Get away from it all in a historic farmhouse on a 20-acre farm with beautiful sunrises over the Blue Ridge Mountains and experience rural tranquility at its finest. Visit and feed our alpacas and donkeys, enjoy the neighbors cows and horses, or take a stroll through the apple orchard. Beautiful house built in 1790 with antique furnishings, yet all the modern conveniences, including renovated baths and central air conditioning.
Whether you enjoy hiking to waterfalls or tasting craft beverages, we're ideally located 15 minutes from Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, Staunton, and Interstates 64 and 81. An easy day trip to Charlottesville, the surrounding wineries, and Monticello. Enjoy the Shenandoah National Park, kayaking, fishing, hiking, antiques, wineries, distilleries, breweries, museums, theater, live music, and restaurants.
Melinda Kendall has always dreamed of being a “gentlewoman farmer” and owning a bed and breakfast. After years of visiting the craft beverage (wine, cider, beer, whiskey) producers of Virginia, she looked for a property in Shenandoah Valley, with views of the Blue Ridge.
She is busily planting heritage apple trees and is making cider, cyser (apple and honey), and mead as a hobby. Eventually Melinda plans to build a small tasting room and event center at the back of the farm.
A former corporate sustainability manager in the events industry, she brings interest in carefully managing the environment to her work here, with organic gardening, composting, recycling, and reduction in pesticide use.
We hope you enjoy this beautiful home and property as much as she does!