Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Second Creek Farm near Spy Rock, Crabtree Falls and the Appalachian Trail

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Classic Virginia white clapboard farmhouse - on land farmed by the same family since 1864, with views of Spy Rock and Sugar Tree Hollow.

This century farm is situated on what is considered one of the most beautiful landholdings in the area. Native trout streams abound on the property - the pond is spring-fed, with a dock and adirondack chairs for sitting and relaxing. The farm house with its exposed chestnut beams, creamy white walls and yellow pine floors is quite simply amazing. An old hickory wood stove dominates the open living room and promises warmth on chilly nights. The kitchen with its vaulted ceilings, skylight and old fashioned pantry is sweet. Vaulted ceilings and large bay windows in the open master bedroom give things an open air feeling with views of the mountains and streams. There is even a clawfoot tub in the master bathroom overlooking the pond. White rocking chairs line the front porch and remind us of how uncomplicated things used to be in the old days.

Luther and Catherine Cash
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Luther and Catherine Cash

Second Creek Farm is owned by Luther and Catherine Cash and is one of the last remaining authentic mountain farms beside the Blue Ridge Parkway. Luther grew up on the farm as did several generations of Seaman's and Cashes. Second Creek was a thriving sheep and cattle farm (cows still graze there Spring through Fall) and there were always a few work horses and a milk cow in the fields. The barns are unchanged, in fact you can still see where 'Dolly' and 'Dan' ate their hay and where their harnesses were hung. Luther manages the farm and wildlife habitats.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Second Creek is one of those places where you can just feel the history. Boys in overalls helping Grandpa put up hay, cows resting under the sugar maple trees in the fields, hoot owls hooting at night from the top of the big pines up on the high ground. It is a place of perfect peace that is hard to describe.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Montebello

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely & bright large bathroom with pine floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , antique claw foot tub complete with view!
  • Lovely large bathroom with scrubbed pine floors, antique brass lighting and a pedestal sink. A washer and dryer too.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Master bedroom w/ sitting area, bathroom & claw foot tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Single four poster bed window view of the pond
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleep sofa (Pottery Barn) in living room
  • The bedroom is open, airy and bright with huge bay windows, a separate sitting area, vaulted ceilings, exposed chestnut woodwork and hardwood floors. There is also a half bath and ample closet space in addition to an antique claw foot tub perfect for long, view inspiring soaks.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

96% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Second Creek Farm near Spy Rock, Crabtree Falls and the Appalachian Trail
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Norfolk, Virginia


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Everything about this historic farm is beautiful. We planned on skiing, but ended up hiking all the trails nearby and enjoying the area. Crabtree Falls and Spy Mt are so close and the views are amazing. All amenities are top notch. We are looking to stay again in the spring and fall.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Treasure in Nelson County VA

  • 5 of 5

We spent a delightful 4 days immediately following Christmas in this beautiful farmhouse . While it was freezing outside, inside it was deliciously warm and cozy. Everything one needed except for groceries was thoughtfully provided. Just what we needed after the hectic holiday time. Luther and Catherine have done a marvelous job and are most hospitable. We are planning 2 more returns in 2018!

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Maybe next time it will not be as cold. You are welcome back anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay, and we will return to this lovely spot. Peaceful, comfortable, spotless, beautiful without being overdone. My husband and I think Second Creek Farm is perfection.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cozy and private - beautiful views and hiking destinations all around.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here! The house is well maintained and very eclectic. The farm and gardens and pond were all fun to visit; just strolling around the grounds was an adventure. We hiked Spy Rock, Crabtree Falls, and St. Mary's Falls - all offered unique experiences and adventure. Star gazing at night is a must out here in the open space away from city lights and surrounded by mountains. This is ideal for a couple or a single family (couple+young kids) stay.

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Our second visit and still incredible!

  • 5 of 5

A year ago my Husband and myself visited Second Creek Farm and absolutely loved the sweet little house and the quiet, tranquil farm setting. We decided then that we would bring our two boys, ages 16 and 12, to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with each other. We left all devices at home and headed to Montebello. It was an incredible weekend. The boys loved it and didn't even mind being without technology. We hiked to Spy Rock, we swam in the pond, we hung out with Shirley, Ben and Tom. We had cook-offs in the well supplied kitchen. We ate on the porch, talked, laughed, played a game of cards and watched the cows. The boys invented a game to play together without arguing. A miracle!! We roasted smores and read by the fire. My older son turned to me as we were packing to leave and said "Wow, Mom. This was actually really fun!". Couldn't believe it!! My younger son tried desperately to take Tom the cat with us and vows to live on a farm like this some day. Thank you Luther and Catherine for yet another fantastic stay. You have gem here and we will be back!! Truly love Second Creek Farm. If you are thinking of visiting, by all means, do not linger any longer. Go!!!

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect for our Family

  • 5 of 5

Second Creek Farm is in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Close to lots of excellent hiking and the scenic Blue Ridge parkway. The nearby swimming holes are picturesque. The house itself is open, clean and cozy. Our 4 year old and 1 year old loved the house and property. Great location for those wanting to spend a day in Lexington during a stay. Lots more I could mention! We would return.

  • Submitted: 8-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 81 & 64
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Car: recommended

Off the Blue Ridge Parkway and around the corner from the historic State Trout Hatchery. Just across the farm's creek is the trailhead to the Appalachian Trail, Spy Rock and Crabtree Falls and some of the best hiking and trout fishing in Virginia. Several wineries are a short drive away as are a number of apple orchards and on-farm markets.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Montebello

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$316.62
Tax Rate 6.5%

Second Creek Farm is a working farm. Guests should be aware that as is the case with all working farms, farm equipment, tools, farm buildings are off limits. Farm animals are unpredictable and should be avoided. Dogs/pets are not allowed (as Shirley the farm donkey would be jealous). Use of the pond requires life jackets (guests must provide their own).

If the property is left as it was, the $250 refundable deposit will automatically be refunded 7 days after check-out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner