About this listing
A cozy efficiency cottage hidden in the woods, with easy access to park hiking & winery. Great for couples, professionals, writers. Find lodging for larger parties at our Garden Cottage & Home Place, links under "profile" at the bottom of this page.
The Brown Recluse is a cozy, secluded, one-bedroom cabin nestled in a small a recreational subdivision in the farm community of Wolftown, Virginia. It has one queen bed and a day bed with a trundle. Linens are provided. The Brown Recluse is furnished for private no fuss comfort and retreat. It has a full bath and fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and electric stove top for cooking. There is no oven. There is a gas grill on the deck. Heat is furnished by a thermostatically controlled gas log stove. Window AC in summer. A 24" TV provides guests with local stations/weather and guests can use the HDMI cable to hook-up their own DVD player.
We offer complimentary fresh eggs, jam, and fresh vegetables in season. Our guests also enjoy Yoder's Market & delicatessen where they can purchase organic, gourmet and bulk foods and fresh local meats.
There is a pond in the community where guests can fish - BYOP (pole)
Contact us about weekly rates. 10% state and local taxes are included.
Madison boasts a full range of dining and at least 2 "fine" dining establishments. The Early Mountain Winery, which also serves panini's and salads, is only 4 miles from the cabin. Recently opened by Steve and Jean Case, it is a foundation whose mission is to promote Virginia wines.
Most of our guests enjoy solitude, taking walks on the Jarrell Farm, hiking, hunting, taking a dip in the Rapidan River, and spending an evening at the winery. Several of our parties have spotted bears while hiking, and deer periodically stroll past the cabin. There is pond nearby, and Shenandoah National Park is less than 4 miles away.
Centrally located between Culpeper, Orange, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, the region features several regional farmer's markets, several colleges, the homes of 3 US presidents, golfing, skiing, and a host of shops museums, and wineries. Washington DC is 2 hours away by car or accessible by train from Culpeper.
Interaction with Guests
We try to greet our guests personally to familiarize them with the cabin and answer any questions. We are always accessible via text.
Our guests enjoy the rural landscape, phenomenal scenery, and the friendly neighborhood. Guests can spend their entire visit without traveling more than 4 miles to the Park or the winery.
Guests need a vehicle. Hiking, jogging and bicycling are also popular.
Other Things to Note
In addition to clean quarters, guests can expect sanitized kitchen and bath, garbage pick up, clean bed linens and towels, and a maintained lawn and yard.
Guests with severe allergies should consult with us in advance. We understand, try to make allowances or refer you to a more favorable host. All first aid kits include Benedryl for emergencies.
Some guests have asked: We drink the water, which is natural, fresh, teaming with natural minerals, and actually tastes. . . like real water.
Parents ABSOLUTELY MUST accompany their children when they are outside or walking. Guests need to wear shoes outside as well.
99.9% of our guests are absolute AirBnB saints! They have a firm grasp of the AirBnB culture and we thoroughly enjoy meeting them, so we don't need a lot of rules. We encourage guests review the brief House Manual after their reservation is confirmed.
Smoking outside only
Pets are not permitted
About the Host, James, Leri & Moonshine
James is a retired farmer and excavator. Leri was a foreign service brat and city mouse until Alaska transformed her. Moonshine is our last child and self-appointed greeter. We have a small herd of beef cattle and a few chickens for entertainment and eggs. We raise produce in several gardens, and preserve much of our food. We would love to have you visit any time of the year.