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 $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.
For more information about our farm keep up with us
...friend us at....Cair Paravel Farm.
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.
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 an amazing experience. The yurt is unlike anywhere else we have ever stayed. The hosts have thought of everything including a well supplied kitchen, beach towels for the hot tub, extra pillows, games, walking sticks, books about the area, and recommendations for local activities. I wish we had been able to stay longer! The property includes a working organic farm which the hosts are pleased to show, a nature trail, and a farm store offering several of the hosts' homemade farm products. Cair Paravel is more than a lodging site, it's a destination!
My husband and I had a great time! Everything was very comfortable and we were totally relaxed. Great farm fresh food and a beautiful mountain side! Thank you for your hospitality!
From my almost 3 weeks trip around U.S.A, staying at the Cair Paravel is the highlight. Everything is totally perfect. We arrived at around 7 PM and had an easy check in process. We received a basket full of food: pasta, fresh raw chicken, fresh from the oven breads (it's still warm!), vegetables, and many things else. If you are staying here, I totally recommend you to order food from Martha and Whitt.
The Blue Ridge Yurt is a beautiful place that able to accommodate, probably until 8 persons. It is perfect for family vacation or a group of friends. Every facilities work perfectly and we amazed when we learned that Whitt built the yurt himself and with very minimum help from anyone else. It even has a track for wheelchair.
A tour to the farm is a must. Martha will be more than happy to share stories about how they manage the farm with a more natural way. We were impressed on how much efforts they make to run this accommodation.
The only thing that make me sad is the fact that this place is so faraway from my home country. If not, I will be happy to come back more often to this place.
Whitt and Martha are incredible persons. You will like how they put their loves on this place.
If you are planning to go to Shenandoah National Park and see that this accommodation is available, don't think twice and just press the booking button.
The Yurt was THE perfect place for our honeymoon. Everything was simply stunning this time of year. The farm tour - feeding the baby goat- was so special! The greens from the Garden were more than delicious. I am not equipped with the proper words to describe how lovely this magical place is. Whitt and Martha are sweet souls who graciously share this slice of heaven. We can't wait to come back for another visit!
We were welcomed to the yurt by Whitt, his daughter Mia and his grandson Henry. Whitt brought us the breakfast and dinner food we had ordered and gave us a quick rundown of the property. He was very kind and willing to help us with anything we needed. The Yurt was sparkling clean and well stocked with toys, games and books. We were a little worried about Henry sleeping in the loft due to the steps but he loved it! We enjoyed lounging on the deck and fires in the fire pit. The food was delicious, including the fresh muffins and bread. It was the perfect first camping experience for our 4 year old. The farm tour was a highlight of the trip. We all thoroughly enjoyed petting and feeding the baby animals. Martha and Whitt are wonderful hosts and the sustainable farm makes a stay at the Yurt a truly unique experience.
Delicious basket full of farm goodies made for great meals, games and books made the yurt cozy and fun during a rainy evening - and gorgeous blooms and grounds made for a lovely morning hike, followed by a tour of the farm complete with meeting duckling, 2 week old lambs, and baby goats. A wonderful stay!
This host has 146 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
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.
