Elmo's Rest is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, at the foot of the Peaks of Otter. In the early 1900's, Elmo Johnson and his wife Freddie lived and raised their family in the house. They planted their first apple tree in 1919. The secluded home is in the middle of 250 acres of orchards, lush pastures, and shady woods. It's located 1/2 mile from the nearest dwelling. It's surrounded by the animals that you would expect to find on a self-sufficient farm of that era. Animals include cattle, horses, burros, dogs, cats, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, and turkeys.
From the first blossom of spring, to creek wading in summer, to the last crisp apple of fall, to the snow-covered hills of winter, there is a time for you to relax or to be active. The property boasts three ponds for fishing, creeks for wading, 'deer' trails for walking and hiking, and wonderful rolling land for cross-country skiing.
There are breathtaking views in all directions for viewing or photographing. The home is seven miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and seven miles from the National D-Day Memorial. The Peaks of Otter Winery which makes 'Fruit of the Farm Wine' is located on the farm. Nearby, you can find fast food and gourmet restaurants.
The rambling 19th-Century farmhouse is furnished as if someone stepped out in the 1930's or 40's, yet it has all the modern conveniences of home. The farmhouse is completely furnished to
accommodate groups, families, and couples. The home has five bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. Three of the bedrooms each have two double beds, one bedroom has two bunk beds (four beds), and another bedroom has a single bed and a twin baby bed. The house also has a living room, dining room, two bathrooms, and plenty of porches for sitting. The fully-equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, dishes, and pots and pans.
The home also has a washer/dryer, phone, TV, and a VCR. Linens and towels are provided.
The property has a children's playhouse, barbecue grill, horseshoes, and a seasonal farm store. It also has creeks for wading, and ponds for fishing.
Controlled pets and smoking are allowed.
AND you might want to hunt for the famous Beale Treasure.
Area attractions within one hour's drive include the Peaks of Otter Winery, making 'Fruit of the Farm Wine'; Johnson's Orchards, over 200 different varieties of apples; the National D-Day Memorial - Bedford lost more men per capita than any other place on D-Day; Smith Mountain Lake with 500 miles of shoreline fishing, boating, swimming, and outfitting guides; Appomattox Court House, where the nation reunited; Center in the Square: Roanoke's culture star, featuring museums and galleries; Lexington, with the George Marshall Library, W+L, Lee's Tomb, and more; Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's Summer Home; Lynchburg: home of the Bateaux Festival on the James River; Bedford Museum, Dixie Caverns, VPI, Natural Bridge, Jefferson National Forest, Booker T Washington National Park, Holy Land (USA), world-famous Beale Buried Treasure, and much more.
Elmo’s Rest Rates:
$139 per night for two guests (minimum stay three nights)
$12 per night for each additional guest or dog
$250 deposit required to book dates.
$50 Cleaning Fee
25% discount on stay of 7 or more days
Plus 12.3% Sales and Lodging TaxGet the full listing »