Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges is an 1100 acre farm and hotel with camping next to Shenandoah National Park in Rose River Valley cradled by two mountains and watered by two mountain fishing streams.

The streams flow right out of the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Park, just above us. Our accommodations, hotel and cabins have trails, fishing, horse-back riding, road biking, dining, music, nature walks, fire-pits with s'mores, and fly-fishing clinics. 

The Farm has 55 hotel lodge rooms, and 16 cabins- next Shenandoah National Park on the VA Blue Ridge, 10 miles from Madison VA,


Farm Restaurant
Please see here for our winter restaurant- dining schedule with full Covid precautions.

Meals To Go
Additionally, the Market Deli & Tackle at our crossroads always has prepared meals to re-heat in your cabin or lodge room.


Shenandoah National Park Trails
"Old Rag" and White Oak Canyon trails are a 7 mile drive, while we have some 18 miles of trails on our mountains and farm with direct access to the National Park and its hundred plus miles of trails.

Deposit, Cancellation, Check-in & Check-out
Please read our lodging details & policies to answer any questions you might have about reserving your stay with us.

Telephones
Please note that we do not have telephones in our accommodations. But your cell phone will work when switched to Internet Calling and, of course, we take messages for you.

WiFi
High speed fiber optic available available in Main Lodge, the Lodges, most cabins, the front area of the Campground, the Market Deli and Tackle, and the Pool.

Cell Phones
Although we have no cell connections for most of the valley, in the our have fiber optic bandwidth enables Cell to Internet and Internet to Cell calling. This is usually easy to set up and may be automatic for your phone.

TVs
We will have TVs in all cabins and Lodge Rooms by Mar 31, 2021. Before then they are in some Lodge Rooms (ask please), most cabins, and of course the Main Lodge.


Hilltop MotelHilltop and Ridgecrest Lodges:
*22 Rooms and 2 Conference Rooms
*1 Night Stay Deposit Is Required
*Pets allowed in a limited number of rooms-please check availability.  $35.00/pet fee per pet/per stay.

 

These rooms offer a panoramic view of the blue ridge valley below.

They are  traditional style lodge rooms  with poplar paneling
Each room has two queen beds, full bath, Fridge, Microwave, WiFi and TV ( by March 31, '21).

All  rooms have high speed wireless broadband that will allow for cell to Internet and Internet to cell calling.

Check Best Rate Availability


Old Farm HouseThe Old Farm House Economy 
*6 Rooms With Individual Entrances
But no baths, half baths only - with a shared shower house,
*1 Night Stay Deposit Required
*Pets Are Permitted  ($25.00 fee per pet per stay)

 

You will feel quite at home in these economy, yet quaint rooms with an authentic and rustic atmosphere.

Six rooms, each with its own outside entrance, for individual and group rental. All rooms feature a half bath. All rooms have air-conditioning and electric heat. There is a covered portico to the shared shower house.

Room 3 - Has a Fireplace, half bath, a double bed and single. Adjoins Rooms 4 and 7

Room 4 - Has a Fireplace, half bath, a queen bed. Has private porch on the front. Adjoins Room 3

Room 5 - Has a Fireplace, half bath, a double bed and single.

Room 6 - Located upstairs, one room has two double beds, the other room has three single beds with a half bath - Great for families.

Room 7 - Located upstairs, has a half bath with a double bed and a single bed. Adjoins Room 3

Room - the Itty Bitty Cottage  - Handicapped Accessible - Has a front porch, queen bed and a full bath.

Gas or charcoal grill and firepit.

Please call for reservations - not online. Tel 540 923 4231.


Blackwood and Greenwood CottagesBlackwood and Greenwood Cottages
*2 Cottages with 2 Bedrooms in  each
*Half of the Stay Deposit Required
*Cleaning Fee $50.00                *Pets Are Permitted  -$35.00 fee per stay                                           

Nestled in the trees near the Main Lodge, these identical side by side cottages offer a living area with sofa and fireplace, small refrigerator and two bedrooms. One with a queen bed, the other with a double and a bunk bed. A full shower bath in each cottage.

Gas grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

High speed WiFi that will allow for cell to Internet and Internet to cell calling.

TV by March 31, 2021.

These cottages are well suited for a family reunion.

Check Best Rate Availability

 


Pete's HousePete's House
*3 Bedrooms 
*Meal Plans Available
*Half of the Stay Deposit Required
*Cleaning Fee $85.00

*Pets Are Permitted - $35.00 fee per pet per stay

This early 1800's cottage offers two bedrooms downstairs each with a queen bed, a living room with fireplace, sofa, small refrigerator and two bathrooms. Upstairs you find one bedroom with a queen bed and two twin beds. A deck wraps around the cottage.

High speed WiFi that will allow for cell to Internet and Internet to cell calling.

TV by Mar 31, 2021

Gas grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Check Best Rate Availability


Boxwood CottageBoxwood Cottage
*2 Bedrooms
*Meal Plans Available
*Half of the Stay Deposit Required
*Cleaning Fee $.00

*Pets Are Permitted ($35.00 fee per pet per stay)

 

 

This quaint house was built in 1852 and is two and half miles from the Main Lodge.

Offering a large front porch and a deck off the back with a lovely mountain view. It has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, one and a half baths,

Living room with a fireplace. The first floor walls and fireplace are of native stone, while the second story is log. The cottage has two bedrooms upstairs. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed with balcony and fireplace. The second has two double beds.

