With just a short drive remaining to where we planned to stay and house sit for our friends we took our time getting ready to leave. We broke camp and hit the road right after lunch and a few hours later we pulled in to their gorgeously green farm between Woodstock VA and Winchester VA.
We have stayed here before as long time readers may know and we really love visiting this beautiful farm which is adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park. With the Shenandoah River cutting through the middle of the property there is always something to see or do.
Before we actually arrived our friends told there was a change in plans and they wouldn’t be vacating the house. That worried us at first but after talking with them they told us they had retrofitted the basement into an “apartment” we could stay in where we could easily continue our social distancing. When we saw what they had done for us in the basement we were stunned and very happy to know we had a safe place to hide out for a while. Incredible friends! We even have a patio to grill on!
Their farm sits on a hill overlooking the Shenandoah valley and is nearly 100 acres in size. Just across the river is their horse barn where a tenant is currently living and caring for horses. The horses are always a joy to observe from our window view or on our front porch as they run and play down below in the Shenandoah Valley with the mountains as the backdrop.
We have no set plan for how long we will be here but we will certainly leave long before it gets cold. In the meantime we are enjoying our daily ritual of having morning coffee, breakfast and then a 40 minute hike down to the river and back. It is feeling a bit like groundhog day once again and hey, we have actually seen a few groundhogs!
I’ll leave it right here with a final picture of where we sit each afternoon for happy hour, cheers our friends!!!
NOTE: We are currently in the Shenandoah Valley near Woodstock Virginia until who knows when