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110 ACRE RETREAT, RESTORED HISTORIC HOME/FARM NEAR OLD RAG MT

Eric Vollmecke

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Eric Vollmecke

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014
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110 ACRE RETREAT, RESTORED HISTORIC HOME/FARM NEAR OLD RAG MT

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 18 with four couples)

Whippoorwill Manor Farm is a destination by itself. It is very rare that one can rent their own farm for a week or even for a weekend. Many people have the desire to own a second house in the country to enjoy a selcuded environment with familiy and friends, but a farm is both expensive to purchase and maintain. Whippoorwill Manor Farm provides an unique opportunity to rent the experience of having one's own farm. The 110 arces with its miles of trails along with exploring the many restored barns provide the opportunity to enjoy a real connection back to the land and history of our country. The Hop field next to the home adds an additional ambience to the grounds. The historic but completely modernized home provides a year round setting to enjoy. The original part of the house (log cabin) dates back to the 1700's and is the second oldest structure in Madison County. During the Civil War, the Farm was used as a camp by the Confederacy on several occasions during the campaigns of 1862 and 1863.

The house was completely restored in 2005 adding a new addition that houses a large modern kitchen, and 3 full baths (over 3,800 sq ft). The house has all the modern conveniences including wireless internet (best available in Madison County but not city speed) and direct TV so you can stay connected, but the house has maintained its unique historical charm to include its wide hickory planked floors, log cabin rooms with stone fireplaces, and hand crafted wood work throughout the home. One of Washington's top interior decorators designed the home specifically with the idea of group/family use. All new beds and furiture purchased in early 2010. The house even offers a 'pub' room that's great to enjoy a drink while playing darts or cards after a hard day of outdoor activities such as: climbing Old Rag Mtn (the most spectacular hike in VA) or hiking White Oak Canyon to see its impressive upper and lower waterfalls, both parking lots are approximately 7 miles from the house both located in Shenandoah National Park. Also just minutes from Graves Mountain Lodge and both Prince Michel, Sharp Rock and DuCard Vineyards.

For cycling enthusiasts from other parts of the country, the mountain scenery coupled with the quiet, safe, country roads are a national treasure to be experienced. The very popular Tour de Madison Bike Ride (held in mid May every year) , and the ride enjoys national statue. The Tour is not a race, but rather designed as a wonderful way to see the great scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. They have routes for the entire family; you can choose between 16, 40, and 62 miles along country roads. If you can't make the actual weekend, the owner will provide you with the specific routes of the Tour so can enjoy during your stay. Your group could even do a different 'century' everyday for a week and beyond the initial few miles leaving/returning to the house, you will not have to cover the same ground twice! The owners even have several mountain and road bikes available for your use, both male and female bikes.

It is a wonderful place for family vacations and reunions as well as a quiet retreat for business strategy development and/or executive team building events. An ideal setting for cooking out or even hosting an outdoor/catered event and grounds surrounding the house to include the new Hop field with its vines growing on 12' trestles. Virginia was actually the Hop growing capital during the early colonial period of the country. The property is 15-20 minutes from the historic towns of Culpepper, Madison and Sperryville for shopping and quality restaurants. Additionally, it serves as a perfect home vacation site to explore the many historic landmarks of the Shenandoah Valley and its vast natural beauty.

Our objective is to treat our guests the same as we do with our extended family/friends who come and visit the farm. Therefore, our goal is to allow you to walk in and be comfortable as important basics are provided to get you started. The farm provides the following: Linens, towels, blankets, essential paper products, cleaning supplies, some laundry detergent, coffee, use of spices, condiments (no guaranteed stock), charcoal, lighter fluid and wood for fire place (some local cabins charge $40.00 just for the firewood). Finally, our Caretakers (Bill and Delores) live near by and are available to personally address any concerns or questions you may have.

Come enjoy this truly unique and beautiful property for a peaceful and fun vacation or come with a group of friends for a long weekend to hike, bike, and enjoy each other with a number of local attractions and activities. On the property, there are a number activities to enjoy such as volleyball and horseshoes along with a great skeet shooting area, a mechanical thrower is available that guests may use. In the evenings, the fire pit is a wonderful place to tell stories and share experiences year round. In the large field above the house fireworks are permitted as well. There are very few opportunities to rent a place with so much charm with its old barns and well groomed fields all in a private setting which makes it both ideal and easy to host a week or weekend getaway with family and/or friends. The farm has an outdoor sauna (dry) in the back yard and can be enjoyed year round. The house has a full back up generator in the event power is lost so your stay will not be disrupted if a major storm strikes.