No WiFi

TV

Gas or charcoal grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Check Best Rate Availability


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Dogwood Cottage
*3 Bedrooms
* 1 Day deposit
*Cleaning Fee $85.00
*No Pets Allowed

Located just across the road from the Main Lodge, this cottage offers three bedrooms and two full baths, a living area with fireplace, full eat in kitchen.

The master bedroom offers one queen with full bath. The two bedrooms upstairs provide one with two queen beds, the other one queen and one single.

High speed WiFi that will allow for cell to Internet and Internet to cell calling.

High speed WiFi that will allow for cell to Internet and Internet to cell calling.

TV

Gas or charcoal grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Check Best Rate Availability


 

Valley View CottageValley View Cottage
*2 Bedrooms
* 1 day deposit
*Cleaning Fee $85.00
*No Pets Allowed

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a view of the valley from the spacious great room. This cottage has all the amenities for a special getaway with fireplace, full kitchen, dining area, full bath and two bedrooms, one with a queen and the other with two twins.

High speed WiFi that will allow for cell to Internet and Internet to cell calling.

TV

Gas or charcoal grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Check Best Rate Availability


Peon PlacePeon Palace
*3 Bedrooms
* 1 Day Deposit
*Cleaning Fee $150.00
*Pets Are Permitted $35.00 fee per pet per stay

 

 

This country farmhouse offers downstairs a living room with wood stove, large eat-in kitchen, two full baths, one bedroom with two double beds.

Two bedrooms are located upstairs, each with a double bed and two twin beds. Peon Palace is located 300 yards from the Main Lodge.

High speed WiFi that will allow for cell to Internet and Internet to cell calling.

TV by March 31, 2021

Gas or charcoal grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Check Best Rate Availability


Wild Wind CottageWild Wind Cottage
*2 Bedrooms
* 1 Day deposit
*Cleaning Fee $85.00
*Pets Are Permitted - $35.00 fee per pet per stay

 

 

 

Overlooking the Robinson River, this former one-room school house is located two and half miles from the Main Lodge. Its multi-purpose room functions as a living, dining and sleeping space with a set of bunk beds. Two additional sleeping spaces (one with a double and one with a set of bunk beds), kitchen and a full bath makes this cottage a great place to relax and unwind on the wrap-around deck.

No WiFi. No Cell connection.

TV by March 31, 2021

Gas or  charcoal grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Check Best Rate Availability


Upper CabinUpper Cabin
*3 Bedrooms
* 1 night deposit
*Cleaning Fee $150.00
*$75.00 Firewood/Use of Fireplace
*Pets Are Permitted $35.00 fee per pet per stay

 

 

Located three and a half miles west of the Main Lodge on a secluded mountain road and truly our most rustic accommodation, this three-bedroom log cabin was designed to sleep many.

Right next to Rose River - high up where few people fish.

Featuring a large stone fireplace, the multi-purpose room functions as a living, dining and sleeping space (one queen &  two sets of bunk beds).

There is an eat-in kitchen with an electric stove, full size refrigerator and microwave oven.  Two full baths and a separate vanity/dressing area are located off of the kitchen.

On the second floor, the first bedroom has a double and a twin bed, the second bedroom has a double and a set of bunk beds and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds and a single bed & and one double in the loft area.

The outdoor fire pit and stone porch help make this an ideal gathering place for family and friends.

TV by March 31, 2021

No WiFi. No cell connection.

$10 per person Linen Fee or you may bring your own Linen

Gas or  charcoal grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Please call for reservations - not online. Tel 540 923 4231.


Lower CabinLower Log Cabin- Economy for large gatherings

*3 Bedrooms

* 1 Day deposit
*Cleaning Fee $150.00
*Pets Are Permitted $35.00 fee per pet per stay

 

 

Lower Cabin sits in a wooded area just above the Rose River.  Lower Cabin- Built in 1929, is nestled on a wooded hillside overlooking the "old" swimming hole, has a full eat-in kitchen, two shower baths and a separate vanity/dressing area, a stone fireplace and a multi-purpose room functioning as a living, dining and sleeping space (two double and two twin beds).

On the second floor, the first bedroom has a double and a twin bed, the second bedroom has a double and a set of bunk beds and the third bedroom has a set of bunk beds, two twins and one twin in the loft area. The Lower Cabin is located 150 yards from the Main Lodge.

$10 per person Linen Fee or you may bring your own Linen

High speed WiFi that will allow for cell to Internet and Internet to cell calling.

TV by March 31, 2021

Gas or charcoal grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Please call for reservations - not online. Tel 540 923 4231.


Kite Farm House
*5 Bedrooms
* 1 Day deposit
*Cleaning Fee $175.00
*Pets Not Permitted

 

 

 

 

Located a half mile from the Main Lodge and renovated in 2003, the Kite House is great for family reunions, weddings, and corporate meetings.

Right next to Rose River mountain stream, set in a large meadow with Poplar Lodge above.

Downstairs the Kite House has a large living room, a kitchen, one full bath, two half baths, and a bedroom with one queen. Four bedrooms are located upstairs, two with one queen each, one with a queen and a twin, one with a day bed and a twin bed. Two full baths are upstairs.

Large deck in the back and a front porch with a view of the Rose River. Satellite TV and wireless broadband are included.

TV

Gas or charcoal grill for cooking and firepit for hanging out.

Check Best Rate Availability


Redwood SuitesRedwood Suites - 3 floors
*Meal Plans Available 
*Half of The Stay Deposit Required
*Pets Not Permitted

Suite 1 - Ground Level . Two bedrooms, one with queen bed and one with two queen beds. Handicap shower, living room / full kitchen, satellite TV, outside shaded patio.  Cleaning Fee $85.00.

