Well set up remodeled farmhouse with a small guesthouse. Neighboring cows are close by. Rustic kitchen was well equipped. Cozy with comfortable furnishings. Outdoor spaces included a barbecue/fireplace, hammocks and lots of seating. Great for a family with room to run or play sports. We spent our days touring Shenandoah National Park, an easy drive with great hiking and photo ops.
The house is nicely updated and modernized; pictures shown are accurate. Ryan and Jay thought of literally everything - binoculars, birding books, flashlights, Q-tips, makeup remover wipes, sensitive skin detergent (which I appreciated being allergic to Tide and the like), first aid kits, OFF, books, books, books, games, and the list is endless! Check-in was easy - they meet you at the house for a tour and instructions. The WiFi works great. There is no cell service, but there is a VOIP landline, if needed. This house is minutes from Luray proper, Shenandoah Park, Lake Arrowhead, and other attractions. This was one of the best (if not THE best) stay I have ever had anywhere! Do not hesitate to book the Modern Farmhouse!
Jay and Ryanne have remodeled an 1850s era farm house with all the modern conveniences that still retains its old-world charm. The pictures really don't do the property justice. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to do our own cooking (we brought all the ingredients for our meals). The master bedroom was huge with a big comfy bed and a TV with access to Apple TV and Netflix. I wish we'd had more than 5 days there because the house was also stocked with a bunch of books I'd like to read or re-read. The yard was huge and our dog Justin loved just lounging on the grass or playing fetch. You're only 5 miles from downtown Luray and plenty of restaurants and shops or 8 miles from the Shenandoah Valley National Park Thornton Gap entrance. We went every day and did some great hikes. Many thanks again to Jay and Ryanne for providing us with a wonderful place to spend 5 very tranquil days. We'll be back for sure!
This was perfect! Everything was in great condition and Jay really thought of everything you could possibly need for a weekend away! We really appreciated all the small touches like corn hole, tennis balls for the dogs, firewood and sticks next to the fire pit and so much more.
I will definitely be coming back in the spring. Even though its winter I can tell they have a beautiful garden.
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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