Near Shenandoah Nat'l Park, beautiful woods and fields, fishing and swimming, BBQ area, unwind and relax
Nestled in scenic Madison County, Virginia this charming 1939 farmhouse is surrounded by woods and lovely pastoral views.
Nestled in scenic Madison County, Virginia this charming 1939 farmhouse is surrounded by woods and lovely pastoral views. There is a fully stocked pond for fishing as well as a dock for swimming and an outdoor shower. You can have your first cup of coffee sitting in the porch rockers watching the sunrise or end a perfect day in a lovely shaded barbeque area overlooking the pond. There is also a fire pit for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.
The house has 4 bedrooms and one bath with a spacious living and dining room, full kitchen with dishwasher and breakfast area. One bedroom with a daybed has a library including an extensive video movie collection and a delightful children's corner with games, books, and teddy bears. Two bedrooms have queen beds and another has twin beds. The living room sofa is also a sleeper.
Madison County is located in Cental Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and is one of the most beautiful areas in the state.
Located just off of Route 29, Charlottesville, Va is a 30 min drive south and Culpeper, Va is a 25 min drive north. James Madison's home, Montpelier, and Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, are closeby. The Shenandoah National Park is within a 30 min drive with beautiful hiking trails. There are numerous Civil War Trails in the surrounding areas including Madison County. Rockwood Farm is close to numerous wineries and only one half mile from Early Mountain Vineyard.
The owners, Ann and Bill Tidball, are retired and live on the adjacent property, Ashland Farm, circa 1862.
No pets allowed
No smoking allowed in the house or on the front, side or back porches
All trash, debris and discards should be properly placed in the trash bin before departing
All soiled dishes should be washed before departing. They can remain in the dishwasher.
Linens and bath towels are included in the cabin. Daily maid service is not included. Bathroom towels are not to be taken out of the house. Several beach towels for use when swimming in the pond are available if you forgot to bring your own
Used bed linens may be left on the beds when departing
We do not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.
Ann house was wonderful. Beautiful inside and in a location with great views. We were all very happy staying here.
Even better the second time. Ann really works hard to make guests feel welcome.
Ann and the house were both terrific. The property is gorgeous, with large, perfectly kept lawns and a beautiful pond. The interior is warm and homey, and very comfortably fit our group of four. Ann helped us ahead of time by providing directions and being flexible on timing. When we arrived, she left us a bottle of wine and a delicious bunch of heirloom tomatoes (which we happily ate and drank). I couldn't have enjoyed it more.
Highly recommended. House was clean and incredibly well stocked. Found everything but a pancake griddle. Our 2 year old found the toys in the b playroom just right for her age. Our 7 year old lovred the pond amd the swing. Parenta loved the fire pit and outdoor tabke and chairs and the wide open space for kids to run. Would have liked a second bathroom but if you get the outdoor ahower working that will help.
Pics didnt show the great fire pit. Plus we thought we might be close to the main road but it was 2miles in. Really quiet.
We will be back. Relaxation was easy. Thanks.
It is a lovely house in a beautiful setting. It was perfect for our needs. The owners were very nice and even mailed us a shirt we forgot.
This is such a wonderful place to stay. I have stayed in other vacation rental properties where it feels like the bare necessities are there for you, but nothing else. This is not the case at Rockwood. Every detail is thought through. Throw blankets on the chairs, toys for kids, books, even a jar for fireflies. The beds are very comfortable and cozy. Ann went out of her way to make every detail special and thoughtful. The pond behind the house is picture perfect. The fire pit is awesome. We had such a lovely time. It felt like house away from home. Thanks for everything Ann!!
Our experience at Rockwood Farm couldn't have been better. Ann was a wonderfully accommodating host, and the house is beautiful. My family (three) stayed with another family of four, and there was plenty of room for all of us. The kids adored the children's corner in one of the upstairs bedroom, and it was so nice to have a cozy living room for the adults to chat in after the children were asleep. The property is stunning, and I wished we had so much more time to explore everything!
Ann was incredibly helpful, especially when I inadvertently found myself and my toddler daughter locked outside when our friends had taken the house key with them into town for several hours. She immediately helped me get a spare key. The house itself had everything we needed for our trip -- including emergency toiletries, a bottle of wine, fresh eggs, and homemade cookies!
Thank you, Ann!!
I'm a retired corporate executive and my spouse, Bill, is a retired executive from the Federal Government. We live on the adjoining property, Ashland Farm, which is 150 years old. Bill is a gardener and raises vegetables which are sold to a broker who sources restaurants in the Washington, DC area. We raise chickens and provide fresh eggs to our guests at Rockwood, also fresh vegetables in the summer. Both of us are active volunteers in the community. We also have a condo in the New Orleans French Quarter and in downtown Baltimore--we are avid Ravens and Orioles fans. We love to travel and our favorite destination is Italy. From 1997 through 2003 we lived in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai and we treasure that experience.
I've attempted to make Rockwood Farm everything a vacation renter would want with attention to the smallest details. I want our guests expectations to be exceeded.