About this listing
Walk a tenth of a mile through the woods from your private parking area. 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. Sit on the deck to grill, view the fire in the chimera, or watch the stars as you recline in the lounge chairs. Stay for a week and receive one free day, stay for a month and get 5 free days! If the Airstream is booked check out our other Cair Paravel listings.
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. You can
look at the last photo in the photo stream to check out the layout of the Dawn Treader
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 gas grill, 2.0 mile nature trail, seasonal salt water pool and year round hot tub and all of our 60 acre property to explore.
The posted standard rate of $95/night double occupancy. 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. The Dawn Treader is not available during the winter months.
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 Woods Walk Trail or the grassy 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 running, diving, food or glass in the enclosure.
A well marked two mile trail (moderate) encircles the open pastures and woods around Cair Paravel. We are located close to Shenandoah National Park and you may encounter wildlife similar to that in the park. Please realize that the wildlife can be dangerous and consult the Shenandoah National Park's website for further detailed information.
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 practicing permaculture and applies biodynamic practices to our gardening and animal husbandry. We pasture raise our critters, supplementing their diet with Sunrise Farms soy-free non-GMO feed. The hogs and lambs are processed by a USDA inspected abattoir. Ask about the various farm products we may have available. We have sausage, pork, lamb, and eggs for sale from the farm. Martha frequently bakes fresh bread for the family which you can order ahead!
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 the building.
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 or food is allowed in the area.
Please put away any materials you have used.
Hours for the Pool and Hot Tub :00 AM to 10:00 PM
PRIVACY and QUIET
Farm Quiet time 10:00 PM- 8:00 AM
Please respect the privacy of our other guests on the property.
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 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.
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.