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Historic Farmstead with Cinematic Past
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Middletown, VA
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Max Rig Size
Over 45 ft
Max Nights
1
Parking Spaces
2
Same Day Requests
Yes
About
As dawn breaks over the Shenandoah Valley, RV campers at this storied farm wake to a scene steeped in history, with the mist lifting off rolling hills and the peaceful neighs of horses mingling with the morning breeze. Just a stone's throw from the convenience of Interstate 81, this RV camping retreat invites travelers to hitch their homes-on-wheels on the very ground that once bore the weight of Civil War battles. Allow the expansive mountain views to be your canvas as you find serenity walking through fields that narrate stories of yesteryears. This historic farm, cradling a narrative stretching back to the 18th century, opens its gates to campers looking to bask in the glory of nature and history combined. As the day unfolds, guests might explore the grounds where Union cavalry once stood their ground during the pivotal Battle of Cedar Creek. With historical markers detailing these moments, RV enthusiasts can immerse themselves in a living history lesson, all while enjoying modern-day camping amenities like a cozy fire pit for those clear, starlit evenings (weather permitting). Horse lovers will revel in the equine companionship, as this location welcomes our four-legged friends to revel in freedom, just as RV campers take delight in their own form of liberated living. Delve deeper into history knowing that the farm buildings you see have a silent story to tella home dating back to the 1790s, a barn born from the ashes of conflict, and a land once graced by Lord Fairfax himself. Not only a sanctuary for history buffs, this location has also set the scene for cinematic endeavors, playing host to the filming of the award-winning 2019 movie short Free, offering travelers a touch of Hollywood allure amid pastoral tranquility. Before you set out on this journey through time, be mindful that RV camping here is not just a retreat but an agritourism adventure with all its inherent rusticities and charms. Understand that engaging with this slice of bucolic bliss means embracing the farm as it stands, rich in both beauty and legacy. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or simply seeking a unique RV camping experience, park your RV on these historic grounds and write your own chapter in this farm's enduring legacy.
Opening Hours
Monday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suitability
Pets Allowed
Slideouts Allowed
Amenities
Birding & Wildlife Viewing
Historical Exhibit
Items to Purchase
Thorndale Farm is 80 miles West of Washington, DC and 45 miles South-Southwest of Harpers Ferry, WV. Approximately two miles north of the intersection of US Highways 81 and 66, just off Exit 302 outside of Middletown, VA. Thorndale Farm is centrally located and just minutes away from wineries, breweries, antique stores, Belle Grove Plantation, other historical sites and Civil War battlefields, the Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive), The Family Drive-In Theater and Dinosaur Land (kitschy-cool), shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in Winchester, VA. Food delivery from local restaurants is available. PLEASE DONATE: Thorndale Farm does not provide items for sale at this time. In exchange for your stay, Thorndale Farm asks that you please make a tax-deductible donation to "Friends of Thorndale Farm,” a separately organized tax-exempt public charity under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). SUGGESTED DONATION: $30.00 TO DONATE FROM THIS PAGE: click the donation button below. - Or- Visit the Friends of Thorndale Farm webpage at: https://thorndalefarmva.com/friends-of-thorndale-farm Once there, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the yellow donate button. THANK YOU!!!
Parking & Arrival
Driveway is gravel and dirt with uneven grade. Upon arrival, please stop in the driveway adjacent to the barn at the orange cone and call or text at 540-331-9359. Please do not drive past the orange cone. I will meet you and we can determine the best parking situation for you. Please keep in mind that parking is located on farm fields. During excessive rain and other adverse weather, dependent upon the condition of farm, those fields may not be accessible for parking.
Max Rig Size:
Over 45 ft
Parking Spaces:
2
Parking Surface:
Grass
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