Jarrell Farm's Brown Recluse Cabin

Cabin - Entire home/apt · East Laurel Drive, Madison, VA 22727, United States
James, Leri & Moonshine

A cozy, secluded cottage with easy access, centrally located between Shenandoah National Park and the Early Mt. Winery.

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A cozy, secluded cottage with easy access, centrally located between Shenandoah National Park and the Early Mt. Winery.

The Space

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. Some of our guests have also returned with friends to stay at our Home Place on the Jarrell Farm also listed on airbnb.

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.

Interaction with Guests

We usually greet our guests personally to familiarize them with the cabin and answer any questions. We are always accessible via text.

The Neighborhood

The phenomenal scenery, and the friendly neighborhood. Guests can spend their entire visit without traveling more than 4 miles to the Park or the winery.

Getting around

This is the country. Guests need a vehicle. Hiking, jogging and bicycling are also popular. Madison boasts the Tour de Madison bike race/tour as well.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Brown Recluse Cabin was perfect! My daughter and I snuck away from DC for the 4th--- we were greeted by Leri and a basket of farm fresh eggs. The cabin was beautifully appointed, with every kitchen effect we could need. We made wonderful meals which we enjoyed in the evening on the deck, as the sun set and the stars came out. We hiked Bear Church Rock/ Jones Mtn -- Leri is very knowledgeable about day hikes in the area. Early Mtn Winery is just down the road and Shenandoah NP also a few miles away. We look forward to our return!!

    July 2014
    James, Leri & Moonshine
    Response from James, Leri & Moonshine:

    Are the cards your contribution, or would you like me to send them back as well?

    July 2014
  • Perfect cabin in the woods! Amazingly decorated with vintage items. We absolutely loved it. Hopefully we'll be back!

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at the Brown Recluse cabin. It was very clean, nice private setting.Our hosts Leri, James and Moonshine were very gracious. The home canned jelly and fresh eggs were great. We plan on staying again.

    June 2014
  • The Brown Recluse Cabin was everything we needed and more for our 1st wedding anniversary weekend! Every small detail was taken care of (down to the sponges, coffee filters, and cooking supplies) and the cabin was adorable.

    My husband and I arrived on Saturday and grilled for dinner that night. The grill was huge and new...it worked very well! For breakfast, we had the delicious eggs that Leri and James left for us with some bacon and all the (website hidden) in the cabin was a breeze. We went to the Early Mountain winery later that day and loved it. The patio was beautiful and we shared an appetizer (the crab dip is amazing) and had a glass of wine before going to Charlottesville for dinner. If you do the same, I would recommend The Ivy Inn for a nice dinner...it was delicious!

    Leri graciously greeted us with Moonshine when we arrived, and took time to explain the surrounding area and give suggestions. She even sent me a text later in the day to follow up on what we had discussed. She was very welcoming.

    Couldn't recommend this place enough! Perfect for a quiet, rustic getaway!

    June 2014
    James, Leri & Moonshine
    Response from James, Leri & Moonshine:

    Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm seriously thinking about staying there myself!

    June 2014
  • This (email hidden) with everything a couple needs for a relaxing getaway! The cabin was very clean and accomodating. Highly recommend :).

    May 2014
  • We had a perfect weekend getaway at the Brown Recluse. Loved the proximity to markets and the vineyard while still being secluded and peaceful. Hope to be back again soon!

    May 2014
  • The Brown Recluse Cabin was a very convenient stopover for our weekend through Virginia. It was clean and quiet, sitting out on the deck was relaxing, and Leri was very welcoming and hospitable. The area is beautiful and we wish we could have stayed longer, but at least there were fresh eggs in the fridge to fuel us up the next morning.

    April 2014
  • The cabin was beautiful and had everything we needed. We loved the fireplace and all of the cozy places to sit and relax. It was a little cold outside to use the deck, but we would definitely come back in warmer weather to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor space. It was close to the cute town of Madison and Shenandoah National Park. Leri was very helpful and her eggs were delicious!

    April 2014
  • I found the cabin easily, and really appreciated the
    Our time here. Leri was very welcoming and there is plenty of local info available in the cabin

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed out stay at the cabin. Leri was always available to answer any questions and provided great advice for hiking and dining around the area. The cabin was very cozy, neat and well maintained. We really appreciated the delicious jam and fresh eggs waiting for us in the fridge upon our arrival. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a secluded getaway away from the city noise.

    April 2014
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I am a retired farmer and excavator. I have a small herd of beef cattle and we have a few chickens for entertainment and eggs. We raise produce in several gardens, and can much of our food. I raised my family at this farm and have recently renovated it for guests. We would love to have you visit any time of the year. Stay for one night or as long as you wish. Couples are also welcome to check out the Brown Recluse cabin if the farm house is more than you need.
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