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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
Our stay in the yurt was amazing. It was exactly the romantic getaway we hoped it would be. The pool was fantastic, and the nature trail was a great little walk around the property. We ordered a dinner basket as well, which was packed with fresh goodies from the farm! We will definitely be back for another stay.
We chose this place for a 4th of July weekend get away with myself, finance and another couple. The yurt seemed to be a great option to comfortably fit the 4 of us. We arrived around 7:00 pm and were greeted by Whitt at the yurt. The property was very serene and tucked away on the mtn. We would suggest this place for anyone who wants a quite getaway with outdoor options readily available. The hosts are very involved on the property and it is not as private as we had anticipated. The dogs barked all night and kept us awake.
We are sorry that our livestock guardian dogs disturbed you. The holiday weekend is very stressful for our Great Pyrenees, Aslan and Hector, who are alert to every change in their surroundings and do their work protecting our animals. Their primary defense is their bark which warns potential predators that the dogs are on patrol. They are not familiar with fireworks and were "defending" their flocks and herds from the unusual predators.
We loved the yurt! They left toys for our son (a toddler) and provide so much helpful information prior to our arrival, so we left very welcomed . It rained most of the weekend but we loved the hiking trails around the yurt and really loved the sound of rain on yurt. We also ordered dinner and breakfast baskets (that were provided on our arrival); the food was delicious and fresh -- we definitely didn't go hungry. Our weekend ended with a wonderful tour of the farm, where we got to hold baby chicks and pet goats. If you are looking for a wonderful escape from the city/suburbia Cair Paravel is it!
We loved our stay at Cair Paravel Farm! The yurt was beautiful and we had such a relaxing time. We also bought a farm basket, and the food was so delicious!!
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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.