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 $175/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.
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.
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. 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.
Other Things to Note
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. 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 11:00 PM
No outdoor amplified music.
PRIVACY and QUIET
Farm Quiet time 11:00 PM- 8:00 AM
Please respect the privacy of our 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.
The yurt was as amazing as I'd hoped: clean, quiet, quaint--a truly unique place to stay. Whitt was very helpful and friendly. Our trip was rainy so we didn't explore the farm, but we did drive to nearby wineries and restaurants. We also cooked a very nice meal in the well-appointed kitchen and enjoyed the nice touch of freshly ground coffee each morning. Overall: beautiful area, comfortable and homey accommodations--I'd definitely come back.
Our weekend away in the Cair Paravel Yurt was extraordinary! My husband and I loved having some quiet time together, but still having access to wifi for communcation if needed. We had a wonderful experience with Whitt and Martha and being able to feed and see the baby goats and lambs. We loved having all fresh farm to table foods from the property and will definitely recommend this trip to all. The Yurt was immaculate and would be a perfect place for a family trip or couples wanting to get away for a weekend. The fully functional kitchen was great since we love to cook and the hot tub was a fantastic way to decompress after our drive up. This was our first AirBnB experience of 4 scheduled this year and we loved it, thanks to Whitt and Martha!
Loved the yurt and Whitt & Martha are the sweetest people!!! I wanted to stay and never come home....will return soon and have recommended it to all my friends!! Thank you again Whitt & Martha!!!
Whitt and Martha were so warm and welcoming! Whitt greeted us when we arrived at the yurt and brought us the dinner basket we ordered. They had prepared pork & apple skewers, freshly baked sourdough bread, a wild greens salad and chocolate cupcakes for dessert! A delicious meal. Whitt also brought up fresh eggs and sausage for us to cook for breakfast. We enjoyed a farm tour from Martha where we were able to meet the animals, feed a baby goat and see the gardens. Enjoyed our time relaxing on the deck and took a hike around the property as well. We will definitely be back! By far, my favorite airbnb place that we have visited!
Our stay at the Yurt for my sister's bachelorette weekend was nothing less than wonderful! The yurt was absolutely beautiful and the view could not be beat! We throughly enjoyed our Farm Market Basket dinner and could not wait to see what each morning's breakfast would bring. Whitt was so welcoming and Martha gave us a wonderful farm tour where we fed a baby goat and learned so much! We will definitely be back!!
My family and I loved staying at the yurt. We loved how spacious it was for our family of 6. We enjoyed hiking around the yurt and the tour of the farm is a must! Thank you for a great week.
Whitt was the perfect host, he made us feel comfortable and welcomed during our stay at the yurt! We were pleasantly surprised by just how spacious and well decorated the yurt was. It was stocked with the necessities to cook a meal and was very well lit. Heaters were provided for the cool spring evenings and the hot shower in the morning was a perfect way to start our day. We had so much fun touring the farm. Martha even gave us a quick yet thorough lesson on the art of bee keeping. We have plans to revisit as this has by far been one of our favorite experiences with AirBnB....
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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.