Country Farmhouse Getaway

Farmhouse in Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, VA, Monterey, VA
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Maximum Guests
    9
  • Bedroom(s)
    4
  • Bathroom(s)
    2 full, 0 half

Description

Enjoy the charm of a country farmhouse in the Bullpasture Valley, where a taste of the country life is right outside your door. Depending on the season, experience making hay, pressing apple cider, harvesting vegetables, gathering eggs, or making maple syrup. The Bullpasture River offers catch and release fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout and smallmouth bass, wading, swimming, and other outdoor fun. Vance's Country Guest House is cozy enough for two and spacious enough to sleep nine. Amenities include a full kitchen, dining room, living room, two full baths (one with jetted tub), propane heat, ceiling fans, and screened porches.

Owner/Manager



About The Owner

Nancy and Robin Vance will make you feel right at home at Vance's Country Guest House. Robin has lived on the Bullpasture River all his life and is a wellspring of information on local history. Nancy grew up in Union, WV, graduated from Concord College in Athens, and came to Highland County in 1982 for her first job as an elementary school librarian. Thirty years later, in 2012, she retired from that same job!
Nancy and Robin thrive on the country life. They raise a garden every summer, and when February rolls around you'll find them busy tapping trees and making pure and delicious maple syrup. They live only two miles from Vance's Country Guest House.

Location

Address: 2149 Bullpasture River Road, McDowell, VA 24458, USA
Zip Code: 24458
Nearest AirportIngalls Field, Hot Springs, VA44 miles
Nearest GolfThe Homestead, Hot Springs, VA44 miles
Nearest RestaurantMonterey, VA12 miles
Nearest SkiThe Homestead, Hot Springs,VA44 miles
Nearest Train StationStaunton,VA40 miles

Additional Location Information

McDowell is located in eastern Highland County, in the western highlands of Virginia. Vance's Country Guest House is just two miles south of McDowell, a rural mountain community. A pristine Civil War battlefield is just east of the village, where Confederate and Union soldiers clashed in May 1862. The Highland County Museum, also in McDowell, is a destination for genealogy and local history research. The Highland Wildlife Management area is two miles from Vance's Country Guest House, where hiking and hunting are available to the public. Fishing is also an area attraction in clean mountain streams. In Monterey, 12 miles west of McDowell, visitors will find shops, two restaurants, a swimming pool, and a weekly Farmer's Market during the summer. Regionally, skiing, snow tubing, and summer activities are available at Snowshoe Resort in Pocahontas County, WV, along with Cass Scenic Railroad and the Green Bank Observatory. Bath County, VA, to the south, boasts The Homestead Resort where skiing, golf, and other resort activities are available. To the east, the historic city of Staunton, VA is less than an hour away.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Farmhouse
Bedroom(s)
4 Bedroom(s), 9 Sleeps
Baby Crib: 1
Full: 3
Queen: 1
Twin / Single: 1
Bathroom(s)
2 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 2
Jetted Tub: 1
Location Type
Mountains
River
Rural or Farm
Themes
Away From It All
Family
Historic
Access & Parking
Secure Parking
Popular Amenities
Balcony
Clothes Dryer
Linens Provided
Telephone
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Indoor Features
Alarm Clock
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Heating
Iron & Board
Jetted Bath Tub
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Screened In Porch
Stove
Toaster
Outdoor Features
Fire Pit
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Charcoal Grill
Outdoor Grill
Picnic Table
Pond
Porch / Veranda
Entertainment
Books
Games
Activities & Adventure
Bird Watching
Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Hiking
Photography
Scenic Drives
Sight Seeing
Walking
Wildlife Viewing
Nearby Attractions
Churches (2 miles)
Festivals (12 miles)
Historical Sites (3 miles)
Library (12 miles)
Museums (2 miles)
Restaurants (12 miles)

Additional Property Information

Robin's great-grandfather built this house in 1885, and his father was born and grew up here. Nancy & Robin acquired the property from Robin's aunt and uncle in 2004 to keep the farm in the family and preserve its rural setting. They began work on the house in 2010 with a dual goal of restoration to preserve the historic integrity of the structure and renovation to provide modern comfort and convenience. Now, with renovations complete, folks can once again experience the peace and contentment of a country home.

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $150 - - 1 Nights -

Fees, Taxes, Deposit

TypeTypePriceCharge Type
Damage/Cleaning DepositRequired $75One time
Highland County Lodging TaxRequired 5%One time
Virginia Sales TaxRequired 5.3%One time

Policies

Check in: 12:00 / Check out: 16:00
Payment options
Cash, Checks
Additional Info
Generally, the house will be ready for guests by noon on their arrival date. Guests are expected to leave by 4 pm on their departure date.
Cancellation Policy
Travelers who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will get back 100% of the amount they've paid. If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they'll get back 50%. Otherwise, they won't get a refund.
Suitability
Pet Friendly: No
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: No
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Military discount: No discount
Weddings & Corporate events: No

11 Reviews

Country Farmhouse Getaway
Great Place

This was just what we needed. Great time to relax and slow down.

