Relaxed farm setting for 2-8. Guests enjoy 360-degree hilltop views, nearby hiking & wine. Enjoy fresh eggs, jam & pancake mix on the house. Also, Garden Cottage & Brown Recluse Cabin links are at "view full profile" at the bottom of this page.
The Jarrell family Home Place was built at the turn of the last century. It is furnished primarily for no fuss comfort and relaxation. Perched on an open hill in Wolftown, quiet walks through pastures offer a 360 degree view of surrounding mountains in the daytime and a blanket of stars at night.
The space is best suited for parties of 2-6, but will accommodate 8. Base rates anticipate parties of 2. Larger groups receive discounted pricing. Children older than toddlers should be counted as extra guests. Weekly rate is for 6 and 2 children. Contact us for smaller group pricing. Taxes are included.
3 private bedrooms offer 2 king (convertible to twins) and 2 twin beds. Day bed and trundle are in the living room. One party books the entire house. Linens are provided.
A large fully equipped kitchen/dining area offers comfortable table seating for 6 and additional bar space for 4.
The living room offers ample space (7-8 guests) for lounging or gathering. DVD player and local TV broadcasting are available.
Additional lodging for 1-3 guests is available at our Brown Recluse Cabin located in the woods nearby and for 1-6 guests at the Garden Cottage just down the road (also listed on this site.)
Guests can purchase vegetables in season, additional eggs and jams.
A large yard offers a fire pit, picnic table, chairs, and plenty of room for children to run and catch fire flies. It is a great spot for small groups; friends, family holidays, retreats, girls getaways, small wedding parties and reunions. There is ample parking.
Many of our guests visit Yoder's Market & delicatessen where they can pick up organic and bulk foods, fresh local meats, home made baked goods and more.
Most of our guests enjoy solitude, taking walks on the farm, lounging on the porch, roasting marsh mellows, hiking in nearby Shenandoah National Park, birding, stargazing, hunting, golfing at the nearby Greene County Golf Course, taking a dip in the Rapidan River, and spending an evening at the Early Mt. Winery. For more information, check our Guidebook.
"Signals" are accessible, at the farm, and the neighborhood depending on topography. Most guests find GPS adequate for locating the Home Place.
Guests can arrive at their leisure after 2:00 p.m. We will make every attempt to be there to greet you and familiarize you with the house if you provide us with your ETA. We also try to space out bookings so that guests can depart at their leisure. However, during peak seasons and holidays sometimes that isn't possible. The primary objective is relaxation, comfort, a total absence of pressure, even a sense of timelessness.
This is an authentic working subsistence farm, with chickens, cattle and gardens. Guests are invited to take walks through the fields and to the pond, participate in low risk farm activities primarily feeding chickens, collecting eggs, working the garden.
Interaction with Guests
We are only a text away, and we live in the neighborhood.
Shenandoah National Park's Jones Mt Trail is a 5 minute drive. Our central location between Charlottesville, Orange, Culpeper and Harrisonburg makes this an ideal for day trips to regional attractions and colleges. Montpelier, Monticello, and Ash Lawn, the homes for three early American Presidents are within 45 minutes by car. Several colleges, Massenutten skiing and water park, and a plethora of wineries, shops and farmers' markets also dot the countryside. Steve and Jean Case's Early Mountain Winery is 3.5 miles up the road. Madison boasts of at least 2 fine dining establishments with a full range of menus, and several "affordable" venues.
Guests can take a train from Culpeper to Washington, DC or drive in 2 hours. DC is a 2-hour drive, or guests who wish to take a day trip can drive 20 minutes to Culpeper and catch the train to Washington.
Situated near the Rapidan Wildlife Management area, check station, sporting goods supply, and processor makes it a perfect hunters' hostel during fall & winter. Hunters may or may not share the house with other hunting parties.
It is best to have your own wheels.
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, please bring the appropriate medications and notify us in advance. We try to make allowances or refer you to a more favorable host. Please understand this is a working farm with plenty of allergens and we are not equipped to provide an allergen-free environment. We have had several guests with allergies who have suffered no ill affects. 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.
We ask our guests to consult with us prior to walking on the farm. We frequently change livestock situations and there are risks accompanied with venturing into the wrong fields. Parents ABSOLUTELY MUST accompany their children when they are outside or walking the farm. Guests need to wear shoes outside as well. Children and guests are asked not to enter farm buildings for their own safety.
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
We had a wonderful night at The Home at Jarrell Farm. The inside and outside space exceeded our expectations for a weekend in the country and mountains. Leri and James made us feel very welcome, provided us with all we needed, and treated us with complimentary farm treats. They keep the place and land in excellent shape for visitors, and it is nice to know they are near by if anything comes up. We would definitely return or suggest it to friends. And it was a great place to stay for our Old Rag hike the following day, only 20 minutes away.
We had a great time at the farm! The house if perfect and provides for a great place to relax. Really neat to be on a working farm, and the land is beautiful.
Six of spent the weekend in the cabin, and we had a great time. Leri led us around the farm so we could get up close with the cows and the chickens, and of course, Moonshine. We enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, cooking with the farm fresh eggs. The property is beautiful, and even though it was cold we were able to sit outside around the fire pit, and walk through the field to the lake. We had lunch before (email hidden) Winery and it was lovely. On our second day, we hiked part of the Jones Mt trail and really enjoyed that. Highly recommended for a weekend getaway with a small group!
Listing is as pictured and described and then some. It was hard to believe when we first booked the place, but yes the house looks that nice. Kitchen is incredible and served us well. Space is cozy yet spacious. Hosts are pretty hands off yet incredibly friendly and welcoming, Moonshine included. Would absolutely stay again and very well might this summer.
We found the perfect home away from home city escape here. The house was adorable and had everything we needed: comfortable beds, clean showers, kitchen equipment galore, and a spacious yard. The extras really put this place over the top though: fresh eggs, homemade jams and pancake mix, unique country furnishings, extra shampoo when I had forgotten mine, and books of every topic from psychology, to gardening to take out and enjoy on the outdoor lounge chairs. It was in close enough proximity to hiking trails, country stores, restaurants, and a winery that we never felt bored, yet was isolated enough that we felt no pressure either on the days when we wanted to do absolutely nothing. Leri was a wonderful host, reliable and friendly with a wealth of knowledge (Moonshine was equally sweet). We will definetly be coming back for another weekend!
James and Leri were wonderful. The house was even bigger than we had expected, but still felt very cozy. They made sure we had everything that we needed and were never more than a text away. We'll definitely be going back sometime soon. Thanks again for a great weekend!
Thank you for the most relaxing and peaceful Sunday evening. The breakfast was so delicious and the camp fire was perfect. Also thank you for letting us stay later, it allowed us to eat our lunch after our hike. Best wishes with all the hunting!
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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.