The early spring view off the deck to the north east.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.
Airstream, Private HOT TUB, Shared Salt Water Pool

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Walk a tenth of a mile through the woods from your private parking area. Enjoy the peace and quiet in our secluded Vintage 1986 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. The Dawn Treader is perfect for a couple. Steps away from Shenandoah National Park back country yet only 40 min. from historical sites in Charlottesville.

The space

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 a small family. The Dawn Treader is best for a couple but can can accommodate up to four adults.

Please look at photo #22 in the photo stream to check out the layout of the Dawn Treader. Contact us if your group is larger than two so we can discuss the arrangements.

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.

Please note that though child-friendly (Baby Bliss cloth baby chair, sippy cups, child's plates, Gerber Graduates eating utensils) the Dawn Treader is not child proof (a safety kit provided for your use). For your convenience a Pack N Play set-up and baby monitor are available for an additional charge.

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, shared seasonal salt water pool and year round hot tub and all of our 58 acre property to explore. The private seasonal hot tub is located on the north leg of the deck. This spa is set up once the nights are reliably above freezing.

The posted standard rate of $125/night double occupancy. Weekends $125/night and we have a two night minimum. Additional guests are $25 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.

The Dawn Treader is located in the woods. There will be critters, insects, and nocturnal visitors of all kinds. Keep the screened doors shut to minimize the number of insects entering the Airstream. We do everything we possibly can to minimize the visits of these creatures but it is part of the nature of being in the woods.

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Guest access

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. Do not add anything to the water in the hot tub such as oils and herbs. They will cloud the water and clog the filters. We then have to empty the tub, clean it and restart it which takes a day.

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. Maps of the trails on the farm as well as trails on PATC and SNP are in the House Manual.

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. Please text/call before coming to the farmhouse.

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.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 3PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Hot tub
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Extra people $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $40
Security Deposit $125
Weekly Discount: 14%
Weekend Price $125 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 6PM

Non-smokers only. No smoking on property
No pets
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.

Please remove your footwear upon entering the yurt.
Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
Please use the compost and recycling containers.
Blankets, quilts, pots and pans are to be used inside the yurt.

No lifeguard on duty. Use at your own risk.
No food or glass is allowed in the area.
Please put away any materials you have used.
Pool and Hot Tub close at 10:00 PM
No outdoor amplified music.

Farm Quiet time 10:00 PM- 8:00 AM
Please respect the privacy of our neighbors and other guests on the property.

Consult the Check-out guidelines in the House Manual for specifics. Clean all dishes and areas you have used. Put away the clean dishes. 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 (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), credit card, cash, or check.

PROBLEMS: Please contact us immediately if you encounter any problems with the yurt, 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.

In order to maintain insurance our insurance company requires an Assumption of Risk – Release of Liability & Indemnification Agreement as specified in the agreement below. We apologize in advance for length and wordiness.


This short-term rental agreement is between Cair Paravel Enterprises, LLC (hereafter “Cair Paravel”), the landlord, and the Primary Guest specified in the Airbnb reservation request (hereafter referred to as “Primary Guest”).

By making this Airbnb reservation the Primary Guest accepts this short term rental agreement.

The dates of this agreement are the reservation dates. Incorporated by reference into this short term rental agreement is the accommodation address and owner information in the House Manual in this Airbnb listing.

Check-in date: Per Airbnb reservation
Check-in time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Check-out date: Per Airbnb reservation
Check-out time: 11:00 AM EST

Assumption of Risk – Release of Liability & Indemnification Agreement:
By signing this Agreement, you are aware of and assume the risk for yourself, any children, and for all guests or invitees during your stay at Cair Paravel. Cair Paravel is not responsible for any accidents caused by Guest and all individuals in Guest’s party. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Cair Paravel from any and all liability resulting from harm or injury caused by Guest and all individuals in Guest’s party using Cair Paravel’s pool and/or spa and equipment.
By completing the Airbnb reservation the Primary Guest acknowledges and agrees to comply with this agreement.

Additionally, Primary Guest shall comply with the following requests and/or instructions:

LODGING CONDITION/DAMAGE: Primary Guest is responsible for ensuring that the accommodation is maintained in a good, clean, and ready to rent condition, and use the premises only in a careful and lawful manner. Primary Guest shall be liable for any damages caused by his or her own acts and omissions (including without limitation failure to timely vacate the accommodation) and also for the acts and omissions of any individuals that Primary Guest invites or otherwise allows into the accommodation.
- The Guests shall pay for any damage done to the premises over and above normal wear and tear.

