About The Barn at Galleywinter
A rustic and beautiful space in the upper level of our barn is perfect for the single camper, couples, or families. We have a single bed made of birch and locust and have additional bedding available for larger groups. Tucked under a big east facing window, we have a desk/table for your breakfast or morning tea. It's also a perfect spot to sit and do a bit of reflecting or writing.
Galleywinter Farm is a 20 acre working horse farm with an organic garden and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Our whole farm fosters a sense of connection with nature, deep restfulness and relaxation. Explore our woods trails, beautiful spots to sit, or observe the horses. Our yoga and mediation studio with its gorgeous smooth wood floors offers serenity, a space to sit, stretch, or join a yoga class.
Galleywinter is a perfect place for a quiet getaway, great hiking trails just 4 miles away - guests have easy access to George Washington National Forest, Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are also close to many local breweries, restaurants, good grocery stores, art & antique shops. Great for folks wanting a quiet getaway, also access to unique social experiences.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Accommodation provided: Cabin
- Check in after: 1PM
- Check out before: 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 2 months out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at The Barn at Galleywinter
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Oh wow. Galleywinter!
The Barn at Galleywinter is one of the coolest places we've stayed at.
It's located just a few miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and is a great jumping on or jumping off point for those looking to access the southernmost part of Shenandoah National Park. Also within really close distance is the George Washington National Forest and the Appalachian Trail. Not into hiking, no worries, there are several local breweries around. If that's not your thing either, this place is the perfect spot for a quiet retreat where you can spend time in nature and just regroup alone with a book or a sketchpad.
The host, Gail, is one of the kindest, most heart-centered people we've run into while field scouting. She showed us around her property and we thoroughly enjoyed just spending time with her. She's takes a minute to think before she answers and we found that to be a breath of fresh air in what feels like a really fast-moving world.
As for the property itself, it's just gorgeous. There's a nicely groomed gravel drive (look for the Galleywinter sign at the entrance to the property) that's lined with mature trees and short rock piles. Follow that road all the way on up to the barn and then allow yourself to slow down, if just for a minute to fully take in what you're about to experience: a beautiful barn that is rustic and yet extremely clean and well-kept. The farm itself is an actual working horse farm and even has it's own organic garden. We found the property to just "feel good in our bones." The barn itself was uncluttered and appealing with hard-wood floors and cool books and things to look at (like a couple of animal skulls!). The space was obviously well-loved and well-cared for. There's a single bed in the barn but Caroline and I chose to sleep on the bed that was made up for us on the floor. Though the barn was unheated and temps dipped into the thirties, we were warm under the wool blankets and comforter that Gail provided. We slept peacefully under a shroud of true darkness (no streetlights anywhere) and woke feeling rested and eager to start the day.
And start the day we did, with coffee and tea already laid out for us with a kettle of water as well. We like our coffee strong and trust us, it was delicious.
Almost forgot to mention the yoga studio! There's a studio on the premises which was heated and had lots of nice natural light. Gail said classes happen twice a week and instructors can be brought in by request for yoga or massage.
We highly recommend this place and are already eager to return. If you're anywhere near Afton, Virginia, consider this site. Even if you're not, put it on your radar and make a point to visit. We'll be back for sure.
Gail and Morgan were simply the best. They made us feel at home as from the first minute
FOOD: They were very open to welcome us at their table. Served breakfast and we had dinner with hem. Pricing very reasonable. Food delicious and super healthy fresh from the garden.
LOCATION: close to nice wineries & breweries, and wonderful hikes! Gail and Morgan will help you find the best spots.
BARN: Beautiful!!!! It's a single bed but they gave us a wonderful mattress! Provide thee ,... They have a shower and bathroom in the house! Everything is super clean!!
This place was incredible and my two daughters really loved the magic of the farm and horses! We had our own yoga session led by Gail's daughter and she was great! Morgan was our host and she was so friendly and warm. She also recruited my girls to help with the horses and have them great information about taking care of them. We slept better than we can remember in the barn. I am sad that we did not meet Gail since she was such a great communicator and created such a serene and wonderful place. There will definitely be a next time!