Cabins for rent near Shenandoah National Park at Graves Mountain Farm

Larger Cabins, Condos, Cottages, and Farm Houses

Pete's House - Sleeps 8 max in 6 beds

Pete's House

Economy, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 max - 5 beds, 2 baths, no kitchen, but does have microwave, small fridge, and outside gas grill.

Redwood Condos

Redwood #2 Condo
4 bedrooms, sleeps 12 max, 2 baths, full kitchen, balcony, shared grill and fire-pit, looks out toward Kite House.

Lower Rose River Cabin

Lower Rose River Log Cabin

Economy, on the river, many beds all over - 13 beds, sleep 17 max, 2 bathrooms, large central room, huge fireplace, large kitchen, front porch.

Dogwood in Spring

Dogwood Cottage

3 bedrooms, sleeps 9 max - 5 beds, 2 baths, full kitchen, front porch, charcoal  grill and fire circle.

Exterior from Stream Side

Kite Family Farmhouse

Large - 5 bedrooms, sleeps 11 max, 7 beds, 3 baths, full kitchen, front and back porches, next to Rose River.

Peon Cottage in Our Hamlet

Peon Cottage

Economy, 3 bedrooms - sleeps 12 max in 8 beds, ONLY 1 bath, full kit, front porch, charcoal grill, fire circle, and by Rose River.

Upper Rose river Log Cabin

Upper Rose River Log Cabin
Economy, on the river, many beds all over - 14 beds, sleeps 19 max, 1 bath, full kitchen, front porch, charcoal grill & fire-pit, stream right there,

Vacation Cabin Rentals next to Shenandoah National Park & the VA Blue Ridge

Vacation Cabin Rentals next to Shenandoah National Park & the VA Blue Ridge

Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges  Resort is immediately adjacent to lower portions of the  Shenandoah National Park. This is at the lower side of the Park - the Eastern side.

To find and stay at a Shenandoah National Park it is not necessary to drive an hour to the top and then along Skyline Drive. The Park resort in Syria VA, Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges has  Park access and its own mountains, trails, and many more activities than a resort up on Skyline Drive in the Park.

Pete's House
- economy, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8, no kitchen
- looking out to Shenandoah National Park & Old Rag Mountain

Pete's House
- economy, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8, no kitchen

  • Missy Graves with our pet calf -BB.

    Missy Graves with our pet calf -BB.

    Pet Friendly - $35 pet fee per pet per stay.
  • 3 Bedrooms, sleep 8, 5 beds
  • 2 Bathrooms 
  • 2 Sided Porch with rockers
  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV – by March 31, 2021
  • Microwave and Fridge
  • Coffee Maker
  • Gas Grill and fire pit
  • 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.
  • CLEANING FEE - $50 in addition to rental rate

This small cottage is set just below the Main Lodge and above the duck pond, regenerative garden and Rose River.

No kitchen, but does have microwave, fridge, coffee maker, and gas grill outside.

3 Bedrooms sleep 8
Bedroom 1 - Queen bed with full bath, Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed, Bedroom 3 - upstairs with 1 Queen and 2 Twins

Living area with dining table, sofa, and two side chairs.

Large wrap-around porch with rockers.

The cottage is in the valley, so there are views of the lawns, and the higher mountain. The river is behind a shrubbery verge and yet a fine swimming hole is nearby.

Pet friendly - $35 per pet per stay, maximum of two pets, please

Where on the Farm
Short walk to the Main Lodge, 200 yds from Rose River and a great "swimming hole". The Jr Olympic pool is a walk across meadows. 
 - 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 8

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.

Jr Olympic pool - Seasonal, mem Day Weekend through Labor Day

Jr Olympic pool - Seasonal, Mem Day Weekend through Labor Day

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.

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 Farm Restaurant here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads. See Syria Corner Market here :; >

Seasonal Festivals
Heritage Fishing Day - in early April
Graves Mountain Music Festival - Roots & Branches -weekend after Memorial Day (delayed until 2022)
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks for the County
Peach Harvest Day - last Saturday in July
Bluegrass Jam Weekends
Apple Harvest - first 3 weekends in October

Library
There is a library and game room in Poplar Lodge on the 2nd floor front.

Game Room with Ping Pong
In the Main Lodge, ground floor, we have a game room with Ping Pong, games, puzzles, cards, and a nearby Keurig Coffee machine.

Gift Shop
The shop is on the ground floor of the Main Lodge, open for check in and check out times and during most days in season. Local goodies, our apple butter, apple sauce and preserves, artwork, games, toys, caps and T-shirts.

