About this listing
Walk a tenth of a mile through the woods from your private parking. Enjoy the peace and quiet in our secluded vintage Airstream. The magnificent deck brings you into the trees and treats you to incredible seasonal views, an amazing grill & chimera.
Meet the Dawn Treader, our vintage Airstream. Lounge chairs under the awning await you.
Welcome to the Cair Paravel Farmstead and the DAWN TREADER...our renovated vintage Airstream. Our 32 ft. Airstream has everything you could ask for: a romantic getaway for two or an escape for friends and family. The Dawn Treader can accommodate up to five people.
The master bedroom, accessible by a separate door or through the main cabin has a full bed, night stands, and storage for your garments. There is a full built-in wardrobe across from the bath that can house your larger garments and suitcases. The sofa in the main room folds out into a comfortable full bed and the dining nook can convert into an additional sleeping space.
Amenities include full gourmet kitchen, bathroom with separate shower and standup bath, HD TV with local stations, docking station in the living room, Chimera fire pit, outdoor space age gas grill, 2.0 mile nature trail, barn and farm tours upon request, and all of our 60 acre property to explore.
The posted standard rate of $95/night. Weekends (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday) we have a two night minimum. Additional guests are $20 per person. Rates may vary dependent upon season, holidays, and/or special events. For more information about our rates, please contact us through AirBnB. The Dawn Treader will be not be available January and February.
Beginning January 1, 2013, we will start charging a 10% Room and Board tax rate to be paid upon arrival at the Dawn Treader.
NO SMOKING PERMITTED. We are sorry but NO PETS due to the livestock located on the property.
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The seasonal salt water pool and year-round hot tub are are a short walk away. Guests can access the pool and hot tub by following the road through the secluded natural woodland. The pool area is surrounded by a high tensile fence with latching and chained gates. In the interest of safety we ask that the gates remained closed and latched at all times. There is no lifeguard on duty so swimming and tubbing is at your own risk. Please no diving or glass in the enclosure.
Interaction with Guests
DAWN TREADER guests check in at our home, the Cair Paravel Farmhouse, and are escorted to the secluded location. Your Cair Paravel Farm host will help you get settled and show you the operating systems in the Dawn Treader. Guests are always welcome to text, call, or come by the Farmhouse but please remember we are a working farm and at times will be unable to respond immediately...text/call is best.
There are many area attractions and activities- hiking in the Shenandoah National Park, visiting Monticello or Montpelier, following the Monticello Wine Trail or the Brew Ridge Trail, and checking out the work of Virginia Artisans in the local shop: Noon Whistle Pottery. We are close to both Charlottesville and Harrisonburg. For other activities and attractions check out our guidebook.
If you are considering hiking take a look at Hiking Upward. The site has great maps and descriptions of the trails as wells as a great rating system.
The nearest airport is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. Rental cars are available at the airport. To reach the farm is an easy half hour drive. A rural transportation service, the Greene County Transit, operates Monday through Saturday.
Other Things to Note
Cair Paravel is a sustainable farm featuring organic gardening, dairy goats, poultry, sheep, alpacas, turkeys and pigs. We pasture raise our animals supplementing their diet with local non-gmo feed and the animals are processed by a USDA inspected abattoir. Ask about the various farm products we may have available. We have chicken, sausage, pork, lamb, and eggs. Martha bakes fresh bread for the family as well as produces goat milk products- soaps and lotions.
Non-smokers only. No smoking on property
We are on a mountain and surrounded by open land and forests. There are wild animals and insects. Please use care and caution. Consult the Shenandoah National Park Safety Guidelines for additional information.
DURING YOUR VISIT
Please remove your footwear upon entering.
Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
Please use the compost and recycling containers.
POOL and HOT TUB
No lifeguard on duty. Use at your own risk.
No glass is allowed in the area.
Please put away any materials you have used.
No outdoor amplified music.
Pool and Hot Tub close at 11:00 PM
PRIVACY and QUIET
Farm Quiet time 11:00 PM- 8:00 AM
Please respect the privacy of our other guests on the property.
BARN and PASTURES
The barn area and pastures are accessible only with a Cair Paravel Farm resident.
Clean all dishes and areas you have used. Place used linens and towels in the tub.
Check-out is at 11:00 AM at the main farmhouse. You can pay for any products you may have purchased and for the lodging taxes with PayPal, credit card, cash, or check.
Problems: Please contact us immediately if you encounter any problems with the Dawn Treader, have an accident, or damage anything. We will do our best to resolve the issue but we really need to know about it immediately in order to do so.
Late fall lookout from the deck. A note to nature lovers- our guests have had the pleasure of watching deer and bears from the deck.
I had a great couple days at the air stream. Very convenient, well stocked with all the necessities, very clean. Highly recommended.
The Dawn Treader was an awesome retreat up in the mountains! We loved the fresh spices and tasty olive oil to cook with on the grill. It was very serene and secluded but still had modern conveniences. The pool down the lane was refreshing and fun! Would definitely recommend Whitt if you need a get away!
We had a fantastic, relaxing getaway at Cair Paravel, and hope to stay there again one day. The airstream was very well equipped and comfortable, and the property was a treat to enjoy. Thanks for everything, Whitt!
We had a wonderful stay at the airstream. Whitt and Martha were fantastic hosts-- we will definitely be back! The airstream was in fantastic shape and very comfortable. I can't wait to stay in a few of their other properties.
Whitt made us feel very welcome when we arrived by showing us around and demonstrating how to use everything in the Airstream, which was _really_ helpful. The Airstream was perfect and had everything we needed. The surroundings were wonderful, and we also got to go on a tour of Whitt's farm which we really enjoyed.
We had an amazing time in the airstream trailer. Beautiful surroundings, very well maintained. The host Whitt showed our boys around the farm, let them ride in his buggy and was very helpfull during our visit. Allround great experience!
This was my second trip to the farm and it was as much fun as the first time. I stayed with my friend overnight in the airstream after visiting some nearby wineries during the day. We really enjoyed the pool, grilling pizzas on the beautiful deck and learning about the farm from Whitt in the morning.
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About the Host, Whitt
I am a retired executive Chef who has worked in all types of hospitality environments for 35 years. Managing a small country Inn and restaurant for 12 of those years has given me ample experience to create and manage our unique Yurt B&B as well as our other lodgings. My family and I are in process of creating a self supporting and sustainable farm homestead and lodgings and we offer welcome to one and all. In addition to our enterprises we are grateful stewards of 60 acres of spectacular mountain land, most of which is as undisturbed as possible with an easily accessible nature trail winding throughout the property. As a working farm we also have a multitude of gentle critters and an abundance of home grown foods.
Having grown up in Hawaii I know well about relaxing and enjoying life and all it has to offer, and believe we have created a place where everyone can share in the same.