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19th century farm house at Peaks of Otter Winery in Blue Ridge Mountains

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5BR Mountainview Vacation Rental Bedford, Virginia USA

Elmo's Rest is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, at the foot of the Peaks of Otter. In the early 1900's, Elmo Johnson and his wife Freddie lived and raised their family in the house. They planted their first apple tree in 1919. The secluded home is in the middle of 250 acres of orchards, lush pastures, and shady woods. It's located 1/2 mile from the nearest dwelling. It's surrounded by the animals that you would expect to find on a self-sufficient farm of that era. Animals include cattle, horses, burros, dogs, cats, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, and turkeys.

From the first blossom of spring, to creek wading in summer, to the last crisp apple of fall, to the snow-covered hills of winter, there is a time for you to relax or to be active. The property boasts three ponds for fishing, creeks for wading, 'deer' trails for walking and hiking, and wonderful rolling land for cross-country skiing.

There are breathtaking views in all directions for viewing or photographing. The home is seven miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and seven miles from the National D-Day Memorial. The Peaks of Otter Winery which makes 'Fruit of the Farm Wine' is located on the farm. Nearby, you can find fast food and gourmet restaurants.

The rambling 19th-Century farmhouse is furnished as if someone stepped out in the 1930's or 40's, yet it has all the modern conveniences of home. The farmhouse is completely furnished to

accommodate groups, families, and couples. The home has five bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. Three of the bedrooms each have two double beds, one bedroom has two bunk beds (four beds), and another bedroom has a single bed and a twin baby bed. The house also has a living room, dining room, two bathrooms, and plenty of porches for sitting. The fully-equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, dishes, and pots and pans.

The home also has a washer/dryer, phone, TV, and a VCR. Linens and towels are provided.

The property has a children's playhouse, barbecue grill, horseshoes, and a seasonal farm store. It also has creeks for wading, and ponds for fishing.

Controlled pets and smoking are allowed.

AND you might want to hunt for the famous Beale Treasure.

Area attractions within one hour's drive include the Peaks of Otter Winery, making 'Fruit of the Farm Wine'; Johnson's Orchards, over 200 different varieties of apples; the National D-Day Memorial - Bedford lost more men per capita than any other place on D-Day; Smith Mountain Lake with 500 miles of shoreline fishing, boating, swimming, and outfitting guides; Appomattox Court House, where the nation reunited; Center in the Square: Roanoke's culture star, featuring museums and galleries; Lexington, with the George Marshall Library, W+L, Lee's Tomb, and more; Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's Summer Home; Lynchburg: home of the Bateaux Festival on the James River; Bedford Museum, Dixie Caverns, VPI, Natural Bridge, Jefferson National Forest, Booker T Washington National Park, Holy Land (USA), world-famous Beale Buried Treasure, and much more.

Elmo’s Rest Rates:

$139 per night for two guests (minimum stay three nights)

$12 per night for each additional guest or dog

$250 deposit required to book dates.

$50 Cleaning Fee

25% discount on stay of 7 or more days

Plus 12.3% Sales and Lodging Tax

More Details

Danny or Nancy
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Danny or Nancy

Danny was born and raised in the house. Nancy became his wife in 1960 and joined the farm.

we renovated the house in the 80s and started renting

Danny or Nancy purchased this farmhouse in 1960

Why Danny or Nancy chose Bedford

it was in our family

What makes this farmhouse unique

Lots of history


Bedford Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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19th century farm house at Peaks of Otter Winery in Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to just get away! We have stayed several times and it is the perfect place to relax and get back to family and a time that was simpler. Our whole family tries to go every year, about 10 of us at a time. Danny and Nancy are just wonderful host. Everyone should try it, or not and we will keep it all to ourselves (ha ha). Love Ya, The Odoms and Pates

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2005
  • Stayed: July 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in Oct. and what a pleasant stay we had. Very relaxing! Owners are very friendly and the house is just wonderful. Lots of old charm and warmth. I would highly recomend.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2005
  • Stayed: December 2004
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The National D-Day Memorial
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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Elks National Home
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Virginia Museum Of Transportation Inc
Natural Bridge
Peaks of Otter
Peaks of Otter Lodge Restaurant
Johnson's Orchards
Peaks of Otter Winery
Bedford City-County Museum
Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre
Johnson Farm Rd
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New London Steak House
Olde Liberty Station
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Car: recommended

National D-day Memorial, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Beale Treasure, Blue Ridge Parkway, Smith Mountain Lake, museum, art, crafts, festivals, wine trails, bird watching trails, wild life trail, Civil War Trail, mountains, streams, antiques, farmers markets, orchards and farms

Other Activities: wine tasting


$300 Deposit required. One half due 30 days prior to arrival and the rest due upon arrival plus taxes. Our week runs from 3:30 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Monday. Week-ends run from Friday p.m. until 9 a.m. Monday, November thru April, and other times not rented for the week.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.3%

Elmo’s Rest Rates ***Find us on Google and Save***
$139 per night for two guests (minimum stay three nights)
$12 per night for each additional guest or dog
$250 deposit required to book dates.
$50 Cleaning Fee
25% discount on stay of 7 or more days
Plus 12.3% Sales and Lodging Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.