Farm & Country stay!

Farmhouse in Virginia, Hampton Roads, VA, Williamsburg, VA
5/5 ( 3 Reviews)
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Maximum Guests
    6
  • Bedroom(s)
    3
  • Bathroom(s)
    1 full, 0 half

Description

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?

Owner/Manager



About The Owner

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.

Location

Address: 8401 Birch Island Rd., Wakefield, VA
Zip Code: 23888
Nearest AirportNorfolk International40 miles
Nearest BarHampton Roads Winery7 miles
Nearest BeachVirginia Beach60 miles
Nearest FerryJames River15 miles
Nearest RestaurantVirginia Diner3 miles
Nearest Train StationPetersburg/Richmond/Norfolk45 miles

Additional Location Information

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.

Accommodation, Features

Property Type
Farmhouse, 1,500 sq. ft.
Bedroom(s)
3 Bedroom(s), 6 Sleeps
Queen: 2
Twin / Single: 2
Bathroom(s)
1 Bathroom(s)
Combination Tub / Shower: 1
Location Type
River
Rural or Farm
Themes
Away From It All
Budget
Family
Historic
Romantic
Rustic
Tourist Attractions
Access & Parking
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Parking Off Street
Popular Amenities
Air Conditioning
Clothes Dryer
Deck / Patio
Dining Area
Fireplace
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Indoor Features
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Dishes & Utensils
Dishwasher
Freezer
Hair Dryer
Heating
Ice Maker
Internet
Iron & Board
Kitchen
Living Room
Microwave
Oven
Pantry Items
Refrigerator
Stove
Toaster
Outdoor Features
Bicycles
Courtyard
Deck / Patio
Lawn / Garden
Outdoor Furniture
Porch / Veranda
Entertainment
Books
Games
Activities & Adventure
Bird Watching
Boating
Cycling
Eco Tourism
Fishing
Hiking
Kayaking
Outlet Shopping
Photography
Scenic Drives
Shopping
Sight Seeing
Walking
Wildlife Viewing
Nearby Attractions
Cinemas (25 miles)
Historical Sites (5 miles)
Library (5 miles)
Live Theater (25 miles)
Museums (5 miles)
Outlet Shopping (25 miles)
Restaurants (3 miles)
Theme Parks (25 miles)
Water Parks (25 miles)

Additional Property Information

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

Availability

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Rates

-Nightly rateWeekly rateMonthly rateMin. StayChange-over
WeekWeekend
Rate summary $200 - - 1 Nights -

Policies

Check in: 14:00 / Check out: 12:00
Payment options
Paypal, Cash
Policies
Rates: $150.00 per night for two guests (1 bedroom)
$175.00 per night for three - four guests (2 bedrooms)
$200.00 per night for up to 6 guests (3 bedrooms)

Deposit will be required for reservations.
Check-in is 2:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 pm, unless otherwise agreed.
Cancellations within 48 hours of check-in will be charged 50% of rate.
Cancellations within 24 hours of check-in will be charged 100%.
No smoking in residence. Pets have to be pre-approved. Pet deposit will apply, as well as an additional dog-hair cleanup charge up to $125.00.

The Inn has three bedrooms for guests!
Additional Info
Farm kids always take their shoes off before they enter. Our wood floors love stockings and bare feet. Pets need prior approval (must be well behaved, cleaned up after, and will add to the cleaning fee).
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations within 48 hours of check-in will be charged 50% of rate.
Cancellations within 24 hours of check-in will be charged 100%.
Suitability
Pet Friendly: Some pets, please inquire
Smoking: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rentals: Yes
Seniors: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Military discount: No discount
Weddings & Corporate events: Yes

Farm & Country stay!

Great place to get away, amazing house!

Stayed May, 2018

Farm & Country stay!

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.

Farm & Country stay!

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

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Last update: 14-Sep-2019 19:57

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