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Breathtaking Views Of Blue Ridge And Allegany Mountains In Shenandoah Valley

Bedrooms 1
Space 92 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Fully Furnished 1-bedroom (sleeps 4) Apartment With 1-Bathroom and Washer & Drye

Serene and beautiful setting for the one-bedroom and one bath apartment that sleeps four and is conveniently located between Staunton and Lexington in the Shenandoah Valley. Lodging comes with a complete kitchen, linens, towels, washer, dryer and a private patio with spectacular mountain views. The alpaca barn is nearby where you can get to know the Misty Mountains residents up close and personal and learn more about alpacas and alpaca farming if desired.

Enjoy the area while visiting Misty Mountains Alpaca Farm, with Rockbridge Winery, Maple Grove Alpaca Farm Store and Wades Mill in close proximity. Being approx. 1 mile of I-81 makes day trips to Lexington, Staunton, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville as well as Natural Bridge, Safari Park and Skyline Drive always convenient. Let us recommend some of our favorites!

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Ralph and Sandra Muraca
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Ralph and Sandra Muraca

Ralph and I moved up to the Shenandoah Valley after we retired in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We purchased two bred alpaca females in 2008 and currently own a herd of 15. We are living our dream!

Ralph and Sandra Muraca purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Ralph and Sandra Muraca chose Raphine

Beautiful rolling pastures in the Shenandoah Valley with breathtaking views of Blue Ridge and Allegany Mountains brought us to this little piece of heaven in the country.

What makes this apartment unique

The fully furnished apartment has a deck which one can sit out on and enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the area and listen to the soft hums from the alpacas.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Raphine

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Cedar Lined Walls
  • Cedar walls
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Canopy Queen Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Breathtaking Views Of Blue Ridge And Allegany Mountains In Shenandoah Valley
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Always Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Another visit to VMI brought us to Misty Mountain Alpaca Farm. The owners Ralph and Sandra are always so pleasant. The scenery is beautiful. The alpacas are fun to watch and love to be fed carrots.

Access from the highway is very easy, yet it is away in the countryside where it is very quiet. The cottage is neat and clean. A really nice place to stay!.

If you're a VMI family this is perfect for a visit. So much better than staying in a hotel room. The opportunity to cook a meal for your cadet and BR's and just hang out on the deck and relax. 100% recommend!

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review especially since it rained most of the time during their visit. We always appreciate it when our guests are thoughtful in cleaning the dishes and stripping the beds. The Swensons were return guests and left us a "yummy" gift from the shore.
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Wonderful quiet weekend away and loved the Alpacas!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful weekend away at Ralph and Sandra's farm. It was my girlfriend's dream to spend time with alpacas up close. The house we stayed in was clean, in great condition and beautifully decorated (especially the alpaca pictures).They left us a nice welcome message as well as a bag of carrots in the fridge so we could feed the alpacas. We enjoyed talking to Ralph and Sandra and learning all about the animals. We also walked around the historic district of nearby Staunton and visited the Frontier Culture Museum, and stopped by the Cyrus McCormick Farm in Raphine. Highly recommend Ralph and Sandra's farm for your weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our quick weekend away at Misty Mountain. The hospitality, accommodations, views, and alpacas were all just perfect. We hope we can come back again very soon to share with our daughter who loves alpacas. She is away at college but wants so much to visit Misty Mountain.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay at our farm. We always enjoy having the VMI "Families" staying with us, Hope your daughter can come for a visit at our alpaca farm soon. .
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  • 5 of 5

Everybody should visit this beautiful place! The cottage was spotless, the nature breathtaking and the alpakas the sweetest animals alive.

Thank you, Sandra and Ralph , for opening your farm to the public, so others can enjoy it, too.

Sincerely: Your 10/27-10/29 visitors

  • Submitted: 1-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We so enjoy introducing people to the world of alpacas. So glad you had time with your daughter spending the weekend with her at our farm. We hope to see you all again soon! Ralph and Sandra and all the Alpacas
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Beautiful, peaceful paradise with adorable alpacas in such a friendly little town!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway for my husband and me with our two small children. We were so grateful to find a place that had rustic atmosphere, natural beauty, and no minimum age requirement for children. (Our kids LOVED the alpacas!! What amazing animals!) We had complete privacy and impeccable hospitality from Ralph & Sandra. Can’t say enough good things about this place. We absolutely plan to return!!

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely family to have as visitors to our farm. We so enjoyed the children and their fondness for our alpacas. And, what a treat to have home made pumpkin soup and chili...yum yum. Thank you. We hope to see them again soon! Ralph and Sandra
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Alpaca hideaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location and accommodation! Nothing is more serene than to be on a farm in the rolling hills of Virginia. Located near many schools, this is a great find. The accommodations were great, clean, fresh, and comfortable. The hosts were fabulous and went out of their way to make us feel at home. We will be returning many times in the future!

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review of our property. We hope to see you and your family again soon. Ralph and Sandra
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Roanoke, Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Lexington, VA
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Staunton, VA
Nearest Train
50 Miles
AMTRACK, Charlottesville, VA
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 81/64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Eidleweiss, Popeyes, Subway, Hardys, Wendys, Smile
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Homestead, Wintergreen, Massanuten
Car: necessary

Alpaca Farm Store, Wade's Mill, Rockbridge Winery, Yarn shop all within 5 miles. For your convenience, there is a pharmacy ~1.5 miles from lodging.


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