Dogwood Cottage
- 3 bedrooms, sleeps 9, 5 beds
- on 1100 acres next to Shenandoah National Park

Dogwood Cottage
-

Fly Fishing on the lower part of Rose River

Fly Fishing on the lower part of Rose River

3 bedrooms, 5 beds, sleeps 9

  • Can be paired with Peon House - just across the road
  • 3 Bedrooms - 5 beds sleeping up to 9
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full kitchen
  • Dining, work table and chairs
  • Sofa and comfy chair
  • Fireplace
  • Front Porch with rockers - facing the village "main street" - left is the Market, right is entrance to main lodge
  • Charcoal grill and fire-circle
  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV – by March 31, 2021
  • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available.
  • CLEANING FEE - $50 in addition to rental rate

Dogwood is set in our tiny hamlet of Syria, on the "main street", with the river, our Doubletop Mountain and main restaurant lodge across the street and up the hill. Our 1100 acre Farm surrounds most of our hamlet. 

The cottage, built for a farmer in the 1930s has a front porch with rockers - facing the "main street".

The living-dining area is large - split in two by the central stairs going up to two of the three bedrooms. There is a brick fireplace at the west end.

The kitchen is good size and well equipped.

Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor with one king bed and bathroom
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are on the second floor, one with two queens and the other with one queen and one twin. There is a shared full bathroom.

Charcoal grill and fire circle are out back.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Where on the Farm
On the main street below the Main Lodge and Restaurant - a short walk or drive. Rose river is near - across the street, while Market is 150 yaers one way and the Farm-yard and stables are 400 yards the other way.
 - 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 9

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.

Massage in your room or cabin - a full menu

Massage in your room or cabin - a full menu

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.

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 Farm Restaurant here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads. See Syria Corner Market here :; >

Seasonal Festivals
Heritage Fishing Day - in early April
Graves Mountain Music Festival - Roots & Branches -weekend after Memorial Day (delayed until 2022)
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks for the County
Peach Harvest Day - last Saturday in July
Bluegrass Jam Weekends
Apple Harvest - first 3 weekends in October

Library
There is a library and game room in Poplar Lodge on the 2nd floor front.

Game Room with Ping Pong
In the Main Lodge, ground floor, we have a game room with Ping Pong, games, puzzles, cards, and a nearby Keurig Coffee machine.

Gift Shop
The shop is on the ground floor of the Main Lodge, open for check in and check out times and during most days in season. Local goodies, our apple butter, apple sauce and preserves, artwork, games, toys, caps and T-shirts.

Peon Cottage
- economy, full kitchen, pet friendly, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 12 max, 8 beds
- Rose River flowing down from
Shenandoah National Park

Peon Cottage

Huge pool with lifeguards and sign-in controls. Seasonal - Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day

Huge pool with lifeguards and sign-in controls. Seasonal - Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day

- economy, full kitchen, pet friendly

  • Can be paired with Dogwood - across the road
  • Pet Friendly - $35 per pet per stay, maximum of two
  • 3 Bedrooms - lots of beds in each. 2 doubles, 1 double and 2 twins, another double and two twins
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Small living area with sofa and comfy chair
  • Wood burning stove in living area
  • Full kitchen and Dining, work table and chairs
  • Front Porch with rockers - facing the village "main street" - left is the Market, right is entrance to main lodge
  • Charcoal grill and fire-circle
  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV – by March 31, 2021
  • Microwave and Fridge, small wash up skink, but no cook-top,
  • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available.
  • CLEANING FEE - $75 in addition to rental rate.

Peon is set in our tiny hamlet of Syria, on the "main street", with the river, our Doubletop Mountain and main restaurant lodge across the stream and up the hill. Our 1100 acre Farm surrounds most of our hamlet. 

The cottage, built for a farmer in the 1930s has a front porch with rockers - facing the "main street".

The living area is small with a wood burning stove as its centerpiece.

The kitchen is good size and well equipped with a dining/work table and chairs.

Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor with two double beds.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are on the second floor, both with one double and two twins

The large bathroom is on the ground floor for all the bedrooms.

Charcoal grill and fire circle are out back.

Pets allowed here at $35 per pet per stay.

Where on the Farm
On the main street below the Main Lodge and Restaurant - a short walk or drive. Rose river is near - across the street, while Market is 150 yaers one way and the Farm-yard and stables are 400 yards the other way.
 - 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 12

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.

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.