Suite 2 - Middle Floor. Four bedrooms, two bedrooms with two queen beds, and two bedrooms with one queen bed. Two full baths, 1/2 bath, living room, full kitchen. satellite TV, covered deck on front.  Cleaning Fee $150.00.

Suite 3 - Top Floor - Two bedrooms, one queen bed in each, full bath, living room, full kitchen. Satellite TV.  Cleaning Fee $85.00.


Poplar RoomPoplar Lodge
*Meal Plans Available
*1 Night Stay Deposit Required
*Pets Not Permitted

The Poplar Lodge is located 1/2 mile from Main Lodge. This two story log motel has a wrap around porch on each level. Common library room & meeting rooms. 16 lodge rooms, each opening to wrap around porch, two twin beds or one king bed and full bath. Free wireless broadband.


Popular SuitePoplar Suite
*Meals Plans Available
*1 Night Stay Deposit Required
*Pets Not Permitted

A large suite with king bed, kitchenette, and full bath located on top floor of Poplar Motel.  Free wireless broadband.


Dormitory Facilities are available, please call for more information 540-923-4231.
*Groups Only
*Please Call for Details


Lodging Details & Policies

Check In Time: 3:00 P.M.
Check Out Time: 11:00 A.M.
Late Checkout: An extra day's charge will be added if accommodations are not vacated on time.
Deposits Required: Refundable Only with 72 Hour Notice.
Two night minimum: During Holidays, Special Events, and Weekends in October.

Pet Fee:  $25.00 fee per pet per stay where permitted.

Telephones: Please note that we do not have telephones in our accommodations.

Cell Phones: Although we have no cell connections for most of the valley, in the Main Lodge, Ridgecrest and Hilltop lodges do have fiber optic bandwidth that enables Cell to Internet and Internet to Cell calling. This is usually easy to set up

Messages will gladly be taken at the front desk and courtesy phones are available at the Main Lodge, Ridgecrest, Hilltop & Poplar Lodges.

Updated March 2019

Lodge Room Explanations at Graves Mountain

Hilltop and Ridgecrest Lodge Rooms
- Panoramic Valley View - Double Queens

Hilltop and Ridgecrest Lodges

  • Summer Sunrise at Hotel Lodge Rooms - Blue Ridge View Lodges on Doubletop Mountain

    Summer Sunrise at Hotel Lodge Rooms - Blue Ridge View Lodges on Doubletop Mountain

    2 Queen Beds
  • Small table and chairs, comfy chair, rocking chairs outside
  • Exterior Entry - no need to be in enclosed corridors
  • Shared porch overlooking the valley, rockers, charcoal grill and fire pit available
  • Pets allowed in a limited number of rooms-please check availability in Pet Room Type - $35 pet fee per pet per stay.
  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV – in some rooms now, in all rooms by March 31, 2021
  • Microwave and Fridge
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available.

Two queen beds, puffy duvets, and 280 count white linens.

Shared porch with panoramic valley and Blue Ridge view and rocking chairs.

Interior décor – forest hued poplar wood paneling grown and milled on the Farm here. Living LOCAL. Here, it's not just beer, wine, cider and produce that are local.

Where on the Farm
Overlooking our stream valley, the farm, and the Blue Ridge with "Old Rag" mountain folding above Graves Mountain. 

On the flank of Doubletop mountain (top is 3455 feet and quite a hike), sitting above the Main Lodge & Restaurant which is a short walk down the hill.
 - Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.

Little Critters Notice
– we are a Farm with a living meadow in front & forest around
The meadow comes up to the door, so you will have bugs, toads, frogs come to visit, while bear and deer may stroll by in the early morning. We do not use pesticides in our outside the rooms.

Base Occupancy 4
Additional Occupants $10 each

Adventuring at the Farm on 1100 Acres Bordering the National Park

Long view of our Rose River Valley & the Blue Ridge

Long view of our Rose River Valley & the Blue Ridge

Hiking

Our own 18 miles of trails - easy strolls rising to really tough uphill to 3200 feet - not Old Rag but tough enough to kick a butt or three. It's one of our own two mountains. This one is "Doubletop", the other one - lower - is, of course, Graves Mountain.

Up the classic Shenandoah National Park hikes - Old Rag and White Oak Canyon - both just up our back hollow road - 7 miles.

Fly Fishing

Three mountain streams - two here on the farm and the Rapidan a short drive. Two streams are stocked and natives are higher up. On your own or with a guide.

Pond Fishing

Two ponds. One with bass and catfish, one with stocked trout - seasonal.

Fly Fishing Guided 

Learning with one of our guides. He will start you off with a Fly Rod or hone the skills you want to have - like mountain stream fishing for wily natives.

Horse Riding

Trail Rides - 1 hour to all day. Through orchards, meadows, woods and up our mountains

Lessons with Eddie and Leah - from "Get to Know the Horse" to high level communication.

Overnight Camping Trail Ride - Long day in the saddle winds up at Rapidan camping area with feast from the cam-fire, tents set up for you, sleeping bags ready, then trail ride breakfast, pack-up and the trails back to the Farm.

Road Biking

Flats through the valley and up rural side turns.

Turn by Turns as set up by the "Tour de Madison", our local road bike challenge in mid-May.

Super challenges to get you ready for a Tour e France if not the Rockies' Triple By-pass. On little traveled roads, you will hear the cars coming, on no verge roads. Here we have bye ways up down and around, up down and around, back down and back-around.

