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Linwood Home -1800's Secluded Farmhouse located at the base of Garr Mountain.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath farmhouse on 100+ acres, nearest neighbor 1/2 mile away

Remodeled in 2014. 1800's farmhouse located in Madison County, Virginia. Sleeps 9. Three new bathrooms and a kitchen. Master Bedroom (1-King) first floor has full bathroom with a walk in shower for two. Three bedrooms upstairs (1-Full, 1-Queen, 3-Twins) Two full baths upstairs(1- Bath/Shower, 1-Shower). Pack n Play for babies and toddlers. High chair. Baby Gate. Baby Monitor. Some toys. Kitchen has new appliances and is stocked. Kitchen seats 6 (4-table, 2-bar). Dining Area seats 8. Family Room has reclining leather sofa and loveseat. DVD player and 32' flat screen TV (only has local channels)Netflix available. Sun room seats 4. WiFi available. The front porch has four seats and a porch swing. Propane Grill. Two Outside tables and 8 chairs. Fire Pit and four chairs. The home is located at the base of Garr Mountain on the eastern side. The sun sets early.

Enjoy the peacefulness of this property. Enjoy hiking the deer trails on the property, hike to the top of the mountain and enjoy the views, explore the small streams on the property. Property has many black walnut trees. Animals seen on the property - Angus Cow, Deer, Wild Turkey, Black Bear, Squirrel, Fox, Coyote, Ground Hog, Bald Eagle. Bring your bike and ride the country roads.

More Details

Jan Henshaw
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Jan Henshaw

I was born and raised in Madison County. I have worked at my family's business for 20+ years as the bookkeeper and secretary. I also help with the family beef farm that surrounds the property and manage the Linwood Home. I have been married for 14 years. We have two children. I am a strong believer in feeding my family natural, fresh & organic food. If you are interested I am happy to prepare meals for you and your family during your stay! Please contact me about pricing.

Jan Henshaw purchased this farmhouse in 1987

Why Jan Henshaw chose Madison

The home was purchased in 1987. In 2006 it was sold for retirement. The property went into foreclosure and my family was able to obtained the property in 2012. We decided to make the home a vacation rental because we enjoy escaping to the property and we feel that others will too. We are continuing to make improvements to the property.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Linwood Home is a peaceful and relaxing escape from today's fast pace. The only sounds you will hear are the birds and wildlife. Enjoy gazing at the stars at night. Grab a book and read on the front porch swing. Sleep peacefully while the rain hits the tin roof.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is beautiful and it has everything you need.(the kitchen is amazing well equipped. It felt like home! All the rooms are very clean , new and bigger than they look in the pictures. The outside porch has a swing and amazing views. We arrived on freezing Friday night and It was super nice because the house was warm and Jan left a welcome note and a pumpkin cake :) She was very nice from the beginning, helping us find plans for the weekend and giving us tips to make the most of the house. The area is great; Shenandoah is very close if you like hiking,you can see a lot of different animals! If you come from a city, you will be pleased with the beautiful environment, the mountains and the fresh air, it is worthy! We are looking forward to come back in summer and try the barbecue! :)
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Madison

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 (Upstairs) - toilet , shower enclosure , This bathroom is adjacent to the bedroom with the 3 twins
    Bathroom 2 (Upstairs) - toilet , bath with shower , Upstairs in hall
    Bathroom - Master Bath (Downstairs) - toilet , shower enclosure , Walk in shower for two, bathroom adjacent to the master bed
  • Bathrooms remodeled in 2014
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom - Master Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot , Downstairs, Pack N Play for Baby or Toddler
  • All Bedrooms are air conditioned and have electric baseboard heat. A pack n play with a sheet is available for babies and toddlers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
20 minute drive to hiking at Old Rag Mountain, White Oak Canyon Falls. 15 minute drive to Early Mountain Vineyard, Prince Michel Vineyard, DuCard Vineyard. 10 minute drive to the Farmer's Market on Sat. mornings at Hoover Ridge. Hoover Ridge also has hiking trails, picnic pavilion, Frisbee golf.


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Linwood Home -1800's Secluded Farmhouse located at the base of Garr Mountain.
average rating of 4.967742 based on 35 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Clean and Secluded Wonderment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many vacation rental properties in the U.S. over the past several years. The binder of brochures, menus, maps, suggested activities, restaurants, hiking trails, etc. is THE most complete informational binder we have ever seen at any property that we have rented. A lot of thought went into it. Also, the owners are the best communicators we have ever encountered. So many owners try to make renting their home a passive investment, spending as little time/effort engaging with renters as possible. Such owners do not wish to become friends with their renters, and keep themselves at arm's length, monitoring things by remote control or through an impersonal management company. Jan is the polar opposite; she initiated contact with us while we were there, just to ask if we needed anything. That was a first. The accommodations were perfect. Due to family scheduling conflicts (family members from three different states meeting there for a mini-reunion), we could not stay there long enough to appreciate all that is offered in that corner of the world. We enjoyed historic downtown Culpeper, Monticello and Montpelier, but didn't have time to spend elsewhere, including the Shenandoah National Park. From the driveway and back porch we spotted deer and wild turkeys and immensely enjoyed the firefly show during the evening hours (something folks out West rarely see).

