Elmo's Rest
Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains family farm vacation rental in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Bedford, Virginia
(540) 586-3707

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Farm rental rates and seasons

The family vacation farm operates all year. Rental rates for the large farm house are:

Weekly $500.00 for 2 and $50.00 for each additional person or pet.
Winter week-end getaway, $250.00 for 2 and $25.00 for each additional
person or pet.

The rental week runs from 3 pm Monday until 10 am Monday.

Week-ends run from Friday am until 10 am Monday, January thru March, and other times not rented for the week.

Accommodation details

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 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. Three of the bedrooms each have 2 double beds, one bedroom has 2 bunk beds (4 beds), and another bedroom has a single bed and a baby bed. The house also has a living room, dining room, 2 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, phones, TV's, 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. The farm house is not accessible to handicapped persons.


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 is located a -mile from the nearest dwelling. It is 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, in the snow-covered hills of Winter, there is a time for you to relax or be active. The property boasts 3 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 7 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. On the farm is Peaks of Otter Winery which makes "Fruit of the Farm Wine." Nearby you can find fast food and gourmet restaurants, and within a hour's drive you can find:

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.

Additional information

For more information or reservations, mention U.S. Resort and Cottage Registry and:
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phone (540) 586-3707.

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