Stayed July, 2020

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Wonderful Farm House!

Loved this farm house! A genuine farm house, beautifully restored with lovely antiques. A fully equipped kitchen with all the conveniences. Peaceful, scenic!

Stayed November, 2019

Country Farmhouse Getaway
Relaxing farmhouse in Highland County

This house is a spectacular find for families and those wanting to get away from it all! Beautiful views of the mountains in every direction. House is tastefully decorated with a mix of antiques and modern farmhouse bathrooms. Our kids absolutely loved the rare chance to collect eggs, milk the cow, gather vegetables from the garden, and feed the horses with Robin. Great hosts who have thought of every detail!

Stayed August, 2019

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A Unique and Completely Wonderful Experience

This lovely and perfectly decorated 19th century farmhouse provides an inviting setting for getting to know the Vance family through the generations, as photos in each room inform the visitor of the persons who once called this place home. What makes a visit here especially delightful for families with children or grandchildren is the opportunity for hands on experiencing of farm life, including milking a cow, gathering eggs from the hen house and vegetables from the garden, holding baby chicks, pumping water, ringing the dinner bell, and feeding fish in the pond. Hostess Nancy has even provided, for guests to enjoy in the house’s library, a beautifully photographed and written children’s book about the workday of Red the dog, who still greets guests alongside his human friend, Robin. The hosts are as kind, friendly and generous with their time as any we’ve encountered anywhere: this is a real wonder and Highland County, the least populated county east of Mississippi, is a hidden, glorious, and uniqueness rural treasure.

Stayed July, 2019

Country Farmhouse Getaway
2nd Year Staying and Perfect

Everything you need - great get away from the electronics.

Stayed November, 2018

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Blissful

Robin and Nancy are such great hosts. So kind and welcoming. We went there for our mothers 60 year birthday. And she couldn't ask for a better way to celebrate.
My 6 year old daughter loved helping around the farm, feeding the fish, chickens , horses. She had so much fun. My 2 year olds loved watching their favourite old Mac Donald come to life!
Watching the moon rise, sitting by the fire, playing with Yoda, staying on on a rainy day while monarchs fluttered by, birds chirped and roosters crowed was simply blissful.
The house itself was so well appointed with antique furniture including a fully equipped kitchen.
Overall it was a great stay and we cannot wait to come back

Stayed August, 2018

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Quite Country Comfort

My friend and I loved our stay at the Vance home! We felt so safe and comfortable all weekend. The peace of the country is something city girls need every now and then and this place had it! Coffee in the morning on the porch was the best. We couldn't have been happier with our stay.
Thanks Nancy & Robin for hosting!

Stayed August, 2018

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Vance Family Farm

Our extended family stayed at Nancy & Robin Vance's farm home while we visited Highland County for a wedding. What a stroke of luck to find their place with a vacancy for our dates! Their home is beautifully restored, immaculately kept, and a real working farm. The grandsons enjoyed helping with the chores (feeding chickens, cows, horses, and collecting eggs) and we all enjoyed learning about the history of the area, as well as the Vance family history on that land. Robin was a pleasure to talk with as he generously shared his time and knowledge. I would highly recommend a stay at the Vance Country Farmhouse Getaway!

Stayed August, 2018

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Serene, cosy, fun: there’s something for everyone at Vance’s Country Guesthouse!

We enjoyed our stay very much - the peaceful surroundings, breath of fresh air, farm animals, and cosy house. The house is tastefully decorated and well maintained. The Vance family takes pride in their family history which is brought to life through photographs and antique furnishings.

We are grateful to Robin for showing us around the farm, how to milk cows, and raise chickens. Our daughter really enjoyed collecting (and counting) the eggs. We took long walks and jogs along the surrounding country roads. A dip one evening in the cold water of the stream nearby was super experience!

A suggestion which might help to improve the traveler experience: leave some space in cupboards and drawers, in the bedrooms and the kitchen, for guests to store their belongings. All in all, a great experience for a family with kids.

Stayed August, 2018

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Kids loves the farm and adults love the history.

Hi Nancy and Robin,

It was such an amazing experience to spend the long weekend at your place.
I hoped the kids would enjoy the farm experience, and Robin has just made it so way more than we expected. They loves all the animals, especially chicks and Yoda (very friendly cat), saying that their dream job is now a farmer!
We also appreciate how well the house is maintained and impressed with your family story which is well expressed with well-renovated house and lots of antique furniture. We are honored to be witness of your family story and be a part of house history.

Anyway, thank you very much for everything, including the delicious cake you gave us on the table. Although we are leaving US for Japan, we wish to come back to your house sometime in the future. I wish all the best for you.

Stayed May, 2018

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