About This Listing
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 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 2-6, but will accommodate 8. Base rate is for parties of 2. Larger groups receive discounted pricing. Children older than toddlers should be counted as extra guests. Contact us for weekly group quotes. Taxes are included.
3 private bedrooms offer 2 king beds (One is 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 (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. 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 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
We had a great experience at The Home at Jarrell Farm. Leri and James are attentive hosts, and their home was a perfect home-away-from-home for us. We loved the farm-fresh eggs and home-made marmalades, and all the attention to detail that the hosts clearly put into making us comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.
The host was wonderful and everything was lovely! We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh eggs, pancake mix, and gorgeous view of the Virginia landscape. We had a big group, but every person was so pleased with this location and the peacefulness of the area. There is only one restroom and we were a group of all females, but there were plenty of towels provided and we made it work. The winery down the road was also lovely. Overall, a great experience! We loved it!!
We loved our time at The Home Place. The hosts are wonderful - attentive to any and all needs (even our late night request for additional fire wood).
She location is as described - is very clean and cozy. The proximity to SNP is amazing; we had a wonderful hike by a beautiful stream.
Would definitely return here.
We spent a great weekend with our 2 year-old daugther and our 3 months old baby at The Homeplace! Leri was really helpfull with tips and accomodating to our needs.
Needless to say that we loved the fresh eggs (james gave my daugther one still warm!) and the pancake mix!
We had a wonderful time at the Home Place and the surrounding area. The Home Place was the perfect counterpart to our typically busy, urban life.
Our host was very friendly and accommodating. The house was immaculate. There was more than enough room for our party of three. Even though we felt a bit like city slickers, we loved seeing the farm animals among lovely landscape.
It was especially convenient to Shenandoah National Park, our prime reason for visiting, Plenty of restaurants and supermarkets were in the area, much closer and more convenient than we expected.
We would definitely return.
Leri was very accommodating and flexible of our group of 8 people. The pictures posted are true to the site- The Home Place was relaxing and had incredible views of the mountains. We hiked to Bear Church Rock, which was a quick 5-10 min drive. Yoder's market was very close and had a delicious selection of sandwiches, meats, and desserts. Leri gave us a tour of the farm area and it was great to see where our fresh eggs came from! We would definitely come back and recommend this home to others.
We had a lovely return visit to the Jarrell Farm! This was our second April in a row that we spent at the farmhouse and the place was as great as the first time. Our two-year-old daughter loved the chickens and the cows and running around on the grass. The whole family loved the pancakes and fresh eggs, which proved to be a good breakfast before our long hike at White Oak and some wine-tasting. We even locked ourselves out one morning and Leri came by very quickly to help out and provide a tour of the farm. We highly recommend the farm for a getaway not far from DC!
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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.
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