The Home Place at Jarrell Farm

House - Entire home/apt · Graves Mill Road, Madison, VA 22727, United States
James, Leri & Moonshine
Your host, James, Leri & Moonshine
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The Space

The Jarrell family Home Place was built at the turn of the last century. It has been recently renovated for comfort and relaxation. Perched on an open hill in Wolftown, quiet walks through pasture offer a 360 degree view of surrounding mountains in the daytime and a blanket of stars at night.

Accommodations are for up to 8 people, with three private bedrooms that offer king and twin beds and an additional day bed and trundle in the living room. One party books the entire house. Linens are provided. Additional lodging for up to 3 is available at our Brown Recluse Cabin, located in the woods nearby (also listed on this site.)
Guests are greeted with complimentary farm fresh eggs, goodies from the larder, and/or fresh seasonal pickings from one of the six Jarrell produce gardens. Guests can also purchase additional vegetables, eggs, jams and pickles from the Jarrell Farm. The kitchen is fully equipped. The living room has a TV, Blu-Ray DVD player and CD player/radio. Cable, satellite and local TV broadcasting is not available.

We have a nightly rate of $95.00 for up to two guests, and $45.00 for each additional person including children. Taxes are included. Published weekly and monthly rates are base rates that will vary for more than 2 people. Additional housekeeping is available for stays over 5 days. Contact us for quotes & considerations.

A huge yard offers plenty of room for children to run and catch fire flies. It is a great spot for couples as well as small events such as family holidays, retreats, girls getaways, small wedding parties, small weddings and reunions, etc, or long term seasonal stays. 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 and 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, 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.

This is an authentic working subsistence farm, with chickens, cattle and gardens. Guests are invited to participate in low risk farm activities primarily feeding chickens, collecting eggs, working the garden. We also offer workshops in a variety of topics that are listed on our Jarrell Farm website and available with advanced notice.

Shenandoah National Park is 4 miles down the road, where guests can hike. We're also centrally located between Charlottesville, Orange, Culpeper and Harrisonburg makes it ideal for day trips to regional attractions. Montpelier, Monticello, and Ash Lawn, the homes for three early American Presidents are within 45 minutes drive. Several colleges, Massenutten skiing and water park, and a plethora of wineries shops and farmers' markets also dot the countryside, with Steve and Jean Case's Early Mountain Winery 3.5 miles up the road. Madison boasts of at least 2 fine dining establishments with a full range of menus.

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.

"Signals" are accessible, at the farm, but are illusive in nearby Wolftown, so those using GPS to find us need to bring a back-up set of directions.

Guests can arrive at their leisure. 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.

Interaction with Guests

We are only a text away, and we live in the neighborhood.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 8
Extra people: $45 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $650 /week
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The farm is very nice and cozy. The view is absolutely stunning. It is countryside and be prepared for bugs(outside the house). James was out of town when we arrived. He left the back door unlocked and everything ready. There is no problem at all on checking in. Later Jimmy came and brought us a full basket of fresh vegetables from his garden, which are the most tasteful vegetables I've ever had. Overall, everything went as we expected from country life, and I definitely recommend it.

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

    You are most welcome. If you are in the neighborhood let me know and we'll try that farm tour we discussed.

    July 2014
  • We have our most interesting days in this house,James and Leri are nice guys,the scenery is amazing, if you wanna experience farm life with families, their house is the best choice

    July 2014
  • This place was fantastic and just what we were looking for.

    Six friends and I spent the day wine tasting, dilly-dallying, on our way from Washington, DC to Madison. When we arrived at the house, it was just what we were looking for. Rustic - but not too rustic, very spacious and had everything we need.

    Leri is very lovely and gave us great advice on things to do in the area.

    This place was perfect!

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Leri's and Jame's farm. The house is very cute and comfortable and you feel at home the moment you arrive. Leri and James went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. We will come back for sure; this was a great experience!

    June 2014
  • Wonderful hosts--welcome basket included eggs from chickens raised on the property and gingerbread pancake mix. The house is cozy but lovely. The neighborhood is gorgeous: tucked into beautiful rolling Blue Ridge mountains, it's all farmland and creeks. There is a nice (very easy) hiking trail nearby, and the property itself is idyllic. All around wonderful experience, highly recommend!

    NB: AT&T service is basically nonexistent, but Verizon worked fine. No wi-fi, either, so just be prepared for some quality, unplugged time :)

    June 2014
  • Staying at the Jarrell farm was amazing. Leri gave us a wonderful tour of the property, and we got to touch and taste all the wonderful things on their farm. We were greeted with a huge amount of fresh farm eggs, amazing pancake mix and grape jam. The property was lovely and we spent most of the time outside on the lawn or in front of the campfire. It was only a 10 minute drive to a great hike that we did, and close enough to grocery stores so that we could pick up food on the way. The hosts were incredibly accommodating and worked around our schedule.

    One of highlights was barbecuing outdoors, and being greeted by a field of fireflies. We had never seen so many stars as we did on that farm. It was a truly magical, relaxing weekend away and we are so glad we did it. Highly recommend and would return any day.

    June 2014
  • My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary at the Home Place and everything was absolutely wonderful. We could could not have asked for a more beautiful setting. James, Leri, and Moonshine even left some flowers for us.

    May 2014
  • Incredible! One of our best family vacations. Leri gave us a tour and was absolutely delightful and full of fun stories! The place was just perfect, fully stocked kitchen and enough towels to last us a year. The shower was so nice and the outdoor area was so relaxing. The winery nearby was sadly closed by the time we got there (6PM) so make sure to go there early and enjoy the beautiful vineyard.

    Thank you Leri for this home away from home, we can't wait to be back!

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at the farm. Leri was there to greet us with Moonshine (the dog, not the spirit) who stole our hearts. The fresh eggs were amazing. We only wish we had stayed longer.

    May 2014
  • We had such a wonderful time at this beautiful place! The house was quiet and lovely, and we woke up each morning to beautiful views of rolling farmland and hills. We ate all our meals outside and sunbathed on the lawn. This house is perfectly located near all kinds of hiking trails, restaurants, wineries, etc. Leri was incredibly helpful and responsive, and the fresh eggs and homemade jam she left for us were delicious! I would definitely stay at this place again!

    May 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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