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A quiet, lovely old farm on a beautiful piece of land near Shenandoah Park

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

An intact 1880 farm on 55 acres of open rolling pastures. There is a small stream named Walnut Run that traverses the entire property.

Walnut Run Farm is 80 miles from Washington DC and just 10 miles from Skyline Drive and the hiking trails of Shenandoah National Park.

What makes Walnut Run Farm so special is the farm's location. The house is perfectly sited in a small bowl along a little stream. The farm is intact with a barn, smoke house, spring house, well pump and storage shed. Visiting the farm is like stepping back in time. It is an exceptionally serene rural setting.

The house is clean, quiet and minimally decorated. There are two bedrooms. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the second bedroom. The kitchen is fully stocked and there is a large library of classical literature. There is a living room with a baby grand piano and a studio that opens onto a 50 foot screened porch. A perfect getaway to enjoy peace, beauty, and privacy.

I am fighting like mad to save this farm and every guest stay helps me protect this beautiful property. Thanks!

More Details

John Kirchner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About John Kirchner

I have been a professional artist, photographer and cinematographer for over 30 years.

John Kirchner purchased this farmhouse in 1992

Why John Kirchner chose Virginia

The property is simply beautiful. The house is perfectly sited on the land and there are endless views in all directions. There is a large, flat lawn below the house that borders a small stream called Walnut Run.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and Quiet


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Inn at Little Washington


Woodville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are large and airy. I keep things super clean and provide linens and towels.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
What makes Walnut Run Farm so special is its location. The house is spectacularly sited. Whoever initially built the house tucked it away in the hills along a private stream. There is a half-mile drive up to the house and the nearest neighbor is about a half-mile away. There is privacy, quiet and beauty. In this crazy world it offers a unique peaceful sanctuary away from everything. Walnut Farm is also surprisingly intact. Not much has changed in the one hundred and forty years since it was built. There is a smoke house, a barn, a spring house, a corn crib and a tool shed. All original. A lot of people have told me it is like stepping back in time at the farm. I am trying like mad to hold on to this beautiful property and each stay helps me with the never ending bills and upkeep. Thank you so much. John


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A quiet, lovely old farm on a beautiful piece of land near Shenandoah Park
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
University Park, MD

Excellent stay in Sperryville

  • 5 of 5

Yes, we got away from it all for two nights! Lovely quiet, freshest air in a handsome old farm house. The place has the high ceilings, white walls and antique furnishing that give you a good view at every turn, both inside and out. We spent the time reading and watercoloring, walking the grounds, horseback riding in the Shenandoah National Park, and eating some good meals in Culpepper. The kitchen was well stocked, though we brought in our own groceries for breakfast and lunch from home. Look for the stars in the very dark sky! Thank you, John.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic farmhouse, amazing property and great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Walnut Run Farm! The property is awesome and our dog loved roaming around and exploring the fields, stream and woods. The screened porch was perfect for relaxing at night and listening to music. We really enjoy getting away from the city and this was a perfect place to do that. The property is in a fantastic location, only a few miles down the road from the little town of Sperryville, where we grabbed pizza from the Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen after hiking the Shenandoahs in the morning and then hitting one of the nearby wineries. When we rolled down the drive to the farm after our busy day, we knew we'd found just what we were looking for.....a quiet, peaceful and relaxing property that was fun to explore. John was very helpful, accommodating and responsive! I can't say enough great things about the farm. We would definitely return to Walnut Run.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our kids want to know when we can stay again

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Walnut Run Farm for a long weekend in early August. It was one of our most memorable family vacations. My husband and I brought our 4 and 7-year-old, and the four of us couldn’t get enough of both the outdoors and the farmhouse. It was a weekend of endless exploring, spotting all kinds of wildlife and just absorbing the tranquil surroundings.

The house was very clean and inviting. It was filled with light, as well as art that sparked conversations from each of us. The bedrooms were comfortable and the kitchen was easy to prepare a meal in. We all really loved the large screened-in porch- plenty of seats to rest in, and even a charming little bed that was a favorite for the kids.

It was an easy drive into Shenandoah National Park, where we took advantage of the hiking and scenic overlooks. We were happy to discover the nearby little town of Sperryville. The Rappahannock Pizza Kitchen and attached corner store were delightful.

John, the artist-owner of Walnut Run, was a great host. He was very welcoming and always quick to respond to any emails. We truly felt privileged to stay in his extraordinary home.

Wish we could’ve had more time here! But we’ll most certainly be back. Sometimes a place stays with you, and sometimes you leave a piece of yourself somewhere. The best places do a little bit of both…

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property both inside and out is absolutely special. The house is unique, clean and very roomy.

  • 5 of 5

John was very responsive and thoughtful to our request. We loved the entire house and surrounding property. We spent most of our time on the huge screened-in porch overlooking the beauty of the property. Honestly the entire house has so much to appreciate and the decor and art make it extra special. Our group of four adults (two couples) have traveled the world and the U.S. extensively and we would rate John's property and our experience at the top of our list. The area is also lovely with proximity to Shenandoah National Park. We hiked each day and returned to have wonderful meals and wine! We look forward to being repeat clients!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful old farmhouse located a few minutes east of Sperryville. It serves as a great home base for Shenandoah National Park given the proximity to Thornton Gap.

The living spaces are minimally but comfortably furnished, with the owner's modern art displayed throughout. It feels like a cozy art gallery. Cell phone service is spotty at best, but there's wifi and a land line. The two bedrooms are very nice, featuring solid wood beds, comfortable mattresses, and good linens. The kitchen is stocked and the bathrooms are clean and well-appointed.

Probably not the best choice for kids under 4-5 given the touchable art works throughout, but otherwise great for families.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property with easy access to Shenandoah national park. The owner's own fascinating artwork is throughout the house ("you are what you read") and only added to the stay. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

Perfectly house trained pets are allowed. There is a supplemental fee of $25/night for every pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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