The farm can be enjoyed year round. The owners in really like being at the farm during the winter months as the Mid Atlantic usually has fairly mid winters so during the day it's warm enough to be outside and hike without the bugs and thorn bushes scratching you and you come back at night and enjoy huddling around the fireplaces at night. During the winter months, the owners will provide a full refund if one of those rare snow storms hit the area and prevent safe travel.

Please go to the 'link to more information' section below for more detailed information on Whippoorwill Manor Farm from its own website. Be sure to read 'Three Splendid Days' for great ideas to explore the local area. The site has links to all the major attractions in nearby.

Keywords: Historic farm home with log cabin section, private retreat on 110 secluded arces with a HOP field, private mountain biking trails- ideal family reunion, hiking, active lifestyles

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Eric Vollmecke (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 24, 2014

About Eric Vollmecke

I'm Eric co-owner of Whippoorwill Manor Farm which part of it has been in our family since 1950. I've traveled to over 125 countries and all the states but believe that this is one of the most beautiful places on earth in a region full of great American history. We strive hard to maintain a park like atmosphere of the home and property. Our friends and extended family love to spend time together here as there is so much to do year round. You never need to leave the property. The farm also grows hops used by local craft brewers. A sample is provided for your enjoyment, my motto, beer not wine!

Eric Vollmecke purchased this farmhouse in 1980

Why Eric Vollmecke chose Etlan / Old Rag Mountain

Our family has been enjoying this area since my grandparents purchased the adjacent farm in 1950. In 1980 our father purchased this property and began working his dream to create a 'park like atmosphere' for his family and friends to enjoy. All the barns and buildings were refurbished in the 1990's, and finally in 2004, he began the complete renovation of the farm house. A new wing was added for the baths and the kitchen as prior to this time the house had no running water.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Despite the dramatic growth of the Washington metro area and the expansion of the suburbs, this property remains as quiet and beautiful a place as it was 50 years ago and yet it is only on average 1.5 hours from Washington DC. We are avid hikers and cyclists and we believe there is no better venue for enjoying both in the entire mid-Atlantic region.

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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110 Acre Retreat, Restored Historic Home/Farm Near Old Rag Mt
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Charlottesville, VA, USA
5

Whippoorwill Manor Farm

  • 5 of 5
This house is a jewel!! It is very spacious, with lots of beds for a big family or group and a lot of sitting rooms if one just wants to get away for a few minutes!! (I will warn you that the beds were not made up so you might want to do that before you get ready for bed!!) There is a big TV room which is also a wonderful space for playing cards or games, although it could use some extra lighting! The fireplace and fire pit were all set up and ready to go so we were able to have a nice cozy fire. The kitchen and dining area are a great place to gather and eat or just talk. And I was very pleasantly surprised that there was plenty of hot water as we had a lot of people showering at the same time!! The property itself is amazingly beautiful and offers a lot of opportunity for hiking or just relaxing. But come here to get away from it all as the cell and internet service are sketchy at best!! The owners were very accomodating and easy to work with. I would definitely stay here again!!
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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110 Acre Retreat, Restored Historic Home/Farm Near Old Rag Mt
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-(703) 963-0820 (Virginia, USA)
Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
VA
5

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5
A group of my female friends rented the property for a weekend and we had a blast. The property is gorgeous. We loved the house and the fire pit. Some took advantage of the hiking trails. The kitchen was well-outfitted and had everything we needed to cook all of our meals. (hint--the oven fan pops up when you press a button). The beds were comfortable and the house was clean. The owner was easy to communicate with. We went on a drive out to Etlan one afternoon--beautiful scenery! The only drawback is that the handyman came over twice to do some mowing, which kind of ruined the bucolic setting for a bit. We'd rent this place again!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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110 Acre Retreat, Restored Historic Home/Farm Near Old Rag Mt
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Hudson,Fl
5

Family get together @ Whippoorwill

  • 5 of 5
Our hosts forgot nothing, there were plenty of mountains bikes if you had the stamina! Bathrooms were well stocked with towels, linens were soft and clean and plentiful,the house was historic and warm. Kitchen was so well equipped, except for the ants who were uninvited, you could have cooked anything. Just great!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting that we go to great efforts to have all key items for your use. I followed up with Linda related to the ant comment and here was her response " We really had a great time I only put the ants in as a comical comment, we couldn't have been happier with the place". We have a regular pest service, but not to say that a few roque elements vs an Army of Ants could make it through our defenses!
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110 Acre Retreat, Restored Historic Home/Farm Near Old Rag Mt
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-(703) 963-0820 (Virginia, USA)
Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
Alexandria, VA
5

Magical Weekend to Celebrate Dad's 70th Birthday

Magical Weekend to Celebrate Dad's 70th Birthday
  • 5 of 5
I have had the great privilege to be able to come to Whippoorwill about 9 times now for various events from personal weekends to leading retreats for our church. Each time, the experience was simply marvelous. This past weekend was no exception, three generations of my family came and celebrated my Dad's 70th birthday.

