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Welcome to Cair Paravel Farmstead! Located 2000 feet up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 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. Amenities include full kitchen, bathroom with separate shower and bath, HD TV with local stations, wireless high speed internet*, iPod dock in the bedroom, handicap accessibility including a ramp onto decking, fire pit, outdoor charcoal grate, and hibachi. Cair Paravel is a sustainable farm featuring organic gardening, dairy, poultry with the goal to maintain a minimal footprint upon the earth.
Breakfast is delivered to the yurt between 7:00-9:00 AM. The farm fresh tray includes an entree, fruit, and juice. Please tell us if you have any dietary needs/restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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 of $150/night includes breakfast for two. Weekends we have a two night minimum. Additional guests are $30 per person. Rates may vary dependent upon season, holidays, and/or special events. For more information about our rates, please contact us through (website hidden)
Beginning January 1, 2013, we will start charging a 10% Room and Board tax rate to be paid upon arrival at the yurt.
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.
*Cair Paravel offers wireless internet in the yurt, but we cannot guarantee that your internet will always have a strong signal. Connectivity may depend on tree coverage, weather, the wireless card or device you are using, or other factors.
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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 diving or glass in the enclosure.
Farm Tours are available upon request. Farm animals can be unpredictable. The barn and animals are only to be visited in the company of a member of the Cair Paravel Farm Family.
We love to greet our "Yurters" when they arrive and show them around the yurt as well as provide suggestions for local hikes, activities, and dining.
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. Yurters can call or text and we will respond as soon as we are able.
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.
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.
If you do not want to cook consider arranging for a special dinner. Our Farmstead kitchen is licensed and inspected by the Virginia Department of Health and we are a licensed Bed and Breakfast. Whitt is a retired chef who is able to offer either our Farmhouse meal or a special order dinner. Just send us a message through AirBnB to make arrangements for the dinners at least 48 hours in advance of your visit.
Every aspect of the stay was wonderful. The family was just wonderful: they were just as excited that we were on vacation as we were!! They were so friendly and welcoming to our children. Breakfast both mornings was superb. The yurt was so comfortable. We fell asleep at 9pm in the loft, putting our children down to the sound of the rain of the roof. There is something about the yurt that makes it easier to connect with one another. We loved our trip and hope to come back someday!
The yurt was definitely a unique destination. My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the nearby animals and the location close to Shenandoah NP. We brought groceries and made a delicious meal Saturday night... bonus points for the well-appointed kitchen! When you leave you'll be thinking, "I should build one too".
We had a fantastic stay at the yurt this week. Breakfast was amazing, Whitt and his family were very accommodating, and the dogs were adorable. It's a great place to get away from the day to day and unwind, but also has all of the creature comforts you can ask for.
Our stay at the yurt was absolutely fantastic, and Whitt was the perfect host. The yurt itself is beautiful, comfortable, and was an excellent fit for our group of five. The attention to detail, delicious breakfasts, and overall experience made for a truly wonderful escape weekend. Bonus: be sure to check out the farm and the amazing fresh goods available for purchase. Highly recommended on all fronts, and we hope to return again in the future.
The Yurt was amazing. I surprised my girlfriend who had wanted to stay in a Yurt for some time now. When we got there she shreiked at the top of her lungs. (I should clarify, out of joy.) It was a great relaxing time with fresh snow on the ground. The Yurt is definitely a 4 season spot. We enjoyed hanging out in the hot tub, cooking in the full stocked kitchen that had really great sharp knives, taking hikes, and getting the grand tour of the farm and meeting all the animals. We plan to go back in the spring to meet the pigs! Highly recommended.
We had a great weekend at the Cair Paravel yurt and regularly wish we were back, enjoying the relaxation and Whitt's wonderful food. The kitchen had what we needed to make good food ourselves and when a few spices weren't stocked Whitt was gracious enough to bring to us. Whitt and his family were very kind and hospitable hosts from start to finish. And as the new owner of a small farm I hope to make profitable, it was inspiring to see what they have accomplished on the property!
Just a perfect experience. We were looking to get away from DC for a weekend and we have never experienced such incredibly hospitality. Awesome hiking, amazing food, and a truly unique experience. We couldn't have asked for more!!! Thanks Whit!! We will be back for sure!
This Yurt is magic! Martha and Whitt and their daughter were wonderful hosts - delivering delicious breakfast and giving us a lovely tour of their farm. My boyfriend and I came here for a quick weekend away to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. The Yurt was perfectly cozy, homey and full of good energy. We can't wait to visit again, hopefully in the summer next time!
Very welcoming hosts who cooked delicious breakfasts and gave a nice tour of the family's farm. The yurt exceeded expectations. It was nice and warm, even during the height of the polar vortex. If you are looking for a relaxing evening near the Shenandoah, I would recommend this place.
Thanks for a wonderful time.
We had a great time! Nice place. We plan to go back. Thanks!