LODGE ROOMS & CABINS OPEN FOR GETAWAYS WITH EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE FOR GUEST & STAFF SAFETY.
No housekeeping during a stay for safety and health of guest and valley, however housekeeping is available to accommodate your needs during your stay.
The Graves Mountain Restaurant is OPEN serving three meals daily. Breakfast is served 8:00 am-10:00 am, Lunch is served 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, Dinner is served 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
Experiences on Saturdays at Graves Mountain:
Music on the Lawn 4 to 7 PM with food, beer, wine, cider and more!.
Egg Collecting--Chicken Coop 9 AM
Walking Ellie, the Pet Pig 9:45 AM
Nature Walk - 10 AM
Prepared foods at Syria Mercantile
Hot Food Items, Cold Food Items, side items, pastries and Deli (sandwiches made fresh when ordered) - are all available for take out or eat at open air picnic tables - at the Mercantile.
Syria Mercantile Store + Deli + United States Post Office
are open with health precautions in place.
The Campground is open - no reservations required
Day parking and overnight camping for Horseback riding is open.
The Stables are open for horseback riding with a limit of 8 trail riders.
Please call or email for updates on availability.
540 923 4231
We have put in place safety procedures are responsible to our guests and our valley.
We re-evaluate the situation constantly - just like you do.
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 horseback riding - the Farm provides opportunities for building both health and family welfare.
Our "family style" southern cooking Farm Restaurant--open with precautions in place.
Mindful of health precautions, we are seating guests a good distance from each other.
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.
High Speed Wifi to Stay Socially Close
We now have High Speed Wifi in all the Lodges for streaming HULU, Netflix and Amazon. There is WiFi in - Kite House, Dogwood Cottage & Redwood Suites, Pete's, Blackwood, Greenwood, Old Farmhouse #8 and all the Old Farmhouse, Valley View, and the Pool.
Health in the Blue Ridge During the Time of Corona
We clean to CDC guidelines and beyond. Rooms are disinfected with aerosolized disinfectant that neutralizes viruses. Bleach and alcohol are used on surfaces.
Hand sanitizer is, as you would expect, available throughout the property.
Exercise in our mountain air - walk, hike, ride horses, drink plenty of water, eat our good southern family style food, all while staying socially distant.
Pool - open with chlorine water and sunshine, with Physical Distancing.
Tech Limited, no cell except via Internet
TV in Main Lodge, Hilltop and several cabins - not all.
WiFi however is Super Speedy now
This year we have brought
in High Speed Fiber Optic Internet at Main Lodge,
Hilltop, Ridgecrest, Poplar Lodges and many Cabins.
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 angus and longhorns to visit, The highlight here is Joanie, the pet cow, who lives over at Missy Graves' meadow.
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 National Park trails - just a 7 mile drive to "Old Rag Mountain" and White Oak Canyon trail heads.
Easy walks through the farm and
orchard on our 1100 acres.
Trail rides (one hour, two hour, half day & full day), horsemanship classes, horse camping and stabling (stall rentals available) are all here on the Farm with our partner "Circle B Stable".
We do ride Western style here on twenty miles of trails on the farm and 100 miles including the Shenandoah National 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.
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 (DuCard, Blue Quartz, Revalations & Prince Michel) 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.