This place was great. Update kitchen, and really nice furnishings in the house. It is located perfectly right next to the Robinson River for fishing. I would suggest, however, that you take Mr. Dear up on fishing the private part of the river. It is well worth it as the Robinson was heavily fished by others while we were there.
All in all, the place is an incredible setting for the perfect getaway. Also, if you live in Richmond, its a really easy drive to get up there.
The cabins at Rose River Farm are amazing!! The pictures don't do this place justice. We went for a weekend getaway to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We enjoyed the tranquility of Madison county, the cattle grazing by our mountain view cabin, the quietness, hearing water rushing nearby. Douglas Dear has constructed these yurts to fulfill all of your needs. We didn't go fishing but chose to travel about an hour to enjoy the breweries on Nelson 151. We can't wait to return!!
We recently spent two very enjoyable nights in the Mountain View yurt with another couple. Our yurt was most comfortable and well-appointed with everything we needed. Was even more attractive than the online photos.
Our intention was not to engage in fly fishing as much as to just enjoy the peace and quiet of Madison County. The sound of the river/stream babbling/rippling; the sight of the black Angus grazing and drinking wine around the outdoor fire under the dark, star-filled VA sky was just the relaxation we were looking for. We read, walked, drove to Little Washington for lunch and wine-tasting...all good!
If and when our NV-living fly-fishing son finds the love-of-his-life we think renting all of the Rose River Farm yurts for a guys outing before the wedding would be perfect!
Like everyone says, we too had a great weekend at the pond yurt on RRF. First timers and will def return. Trout fishing was impeccable and Gary was an excellent - and I do mean EXCELLENT- guide and a friendly fellow. Monarch butterflies were in migration with 1-2 passing the cabin every 2-3 minutes. Awesome. Happy with everything.
> I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Rose River
> Farm. Very beautiful, very relaxing. We loved the cabin. And, oh yeah, I had
> a great time fishing - bass, bluegills and some great trout.
> We leave in the morning, but I have a feeling we will return.
> Thank you!
> Joe and Sharon Laspina