Mountain Biking

Doodling along our dirt roads, riding along meadows, through orchards, by ponds, and streams.

Long pulls up non-technical double tracks to above us - to the top of the Blue Ridge.

Tough, technical scrambles along trails to the tops of our two mountains - strong skills needed on rough trails that are rich in rock.

Mountain Climbing
- learn or hone your skills with our partners, Shenandoah Mountain Guides

Full day - drive up to Old Stony. Minimum of four, please, or check what other groups may be booked so that you can join in and make new mates.

Cascading Down Waterfalls
- wet and slithery
- learning to rappel down the falls in White Oak Canyon. Shenandoah Mountain Guides leads and makes it not seem scary.

Full day - drive up our back hollow road to White Oak Canyon, hike to the top of the waterfalls and start to learn the tools of the slipping and sliding. Minimum of four, please. Weekdays only as too many people in the falls during weekends. We need peace to learn.

Trail Running

Flat around the meadows and orchards

Killer up the mountains

Craft beers when beat

Farm Life Exploring
- life's better on the farm

Farm Yard Exploring with the goats, chickens, pet pigs and calf

Farm Yard Exploring with the goats, chickens, pet pigs and calf

Egg collecting at the Valley Chicken Coop - below the Main Lodge.

Walking with Ellie and Bootsie - pet pigs and not so little any more, plus BB the pet calf.

Goat play - along with wondering  at the `monster pigs and non-monster self-shearing sheep.

Cattle and calves  - also Longhorns in the field by the entrance to the Farm.

Horses and Ponies - trail rides and learning..

Swimming in our "swimming hole".  Yes, getting wet and splashing does not not always have to be in a pool.

Spotting bears, deer, little beetle and bug critters around the cabins and lodge rooms, eagles, herons, owls, hawks and vultures.

Just Playtime

Huge pool - seasonal, - Memorial Day Weekend through Labor day.

Huge pool - seasonal, - Memorial Day Weekend through Labor day.

Strolling around the ponds, in the orchards, along the stream.

Swimming - huge Pool - seasonal (not heated), Memorial Weekend through Labor Day.

Swimming hole play in the stream.

Campfire with S'mores
- Fri, Sat and anytime you want at your cabin or lodge fire-pit.

Local Music and Beverages - Sat afternoons with our best local vineyard's wines, our own hard cider, Graves Mountain "Squeeze", local craft beer, and  moonshine. Living LOCAL.

Massages – must book ahead, please.

Vineyard Tours – four Vineyards within 30 mins. One, the best, DuCard, is just over the hill. Superior wines framed by vineyards and Blue Ridge.  A rural experience looking up to where our orchards were in the 50's. Living LOCAL

Craft Brewers tour – four brewers within 30 mins. Living LOCAL.

Game Room at the Lodge - board games, puzzles and ping pong

Games in your cabin

Library at Poplar Lodge

Corn Hole - also regular Corn Hole tournaments that are master-minded by one of our farmers, Kaleb, who is variously #1 or #2 in the country - along with his sister and younger brother who both compete. Living LOCAL.

Horseshoes - down by the river

Volleyball - we have a sand court next to the pool, Covid allowing

Badminton & croquet - available by the pool, Covid allowing

Touring the sights – the historic houses, meandering the byways, Luray Caverns, Skyline Drive

Antiquing – 70,000 sq. ft. in Ruckersville – 30 mins

Barn Quilt art tour through Greene County. We have one of the barn quilts on our Main Lodge

Rocking Chair lazy day. We do that too here.


Festivals of Farming & Community
All subject to Covid process and as a result may be postponed to the next year

Early April
Heritage Trout Fishing Day
- special day for young fisher folk with Trout Unlimited along our streams and on our ponds

Weekend Following Memorial Day
Music Festival - Roots & Branches of Bluegrass 
- three days Bluegrass - our Mountain Heritage and where it has grown - that's the roots and branches, jamming, hikes, yoga, bike rides, mountain climbing.

Fourth of July
Fireworks and Band for Madison County

Here at the Farm for the whole County.

Last weekend of July
Peach Day Festival
Farm stand and Peaches of course, music, food, local beer and wine tent.

Throughout the year - approximately 3 weekends
Bluegrass Jams – in the Campground

First three weekends in October
Apple Harvest Festival

Apples, apple picking, pumpkins, squashes, apple butter doughnut, cider, hard cider, wines beers, hay-rides, farm-yard, hay mountain, hay maze, food, stream playing, local mountain music, Birds of Prey Shows- Raptor Encounters, and lots of things we should not be eating, over 75 vendors.

Halloween
- new tradition of the Haunting of the Apple Packing Shed, now a local tradition led by the Hurt Family who live nearby and two of whom work on the Farm.

New Year's Eve
- local band and good times with local brews, Covid allowing.

Valentine's
- local band and good time with local brews, Covid allowing.

Discovering

Learning & Discovery on the Farm - here with Steve and his hawk.

Learning & Discovery on the Farm - here with Steve and his hawk.

Nature Discovery Walk - Sat at 11 AM - 12:15 PM -  free, with Jenn and Daniel Mintz. History, geology, and nature at work in the valley. For all ages. Living LOCAL.

Raptor  Encounters - most weekends, Sat & Sun in season.  See and learn about birds of prey on the wing.  
Walk with a Hawk - special schedule. Living LOCAL.

Get to Know the Horse - Thu, Sat & Sun 1:30 - 2 PM, in season, free.
Eddie and Leah at the Farm Stables introduce how a horse thinks and responds to its world, with us beside it. Living LOCAL.

