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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

New Upscale 2 BR, 1BA Barn Loft with Spectacular Views!

Escape to the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains and experience the magic of Virginia country living in our brand new 2 bedroom Barn Loft. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a special place to celebrate, or a week-end retreat, you've come to just the right place!

Take advantage of all that nature has to offer by exploring our 130 acres of mountain forests, pastures, gardens, ponds, and historic structures. Watch the fireflies light up the starlit sky as you relax on the porch or on the magnificent covered dock. Hike our mountain trails. Swim, canoe, or fish in our fully stocked, 3 acre pond. Or roast marshmallows around the campfire and listen to nature's brilliant nighttime chorus!

Experience the amazing beauty of the surrounding countryside by visiting Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and 'Old Rag' Mountain only minutes away. Bike some of the most scenic country roads in the Mid-Atlantic region, visit award winning wineries, marvel at the Blue Ridge by horseback, and take home treasures from the many local art galleries and antique stores. If that isn't enough, expand your abilities with yoga lessons, art classes, and drumming circles. And, if relaxation is your primary goal, we will help you to arrange a massage, beauty treatment, or catering on the premises!

Enjoy the wide range of local dining options, from country bakeries, quaint diners, and gourmet eateries featuring local produce and meat, to world class dining at the Inn at Little Washington only 10 minutes away. If you'd rather prepare your own meals, you can do it in your modern, fully equipped kitchen featuring granite countertops and new cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. Dining options on the farm range from picnics in the woods to romantic, candle lit meals on the dock or screened porch with views of the pond and the Blue Ridge.

Our new upscale Barn Loft features a modern kitchen with stainless appliances, soapstone counters, and slate floors opening into a great room with a Vermont Castings wood stove to keep you cozy in the winter. A large deck adds a very special outdoor room with magical views of the mountains, ponds, and pastures below. Two cozy bedrooms with queen and full beds welcome you after a day of hiking, swimming, or just relaxing. Ceiling fans in every room make the central air conditioning necessary only in the hottest days of summer. The Loft comes equipped with a laundry room and is easily accessible for those with physical limitations.

Finally, if you would like to fully experience rural life, you are welcome to help us with the many projects that farm living offers, from gardening to caring for our farm family of goats, horses, mules, chickens, ducks, guineas, cats, and dogs. We will make every effort to customize your stay so that your experience is memorable!

Friendly, well mannered, animal and people friendly pets are welcome. We are a non-smoking property.

Visit Cardinal Springs Farm on Facebook for additional photos and Listing 141702 for information about our historic Farmhouse. Special occasion packages--Wine Tasting, Birthday/Anniversary, Girls' Week-end, Yoga, and more, are available on request.

Keywords: Farm, Farm House, Cottage, Barn

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Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray

Originally from Texas (Andrea) and California (Steve), we consider ourselves 'refugees' from the Washington, DC suburbs, where we lived and worked for 18 years. We first visited Rappahannock County in 2002 for a retreat, and immediately fell in love with the Blue Ridge and all the area has to offer. After several years of looking at real estate, we bought the historic 130 acre county 'Poor Farm' in 2002 and began an extensive remodeling of the old farm house and barn. We also added ponds, roads, a dock, fencing, an orchard, extensive flower and vegetable gardens, and animals (2 mules, 2 horses, 11 goats, 25 chickens, 3 dogs, 5 barn cats, 20 guineas, 45 ducks, with more planned!). In 2010, we moved to our new home on the farm--a Virginia farmhouse with a big wrap around porch. And in 2012, we restored the old chicken coop and added chickens to our little menagerie. We also completed work on a new barn that includes a new 'Barn Loft' to accommodate additional visitors. Our farm is our little slice of heaven, and we feel blessed to share it with those who stay with us!

Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray purchased this barn in 2004

Why Andrea Wooten and Steve Ray chose Sperryville

The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia are one of the most beautiful places on earth to us! And Rappahannock County embodies values that we hold dear: close friends, strong sense of community, amazing commitment to conservation and stewardship of the earth, and a rural lifestyle that allows us stay in touch with ourselves and live our priorities. The area also has a vibrant arts community, world class hiking, excellent restaurants and inns, including the Inn at Little Washington, interesting shops, art galleries, and antique stores, and holistic medicine options. It is also close to Washington, DC and Charlottesville, Virginia, and a little over an hour to both Dulles and Washington Reagan airports. We could not think of a more ideal place to live and work!

