PEACE of MIND for CHALLENGING DAYS

2 or More Days - For folks who actually need somewhere to get-away or stay - short or long term. For folks who are “trapped” or need an alternative.
2 Or More Days -25% Discount for Day Two and On
4 or more days, please call 540 923 4231

Book online, input 2 or more days stay and the rate will automatically come up.

Tel 540 923 4231

We are a rural family resort and farm
in the Blue Ridge near Shenandoah National Park.

Tree frogs are chirping.
Trees are budding.

Physical distancing is easy out here. And not expensive.

Social closeness is easy as well.
High Speed Internet for Cell to Internet and Internet to Cell calling - from the lodges. No Internet however in most cabins. But the Main Lodge and the Mercantile are open for your connections.
Skype- Facetime - What's App - Facebook Video - Netflix - Amazon - Hulu
We have the bandwidth and the remoteness.

We have 1100 acres to get out in, to hike, walk and run through so as to get good exercise,
good air in the lungs, and stay healthy with good air, water, and the relief of an  "escape".

 

Now Spring is budding, yet the fireplaces are still going at night.

March 17

We are open for guests in Cabins, Cottages, Apartments and Lodge Rooms

Each accommodation has its own entrance.

Campground and Horse Camping - primitive - sparse electricity, porta-potties, WiFi nearby  

The Farm Restaurant is, however, CLOSED.
BUT On Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner,
Sunday breakfast and lunch, we are
OPEN FOR TAKE-AWAY.

More food options - prepared meals to go, pastries and desserts will be available at the Syria Mercantile General Store.

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.

Rose River at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

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.

Acres on the Farm
Cabins - Cottages - Condo Suites
Mountain Streams on the Farm
Lodge Rooms with WiFi
Mountain Steams Nearby
Group Meeting Spaces
Ponds
Large Picnic Event Spaces

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.

Miss Ellie the pet pig visits the goats at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

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. 

Trailk Rides and Riding Stable at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

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.

Roadbiking in rural byways along the Blue Ridge among woods and farms - from Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges
Nature walks with Jenn and Daniel Mintz - "In True Nature". Most Saturday at 10AM - after breakfast, starting from the Lodge Porch. Inside by the fire if weather requires.

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.

 

Deer on our 1100 acre farm in the Blue ridge of VA- GravesMountain Farm & Lodges

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.