Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges – cozy winter weekend getaways in the Blue Ridge Copy

Graves Cozy Winter Weekends

Modest resort farm in the Blue Ridge near Shenandoah National Park

Mountain outdoor center activities in Blue Ridge – 14 of them from hiking, to cascading, to road biking.

Open through winter
– unlike so many of our Shenandoah adventure resort neighbors

But now is the time to cozy up with fires and activities every Fri, Sat and Sun.

New Year's Eve country style party in the Lodge for 2019-2020

New Year’s Eve country style party in the Lodge for 2019-2020 – click to see the night.

We will be open for lodging and events all through the winter.

The Farm Restaurant is open only for weekends-  Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Margie and Margaret stand ready for you.

The Syria Mercantile stands by with Deli and Sundries for the microwave and fridge in rooms. In room coffee and tea service with take care of the morning frost.

Cozy-up – All that we will have to do, watch, feel, and play with for winter wrap up :: Read here >

BUT
– Tech Limited, no cell except via Internet
TV in Main Lodge and Hilltop Only

But High Speed Fiber Optic Internet at Main Lodge, Hilltop and Ridgecrest Lodges.

View of Blue Ridge from Graves Mountain Farm & LodgesSummer View  – from the hillside lodges overlooking Rose River Valley and our two mountain streams.

Stay in hotel rooms in Blue Ridge of VA, next to Shenandoah NP

Stay in hotel rooms in Blue Ridge of VA, next to Shenandoah NP

Restaurant - homestyle Southern cooking, breakfast, lunch, dinner at Graves Mountain Farm

Restaurant – home style Southern cooking, breakfast, lunch, dinner at Graves Mountain Farm

Now for all year round activities – not just WINTER.

Cozy Winter Weekends - Cookie Decorating with Merri of Cake Krums

Cozy Winter Weekends – Cookie Decorating with Merri of our local master baker at Cake Krums, Dates TBA – $25 per group of 6 cookies to decorate – for the whole family.

Winter Getaway  ski at Massanutten - stay at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

Cozy Winter Weekends- After a day of skiing, boarding at Massanutten – over the Blue Ridge from us, 1 hr away. Tickets from $45 for 4 hours and youth at $37.Equipment and lessons also available.

Cozy Winter Country style New Year's

Cozy Winter New Year’s Celebration – dinner, country band, dancing, plenty of time to be with the kids if you bring them (half price to free depending on age), lots of hollering out of our hollow as we get to midnight, noisemakers, Champagne toast, then a Big Breakfast on the 1st, with double queen bed or king bed – $150 plus tax and gratuity. Dinner and dancing only – $39.95 pp , Big Breakfast on the 1st – $12.95 pp – both plus tax and gratuity.Reservations please 540 923 4231, info@gravesmountain.com

Cozy Winter Weekend Getaways – with our renowned landscape artist and mentor, Lou Messa Dec 7, Jan 25, Feb 22, and Mar 14 – $175 per person, limited to eight. Lou is a painter of America’s rural heritage. You can be a beginner, an “ I could never do that” person and Lou will guide you to a finished landscape. Lou trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Only 8 budding artists – Reservations 540 923 4231, info@gravesmountain.com

Cozy Winter Weekend Wine and Paint Afternoon by the Fire
With our local valley art teacher and gallery owner (the Possum’s Store). Start a canvas and with guidance end the afternoon with your painting – all materials provided. This combines with a selection and tasting of DuCard wines – in the French tradition. Bring old friends and make new – $45 pp – reservations please 540 923 4231, info@gravesmountain.com

 
Wine Tastings of local fine wine at Graves Mountain

Cozy Winter Weekends Wine Tasting Get-together Sat 5:30-6:30PM, dates TBA $15 pp. – OPEN to all. With our local valley partners – DuCard Vineyards and their wine-maker from France, Julien, we will be tasting a fine selection of their award winning wines. With nibbles to clear the palette and ease making new friends. One surprise taste test for us all – comparing to fine French vineyard and year. Take a moment to book with us if you are not staying here – open to all. Reservations appreciated – 540 923 4231, info@gravesmountain.com

Horse and wagon rides on the Farm

Cozy Winter Weekends – Horse and Wagon Rides. We have our stables standing by for farm wagon rides through the fields and orchards. Good for families all bundled up, then a walk back up the hill for hot drinks by the fire and looking for that missing jig-saw piece in the game room. Or will it be ping-pong?

 
Rose Valley Live Music series at Graves

Cozy Winter Weekends – Rose Valley Live Music Nights. Our local Blue Ridge music talent plays in the intimate lounge with fireplace and s’mores. 7:30 PM to 9:30 on Friday and Saturday nights.FREE.

