The Spruce Creek Residence

nellysford, virginia
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
$885 - $1,033 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This 3 bedroom home is on a 17 acre farm near Nellysford has animals nearby and a large garden, plus a yoga studio in the house and plenty of space to play. There are Sonos speakers in every room of the house plus a wonderful vinyl collection. The full kitchen has a blender, toaster, coffee maker, panini press, waffle maker, and electric griddle. There is a hot tub which uses a chlorine-free system, Baqua Spa. The house faces southeast, so it does not get sunsets, but does have moon rises, truly special when seen from the upstairs balcony. During the summer there is a large garden where seasonal produce can be available, plus a herb garden for meals and a fun sensory adventure.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of toys and books for kids under 5 and is a great family space with a living room large enough for wheeled toys. A portable crib and baby monitor can be provided upon request. There is a range of all-natural toys to choose from including musical instruments. There are board games for older kids and adults. The outdoor space is fun: there is a bucket swing under a tree plus chickens for egg-collecting, and horses. Spruce Creek runs through the property (younger kids may need supervision) and there are walking paths throughout the woods. The sound of Spruce Creek can lull you to sleep.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights. The main stairwell has no stair gate. There are child locks on cabinets downstairs that have products with chemical ingredients. The owners ask that the house be shoe-less - shoes and worries are left at the door. There are ductless heating/cooling units in each room of the house. There is electric baseboard heat with individual thermostats in each bathroom for extra warmth in the winter months. Also, there is a wood stove in the living room that can easily heat the whole house in winter only. A manual and wood will be provided. There are steep steps on either end of the outside deck, and no stair baby gates. The hosts can provide trusted babysitter information. There is no cable TV but there is a smart TV with movie choices and a collection of DVDs to choose from. There are grocery stores with limited variety a short drive away and larger stores in Charlottesville, an hour away. Tesla/electric car charging capabilities available.

About the Location

The residence is a 5-minute drive from the town of Nellysford, Virginia. It is a rural location and car hire is essential. There are 2 horses, chickens, 2 cats, and a dog living on the property but none inside the house. A caretaker feeds the animals twice a day. Guests are welcome to walk around the property. Washington DC’s airports are a 3 hour drive; Richmond is a 2 hour drive and Charlottesville is a 1 hour drive. Local attractions include: Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake Sherando, Wintergreen Resort, a selection of local wineries and a variety of farmer’s markets, depending on the season. The area is a tourist destination for breweries and cideries with Bold Rock a mile down the road. There are walking trails that connect with the Rockfish Foundation path along the Rockfish river.

Accommodation Details

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2-story home is located on a 17-acre rural farm. It has a large open plan kitchen/dining space open to the living room with a full bathroom and laundry room on the ground floor. There are 4 rooms upstairs: a master bedroom with kingsize bed and balcony, a study, a yoga room with sofa bed, a kid’s room with twin-sized floor bed, and there is access to a back deck with grill, table and hot tub.

Style Notes

Rural Virginia home with modern and international accents. Colorful rooms mixed with traditional and modern furniture make this home fun and welcoming. The yellow kids room with soft rug and playful art is particularly warm. One of the key features to the home is its outdoor space. This is a wonderful place to enjoy the frequent visits from wild deer and birds, or look for shooting stars.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
1 twin / single
1 air bed
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Heidi R.
Member since May 21, 2015
Married in June of 2012, Heidi and Randy have been working hard to create a farm full of gardens, fruit trees/bushes, and love. There are chickens, two horses, two cats, and two dogs who reside on the farm. In November of 2013 a little baby Reed, aka Eloise, was added to the mix. Currently all the produce that is grown is used in the home kitchen as well as shared with neighbors. The farm is not certified anything, but everything grown is done so with a conscience. There are no insecticides or other chemicals used – spray free. On the farm the earth is treated with respect. We love our farm, but we also love to travel. As a family we have lived in Costa Rica and England for extended periods as well as traveled to other parts of Europe and all over the USA. We enjoyed hosting families so much we bought another house in a nearby village. The Batesville House has been a fun project full of love. We would love to host your family at either home.

Nellysford, Virginia

Mountain hikes and farmer’s markets

With mountain views, wineries and plenty of quiet hiking trails, Nellysford is a good base for a weekender trip from DC and a family stay in the countryside. Just off the main route to the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is a growing community with a regular seasonal farmer’s market and the Rockfish Valley Natural History Center, ideal for when wet weather impedes gentle trail hikes with the kids.

2 reviews

Emmy L.
Visited in October 2018
We had a WONDERFUL time at Heidi's home. My 3 year old was in heaven with the new-to-him toys and it was so convenient to be able to feed my toddler and baby at the table without lugging around a clip on high chair. The kids had a blast running around the property and seeing the horses and my husband and I were able to actually relax a little because the kids were so captivated by everything. All in all a wonderful long weekend that was genuinely fun for the entire family.
Rita H.
Visited in May 2016
My family went to visit the Spruce Creek residence for 5 days / 4 nights in mid May, and we were absolutely stunned at the beauty of the lush green farm. The house is quiet, clean and efficient, and boasts clean lines and excellent use of natural materials and decor. We have 5 children, 3 are under 3, and the house was comfortable for a family of our size. It had everything we needed and more and the children loved the outdoor space and animals, and didn't want to return to the city! Lots to do in the area, beautiful lakes, hiking, vineyards, restaurants, farmers market, etc. our hosts were wonderful in showing my children how to feed the chickens and horses etc, and explaining the edible plants from the garden. They were also gave us tons of space to relax and I left feeling centered and inspired.. Thanks for the great memories Reed Familiy!