Schedule a visit to see this great alpaca farm. The farm is just minutes away from the yurt and is especially interesting in the spring when there are new babies and during the annual shearing!Midfields Dr Stanardsville VA 22973
High quality handcrafted rockers, tables, chairs, mirrors and more. See the coat rack in the yurt hallway!State Route 662 Madison VA 22727-2598
Holly and John have created a wonderful gallery displaying the work of over 100 artisans in the converted 1930s gas station.Main Street Stanardsville VA 22973-2965
Authentic German food and generous portions!South Seminole Trl Madison VA 22727
If you can get a bottle of the limited release Chardonnay Reserve or the Viognier you are in for a real treat! Only open to the public four times in the year- 2 spring 2 fall.River Drive Stanardsville VA 22973-3525
Local winery nestled high up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Try the Bacon Hollow Revenuers Select- OFF the beaten track- narrow road adventure- follow directions on website :-)Wyatt Mountain Road Dyke VA 22935-1371
This may be the OLDEST Tastee Freez! Great touch of the rural farming community. Not fancy but tasty country food.Sherwood Drive Madison VA 22727
The map shows the Park Headquarters however the yurt is a mere 1.5 miles from the boundary of this large park. Many hikes and superb outdoor activities. (website hidden)US Hwy 211 East Luray VA 22835
Wonderful! Whitt can pack a luncheon for you as you sit in the greenhouse, sip wine and listen to music!Free Union Road VA 22940
One of the areas oldest wineries- great self guided tour as well as extensive tasting.Winery Lane Leon VA 22725
Every year, Four County Players presents five main stage shows- at least one musical, a Shakespeare play, and a family Christmas show. Fun- high quality community theater!Gov Barbour St Barboursville VA 22923-8343
One of the oldest family run small vineyards in the area. Try the Rivanna Sunset-Winery Lane Barboursville VA 22923-1833
Excellent wines- ask Whitt for his recommendation!Winery Road Barboursville VA 22923
Well worth the extra expence, Melissa is a creative and inventive chef. Food is all local and superbly prepared. (website hidden)Winery Road Barboursville VA 22923-8321
Small, friendly and welcoming Intregal Yoga carries all the basics. Check out the small daily menu if you want a quick lunch.Spotswood Trail Gordonsville VA 22942
Mia says this is great! Authentic Chinese cuisine- try the scallion pancakesAlbemarle Sq Charlottesville VA 22901-7406
Excellent reputation, knowledgeable staffLake Albemarle Rd Charlottesville VA 22901
Amazing French restaurant! Imaginative and delicious. Great for a special event!South Main Street Gordonsville VA 22942
Alternative cafe- try Lamberts platter- the groovy gravy is amazing!North Main Street Harrisonburg VA 22802
Ethiopian Restaurant - authentic luncheon buffet every day- choose traditional or American seating- awesome!Harrisonburg VA 22802
The market is open Tuesdays and Saturdays 7 am-1pm! Wide variety of gooods and produce. Well worth the trip over the hill to the burg! (website hidden)S Liberty St Harrisonburg Virginia 22801
Henleys Orchard is wonderful and friendly. Great sense of community. Seasonal fruits, ice cream, cider!Holly Hill Farm Crozet VA 22932
The Plow and Hearth Outlet and Country Store are side by side in Madison, VA. You can find some good deals at the outlet!Allied Street Charlottesville VA 22903
The flagship of the three now independently owned bagel shops. Fantastic bagels, soups, and a favorite- Caesar Salad-Preston Avenue Charlottesville VA 22903
Fantastic deal, great sushi, worth every penny- wonderful specials, always great service-West Main Street Charlottesville VA 22902-5084
Casual- inventive food but not over the top- a lot of local food options- yummy!West Main Street Charlottesville VA 22903-5542
Excellent soup- vegan options! We especially like Senagalese Peanut Soup-2nd Street Southwest Charlottesville VA 22902
Upscale Farmers Market- produce, plants, and crafts. Saturdays 7am - noon April- December (website hidden)2nd St SW Charlottesville Virginia 22902
Excellent food with reasonable prices- fantastic flavor combinations- fish tacos a must have- specials always incredibleCarlton Road # 12 Charlottesville VA 22902
Annual event occurs on the third weekend in November. Marvelous artisans in their studios- great adventure!Highland Ave Charlottesville VA 22903
Try the Villia Crawford buffet lunch- outstanding! Wide selection of upscale buffet dining. Need reservation. Amazing- block out 1.5-2 hours!Club Drive Keswick VA 22947-2615
Next to Veritas so combine the trip- excellent Cabernet Franc!Roseland Farm Crozet VA 22932-3336
Grand reopening of a prominent area award winning vineyard and winery.Blenheim Road Charlottesville VA 22902
Local artisan brew pub with great fare- indoor/outdoor seating. Try the DARK HOLLOW- if available! AWESOME hoppy deliciousness! The fight is a great treat- If you are staying with us borrow a growler-Critzer Shop Rd Afton VA 22920
Very nice Viognier as well as several excellent red wines. Setting is spectacular- well worth the trip!Veritas Lane Afton VA 22920
Well worth the longer drive to see the roots of the common folks American history. Authentic farms from Germany, Africa, Ireland and more trace the history of the immigrants to the Shenandoah Valley.Richmond Avenue Staunton VA 24401-4976
Winner of international awards....Shannon Hill Road Louisa VA 23093