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Constructed in 2008, “Tucker’d Out” is situated on the eastern flank of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the base of Old Rag Mountain in Madison County, Virginia (right at the Madison/Rappahannock County line). The Shenandoah National Park is within view from the front porch of the cottage, and its many hiking trails and trout streams are easily accessible.
The opportunities for relaxation are abundant in this beautiful and historic part of Virginia. Whether you’re into hiking, fly-fishing, biking, dining out, antiquing, sipping wine at a nearby vineyard, including Sharp Rock and DuCard or simply reading a good book in a rocking chair, there’s something here for every taste.
Virginia’s most famous hike, the Saddle Trail on Old Rag, can be your morning activity, followed by dinner that evening at one of the many fine restaurants in the area - including, Thornton River Grill or Rudy's Pizza in Sperryville or the nearby Inn at Little Washington - one of the world’s finest restaurants. Or, if you want to take it a little easier, enjoy the 26 private acres that surround Tucker’d Out – complete with trails, meadows and woodlands, and have a cook-out on the property. Stocked trout streams are minutes away for fly-fishing enthusiasts. Cool swimming holes on hot summer days are another local treat. The list of opportunities for recreation and relaxation goes on and on. The owners will happily answer any questions you may have about things to do in the area.
An outdoor shower with hot and cold water has been added at Tucker'd Out. This has been a big hit with our guests!
The tranquility of these ancient mountains, with their waterfalls, overlooks and wildlife, will quickly bring you a sense of peace that will make you glad you came. Come visit Tucker’d Out soon, and let nature take its course!
Keywords: House, cottage, mountain house, mountain cottage
The Tuckers live in Richmond, Virginia. We bought the property in 2000 and camped on it for several years. We built our main house around 2003 and our guest cottage, Tucker'd Out, in 2008.
Peggy purchased this house in 2000
5 of us just returned from our annual ladies' weekend hike to Old Rag and a wonderful time at Tucker's Out. We usually stay in a B&B, but it was much better to stay together in one house. And we all agreed that the cottage was in excellent shape, beautifully furnished, with great perks (and trust me when I say that there were perfectionists among our group!). I slept in the window bed upstairs and at night I could look out at the mountain and brilliant stars, almost like camping out but immensely more comfortable! Despite our numbers, the one bath was not an issue. The house is a few minutes' drive from the Old Rag parking lot so we were able to get an early start (and despite the great weather, at that hour it was not crowded). We had a lovely dinner at Thornton Creek grill. And in the morning we took a long walk around the wonderful cottage grounds; loved finding the chairs placed in quiet spots in the woods and the views of the neighboring farms and mountains. Having left our families behind for the weekend, there were some anxieties over the spotty cell coverage but in the end it was a healthy (and too short!) break from the norm of being far too connected! The owner interaction was a breeze. Our group plans to return next year... and I may come back with my family in the meantime.
Our family rented the Tucker'd Out cottage for two nights and found it to be cozy and comfortable with all the amenities we could ask for! The property itself is fabulous - with breathtaking views of Old Rag Mountain and lots of land to explore. We particularly liked the location - very close to the parking lot for Old Rag and not far from White Oak Canyon.
The kitchen - which does not have a full oven - was perfect for our needs. We prepared all our meals each day and were surprised to find everything we needed and a few extras we didn't expect - like napkins, salt and pepper, olive oil, zip lock bags and aluminum foil. We certainly appreciated the well-stocked kitchen!
We used the charcoal grill one night, which was wonderful. And we enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the rocking chairs.
The upstairs living area and bedroom were perfect for the kids! The couches up there are comfy and there is plenty of room for them to sleep. You could comfortably sleep six or more in the house - but with only one bathroom and one dining area, I would not advise more than six.
We were surprised when we read the guest book and learned the property has been rented out for several years - You would think it's brand new with the way it is maintained. Everything was in great condition - nothing in need of repair or even looking worn. The linens were fresh and clean, the furniture was in great shape and the whole cottage looked well taken care of.
The owners were great to work with - giving me directions and answering questions in advance. Thanks to Peggy's direction, we stopped at Food Lion on Rt 29 on the way to the cottage from Charlottesville for groceries.
We have two teenagers and a tween - so a few days without internet or satellite was just what we needed to connect as a family without distractions. We played games and poker (we brought our own but they actually had poker chips and cards) and watched a DVD (there are tons of them at the house!). We wanted to use the corn hole boards and ladder toss but we didn't have time. We would have liked having internet to check the weather and use Google Maps but we managed just fine without that luxury.
Thank you for a wonderful spring break. We would love to come back again!
We were looking for a property close to Shenandoah NP, specifically near Old Rag Mountain (our favorite hike in the NP). Tucker'd Out is minutes from the trailhead and you'd be pressed to find a more complete, tastefully designed and provisioned accommodation anywhere. Surrounded by working farms and wineries, the Blue Ridge Mountains form a backdrop of stunning views. The small country market in the hamlet of Sperryville (gateway to the NP) a few miles north (on Rt. 522, enroute coming from DC) provides well-selected food and beverage essentials. I seriously can't imagine better; wonderful of the Carter's to share this property.
I hate writing these kinds of reviews, however deserved, since I'm simultaneously making it difficult to book in the future.
It is difficult to decide which was better ... the quaintness of the winding country roads along flowing streams, green rolling hills, and Shenandoah National Park so close ... or the peace & tranquility of this beautiful property itself, facilitated by dark starry nights and an oh-so-comfortable cottage providing excellent nights' sleep! The cottage & acreage afford a quiet, private atmosphere, with wonderful countryside views - We appreciated being in the country while still enjoying the conveniences of so many nearby towns, history, shopping, and recreation. We enjoyed as many of the near-by historical sites as time would afford: Monticello, Montpelier, Ash-Lawn Highland, a day trip to the DC area (Alexandria, VA / Mt. Vernon area), and even Appomattox Court House & Jefferson's Poplar Forest. All were fantastic! The Saturday morning farmers' market in downtown Culpeper was a treat, too. Many, many thanks to our hosts, the Tuckers, for the detailed and caring handling of all our needs!
Perfect spot, wonderful cabin, amazing views, tastefully furnished...a terrific long weekend for our family over the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return!!! Thank you.
It was all great!!
Wonderful spot, clean and well appointed, comfortable beds outdoor shower great reading Room
very quiet and peaceful
Close to old rag , several good hikes vineyard down the street
Just minutes away: Sharp Rock Vineyards, DuCard Vineyards, and many other vineyards with wine tastings, tours and events; restaurants, art galleries and antique stores; stocked public and private trout streams; native brook trout fishing; hiking in the Shenandoah National Park. Less than an hour away: Charlottesville (UVA, Monticello, Ashlawn), Montpelier, golf, hot air ballooning and Massanutten ski area.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250/night 1-2 guests
$275/night 3-4 guests
$300/night 5-6 guests
10% discount for week nights