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Charming goat farm by High Bridge Trail & Lake

Entire house hosted by Hayley
8 guests2 bedrooms5 beds1 bath
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Whether you want to hit the trails, sit around the campfire, or feed the cute goats, this is the spot! Our family-friendly cottage is your top choice for chilling, grilling, sunflowers and stargazing.

Nestled close to The Barn at Gully Tavern wedding venue & High Bridge Trail state park system, our farm cottage is a perfect retreat. We're also near Longwood & Hampden-Sydney, and 15 min from Twin Lakes State Park which has a lake beach in summer! (Be sure to check out our longer stay discounts!)

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Meet our goats, say hi to the chickens, and bring some carrots to feed our paint mare. Enjoy a sun bath in the hammock, or stargazing at night, and watch our growing sunflowers rise to new heights! Want to head over to the High Bridge Trail State Park? You're in luck! Sunny Side Up Farm is located just across the highway from the Rice's Depot entrance, so bring your bikes and get ready to ride, and bring your bathing suits to spend the day swimming at the Twin Lakes beach lake a short drive away! Ride or swim all day, stargaze all night to the sound of cicadas in summer...that's the life, right?

We are 10 minutes from historic downtown Farmville and Longwood University, 2 minutes from access to the High Bridge Trail Stare Park's Rice's Depot entry, about 5 minutes from the Camp Paradise entrance to the High Bridge Trail State Park, 13 minutes from Hampden-Sydney College, 15 minutes from Twin Lakes State Park, and minutes away from Sandy River Outdoor Adventures. Lynchburg and Liberty University are 1 hour away. Parents, professors and students welcome, and check out our longer-stay discounts!

The living room features a cathedral ceiling and big built-in bookcases with lots of books and games.

Need to get some work done? Our cozy office has the perfect desk and comfy chair for you to hustle and get stuff done in style. We have excellent Wifi! (And Netflix, Disney+, and more for when you need a break.)

Breakfast snack foods are provided, including fresh eggs from our hens when seasonally available (during the cold weather they do not lay like they do in spring and summer!). A picnic table and grill are available for your use as well. The master bedroom has beautiful French doors that open out onto the screened-in porch as well.

Go upstairs to enjoy the loft stocked with a librarian-curated reading nook for the kids, children's desk, art supplies, and children's room with tons of sleeping space for the kids. Because we know what parents need, a changing pad and various diapers sizes (though not all!) are available, as well as a high chair in the kitchen, along with baby play mats and toys.

Family-friendly amenities include:
-Kid desk with art supplies
-High chair & non-glass sippy cups and plates
-Books
-Amazon Fire TV (Netflix, Disney+)
-Dress-up play area
-Play kitchen
-Board games
-Outdoor games like mini-cornhole and badminton

Please note, the farm is close to a major road, so you will hear some traffic sounds during the day, but it quiets down a bit by the time stargazing time arrives. Also please note that the number of guests possible at the cottage is age-dependent (as cozy as it is, not everyone will fit in a baby crib). Make sure your party will suit the listed available beds!

We look forward to hosting y'all!

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 toddler bed, 2 cribs
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Backyard
Crib

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Rice, Virginia, United States

We're two minutes away from the High Bridge Trail State Park's Rice's Depot entrance, and 2.9 miles away from the Camp Paradise entrance! We are 15 minutes from Twin Lakes State Park. We're also ten minutes away from downtown Farmville, so if you need a Uptown Coffee caffeine fix, Amish furniture shopping trip, Barnes and Noble, or farmer's market trip, you're in luck!

Hosted by Hayley

Joined in March 2016
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Hi, we're Hayley and Patrick, owners of the farm! We're also public librarians. Our favorite authors are David Sedaris, Cheryl Strayed, Annie Dillard, and Lev Grossman. Our family motto is "If you have more than you need, build a bigger table, not a higher fence."
Hi, we're Hayley and Patrick, owners of the farm! We're also public librarians. Our favorite authors are David Sedaris, Cheryl Strayed, Annie Dillard, and Lev Grossman. Our family…
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We work full-time jobs as librarians, and hustle the kids to and from school and various activities, so we aren't around much during the day. We're always available to answer questions through the app, though!
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Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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