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 Farm Restaurant here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads. See Syria Corner Market here :; >

Seasonal Festivals
Heritage Fishing Day - in early April
Graves Mountain Music Festival - Roots & Branches -weekend after Memorial Day (delayed until 2022)
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks for the County
Peach Harvest Day - last Saturday in July
Bluegrass Jam Weekends
Apple Harvest - first 3 weekends in October

Library
There is a library and game room in Poplar Lodge on the 2nd floor front.

Game Room with Ping Pong
In the Main Lodge, ground floor, we have a game room with Ping Pong, games, puzzles, cards, and a nearby Keurig Coffee machine.

Gift Shop
The shop is on the ground floor of the Main Lodge, open for check in and check out times and during most days in season. Local goodies, our apple butter, apple sauce and preserves, artwork, games, toys, caps and T-shirts.

Redwood #2 - Condo with 4 Bedrooms
- sleeps 12 max, 6 beds
- looking up to Shenandoah National Park & the Blue Ridge

Redwood #2 Condo

Stream down from Redwood - also nearby pond

Stream down from Redwood - also nearby pond

- 4 bedrms, sleeps 12 max, 6 beds

  • Can be combined with redwood #1 and 2 for large groups.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Queen 
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Queens
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Queens
  • Living and dining area opens to balcony - trees, and creek-let
  • Full kitchen
  • Work/Dining table
  • Sofa and comfy chairs
  • Shared Entry with #3 Redwood.
  • Stream just down the way
  • Pond is short walk
  • Charcoal grill and shared fire pit
  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV  - full Satellite service
  • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available.
  • Not pet friendly
  • CLEANING FEE - $100 in addition to rental rate and $10 per bed if we provide linens and terry.

This large condo is the main floor of a three condo house set in a meadow, surrounded by forest on two sides and meadow on the other two. Small "creek-let" runs by trees.

For larger groups one or two other condos can be added with joint internal access.

Large living/dining area opens to full kitchen

Four Bedrooms - two with one queen, two with two queens. 

Two bathrooms.

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.

Where on the Farm
Redwood is a half mile from the Main Lodge and sits above Rose River. It is an easy walk along the gravel track to the Main Lodge. 
- Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.

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 12

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.

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.

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 Farm Restaurant here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads. See Syria Corner Market here :; >

Seasonal Festivals
Heritage Fishing Day - in early April
Graves Mountain Music Festival - Roots & Branches -weekend after Memorial Day (delayed until 2022)
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks for the County
Peach Harvest Day - last Saturday in July
Bluegrass Jam Weekends
Apple Harvest - first 3 weekends in October

Library
There is a library and game room in Poplar Lodge on the 2nd floor front.

Game Room with Ping Pong
In the Main Lodge, ground floor, we have a game room with Ping Pong, games, puzzles, cards, and a nearby Keurig Coffee machine.

Gift Shop
The shop is on the ground floor of the Main Lodge, open for check in and check out times and during most days in season. Local goodies, our apple butter, apple sauce and preserves, artwork, games, toys, caps and T-shirts.

Kite Farmhouse by Rose River - with 5 Bedrooms,
-
Sleeps 11 max, 7 beds, 5 bedrooms
- looking up to Shenandoah National Park & the Blue Ridge

Kite Farmhouse 

Walking Ellie & Bootsie - pet pigs, in the Farm-yard

Walking Ellie & Bootsie - pet pigs, in the Farm-yard

- 5 bedrooms. sleeps 11 max

  • Can be paired with Redwood Condos and/or Poplar Lodge Rooms
  • Bedroom 1- 1 Queen on ground floor with adjacent bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen with adjacent bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Twins
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Queen & 1 Twin
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Queen
  • Living Room
  • Large Dining Room with dining/work table
  • Large Kitchen
  • Huge deck overlooking meadow and front porch overlooking stream
  • Stream just down the way
  • Pond is short walk
  • Charcoal grill and fire pit
  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV  - Satellite service
  • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available.
  • Not pet friendly
  • CLEANING FEE - $100 in addition to rental rate

This is an 1890's large white farmhouse, set in a meadow verging the Rose River, a pristine mountain trout stream, with mountain forest around the meadow. The Kite family's graveyard from the 1800's is next to Poplar Lodge on the forest side.

Furnishings are period pieces with Clore furniture and "comfortable farmhouse". The interiors are all white, so light filters into all the rooms.

Kite House is large - sleeping 11 in 5 bedrooms. It has a full kitchen and lots of space to gather round the dining table.

Needing easier access?
There is one ground floor bedroom with 1 queen and adjacent bath. For guests needing easy access, this bedroom and ground floor can be accessed by a ramp to the back porch, to which you can drive.

