2+ Bedrooms, 1 Bath Home With Mountain Views East/west and River Frontage.
Forrest (ED) Louderback
About Forrest (ED) Louderback
Third generation owner, originally purchased by my grandfather in 1936. I grew up in Elkton.
Forrest (ED) Louderback purchased this Farmhouse in 1936
Why Forrest (ED) Louderback chose Elkton
Family home and getaway. Presently live on the west coast and come to Elkton several times a year.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
This part of the Shenandoah Vally is a unique and beautiful area during all seasons. The house is 16 miles from JMU and other Harrisonburg venues. Come for graduation weekend, football games and other college family events. Massenuttan 4 Seasons resort is 5 miles. Scenic Skyland Drive and the Appalachian Trail access north/south are 7 miles from the house. Golf, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, hiking and fishing are available in the area. The Shenandoah river is the eastern boundary of the property. Numerous golf courses are close by. Luray Caverns and antique car museum is 20 miles. Numerous wineries are located in the valley area for wine tasting and touring. Access to a multitude of historical homes, civil war battlefields sites and activities. The property is located 100 miles SW of Washington, DC. 100 miles west of Richmond and the same from Roanoke. Wineries: There are 5 + in the Shenandoah Valley area Golf Rockingham County Fairgrounds (lasts one week in August) (30 min) James Madison University Sports & Events (25 min) Historical Interests: Civil War Reenactment (usually the first weekend in October) (20 min) Monticello & the University of Virginia: Charlottesville (45 mins) Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Homestead. Alexandria: (2 Hours)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Almost perfect for us
Almost everything was perfect and we look forward to coming back sometime soon. The only thing I would reccommend is a small window air conditioner upstairs and one downstairs. For the most part the house is very comfortable temperature wise but in the late afternoon it can get a little stuffy. The provided fans are nice and help some. But a couple of small 5,000 btu ac's would make it perfect. thanks
For the cow lovers!!
The best part of this place was waking up and having coffee with the cows! Ed was so easy to work with as well. Didn’t quite notice when I booked that there was no air conditioning but we really didn’t mind it, the weather was great! The only disappointment was not being able to make it to the river due to very over grown grass on the path. Overall we had a blast exploring Shenandoah and this home was a cherry on top!
Peaceful and comfortable.
Loved this farm home. It had a quieter comfortable charm. It was tastfully decorated with comfy beds. The only thing that I didn't live was that the only bathroom was downstairs. That was not a deal breaker but not too easy for my 80 year old father to navigate in the middle of the night. We really enjoyed our short stay and Forrest was easy to work with.
Comfortable with Beautiful views
The house is extremely clean and comfortable. Very close to a bunch of good places to eat. The roaming cows and rolling hills make for a beautiful view from all angles of the house. Great for families with young children and adult getaway. The owner is very responsive and helpful. The house is well equipped and everything is easy to find.
Great weekend getaway
Our family from the DC area met up with another family from SW Virginia at this farmhouse. It was the perfect midpoint. We all had fun enjoying the mountain views and grounds. Our toddler is still talking about the “baby cows” he saw there. Very comfortable and clean. We look forward to visiting again.
Thoroughly loved our stay at this Shenandoah farmhouse. We booked it to be close to the national park & it truly was. Easy access to the park entrance & the town of Elkton has the basic amenities a family needs. The house was well-maintained & very clean. The owner has thought of everything guests need & did not skimp on staples like detergent, paper towels & the like. The beds were comfortable & our kids especially liked the cots in the fun attic space. The setting is bucolic; no neighbors "next door" so the views are fields & mountains from all sides of the property. We enjoyed watching the cows mosey around the property each day. We did venture out down to the river one afternoon which was a fun adventure.
We usually stay in rentals as opposed to hotels on our vacations & this home was rare in that it had us itching to get back to it after the park each day. Sitting on the front porch, laying on the grass in the sun, watching our standard poodle run freely around the yard, & playing cornhole were our favorite activities all week. It was unbelievably peaceful.
When staying at White Fawn Farm you have easy access to abundant recreational opportunities which can include canoeing, tubing and kayaking rentals nearby, numerous golf courses, tennis, miniature golf, horseback riding, go carts, hiking, antiquing, museums, wineries, dining, historic Towns, battlefields, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns and so much more.
