About this listing
The 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, and shared salt water pool and hot tub.
The kitchen sink is decorated with hand made tiles generously donated from the estate of Norma Morrison.
- SAVOR THE PEACE AND QUIET - SHARE THE VIEW - CELEBRATE NATURE -
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.
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. Weekends we have a two night minimum. Additional guests are $30 per person.
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. The space is open to guests between 8 AM and 10 PM.
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. Visitors need to wear close toed shoes and appropriate clothing for a barn.
Interaction with Guests
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. 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 featuring organic gardening, dairy goats, poultry, sheep, turkeys and pigs. We pasture raise our animals supplementing their diet with local non-gmo feed and the mammals 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. Please note that due to a change in the Commonwealth's definition of bed and breakfast we are no longer able to serve out breakfasts but may sell you our farm products so that you can make your own farm fresh breakfasts!
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.
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.
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 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.
Whitt, a retired professional chef, selected a high efficiency gas range for the yurt. The kitchen is fully equipped with the basic herbs and spices so you can whip up a grand meal.
Two of my friends and I stayed here for a weekend for an informal "bachelorette" weekend away in the mountains. Based on all of the positive reviews I had read, I had high expectations and the experience did not disappoint. Whitt and Martha were kind, welcoming hosts, and the yurt was a beautiful respite from the city life my friends and I are used to. The space is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed for a wonderful getaway weekend. We ordered a Farmer's Market Dinner basket (breakfast too, actually), and the food was delicious. We loved cooking in the yurt with the farm fresh ingredients the hosts provided. Really a fun experience. I was concerned that the yurt might get really hot, but it stayed nice and cool. I would definitely recommend this place to other travelers, and would consider returning myself to check out the area in fall or winter!
Stunning and the perfect location to relax after our road trip. We will definitely return to this amazing farm.
We had an amazing 4 day trip to the yurt - two adults and two kids (4 and 5 years old). Whit and Martha infuse the property with good energy - they are friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic about their farm and projects. The yurt itself is very spacious - we had lots of room to spread out - and beautifully done. Very kid friendly with games and toys for kids. The kitchen is great and has everything you need to prepare wonderful meals. There were plenty of towels and things of that nature. We felt very welcome on the property. Whit greeted us shortly after we arrived and answered all of our questions about the property and nearby attractions. We emailed with Whit and Martha during our visit with questions and they were very responsive. The farm tour is a must if you really want to understand what the farm is about - very educational and interesting. Our kids were happily engaged during the tour and Whit kindly answered all of their many questions. There are a few miles of trails on the property which were perfect for our family (the shorter trail is about 1 hour if you hike leisurely and stop to check things out with kids and examine bugs) and the pool was very refreshing and serene.
We had dinner baskets delivered for three of the nights we were there and each was delicious and the portions were perfect. It was clear that care was put into the meal arrangements. The desserts were extra special - a real treat! we also had fresh eggs (the kids collected them) and sausage and muffins made by the fabulous Martha (who doesn't skimp on the chocolate chips - yum:)). We can't say enough about our stay. I loved sitting on the deck or next to the fire pit on the lounge chairs watching the bees collect nectar from the flowers and just taking in the forest. Our kids are still talking about the yurt, farm and Whit and Martha - we look forward to many returns.
Whitt's and Martha's Cair Paravel Yurt was a gorgeous, comfortable, homey haven. The photos are exactly the likeness of both the yurt and salt water pool -- I loved it!! There is well-appointed little kitchen, too. Butterflies everywhere, a curious rabbit, the wafting sound of ducks or frogs, and a load of forest greenery and flowers...
One of my favorite moments was unpacking a 'farm basket' of raw ingredients and fresh herbs and dessert from the Main Farm, which I turned into a masterpiece (or at least I thought so!) in the yurt kitchen for dinner. Super relaxing with a dose of farmy luxury for those of us from the city.
Whitt and Martha were warm, welcoming and enthusiastic, absolutely lovely hosts. I learned about peramculture and huglefarming, as well as all their heritage and other animals on the farm. What a rich experience! I hope to go back again and highly recommend this gem if you enjoy exploring brushy trails, quiet porch sitting, the magic of a thunderstorm in a yurt (squee!), touring a private farm, and a pretty drive to and from.
We stayed at the Yurt for a week with our 2 kids, and it was wonderful. The yurt was clean and fully stocked. The kids never wanted to leave. Whitt and Martha were very helpful and available if we needed them. I would recommend the yurt for anyone who wants to really get away from hustle and bustle of everyday life!
We had such a great stay at the yurt! From the cozy yurt itself to the nature trail and beautiful grounds to the delicious homemade and farm-raised dinner basket prepared by Whitt and Martha -- everything met and exceeded our expectations! Just wish I could've stayed longer. Whitt and Martha are an inspiration.
We were greeted by Mr. Ledford upon arrival at which time he showed us around the yurt. The yurt, the property, and the views were all beautiful! All information and descriptions were thorough and accurate. I chose the yurt because of my interest in owning one, and it was truly magical for me. My only regret is that our one night stay was too short! I would have loved to learn more about the farm and talk to Mr. and Mrs. Ledford.
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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.