OVOKA FARM MANOR HOUSE STAY
About the Space
Our historic Farm is nestled on 700 acres of the Piedmont foothills. Your farm stay, in the stunning 1780s Manor home, lets you experience life on a working cattle operation. The home is decorated with period antiques, yet all modern comforts await you. Stroll the gardens, fields & forests. Fish in your private ponds. During your private farm tour, we'll meet the Wagyu and 4-wheel to the mountain top to enjoy the incredible views. Private Wagyu dinner, parking, and stables available. Wineries all around!
Located on 700 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our farm is steeped in Virginia history, predating the Civil War. The stunning Manor home, which was built in the late 1700s with additions added in the 1800s and renovated in 2014, has been lovingly and painstakingly preserved. Although the Farm is the most photographed and painted farm in the County and has been featured in many articles & on garden tours, until now, the home has never offered a farm tour and stay.
To embrace its historic character, this magnificent home has been decorated with period antiques, yet includes all modern comforts. Each bedroom has its own theme and unique decor — from the Fox Room to the Blue Room. The Master Bedroom's Turkish rugs and its adjoining master bath, decorated with a wall-sized Turkish mosaic, provides a comfortable, quiet place to rejuvenate. Take tea in the parlor and loosen up your rusty-fingers on the Steinway baby grand. Relax or jump on the computer in the reading room, paneled in original cherry wood harvested from the property. Whether you're sipping a fine Virginia bourbon in the Cherry Room circa 1830, enjoying a gourmet meal on the 16-person dining table circa mid-1700s, or chilling with a movie in the modern basement theater on comfortable, plush sofas, you will feel comfortable and immersed in a history few will ever have the opportunity to experience. The home's seven bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms accommodates several couples or a large family easily.
Private Farm Tour
Once you're settled in, we'll take you on your private farm tour to see our farm operations, meet our friendly Wagyu cattle, and 4-wheel to the top of the mountain to talk about the farm and our husbandry practices, while enjoying the most memorable views in the area.
After the tour, you're off to explore. Right in your backyard is the stone house where George Washington passed through while surveying nearby land in 1769. You may prefer to fish in the 6 ponds on the property that await your prize-winning catch (& release) or hike through the vast pastures & forests. For the cowfolks, join us to feed the cattle and tend to the barn animals. Come evening, enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace with a glass of local Virginia wine while watching the sunset over the Blue Ridge mountains. Weather & season permitting, the full-size pool, cabana, bathhouse, basketball courts, and gourmet outdoor kitchen with Italian brick oven is available for your use.
What to Explore
The Farm is close to Great Meadows for the Gold Cup, restaurants and shopping in Upperville, Marshall, and Middleburg, endless hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail, and more wineries than you could visit in a week. During your Farm Stay, we can arrange a Private Gourmet Wagyu Dinner with one of our Resident Chefs. You may never want to leave, and we'll count the days 'til your return!
Note: In order to ensure your safety and that of our animals, only the guests on your registered farm stay may stay and/or enjoy the amenities on the farm during your stay.
Farm Tour Agreement
ATTENTION: Please be aware that we are a working farm—be sure to look for and obey all signage regarding parking, pathways, and areas to which the public does not have access (it’s for your safety!). It is very important that you read ALL info regarding visiting and the rules on your Farm Tour. Your safety and the safety of our animals & staff are very important to us—please respect all rules and posted signs when at the farm. We appreciate your cooperation & patience!
When you arrive we'll go over farm rules, but please note that pursuant to Virginia law, we must notify you that:
Under Virginia law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity. Chapter 64. Agritourism Activity Liability. § 3.2-6402. Notice required.