Blue Ridge Mountain "Yurt" B & B

Yurt - Entire home/apt · Pocosan Mountain Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973, United States

The Space

- 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.

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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Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

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  • The yurt is amazing, the food was great, and Whitt and his family were very friendly.

    April 2014
  • Whitt and his family were amazing hosts! They struck the perfect balance of welcoming us and giving us our space to explore on our own. We happened to be there during baby goat week! What's not to like?!

    The yurt itself is even nicer than we expected! A stove that means business, a crazy quiet toilet and a super comfy bed were all lovely surprises. Our first night was rainy and windy. Hearing all of that from inside the yurt was pretty neat!

    My only warning to you: if you have a phobia of stink bugs, you probably shouldn't stay in a yurt in the woods. There weren't a ton of them, but we were on their turf and they let us know as much. Nowhere near a deal breaker, but I wouldn't want you to be surprised if they are your worst nightmare or something.

    The breakfasts were terrific! There's a lot if chatter about the huevos rancheros, but the real star to me was the quiche!

    Be sure to ask for advice on hiking routes. "The Loop" is lovely, but be warned, it involves a lot of up.

    And, of course, don't miss the hot tub!

    Before you leave, I suggest getting some meats and things for home. We tried the chicken, sausage, pork chops, eggs, bread and feta. All were terrific.

    We will certainly be going back!

    April 2014
  • Our experience was memorable! The yurt was beautiful, comfortable, and well equipped with everything we needed (even a hair blow dryer). The property itself is breathtaking and a perfect spot to rest or hike for miles. Last but certainly not least, Whitt and Martha (as well as the rest of the farm family) made us feel right at home. We had our privacy (important when you are on your honeymoon) but we enjoyed the amazing food prepared by Whitt from the farm or local area. We were also excited that Whitt was able to take some time and share with us the property, farm, and animals. We will be back and highly recommend the yurt or any of this families properties !!! A must see place with wonderful hosts!

    March 2014
  • My daughter and I needed a respite from New York and Washington and found our time in The Yurt and on Cair Paravel Farm glorious. The lovely breakfasts and wonderful welcoming meal on our first night there, the gentle snow, the huggable goats, the walks in the woods, the warmth of the hosts, and the Yurt. We LOVED the Yurt. One of those rare times when the photographs don't capture the place. It was so beautiful and everything so thoughtfully done. We are already planning our next visit. I breathe easier for my time there and love bathing with Martha's soaps as a daily reminder of our time at Whitt's Yurt:)

    March 2014
  • The yurt stay was one of the best times we had in the mountains of VA, especially with 7" of snow. Whitt and Martha are wonderful people folks who really care about their guest and provide everything needed to have a relaxing time during your stay, and with the most delicious breakfast's that Whitt brought to us each morning made it hard to leave as our time ended. We could not have asked for a more interesting place to stay and we'll never forget the sound of the snow wedges zipping off the roof as the snow continued to fall. I would highly recommend a stay at the yurt, not just for the originality of the experience, but also you get the chance to meet the wonderful Ledford family, a real treat in it's self. Thanks Whitt and Martha!

    March 2014
  • My husband and I stayed 3 nights at the yurt and I can't think of a single thing that could have been improved upon. Whitt and Martha were very nice and welcoming. The kitchen is excellently stocked with all the tools you need to cook a great meal and we were able to purchase some meat and vegetables fresh from their farm.
    The bed was very comfortable, the yurt was clean and we enjoyed using the hot tub at night after our day-hikes in Shenendoah NP.
    I couldn't recommend this place more and hope to visit again next year!

    March 2014
  • 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!

    March 2014
  • 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".

    March 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
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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. Join us!
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