SERENITY AND ADVENTURE ON HISTORIC BLUE RIDGE FARM

Andrea Wooten or Steve Ray

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SERENITY AND ADVENTURE ON HISTORIC BLUE RIDGE FARM

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Sperryville Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

2 BR, 2 BA Farmhouse + New Separate 2 BR Barn Loft (See Description)

Cardinal Springs--Serenity and Adventure on 130 Private Acres!

Escape to the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains and experience the magic of Virginia country living at our entirely renovated, historic 2 bedroom farm house. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a special place to celebrate, or a week-end retreat, you've come to just the right place!

Take advantage of all that nature has to offer by exploring our 130 acres of mountain forests, pastures, gardens, ponds, and historic structures. Watch the fireflies light up the starlit sky as you relax on the porch or on the magnificent covered dock. Hike our mountain trails. Swim, canoe, or fish in our fully stocked, 3 acre pond. Or roast marshmallows around the campfire and listen to nature's brilliant nighttime chorus!

Experience the amazing beauty of the surrounding countryside by visiting Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and 'Old Rag' Mountain only minutes away. Bike some of the most scenic country roads in the Mid-Atlantic region, visit award winning wineries, marvel at the Blue Ridge by horseback, and take home treasures from the many local art galleries and antique stores. If that isn't enough, expand your abilities with yoga lessons, art classes, and drumming circles. And, if relaxation is your primary goal, we will help you to arrange a massage, beauty treatment, or catering on the premises!

Enjoy the wide range of local dining options, from country bakeries, quaint diners, and gourmet eateries featuring local produce and meat, to world class dining at the Inn at Little Washington only 10 minutes away. If you'd rather prepare your own meals, you can do it in your modern, fully equipped kitchen featuring granite countertops and new cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Dining options on the farm range from picnics in the woods to romantic, candle lit meals on the dock or screened porch with views of the pond and the Blue Ridge.

In addition to a modern kitchen, our 1860's farmhouse features high speed Internet and new baths with whirlpool tub, pedestal sink, washer/dryer, and tiled floors and shower. Stone fireplaces and a wood stove add ambiance and warm you in winter, and ceiling fans in every room make the central air conditioning necessary only in the hottest days of summer. Lovely 19th Century wood floors grace the house throughout and historic, winding wood staircases lead to cozy but roomy bedrooms upstairs. Please note: The staircases are rather narrow and steep, and are unsuitable for individuals with mobility issues or who need bedroom and bath all on one level.

The cottage has 2 full suites, each with large eat-in kitchen, living area, screened porch, one large bedroom, and bath. The Pond View suite has a queen and twin bed, whirlpool tub and shower, and fireplaces up and downstairs, whereas the Mountain View side has a queen and double bed, large tiled shower, and wood stove downstairs.

One suite is perfect for a couple and a child; rent both for a larger family or to share the house with friends. An adjoining door between living areas may be left open or closed. Regardless, you will have private use of the house.

We also offer a new, 2 bedroom upscale Barn Loft (VRBO #457779) with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge from every room. Entirely modern with glass front wood stove, slate and wood flooring, soapstone counters, and stainless appliances, this is a most special addition to our farm about an eighth of a mile from the farmhouse.

Finally, if you would like to fully experience rural life, you are welcome to help us with the many projects that farm living offers, from gardening and caring for the animals to projects around our restored 1860s log barn. We will make every effort to customize your stay so that your experience is memorable! Friendly, well mannered pets that will not harm our farm animals are welcome. We are a non-smoking property.

Visit Cardinal Springs Farm on Facebook for additional photos. For additional information and special occasion packages--Wine Tasting, Birthday/Anniversary, Girls' Week-end, Yoga, and more, call or email.

Keywords: Guest House, Farm, Farm House, Cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrea Wooten or Steve Ray (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Andrea Wooten or Steve Ray

Originally from Texas (Andrea) and California (Steve), we consider ourselves 'refugees' from the Washington, DC suburbs, where we lived and worked for 18 years. We first visited Rappahannock County in 2002 for a retreat, and immediately fell in love with the Blue Ridge and all the area has to offer. After several years of looking at real estate, we bought the historic 130 acre county 'Poor Farm' in 2004 and began an extensive remodeling of the old farm house and barn. We also added ponds, roads, a dock, fencing, an orchard, extensive flower and vegetable gardens, and animals (2 mules, 2 horses, 7 goats, 25 chickens, 3 ducks, 3 guinea hens, 2 dogs, 5 barn cats, with more planned!). In 2010, we moved to our new home on the farm--a Virginia farmhouse with a big wrap around porch. And in 2012, we restored the old chicken coop and added chickens to our little menagerie. We also completed work on a new barn that includes a new 'Barn Loft' to accommodate additional visitors. Our farm is our little slice of heaven, and we feel blessed to share it with those who stay with us!

