LODGE ROOMS & CABINS OPEN APRIL 8 FOR SPACED GET-AWAYS ONLY in ISOLATED CABIN or ISOLATED LODGE ROOM
April 8 on - limited Lodge Rooms and Cabins will be available with 3 day rest of rooms between stays for safety and disinfection.
No linen or housekeeping during a stay for safety and health of guest and valley.
The restaurant is closed.
The Campground is closed for overnight camping due to the executive order 55 until further notice.
Day parking for Horseback is still allowed.
Cabin weekly leases with no linen service will be available.
The stables are open with a limit of 8 trail riders.
Syria Mercantile Store is open with health precautions in place.
Please call or email for updates on availability.
540 923 4231
At this time, we feel our closing through April 7, 2020 is the best for our Employees, Community and Guests.
We will be reevaluating the situation constantly.
16 Cabins and 55 Exterior Entry Lodge Rooms
By staying in one of our cabins or exterior entry lodge rooms, our guests have a secluded world from which to explore the outdoors with its rural, healthy air and trees budding to life.
With mountain outdoor activities in the Virginia Blue Ridge - 14 of them from hiking, spring trout fishing,and on to to horse back riding - the Farm provides opportunities for building both health and family welfare.
Our "family style" southern cooking farm restaurant opens full time on March 20.
Mindful of health precautions, we are seating guests a good distance from each other and canceling all buffet style meals - now "family style".
Deli and General Store
The Syria Mercantile stands by with Deli and Sundries for the microwave and fridge in rooms. In room coffee and tea service will take care of the morning frost.
Comfort - with in room massages
Jenn or Megan can be booked in advance for massages in your room or for couples in our hospitality suite. They have a full menu of therapeutic to immune activation massages along with Reiki.
Health in the Blue Ridge During the Time of Corona
We have adopted aggressive and frequent cleaning of touch surfaces in our public areas and the guest rooms and cabins surfaces are wiped down with alcohol and bleach.
Hand sanitizer is, as you would expect, available throughout the property. But not on the trails and in the streams. And we're not planning on that one. Nor are the fish and the critters.
Exercise in our mountain air - walk, hike, ride horses, drink 60 ozs of our mountain well water, eat our good southern family style food - all while staying socially distant.
Here we escape the TV news as we have TV in only a handful of rooms. But we have High Speed Wifi in all the Lodges for streaming HULU, Netflix and Amazon. There is WiFi in only one cottage - Kite House.
Tech Limited, no cell except via Internet
TV in Main Lodge and Hilltop Only
WiFi however is Super Speedy Now
This year we have brought
in High Speed Fiber Optic Internet at Main Lodge,
Hilltop and Ridgecrest Lodges.
Miss Ellie, the pet pig, visits neighbors. She goes for two walks daily with our guests and her people "Momma" - Missy Graves.
We have cattle - black and longhorns to visit, The highlight here is Joanie, the pet cow, who lives over at Missy Graves' meadow.
Chicken coop and egg collection is coming before the end of March.
Fly Fishing on two mountain streams flowing off the Blue Ridge - right here on the Farm with another three renowned streams nearby.
Then, we have two stocked ponds - one with trout and one with bass and catfish.
15 miles of hiking trails on the Farm and another hundred in the neighboring Shenandoah National Park.
From the Farm, hike the two renowned Shenandoah NP trails - just a 7 mile drive to "Old Rag" and White Oak Canyon trail heads.
Easy walks through the farm and orchard on our 1100 acres.
Trail rides, horsemanship classes, horse camping and stabling are all here on the Farm with our partner "Circle B".
We do ride Western style here on twenty miles of trails on the farm and 100 miles including the Park, which borders us.
Road biking from the farm is on rural byways through meadows up hills and into the next hollow - without a shoulder but our riders will hear traffic approach.
We have route directions for various length rides. The Tour de Madison tarts and ends at the Farm every year on the week before Memorial weekend.
Nature walks with Jenn and Daniel Mintz - "In True Nature"- most Saturdays at 10AM - after breakfast, starting from the Lodge Porch or inside by the fire if weather requires.
The walks are "on hold" for March so that our guests are not gathered in a group.
We are not insulated from nature.
It is here. nature is what we are.
Here on our Farm of 1100 acres, we have meadows, farming fields, cattle, orchards and lots of wild life - deer, bear, herons and eagles over the ponds and stream, foxes on the hunt and butterflies landing.
We have 4 vineyards crafting fine wines within a 30 minute drive, while our neighbor, DuCard Vineyard, is just in the next hollow and offers a superior tasting and learning experience in the setting of one of our own old orchards put to new use.
The team there - owner Scott, wine-maker Julien along with Chris, Beth and others assisting.