The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina are lush and fertile, and the sheltered valleys and huge, open expanses are dotted with generations-old farmhouses and lands. Families grow colder-weather fruits and vegetables and raise cattle, horses, goats, chickens, llamas, bees, and much more.
Staying in a working or converted farmhouses offers a unique experience for visitors to the Blue Ridge. Visitors can relax in the quiet and wander the breathtaking landscape, and in some cases they can experience the farming lifestyle by viewing or even participating in working Blue Ridge Mountains farms.
Box Holly Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Constructed in 1750, with additions in the 1800s, this house is located on a working farm with cattle, goats, hens, and honey bees. Relaxing country atmosphere, only a 10-minute drive from Scott Stadium and the University of Virginia. Close to wedding venues, wineries, and breweries. Beautiful views, especially in the fall.
Anna Valley Farm
Evergreen Rd, Louisa, VA 23093
Country getaway on a 220-acre working horse and hay farm with quarter horses and wild mustangs. Watch the trainers work with the mustangs, wander around the woods and open fields, and end your day by grilling on the back porch. Centrally located between several interesting towns and close to countless wineries. Pet-friendly.
Break Heart Road, Crozet, VA 22932
This ranch-style house is situated on fifteen acres of beautiful rolling hills that can provide a peaceful retreat or an adventurous vacation. The home is full of cottage charm, but with a decorator’s added touch. Take walks and enjoy creeks on the property, or drive on country roads to hike trails at several nearby parks.
Wild Rose Ln, Bedford, VA 24523
Country-style farmhouse in a quiet neighborhood near Bedford with magnificent view of the Peaks of Otter and surrounding mountains. Four-bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a large living area and dining room. Downstairs has sliding glass doors facing the mountains and a covered front porch. Outside is a large, level yard.
956 Spottswood Rd, Steeles Tavern, VA 24476
This vacation suite is on the second floor of a private farmhouse, accessed by a separate entrance. Enjoy an extraordinary sun room for tree-top views of the farm, gardens, pond, and distant mountains. See the wildlife habitats around streams and ponds; go fishing or row boating; and explore the woods, fields, and gardens.
Pine Knoll Farms Loop, Stuart, VA 24171
Rustic seven-room Guest House in a rural, bucolic atmosphere with a spectacular view of Bull Mountain, located on The Crooked Road, Virginia’s heritage music trail. Sleeps as many as six in two rooms upstairs and is wheelchair-accessible. Easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and several major music festivals seasonally.
274 Seaman Lane, Montebello, VA 24464
This classic white clapboard farmhouse is on decades-old family farmland. Native trout streams abound, and there is a spring-fed pond and dock. The house is airy, with exposed chestnut beams, creamy white walls, and yellow pine floors. Enjoy beautiful views through bay windows or from white rocking chairs on the front porch.
New Hope Road, Middlebrook, VA 24401
Beautiful farmhouse situated on hundreds of green acres populated by chickens, goats, horses, and cows. Enjoy free-range eggs and a private petting zoo, as well as opportunities for horseback riding lessons and trail rides. Fifteen minutes from downtown Staunton antiques, vineyards, restaurants, theater, and a farmer’s market.