What makes this barn unique

Our property is secluded, at the end of a lovely country lane only 5 minutes from the little town of Sperryville. It is a place where the star lit sky sparkles so clearly at night that you almost lose your breath in awe...where lush flower and vegetable gardens and views of the Blue Ridge feed our soul...where fish jump in the pond and the birds and frogs compete in a chorus...where the only sounds are those of nature. Our cozy, completely remodeled farmhouse provides an ideal place to relax and unwind, and our 130 acres of forest, pastures, and ponds provide endless hiking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, biking, and exploration opportunities. Our friendly farm animals will love and entertain you. If you are looking for a place to relax, unwind, and get away from it all, this is just the place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your hospitality over this extended Memorial Day week-end. We had a wonderful time relaxing, enjoying family, and getting to know all the friendly animals that share this beautiful farm with you. The Loft makes getting away to the outdoors a truly luxurious getaway too! Everything was wonderful and we will be back.
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Sperryville, Virginia

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bath with slate floors, all new. Tub/shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • Gorgeous views from both bedrooms. Sleeps 4 adults in beds. Can accommodate additional guests if young children and you bring bedding. If additional space is needed, we also rent our historic 2 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse. See
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Farm animals: mules, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, guineas, cats, dogs, fish, and more! Fire pit for roasting marshmallows and evening enjoyment. Lush flower gardens, prolific vegetable and herb garden, four ponds, and historic significance as the Rappahannock County Poor Farm established in the 1800s to care for indigent women and children whose husbands and fathers did not return from the Civil War. We provide basic toiletries and hairdryers for guests. Group and private yoga available.


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Serenity and Adventure on Historic Blue Ridge Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
Baltimore. Maryland

Beautiful barn home and property

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were fabulous and the hosts were attentive to every detail. Close to restaurants and the national park. The farm animals were the hit of our stay including the dogs, cats, mules, goats, ducks and chickens. Overall the trip was like an other worldly dream and I would go back in a heart beat

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Shenandoah for over 10 years and love the Sperryville area for its natural beauty, access to the Park and great hikes, as well as all of its conveniences (great restaurants, wineries, accommodations, shopping, etc).Cardinal Springs is truly a special place in that it is so close to Sperryville, but is absolutely a destination within itself. The setting is spectacular, with amazing views of Old Rag and the Cardinal Springs Farm property, which has ponds and rolling hills and animals galore, a huge bonus for us and ur two young kids! Andrea and Steve were incredibly helpful and so sweet to show us around and introduce our kids to all the animals. They helped us feed the animals and let our kids hold chickens and little ducklings- just 2 weeks old. Andrea also showed us where to collect eggs from the hen house and explained a lot about the hens; our kids were enthralled.This is an experience our children will never ever forget; they did not want to leave!

The Barn Loft was very comfortable (beds were so comfy) and had everything we could possibly need. We loved being able to use the fire pit to make marshmallows at night and being so close to the animals, we loved waking up to beautiful views of the mountains and being able to explore the grounds. We felt so comfortable and peaceful there.

We will most certainly be back. It really is such a spectacular place. Thank you Andrea and Steve for sharing this with us!

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Right when we pulled up to the barn, one of the farm workers was driving by. He greeted us with a huge smile. That set the tone for the entire weekend. Andrea, Steve, the farm worker all the animals made us feel very at home in this gem of a place. We were able to relax and breathe in the amazing country air. The barn is very close to biking, hiking and kayaking. It also is close to a handful of restaurants. And the kitchen is well stocked, in case you (like I) prefer cooking at home. Great distillery in town. Don't miss it. And don't plan much for the evening, as sitting around the campfire and staring at the stars is all you will want/need.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming accommodations with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

The Barn Loft couldn't have been any better for a weekend away! We had a blast and can't wait to come back again! Thanks for a wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, helpful hosts, great amenities, and in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and her parents enjoyed our cozy stay in the barn loft. It was the perfect getaway from DC with plenty of relaxing things to do both on and off the property. The landscape was picturesque and the farm animals were all friendly and enjoyable to be around. Andrea and Steve gave us great recommendations in Sperryville as well as hikes in the Shenandoah which we took advantage of. The back porch and bonfire pit have a spectacular view of Old Rag and the property's pond. Grilling, bonfires, walks, fishing, reading, and exploring were all fun activities. Just an overall perfect, peaceful, and quiet getaway for our family. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, comfortable and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The loft was very attractive and comfortable--beds were great. The property is beautiful and serene, and perfect for a family get-a-way. The animals were a treat for our year and half granddaughter!

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Washington Dulles (major) and Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
VA 231 FT Valley Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Thornton River Grill and Pizza

Yoga and other exercises classes are available 5 minutes from the farm and on site by request. Massage therapists will come to the house. The Inn at Little Washington is 10 minutes away, Old Rag 25 minutes.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Each adult over 4 per nt AU$31.86 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$44.6 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.3%

See VRBO listing 141702 for rental of historic Farmhouse on the property.
Extra $25 pp/per night each guest over 4, excluding infants.
Three night minimum on holiday week-ends and $285/nt. One night free with 7 night stay.
Second Pet fee is $50.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.