Cozy Winter Weekends
Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges
The Farm Restaurant
Get to Know the Horse
At the Stables - weekdays
30 minutes - Free
Learning & Discovery
2:00PM Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri
The Stables by the farm-yard
Reserve if you can, please with Guest Care
That way Eddie and Leah know that you are coming.
Eddie and Leah, lead a discussion over at our Stables with the help of one of the trail horses.
How does the horse think? How do we think? What does a horse see, what do we see? How do the two work together?
Bluegrass from the Hollow
Our local trio
Rich Bluegrass in our Mountains.
It is real, from the heart here.
Smokin' Trout Bluegrass Trio - form our holler here. Then we have two other bands family from nearby hollers, followed by another four from down the road.
Soap Making Classes
With Old Rag Soap Co
Beginner Soap Making Workshop with Charlotte and Brian Lenhoff
We are local soap artisans bringing our soaping skills to Graves Mountain Farm with:
Soap making workshops on Saturday at 1 PM, $90 per person.
The minimum age, to participate in the workshop, is 16.
Dec 4, Sat
Jan 8, Sat
Feb 5, Sat
Mar 5, Sat
For New Year's and MLK weekends, Judy Knighting will do Cookie Decorating for the family. Afternoons at 3 PM.
Each set-up is five cookies to work with - at your own space and with your own tools.
$20 pp - and five big cookies are the result
New Year's Weekend
Dec 31, Fri, 3PM
Jan 1, Sat 3PM
Martin Luther King Weekend
Feb 15, Sat, 3PM
Feb 16, Sat, 3PM
The Farm Restaurant
Hiking Old Rag
Front or Back Ways
Old Rag front entrance is 9.5 miles from us, the back way (not crowded) is 7.5 miles up our own back hollow road.
White Oak Canyon Waterfall Trail is also up our back hollow road, 7 miles.
Plus we have endless Or our other famous nearby trail (just up our back hollow road - White Oak Canyon.
Plus 18 miles of trails here on the Farm and our own big mountain - Doubletop - is 200 feet higher than Old Rag and a tough, technical footing climb.
Trail Riding - 1 Hr Plus
Up to Full Day
Horseback Rides in the Blue Ridge and into Shenandoah National Park are for beginners to experts.
Eddie and Leah will guide you onto the horse and take you out for the horseback ride you have chosen.
Lessons are available- anywhere from half an hour to half a day.
At Circle B Stable, we ride western style through our 1100 acres and into the Shenandoah National Park – over 100 miles of trails.
You will cross streams, open fields and woodlands. We offer one hour, half-day and full-day rides every day at Graves Mountain Farm.
Massages by Pre-schedule
Your choice (and the weather's)
In-room, outside in nature, or a private meeting room.
Now available with CDC precautions. Please book with the reservation desk. In room or in the Library.
$90 per hr. Please give us at least a day to arrange with Jenn or Megan as their schedules are busy.
Massage can be 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Both therapeutic and relaxation approaches.
Treatments are catered to meet your needs, whether preparing for or recovering from an outdoor adventure or wanting to promote relaxation for your stay at the Graves Mountain Farm
Road Biking - Exceptional -
We have some of the best road biking a rider, pro or wanderer could ask for,
Our roads have very narrow shoulders but whole sequences of them are barely traveled and cars can be heard a long ways off.
The nature of hollers allow for winding, steep pushes, followed by winding turns down.
Note - we do not rent bikes, so please bring your own.
Nature Walk Saturdays
"In True Nature"
Free, for guests and all visitors.
11 AM Sat, from the Main Lodge. If weather does not permit, Jenn and Daniel will do a show and tell by the fire place in the Main Lodge.
Gentle walk - return about 12:15
Exploring the Animals
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We are a working farm and orchard - 1800 acres.
We start each weekend day with a visit to the rolling chicken coop at the bottom of the Main Lodge hill for egg collecting and feeding.
The onto the pet pigs having a run, followed by the goats - in their fenced in area and usually with youngsters and babes.
The ponies and longhorn cattle are around the corner and horses over at the stable.
Watercolor Landscapes with our renowned landscape artist and mentor, Lou Messa
Learning and Discovery at Graves Mountain Farm
Monthly workshops on Saturday, $175 per person, limited to eight. Lou is a painter of America’s rural heritage.
Regular monthly schedule and also guests can pre-book their own group with a minimum of three people.
- Dec 4, Sat
- Jan 1, Sat
- Jan 8, Sat
- Jan 15, Sat of Martin Luther King Weekend
- Feb 5, Sat
- Feb 19, Sat
- Mar 5, Sat
From 10 AM to 3:30 PM
Reservations - Guest Services email@example.com | 540 923 4231
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