The front of the farm house has a three sided porch with rockers, looking out to Rose River.

Great for family reunions and large get-togethers.

Fishing folk have the stream 100 feet away  -  a pristine cold-water mountain trout stream tumbling over river rocks. Fine fishing when working up the mountain.

Mountain lovers have the Blue Ridge wrapped in trees and shining with hidden discovery.

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.

Where on the Farm
Kite is a half mile from the Main Lodge and sits 100 feet from Rose River, It is an easy walk along the gravel track to the Main Lodge. 
- Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.

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 11

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.

Cascading down Waterfalls with Shenandoah Mountain Guides

Cascading down Waterfalls 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.

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 Farm Restaurant here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads. See Syria Corner Market here :; >

Seasonal Festivals
Heritage Fishing Day - in early April
Graves Mountain Music Festival - Roots & Branches -weekend after Memorial Day (delayed until 2022)
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks for the County
Peach Harvest Day - last Saturday in July
Bluegrass Jam Weekends
Apple Harvest - first 3 weekends in October

Library
There is a library and game room in Poplar Lodge on the 2nd floor front.

Game Room with Ping Pong
In the Main Lodge, ground floor, we have a game room with Ping Pong, games, puzzles, cards, and a nearby Keurig Coffee machine.

Gift Shop
The shop is on the ground floor of the Main Lodge, open for check in and check out times and during most days in season. Local goodies, our apple butter, apple sauce and preserves, artwork, games, toys, caps and T-shirts.

Upper Rose River Log Cabin - overlooking Rose River
Economy - sleeps 19 max in 14 beds, 3 bedrooms, 2 alt spaces Upper Rose River
- can be like a dorm or like Goldilock's cabin with space to spare for just a few folks

Upper Rose River Log Cabin 

Fly Fishing for Mountain Native Trout by Upper Cabin

Fly Fishing for Mountain Native Trout by Upper Cabin

- Super economy for multi families, friends, get together
3 Bedrooms, Beds in Living Room and on Landing vestibule
- Right next to Shenandoah National Park

  • Warning please -

    This cabin is one and half steps up and to the side from camping

  • Is is rough - a hunting-fishing lodge. 
  • But It does have a "luxury" - being by the Rose River and on its own in the woods.

    If you are sure this is the right experience for you, then read on please. If not, let us find you more appropriate rentals or lodge rooms.  Tel 540 923 4231.


  • In Living Area - 1 Queen & 2 Sets of Bunks, Sleep 6 max 
  • On landing alcove - 1 Queen, Sleep 2 max
  • Bedroom 1  - 1 Queen & 1 Twin, Sleep 3 max
  • Bedroom 2  - 1 Queen & 1 Set of Bunks, Sleep 4 max
  • Bedroom 3  - 1 Queen & 1 Set of Bunks, Sleep 4 max
  • Living and dining area is large, includes beds and big communal table
  • Fireplace, of course
  • Full kitchen but primitive kitchen with two ranges - one electric and the other wood burning
  • Sofa and comfy chairs
  • Stream just across a shrubbery verge
  • Charcoal grill and fire pit
  • NO Internet - access at Main Lodge or the Market
  • NO cell coverage - access via WiFi at Main Lodge and Market
  • NO land line phone
  • TV  - full Satellite service by Mar 31, 2021
  • Pet friendly- $35 per pet per stay
  • ADDED FEES - $10 per bed for linen supply. We do this as there too many beds to make up when they are not actually needed.
  • CLEANING FEE - $100 in addition to rental rate and $10 per bed if we provide linens and terry.

This original farming log cabin from the 1920's, is made of logs from nearby trees. Living LOCAL for real.

It is primitive - more like a big hunting-fishing dormitory for club members than a "cute" cabin in the woods. Goldilocks would have been bouncing hard all night with 14 beds to check out.

The golden part of the Upper Cabin experience is the isolation by the river, the invitation of the forest and rushing water to pause.

The cabin has a stone terrace with fire-pit to embrace its guests

Tech Unplugged
There is no Internet and no cell service, noy even a land line phone.
You are on your own at the cabin.

Access Available on the Farm
You can access high speed WiFi at the Main Lodge and he Market.
Cell through WiFi - the WiFi enables cell calling and receiving. 

Where on the Farm
Upper Cabin is 3 miles up the Old Blue Ridge Turnpike (Rt 670) from the Main Lodge and sits 100 feet from Rose River,
- Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.

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 19

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.

Craft Beer Tour

Craft Beer Tour

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.

