Hidden Creek Farm Guidebook

Andrea
Hidden Creek Farm Guidebook

Food scene

Field & Main is ten minutes away in Marshall, VA. We suggest you call ahead for summer outdoor seating or a heated cabana in cold weather. It is dog-friendly (outdoor) with many tables for indoor/outdoor dining and has great food and service. They regularly purchase produce from our farm so head on down to try some of our products.
21 locals recommend
Field & Main Restaurant
8369 W Main St
21 locals recommend
Field & Main is ten minutes away in Marshall, VA. We suggest you call ahead for summer outdoor seating or a heated cabana in cold weather. It is dog-friendly (outdoor) with many tables for indoor/outdoor dining and has great food and service. They regularly purchase produce from our farm so head on down to try some of our products.
They make awesome sandwiches and have a broad choice of cheeses and charcuterie to go with a great selection of beer and wine.
17 locals recommend
The Whole Ox
8357 West Main Street
17 locals recommend
They make awesome sandwiches and have a broad choice of cheeses and charcuterie to go with a great selection of beer and wine.
Locke Store, located nearby in Millwood, VA, is a fun place to visit with great food, good coffee, and a wide variety of good buys including wines. Right across the road is an excellent antiques store! They recently opened up a delicious restaurant next door called The Buttery. Both locations carry our farm produce and meats!
10 locals recommend
Locke Store
2049 Millwood Road
10 locals recommend
Locke Store, located nearby in Millwood, VA, is a fun place to visit with great food, good coffee, and a wide variety of good buys including wines. Right across the road is an excellent antiques store! They recently opened up a delicious restaurant next door called The Buttery. Both locations carry our farm produce and meats!
Located about 20 minutes away in Upperville, VA. The outside patio is dog friendly, but gets crowded so it is best to hit lunch either early or late. Fun 'pub' food. Reservations recommended for indoor dining. They do not take reservations for outdoor seating.
25 locals recommend
Hunter's Head Tavern
9048 John S Mosby Highway
25 locals recommend
Located about 20 minutes away in Upperville, VA. The outside patio is dog friendly, but gets crowded so it is best to hit lunch either early or late. Fun 'pub' food. Reservations recommended for indoor dining. They do not take reservations for outdoor seating.
Front Porch is about 25 minutes away in The Plains, VA. Relaxed indoor/outdoor dining with good food. Reservations recommended for indoor seating, but outdoor seating is first come, first served.
12 locals recommend
Front Porch Market & Grill
6483 Main St
12 locals recommend
Front Porch is about 25 minutes away in The Plains, VA. Relaxed indoor/outdoor dining with good food. Reservations recommended for indoor seating, but outdoor seating is first come, first served.
Located about 15 minutes away, this local bakery has delicious pies, quiches, croissants, muffins, and sandwiches.
20 locals recommend
Red Truck Rural Bakery / Marshall
8368 West Main Street
20 locals recommend
Located about 15 minutes away, this local bakery has delicious pies, quiches, croissants, muffins, and sandwiches.
The Ashby Restaurant is only about 10 minutes away from the farm in Paris, VA. It is not dog-friendly, but has a sophisticated menu and a lovely outdoor dining area. Reservations are recommended.
9 locals recommend
The Ashby Restaurant
692 Federal Street
9 locals recommend