Cozy Winter Weekends- Soap Making with Old Rag Soap Co – Charlotte and Brian – our neighbors in the valley guide you through the process and you come out with 8 squares of your own soap. $55 per person–Please reserve your chair at the table–maximum of 6. Reservations required – 540 923 4231, info@gravesmountain.com

 
Valentine's in the Country - at Graves Mountain Farm

Cozy Winter Weekends – a Country Valentine’s day – two nights in a row, both Friday and Saturday. $200 package with overnight accommodations in Lodge double queen bedded room or Poplar King Itty-bitty room. Dinner buffet with all the goodies, cash bar, band and dancing, breakfast the following day. The 14th will be with a hot country band, while the 15th will be lower key with new menu and a Blue Ridge Bluegrass group. Call for details and reservations – 540 923 4231, info@gravesmountain.com

nature walks at Graves - Saturdays at 10AM - FREE to all

NATURE WALK or SHOW and CHAT around the fire, Sat 10AM at Main Lodge, 1 to 1 ½ hr, FREE
Join guides, Jenn & Daniel Mintz, for a nature walk exploring the Graves Mountain property. FREE learning experience–all are welcome!

Our guides from In True Nature will share a bit of the natural and human history of this special part of Appalachian foothills and will encourage you to discover the beauty in both the everlasting and the critical changes that surround us.
Together we will explore the plant medicines that have been used for generations, the foods provided to people and wildlife, and the other opportunities that Mother Nature provides.

 
Horse Get-away weekend in the Blue Ridge

Cozy Winter Weekends – Get to Know Your Horse. 10AM – 4 PM with lunch break. Introduction to the horse by Eddie and Leah, heads of horsemanship at the Farm. Start with horse intro, how to work with, how to stay safe with, how to care for, how to feed. How does the tack work and why. Now on a horse for how your body communicates, how your thought communicates, what does your weight do, your kegs, your hands – “soft hands”, “soft mouth”. Then out on the trail after lunch. A re-group, what learned, what a challenge, then out on the trail again. How to put up your horse and say good-bye Then home to a warm drink and fire.

 

 

Massages at Graves Mountain with Jenn Mintz and Meagan Rivera

MASSAGES at the FARM – with Jenn Mintz and Meagan Rivera – by advance reservation (try, please to give us at least a day).
Offering therapeutic, relaxation, and Reiki approaches. Treatments are catered to meet your needs, whether preparing for or recovering from an outdoor adventure or wanting to promote relaxation for your cozy winter weekend at the Graves Mountain Farm. Have the massage in the comfort of room or in Poplar Library. $90 per hr. 60, 90 or 120 min sessions.

 
Homestyle Family Restaurant open to all travelers in the Blue Ridge. Old style southern cooking at big tables to get to know more friends.

Cozy Winter Weekends – dining family style at community tables or on your own in the fireplace dining room and lounge.
Come in your warm socks and booties. Family style old Southern cooking, Yes, we have Vegetarian and Gluten Free options every meal. If you wish, book a meal plan and save 20% – either two or three meals. Then Youth 14 to 6 is half price, while 5 and unders are free.

Hunting on our private 1100 acres in the VA Blue Ridge, 90 mins from DC.

Cozy Winter Weekends – AFTER a day of hunting in the mountains. Hunting – on the 1100 acres of the Farm just 90 mins from DC. We have deer, bear and turkey.
Hunting here can be a challenge with much of our forest on mountain slopes. Please be aware that getting your game out can be a challenge.
We welcome only up to a maximum of four hunters daily who will be staying with us in one of our cabins or lodge rooms. Additional cost charged to your room : $100 per day per hunter.To arrange, please e-mail info@gravesmountain.com, call 540 923 4231, or Lucky Graves text – 540 829 3285

Farm Tours in Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm

Farm Tours in Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm

Outdoor center activities in the Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges

Outdoor center activities in the Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges

Homestyle Family Restaurant open to all travelers in the Blue Ridge. Old style southern cooking at big tables to get to know more friends.

Homestyle Family Restaurant open to all travelers in the Blue Ridge. Old style Southern cooking at big tables to get to know more friends.

 
Dining with folks at communla tables here at Graves Homestyle Restaurant

Dining with folks at communal tables here at Graves Homestyle Restaurant

Cabins to rent in the Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm on Rose River

Cabins to rent in the Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm on Rose River

 
Economical lodge rooms in the Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm

Economical lodge rooms in the Blue Ridge at Graves Mountain Farm

Blue Ridge rough camping right next to Shenandoah NP - 7 miles drive, economical, at Graves Mountain Farm

Blue Ridge rough camping right next to Shenandoah NP – 7 miles drive, economical, at Graves Mountain Farm

 
Horse camping next to Shenandoah NP, 250 miles of trails, Graves Mountain Farm

Horse camping next to Shenandoah NP, 250 miles of trails, Graves Mountain Farm

Vinetard tour - a special one at DuCard plus three other nearby wineries in the Blue Ridge - all from Graves Mountain Farm

Vineyard tour – a special one at DuCard plus three other nearby wineries in the Blue Ridge – all from Graves Mountain Farm

 
Graves Mountain Swim Club - saving our neighbors lots - dining, swimming, hiking, riding, fishing

Graves Mountain Swim Club – saving our neighbors lots – dining, swimming, hiking, riding, fishing

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