About Bill Talbot
Hello from Bill and Stephanie Talbot. Three years ago we built our dream home, Whispering Oaks, in the Shenandoah Mountains. Having traveled extensively for the military, we now teach at a local community college and are avid hikers. We love our community and the outdoors so much we wanted to share it with others. We are now proud to offer Whispering Winds for families and friends to gather in the mountains to revel in the starlit skies, to enjoy the River, the hiking, the farm markets, the quaint country festivals and especially to relax and get away from it all. It is our hope that you come to Whispering Winds as guests and leave as friends. Bill and Stephanie
Bill Talbot purchased this House in 2017
Why Bill Talbot chose Bentonville
This property was purchased and developed because of our love for hiking and the outdoors. We wanted people to be able to enjoy a full weekend in the area, so keeping the travel time of 90 minutes from DC was very important to us. This property gives travelers a quick get a way to a serene mountain retreat.
What makes this House unique
The views speak for themselves! The starlit skies at night are free of ambient light and are a mesmerizing delight after a day on the mountains or river. Don't forget to gather around the fire pit for smores and friendship and fun.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful family stay
We had an amazing five night stay and wished we had stayed a full week! The view from every bedroom was just beautiful! We spent most of the trip hiking each morning and then relaxing and cooking in the gorgeous kitchen. There were so many little touches that Bill and Stephanie put into the house that really made you feel like you were at home! A ton of hiking ideas and things to do whether traveling with kids or not! Appreciate everything during our stay.
They were the perfect guests and we would love for them to stay again
We had a great four days in this beautiful location, I will long remember sitting at the kitchen table with the Blue Ridge Mts framed by the picture window. Bill And Steph made sure the check-in went smoothly. We arrived to a spotless house that was 100% as described. Bill and Steph thoughtfully provided information on where to get groceries, their favorite hiking trails, and restaurants. We all had a great time, exhausting ourselves hiking during the day and relaxing at the house in the evening. We really wished we had planned for a few more days in this wonderful mountain home.
Majestic views, superb lotchen
The view will forever be etched in memory. Lovely people! Thank you so much for the best view I’ve ever had of the Milky Way! 💜💜
Great location wonderful home very luxurious
Would definitely be back soon
Thanks and we would love for you to return!
Get away from it all
Three days in this beautiful hideaway isn't enough. You'll wish you had rented it for the whole week. The home (it's more than just a house" is immaculate. Two generous bedrooms and a lower level hideaway where the teenagers can enjoy their stay. The view from the back deck is majestic. Isolated enough to enjoy the night sounds of the forest. The owner was very cooperative.
The house is wonderful. The view as you come in the front door is magnificent. Everything is clean and comfortable. The layout of the house is just right. The location was also great. the kitchen is very well supplied. It really is a stellar vacation rental. I have been to many and this one is well done. I highly recommend this property.