The scenic Skyland Drive and the Appalachian Trail access are 7 miles from the house at Swift Run Gap.
Golf, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, hiking and fishing are available in the area. The South fork of the Shenandoah River is the eastern boundary of the property. Bring you poles and enjoy the .5 mile + frontage which is 100 yards from the house. You can contact Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg for guided fishing in the area.
Several golf courses are close by. They include Lakeview Golf Course, Heritage Oaks Golf Course, Spotswood Country Club, Massanuttan Resort, Packsaddle Ridge, Shenvalee.
Luray Caverns and antique car museum is 20 miles.
Numerous wineries are located in the valley area for wine tasting and touring.
Come skiing at Massanutten! The resort is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier snow resorts with over 3 million skiers and snowboarders having experienced the joy of their snow. Massanutten boasts 1,110 feet of vertical drop. If you ski, snowboard, snow tube or want to learn, Massanutten is the place to find the snow!
Come stay at White Fawn Farm and take advantage of the location to combine some of these activities and enjoy your stay in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia!Area Interests:
Dining: I recommend Ciro’s for Italian and Hank’s Smokehouse on Route 33 West for Cajun/BBQ, then El Paso in the town of Elkton for Mexican. Get the country feel of the area with a breakfast at C&S Diner on Old Spotswood Trail in Elkton or breakfast/lunch/dinner at Terrie’s, located west of Elkton on Old Spotswood Trail. For more selection and larger restaurants that have larger selections of alcohol, head to Harrisonburg, 20 min west on Route 33.
Skiing / Snowboarding / tubing: You can be on the slopes in 20 minutes; 14 trails open till 10 p.m. Tubing is also great family fun, but has to be booked one day ahead. If your younger children have never skied before, consider the Slope-sliders program at Massanutten; you can sign up by phone the day before. They have a staff that caters to getting kids outfitted properly and coached in the basics. It covers most of the day, including lunch. They also have similar snowboard classes. Parents generally have a much better time, when their kids 10 are enrolled in Slope sliders.
Horseback Riding: Woodstone Meadows (540) 289-6152 (20 minutes) and Keezelnutten Farm (540) 269-2227
Hiking: The house is 10 minutes from popular Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail access points. There are a great number and variety of hiking trails just a few miles away.
Caverns: Luray Caverns, a 35 minute drive, is a U.S. Natural Landmark, the largest and most popular in the east.
888-430-CAVE; Natural Chimneys: 888-430-CAMP
Large-scale Action Water Park – Summer – Massanutten Resort (20 mins.)
Public swimming: Shenandoah River and Campground on Rt. 33 (10 mins.)
Roller skating: Elkton on Rt. 33 (10 mins.) Cinemaplex: Harrisonburg (25 mins.)
Bowling: Harrisonburg (25 mins.)
Family River Activities / Canoes / Tubes / Fishing: The Shenandoah River has multiple public access points, several of which are right in Elkton. If you have two vehicles, it’s a nice “float” downriver to the 2nd access lot. Shenandoah River Adventures is a local facilities to rent canoes & tubes as needed in Shenandoah (3 miles downriver from the house). (1-888-403-722.) Several local fishing spots are accessible right from the Rt. 33 overpass bridge in Elkton. White Fawn Farm has direct frontage of over ½ mile of the river. Walk from the house and fly fish or spin fish for bass, perch and the occasional trout, (when water is still cool).
Antiques: There are several in downtown Elkton, and antique “malls” on both sides of Route 33 between Elkton and Harrisonburg (10 - 30 minutes). There are also signs along Route 33 for local flea markets.
Shenandoah Heritage Farmers Market: Old-fashioned Shenandoah Valley Home-made goods (25 minutes),
Fine Department Stores: Harrisonburg (25 minutes)
Finer Department Stores: Charlottesville (45 minutes) well worth the trip! If you are here and need to shop!
Also see Dayton Farmers Market
Primitive Folk Art: Route 33, next to Log Cabin Barbecue (10 min.)
Apple picking (Sept – Oct)