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Tom Duncan

Member since: 2009
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Sleeps 6, Amazing Views! Book Online Now

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Monterey holiday barn

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 (rates based on 2 guests)

Enjoy a retreat to nature in our privately owned and managed converted and furnished 2-Bedroom Barn. Nestled on 52 Acres of pristine land, the barn provides spectacular Mountain Views from nearly every window. Private Decks make for excellent wildlife and Bird Watching. The barn Sleeps Six in two bedrooms (2 queen beds; 2 single beds), two full bathrooms and fitted kitchen. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the gas BBQ, TV, DVD player and phone.

Located in southernmost Blue Grass Valley, the farm has frontage on East Back Creek. A spring-fed pond offers fishing opportunities for Rainbow Trout. Freedom Hill Farm is within easy driving distance of the areas’ attractions – you will enjoy visiting the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests, Lake Moomaw / Gathright Wildlife Management Area, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort, Homestead Resort & Spa, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom Duncan (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english

Why Tom Duncan chose Shenandoah Valley

Thank you for considering a stay at Freedom Hill Farm on Lantz Mountain in Mill Gap, Va - my name is Tom Duncan and I will be your host.

About 5 years ago, I was traveling through Bath County and decided to make a detour to see what Monterey & Highland County was all about. To say I was overwhelmed with the natural beauty of the mountains and pastures would be quite accurate. I immediately launched a search to locate a site for my new home and was lucky enough to locate raw land that extended from the valley bottom to the top of the mountain. During my final visit, prior to signing the closing documents I walked the land asking myself if I really wanted to take on this task. Somehow, the pair of American Eagles flying over my head seemed to speed up my affirmative decision.

I had always wanted a place with a nice view, and, well, now I have a better than magnificent view from Lantz Mountain across the southern Blue Grass valley to Back Creek mountain. Every window in my rental unit shares a portion of this view of Paradise and it awaits every visitor. I enjoy my wildlife and birds every day and want you to do the same. I set no agendas for my guests except to try and have you kick back and relax.

Getting to Freedom Hill Farm will be the easy part of your journey, trying to leave to return home might prove to be a

little more difficult.

Hope to see you soon!

Tom Duncan


based on 31 traveller reviews

Sleeps 6, Amazing Views! Book Online Now
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

No better setting in all of Virginia

  • 5 of 5

Tom's cabin is located in the most remote and beautiful part of Virginia, and the cabin is situated in the perfect setting. We first crossed a ford (always a treat) on the way in. The cabin had everything we needed and was as comfortable as our home. From the porch swing you can see miles of mountains, an old church and a now abandoned two story farmhouse on the other side of the valley. Tom is friendly and helpful. On our first visit he gave us a tour of the property on his "gator" including taking us up the mountain in the back, all the way to the ridge. The house is stocked with every thing you will need and he has topography maps of the area. We will be going again as soon as we can take the time.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing mountain & valley views.

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend stay at Tom's place in Monterey was great! If you love the mountains, you'll love this property. The view from the barn goes on for miles, and in each direction you look, it is beautiful! Very peaceful, and a great place to get away from everything. No cell phone service, but you can get a signal in the town of Monterey. We enjoyed walking on the property, watching a variety of birds, star gazing at night. Tom was very helpful by showing us the basics we needed to know when we got there, and letting us know about places to eat in town. We had an enjoyable drive and dinner at the Star Hotel in Franklin - a little distance, but well worth it. The barn had everything we needed, comfortable furnishings and beds. We got to meet Sweetie Pie and Tater - the four-legged welcome committee! If you want to leave the hectic pace of everyday life behind, this is it. We would definitely like to go back for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, peaceful getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, and our newborn stayed here and loved it. Very quiet, amazing beauty. We enjoyed wandering the property, on which you can take a short but enjoyable hike up the mountain. You'll love staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It seems as though All of the nicest people that want to get away from the hustle and bustle in their everyday lives choose Freedom Hill Farm. It makes for a Happy time for everybody ! Really nice family !
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Beautiful, remote getaway

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous little valley. Great place to get away from cell service, hustle & bustle. Cabin is very neat & clean, if furnishing is ad hoc. It's a re-purposed barn right across the drive from Tom's house, so it isn't totally secluded, but as others have noted, Tom is a very gracious host and very respectful of privacy. The rock-bottom ford on the drive up to the cabin is pretty intimidating, especially after a rain, but after Tom's encouragement we drove across in a Toyota Corolla no problem.

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

perfect location and setup for a peaceful and relaxing place to get away. Enough privacy without being too far from town. The host was very accomodating and generous. If you are looking for a location that has beautiful views and peaceful days, this is highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There are no words to describe the peaceful days spent at Tom's beautiful hillside property. The "Highlands" region in the fall causes other destinations to pale in comparison. The cabin was comfortable with every detail amply provided. The outside swing allows one to look down the peaceful valley below as the pure mountain air fills the lungs with new vitality and energy.

Tom was the perfect hose and saw to our every need being met.

This was by fare the most restful and enjoyable vacation we have experienced in years.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Annual Maple Festival, Mountain Momma Bike Race, County Fair, Lake Moomaw Triathalon


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Monterey, Virginia

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$66 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

All prices based on 2 person occupancy, each additional person is $50 per night, up to 6 guests maximum.

Property is not recommended for young children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Monterey, Virginia

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Den - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • First bedroom is upstairs great room for living and sleeping (960 sq. ft). Second bedroom on ground-level - no steps (240 sq. ft).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • caving