Experience an unforgettable Blue Ridge Vacation near Washington, VA
Caledonia is a magnificent federal-style home on a 115-acre free-range cattle farm near the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive. Enjoy world-class dining at the Inn at Little Washington as well as hiking, canoeing, bird watching, horseback riding, and Civil War battlefields within driving distance of Washington, DC and Richmond, VA.
Located just outside Washington, VA, Caledonia Farm was built of native fieldstone in 1812 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is called Caledonia, the Roman name for Scotland, to honor the original immigrants to this area. With the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, the farm offers its guests a beautiful setting. Scenic pasturelands are surrounded by nearly two miles of stone fences. The federal-style home and companion summer kitchen were completed in 1812. The two-foot-thick stone walls and 32-foot-long beams have remained intact. Mantels and paneled windows are all original. Restoration was completed in 1965. This Virginia historic landmark is preserved in perpetuity by conservation easements.
Host Phil Irwin ran a bed and breakfast at the farm from 1985 until he passed away in 2020. The summer kitchen guesthouse, which was one of the B&B suites, is now renovated and offered as a vacation rental. A minimum booking of two nights is required. A listing for the vacation rental can be viewed on Airbnb here.
Since 1936, the Shenandoah National Park has been famous for its 105-mile Skyline Drive, 500 miles of trails, and 195,000 acres of mountains, wilderness, waterfalls, and wildlife. Nearby are antiques, caves, fishing, wineries, stables, battlegrounds, canoeing, climbing, golf, tennis, swimming, and theater. Superb evening dining is just down the road.