Antebellum Country Farmhouse #1

House - Private room · Pineville Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840, United States
Philip And Mary Jo

This is a unique and beautiful historic home built in 1835.

Your host, Philip And Mary Jo
28 Reviews
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This is a unique and beautiful historic home built in 1835.

The Space

A beautiful room in a historic home with private bath and small walk in closet. King size memory foam bed, individual heat and A/C, cable TV and WiFi.. Enjoy the decks and garden or relax in the Great Room. We provide a delicious breakfast to all our guests and will do our best to provide information on the local area and attractions. Located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and only ten minutes from I-81,JMU, Massanutten ski resort, Skyline Drive and Cross Keys Winery. Perfect location for Hikers,Civil War buffs, JMU Alumni and cycling enthusiasts.
Local restaurants include the Hank's Southern Grillery, which many refer to as the best place to eat near Massanutten Resort, Romano's Italian and the classic 'Thunderbird' Diner. These are about 3 miles from the house. Nearby Massanutten Resort and the city of Harrisonburg provides a host of other eateries and shopping.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the Great Room and porches downstairs along with the surrounding curtilage.

Interaction with Guests

We will be present for the guests arrival and happy to provide information on the surrounding area and enjoy some interesting conversation. We also like to ask what time they want breakfast

The Neighborhood

The property was originally called Montevideo as is the present surrounding neighborhood and schools. The backdrop comprises of lovely views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the front is dominated by the end of the Massanutten Ridge appearing as a mountain peak from our perspective. This is a beautiful rural area. Nearby Massanutten Resort offers skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing , zip lining, mountain bike trails, horseback riding ,two golf courses and a great waterpark.

Getting around

Bring your bicycles or travel on your motor cycles. This area has miles and miles of lovely roads and vistas.
Springtime brings hundreds of cyclists from around the world to this area. Mountain bike trails also abound in the Massanutten Resort.

Other Things to Note

Stonewall Jackson staged his forces on the property before defeating the union forces in the Battle of Cross Keys.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Monthly Price: $1350 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This was our fist airbnb stay. We have bnb'd around Ireland and a bit in Europe. We will definently be using the service more in the future!

    As for Philip and Mary Jo, you couldn't ask for nicer hosts! Lots of good advice on things we enjoyed seeing and yummy places to eat! We enjoyed long talks with Philip about everything from local gossip to world history. Mary Jo was great too but had a tighter schedule so we didn't get to know her as well. Dixie, the dog was a great host also, giving us just the right amount of "dog fix" as we were missing our beasts...

    The house and grounds are just delightful! And the flock of goats are fun too. The house is nice and quiet, beautifully decorated and comfy.

    We would definently recommend and stay here again if we get back to the area!

    June 2014
  • Both Philip and Mary Jo were very accommodating, even on short notice. We loved the beautifully decorated home and the well appointed room. The king bed was super comfy and the towels extra fluffy. Philip made us a delicious veggie omelette for breakfast and was willing to share many wonderful travel stories. We really enjoyed our stay and meeting both Mary Jo and Philip and would love to return sometime. Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • Antebellum exceeded all expectations. Very quiet neighborhood. Easy to find.

    June 2014
  • Entering the Antebellum Country Farmhouse was like stepping back in time. Philip and Mary Jo are excellent stewards of this historic treasure and we were lucky to have them share it with us. Our accommodations made us fell like honored guests, but gave us plenty of privacy. We loved the rural setting, but were close to several great local dining options and only ten minutes from Harrisonburg's entertainment and shopping options as well as JMU.

    Our accommodations were as described and very comfortable. The Morrisseys provided good pre-arrival communications and are entertaining and engaging hosts. We immediately felt at home and in the company of good friends. Philip cooked a mean breakfast for us and Mary Jo even offered suggestions about our upcoming kitchen renovations. We plan to return.

    May 2014
  • House was great, and pretty easy to find. Wonderful property, and cute little goats! Philip and Mary Jo were pleasant to talk to, and Philip made a great breakfast.

    May 2014
  • Philip and Mary Jo were awesome! My son waited until the last minute to give us his graduation date so there were no available hotel rooms in the area. A friend suggested AirBnB and I found the Antebellum Country Farmhouse. Right up my alley! It couldn't have been a nice place and I really enjoyed my conversation with Mary Jo! I hope they found our little gift at their door.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay with Philip and Mary Jo. Mary greeted us and when we asked to see the goats at their home she even let us hold a two day old kid! The bed was absolutely heavenly and we slept like rocks. Philip made us a lovely breakfast and recommended some great local sites to visit for hiking.

    April 2014
  • My boyfriend and I stayed with Mary Jo and Philip for a quick weekend getaway, and immensely enjoyed ourselves! We biked up to Massanutten Resort, enjoyed a great dinner at Hank's BBQ (recommended by our hosts), hit the winery Sunday afternoon, and then jotted over to Skyline drive to enjoy a hike. Mary Jo and Philip were delightful to chat with, and served a stellar pancakes and fruit breakfast. We would definitely stay there again.

    April 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at Philip and Mary Jo's house. The room was warm, comfortable (the Temperpedic mattress is excellent), and private, and the Morrisseys cooked up a storm of a breakfast for us. They were wonderful company, their home is well situated near to many wineries, Shenandoah, and also to Staunton, where we found some good restaurants for dinner. As a plus, the goats were quite friendly.

    March 2014
  • Phillip and Mary Jo were more than gracious hosts. I can honestly say that I would stay with them again and I would highly recommend them.

    They have a beautiful old home in an area full of things to do. We went to Cross Keys Vinyard and hung out in downtown Harrisonburg.

    The memory foam bed was awesome, they have a sweet dog named Dixie and a bunch of goats. What more could you ask for?

    Breakfast was excellent as well. That is when we actually got to know them a little better. After a couple hours of random conversation, we were on our way. Great people! Thanks again Phillip and Mary Jo.

    February 2014
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St. Mary's College, University of California Santa Barbara, Keele and Lancaster university
Mary Jo is an Interior Designer and Philip is in Educational Travel
My partner Mary Jo and I are an easygoing couple who love to travel. We have a lovely large home in a country location that we think people would enjoy staying in!
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