The Ashby Restaurant is only about 10 minutes away from the farm in Paris, VA. It is not dog-friendly, but has a sophisticated menu and a lovely outdoor dining area. Reservations are recommended.
Girasole offers elegant Northern Italian fare in The Plains, VA which is about 25 minutes away. This place is perfect for a romantic dinner or celebration!
10 locals recommend
Girasole
4244 Loudoun Avenue
10 locals recommend
Girasole offers elegant Northern Italian fare in The Plains, VA which is about 25 minutes away. This place is perfect for a romantic dinner or celebration!
Good pizza, good Italian food, and only 15 minutes away!
6 locals recommend
Joe's Pizza
8349 West Main Street
6 locals recommend
Good pizza, good Italian food, and only 15 minutes away!
Whole this is technically a "food truck," everything is served out of a double decker bus! They provide fun outdoor seating in a grassy lot located diagonally from Field & Main Restaurant and down the street from Red Truck Bakery. Located about 15 minutes away in Marshall.
Johnny Monarchs
8374 West Main Street
Whole this is technically a "food truck," everything is served out of a double decker bus! They provide fun outdoor seating in a grassy lot located diagonally from Field & Main Restaurant and down the street from Red Truck Bakery. Located about 15 minutes away in Marshall.
The Apple House is a hodgepodge of all sorts of items for sale, including t-shirts, signs, socks, hot sauces, and BBQ sauces. They also offer awesome apple donuts, ice cream, Virginia ham, and sandwiches which are all good, old fashioned, and fun! This restaurant and store is on the way to Linden where Linden Vineyards has some nice views and wine.
30 locals recommend
Apple House
4675 John Marshall Highway
30 locals recommend
The Apple House is a hodgepodge of all sorts of items for sale, including t-shirts, signs, socks, hot sauces, and BBQ sauces. They also offer awesome apple donuts, ice cream, Virginia ham, and sandwiches which are all good, old fashioned, and fun! This restaurant and store is on the way to Linden where Linden Vineyards has some nice views and wine.
Hidden Creek Farm is a regenerative, Organic and Humane Certified, breeding and production farm located in Delaplane, VA, just 50 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.. Regenerating the soil is key to our method of farming. We believe first and foremost in mindful stewardship of our land and in the concept that good food and a clean environment will keep people and animals healthy, resilient, and energized, and lower reliance on chemical interventions. Our mission is to provide our customers with local, wholesome, and healthy product and breeding stock of the highest possible quality, and to create exceptional farm experiences tailored to visitors’ specific interests and needs.
Hidden Creek Farm LLC
2591 Triplett Turn
Hidden Creek Farm is a regenerative, Organic and Humane Certified, breeding and production farm located in Delaplane, VA, just 50 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.. Regenerating the soil is key to our method of farming. We believe first and foremost in mindful stewardship of our land and in the concept that good food and a clean environment will keep people and animals healthy, resilient, and energized, and lower reliance on chemical interventions. Our mission is to provide our customers with local, wholesome, and healthy product and breeding stock of the highest possible quality, and to create exceptional farm experiences tailored to visitors’ specific interests and needs.

