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Old Rag View Horse Farm With Log Lodge and Treehouse

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Old Rag View Horse Farm With Log Lodge and Treehouse

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

6 bedrooms6 bathroomsSleeps 16

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOld Rag Mountain12 min drive
  • AirportCharlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle)50 min drive
  • Popular LocationStony Man53 min drive
  • Popular LocationRose River Falls64 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Old Rag View Horse Farm With Log Lodge and Treehouse

Family-friendly vacation home in Madison
Chestnut Oak Farm is a luxurious western-style lodge retreat on a 90 acre horse farm near the base of Old Rag Mountain. The lodge was constructed in 2009 using granite blocks from the farm and huge Virginia pine logs in a western style of rustic elegance. The lodge is surrounded by decks and porches to take in the magnificent view over Hidden Valley, Old Rag Mountain, the farm's twin ponds, and the horses grazing in the fields. The lodge is equipped with a Chef's Kitchen, huge dining room (we have seated sixteen), double-sided fireplace, baby grand piano, screened porch, and covered porch. The main lodge house has three Master Bedrooms, and two other large bedrooms with a shared bath. Downstairs is a walkout game room with foosball, ping pong, bar, and a fire pit/movie pit with 52' screen TV. The outdoor 8 person hot tub is steps away, overlooking the pond.

150 feet down the hill below the pond is the 'Guest' Treehouse. The treehouse is a cedar sided two level cabin-style house which sleeps six, with full bath and kitchen--and an optional fire pole exit for the adventurous. This treetop aerie has to be seen to be believed!

The farm has a small herd of horses and one alpaca, Mike. We have hiking trails on the property. A fantastic network of both gravel and paved roads fans out from the farm for incredible short and long distanced cycling routes. Or you can leave the farm to hike the incredible local trails or fish the local streams, or visit some of the local wineries or organic farms. We are 35 miles from Charlottesville, and 82 miles from Washington DC.

Caretakers live onsite and can help out with questions, firewood, directions, and even with provisioning if desired. They are happy to arrange spectacular custom-guided trail rides from a local stable in the surrounding mountains--even overnight camping trips.

Keywords: Farm, Horsefarm, Estate
Guest accommodations at this vacation home feature patios.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Richard Smith

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Internet access


  • 6 bedrooms


  • 6 bathrooms

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Things to do

  • Winery tours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


  • Sleeps 16
  • Unit size: 4400 sq ft (409 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Old Rag View Horse Farm Log Lodge Treehouse Madison
Old Rag View Horse Farm Log Lodge Treehouse
Old Rag View Horse Farm Log Treehouse Madison
Old Rag View Horse Farm Log Treehouse
Old Rag Horse Farm Log Treeho
Old Rag View Horse Farm With Log Lodge Treehouse
Old Rag View Horse Farm With Log Lodge and Treehouse Madison

About this area


This vacation home is located in Madison. Gadino Cellars and Early Mountain Vineyards are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Shenandoah National Park and Thorton Gap Entrance Shenandoah. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Old Rag Mountain - 12 min drive
  • Stony Man - 53 min drive
  • Rose River Falls - 64 min drive
  • Dark Hollow Falls - 71 min drive
  • Rapidan Camp - 75 min drive

Getting around

  • Culpeper Station - 35 min drive
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) - 50 min drive


  • Graves Mountain Lodge — 18 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Short Getaway
Great spot. There are a few stink bugs, but very manageable. Fun place fora family.

4/5 Good

Bucolic getaway
This is a large, modern log home with all the amenities; It is located on a horse farm with Beautiful views of the surrounding farms and mountains. Good for big families. There are a lot of art objects throughout the house that I had to move away from our inquisitive toddler. Located a few minutes away from Shenandoah National Park with lots of hiking opportunities .

5/5 Excellent

Great Escape
Our group had a wonderful time at this property, which was spacious and had areas for just about any activity. The area is very secluded and off the main road with no cell reception, so plan ahead to have your directions printed or pulled up on your phones - especially if arriving after dark. The horses and alpaca are lovely and you may find them grazing in open areas around the property, so be sure to keep gates closed if the property manager has left them that way. Kitchen is well equipped (two dishwashers, regular and wine fridge, coffee pot and percolator for big groups, basic spices, etc.). We didn't use the tree house, but it is such a unique addition to the property that kids and adults would love to stay in. House has gas a charcoal grills and a smoker if you're into BBQ. For planning sleeping accomodations, there are 4 bedrooms in the main house with ensuite baths (2 kings, 1 full/queen, and 2 twins), and then a 5th room with 2 twins and 1 full/queen that does not have a bath. Then the tree house has 6 twins/bunks and a full bathroom and kitchenette. Highly recommend this property - we will be back!

5/5 Excellent

Magnificent House!
As previously stated, the pictures are not able to do justice to this wonderful home. Firstly, the wifi is excellent for those of you who are working from home during the pandemic. The kitchen is so much fun to cook in and the hosts have stocked it with such abundance that it is quite breathtaking. The home is filled with beauty from the furniture to the sculpture to the architecture. We had the blessing of experiencing 2 snowstorms while we were there and Danny the caretaker took good care of us. The hikes nearby - especially White Oak Canyon are stunning. We slept well, played games, made fires, and cooked up a storm. Richard, the owner was also endlessly helpful. We cant wait to come back!!

5/5 Excellent

One of the few that's better than expected
Group of close friends had a great time staying in the wonderful main house. Kids loved being independant and staying in their 'own house'. Hot tub was wonderful and the owner should include a picture of it. No picture makes one think that perhaps it's not the best. There are a fair number of stink bugs and other critters who appear now and then. If you're a total scaredy-cat who absolutely can not deal with bugs and nature, this might not be the place for you; but I'll take stink bugs over flys or mosquitos anyday. They are the most benign of bugs in my opinion.