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Private Farm Retreat, Original 2br Farmhouse, Mtn Views, 20 Mins C'ville

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Farmhouse Surrounded By Mountain Views 15 Min From Airport

Charming, peaceful & cozy this two bedroom farmhouse is set among stunning blue ridge mountain views and located on a property strewn with walking trails, friendly grazing horses, and its own banks along a crystal clear mountain river. Please your senses with fresh air, spring water, vibrant gardens, pebble walkways, and happy clucking chickens. Though it may feel like you are stepping back in time, this lovely setting is completely up to date with modern amenities including hdtvs and wifi. The home offers two large, beautiful bedrooms - one upstairs and one down. Each features a top of the line queen mattress with high quality egyptian cotton linens, oriental rugs, fine furniture, and restful seating areas. Located only fifteen minutes from the charlottesville airport and thirty minutes from the university, picturesque River Rock Farm is also close to many area vineyards, breweries, event venues and provides an easy gateway to the blue ridge parkway. This unique location is not only close to Charlottesville, but is also only 45 minutes from Harrisonburg and James Madison University.

The downstairs bedroom with queen bed and tempurpedic mattress topper has its own heating and cooling unit separate from the rest of the house, operated by remote control. The french door opens out to a small patio in the back garden. Its full bathroom has a shower/tub combination and a full compliment of luxurious bath towels. This bedroom has a 42' flatscreen tv with directv.

The second bedroom located up a flight of original 1800's stairs is full of light, looks out over the gardens and fish pond and showcases a four poster bed. This bedroom has a small half bath with a fantastic view of the back pasture and the mountains beyond. If you open your windows at night you will be treated in the spring and summer to the sounds of the pond's waterfall and the singing of frogs.

The full kitchen downstairs is open to the living area so you can gather with friends/family while you prepare meals. You will find everything you need including fixings for coffee in the morning and fresh eggs from the farm's chickens. The dining room is just adjacent to the kitchen and has the capacity to seat 6. Just off the kitchen is a full bathroom with shower/tub combination - full size washer & dryer are located in this bathroom. Serving as the entryway to the house, the living room is also the heart featuring the wood stove, a comfortable couch, chairs, and a 42' flatscreen tv with directv. Put your feet up, unplug the kids and relax.

Outside you will find a lovely garden, a grape arbor, outdoor grilling and dining areas, a plethora of outbuildings and barns, walking trails through the fields, the woods and down to the river. The horses will greet you, the chickens will check you out and the goats will wander over to inspect. Don't worry, they're all fenced. In the summer, our guests have access to our pool and poolhouse located about 500 yards away. You may also find blackberries, raspberries, apples, peaches, pears and cherries - depends on your timing. No matter what time of year you visit, you will always find warm hospitality, a star filled night sky, and fresh eggs.

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Jill and Christie Reed
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Jill and Christie Reed

A University of Virginia Wahoo transplanted from Baltimore, my passions are the outdoors, animals, and experiential education - I combined all when I purchased this small farm.

Jill and Christie Reed purchased this farmhouse in 2004


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Dyke

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 murphy bed , 4 poster bed, attached 1/2 bath, 3/4 mattress in closet
    Back Bedroom, 1st floor - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 1st floor bedroom, 4 poster bed, attached bath, sleeper sofa
    Cabin- Seasonal - 1 double bed , Separate cabin, double bed, walk to bath, available May-Oct
  • Queen Beds, Charisma sheets, new linens/towels/duvets, fine furniture, oriental rugs.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning


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Private Farm Retreat, Original 2br Farmhouse, Mtn Views, 20 Mins C'ville
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

Perfect rural getaway

  • 5 of 5, wonderful hosts, lots of fun for kids on and off the farm!

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a 5-night stay at the farmhouse at River Rock Farm in July 2018. The farmhouse is charming, comfortable, and very well-equipped. Extra friends joined us and stayed in the Cowboy Cabin for a night. We enjoyed a dip in the pool on hot days. The pool and pool area were also charming and well-stocked. My children loved watching the koi pond and seeing all of the animals. The whole property is lovely.

We felt warmly welcomed by Christie and her whole family (including the friendly dogs!) from the start. Fresh farm eggs and other staples were a nice welcome.

This is our new favorite place to stay near Charlottesville and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peacefulness amidst the bucolic panorama, comfortable farmhouse, and warm, welcoming hosts!

  • 5 of 5

What a respite this getaway was during UVA graduation weekend! It was actually a relief to come back to River Rock Farm after the busy graduation festivities in Charlottesville. The drive out to the farm is beautiful, and soon after we arrived, we were greeted by Christie, her sons, and their friendly dogs. We loved seeing all the animals on the farm: sheep, lambs, horses, chickens. We loved the fresh eggs that our hosts left in the fridge for us. The farmhouse was comfy, and perfectly appointed with everything you might need, from the kitchen to the bedrooms and baths. Our adult son loved sleeping in the little out building, listening to the frogs croaking. What a retreat from his life in LA! We walked to the river with our new furry friends, Jack and Pippa. We went out at night to see a blanket of stars in the dark sky. We sat out on the porch and enjoyed a sudden rainstorm. We went wine tasting at some nearby wineries. We were enthralled by the beauty of the sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the upstairs balcony you can see how beautiful the farm is; the koi pond, the grape arbor, the fire pit area, the horseshoe pit, and the farm animals in the surrounding pasture. This felt like a real getaway vacation rather than just a place to stay for graduation. We were 7 in our party. Thank you Christie and Jill, for a wonderful family memory!

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of a kind experience

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here!! The property is amazing and our two four legged furry tour guides were the best! Our dog loved farm life and really enjoyed being able to follow the owners two dogs all over the property, including in streams and a natural swimming pool. You have all the privacy you need/want! This was the perfect place to come and relax at after a long hike or a long day of touring! This is the only place we will stay on our next trip back to VA.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect springtime retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect long weekend at River Rock Farm. The house is cozy, comfortable and well appointed. We spend the weekend enjoying the farm's animals, beautiful grounds and outdoor patio and fire pit. Christie and Jill are wonderful hosts and take great pride in this wonderful farm. The property is close to may vineyards, hikes, downtown Charlottesville, Monticello etc. One of our most enjoyable VRBO stays ever! Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, inviting, peaceful ... ahhhh!

  • 5 of 5

This is our place to stay when visiting Charlottesville hence forward. We so enjoyed the property. Perfect! Thank you, Christie, for sharing your slice of heaven and gentle welcome :)

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, CHO
Nearest Barpub
9.4 Miles
Bonefish Grill
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Birdwood Golf Course
Nearest Train
16.5 Miles
Charlottesville, VA
Nearest Motorway
23.4 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
9.4 Miles
Bonefish Grill
Nearest Ski
28.7 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
191 Miles
Virginia Beach, VA
Car: necessary

We are 28 minutes (16 miles) from the university of virginia; 36 minutes (24.3 miles) from monticello; 25 minutes (16.2 miles) from the shenandoah national park and skyline drive; 50 minutes (38.2 miles) from harrisonburg and jmu; 10 minutes (4.8 miles) from blue ridge school, 23 minutes (13.6 miles) from the foxfield races; 34 minutes (20 miles) from barboursville winery and ruins; 9 minutes (5.2 miles) from the glass house winery in free union, va; 30 minutes (19.2 miles) from early mountain vineyards; and 17 minutes (9.4 miles) from target.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse around the Dyke

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$69 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$137.88
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$413.64

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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