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 Farm Restaurant here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads. See Syria Corner Market here :; >

Seasonal Festivals
Heritage Fishing Day - in early April
Graves Mountain Music Festival - Roots & Branches -weekend after Memorial Day (delayed until 2022)
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks for the County
Peach Harvest Day - last Saturday in July
Bluegrass Jam Weekends
Apple Harvest - first 3 weekends in October

Library
There is a library and game room in Poplar Lodge on the 2nd floor front.

Game Room with Ping Pong
In the Main Lodge, ground floor, we have a game room with Ping Pong, games, puzzles, cards, and a nearby Keurig Coffee machine.

Gift Shop
The shop is on the ground floor of the Main Lodge, open for check in and check out times and during most days in season. Local goodies, our apple butter, apple sauce and preserves, artwork, games, toys, caps and T-shirts.

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Lower Rose River Log Cabin - by Rose River
Economy - sleeps 16 max in 12 beds
In 3 bedrooms, 2 alt spaces.
- can be like a dorm or like Goldilock's cabin with space to spare for many folks to bed down

Lower Rose River Log Cabin 

Jenn Mintz - Nature walk Saturday Mornings - one of our many free activities

Jenn Mintz - Nature walk Saturday Mornings - one of our free learaning/discoveries

- Super economy for multi families, friends, get together
-  3 Bedrooms, Beds in Living Room and on Landing vestibule
- Rose River flowing out of Shenandoah National Park

  • Warning please -

    This cabin is two steps up and to the side from camping.

  • Is is rough - a hunting-fishing lodge. 
  • But It does have a "luxury" - being by the Rose River and TECH PLUGGED IN.


    If you are sure this is the right experience for you, then read on please. If not, let us find you more appropriate rentals or lodge rooms.  Tel 540 923 4231.


  • In Living Area - 1 Queen & 1 Twin, Sleep 3 max 
  • On landing alcove - 1 Queen, Sleep 2 max
  • Bedroom 1  - 1 set of Bunks & 1 Twin, Sleep 3 max
  • Bedroom 2  - 1 Queen & 2 Twins, Sleep 4 max
  • Bedroom 3  - 1 Queen & 1 Set of Bunks, Sleep 4 max
  • Living and dining area is large, includes beds and big communal table
  • Big fireplace, of course
  • Full kitchen
  • Wing chairs
  • Front porch overlooking Rose River and a prime swimming hole
  • Charcoal grill and fire circle
  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV  - full Satellite service by Mar 31, 2021
  • Pet friendly- $35 per pet per stay
  • ADDED FEES - $10 per bed for linen supply. We do this as there too many beds to make up when they are not actually needed.
    You will need to make the beds up that you wish to use.
  • CLEANING FEE - $100 in addition to rental rate and $10 per bed if we provide linens and terry.

This log cabin from 1934, is made of logs from nearby trees. Living LOCAL for real.

It is primitive - more like a big hunting-fishing dormitory for club members than a "cute" cabin in the woods. Goldilocks would have been bouncing hard all night with 13 beds to check out.

The golden part of the Lower Cabin experience is the isolation by the river, the invitation of the swimming and fishing holes below.

The cabin has a large front porch with rocking chairs.

Tech Plugged In
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.

Satellite TV - by March 31, 2021

Where on the Farm
Lower Cabin is just below the Main Lodge and sits 50 feet from Rose River,
- Coffee available at the main lodge from 7:30 AM.

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 17

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.

Vineyard Tours from Graves - 3 Vineyards within 30 mins, the best just in th next hollow.

Vineyard Tours from Graves - 3 Vineyards within 30 mins, the best just in the next hollow.

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.

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 Farm Restaurant here :: >

The Market-Deli & Tackle
Take-out meals and groceries at the  Market, Deli & Tackle, down at our cross-roads. See Syria Corner Market here :; >

Seasonal Festivals
Heritage Fishing Day - in early April
Graves Mountain Music Festival - Roots & Branches -weekend after Memorial Day (delayed until 2022)
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks for the County
Peach Harvest Day - last Saturday in July
Bluegrass Jam Weekends
Apple Harvest - first 3 weekends in October

Library
There is a library and game room in Poplar Lodge on the 2nd floor front.

Game Room with Ping Pong
In the Main Lodge, ground floor, we have a game room with Ping Pong, games, puzzles, cards, and a nearby Keurig Coffee machine.

Gift Shop
The shop is on the ground floor of the Main Lodge, open for check in and check out times and during most days in season. Local goodies, our apple butter, apple sauce and preserves, artwork, games, toys, caps and T-shirts.