Sightseeing

One of the oldest, best known, and thought by many to produce the best wine in Virginia if not the east coast. It is about 20 minutes away by car.
14 locals recommend
Linden Vineyards
3708 Harrels Corner Road
14 locals recommend
One of the oldest, best known, and thought by many to produce the best wine in Virginia if not the east coast. It is about 20 minutes away by car.
Located just 10 minutes away, RdV Vineyards is much newer and has gone out of its way (no expense spared!) to produce the very best wines on the East Coast rivaling any in the world. They have even brought in wine-making expertise from overseas. Expensive, but well worth the experience - at least once!
11 locals recommend
RdV Vineyards
2550 Delaplane Grade Road
11 locals recommend
Located just 10 minutes away, RdV Vineyards is much newer and has gone out of its way (no expense spared!) to produce the very best wines on the East Coast rivaling any in the world. They have even brought in wine-making expertise from overseas. Expensive, but well worth the experience - at least once!
Our personal favorite! We like the wine, wooded surroundings, art, and we like the husband/wife team who run it. Bring your own picnic!
Arterra Wines
1808 Leeds Manor Rd
Our personal favorite! We like the wine, wooded surroundings, art, and we like the husband/wife team who run it. Bring your own picnic!
This winery is very close - just 5 minutes away! They have excellent wines and the small, elegant platters give it a sophisticated feel.
7 locals recommend
Delaplane Cellars
2187 Winchester Road
7 locals recommend
This winery is very close - just 5 minutes away! They have excellent wines and the small, elegant platters give it a sophisticated feel.
Located just 10 minutes down the road from us, this venue's beer is as good as their wine! They often have food trucks on-site, but be sure to check their website before you go.
Three Fox Vineyards
10100 Three Fox Ln
Located just 10 minutes down the road from us, this venue's beer is as good as their wine! They often have food trucks on-site, but be sure to check their website before you go.
They have gorgeous rustic, low ceilings, with a winding staircase to the upper floor, music on the weekend, and miniature horses! What more could you want?
Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn
11083 John Marshall Highway
They have gorgeous rustic, low ceilings, with a winding staircase to the upper floor, music on the weekend, and miniature horses! What more could you want?
They have a very sophisticated atmosphere with the best vistas in the Crooked Run Valley. It's worth a visit just for the view, but be sure to buy a tasting while you're there!
Blue Valley Vineyard And Winery
9402 Justice Ln
They have a very sophisticated atmosphere with the best vistas in the Crooked Run Valley. It's worth a visit just for the view, but be sure to buy a tasting while you're there!
If you like ciders, you must try Cobbler Mountain Cellars! They have many different cider flavors and a great picnic spot. It is about 20 minutes away.
Cobbler Mountain Cellars, LLC
5909 Long Fall Lane
If you like ciders, you must try Cobbler Mountain Cellars! They have many different cider flavors and a great picnic spot. It is about 20 minutes away.
If you like beers and views, this is the place for you! It is located just over the top of Mt. Weather so it's a fun drive.
33 locals recommend
Bear Chase Brewing Company
18294 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd
33 locals recommend
If you like beers and views, this is the place for you! It is located just over the top of Mt. Weather so it's a fun drive.
One of our guests HIGHLY recommends this place. Pen Druid Fermentation, a wood-fired, spontaneous, barrel-fermented, & cool shipped native beer, natural cider and wine. We haven't tried it yet, but we plan to!
16 locals recommend
Pen Druid Brewing
7 River Ln
16 locals recommend
One of our guests HIGHLY recommends this place. Pen Druid Fermentation, a wood-fired, spontaneous, barrel-fermented, & cool shipped native beer, natural cider and wine. We haven't tried it yet, but we plan to!
Pick-your-own strawberries during the Summer or apple picking in the Fall.
Valley View Farm
1550 Leeds Manor Road
Pick-your-own strawberries during the Summer or apple picking in the Fall.
Pick-your-own strawberries during the Summer or apple picking in the Fall.
Hartland Orchard
3064 Hartland Ln
Pick-your-own strawberries during the Summer or apple picking in the Fall.
Pick-your-own strawberries during the Summer or apple picking in the Fall.
Hollin Farms
1584 Snowden Road
Pick-your-own strawberries during the Summer or apple picking in the Fall.

Traveler advice

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Don't miss our Saturday evening soirees!

On some Saturday evenings, when the weather is nice, we gather by the cowboy cauldron or "The Maple Room" around 5:30pm in the winter or 6:30pm in the summer to share a beverage and some nibbles. This is a "bring your own" arrangement, but people usually share what they bring. Please be sure to let us know if you are planning to attend!
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Piedmont Train Station Antiques

This is a place you want to check out for antiques! Located down the road from us in Delaplane, the original Piedmont Train station dates back to the Civil War and has a huge selection of antiques.
What to pack

Bring your hiking clothes!