Andrea Wooten or Steve Ray purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why Andrea Wooten or Steve Ray chose Sperryville

The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are one of the most beautiful places on earth to us! And Rappahannock County embodies values that we hold dear: close friends, strong sense of community, amazing commitment to conservation and stewardship of the earth, and a rural lifestyle that allows us stay in touch with ourselves and live our priorities. The area also has a vibrant arts community, world class hiking, excellent restaurants and inns, including the Inn at Little Washington, interesting shops and antique stores, and holistic medicine options. It is also close to Washington, DC and Charlottesville, Virginia, and a little over an hour to both Dulles and Washington Reagan airports. We could not think of a more ideal place to live and work!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our property is secluded, at the end of a lovely country lane only 5 minutes from the little town of Sperryville. It is a place where the star lit sky sparkles so clearly at night that you almost lose your breath in awe...where lush flower and vegetable gardens and views of the Blue Ridge feed our soul...where fish jump in the pond and the birds and frogs compete in a chorus...where the only sounds are those of nature. Our cozy, completely remodeled farmhouse provides an ideal place to relax and unwind, and our 130 acres of forest, pastures, and ponds provide endless hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, biking, and exploration opportunities. Our friendly farm animals will love and entertain you. If you are looking for a place to relax, unwind, and get away from it all, this is just the place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your warm hospitality. The kids had a great experience with the chickens and Madeline! We loved to be able to feed all the creatures and to spend time near your peaceful lake. Blessings to you!
Mar 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 123 reviews
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Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Richmond, VA
4

A Cozy Get Away

  • 4 of 5
We stayed as a couple for a couple days in the pond suite in the wintertime. One beautiful day to hike Old Rag and a rainy day to visit the wineries and local life. It's a really nice get away. Practically everything you need is there. The animals are all around, chickens, goats, horses and all, making it quite peaceful. Enjoyed the fireplaces and the wood supply. A couple finer points, like almost everything you need is there, but then some things aren't like, dish washing liquid or sugar, which we didn't think to bring. And the chickens lay eggs every day but you have to buy them if you want them. For the overall cost per night, it would just be nice to be able to say everything is there that you need and you can almost say that. But it's 99% there so it's not a deal breaker, just nice touches that would be appreciated. Also a lot of rules about leaving. Do this, do that, start a load of towels or sheets. We left it very clean and did all that, but felt like usually you only do all this when staying with friends, and friends don't really charge you do they. But this is all sounding too negative when overall, you get a wonderful setting, beautiful views and great attractions close by. We had a wonderful time and are maybe more critical than we should be. To each there own. We would stay there again for sure.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your visit and appreciate your positive comments. We regret that you did not have dishwashing liquid, which we do provide. We were not aware that you did not have any. If you had let us know that you needed it, we would have gladly brought it to you along with some sugar and anything else you needed! Our apologies. We hope to see you again soon.
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Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Triangle, VA
5

A magical place

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent 4 days in this magical and highly spiritual place, enjoying not only the outstanding hospitality of the owners, but also a multitude of animal and plant life. We would highly recommend this farm for anyone looking for a short respite from the hustle and bustle of normal life, and a return to a simpler time. We will definitely be coming back.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Philadelphia
5

Fabulous kid friendly long weekend stay on this idyllic farm

  • 5 of 5
We arrived in the afternoon, and after a great drive through picturesque landscape were not disappointed by the farm accommodations in its 'private valley' of rolling hills with incredible views. Greeted with freshly picked flowers on the kitchen table and lots of local info we started by exploring the farm. My kids loved that they could run around and feed the goats, mules and chickens. My 5 yr old was especially taken by the chicken house where we could collect eggs every morning - delicious! The house was clean and bright just as described, and very cosy. The fire place was ready to light with lots of wood available for a roaring fire in the evening. The next morning we met Steve who showed us around, filled us in on the History of the place and was incredibly friendly and patient with our kids. We spent the remainder of the day driving across the mountain ridge over to Luray Caverns, which were spectacular. We hit the local pizza place and corner store in Sperryville on the way back which were great- such a friendly town. Unfortunately my little boy became very sick and we were unable to hike or explore the local area more, but there was so much for my 5yr old to do around the farm it didn't stop her from having a wonderful experience - from helping Andrea in the veggie garden, playing with the dogs, cats, feeding the goats (and the excitement of them escaping from their pens) feeding the chickens, looking at the chicks, walking across the hill to the sheep grazing, going on the paddle boat on the pond (life vest provided), and sitting around a fire pit roasting marshmallows on sticks and waiting for the stars to appear. We were all sad to leave and can't wait to return! Thank you Steve and Andrea for sharing your idyllic farm.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm
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Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Washington, DC
4

Serene getaway from the city

  • 4 of 5
We stayed two nights on a beautiful weekend in early March. The farm house is on a beautiful property (as shown in the photos) a short distance from Old Rag and Sperryville. The setting alone made it worth it. So serene and relaxing. Andrea and Steve are incredibly accomodating and helpful hosts. The suite we rented (the pond suite) was cozy and clean. The whirpool tub and fireplace were great after a day's hiking. In the morning we had breakfast with eggs from the farm. All in all a wonderful place to stay. Only downside is that there is little soundproofing with the other suite so you can hear everything happening on the other side of the walls, and in particular the creaking of steps were very loud. Also the bathroom isn't on the same floor as the bedroom. Not a big deal but worth noting. Still would highly recommend for the sheer beauty of the site.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Arlington, Va
5

Beautiful Spot; Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed two November nights in the beautifully restored farm house at Cardinal Springs and are anxious to go back. The rolling fields, ponds and mountain view make this a wonderful setting outside, and inside is just as pleasing, especially so on a cold autumn evening with use of two working fireplaces. The owners are most accommodating, allowing you to feel as if it's your very own cozy farmhouse.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sperryville Northern Virginia - Washington DC
Fredericksburg, Texas
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
The listing was accurate regarding the location.The house was clean and beautifully maintained. The owners were wonderful hosts. It is a beautiful location. So serene. I would highly recommend this rental. The information we received in advance was helpful with directions, attractions, restaurants. Do not depend on GPS. It was a perfect place for our grandchildren. They fell into bed every night.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Washington Dulles (major) and Charlottesville
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Thornton River Grill and Rudy's Pizza
Car: necessary

Yoga and other exercises classes are available 5 minutes from the farm and on site by request. Massage therapists will come to the house. The Inn at Little Washington is 10 minutes away, Old Rag 25 minutes.

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Availability & Rates

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Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 7.3%
Notes Contact us for quote. Entire house 2 suites $385/nt. One suite only $245/nt. when Barn Loft is unavailable. House limit 7 adults. 2 night minimum. Holiday week-ends 3 nt. minimum, both suite rental required. To ensure privacy, we rent to only one family or group at a time. 10% discount for weekly rental. Cash/check only. $35 pet fee. See our new 2 BR Barn Loft $265-285/nt. (Listing #457779).
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Amenities

Amenities

Sperryville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pond View Suite Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Washer/dryer
    Mountain View Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Washer/dryer
  • Bathrooms are both downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Pond View Suite - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Stone Fireplace in room
    Mountain View Suite - 1 queen , 1 double
  • 2 Bedrooms, both upstairs, one with Queen and Twin bed and the other with Queen and Double bed. Separate rental of Barn Loft provides 2 additional bedrooms if more space is needed. Barn Loft is a short walk up the mountain. See listing #457779.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Piano in Mountain View Suite. Farm animals: mules, horses, goats, chickens, guinea hens, ducks, cats, dogs, fish, and more! Fire pits for roasting marshmallows and evening enjoyment. Lush flower gardens, prolific vegetable and herb garden, four ponds, and historic significance as the Rappahannock County Poor Farm established in the 1800s to care for indigent women and children whose husbands and fathers did not return from the Civil War. We provide basic toiletries and hairdryers for guests. Group and private yoga available.
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