Watercolor Learning Workshop with Lou Messa. Monthly workshop for learners and wise ones. Lou is a local Blue Ridge landscape legend who loves to grow new artists. Living LOCAL.

Soap Making Class - workshop with Charlotte and Brian of Old Rag Soap Co. Once a month but also weekends for groups of at least two. Living LOCAL.

Team Building with resident gurus "TeamLink".
They train the "Seals" and Fortune 500 groups and local non-profits.

Home Cooking on Graves Mountain

The Farm Restaurant with Southern Home-style Cooking

The Farm Restaurant with Southern Home-style Cooking

 - at the Farm Restaurant
-  to-go at the Market

Southern Flavors and Special Diets
Southern home-style traditional flavors with contemporary twists  - pot pies, skillet fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, smoked BBQ along with basics such as burgers, quiche, lasagna and vegetarian options.

Kids Meals and Family Friendly Pricing
Child Half Price Discount  - 14 to 6 yrs
Toddler Free - 5 and down yrs.
Kids Menu with Sides $7

Vegetarian and Gluten Free
We always have vegetarian options along with gluten free suggestions. In addition to the menu, please ask for what the chef can do for you.

Living LOCAL.
Most of our vegetables come from our neighboring farms in season.

We make our own Apple Butter, jams, jellies, and cider - also now our own Hard Cider - Graves Mountain "Squeeze".

Wines, beers, and spirits - Living LOCAL.
DuCard Vineyard is our local partner, just one hollow over. Julien crafts fine French style wines.
Beer Hound Brewers in Culpeper brew our craft beers.
Hard Cider - we make our own special "old style" hard cider - our "Squeeze".
Moonshine - Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine and Bourbon both come from Belmont Farms in Culpeper.

Market Deli & Tackle
Our corner store has prepared foods for dinners to go from the Farm Restaurant, hot and cold deli sandwiches.

Deposit, Cancellation, Check-in & Check-out

Covid Processes at Graves MountainCovid
If you would like a no-touch check-in and check-out, please just ask us by e-mail or telephone request. You can just respond to our pre-arrival emails. Address: info@gravesmountain.com

Check In Time
 4:00 PM

Check Out Time
11:00 AM

Late Checkout
Please ask if we may be able to accommodate this for you, however an extra day's charge will be added if accommodations are not vacated on time.

Deposit Required 
Typically a one night deposit is collected on your booking. It is refundable with 72 hour notice or, of course, as Covid needs.

Cancellation and Covid
Full refund if cancellation is at least 72 hours of arrival. Of course, Covid change of plan will always be accommodated.

Two night minimum 
During Holidays, Special Events, and Weekends during high season, there are two and three day minimum stays.

Cabins frequently have a two day minimum associated with them and also have a cleaning fee added to the total bill.

Horse-back riding on our 18 miles of trails that lead to 100 miles in the National Park

Horse-back riding on our 18 miles of trails that lead to 100 miles in the National Park.

10 Outdoor Adventures and a Whole Farm to Get to Know

Hiking and fishing on our 1100 acres and National Park, horse-back riding, onto rock climbing, then just sitting in a rocker or giving in to a massage - even Reiki.

Huge seasonal pool, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, corn-hole, ping pong, board games, and books - a whole library for you.

Two mountain streams, two ponds, and 18 miles of trail plus Old rag and White Oak Canyon trails up the back hollow.

Farm Life Exploring
Chicken egg collecting, pet pigs walking, pet calf, goat play, horses, cattle all in the farm-yard.

Farm Restaurant in Main Lodge
Family-style Southern, choices daily, Many sides. 14 to 6 yrs half price. 5 & unders free. Kids meals available. See here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads.

Pet Rooms in Hilltop Lodge

Hilltop and Ridgecrest Lodges

  • Summer Sunrise at Hotel Lodge Rooms - Blue Ridge View Lodges on Doubletop Mountain

    Summer Sunrise at Hotel Lodge Rooms - Blue Ridge View Lodges on Doubletop Mountain

    2 Queen Beds
  • Small table and chairs, comfy chair, rocking chairs outside
  • Exterior Entry - no need to be in enclosed corridors
  • Shared porch overlooking the valley, rockers, charcoal grill and fire pit available
  • Pets allowed in a limited number of rooms-please check availability in Pet Room Type - $35 pet fee per pet per stay.
  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV – in some rooms now, in all rooms by March 31, 2021
  • Microwave and Fridge
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available.

Two queen beds, puffy duvets, and 280 count white linens.

Shared porch with panoramic valley and Blue Ridge view and rocking chairs.

Interior décor – forest hued poplar wood paneling grown and milled on the Farm here. Living LOCAL. Here, it's not just beer, wine, cider and produce that are local.

Where on the Farm
Overlooking our stream valley, the farm, and the Blue Ridge with "Old Rag" mountain folding above Graves Mountain. 

On the flank of Doubletop mountain (top is 3455 feet and quite a hike), sitting above the Main Lodge & Restaurant which is a short walk down the hill.
 - Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.

Little Critters Notice
– we are a Farm with a living meadow in front & forest around
The meadow comes up to the door, so you will have bugs, toads, frogs come to visit, while bear and deer may stroll by in the early morning. We do not use pesticides in our outside the rooms.

Base Occupancy 4
Additional Occupants $10 each

Adventuring at the Farm on 1100 Acres Bordering the National Park

Long view of our Rose River Valley & the Blue Ridge

Long view of our Rose River Valley & the Blue Ridge

Hiking

Our own 18 miles of trails - easy strolls rising to really tough uphill to 3200 feet - not Old Rag but tough enough to kick a butt or three. It's one of our own two mountains. This one is "Doubletop", the other one - lower - is, of course, Graves Mountain.

