More about our facilities and what we
The main building under renovation is our
former "Kid Barn". It was
previously home to thousands of
goats over the years, but you wouldn't
know that now! This 34 x 90'
building with attached covered 14 x 90 "concrete
patio" area (formerly the play area for
our baby goats!) is now an "Events Barn".
We also have a deck
adjacent to the patio.
The concrete floors provide easy access by wheelchair use. This building has
a kitchen with freezer, refrigerator,
large sink, electric stove and work space
for final food prepping. There are also
unisex bathrooms, and an additional
bathroom in the dressing area. The
'bride's dressing area' is an
adjacent 12x20 room. This room can
also be used for
small meetings, children's play area, or additional prep area for
kitchen if needed, and will be versatile
for other uses as well. (See
Dressing Room and Bathrooms Here) With quilts on the
couches and walls, the "theme" of this
barn is country casual. It can be
"dressed up" or changed with your
own decorations as you choose.
With windows and
leading out to the "patio",
the reception area can quickly be opened
or closed. We've
also reconfigured a former storage area
part of the barn and made it a small "back porch"
relaxing in our rocking chairs and comfy
benches and sofas! The deck is perfect for
watching the sunsets or dancing the
night away under the stars!
Rocking Chairs are popular!
enjoys the deck!
Our Events Barn also has a variety of
tables, chairs and other seating,
including casual couches for lounging
(all at no additional charge).
There is also a roll out dance floor
(also included at no charge)!
The six ceiling fans offer good air
movement on warm days and nights.
Tiny decorative lights adorn the
ceiling, along with other full lighting
that can be dimmed or turned off
completely to allow the ambiance of
the decorative lights that glisten like
tiny stars in the sky!
Candles and/or lanterns can easily hang
from the beams and fenced enclosure
around the patio.
The patio and deck area gives your guests a chance
to stand or sit under the stars and enjoy
the view of the beautiful Blue Ridge
Mountains and Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive
in our “back yard”!
We strongly encourage
carpooling and shuttle service to/from
local lodging areas. Overflow parking is available in nearby
In addition to the
Events Barn, we have a Garden
surrounded by more gardens. The pavilion
has a 10'x14' roofed area at each
end, and guests can be comfortable sitting in the
shade on the sofas. The
center has a lattice covered pergola with
silver vine, clematis, climbing hydrangea
and wisteria. The garden around
the pavilion features a fountain, more
seating, a fragrant Southern Magnolia, roses and a
variety of other plants. It also has
a a number of feeders to accommodate our
diverse bird population (including our
summer resident hummingbirds!). In late
summer and fall, the "walls" of the garden
here are smothered with morning glory in
full bloom in the mornings and on cool
days. Other climbing vines include
sweet peas, corkscrew vine,
clematis, jasmine, akebia and kiwi. Tiny decorative lights
adorn the pergola.
A rose arbor with
inside bench seating and raised flower
bed with climbing vines is another
popular spot for the evenings. Adjacent
to the arbor is a raised
platform/deck area with a romantic metal
gazebo...perfect for ceremonies or
There is ample outdoor area for
ceremonies or additional seating
throughout our gardens and orchard area.
We have a variety of gardens that
feature a wide diversity of plants.
You might be here in time to take in the
delightful scents of roses, magnolia,
jasmine, gardenia and more!
Different plants will be blooming
depending on the season! Late May
and June have a wide range of flowers
and shrubs in bloom. The annuals are in
full bloom in July and August. The
various vines are in full cover in
September and October, and the beginning of fall
color can be seen throughout the garden
and the mountain background. See our
“These are the hands of your best
friend, young and strong and full of
love for you, that are holding yours on
your wedding day, as you promise to love
each other today, tomorrow, and forever.
These are the hands that will work
alongside yours, as together you build
These are the hands that will
passionately love you and cherish you
through the years, and with the
slightest touch, will comfort you like
These are the hands that will hold you
when fear or grief fills your mind.
These are the hands that will countless
times wipe the tears from your eyes;
tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will help you
to hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you
strength when you need it.
And lastly, these
are the hands that even when wrinkled
and aged, will still be reaching for
yours, still giving you the same
unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”
Ceremony From Jeff and
Julena's wedding (right)
visitors tell us that our
combination of a garden setting
with covered areas in the Events
Barn provides the best of both
worlds for their outdoor events.
Whether sitting in a rocking
chair or garden bench in the
garden area and enjoying the
singing birds and fragrant
flowers, or dancing and partying
in the Events Barn, your guests
will enjoy the comfortable
country atmosphere and style!
An outdoor setting does present some
logistical problems as we adjust to and
accommodate mother nature's "whims
and fancies"! We do our best to help
you plan your events with this in mind,
and we have 'backup' plans always in
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