Lodge Room Explanations at Graves Mountain
Summer at Hotel Lodge Rooms - Blue Ridge View Lodges on Doubletop Mountain

Hilltop & Ridgecrest Lodges
Panoramic Valley and Blue Ridge View Lodge Rooms. 2 Queens, sleep 4 max, shared porch, rockers.

Pet rooms at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges on the Blue Ridge of VA

Pet Friendly Hilltop & Ridgecrest Lodges
Panoramic Valley and Blue Ridge View Lodge Rooms
2 Queens, sleep 4 max, shared porch, rockers. $35 per pet per stay, max 2.

Poplar Log Lodge

Itty Bitty King Rooms in Poplar Log Lodge
Woods & Meadow Views
One Not Quite King, very small room, full bath & shower. No Micro or Fridge. Shared coffee maker.

Poplar King Suite

King Suite in Poplar Log Lodge
1 king, two roll-away cots, big sofa - though not a "sleeper", sleeps 4 max, food prep kitchen & sink, shared porches, rockers. 2nd floor, by the library.

Shenandoah National Park Next to Graves Mountain Farm & Its 1100 Acres

Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges Resort is Adjacent to Shenandoah National Park

  • In the 1930s we gave up 2000 acres to make this lower part of the park.
  • Can't get any closer than that.

Graves Mountain Lodge Resort rooms are 7 miles from the Shenandoah National Park's White oak Canyon trail head and it is we who provide the Park with their parking lots there.

The resort rooms are, then, 7.5 miles from Shenandoah National Park's Old Rag trail head - the "back" trail head, not the packed "front" one.

We have direct access to Upper Dark Hollow Trail, Rose River Trail, Rose Rive Fire Road trail and the sequence of Rapidan trails.

Hilltop and Ridgecrest Lodge Rooms
- Panoramic Valley View
- 2 Queens, sleeps 4 max

Hilltop and Ridgecrest Lodges

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

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

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

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

Shared porch with panoramic valley and Blue Ridge view and rocking chairs. Here is a Blue Ridge resort that is embraced by the mountains - our own and the Park's.

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

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

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

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

Base Occupancy 4
Additional Occupants $10 each

Adventuring at the Farm on 1100 Acres Bordering the National Park

Long view of our Rose River Valley & the Blue Ridge

Long view of our Rose River Valley & the Blue Ridge

Hiking

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

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

Fly Fishing

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

Pond Fishing

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

Fly Fishing Guided 

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

Horse Riding

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

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

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

Road Biking

Flats through the valley and up rural side turns.

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

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

Mountain Biking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trail Running

Flat around the meadows and orchards

Killer up the mountains

Craft beers when beat

Farm Life Exploring
- life's better on the farm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horses and Ponies - trail rides and learning..

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

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

Just Playtime

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

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

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

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

Swimming hole play in the stream.

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

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

Massages – must book ahead, please.

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

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

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

Games in your cabin

Library at Poplar Lodge

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

Horseshoes - down by the river

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

Badminton & croquet - available by the pool, Covid allowing

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

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

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

Rocking Chair lazy day. We do that too here.


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

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

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

Fourth of July
Fireworks and Band for Madison County

Here at the Farm for the whole County.

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

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

First three weekends in October
Apple Harvest Festival

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

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

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

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

Discovering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home Cooking on Graves Mountain

the Farm Restaurant with Southern Home-style Cooking

the Farm Restaurant with Southern Home-style Cooking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deposit, Cancellation, Check-in & Check-out

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

Check In Time
 4:00 PM

Check Out Time
11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Pet Rooms in Hilltop Lodge
-
2 queens, sleeps 4 max, and two four-leggeds

Pet Rooms in Hilltop Lodge

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

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

Pet Rooms - $35 per pet per stay

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

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

Pet friendly rooms - there are only four in the lodge and must be booked separately - not just as a regular Lodge room. Thank you.

