About this listing
Relaxed farm setting best suited/priced for groups of 4-8 offers 360-degree mt. views, fire pit, stargazing, nearby hiking & winery. Enjoy complimentary fresh eggs, pancake mix & jam. Couples check our cozy Brown Recluse cabin or Garden Cottage.
A roomy kitchen and dining area comfortable seats up to 10. This space can be rearranged for quiet candelit dinners for 2 or small buffet events.
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 a knoll in Wolftown, quiet walks through pastures offer beautiful views of surrounding mountains in the daytime and a blanket of stars at night.
The space is best suited for parties of 4-6, but will accommodate 8. Base rate is for parties of 4. Children older than toddlers should be counted as extra guests. 10% local and state taxes are included.
3 private bedrooms offer 2 king beds 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 and shelter offer a fire pit, gas grill, picnic table, chairs. 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 (BYO clubs), 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. Verizon service works best. Most guests find GPS adequate for locating the Home Place.
Guests can arrive at their leisure after 3:00 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. Check out is noon, so guests have time to sleep in. The primary objective is relaxation, comfort, a total absence of pressure, even a sense of timelessness.
This is an authentic working subsistence farm, with all the trappings: working sheds, equipment, hay bales, chickens, cattle and a garden. Guests are invited to take walks through the fields and to the pond. Please consult us in advance.
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
Leri was great! Farm was beautiful, house was clean and the location is perfect for those looking to hike WhiteOak Canyon or Old Rag (30 min drive). Plus, Leri makes the tastiest tomato salsa! Just the break we needed from DC living. :-)
It was our first time to be in Virginia with my family. The arrangement with Leri was smooth and fast since the booking was made. The house depicts the living style of a farm which was a perfect experience for us. Leri and James walked us in the farm in a friendly environment. I really recommend the house for a family break.
What a charming place -wish we'd been able to spend more than one night. The house is in a beautiful setting and well-equipped for cooking and sitting outside under the stars. We didn't meet the hosts, but they were easy to communicate with and responsive. Would love to go back and see the farm.
We had a wonderful time during our stay. The views from the farm are spectacular and Leri and James were wonderful. Fresh veggies and eggs from the farm and the sound of roosters and cows in the field make.
This was wonderful - thank you! Very thoughtful touches and beautiful scenery!
James and Leri were great hosts! We loved the quite/serene property and it was perfect for our girls trip (7 of us!) The home fit all of our needs with modern amenities in the kitchen but still an old country feel. We especially appreciated the fresh farm eggs and pancake mix for breakfast, what a nice touch. We even want to return on our next visit! Would highly recommend!
We had a fantastic weekend stay at Leri & James' place in Madison. We loved the quiet...very peaceful (especially with no cell service - t-mobile). The house was well stocked and fit all our needs...which can be challenging with a toddler in tow (18 months). Leri and James had all the low electrical sockets covered with safety plugs and even had a high chair for guests to use...very thoughtful. We loved the central location between the trailheads in Shenandoah National Park and Charlottsville. We also really enjoyed the Graves Mill hike at the end of 662 (Graves Mill Road). Leri was very friendly and quite a helpful host, stopping by to see if we needed anything. Thanks for the great stay.
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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.