The Farm Cottage is self contained with charming porches, centrally located to a multitude of things to do and offers an unequaled experience of the best of country living with all the creature comforts including a pool!
* sleeps 8 with 2.5 baths
* 2 BR w/Queen beds
* 1 BR with two twin beds
* Queen size pull out sofa in Great Room
* Sample Amenities include DirecTV, Gas Grill, Free
WIFI, bed and bath linens, firewood for campfire pit,
and use of the estate inground pool
* Rates per night: 1 night ($225/); 2-6 nights ($175/); 7 +
* Additional Fee: Cleaning Service Prorated by the # of
guests...One time fee for 1-4 ($50); 5-6($75) ; 7-8
Wineries, Ski Lodges, 4 Star Restaurants, Hiking or catching up on that long awaited best seller: the Farm is the place to be.
TRAVEL AND LEISURE magazine names CULPEPER one of 5 GREAT ESCAPES!!!
Looking for the perfect family vacation? Want to getaway from the hustle and bustle: girls' weekend, special anniversary? Come and enjoy wineries, 4 Star restaurants, historic sites, hiking, tubing on a river or simply reading a good book.
The farm sits a half mile off the road and encompassses 154 acres, but with the nearby farms and forests and you are surrounded by more thatn 600 hundred acres. You may see turkeys, deer, horses galloping behind the hounds, an awesome view of the Milky Way or an extraordinary sunrise.
Enjoy the excitment of nearby attractions, then return to a bit of paradise at the end of the day.
Family Adventure!: Camp out, roast marshmallows, explore the fields and woods, identify constellations stay on the deck and spot deer or turkey. It will be unforgettable. The greatest challenge will be getting everyone back in the car when it is time to leave.
Depending on the season, you can sled, hike, swim, fish, collect leaves or nuts, or a build a dam in the creek.
Nearby, you can hike Old Rag, swim in a mountain pool, ski at Wintergreen or Massanutten, or explore the Luray Caverns.
Perhaps an old fashioned Christmas holiday would be just the ticket.
Come and stay for a weekend or a month.
Enjoy the peaceful rhythm of the rural life. Read, walk, watch, sit, write, paint or just listen; like a miracle the stress will melt away.
It will be difficult to leave and we will gladly schedule your return.
Love History, Wineries and Fine Dining?: Use the cottage as your base and within a 50 mile drive in any direction the history of America will unfold.
Visit the Presidential homes of Jefferson, Monroe, and Madison, area Civil War Battlefields-Brandy Station, Wilderness, Fredericksburg- or quaint villages from another time- Little Washington, Sperryville or historic Culpeper.
How about museums? You will find them in Culpeper, Orange and Fredericksburg.
Wineries and 4 star restaurants abound in Culpeper, Madison, Rapahhannock and Orange Counties.
You will need at least two full days just to scratch the surface on these excursions. We can assist with links for times, directions and contact info.
We also offer the smaller Aunt Judy's House; please contact the owner for more info.
This was a great place to go for a nice quiet time... The pool was great. (salt water) the property was great, and most of all the host was wonderful! Zann is so full of knowledge, and her property is full of history! The house is in great shape, and although I was hoping to see a ghost, I didn't... The house has everything we needed, right down to paper plate mats... I would recommend this to anyone!
Our host Zann Nelson was the most wonderful person. She gave us alot of history of the property and was wonderful to conversate with. the house and property were amazing and we got to do alot at different places because of the central location the only bad part was leaving we cannot wait to go back next year
We have a family of five and really enjoyed our stay at the farm. The location and surroundings are simple, quiet, and beautiful. The kids loved the pool and running up and down the hills. We explored the many historic sites that were within an hours drive and even went to DC one day. It takes about an hour and a half (longer during rush hour). The house was clean and comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay. My daughter asked if we could come back next year!
We booked the property to spend Thanksgiving with our family who live in the nearby areas. We loved being all together in the house spending time with each other. The property is beautiful and we took family pictures using the old barns and surrounding areas as backdrops. I wish I had know that there had been pets in the property as my son has allergies. I think it is also helpful to know that the internet connection is not strong enough to steam or download anything, Zann did tells us that when she was showing us around the house. Zann was very helpful during our stay. The directions were great and we drove right to the property. It is a great rural setting if you are looking for a rustic get away.
We spent nearly three weeks at this property with 2 of our sons and my mom. Everyday was filled with adventure and fun, whether we traveled to see the sights or stayed on the farm and enjoyed the peace and beauty it offers. We had been there once before and knew then that six days was not long enough to enjoy all the farm and the area have to offer.
We spent July 4th at Monticello in Charlottesville, at the naturalization ceremony...which I highly recommend. We had a very long but fun-filled day in DC and made a few short road trips around to see various Civil War battlefields, which are of particular interest to our family as we have several ancestors who fought. We all enjoyed the pool and watching the cows. There was even the addition of a new calf while we were there. The view after reaching the top of the mountain is breathtaking and well worth the walk!
Zann is a gracious host, incredibly knowledgeable about local battles and the area in general, and a whiz with genealogy! She even spent time teaching my son how to clean and gut a fish which endeared her to him for life :)
We will most definitely return AGAIN...there's so much more to see and do!
After flying into Washington from England for our once in a lifetime family holiday we drove to the farmhouse( great directions).....Blown away by the location with the Blue Ridge Mountains and the lovely rural setting. We have both visited the US several times but this topped the biscuit. It was gorgeous!
Zan was lovely..she made this a home from home for us. The accommodation was spacious and superbly maintained and she was so welcoming to us as a family.
As we only booked at the last minute we could only stay for 3 nights and then moved on but we pooped back and saw Zan twice during our stay. If we ever are able we would love to go back.
I can only say that I recommend this property to anyone in the strongest possible terms and deft anyone to be disappointed.
Thanks Zahn - the house and you made our holiday. - James & Caroline plus the littlies!
At the farm, enjoy long walks, fishing, sledding, cookouts, night sky watching, wildlife viewing, croquet, reading and relaxing.
Nearby there are a multitude of possibilities including Historic sites (Montpelier, Ellwood Manor, Monticello, Civil War Battlefields); Natural sites (Skyline Drive, Old Rag - hiking), Big Meadows; Snow skiing/boarding (Wintergreen and Massanutten); Fine dining (several 4 Star restaurants in nearby Culpeper, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock); Winery tours (limitless), Shopping and golf.
Or maybe the plan is to come for Thanksgiving or Christmas and enjoy the simple life!
Other Activities: Wineries, fine dining, historic houses, battlefields, museums, scenic drives, tenting
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Pets: $50 Flat fee per pet. Accepted on a case by case basis must be pest free, house broken and child friendly.
Cleaning Fee is prorated by the # of guests 1-4 ($50); 1-6 ($75); 7-8 ($100) The cleaning fees are separate for The Cottage and Aunt Judy's Place.
Deposit: $100 non refundable required to reserve. Deposit is deducted from Balance
Personal check: (a minimum of 30 days prior to arrival)
Cash or Money Order
Credit Cards: Through PayPal: (PayPal adds a 3% transaction fee)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.