Shared porch with panoramic valley and Blue Ridge view and rocking chairs. Here is a Blue Ridge resort that is embraced by the mountains - our own and Shenandoah National Park's.

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

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

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

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

Base Occupancy 4
Additional Occupants $10 each

Adventuring at the Farm on 1100 Acres Bordering the National Park

Long view of our Rose River Valley & the Blue Ridge

Long view of our Rose River Valley & the Blue Ridge

Hiking

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

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

Fly Fishing

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

Pond Fishing

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

Fly Fishing Guided 

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

Horse Riding

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

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

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

Road Biking

Flats through the valley and up rural side turns.

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

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

Mountain Biking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trail Running

Flat around the meadows and orchards

Killer up the mountains

Craft beers when beat

Farm Life Exploring
- life's better on the farm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horses and Ponies - trail rides and learning..

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

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

Just Playtime

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

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

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

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

Swimming hole play in the stream.

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

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

Massages – must book ahead, please.

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

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

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

Games in your cabin

Library at Poplar Lodge

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

Horseshoes - down by the river

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

Badminton & croquet - available by the pool, Covid allowing

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

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

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

Rocking Chair lazy day. We do that too here.


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

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

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

Fourth of July
Fireworks and Band for Madison County

Here at the Farm for the whole County.

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

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

First three weekends in October
Apple Harvest Festival

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

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

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

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

Discovering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home Cooking on Graves Mountain

the Farm Restaurant with Southern Home-style Cooking

the Farm Restaurant with Southern Home-style Cooking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deposit, Cancellation, Check-in & Check-out

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

Check In Time
 4:00 PM

Check Out Time
11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Itty Bitty King Rooms in Poplar Log Lodge
- 1 king, sleeps 2 max
- Woods & Meadow Views

Back 2nd floor view from Poplar

Back 2nd floor view from Poplar

Itty Bitty King Rooms in Poplar Log Lodge

  • King bed made of two twin beds together

  • Room is very small - 150 sq. ft.

  • 2 Floors - no elevator

  • Exterior and Interior Entry - no need to be in enclosed corridors

  • Shared porches with rockers overlooking either the parking area and forest or meadow and Blue Ridge

  • Charcoal grill and fire pit available

  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service

  • TV in all rooms by March 31, 2021

  • Communal Microwave, Fridge, and Coffee Maker in communal kitchen

  • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trails emanate going up the mountain or out through forest and back around along the Rose River to the back meadow. 

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

Base Occupancy 2

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.

King Suite in Poplar Lodge
1 king, suite size, food prep, with room for two roll-away cots

Back 2nd floor view from Poplar

Back 2nd floor view from Poplar

King Suite in Poplar Log Lodge

  • King Bed and 2 roll away cots available
  • 1 Sofa – not a sofa bed
  • Kitchenette with sink, plates, flatware, microwave, full fridge, coffee maker, but no a cook top
  • Work/Dining table and chairs, rockers, coffer table
  • Room is large - 500 sq. ft.
  • 2nd Floor - no elevator

  • Interior Entry

  • Shared porches with rockers overlooking either the parking area and forest or meadow and Blue Ridge

  • Charcoal grill and fire pit available

  • Fiber Optic WiFi- that allows for Cell service calling and receiving - even without cell service
  • TV  by March 31, 2021
  • Cell phones - connect to your network via our WiFi both to call out and receive calls. We are remote so no cell towers available.

King Bed Suite with kitchenette, sofa (not a sleeper), large bath and shower combo. 500 sq ft.

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

Corner room, lots of light. In Poplar Lodge, 2nd floor - a walk-up.

Outdoor is a communal porch area with rockers. The views are of the valley, meadow and Blue Ridge. The resort is embraced by the VA Blue Ridge and touches Shenandoah National Park.

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

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

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

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

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

Trails emanate going up the mountain or out through forest and back around along the Rose River to the back meadow. 

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

Base Occupancy 4 

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.