Castleton Farms is approximately 60 miles southwest of Washington, DC, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and only a few miles from the Shenandoah National Park. During select weekends, guests can attend world-class performing arts events at the Theatre House, presented by The Chateauville Foundation (founded and based on the property of Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban-Maazel). Many other attractions are available amidst the natural beauty of Rappahannock County.
In addition to a range for beautifully appointed accommodations, Castleton Farms offers a separate pool/spa complex with a large heated swimming pool, Turkish steam room. Finnish sauna and table tennis, 2 lane bowling alley, 6 miles of private walking/running/biking trails through rolling pastures, outdoor tennis courts, several ponds with paddle boats and canoes, etc. Many other services, from guided hiking tours to massage, can be arranged.
One-of-a-Kind Country Estate: Twenty-five years of love and care have gone into creating a rural paradise at the Castleton Farms Retreat. Expanding out from the original 1850s Manor House, the property today encompasses a range of immaculate guest lodges, cottages and expansive private homes, spread discretely over 550 acres of rolling farmland.
Guests at the Castleton Farms Retreat may arrange to have access to the full amenities of the property, which include tennis courts; indoor and (seasonal) outdoor pools, bowling; spa facilities (sauna and steam room), 6 miles of paved paths for walking, jogging or biking, several fishing ponds, landscaped gardens, children's playground and a friendly menagerie, including llamas, emus, goats, chickens, pigs, donkeys, a zebra, a zonkey and a camel named Omar.
World-Class Performing Artists: Castleton Farms also plays host roughly twice a month to world-class performing arts events in its state-of-the-arts Theatre House. Plan your weekend escape to include a concert presented by The Chateauville Foundation and see some of the renowned names in classical music, world music, theatre and jazz.
We just spent a fantastic weekend with 25 friends and family at this rural getaway! Our group has been getting together for 24 years and I have been in search of such a great spot for many years! While this spot is definitely remote, there is lots to do once you are on the property. The Meadows House and the nearby cottages easily fit our group and had abundant large gathering areas, pool, tennis, hiking path, spa, etc.! The kitchen was immense and even had a walk in refrigerator! A big shout out to Connie and Paul who made sure we were well taken care of. We were even able to borrow bikes for our group bike ride near Culpeper. I am looking forward to many return trips for girls' getaways and for our 25th anniversary of our group get together. This is definitely a rare find!!
It's hard to describe this place in just one word but I'll say it is MAGNIFICENT!!!! I went with my high school friends for our yearly gathering. The property is absolutely gorgeous, serene, open air. You come back all refreshed and full of positive energy. There are several houses on the property. The one we rented is the Castleton Meadows House. It has its own private pool and is surrounded by rolling hills, mountains, and trees. The house itself is huge with lots of beds, big kitchen, dining room, living room, and plenty of bathrooms one can literally get lost. It’s furnished simply and is very group friendly. The property has a SPA with state of the art steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, dressing area, and lounge area with a ping-pong table. We spent half a day at the SPA and enjoyed the luxury immensely. In another building of the property, there is a theatre that seats 140 guests, and a highly sophisticated Bowling Alley. Farm animals are all around and you can see them grazing, sleeping, standing or just wanting to be petted. You can walk, bike, hike, drive, play tennis, swim, go horseback riding, or just sit and take in the view. The service – the owner is an absolutely delightful person and the staff very accommodating. The reservation process was very simple. We were provided with everything we asked for......no hassle. Even the check-in/out times were flexible (as long as there were no guests waiting to check in). As for food, we cooked our own since that was our preference. If you like to go out to eat there are a couple of places within 15-20 miles and serve really good food. About half an hour away around the main highway you’ll find a shopping center with food courts, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, etc. You can also request a private chef to cook for your group. All in all, we loved, loved, loved this place and will be going back again and again. We highly recommend it!!! Thank you for an unforgettable weekend Castleton Farm staff:>)
This property is a little unusual but overall it is a great experience. The house itself is set up for sleeping (many bedrooms) and eating..not a lot of common area exept a good sized kitchen and porch. But the property also included numerous fishing ponds, several outdoor pools and an incredible indoor pool facility including hot tub, sauna, steam room, ping pong table, etc. The property also has a bowling alley and lots of incredible animals. The staff is very kind and helpful. 550 acres of land...this is an incredible retreat. Please note that if you need to get any work done, there is no cellphone coverage and the wireless internet didn't work when we were there. But if you want to get away from it all, this is a one-of-a-kiind property. How many retreats include a zebra and a camel!?!
The property is nestled in the hills of Rappahannock County, treasured as one of Virginia's (and America's) most scenic locales. Castleton sits at the doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park, which has 32,000 acres in the county and provides ideal settings for fishing, hunting, horseback riding, hiking, camping and canoeing. The Appalachian Trail and Skyline Drive traverse the mountain crests are are easily accessible from the county, too.
The town of Washington, VA (the county seat) is well known for its Inn at Little Washington, which showcases a splendid gourmet restaurant attracting patrons from around the world. Antique shops, galleries and a number of restaurants featuring local produce also dot the nearby communities of Sperryville and Flint Hill.
Other Activities: bowling, swimming and relaxation