Our 18th century farmhouse is on a real working farm. Cows graze in pastures behind the Inn. Sequestered in one of the oldest historic areas of the country, we are a short (free) ferry ride across the James River from historic Jamestown & Williamsburg.
Agrarian by design, this area has been in cultivation since humans first began to plant seed.
We are an hour's drive to Richmond, to Virginia Beach, to Norfolk and less than that on the ferry to Williamsburg.
The farmhouse, while still on the working farm is far enough away from the comings and goings of the farm to provide a quiet, peaceful setting.
We traced the lineage and know all the inhabitants from the 1700's. A meditation teacher used it for a month to plan her year!
You may walk all over the farm and see the cows (Belted Galloways, or Oreos, & Angus), horses, heritage breed pigs and chickens. AND we have a blueberry and blackberry orchard too. Want to walk in the woods? Our farm is over 400 acres with 200 or so in cultivation, the other 200 are wooded.
Because we are a real, working farm, we stay pretty busy most of the time. You are free to wander around. If we aren't planting, harvesting, helping w the birth of an animal, collecting eggs or any of the 1000 chores we perform daily, we will be happy to answer questions!
If you want a more interactive experience, tag along on morning rounds. People have been farming here since the early 1600's. And before that the natives spent centuries calling this place home. You can just feel it...it is quiet, calm and country. And the people are very, very nice. It's a great place to walk, run, ride a bike, motorcycle or drive.
There is no public transportation in the country. Did I say you are in the country? But still close enough to Williamsburg to enjoy all the amenities. The farm is 13 miles from the ferry landing, truly in farming country. It is rural, but there is a grocery store, pharmacy and a few restaurants 2 miles away in nearby Wakefield, home of the iconic Virginia Diner. We don't have TV or wifi in the house, but that you can have that anywhere, right?
We are farmers, educators, lovers of nature, history, agriculture, animals and natural and healthy foods. Plus, Michael loves the taste of food produced on this farm, he swears it has so much more flavor than factory farmed food. Wait until you step inside the smokehouse...you can smell a hundred years of smoking meat.
|Zip Code: 23888|
|Nearest Airport||Norfolk International||40 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Hampton Roads Winery||7 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Virginia Beach||60 miles|
|Nearest Ferry||James River||15 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Virginia Diner||3 miles|
|Nearest Train Station||Petersburg/Richmond/Norfolk||45 miles|
People have been farming here since the early 1600's. And before that the natives spent centuries calling this place home. You can just feel it...it is quiet, calm and country. And the people are very, very nice.
Come and enjoy the peace and serenity of our farm and historic home- within close proximity to Williamsburg/Jamestown historical areas. Palmyra Inn circa 1745 was built by John Presson one of the first settlers in the yet to be formed Sussex County.
Many families have called this their home over the centuries, come make memories and feel the warmth of historic country living.
Luggage dropoff allowed
For guests' convenience when they have early arrival or late departure
Long term stays allowed
Allow stay for 28 days or more
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Great place to get away, amazing house!
Stayed May, 2018
It was such a privilege to spend the night in a home built in 1740, to stand on a worn stoop where so many have stood before.
Our son loved it and saw farm life. It is important to us for him to have a complete education. This definitely was it.
We explored everything from pigs to bees to strawberries to quiet time that is rare in our world.
Amy and Michael were wonderful and it was a joy to share a love of history and farming with them.
Stayed April, 2018
Thank you Susan! We now have two litters of newborn piglets!!! Let me know when you want to come out, they will be cute for quite a while so no hurry.
This is a GREAT historic (1700s) farmhouse that far exceeded our expectations. It was clean and well-provisioned, and felt a little like having privileged access to the cordoned off rooms of a historical museum.
For our crew, the beautiful farm was as fun as the house-- we loved the friendly horse in the back pasture and the opportunity to see newborn calves and piglets up close- and to taste fresh eggs and sausage!
Amy & Micheal were gracious hosts-- answering all of our emails and calls immediately despite the 24/7 demands of running their farm. Amy picked up on our daughter's fascination with the animals and gave her a private tour of the "chicken inn", letting her hold a brand new chick!
We spent our days in Williamsburg with the hoards of spring break tourists, and though the commute across the ferry back to this house took a while (45 minutes to an hour with the ferry wait and ride), it was well worth it for such a peaceful retreat. We can't wait to go back, and might skip Williamsburg next time in favor of full days on the farm.
Stayed April, 2016