Up the classic Shenandoah National Park hikes - Old Rag and White Oak Canyon - both just up our back hollow road - 7 miles.

Fly Fishing

Three mountain streams - two here on the farm and the Rapidan a short drive. Two streams are stocked and natives are higher up. On your own or with a guide.

Pond Fishing

Two ponds. One with bass and catfish, one with stocked trout - seasonal.

Fly Fishing Guided 

Learning with one of our guides. He will start you off with a Fly Rod or hone the skills you want to have - like mountain stream fishing for wily natives.

Horse Riding

Trail Rides - 1 hour to all day. Through orchards, meadows, woods and up our mountains

Lessons with Eddie and Leah - from "Get to Know the Horse" to high level communication.

Overnight Camping Trail Ride - Long day in the saddle winds up at Rapidan camping area with feast from the cam-fire, tents set up for you, sleeping bags ready, then trail ride breakfast, pack-up and the trails back to the Farm.

Road Biking

Flats through the valley and up rural side turns.

Turn by Turns as set up by the "Tour de Madison", our local road bike challenge in mid-May.

Super challenges to get you ready for a Tour e France if not the Rockies' Triple By-pass. On little traveled roads, you will hear the cars coming, on no verge roads. Here we have bye ways up down and around, up down and around, back down and back-around.

Mountain Biking

Doodling along our dirt roads, riding along meadows, through orchards, by ponds, and streams.

Long pulls up non-technical double tracks to above us - to the top of the Blue Ridge.

Tough, technical scrambles along trails to the tops of our two mountains - strong skills needed on rough trails that are rich in rock.

Mountain Climbing
- learn or hone your skills with our partners, Shenandoah Mountain Guides

Full day - drive up to Old Stony. Minimum of four, please, or check what other groups may be booked so that you can join in and make new mates.

Cascading Down Waterfalls
- wet and slithery
- learning to rappel down the falls in White Oak Canyon. Shenandoah Mountain Guides leads and makes it not seem scary.

Full day - drive up our back hollow road to White Oak Canyon, hike to the top of the waterfalls and start to learn the tools of the slipping and sliding. Minimum of four, please. Weekdays only as too many people in the falls during weekends. We need peace to learn.

Trail Running

Flat around the meadows and orchards

Killer up the mountains

Craft beers when beat

Farm Life Exploring
- life's better on the farm

Farm Yard Exploring with the goats, chickens, pet pigs and calf

Farm Yard Exploring with the goats, chickens, pet pigs and calf

Egg collecting at the Valley Chicken Coop - below the Main Lodge.

Walking with Ellie and Bootsie - pet pigs and not so little any more, plus BB the pet calf.

Goat play - along with wondering  at the `monster pigs and non-monster self-shearing sheep.

Cattle and calves  - also Longhorns in the field by the entrance to the Farm.

Horses and Ponies - trail rides and learning..

Swimming in our "swimming hole".  Yes, getting wet and splashing does not not always have to be in a pool.

Spotting bears, deer, little beetle and bug critters around the cabins and lodge rooms, eagles, herons, owls, hawks and vultures.

Just Playtime

Huge pool - seasonal, - Memorial Day Weekend through Labor day.

Huge pool - seasonal, - Memorial Day Weekend through Labor day.

Strolling around the ponds, in the orchards, along the stream.

Swimming - huge Pool - seasonal (not heated), Memorial Weekend through Labor Day.

Swimming hole play in the stream.

Campfire with S'mores
- Fri, Sat and anytime you want at your cabin or lodge fire-pit.

Local Music and Beverages - Sat afternoons with our best local vineyard's wines, our own hard cider, Graves Mountain "Squeeze", local craft beer, and  moonshine. Living LOCAL.

Massages – must book ahead, please.

Vineyard Tours – four Vineyards within 30 mins. One, the best, DuCard, is just over the hill. Superior wines framed by vineyards and Blue Ridge.  A rural experience looking up to where our orchards were in the 50's. Living LOCAL

Craft Brewers tour – four brewers within 30 mins. Living LOCAL.

Game Room at the Lodge - board games, puzzles and ping pong

Games in your cabin

Library at Poplar Lodge

Corn Hole - also regular Corn Hole tournaments that are master-minded by one of our farmers, Kaleb, who is variously #1 or #2 in the country - along with his sister and younger brother who both compete. Living LOCAL.

Horseshoes - down by the river

Volleyball - we have a sand court next to the pool, Covid allowing

Badminton & croquet - available by the pool, Covid allowing

Touring the sights – the historic houses, meandering the byways, Luray Caverns, Skyline Drive

Antiquing – 70,000 sq. ft. in Ruckersville – 30 mins

Barn Quilt art tour through Greene County. We have one of the barn quilts on our Main Lodge

Rocking Chair lazy day. We do that too here.


Festivals of Farming & Community
All subject to Covid process and as a result may be postponed to the next year

Early April
Heritage Trout Fishing Day
- special day for young fisher folk with Trout Unlimited along our streams and on our ponds

Weekend Following Memorial Day
Music Festival - Roots & Branches of Bluegrass 
- three days Bluegrass - our Mountain Heritage and where it has grown - that's the roots and branches, jamming, hikes, yoga, bike rides, mountain climbing.

Fourth of July
Fireworks and Band for Madison County

Here at the Farm for the whole County.