ANIMALS/PETS: No animals or pets of any kind are to be brought onto the premises.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: People other than those listed in the Airbnb reservation may not visit or stay overnight in or on the property. Any other person in or on the property is the sole responsibility of the Primary Guest. The Guests shall not sublet the property.

APPLIANCES: Only use appliances for their intended uses. Guests are advised that the property may contain a gas stove and cook top, gas heating, gas grill, and other gas powered items and will seek help from Cair Paravel if the proper operation of such items is not fully understood.

DEFECTS/DAMAGE: Immediately notify the landlord of any defects or dangerous conditions in and about the premises of which the Guests becomes aware.

ACCIDENT/ILLNESS: Cair Paravel is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or in its facilities. Cair Paravel is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guests. It is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

PEACE AND QUIET: Guests and landlord are entitled to quiet enjoyment of the premises. Guests will not create a nuisance by annoying, disturbing, inconveniencing, or interfering with the quiet enjoyment and peace and quiet of landlord or any other nearby residents and guests.

NATURE TRAIL: Disclaimer: Although every effort has been made to present accurate details of trail conditions, due to changes by man and nature we expressly disclaim any legal responsibility for the conditions of any trail. Hikers assume the risks inherent in this outdoor activity and must respect the legal and safety guidelines for a safe visit. Good judgment, common sense, proper gear and clothing, and careful planning should prevent any mishaps on the nature trail. If you encounter ant wildlife move away from it. Do not try to feed, pet, capture or kill it.

FARM ANIMALS: Do not enter the barn or fenced areas without a member Cair Paravel Farm. Children must be accompanied by and under the direct supervision of an adult, not a Cair Paravel employee, at all times. Be aware that all fences may be electrified and produce a great shock. We are very concerned with the safety of our guests and animals. It is important for us to maintain the integrity and health of our flocks and herds. We have Great Pyrenees guard dogs in the pastures with our animals. They would like to be pets, but are working dogs and as such will protect the “herd” as much as necessary. The other livestock are not pets. Although they are domesticated there are risks that are inherent with any interaction with livestock. Our apiary is located in the middle pasture within the perimeter electrified pasture fence close to the solar array at the main farmhouse in a separate enclosure. Please do not disturb them or get in their flight path. If you have allergies please remember to bring materials that have been prescribed for you by your physician.

FIREPLACE: The fireplace is a non-vented propane gas log fired firebox. Please do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the fireplace. Fireplaces are turned off from Mid- April to early October; they are not operational during this time of the year.

FIREPIT/CHIMERA: Some accommodations have an area for an open fire. Burn only dry seasoned wood. Keep fires small and controlled. Do NOT use gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel, lighter fluid or alcohol to light or relight fires. If you are inexperienced in lighting and maintaining an outdoor fire ask Cair Paravel for assistance. No outdoor fires during restricted time, dry weather with fire danger, and windy days. Use in accordance with all applicable local, state and national codes. Extinguish all fire and coals prior to leaving the open flame. Never leave open flame unattended.

WATER AND SEPTIC: Cair Paravel is on a well and septic systems. During a drought, please be judicious of your water use. Make certain the dishwasher is full or do the dishes by hand. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages of up to _____________.

ACCESS: Mountain roads can be curvy and steep. Gravel drives are well maintained; however, we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months. We do not refund due to road conditions. We follow the AirBnB weather exemption clauses.

INSPECTION- The Owner has the right to inspect the premises without prior notice at any time to enforce the terms of this agreement. Should the Guests violate any of the terms of this agreement, the rental period shall be terminated immediately. The Guests waive all rights to process if they fail to vacate the premises upon termination of the rental period. The Guests shall vacate the premises at the expiration time and date of this agreement. The Guests shall leave the premises in a ready to rent condition at the expiration of the rental agreement, defined by the Owner as being immediately habitable by the next guests. Guests shall pay for maintenance and repairs should the premises be left in a lesser condition.


