Part of our mission as a LOCAL regenerative farm is that we want our customers to have a real connection with us and our farming. We think that when it comes to food and farming, everyone and everything is happier and better for knowing and experiencing (even if just a little bit) how that food is raised.
If you have seen too much concrete and screens, and not enough of growing life; heard too much the sound of motors and crowds, and not enough of the quiet of nature, then this might be a great stay for you.
You could enjoy all the above at Whiffletree if you were staying in a tent, but we have the good fortune to offer you a home that pairs with the place and experience.
Spend your days going for walks and connecting with nature and our farming, maybe get a little dirty and tired; but retire to the comfort, coziness, and character of the Whiffletree Manor House.
The Whiffletree Manor House, which was built around 1885, has a great combination of historical character, renovated polish, coziness and comfort, and a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate good conversations and peaceful refreshment.
The bedrooms are comfortable and have great views. The bathrooms and kitchen are nicely renovated. The dining room and living room are cozy and have great bay windows looking out over our beautiful pastures. The cocktails served from the antique pass-through bar taste better.
Enjoy the light and a larger social space in the sun room, or spill outside to the fire pit to watch the sunset, or to the hot tub and watch the stars.
The Manor House is provided with high-speed internet via Starlink.
Food is obviously a big deal for us! And when you are here we want you to eat well.
Off the bat, we stock your fridge with our eggs, sausage, bread, and coffee–enjoy! And if you would like to get more food, our Farm Store is about a 100 yard walk from the Manor House, and it is open Monday-Friday 11am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-5pm.
Swing by to pick up any chicken, pork, beef, turkey, eggs, dairy, seasonal veggies, local honey, kraut, chocolate, baked goods, wild seafood, and lots more!
Here's a map to show the context of your stay and some of the things to check out on the farm.
Whiffletree Farm is in one of the prettiest parts of Fauquier County that has a rich tradition of beloved estates that have revolved around race horses and fox hunting–think stone walls and well-cared for old homes. Viola Winmill was the matriarch of Whiffletree Farm from the 1930s to the 1970s, and she was at the center of that horse world in its heyday. She was a fancy and interesting lady. To just give you a taste– she had Jackie Kennedy over to Whiffletree Manor cocktail parties, and there is a photo of her in full length zebra coat standing next to the zebra she imported and trained to pull a cart. While you are here you can peruse her biography, Gone Away with the Winmills
Within a 10 to 45 minute drive, guests will find many of the Piedmont’s treasures: the historic old town of Warrenton, the storied battlefields of Culpeper and Manassas, many local beautiful wineries and breweries, fine restaurants that serve Whiffletree’s meat and eggs, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive, the Town of Little Washington with it’s famous Inn, and many more sites. We love our hometown and are happy to give you tips!
"This was our 2nd time at Whiffletree and we had another delightful stay. The setting was gorgeous, the house charming, and the property manager, Chase, was attentive to our needs. The owner, Jesse, even gave us some parting gifts from the farm the morning we left. All in all, a terrific place. We'll be back." -Elbert V.
"Best place for staying for wedding events nearby! Close to Great Marsh Estate and Airlie!" -Sharon T.
"Our whole family really loved this beautiful farm home. It had a wonderful blend of the charm of the old and the convenience of the new. The bathrooms and kitchen were roomy, clean and updated. The bedrooms were spacious and beautifully furnished. Lots of space to visit, play games and share a meal with our big family. We also enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings. A wonderful experience overall! -Connie P.
"This was our third visit to the farm with our kids. Once again, we didn't want to leave. What a special place. We will be back!" -Sparkle S.
"Three high school friends and our kids (4-10) had a wonderful long weekend at the manor house - and are already planning a return trip. The house is even more beautiful and spacious than pictured and the grounds just breathtaking. We loved wandering to the farm store on Saturday and they even had baby chicks for the kids to hold! Historic Warrenton is a quick drive away for dinner or window shopping, and shopping centers under 10 mins for essentials… but really you never need leave the property. Heavenly!" -Caroline S.
"My family and I enjoyed a truly lovely Thanksgiving at Whiffle Tree farm. The house and grounds were spacious and accommodating, allowing us to gather both indoors and out. So many special extras made us feel right at home: the welcome basket of farm-fresh breakfast foods, the warm and welcoming kitchen, and the tree swing (perfect for visiting grandkids). From the moment we arrived until we dropped off the keys, it felt like a magical weekend. I can't wait to go back!" -Cheryl H