As other reviewers have mentioned, the place is spotless. You won't find a crumb on the kitchen floor or a hair in a bathroom or bedroom. The pie in the fridge that awaited our arrival was a very nice touch. The owners provide all the "stuff" that other owners provide, but then go over the top to provide items we have never been offered before, such as new toothbrushes, in case a guest packed too quickly and forgot his/her own. And we have never visited a rental property where there are offered three ways to make coffee: two drip machines, one French press and even a percolator (only my generation likely knows what that even is).

Courteous-- the owners most certainly are! Jan didn't "beat me up" or even remind me, when I texted her for a last-minute restaurant recommendation, that the information binder pretty much covered them all. Later, when I delved into the binder and saw the restro info, I felt foolish for asking her, but she didn't make me feel that way.

What would we change about our experience? Only one thing: our itinerary, so that we could have stayed there much longer!

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James, wow! Thank you for the amazing review! You all were the most amazing guests. So friendly, respectful and tidy. Thank you for helping with the linens, that was a nice surprise. Please visit again!
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Frederica, DE 19946

Our Stay in Madison with Jan

  • 4 of 5

House was well-maintained, with an old home style, and the owner went way beyond our expectations to make our stay a pleasant experience. The interior of the house was nice, with everything in good working order. Weather was not ideal, but we can't control that.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Quiet and peaceful. Deer, turkeys and a groundhog entertained us.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and timeless oasis! Seclusion at its best!

  • 5 of 5

This is a true gem! If you're looking for quiet seclusion and a trip back in time, this is the home for you! A beautifully restored historic home with all the modern comforts. The owner has thought of everything to accommodate larger families.

We can't think of a single thing that would have made our stay more comfortable. Affordable and spacious home in a prime location. Beautiful!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate, spacious, charming home with every amenity!

  • 5 of 5

The Linwood home was a perfect VRBO rental for us, while staying in Madison for my son's wedding. The house was large, spotless, and contained all amenities anyone could ask for! The master suite was #1 top notch! Only negative I heard was that the twin beds were somewhat uncomfortable. Thanks so much for the great stay! Only regret: it rained the entire time we were there, precluding us from doing some of the planned hikes/exploring. It POURED on the wedding day...can't control mother nature, unfortunately :-(

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lorton, VA

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Linwood Home is comfortable, spacious, and meticulously clean. The beds and bedding is comfortable too. The surrounding farmland is beautiful, and excellent for walks and visiting wildlife. The host has thoughtfully accommodated the home. We had everything we needed to relax while we were there, including a delicious pie! We greatly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
24.7 Miles
(CHO) Charlottesville, VA
Nearest Barpub
3.6 Miles
Pig N' Steak
Nearest Golf
15.1 Miles
Green Hills Club
Nearest Train
21.1 Miles
Amtrak Station - Culpeper (CLP)
Nearest Motorway
1.9 Miles
North Blue Ridge Turnpike (231 North)
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Mountaineer Cafe, Pig N Steak, Madison Inn, Deli
Nearest Ski
38.7 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
41.7 Miles
Lake Anna State Park
Car: necessary

In the heart of Virginia, where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet gently rolling hills lies The Virginia Piedmont. A region rich in natural beauty, American history, farmlands, quaint towns and inns, wineries and fine dining, the Piedmont is less than an hour’s drive from Northern Virginia/Washington D.C., Fredericksburg or Charlottesville.

Follow scenic roads through expanses of farmland, orchards and horse farms bordered by centuries-old stone fences. Walk the main streets of the region’s historic towns and villages, and explore the restaurants, from casual to elegant, the galleries, antique shops and other stores. Sample Virginia’s award-winning wines at the many vineyards of the region. Early Mountain, DuCard, and Prince Michael Vineyard are all within ten minutes of Linwood Home.

Visit the Shenandoah National Park. Hike the White Oak Canyon Falls and Old Rag Mountain. (only a 20 minute drive)

Relive American history as you walk the trails of Civil War battlefields, visit the home and 2,700 acre estate of President James Madison in Orange County and visit numerous other historic sites.

Bring your canoe enjoy the Rappahannock and Rapidan rivers or enjoy a leisurely afternoon of fishing on the Rose or Robinson.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$137.22

This home is non smoking but you may smoke outside as long as cigarette butts are properly disposed of. You must be 25 years of age to rent this property. Linens provided at no additional cost. 5% Occupancy Tax and Cleaning fee of $100 will be added. No security deposit required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.