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Spectacular Rural Retreat on 550-Acre Farm Estate

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge


About the property

Immaculate villa with mountain view, gardens, private pool, max 18 p. 5000sqft

Castleton Farms is approximately 60 miles southwest of Washington, DC, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and only a few miles from the Shenandoah National Park. During select weekends, guests can attend world-class performing arts events at the Theatre House, presented by The Chateauville Foundation (founded and based on the property of Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban-Maazel). Many other attractions are available amidst the natural beauty of Rappahannock County.

In addition to a range for beautifully appointed accommodations, Castleton Farms offers a separate pool/spa complex with a large heated swimming pool, Turkish steam room. Finnish sauna and table tennis, 2 lane bowling alley, 6 miles of private walking/running/biking trails through rolling pastures, outdoor tennis courts, several ponds with paddle boats and canoes, etc. Many other services, from guided hiking tours to massage, can be arranged.

One-of-a-Kind Country Estate: Twenty-five years of love and care have gone into creating a rural paradise at the Castleton Farms Retreat. Expanding out from the original 1850s Manor House, the property today encompasses a range of immaculate guest lodges, cottages and expansive private homes, spread discretely over 550 acres of rolling farmland.

Guests at the Castleton Farms Retreat may arrange to have access to the full amenities of the property, which include tennis courts; indoor and (seasonal) outdoor pools, bowling; spa facilities (sauna and steam room), 6 miles of paved paths for walking, jogging or biking, several fishing ponds, landscaped gardens, children's playground and a friendly menagerie, including llamas, emus, goats, chickens, pigs, donkeys, a zebra, a zonkey and a camel named Omar.

World-Class Performing Artists: Castleton Farms also plays host roughly twice a month to world-class performing arts events in its state-of-the-arts Theatre House. Plan your weekend escape to include a concert presented by The Chateauville Foundation and see some of the renowned names in classical music, world music, theatre and jazz.

More Details

Property Manager
Connie Payne
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2015


Castleton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Master Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Master 2 - 1 king
    Master 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
  • The two 'Master' Bedrooms can share a large bathroom suite, or each can have a full private bath.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf Cart
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Rural Retreat on 550-Acre Farm Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Annandale, NJ

Take it all in...ahhh!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have been coming here for the last 6 never gets old. We absolutely love it. Luxury combined with serene country ruggedness, without gaudy, or ostentatious manner. The houses are beautiful, practical, clean, and spacious. The SPA and the farm/open air is spectacular. A place to meditate without even trying. Super hospitable staff. The price amazingly affordable. Honestly, it's too good to be true...except it isn't! Thank you Connie, Paul, and all the Castleton staff:>) See you next year!


Annandale, NJ

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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I love this place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful owners, amazing place, affordable prices, and amazing location. This place is just 100% amazing. Clean, homey, comfortable, beautiful nature surrounding it. I've already come to stay twice and recommended it to many people.

I'm so happy to know that there is a wonderfully affordable home available to enjoy a few days away with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and looking forward to seeing you again. Connie Payne Castleton Farm Retreat Hospitality Manager
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Ideal group getaway location!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a fantastic weekend with 25 friends and family at this rural getaway! Our group has been getting together for 24 years and I have been in search of such a great spot for many years! While this spot is definitely remote, there is lots to do once you are on the property. The Meadows House and the nearby cottages easily fit our group and had abundant large gathering areas, pool, tennis, hiking path, spa, etc.! The kitchen was immense and even had a walk in refrigerator! A big shout out to Connie and Paul who made sure we were well taken care of. We were even able to borrow bikes for our group bike ride near Culpeper. I am looking forward to many return trips for girls' getaways and for our 25th anniversary of our group get together. This is definitely a rare find!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annandale, NJ

A class on its own!!!!

  • 5 of 5

It's hard to describe this place in just one word but I'll say it is MAGNIFICENT!!!! I went with my high school friends for our yearly gathering. The property is absolutely gorgeous, serene, open air. You come back all refreshed and full of positive energy. There are several houses on the property. The one we rented is the Castleton Meadows House. It has its own private pool and is surrounded by rolling hills, mountains, and trees. The house itself is huge with lots of beds, big kitchen, dining room, living room, and plenty of bathrooms one can literally get lost. It’s furnished simply and is very group friendly. The property has a SPA with state of the art steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, dressing area, and lounge area with a ping-pong table. We spent half a day at the SPA and enjoyed the luxury immensely. In another building of the property, there is a theatre that seats 140 guests, and a highly sophisticated Bowling Alley. Farm animals are all around and you can see them grazing, sleeping, standing or just wanting to be petted. You can walk, bike, hike, drive, play tennis, swim, go horseback riding, or just sit and take in the view. The service – the owner is an absolutely delightful person and the staff very accommodating. The reservation process was very simple. We were provided with everything we asked hassle. Even the check-in/out times were flexible (as long as there were no guests waiting to check in). As for food, we cooked our own since that was our preference. If you like to go out to eat there are a couple of places within 15-20 miles and serve really good food. About half an hour away around the main highway you’ll find a shopping center with food courts, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, etc. You can also request a private chef to cook for your group. All in all, we loved, loved, loved this place and will be going back again and again. We highly recommend it!!! Thank you for an unforgettable weekend Castleton Farm staff:>)

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manhattan Beach, CA

Incredible escape!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a little unusual but overall it is a great experience. The house itself is set up for sleeping (many bedrooms) and eating..not a lot of common area exept a good sized kitchen and porch. But the property also included numerous fishing ponds, several outdoor pools and an incredible indoor pool facility including hot tub, sauna, steam room, ping pong table, etc. The property also has a bowling alley and lots of incredible animals. The staff is very kind and helpful. 550 acres of land...this is an incredible retreat. Please note that if you need to get any work done, there is no cellphone coverage and the wireless internet didn't work when we were there. But if you want to get away from it all, this is a one-of-a-kiind property. How many retreats include a zebra and a camel!?!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Dulles International
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Culpeper, VA
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Thornton River Grill, Sperryville VA and Flint Hil
Car: recommended

The property is nestled in the hills of Rappahannock County, treasured as one of Virginia's (and America's) most scenic locales. Castleton sits at the doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park, which has 32,000 acres in the county and provides ideal settings for fishing, hunting, horseback riding, hiking, camping and canoeing. The Appalachian Trail and Skyline Drive traverse the mountain crests are are easily accessible from the county, too.

The town of Washington, VA (the county seat) is well known for its Inn at Little Washington, which showcases a splendid gourmet restaurant attracting patrons from around the world. Antique shops, galleries and a number of restaurants featuring local produce also dot the nearby communities of Sperryville and Flint Hill.

Other Activities: bowling, swimming and relaxation


Rates & Availability

Castleton Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Houses $200
Cleaning/Cottages $0
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 2.0%

Please note the Castleton Farms property contains a range of units available for rent. The largest house sleep up to 14 guests, the smallest units are cottages for one couple. Please inquire for further details and photos. Rates are negotiable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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