About this listing
Cair Paravel Farm's Blue Ridge Mountain Yurt transports you into another realm. Come experience living in a round structure filled with amenities- fully equipped kitchen, deep tub, heating and AC, shared hot tub and seasonal salt water pool. Great for couples, friends, and families. A ten minute hike gets you into Shenandoah National Park Back Country or explore our 58 acres on numerous walking trails. Visit Charlottesville,historical sites, explore caves, or play in rivers in central Virginia.
- SAVOR THE PEACE AND QUIET - CELEBRATE NATURE -
Welcome to Cair Paravel Farmstead! Located 2000 feet up in the Blue Ridge Mountains up a mile and a half state maintained gravel road, our 30 ft. diameter Blue Ridge Yurt Company yurt has everything you could ask for: a romantic getaway for two or an escape for friends and family up to six.
Perched on the mountainside above the barn you are able to see and listen to the farm creatures. It is a delightful experience to try to identify the various sounds coming from the barn and the surrounding forest.
Amenities in the yurt include full kitchen, bathroom with separate shower and bath, HD TV with local stations, Blu-ray DVD player, iPod dock in the bedroom, handicap accessibility including a ramp onto decking, gas grill, fire pit, and outdoor charcoal grate. Please note that though child-friendly the yurt is not child proof.
Cair Paravel is a sustainable farm that seeks to apply the principles of permaculture and biodynamic agriculture with the goal to maintain a minimal footprint upon the earth.
Our water is supplied from two artesian deep wells and is clear, pure mountain water which is amazing, right from the tap.
The posted standard rate is $185/night/one bed. Additional guests are $30 per person. Weekends we have a two night minimum. Maximum occupancy 6 persons including infants. Rates may vary dependent upon season, holidays, and/or special events.
NO SMOKING PERMITTED. We are sorry but NO PETS due to the livestock located on the property as well as allergens being trapped in the cloth inner structure.
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Adjacent to Blue Ridge Mountain Yurt accessed by following a well lit path through the small woodland are the shared seasonal salt water swimming pool and year-round hot tub. The 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 tubing 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. The space is open to guests between 8 AM and 10 PM. Please read the House Rules.
Interaction with guests
We love to greet our "Yurters" when you arrive and show you around the yurt as well as provide suggestions for local hikes, activities, and dining. We will then leave you to enjoy your privacy and solitude.
It is important to note that we are located in the mountains. The small town of Stanardsville is around 15 minutes away. There is a small rural grocery store and some small restaurants. Charlottesville and Harrisonburg- the major dining and entertainment areas- are about 40 minutes from the farm.
The Cair Paravel Farmhouse is just a short walk down the mountain though since we are an operating farm we are frequently out and about. Please call or text and we will respond as soon as we are able. Our private family time begins at 6:00 PM.
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.
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 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.
POOL and HOT TUB
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.
PRIVACY and QUIET
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 PayPal, 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.
SHORT TERM RENTAL AGREEMENT
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.
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.