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!
- Farmhouse1150 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2+ Bedrooms, 1 Bath Home With Mountain Views East/west and River Frontage.
Forrest (ED) Louderback
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- Jul 21, 2018
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)
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely house in a great location
We really enjoyed our stay at the Farmhouse. The house was stocked with everything we needed and had tons of character and charm. Everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The location has great access to the National Park, restaurants, and caves, but still feels remote and peaceful. We enjoyed seeing the cows and walking through the pastures. Unfortunately, heavy rains meant that the river was too high and fast for fishing or swimming. We were initially concerned when we realized that there was no air conditioning, but it was never an issue. The ceiling fans and cool mountain evenings kept everything very comfortable!
Clean. Modern (very nice appliances and tech) with a cozy old-fashion feel. Mountain air!!
Everything we needed. With fans at night we did not miss the air conditioning. Not at all! This is our second visit here, but last time we brought the grandchildren and went to caverns and other activities. This time it was just a get away for the two of us.
Even though the hubby had hoped to fish the Shenandoah (very short and pleasant walk to this historic river), the high waters after days of rain were not cooperative.
So we cooked our meals mostly together, and I enjoyed catching up on some writing and completed two jigsaw puzzles. He watched some of his favorite TV shows and midday napping
Of course there is always morning coffee on the front porch and watching the 12 calves running and jumping. So peaceful. We both have busy busy week-day jobs and we just wanted a quiet, beautiful place to chill. And we did just that!
Cute house. Great view. Close to attractions.
The house is adorable and the owner is super responsive. The house has a great view is the mountains from all around. The house is fully loaded with supplies.
Lovely country getaway!
My friends and I really enjoyed our stay here! We rented this location to be close to the Massanutten ski resort and found it super close and easy to travel back and forth from. The house itself is very cozy and even though it was quite chilly that weekend the house warmed up very quickly and became nice and toasty :) We loved that the kitchen was so modern and had everything we needed and that the rest of the house maintained that nice rustic vibe. There's also notes from the owner about cool things to do (like finding arrow heads!) around the house/ land. The owner himself was very kind and helpful in responding to all my questions and so quickly too! All in all, we would definitely recommend this place and would love to stay here again in the future! (also loved that they are pet friendly!!)
A wonderful home - spotlessly clean - gorgeous setting
What a wonderful place! Like others, we hope to come back and stay here again. Truly a beautiful setting. My husband and kids (15 and 12) stayed here over Christmas while visiting relatives in Harrisonburg. It was bitterly cold outside but lovely and warm inside. The home is spotlessly clean. There are plenty of extra sheets, blankets, and towels. The kitchen was very well-stocked, and there are lots of thoughtful touches throughout the house that are great for travelers. We bundled up and loved walking on the farm and along the riverbank. A great Christmas memory! Thank you, Forrest, for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Cozy Family Weekend
My husband, kids (ages 7 and 4), and I had a wonderful time here! It is very comfortable right away. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook the food we brought. Our family enjoyed playing board games in the living room and watching movies on the tv using our own Netflix and Hulu accounts. It was a COLD New Year's weekend (low of 6 degrees), but we all bundled up and trekked down to the river. Our kids were excited to see the frozen river and loved throwing rocks to try and break the ice. My husband and I were envisioning how nice it would be to come back in warmer weather. The kids also enjoyed running around the big yard - again, this is going to be great in the spring/summer when we can sit on the cute porch with a glass of wine.
All of the beds were nice and comfortable and we had plenty of bedding to keep warm. The kids had a super fun time sleeping in the cubby/hideout beds which were surprisingly sturdy. The one tiny note was that the kids closet/room was colder than the rest of the house. A little space heater would have been nice to take the chill off right before bedtime, but my kids never complained about being cold, just me.
It was a short drive into Elkton where we went for dinner one evening. We did not know much about skiing or the indoor waterpark at Massanutten prior to our trip, but this would be a great place to stay if we ever return to enjoy those activities. It is also a short 30 minute drive to Luray Caverns which we went to on the way home. Our whole family enjoyed the caverns. I highly recommend this comfortable farmhouse for any nice stay any time of year.
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.) Artisans. Seasonal: Apple picking (Sept – Oct) Wineries: http://www.virginiawines.org
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