course, Spotswood Country Club, Massanuttan Resort, Packsaddle Ridge, Shenvalee.
Luray Caverns and antique car museum is 20 miles.
Numerous wineries are located in the valley area for wine tasting and touring.
Come skiing at Massanutten! The resort is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier snow resorts with over 3 million skiers and snowboarders having experienced the joy of their snow. Massanutten boasts 1,110 feet of vertical drop. If you ski, snowboard, snow tube or want to learn, Massanutten is the place to find the snow!
Come stay at White Fawn Farm and take advantage of the location to combine some of these activities and enjoy your stay in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia!Area Interests:
Dining: I recommend Ciro’s for Italian and Hank’s Smokehouse on Route 33 West for Cajun/BBQ, then El Paso in the town of Elkton for Mexican. Get the country feel of the area with a breakfast at C&S Diner on Old Spotswood Trail in Elkton or breakfast/lunch/dinner at Terrie’s, located west of Elkton on Old Spotswood Trail. For more selection and larger restaurants that have larger selections of alcohol, head to Harrisonburg, 20 min west on Route 33.
Skiing / Snowboarding / tubing: You can be on the slopes in 20 minutes; 14 trails open till 10 p.m. Tubing is also great family fun, but has to be booked one day ahead. If your younger children have never skied before, consider the Slope-sliders program at Massanutten; you can sign up by phone the day before. They have a staff that caters to getting kids outfitted properly and coached in the basics. It covers most of the day, including lunch. They also have similar snowboard classes. Parents generally have a much better time, when their kids 10 are enrolled in Slope sliders.
Horseback Riding: Woodstone Meadows (540) 289-6152 (20 minutes) and Keezelnutten Farm (540) 269-2227
Hiking: The house is 10 minutes from popular Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail access points. There are a great number and variety of hiking trails just a few miles away.
Caverns: Luray Caverns, a 35 minute drive, is a U.S. Natural Landmark, the largest and most popular in the east.
888-430-CAVE; Natural Chimneys: 888-430-CAMP
Large-scale Action Water Park – Summer – Massanutten Resort (20 mins.)
Public swimming: Shenandoah River and Campground on Rt. 33 (10 mins.)
Roller skating: Elkton on Rt. 33 (10 mins.) Cinemaplex: Harrisonburg (25 mins.)
Bowling: Harrisonburg (25 mins.)
Family River Activities / Canoes / Tubes / Fishing: The Shenandoah River has multiple public access points, several of which are right in Elkton. If you have two vehicles, it’s a nice “float” downriver to the 2nd access lot. Shenandoah River Adventures is a local facilities to rent canoes & tubes as needed in Shenandoah (3 miles downriver from the house). (1-888-403-722.) Several local fishing spots are accessible right from the Rt. 33 overpass bridge in Elkton. White Fawn Farm has direct frontage of over ½ mile of the river. Walk from the house and fly fish or spin fish for bass, perch and the occasional trout, (when water is still cool).
Antiques: There are several in downtown Elkton, and antique “malls” on both sides of Route 33 between Elkton and Harrisonburg (10 - 30 minutes). There are also signs along Route 33 for local flea markets.
Shenandoah Heritage Farmers Market: Old-fashioned Shenandoah Valley Home-made goods (25 minutes),
Fine Department Stores: Harrisonburg (25 minutes)
Finer Department Stores: Charlottesville (45 minutes) well worth the trip! If you are here and need to shop!
Also see Dayton Farmers Market
Primitive Folk Art: Route 33, next to Log Cabin Barbecue (10 min.)
Apple picking (Sept – Oct)
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Forrest Ed Louderback 6110 S Torrino Ct Spokane, WA. 99223 316-737-1420