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 twin day bed. Linens are provided. The Brown Recluse is tailored for private no fuss comfort and retreat. It has a full bath and fully-equipped kitchen, deck, gas grill, a gas log stove for heat and an air conditioner. There is a 24" TV with local stations and an HDMI cable for guests to hook-up their own DVD player.
We offer complimentary fresh eggs and a vegetable basket in season, and seasonal treats from the larder. Guests can also purchase additional eggs, vegetables, jams and pickles from the Jarrell Farm. Our guests also enjoy Yoder's Market & delicatessen where they can purchase organic and bulk foods and fresh local meats.
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 5 miles away.
Centrally located between Culpeper, Orange, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, the region features at least 6 different 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.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$35 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1000 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Beautiful cabin in the woods, with all the wineries you could possibly care to visit in the surrounding area. Leri was a wonderfully hospitable host.
This was the perfect getaway. James and Leri were very prompt in all communications as the trip got closer. Enjoyed a quiet weekend. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. Would recommend to anyone looking to find some quiet down time.
What a delightful stay! Terrific, isolated, quite location to get away, lovely set-up with full kitchen, living room, and bedroom, and the owners are easily accessible and happy to visit to assist any question or concern. Really enjoyable experience and highly recommend to others. Loved the starlight and proximity to trails. Took advantage of the farm eggs and home-made jam owners left in the fridge and used the coffee maker and coffee provided. This quiet getaway was just what I needed. Many thanks.
I had a great time. I didn't actually stay in the Brown Recluse; I stayed in the Home Place. The roads leading to the Brown Recluse were icy so they offered me a stay in the much-larger Home Place. They were very kind and left me fresh eggs and delicious jam!
A group of friends and I were on a "get-away" road trip and wanted to do some Shenandoah hiking. We needed a place to stay just before our hike, and the cabin was perfect. It was quiet and away from the city life we are used to (which was ideal).
Booking was a breeze, and James/Leri were very quick in providing feedback! Within 12 hours of seeing the place I already had a few messages to them asking for specific things--we booked with no hassle. They were very accommodating for check-in times, as well.
Prior to our arrival, Leri turned on the heat and left fresh eggs and (delicious) jam in our fridge. When we got there, Leri came over again and acquainted us with the cabin and gave us some advice on our hiking adventures. Again, they were very helpful!
The cabin itself was great! It was fully equipped, so if you just brought food you could cook yourself a meal, etc. I would definitely come back if I were to visit Shenandoah again.
Our brief stay in the Brown Recluse was wonderful. Leri was a great hostess, and the Brown Recluse offered all the amenities we needed for a winter hiking trip. The cabin's proximity to Shenandoah National Park was ideal.
The brown recluse was just the retreat that we were looking for. It is very well kept and had all the amenities we needed for our mountain getaway. We felt very much at home. The gas stove was amazing and kept the cabin very warm which was perfect to come home to after our hikes in the mountains. Leri was very helpful from the beginning with setting up the reservation, to helping us know what was in the area, to being flexible with our arrival and departure. Overall it was the most amazing experience and being able to stay at the brown recluse made it perfect. We would love to come back soon!
The Brown Recluse was a wonderful getaway from DC and all that we hoped for a relaxing weekend. Lots of great hiking close by and all the amenities of home. Leri and James were welcoming and even let us have a fire outside! Couldn't recommend this place more for couples or singles!
We were looking for a nice quiet cabin in the woods and that's exactly what we got. Fresh eggs and vegetables were in the fridge when we arrived. Leri was very friendly and welcoming. We were interested in hiking and we found a nearby trail called Jones Mountain Trail that runs 2.7 miles on the Rapadian River and then you can break off to another trail toward Bear Church Rock which leads to a great look out point of the Shenandoah Mountains. There is a winery not more than 10 minutes away. The cabin feels homey and is a great place to get away from city. We really enjoyed our stay.
Amazing, perfect little cabin for what was a beautiful fall getaway. Can't recommend this place, along with Leri's and James' hospitality, enough!