Tricia and Lynn Graves
About Tricia and Lynn Graves
We are the Graves Family. We've been farming this land - the valley and mountain slopes - since 1740. We farm primarily apple orchards with some cattle, pigs, goats, and hay making fields. You'll see it all but let us know if you fancy a farm tour. We are a family of six. Rachel and Jimmy are our - Lynn's and Lucky's - Mom and Dad. You'll meet them if you come to the Main Lodge and Restaurant - a southern family style restaurant, three meals a day for our guests at the Main Lodge or cabins. Find Jimmy and you will find many mountain tales. You'll likely see us all, the whole family, down at the restaurant lodge. We are frequently there with our team for meals - and joking with Margie and Margaret who run cook stoves. For help with fishing, hiking, riding, wine tours, or sightseeing, please come to see us at the Lodge and we'll fix you up with advice, a guide, or a license down at the Syria Mercantile. Tricia and Lynn, Missy and Lucky
Tricia and Lynn Graves purchased this Cottage in 1900
Why Tricia and Lynn Graves chose Syria
First off this is the Blue Ridge. This is Shenandoah National Park - 2 miles upstream.Located just off the Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, the cabin overlooks the Rose River - an excellent trout stream and you'll have swimming hole right near.Located right next to Shenandoah National Park, two miles further into the mountains from our small village, Syria. Hiking Trails nearby: White Oak Canyon Trail, Old Rag Mountain Trail, Cedar Run Trail, Camp Hoover and more... Many local Wineries and Breweries within a short driving distance: DuCard, Prince Michel, Revalations, Bald Top Brewery all within our county of Madison! Note: our valley is tech UNPLUGGED - no cell phone and no WiFi . This is the way our rural Blue Ridge life is. We, the Graves Family, run a Lodge & Restaurant along the Rose River. There, we have a huge seasonal pool, games, horseback riding and rods to borrow. You'll also find our Family Style, home cooked southern restaurant where all folks dine at long communal tables. This is community here and a continuation of farm dinners at big tables through the three centuries that we've farmed the valley. So if you fancy eating out, we're just down river and, if you don't plan to cook at all, we will do meal plans for you at a 20% discount.
What makes this Cottage unique
So, what to do outside? We have: -Graves Mountain Restaurant serving 3 meals daily. -Syria Mercantile-for snacks, beverages, fishing gear, camping gear and more... -Two stocked trout streams - The Rose River and The Robinson River - both on the farm - and the Rapidan is a short drive, a bass pond and stocked trout pond. - Horseback Riding by Circle B Stable located on the farm. -Hiking along our ten miles of home farm trails and a hundred miles in Shenandoah National Park, 7 miles drive away - Rock climbing on the ridge - Naturalist hikes - please give ample notice - Fly fishing clinics, guides and private coaching - please give ample notice - Hayrides through the Graves Farm - Swimming in the Junior Olympic size pool located at the Main Lodge, open Memorial Day through Labor Day - Road biking on short trips or a 100 mile back roads tour - Mountain biking on abandoned forest roads - Wine tour to four wineries within 30 mins and one just 10 mins - Five brew pubs within 35 mins - Bon fires nightly with s'mores - Sing-alongs on Fri and Sat nights -Heritage Day-first Saturday of April - Apple Harvest Festival-first 3 weekends of October - Festival of Music--Thursday, Friday & Saturday following Memorial Day. -July 4th Celebration including Live Music, Food and Fireworks!! -Peach Day-4th Saturday of July - Chef based restaurants in Culpeper (24 miles)
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.