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, shared salt water pool and hot tub. Stay for a week and receive one free day, stay for a month and get 5 free days! If the Blue Ridge MTN Yurt is booked check out our other Cair Paravel listings- the Greene House, Airstream in Trees, or Tumnus House!
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, 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 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. Weekends we have a two night minimum. Additional guests are $30 per person. Weekends we have a two night minimum. Maximum occupancy 6 persons. Rates may vary dependent upon season, holidays, and/or special events. For more information about our rates, please contact us.
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. The space is open to guests between 8 AM and 10 PM.
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 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. The hogs and lambs are processed by a USDA inspected abattoir. Ask about the various farm products we may have available. We have sausage, pork, lamb, and eggs for sale from the farm. Martha frequently bakes fresh bread for the family which you can order ahead!
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.
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.
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 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.
This was the second time my friends and I stayed at the yurt for our annual getaway weekend. We love the yurt and especially love the mountain pool and hot tub. The food is great, the yurt is comfortable, and the farm+yurt makes for a very unique getaway!
We loved our stay at Whitt and Martha's yurt. Everything exceeded our expectations. The interior is beautiful, and both elegant and cozy. I appreciated that they use fragrance-free detergent and cleaners, and they even supplied fragrance-free bath products-- so important for those of us who are sensitive. The kitchen had some of the best cookware I've used at a rental, and included a knife that was actually sharp (hallelujah!). We ordered farm baskets, delivered to us each evening, filled with delicious ingredients and the most flavorful, fresh produce. Thank you so much, Whitt and Martha! We hope to return soon.
We just got back this week from our stay at Cair Paravel's yurt. I have already recommended this place to several friends. We had a great time. The farm is located about 15 minutes outside of Stanardsville, which is a nice little town outside of Charlottesville, in central Virginia. To get there, there is a mile to a mile-and-a-half dirt road up the mountain. The farm is about 2000 feet above sea level, so the temperature is usually about ten degrees below what it is in Stanardsville or Charlottesville. I have a jeep, but my parents and brothers had no problem driving on this road in a Honda Accord or similar car. We had a large family gathering. My family of four stayed in the yurt, and eight other family members stayed at Tumnes House. It is the perfect distance from everything, because it is far enough away from everything that you're not tempted to constantly go in to town for activities, but it's close enough to Stanardsville that it's not the end of the world if you need to run to the local grocer for a few things. As a result, my parents, brothers and their families and my family had an old fashioned summer vacation with each other. There is a great saltwater pool which the kids lived in. There is a very nice spa/hot tub near the pool as well. Internet service and cell phone service is not entirely reliable, which was great! In practice, if we needed to, we could have gone down to the main farmhouse to use wifi and for cell phone service. But it does provide one with a great excuse for not checking email, etc from the worried world of work. We spent time playing board games, cards, going for walks, cooking wonderful meals, having fires in the fire pit, making smores, looking at shooting stars, playing guitar, playing badminton, swimming in swimming holes, and just spending time together. Whitt and Martha are extremely nice and interesting people. They made us feel welcome and were always available if we needed them, but we never felt they were intrusive or that we were intruding on their space. They gave us a very interesting farm tour. This is a sustainable working farm. They grow and raise most of their own food. 80% of the power for the farmhouse and rentals is from a solar array on the property. My brother and five-year-old niece went down to the farm at least once a day on most days to "help" with the farm chores. She had a great time gathering eggs with Whitt. They are very kid friendly. If you want to be involved in farm activities you can be. Pretty cool. The property borders Shenandoah National Park. There is a lot of great hiking in the area. They also have a "Tumnus house", a vintage Airstream, and a greenhouse in which to stay. I highly recommend this rental for your next Blue Ridge Mountain get-a-way!
This yurt was amazing!! I went up for the weekend with my boyfriend for a mountain getaway. It was beautiful and clean, and perfectly hidden up in the mountains. Whitt talked about how he designed this himself and you can tell the effort and time that went into every little thing about the yurt. We also loved the pool and hot tub, and wish we had more time to explore the trails. The kitchen was also wonderful for cooking. Finally, it rained while we were there, and the sound the rain made on the yurt is what an ideal sleep sound machine would make. I would recommend it to anyone!
The Yurt was clean and inviting, with everything we needed for an enjoyable weekend. We particularly enjoyed the salt water pool and hot tub along with the wonderful kitchen which had everything needed to cook our meals. My only complaint was that many of the plates and cups still had some crumbs/grime on them. Overall a wonderful experience. Thanks for the wonderful stay!
Leuke speciale plaats.
We hebben ons goed vermaakt met BBQ , kampvuur en mooie wandelingen.
Mooie ligging in de natuur.
Cair Paravel Farm is situated on such a beautiful spot in the mountains that we never felt the need to go anywhere else. Martha, Whitt, the Animals, the most refreshing salt water pool, the Hot Springs hot tub! and the Yurt were all positively Amazing. We have been to many Airbnb places and this was without a doubt the very nicest and most accommodating host and Best place we have ever stayed. The Yurt truly has spaciousness that is felt yet a simplicity and atmosphere that is positively magical. The whole experience was an inspiration to us. We are planning to have out next family reunion on the Farm!
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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.