You are responsible for the safety of yourself, your children (if any), and all guests in your party.
Guest acknowledges that the safety of all adults and children depends on the Guest. The Cair Paravel’s pool is fenced or gated and there is no alarm on any entrance to the pool area. The gates should remain latched or chained at all times. *NOTE: There is to be NO Glassware allowed in or near the pool and spa. Do not put any scents, oils or additives in the hot tub. If you do use additives the hot tub will have to be drained and the filters replaced. You will be charged for the time the hot tub is unavailable as well as for the labor and materials needed to make the tub operational as well.

SUPERVISION: Your attentive supervision is absolutely required to avoid risk of serious injury and/or death. Pools and spas are serious safety risks and hazards – including injury and death – if not used with attentive care and caution.

CHILD SAFETY: Children who are not toilet trained may not use the pool or spa/hot tub. According to the CDC swim diapers are not effective. Never leave a child unsupervised near a pool, not even for a second. During social gatherings at or near the pool, appoint a designated adult to protect young children from pool accidents. Children must be watched closely while swimming. Do not use floatation devices as a substitute for supervision. Toys can entice young children into the pool area. When not in use, clear the pool area of all toys.

CHEMICALS: You hereby agree and accept the pool and spa contain necessary chemicals that can cause skin rashes, harm or discoloration of swimwear. Guest and all individuals in Guest’s party including guests and invitees agree they use the pool and spa completely at their own risk.

There is NO LIFEGUARD on duty at any time. There is absolutely NO diving allowed- even in the deeper areas. (Diving into shallow water can cause serious injury, paralysis or even death.) There is also NO running near or around the pool or spa areas.

SPA: Please avoid immersion in the spa for prolonged periods of time. According to APSP “No young child should be allowed in a hot tub until they can stand on the bottom and have their head remain completely out of the water. Children who are big enough to be in a hot tub should not use it for more than five minutes at a time, especially at the maximum temperature of 104 degrees.” DO NOT STAND ON THE HOT TUB COVERS. Hot tub covers are for insulation purposes and are not designed to support a person or persons. They will break and you may be charged for replacement. Remember when not using the hot tub, leave cover on so hot tub will stay warm. If you adjust the temperature of the spa/hot tub return it to 102 degrees when you leave.

ALCOHOL USE IN POOL AND SPA: Consuming alcoholic beverages and/or drugs and use of the pool or spa can be dangerous and cause serious health risks. Also, excessive drinking in or near the pool and/or spa may result in behavior that may cause serious physical accidents.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Sandra User Profile
September 2017
What a wonderful quiet relaxing weekend! Everyone needs to do this! If you go be sure and go to Madison and try the Pork Nachos at Mad City: to Die for! Whitt and Martha are so good with communication and the Woods Walk around their farm is a must do. Will certainly recommend this to all.

James User Profile
September 2017
Great place located in the middle of the woods. Simple, tidy accommodation which feels really cosy and warm. And sitting in the hot tub among the trees was a perfect way to spend the evening. Just a shame we only could stay for 1 night. Felt like a 2 night stay at least was needed to appreciate everything on offer.

Ilse User Profile
September 2017
Location is great, very secluded. All surrounded by trees (no view over the valley) with a beautiful deck. The farm is located on a small gravel mountain road, when driving up the mountain (luckily we had good navigation) we were not sure if we had the right way, since you won't expect a farm on such a remote location. The caravan is located a little drive from the farm, with it's own parking lot. It;s possible to walk directly, without any driving, from the caravan into the National Park. The border is very close by, and in the caravan there's a walking map. Also Whitt will explain about the possible walking trails. Furthermore it's only a short drive to the entrance station for the Skyline Drive. The caravan is comfortable, heating and hot water were working very well. The heating system makes a little noise however, so at night we had to put it out, althought we had some chilly nights. But there was an extra blanket, so no problem. Communication with the owners is easy.

Brad User Profile
August 2017
The daytreader was exactly what my girlfriend and I needed for our weekend escape from the city. Whitt was incredibly helpful and welcoming, the farm, mountains, and woods were beautiful, and the hot tub was perfect after a long day of hiking. Can't recommend enough.

Doc User Profile
August 2017
It's a quite and beautiful location

Christina User Profile
August 2017
We loved staying in the Airstream! It was so much fun and nice and cosy, just as we had hoped. We would definitely recommend it and will be going back ourselves soon.

Taran User Profile
August 2017
Great location and very cool place to stay! Great way to disconnect from everything!

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Whitt User ProfileWhitt is a superhost.

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 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 nearly 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.
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Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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