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365 Acre Horse Farm in heart of Shenandoah Valley

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Steeles Tavern Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

6 bedroom, 3 full bath, with Blue Ridge Mountain views

New Meadow is a beautifully restored 150 year old farm house. Originally it was a log cabin, as you will be able to tell from the exposed beams throughout the house, it has been updated over the years. There is a large eat in kitchen, mudroom, dining room with gas fireplace, library, parlor, TV room, and full bath downstairs. The 2nd floor bedrooms consist of a master suite with a queen bed and bathroom en suite, 1 queen bedroom and 3 bedrooms with twin beds. There is a shared full bathroom on the 2nd floor.

  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Caroline Canavan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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About Caroline Canavan

William & Caroline purchased New Meadow in 1988 with the plans to open up an overnight summer riding camp for girls. They had a successful riding stable and day camp just outside Philadelphia, but wanted to find a place that would allow their older campers to gain more knowledge and experience the wonderful riding in Virginia.

Caroline Canavan purchased this farmhouse in 1988

Why Caroline Canavan chose Virginia

The wonderful location was a perfect setting for family and children alike. It was remote and quiet, but was also very accessible to I-81, being about 5 miles from the interstate. Virginia is beautiful horse country.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The setting of the farm was ideal for a summer riding camp, as well as a home away from home. There are ponds with fish, miles of wooded trails and open countryside to ride through, and it's location is close to many popular vacation destinations: Charlottesville, Staunton, and Lexington are a short drive away.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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365 Acre Horse Farm in heart of Shenandoah Valley
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated three family birthdays at this serene, charming farmhouse. Everything we needed to cook/grill, play, and enjoy. Six bedrooms, 3 baths could have accommodated twice our 7 member group. Definitely want to sign up for a trail ride on the property, horses far superior to typical trail horses and the guide, in this case Colin, was so patient and knowledge. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house together with my brother's family. We only had 7 people, the house could easily accommodate a whole lot more. While a bit rustic on the exterior, the house was very clean and had every amenity we needed, including a well stocked kitchen and a huge laundry room. We loved the grill and all the outdoor seating. The property is gorgeous, and the owners were very friendly and helpful before and during our stay. We would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kernersville, NC

Wonderful mini-reunion

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the home and property with our group of 12 -- 11 adults/teens and one 6 year old-- three distinct families from Philly, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem, NC. The home was 150 year old vintage -- several updates -- clean and perfect for our group. The staff on the farm were incredibly gracious hosts. The horse trail rides and ring lessons were a huge hit for the kids. The internet connectivity was 'hit-miss' but that made it even better to engage the teens. We plan to come back time and time again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved out long weekend at the horse farm! Members from 2 families traveled from Norfolk, Columbus OH and Dallas to spend time together around the Holidays. The landscape and historic portions of the house made us feel like we were in a Hallmark movie. We took advantage of a horseback ride one of the days, which added to the charm and memories. Collin was on site and ready to help with any needs that arose. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family reunions

  • 5 of 5

My extended family rented the house for 2 nights to celebrate my parent's 80th birthdays and it was perfect. We had enough beds for everyone and the dining room is huge. The are many different seating areas so that we could be in small groups throughout the house. We were there in the winter, so there would be even more space in the summer with the huge wraparound porch. We took long walks on the beautiful propoery, rode the horses with the amazing assistance of Colin, and cooked a big feast in the enormous kitchen. If you are looking for something off the beaten track that is casual and comfortable, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place and staff

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a weekend of baseball and this house is amazing rustic relaxing. The morning were beautiful with horses everywhere. The kids enjoyed feeding them every morning. The pool was clean and had lots of fun toys. Anita and Colin were awesome they were so nice and helpful. We came from our last game and Colin had setup a fire pit and wood for us to roast marshmallows. Plenty of space for a few families to enjoy this piece of heaven. We had the ball team over to cook out in between games and everyone loved the place!! Can't say enough about Anita and Colin and the whole environment

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Staunton Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 81
Car: necessary

New Meadow is situated between Historic Lexington & Staunton Virginia, just off the Greenville exit of rte. 81. To the east are beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and to the west are the Alleghenies. The farm hosts miles of riding and hiking/biking trails. Rockbridge Vineyard, an award winning winery is just around the corner, as well as several antique malls. Staunton is home to the first class Shakespeare Theatre and many fantastic restaurants. The farm is situated only 12 miles from the Virginia Military Academy, Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Horse Center.

Enjoy horse back riding on the trails, or you may choose to have instruction in one of the arenas. Go swimming in the pool, hiking biking or just chilling with a book - New Meadow is a great place to unwind!

Rates & Availability

Steeles Tavern Farmhouse Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100

Check in is at 3:00 pm, check out is by 3:00 pm. Please contact us to arrange for special check in and check out times.

We do require all renters to purchase CSA Damage Protection for their stay and provide us with a receipt as proof of purchase. This usually costs around $99 and can be found at:
Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a special event or wedding at New Meadow. Rates may differ.

Cleaning Fee waived for a stay of 4 or more nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Steeles Tavern Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full baths
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King Room - 1 queen , en suite bathroom
    Queen Room - 1 queen , shared bathroom
    Corner Queen room - 1 queen , Cozy room with lovely mountain and pool views
    The Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , The blue room overlooks the mountains, left at the stairs
    The Fairy Room - 2 twin/ single , Whimsical fairy pictures decorate the walls, great for kids!
    The English Twin - 2 twin/ single , Antique 4 poster beds in this cozy spot.
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)
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  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Located on working horse farm, so lessons and trails are available for an additional fee. Please see our website to make arrangements with Anita Warmington, 540-290-5790.

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