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Second Creek Farm near Spy Rock, Crabtree Falls and the Appalachian Trail

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 130 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Classic Virginia white clapboard farmhouse - on land farmed by the same family since 1864, with views of Spy Rock and Sugar Tree Hollow.

This century farm is situated on what is considered one of the most beautiful landholdings in the area. Native trout streams abound on the property - the pond is spring-fed, with a dock and adirondack chairs for sitting and relaxing. The farm house with its exposed chestnut beams, creamy white walls and yellow pine floors is quite simply amazing. An old hickory wood stove dominates the open living room and promises warmth on chilly nights. The kitchen with its vaulted ceilings, skylight and old fashioned pantry is sweet. Vaulted ceilings and large bay windows in the open master bedroom give things an open air feeling with views of the mountains and streams. There is even a clawfoot tub in the master bathroom overlooking the pond. White rocking chairs line the front porch and remind us of how uncomplicated things used to be in the old days.


Owner
Luther and Catherine Cash
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Luther and Catherine Cash

Second Creek Farm is owned by Luther and Catherine Cash and is one of the last remaining authentic mountain farms beside the Blue Ridge Parkway. Luther grew up on the farm as did several generations of Seaman's and Cashes. Second Creek was a thriving sheep and cattle farm (cows still graze there Spring through Fall) and there were always a few work horses and a milk cow in the fields. The barns are unchanged, in fact you can still see where 'Dolly' and 'Dan' ate their hay and where their harnesses were hung. Luther manages the farm and wildlife habitats.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Second Creek is one of those places where you can just feel the history. Boys in overalls helping Grandpa put up hay, cows resting under the sugar maple trees in the fields, hoot owls hooting at night from the top of the big pines up on the high ground. It is a place of perfect peace that is hard to describe.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 81 & 64
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Car: recommended

Off the Blue Ridge Parkway and around the corner from the historic State Trout Hatchery. Just across the farm's creek is the trailhead to the Appalachian Trail, Spy Rock and Crabtree Falls and some of the best hiking and trout fishing in Virginia. Several wineries are a short drive away as are a number of apple orchards and on-farm markets.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Montebello

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Lovely & bright large bathroom with pine floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , antique claw foot tub complete with view!
  • Lovely large bathroom with scrubbed pine floors, antique brass lighting and a pedestal sink. A washer and dryer too.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , Master bedroom w/ sitting area, bathroom & claw foot tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed , Single four poster bed window view of the pond
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen sleep sofa (Pottery Barn) in living room
  • The bedroom is open, airy and bright with huge bay windows, a separate sitting area, vaulted ceilings, exposed chestnut woodwork and hardwood floors. There is also a half bath and ample closet space in addition to an antique claw foot tub perfect for long, view inspiring soaks.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Second Creek Farm near Spy Rock, Crabtree Falls and the Appalachian Trail
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
5

Cozy and private - beautiful views and hiking destinations all around.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here! The house is well maintained and very eclectic. The farm and gardens and pond were all fun to visit; just strolling around the grounds was an adventure. We hiked Spy Rock, Crabtree Falls, and St. Mary's Falls - all offered unique experiences and adventure. Star gazing at night is a must out here in the open space away from city lights and surrounded by mountains. This is ideal for a couple or a single family (couple+young kids) stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our second visit and still incredible!

  • 5 of 5

A year ago my Husband and myself visited Second Creek Farm and absolutely loved the sweet little house and the quiet, tranquil farm setting. We decided then that we would bring our two boys, ages 16 and 12, to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with each other. We left all devices at home and headed to Montebello. It was an incredible weekend. The boys loved it and didn't even mind being without technology. We hiked to Spy Rock, we swam in the pond, we hung out with Shirley, Ben and Tom. We had cook-offs in the well supplied kitchen. We ate on the porch, talked, laughed, played a game of cards and watched the cows. The boys invented a game to play together without arguing. A miracle!! We roasted smores and read by the fire. My older son turned to me as we were packing to leave and said "Wow, Mom. This was actually really fun!". Couldn't believe it!! My younger son tried desperately to take Tom the cat with us and vows to live on a farm like this some day. Thank you Luther and Catherine for yet another fantastic stay. You have gem here and we will be back!! Truly love Second Creek Farm. If you are thinking of visiting, by all means, do not linger any longer. Go!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our Family

  • 5 of 5

Second Creek Farm is in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Close to lots of excellent hiking and the scenic Blue Ridge parkway. The nearby swimming holes are picturesque. The house itself is open, clean and cozy. Our 4 year old and 1 year old loved the house and property. Great location for those wanting to spend a day in Lexington during a stay. Lots more I could mention! We would return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great early summer visit to Second Creek Farm

  • 5 of 5

Second Creek Farm exceeded our already high expectations. We adore the property! The house itself worked well for our family. We grilled on the patio, read books on the front porch rocking chairs, slept well in cozy beds and enjoyed watching the cows graze across the field. Our daughter loved giving attention to Tom the cat, Ben the horse and Shirley the donkey. We enjoyed the nearby Crabtree Falls hike and fish hatchery. We would love to return in the fall. Beautiful house on a picturesque farm. We loved it!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2nd time was fantastic - again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Second Creek--and once again we did not want to leave. LOVE this place, and we're already looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous perfect place for a real getaway

  • 5 of 5

We adored our stay in this well appointed charming farm. You barely have to leave -- my daughter fished, canoed, played with a cat and a donkey, roasted marshmallows all on the property. But it is located at the center of wonderful hiking and swimming holes, all of which we enjoyed. Cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Montebello

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$249
From
A$313
Fri,Sat
A$1,874
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$319.83
Tax Rate 6.5%

Second Creek Farm is a working farm. Guests should be aware that as is the case with all working farms, farm equipment, tools, farm buildings are off limits. Farm animals are unpredictable and should be avoided. Dogs/pets are not allowed (as Shirley the farm donkey would be jealous). Use of the pond requires life jackets (guests must provide their own).

If the property is left as it was, the $250 refundable deposit will automatically be refunded 7 days after check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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