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Our 1850s solid brick farmhouse. A true southern, wrap-around porch.
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7 reviews
Our 1850s solid brick farmhouse.
A true southern, wrap-around porch.
Flat screen with Apple TV for Netflix movie watching.
Master suite lounge. Perfect for board games, a glass of wine or a book.
Full working kitchen with every thing you need to host Thanksgiving or just make toast and coffee.
Socialize with the cook from the 19th century farm table.
Custom built soapstone and heartwood pine kitchen sink.
Shoes and jackets live here. Grab an umbrella if you need it.
Get cozy with a friend and some coffee.
A fold down desk for working on your novel.
Master bath with custom vanity and soaking tub. Antique tiles from a Richmond Virginia estate.
Extra towels and linens are just a step away.
Mid century style living room, perfect for lounging and playing cards.
The Danish modern recliner is the best corner for reading and drinking coffee.
Half bath, powder room with laundry. Antique sewing cabinet converted into a lovely sink.
Energy efficent LG washer/dryer combo.
The Writer's Cabin is the 3rd bedroom with Queen convertible sofa.
The view out of the writer's cabin. Perfect for quiet work.
Lake Arrowhead, right down the road.
Beautiful gardens with native plants.
2 acres of land gives plenty of room to enjoy.
Large BBQ and fire pit.
At night, this is where we sit by the fire and watch the stars.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Luray, Virginia

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Lynn S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful and charming retreat!”
Reviewed 18 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My daughter was married in Luray at the wonderful Khimaira Farm. Families rented cabins in the area and our family stayed in this amazing 1850s farmhouse. By far, it was the best of the bunch and it far exceeded our expectations. The owners have provided everything you may need from condiments and spices (and s'more supplies) in the kitchen to books, games and outdoor toys for the kids. The bathrooms are fully supplied with toiletries and there is a wash machine. A nice touch is that there is a free landline as we were out of cell phone range. In addition there are TVs with Netflix and Apple TV and speakers to hook up your music. The combination of old and modern was done very well. The writer's cabin was homey and has a beautiful view out of a large window. Due to the nature of our visit, we were basically just there for sleeping so we were unable to use the outdoor fireplace, but we did enjoy the amazing flowers and landscaping. Our only regret is that we were unable to really enjoy all the amenities because of the wedding (which was wonderful, too!) Even my teenage son suggested we come back when we can have a more leisurely visit. It you can afford it, a stay at this farmhouse is well worth the money!

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Liked best: Charm of old and new mix
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jena H
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Staying at this beautiful farmhouse was delightful!”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Staying at Ryanne and Jay's beautiful farmhouse was delightful! Our outdoor activities were somewhat curtailed by lots of snow, but the house is so comfortable and stylish, we didn't mind staying in.

Every room is thoughtfully curated and blends the charm of an antique farmhouse with modern conveniences and mid-century decor. As a former antique dealer, I loved looking at all the little touches they have incorporated into this house. There are European tiles and old brass faucets....and a spectacular soapstone kitchen sink.

The grounds looked amazing, even covered in snow....we can't wait to come back and see all the perennial gardens in bloom.

Ryanne and Jay were friendly and helpful, giving us lots of information so that we could explore the area, even with our limited time. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone....and it would be great for a family gathering.

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Liked best: Beautiful, comfy house with modern conveniences.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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johnindc8...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Live the modern comfort in a country setting!”
Reviewed 5 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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If you’re looking for a fun getaway just a short drive from Washington, DC (or Charlottesville) at the foot of the Shenandoah, we highly recommend renting this beautiful home. It’s not only close to the park entrance to go hiking in the Shenandoah, but it’s also minutes from Luray Caverns and Shenandoah River spots where you can go canoeing or kayaking.

Imagine having a country getaway but with all the modern conveniences of home! We really enjoyed our stay at Jay and Ryanne’s beautifully restored farmhouse. We spent four nights relaxing, cooking, and watching movies during a snowstorm. The house has nice fast wi-fi throughout, and the master bedroom’s large flatscreen is equipped with Apple TV and a Netflix account.

But if you like reading, there’s tons of fun fiction, non-fiction, magazines and children’s books to enjoy, too. You could curl up under a large window in the second bedroom, luxuriate in the super comfy master bedroom’s King bed or find plenty of nooks downstairs or on the porch. And the main bathroom is equipped with a lovely, deep tub -- perfect for soaking after a long hike. The house stayed warm and dry during the all day snowstorm, as did the small cottage which is set up as a separate suite with bed and TV and a full wall window with a great view of the nearby mountains.

It’s evident that transforming this farmhouse was a labor of love. It’s very tastefully decorated, featuring recessed lighting, hardwood floors and many windows to let in natural light. We cooked delicious meals in their well-equipped kitchen and enjoyed them around the big wooden table while watching the snow fall. When the next day became warm and sunny, we soaked up the rays lounging in the Adirondack chairs that line the back porch and daydreamed about returning in the late spring or summer with a group of friends for a big picnic around the outdoor brick grill. (Or even to sleep under the stars when the weather is warmer.) J

ay and Ryanne were responsive and gracious hosts, and pointed out the area’s attractions. They even arranged to have the drive plowed when it snowed. We can’t wait to return to this lovely Virginia farmhouse!

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Your age range 35-49
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