We enjoyed hikes, campfires, flashlight tag, horse shoes, basketball, football, lounging around and reading and the sauna. On Friday we hiked Old Rag Mountain, a Virginia favorite, and it was so convenient in that it is only about 10 minutes away. I highly recommend Whippoorwill and can't wait to get out there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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110 Acre Retreat, Restored Historic Home/Farm Near Old Rag Mt
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
5

Paradise for Families with Children

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a long weekend at the Farm and it was perfect! We have three boys and another family stayed with us that have three children as well (ages 5-10). This property is a childs dream! We had such fun hiking the trails, flying kites in the field next to the barn, playing baseball, Croquet (there's a box near the side door with lawn games), the kids had a water gun fight, played in the sandbox and we had an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn the last day of our stay.
At night, we had a bonfire (there's a great fire pit that's well stocked) and the kids would get into their pj's and watch a movie in the bunk room (all six kids had their own beds!) while the adults socialized downstairs in the t.v. room. We also stargazed with the telescope that is available.
The Farm House itself is extremely comfortable and has everything that you would need for your stay. The kitchen is beautiful and fully stocked with what you would need to make almost any meal. It also looks out to the back lawn, where our kids played a lot, so it was perfect for watching the kids while we were making dinner. The ten of us were able to sit together at the big table to have our meals which we can't often do because of the size of our families so this was a treat! The beds in the sleeping rooms are great! My husband has back problems and he slept like a baby. There's also a laundry room which was helpful since the kids got into the creek looking for crawfish, salamanders, etc.
We made wonderful memories at the Farm! If you have a family and are thinking of going, don't miss the opportunity to stay here. You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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110 Acre Retreat, Restored Historic Home/Farm Near Old Rag Mt
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Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Shenandoah Valley
5

We <3 Whippoorwill Manor Farm!

We &lt;3 Whippoorwill Manor Farm!
  • 5 of 5
This was such an amazing location for my 50th birthday weekend! The house was perfect for our group of 15, plus 2 mild-mannered senior dogs. Everyone was so impressed with just how nicely appointed & spacious the house was - far better than the pictures, & those were impressive enough! It really was so much more than advertised. Because of the cold night temps, the mud room made for a great wine cellar (we had a ton of champagne to keep cold of course), while the rest of the house was toasty-comfy for all. As for any happy gathering, everyone tended to congregate in the kitchen/dining room. Since eating & drinking well was a big part of the weekend, so we just LOVED that kitchen, & all the special hidden features, like the bread box, the spice rack. At one point we had 6 cooks at work in the kitchen, without feeling cramped. We had more than enough serving pieces & utensils for all. There was room for everyone to gather around the dining room table for meals, plus a wild round of games both nights we were there. By day, the location & set-up was perfect for us to break into separate groups, individual adventures. Thanks for the great tour book: it inspired one group to have a very fun day in Culpepper. Some of us just stayed at the house, enjoyed the family's memorabilia, explored the grounds all day. We loved the trails & the fire pit, though didn't have quite the time or courage to brave the cold night air for the sauna. But next time - & some of our group are already clamoring for a next time! We very much thank the Vollmecke family, the caretaker John, & housekeeper Delores for making this such a wonderful winter getaway.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Culpepper
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I95
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Madison Inn
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Massanutten
Car: necessary

Over four miles on hiking and mountain biking trails on the property to include a trail that leads to the second highest point in Madison County with a great view of Old Rag Mountain.

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Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Farmhouse Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$375
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$445
Fri,Sat
$2,370
$5,975
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes Holiday weekends min stay 3 days. No charge for children under 10 yrs old (1 child for 1 adult) but counts towards total allowed for house which is 18 persons. Cleaning fee quoted is for 10 total people, add $10 per person (all ages) over. Special events, weddings by exception, extra fee and conditions apply,max 75 persons. Pet fee is $30 a day, per pet.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Etlan / Old Rag Mountain Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (3) one king bed is in the Sunroom and is a Comfort Sleeper which has a solid wood support base underneath the mattress, eliminating the metal bars associated with normal pull outs, Queen size Beds (1) located in the downstairs bedroom, Double Beds (4) There are two double sized bunk beds located in the bunk room, Twin or Single Beds (4) There are two single beds in the upstairs brown room, each with a separate pull out single bed., Bunk Beds (1) Located in the bunk room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

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