Thanksgiving Days Activities at Graves Mountain
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Thanksgiving Days Experiences
Wednesday through Sunday
with Extra Add-on Day at 50% Discount

Late Check-out and
Add-a-Day

Should a guest choose to say through Saturday night, we can almost undoubtedly give the guest a late/late check-out on Sunday.

Better yet, we can likely  add a day or tow to your stay at 50% discount.

Please check with Guest Services for availability when you check-in.

Wednesday. the 25th - Day before Thanksgiving

We have all of the regular activities for "family time" as well as "alone time" for a massage.

  1. Hiking - 18 miles of trails for meandering or puffing
  2. Stables - trail rides, pony rides, get-to-know the horse introductions
  3. Massages - please pre-book by a day or more
  4. Fishing  - two fishing streams and the Bass and Catfish Pond
  5. Vineyards
  6. Craft Beers
  7. Touring to Monticello (or a virtual tour here) or Montpelier (Thanksgiving schedule) historic houses, Civil War history trails - the encampment at Sperryville, the Barn Quilt tour of Greene County.
  8. Antiquing - over 75,00 sq. ft. in Ruckersville. One mall here and there re many more.
  9. Ping Pong, Board Games - in game room. Please, be aware of distancing and masking up.
  10. Reading - over a thousand titles in the Poplar Library - from detective to romance to discovery. Go out to Poplar lodge and note - you may need a key from Front Desk, as it is usually open on weekends. 2nd floor front north "Library".

Thanksgiving Day, the 26th

In preparation for too much food and way too many carbs, how about a family route march up Old Ragged, herself (National Park Fees apply) , up our Doubletop - a steep hard up and back climb on the trail behind Hilltop Lodge - see maps - or a family amble out Apple Tree Lane on the Blue trail to the Robinson River, along its side and loop up and back through the home orchard to the Farm and Apple Tree Lane again.

Thanksgiving Dinner with lots of distancing.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

See menu here :: >

Now, with too much turkey tryptophan and the lushness of buttered mash potatoes, perhaps now is the time for  sprawl around a board game?

Cozy winter board games at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

Can you face another meal or is it nibbles time?

We have dinner for you or grab nibbles at the Market.
the a Netflix - Queen's Gambit or the riveting documentary for the family -  My Octopus Teacher -trailer here.

Firepit and S'mores time with the Stars - and distancing
After dinner, with a fire - either in the lounge or the front lawn.


Firepit and s'mores t Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges in VA Blue Ridge



Friday, the 27th

Egg Gathering at the Front Lawn Chicken Coop
Collecting eggs from the roosts and feeed the girls while Rupert the Rooster looks on. Meet Charlotta, Rachel, Diane

At  the Coop below the Main Lodge, down by the stream
9AM
Learning & Discovery

 

Pet Pigs, Goats, and BB the Calf
Walking Ellie and Bootsie - hand reared by Missy Graves. Pig at the Farm. Then BB the baby calf, and feeding the Goats while Ellie and Bootsie look on.
At the Farm on Apple Tree Lane, see map
9:45 AM
Learning & Discovery

Horse-back Rides and Pony Rides – please book
All at the Farm Stables.

Massage – please book
With Jenn or Megan in your room or an empty meeting space.


Hiking – 18 miles
Easy strolls to VERY hard climbs on our farm and mountain land.

See the maps in your Welcome Packet.

Grown Up Time with Local Wines, Beers and Moonshine i
In the Main Lodge Downstairs Lounge with a roaring fire.
Samantha serves our exceptionally crafted local.
5 - 7PM

 

Firepit and S'mores time with the Stars - and distancing
After dinner, with a fire - either in the lounge or the front lawn.

Firepit and s'mores t Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges in VA Blue Ridge


 

Saturday, the 28th

Egg Gathering at the Front Lawn Chicken Coop
Collecting eggs from the roosts and feeed the girls while Rupert the Rooster looks on. Meet Charlotta, Rachel, Diane

At  the Coop below the Main Lodge, down by the stream
9AM
Learning & Discovery

Pet Pigs, Goats, and BB the Calf
Walking Ellie and Bootsie - hand reared by Missy Graves. Pig at the Farm. Then BB the baby calf, and feeding the Goats while Ellie and Bootsie look on.
At the Farm on Apple Tree Lane, see map
9:45 AM
Learning & Discovery

Nature Walk with Jenn & Daniel Mintz
Leave from Main Lodge front porch - inside show and tell if weather is challenging. Nature, history, geology. Free.
11AM to 12 Noon
Learning & Discovery

Nature Walk at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges in the Blue Ridge of VA

Get-to-know-the Horse
Eddie and Leah introduce you to how the horse thinks - and what it will think of you. Free.
1:30-2:00PM at the Stables
Learning & Discovery

Get to know the horse at Graves Mountain Farm Stables
Horse-back Rides and Pony Rides – please book
All at the Farm Stables.

