A distinctive historic farm and modern home available for an exclusive rental experience. An ideal combination for an active/social getaway with your family, friends or business colleagues, explore its 110 private acres with its trails and activities
The original part of the house (log cabin) dates back to the 1700's and is the second oldest structure in Madison County. The house was completely restored in 2005 adding a new addition that houses a large modern kitchen, and 3 full baths (over 3,800 sq ft). The house has all the modern conveniences including wireless internet and direct TV so you can stay connected, but the house has maintained its unique historical charm to include its wide hickory planked floors, log cabin rooms with stone fireplaces, and hand crafted wood work throughout the home. The house even offers a "pub" room that's great to enjoy a drink while playing darts or cards after a hard day of outdoor activities. There's also a game room building in the back with a commercial quality Foosball and Shuffleboard tables. Additionally, there is a dry sauna (use at your own risk and follow instructions provided in the welcome book). There are five total bedrooms along with a Sunroom that closes off with a king sized comfort sleeper. There are 15 total beds and can sleep up to 18 if there are five couples. The breakout as follows:
a. Downstairs (2 rooms), bedroom 1 has queen bed and the Sunroom has a king sized comfort sleeper (no springs) sofa.
b. Upstairs (4 rooms)
-Yellow room, king sized bed
-Green room, king sized bed
-Brown room, queen sized bed and 4 twin beds allows for another couple room or kids
-Bunk room, 3 bunk beds, 4 are doubles and 2 are twin
The owners have great connections in the local community with Civil War Historians, musicians and even a private Chef who can be engaged to provide entertainment and support during your stay. Chef Aubree is a favorite of many who has several fixed course menus to choose from (at a fixed price per person) or she can work with you on a custom menu. Additionally, she can provide augmented support to your cooking team by the hour.
Please note hosting intimate day events during a rental are done by exception and will involve additional fees and depending on size of group most likely require renting a port a john. Set up and tear down of tents etc must be done during the rental dates. Renters must use only insured companies for any catering or any other support/service provided. Events require a "3 Day minimum rental as local companies do not pick up tents and port a johns on Sunday's which then requires extending the rental to Monday.
Have complete use of house and grounds to include use of the outdoor sauna (use at your own risk, please follow instructions in welcome book) and fit pit. Indoor fire place can be used during winter months, wood is supplied. There are also bicycles that can use (use at your own risk). Note that there is a whole house back up generator just in case!
Our care takers Delores and Bill and Son (Wes) live locally in the event of any additional support or questions. Their phone is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). Wes' cell number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Farm is located six miles from Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. Many historic places to see including the homes of James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Several vineyards just minutes away.
Basic rule is to leave the house and grounds as you found them with the exception of the laundry (sheets and towels) and trash. A detailed brochure will be sent upon booking. It contains all the important information on house use along arrival and a departure checklist. The house is on well and septic system so please observe the associated guidelines .
From the Rental Agreement:
CHECK-IN TIME is AFTER 4 P.M. EST AND CHECKOUT is 11A.M. EST. Early and late check-in can be coordinated if scheduling permits.
This is a NON SMOKING unit.
PETS - PETS are permitted with prior approval and additional fees applies. All pets must be controlled at all times. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees and taken off your security deposit. All pets must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations. Heartworm prevention is highly recommended. All pets are to be treated with Advantage or similar topical flea and tick repellent three (3) days prior to arrival. Fleas and ticks are very rampant in this area and can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets. All items above are the sole responsibility of the pet owner. The cabin owners assume no responsibility for illness or injury that humans or pets may incur while on the premises.
•No damage is done to unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
•No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
•All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in aluminum covered trash can (keep animals out) and soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned.
•All rubbish from food preparation and cleaning plates needs to be placed in trash and not flushed down kitchen sink
•The keys are left back in the lock box.
•No long distance phone charges during stay
•All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
•No linens are lost or damaged.
•Check-in or early/late checkout must be coordinated.
•Parking along and on driveway on the grass is ok.
•The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), the local law enforcement, or the security company employed by My Community.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – The maximum number of guests is limited to eighteen (18) total persons. An additional charge or $20.00 per person per night for guests in addition to Ten (10) will be assessed. Hosting day/evening parties with additional guests must be coordinated and will incur an additional fee.
RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice.
FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.
PARKING – On driveway or on the grass in front of the picket fence on either side of the driveway
USE OF SUPPLIES – Guests can use coffee, spices, cooking oils, condiments in refrigerator additionally, guests can use either charcoal or gas grill, charcoal is located in the Spring House (immediately behind the house) along with appropriate utensils. Paper towels (1) and toilet paper are provided.
FIREPLACES – The fireplace is a non-vented propane gas log fired firebox. Please do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the fireplace. Fireplaces are turned off from April 15-October 15; they are not operational during this time of the year.
WATER AND SEPTIC – This house is on a well and septic systems. The mineral content in the water is high. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. All rubbish from food preparation and cleaning plates needs to be placed in trash and not down kitchen sink. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the septic system, you could be charged damages of up to two hundred dollars ($200).
STORM POLICY/ROAD CONDITIONS – No refunds will be given for storms. County roads can be curvy and steep. Gravel drives are well maintained; however, we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months. We do not refund due to road conditions.
NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the farm, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit bath towels or linens to be taken from the house. The modest laundry and bath cleaning fee is primarily for those items, beyond that the renters agree to leave the house the grounds as they found it. A departure checklist is hanging by the key and cell phone table in the Kitchen and also the information book
EXCESSIVE TRASH REMOVAL – The property does not have regular trash removal service given its remote location and thus must be taken to a transfer station after each party departs. Excessive trash is defined as trash that exceeds the amount that can be placed in the three trash cans next to the spring house or the weight of those three cans exceeds at total of fifty (50) pounds for a 3 night stay(URL HIDDEN)
This house is privately owned and is being operated by Whippoorwill Manor Farm, LLC. Neither the owners nor Whippoorwill Manor Farm, LLC are responsible for any accidents, injuries or illnesses that occur while the Renter or guests of the Renter are on the premises or using the facilities. Neither the owners nor Whippoorwill Manor Farm, LLC are responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the Renter or guests.
By signing this agreement, the Renter confirms that they are over the age of 26 and they agree that he/she is assuming all risk of harm arising from their use of the premises and facilities, and the Renter will hold the owners and Whippoorwill Manor Farm, LLC harmless from all damages or expenses which may be incurred by the Renter or guests of the Renter during the period of dates selected.