Last weekend of July
Peach Day Festival
Farm stand and Peaches of course, music, food, local beer and wine tent.

Throughout the year - approximately 3 weekends
Bluegrass Jams – in the Campground

First three weekends in October
Apple Harvest Festival

Apples, apple picking, pumpkins, squashes, apple butter doughnut, cider, hard cider, wines beers, hay-rides, farm-yard, hay mountain, hay maze, food, stream playing, local mountain music, Birds of Prey Shows- Raptor Encounters, and lots of things we should not be eating, over 75 vendors.

Halloween
- new tradition of the Haunting of the Apple Packing Shed, now a local tradition led by the Hurt Family who live nearby and two of whom work on the Farm.

New Year's Eve
- local band and good times with local brews, Covid allowing.

Valentine's
- local band and good time with local brews, Covid allowing.

Discovering

Learning & Discovery on the Farm - here with Steve and his hawk.

Learning & Discovery on the Farm - here with Steve and his hawk.

Nature Discovery Walk - Sat at 11 AM - 12:15 PM -  free, with Jenn and Daniel Mintz. History, geology, and nature at work in the valley. For all ages. Living LOCAL.

Raptor  Encounters - most weekends, Sat & Sun in season.  See and learn about birds of prey on the wing.  
Walk with a Hawk - special schedule. Living LOCAL.

Get to Know the Horse - Thu, Sat & Sun 1:30 - 2 PM, in season, free.
Eddie and Leah at the Farm Stables introduce how a horse thinks and responds to its world, with us beside it. Living LOCAL.

Watercolor Learning Workshop with Lou Messa. Monthly workshop for learners and wise ones. Lou is a local Blue Ridge landscape legend who loves to grow new artists. Living LOCAL.

Soap Making Class - workshop with Charlotte and Brian of Old Rag Soap Co. Once a month but also weekends for groups of at least two. Living LOCAL.

Team Building with resident gurus "TeamLink".
They train the "Seals" and Fortune 500 groups and local non-profits.

Home Cooking on Graves Mountain

The Farm Restaurant with Southern Home-style Cooking

The Farm Restaurant with Southern Home-style Cooking

 - at the Farm Restaurant
-  to-go at the Market

Southern Flavors and Special Diets
Southern home-style traditional flavors with contemporary twists  - pot pies, skillet fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf, smoked BBQ along with basics such as burgers, quiche, lasagna and vegetarian options.

Kids Meals and Family Friendly Pricing
Child Half Price Discount  - 14 to 6 yrs
Toddler Free - 5 and down yrs.
Kids Menu with Sides $7

Vegetarian and Gluten Free
We always have vegetarian options along with gluten free suggestions. In addition to the menu, please ask for what the chef can do for you.

Living LOCAL.
Most of our vegetables come from our neighboring farms in season.

We make our own Apple Butter, jams, jellies, and cider - also now our own Hard Cider - Graves Mountain "Squeeze".

Wines, beers, and spirits - Living LOCAL.
DuCard Vineyard is our local partner, just one hollow over. Julien crafts fine French style wines.
Beer Hound Brewers in Culpeper brew our craft beers.
Hard Cider - we make our own special "old style" hard cider - our "Squeeze".
Moonshine - Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine and Bourbon both come from Belmont Farms in Culpeper.

Market Deli & Tackle
Our corner store has prepared foods for dinners to go from the Farm Restaurant, hot and cold deli sandwiches.

Deposit, Cancellation, Check-in & Check-out

Covid Processes at Graves MountainCovid
If you would like a no-touch check-in and check-out, please just ask us by e-mail or telephone request. You can just respond to our pre-arrival emails. Address: info@gravesmountain.com

Check In Time
 4:00 PM

Check Out Time
11:00 AM

Late Checkout
Please ask if we may be able to accommodate this for you, however an extra day's charge will be added if accommodations are not vacated on time.

Deposit Required 
Typically a one night deposit is collected on your booking. It is refundable with 72 hour notice or, of course, as Covid needs.

Cancellation and Covid
Full refund if cancellation is at least 72 hours of arrival. Of course, Covid change of plan will always be accommodated.

Two night minimum 
During Holidays, Special Events, and Weekends during high season, there are two and three day minimum stays.

Cabins frequently have a two day minimum associated with them and also have a cleaning fee added to the total bill.

Camp-fire, s'mores and local music at Graves Mountain Farm.

Camp-fire, s'mores and local music at Graves Mountain Farm.

10 Outdoor Adventures and a Whole Farm to Get to Know

Hiking and fishing on our 1100 acres and National Park, horse-back riding, onto rock climbing, then just sitting in a rocker or giving in to a massage - even Reiki.

Huge seasonal pool, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, corn-hole, ping pong, board games, and books - a whole library for you.

Two mountain streams, two ponds, and 18 miles of trail plus Old rag and White Oak Canyon trails up the back hollow.

Farm Life Exploring
Chicken egg collecting, pet pigs walking, pet calf, goat play, horses, cattle all in the farm-yard.

Farm Restaurant in Main Lodge
Family-style Southern, choices daily, Many sides. 14 to 6 yrs half price. 5 & unders free. Kids meals available. See here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads.

Pets allowed in these limited number of rooms-please check availability.  $35 pet fee per pet per stay
2 Queen Beds
Small table and chairs, comfy chair, rocking chairs outside
Exterior Entry - no need to be in enclosed corridors
Shared porch overlooking the valley, rockers, charcoal grill and fire pit available
Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
TV
Microwave and Fridge
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
1 Night Stay Deposit Is Required, refundable with 72 hour cancelation, or of course, Covid plan changes

Two queen beds, fluffy duvets, 280 count white linens.
Shared porch with panoramic valley and Blue Ridge view and rocking chairs.