Massage – please book
With Jenn or Megan in your room or an empty meeting space.


Hiking – 18 miles
Easy strolls to VERY hard climbs on our farm and mountain land.

See the maps in your Welcome Packet.
And below is winter hike up Old Rag.

Hiking Old Rag in Winter from Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges


Raptor Encounter - birds of prey on the wing - learning & discovery

Robert & Steve of Earthquest tell us about the place of raptors in our eco-system - with free flights - on the wing.
Ridgecrest Front Lawn above the Old Farmhouse
Bring your own chair or blanket
If poor weather, we'll be inside the Sycamore picnic shelter across the river.
Free for Guests, $7 for visitors
3-4PM - check for times as they are changing
Learning & Discovery

Raptor Encountershow at Graves Mountain farm & Lodges

 

Music in the Afternoon - on the Front Porch with eaters and fires
Local music - frequently Bluegrass from the Hollow here - with local beers, wines and moonshine
Late afternoon - check for times as they are changing

Grown Up Time with Local Wines, Beers and Moonshine
In the Main Lodge Downstairs Lounge with a roaring fire.
Samantha serves our exceptionally crafted local.
5 - 7PM

 

Yoga Nidra with Ellen of Pranapiloga
In the firelight of a roaring fire and heaters in the Sycamore Pavilion.

For all ages - deep relaxation yoga for anyone - questioning beginner to experienced. 

Slow the breath, clear the mind, deep relaxation of all parts of the body.

Join us around the fireplace for a free Hatha yoga and yoga nidra class.

Hatha yoga following the Integral Yoga lineage will consist of gentle sun salutations, backbends, forward bends, inversions, twists, breath work and yoga nidra.

Yoga Nidra can be translated to “yogic sleep” and induces a state of relaxed awareness in which you will rest, restore, de-stress, increase awareness, and maybe over time begin to undo bad habits.

This event will be held inside the pavilion (open to the outside) around a fire.

Consider:
Warm, comfortable layers of clothing (socks!)
Yoga Mat (s)
Pillow (s)
Blanket (s) / Sleeping Bag (s)
Water

Teacher: Rebecca Elsen, eRYT500, YACEP

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM  
Learning & Discovery

Ypga Nidra at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

Firepit and S'mores time with the Stars - and distancing
After dinner, with a fire - either in the lounge or the front lawn.

Firepit and s'mores t Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges in VA Blue Ridge


 

Sunday, the 29th

Egg Gathering at the Front Lawn Chicken Coop
Collecting eggs from the roosts and feeed the girls while Rupert the Rooster looks on. Meet Charlotta, Rachel, Diane

At  the Coop below the Main Lodge, down by the stream
9AM
Learning & Discovery

Pet Pigs, Goats, and BB the Calf
Walking Ellie and Bootsie - hand reared by Missy Graves. Then BB the baby calf, and feeding the goats while Ellie and Bootsie look on.
At the Farm on Apple Tree Lane, see map
9:45 AM

The History of the Hollow
With Jimmy Graves on the Front Porch or Main Lounge.
The family has farmed this land since 1850. A  Centenary Farm
10:30-11:15 AM

History of the Hollow with Jimmy Graves at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges VA Blue Ridge


Raptor Encounter - birds of prey on the wing - learning & discovery

Robert & Steve of Earthquest tell us about the place of raptors in our eco-system - with free flights - on the wing.
Ridgecrest Front Lawn above the Old Farmhouse
Bring your own chair or blanket
If poor weather, we'll be inside the Sycamore picnic shelter across the river.
Free for Guests, $7 for visitors
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Learning & Discovery

Raptor Encountershow at Graves Mountain farm & Lodges

 


Get-to-know-the Horse
Eddie and Leah introduce you to how the horse thinks - and what it will think of you. Free.
1:30-2:00PM at the Stable
Learning & Discovery

Get to know the horse at Graves Mountain Farm Stables
Horse-back Rides and Pony Rides – please book
All at the Farm Stables.

Massage – please book
With Jenn or Megan in your room or an empty meeting space.


Hiking – 18 miles
Easy strolls to VERY hard climbs on our farm and mountain land.

See the maps in your Welcome Packet.
And below is winter hike up Old Rag.

Hiking Old Rag in Winter from Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges