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Sleeps 6, Amazing Views! Book Online Now

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 (rates based on 2 guests)

Enjoy a retreat to nature in our privately owned and managed converted and furnished 2-Bedroom Barn. Nestled on 52 Acres of pristine land, the barn provides spectacular Mountain Views from nearly every window. Private Decks make for excellent wildlife and Bird Watching. The barn Sleeps Six in two bedrooms (2 queen beds; 2 single beds), two full bathrooms and fitted kitchen. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the gas BBQ, TV, DVD player and phone.

Located in southernmost Blue Grass Valley, the farm has frontage on East Back Creek. A spring-fed pond offers fishing opportunities for Rainbow Trout. Freedom Hill Farm is within easy driving distance of the areas’ attractions – you will enjoy visiting the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests, Lake Moomaw / Gathright Wildlife Management Area, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, Homestead Resort & Spa, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

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Tom Duncan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2017

Why Tom Duncan chose Shenandoah Valley

Thank you for considering a stay at Freedom Hill Farm on Lantz Mountain in Mill Gap, Va - my name is Tom Duncan and I will be your host.

About 5 years ago, I was traveling through Bath County and decided to make a detour to see what Monterey & Highland County was all about. To say I was overwhelmed with the natural beauty of the mountains and pastures would be quite accurate. I immediately launched a search to locate a site for my new home and was lucky enough to locate raw land that extended from the valley bottom to the top of the mountain. During my final visit, prior to signing the closing documents I walked the land asking myself if I really wanted to take on this task. Somehow, the pair of American Eagles flying over my head seemed to speed up my affirmative decision.

I had always wanted a place with a nice view, and, well, now I have a better than magnificent view from Lantz Mountain across the southern Blue Grass valley to Back Creek mountain. Every window in my rental unit shares a portion of this view of Paradise and it awaits every visitor. I enjoy my wildlife and birds every day and want you to do the same. I set no agendas for my guests except to try and have you kick back and relax.

Getting to Freedom Hill Farm will be the easy part of your journey, trying to leave to return home might prove to be a

little more difficult.

Hope to see you soon!

Tom Duncan


Monterey Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • First bedroom is upstairs great room for living and sleeping (960 sq. ft). Second bedroom on ground-level - no steps (240 sq. ft).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Sleeps 6, Amazing Views! Book Online Now
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

The silence. Wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

I wanted privacy, peace and quiet with a view and must be a value for the money. Bingo!!

Enjoyed the area, scenic vistas practically around every turn. Will return in the future...

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Want to relax? This is the property for you!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing Views is a understatement!! The colors and light are ever changing and just spectacular.

The property is very comfortable and has everything you would need for a relaxing weekend or longer.

Tom is a great host, he was a wealth of information on local attractions and nature. He really made us feel at home.He even drove my wife and I to the top of his property in his 4 wheeler. That really capped off a great weekend!

Thanks Tom, Hope to see you soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice,nice people .It was a pleasure to entertain them as guests.
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No better setting in all of Virginia

  • 5 of 5

Tom's cabin is located in the most remote and beautiful part of Virginia, and the cabin is situated in the perfect setting. We first crossed a ford (always a treat) on the way in. The cabin had everything we needed and was as comfortable as our home. From the porch swing you can see miles of mountains, an old church and a now abandoned two story farmhouse on the other side of the valley. Tom is friendly and helpful. On our first visit he gave us a tour of the property on his "gator" including taking us up the mountain in the back, all the way to the ridge. The house is stocked with every thing you will need and he has topography maps of the area. We will be going again as soon as we can take the time.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing mountain & valley views.

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend stay at Tom's place in Monterey was great! If you love the mountains, you'll love this property. The view from the barn goes on for miles, and in each direction you look, it is beautiful! Very peaceful, and a great place to get away from everything. No cell phone service, but you can get a signal in the town of Monterey. We enjoyed walking on the property, watching a variety of birds, star gazing at night. Tom was very helpful by showing us the basics we needed to know when we got there, and letting us know about places to eat in town. We had an enjoyable drive and dinner at the Star Hotel in Franklin - a little distance, but well worth it. The barn had everything we needed, comfortable furnishings and beds. We got to meet Sweetie Pie and Tater - the four-legged welcome committee! If you want to leave the hectic pace of everyday life behind, this is it. We would definitely like to go back for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, peaceful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, and our newborn stayed here and loved it. Very quiet, amazing beauty. We enjoyed wandering the property, on which you can take a short but enjoyable hike up the mountain. You'll love staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It seems as though All of the nicest people that want to get away from the hustle and bustle in their everyday lives choose Freedom Hill Farm. It makes for a Happy time for everybody ! Really nice family !
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Beautiful, remote getaway

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous little valley. Great place to get away from cell service, hustle & bustle. Cabin is very neat & clean, if furnishing is ad hoc. It's a re-purposed barn right across the drive from Tom's house, so it isn't totally secluded, but as others have noted, Tom is a very gracious host and very respectful of privacy. The rock-bottom ford on the drive up to the cabin is pretty intimidating, especially after a rain, but after Tom's encouragement we drove across in a Toyota Corolla no problem.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Annual Maple Festival, Mountain Momma Bike Race, County Fair, Lake Moomaw Triathalon


Rates & Availability

Monterey Barn Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

All prices based on 2 person occupancy, each additional person is $50 per night, up to 6 guests maximum.

Property is not recommended for young children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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