Interior décor – soft poplar wood paneling milled from our 1100 acre and milled by us here on the Farm.

Located on the hilltop above the Main Lodge with a short walk down the hill to the Lodge & Restaurant
Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.

Little Critters Notice – we are a Farm with living meadow in front of you
The meadow comes up to the door, so you will have bugs, toads, frogs come to visit, while bear and deer may stroll by in the early morning. We do not use pesticides in our outside the rooms.

Base Occupancy 4
Additional Occupants $10 each

Itty Bitty King Rooms in Poplar Log Lodge
- Woods & Meadow Views

Exterior and Interior Entry - no need to be in enclosed corridors
Shared porch overlooking the valley, rockers, charcoal grill and fire pit available
Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
TV in all rooms by March 31, 2021
Communal Microwave, Fridge, and Coffee Maker in communal kitchen
1 Night Stay Deposit Is Required, refundable with 72 hour cancelation, or of course, Covid plan changes

Very small room - just 150 SF - with both indoor and outdoor access.
Outside is a communal porch area with rockers.

Poplar Log Lodge is a half mile from the Main Lodge and sits above Rose River. It is an easy walk along the gravel track.

The views are limited on one side - on the south side a treed slope and parking area (gravel) and on the north side, expansive with the river valley, meadows and folds of the nearby Blue Ridge. Rose River is across the rear meadow - 250 yards.

The lodge is log inside and out – all cut and prepared from the farm’s poplar trees.

On the lodge second floor  is a a library room with games.

High Speed WiFi  - Fiber Optic in lodges, BUT  no cell service in the valley. Here we use Internet to Cell and Cell to Internet - available with most carriers.

Little Critters Notice – we are a Farm with a living meadow in front of you
The meadow comes right up to your room, so please expect that bugs, butterflies, toads, and caterpillars will find you as well as a bear or deer that might amble by. Our world is about growing a resilient environment so we try to use as few pesticides as we can.

Base Occupancy 2

Learn how to mountain climb at Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges. We partner with Shenandoah Muontain Guides

Learn how to mountain climb at Graves Mountain Farm and Lodges. We partner with Shenandoah Mountain Guides

12 Outdoor Adventures and a Whole Farm to Get to Know
Hiking and fishing on our 1100 acres and National Park, horse-back riding, onto rock climbing, then just sitting in a rocker or giving in to a massage - even Reiki. Huge seasonal pool, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, corn-hole, ping pong, board games, and books - a whole library for you.

Library
There is a library and game room on the second floor and three meeting rooms on the first and basement floors

Farm Restaurant and Market-Deli & Tackle
Half mile walk or ride to the Main Lodge and Restaurant. Meals served daily.  14 to 6 yrs are half price. 5 and under are free.  See here ::>
Market with prepared foods  :: see here >

No microwave and refrigerators, coffee makers, although communal ones are available.

Hair dryers upon request at the front desk.

Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.

King Suite in Poplar Lodge
with room for two roll-away cots

1 King Bed and 2 roll away cots available
1 Sofa – not a sofa bed
Work/Dining table and chairs, rockers, coffer table
Interior Entry

Shared porch overlooking the valley, rockers, charcoal grill and fire pit available
Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
TV  by March 31, 2021
1 Night Stay Deposit Is Required, refundable with 72 hour cancelation, or of course, Covid plan changes

King Bed Suite with kitchenette, sofa (not a sleeper), large bath and shower combo.

Kitchenette - coffee maker, microwave, fridge, sink, dishes, utensils, but not a cook-top.

Corner room, lots of light. In Poplar Lodge, 2nd floor - a walk-up
Outdoor is a communal porch area with rockers. The views are of the valley, meadow and Blue Ridge.

The library room in Poplar is adjacent to the suite & meeting rooms.

500 sq ft.

Poplar Log Lodge is a half mile from the Main Lodge and sits above Rose River. It is an easy walk along the gravel track.

The lodge is log inside and out – all cut and prepared from the farm’s poplar trees.

High Speed WiFi  - Fiber Optic in lodges, BUT  no cell service in the valley. Here we use Internet to Cell and Cell to Internet - available with most carriers.

Little Critters Notice – we are a Farm with a living meadow in front of you
The meadow comes right up to your room, so please expect that bugs, butterflies, toads, and caterpillars will find you as well as a bear or deer that might amble by. Our world is about growing a resilient environment so we try to use as few pesticides as we can.

Base Occupancy 4

Hiking up Old Rag and White Oak Canyon Trail - 7 miles up our back hollow road

Hiking up Old Rag and White Oak Canyon Trail - 7 miles up our back hollow road

12 Outdoor Adventures and a Whole Farm to Get to Know
Hiking and fishing on our 1100 acres and National Park, horse-back riding, onto rock climbing, then just sitting in a rocker or giving in to a massage - even Reiki. Huge seasonal pool, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, corn-hole, ping pong, board games, and books - a whole library for you.

Library
There is a library and game room on the second floor and three meeting rooms on the first and basement floors

Farm Restaurant and Market-Deli & Tackle
Half mile walk or ride to the Main Lodge and Restaurant. Meals served daily.  14 to 6 yrs are half price. 5 and under are free.  See here ::>
Market with prepared foods  :: see here >

No microwave and refrigerators, coffee makers, although communal ones are available.

Hair dryers upon request at the front desk.

Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.