Not only do we have trails right here on the farm, but we are located just a few minutes from the Virginia State Arboretum, Sky Meadows State Park, and the Appalachian Trail. Many of our trails on the farm are relatively flat and comfortable. If you're looking for a more strenuous challenge, try the Outer Loop trail, or the trail to the top of Mount Brushy! Reach out to Dendy for recommendations and directions.
Customs & culture

Gate Etiquette

Since we have live animals in our pastures, we are very sensitive to gates. The easy rule is, if you go through a closed gate, please close it behind you. If it is already open, you can leave it open. It is important to know which animals are in a pasture: if they are bulls, we recommend you stay out! Please check with us, and we will let you know which pastures to stay out of. The other animals on the farm, including turkeys, pigs, sheep, and cattle, are very docile and unlikely to bother you unless you bother them. However, all dogs are REQUIRED to be ON LEASH in closed pastures.
Book before you go

Hidden Creek Farm Products

Our farm is Certified Organic and Certified Humane. We would be happy to provide you with meat, vegetables, eggs, or value-add items from right here on the farm! Please visit our online store via the Locasaur app to see what we have in stock (visiting www.locasaur.com/hiddencreekfarm via browser will prompt you to download the app and join our herd!). All products must be ordered at least 72-hours prior to your arrival so we can have the items ready to go for you! Please note that each AirBnB listing is eligible to receive 6 fresh eggs at no charge. Don't forget to order ahead!
Ways to save

Cabin Cooking

Each of our cabins has a kitchen in which you can make light meals. There is also an outdoor grill and separate, shared full kitchen in the farm office which are available to you if you would like to make something more sophisticated. since our meat and produce options change seasonally, visit the Locasaur app (www.locasaur.com/hiddencreekfarm) to view our available products prior to your arrival or during so you can take products home with you! All orders must be requested at least 72-hours prior to your arrival. We are currently unable to fill orders on Saturdays and Sundays.
Customs & culture

Bugs on the farm

This is a farm and sometimes we have bugs, but we do everything we can to keep the cabins bug free! sometimes we get flies and the only solution is a fly swatter. Sometimes we have Asian shield Bugs (or stink bugs), an invasive species which appeared in the US first in Allentown, PA in 1998. The best solution is one small drop of dish soap in a glass, fill the glass to quarter full, and put the bugs in the glass. You can also ask Dendy for help! Thanks to the barn swallows, we seldom see (or feel) mosquitoes.
Customs & culture

Septic Field

Our property is dependent upon septic fields for the disposal of personal waste. Please do not deposit anything in the toilet that is not completely biodegradable!
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PLEASE READ - Livestock Guardian Dogs ON DUTY

Mosby and Ranger, our large, white, Maremma guardian dogs, are outdoor dogs. They are similar to Great Pyrenees, but originate in the Italian Alps. They are our "protection dogs" and they live outdoors in the winter cold and the summer heat. You can often hear them barking and howling in the middle of the night. It means that they are teamed up and protecting the farm from coywolf, bears, and foxes, etc. They are fierce if they don't know you, but friendly and playful when they do. It is important to always greet them. Call us when you arrive so we can introduce you! Our number is on the gate.
Customs & culture

Bringing your dog too? Great!

We love dogs! We have three on the property. You are welcome to bring yours :) If you bring your own dog, it MUST be controlled and well-behaved or be on a leash. Your dog is NOT permitted to chase any of the livestock. If your dog kills, say a chicken, please understand that you must pay for the chicken. Please note that there is a pet fee of $50 for up to 2 dogs (paid at check-in) to cover the extra cleaning costs. Additional dogs are $25 each.
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Farm Experiences

There are no obligations: you can sit back and relax or roll up your sleeves and get some dirt on your hands! A highlight of your stay here will be a tour of the property. Andrea or Dendy will take you for a ride in the mule and show you the various animals in all the pastures and explain what we are doing, why, and how it all fits together. Just text Andrea and work out a time when it is mutually convenient. You won't want to miss it!
What to pack

Bring your swimsuit! Pool and Hot Tub available

Our pool and hot tub are generally available between May and October. In season, we have a plunge pool which is available for you to cool off in and a hot tub in which to warm up. Pool towels are available from Andrea if you need them. The hot tub does need to be coordinated so that we can make sure that it is the right temperature when you need it, and the pool cover needs to be closed up to ensure no children fall into it - we can show you how to do this. We have an outdoor grill for barbecuing and a cowboy cauldron to sit around on a cool evening with a fire and enjoy yourselves.