Antebellum Country Farmhouse #1

House - Private room · Pineville Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840, United States

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) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 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
  • We hit some bad traffic and got in around 11pm. Philip was perky and greeted us in a very friendly manner. The house and land are beautiful. It's a shame we didn't have more time to get a tour, but we were on our way to Louisiana. I'd definitely stay here again. Thanks!

    December 2013
  • I really enjoyed my stay at Antebellum Country Farmhouse. The house and the bedroom were charming - very nicely decorated. The scenery was beautiful, and the goats were fun to observe. It was a close drive to Massanutten were I enjoyed a hike on the Ridge Trail. It was also a close drive to the towns of Harrisonburg and Staunton where there are a lot of quaint shops and restaurants. Philip made a great, healthy breakfast and accommodated my vegetarian diet. Thanks for making my Thanksgiving getaway so enjoyable.

    November 2013
  • Breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley on your drive to Philip's beautiful home. A genial host as was his wife, I had a brief, restful stay. A lovely breakfast in the morning with a great cup of coffee and easy conversation helped ease me into my day. A wonderful place to stay ~ wish I could have explored the area further!

    November 2013
  • This is an amazing place in a great location. Super close to several wineries, Luray Caverns, and beautiful trails in the Shenandoah. We got in late and Philip was there to greet us. I love a British accent plus I knew I'd get my tea in the morning so I was happy. Then we went to bed and it is the most comfortable bed ever. The next morning Phillip cooked breakfast and his wife came out to talk to us. I had my breakfast tea. They have a dog so during the day you could hear the barking if you are super sensitive to it or super allergic to dogs this isn't the place for you. It is very easy to get to the house and easy to drive the scenic area. Wonderful weekend treat!

    November 2013
  • The house is more beautiful and the pictures can tell and Philip and Mary Jo were perfect hosts. Loved getting to know them and could have spoke endlessly with them as conversation was easy and interesting. Felt very at home in their house, never rushed, always welcome. Great place to stay and so convenient so Harrisonburg and just a stone's throw away from Massanutten Resort and Skyline Drive.

    October 2013
  • Staying with the Morrisseys was the epitome of an airbnb experience. Conversation with Phil and Mary Jo - priceless.

    Their antebellum house shows the artistic talent of Mary Jo, a kitchen and bath designer. Our room was perfectly comfortable with a king size bed and private bath, the Shenandoah Valley setting is gorgeous and who knew goats could be so cute and puppy-like? Phil cooks up a gourmet breakfast.. They recommended an excellent BBQ restaurant (Hank's) just a few miles away. You couldn't ask for more.

    Thanks for a classy experience.

    October 2013
  • Really easy place to be. Wonderfully likable people.

    October 2013
  • We fell in love with Philip, not only because his delicious breakfast, but also his friendly attitude. The experience was absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much, Philip!

    September 2013
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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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