Camp Meadowlark harkens back to a simpler, more joyful time filled with discovery, games and relaxing fun-filled weekends. The 13.3 acre property is located in bucolic Tiger Valley, a short drive from the towns of Washington and Sperryville, off of a well maintained state road. With stunning mountain views, open meadows, a small stand of timber, private frontage on the Rush River and two homes, this property has something for everyone.
As you turn into Camp Meadowlark, you are greeted with a wide open pasture that is framed with an iconic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property has a very gentle roll as it meanders its way towards the Rush River. The newer home, built circa 1989, is set well back from Tiger Valley and is surrounded by several mature shade trees ensuring perfect privacy.
You enter the simple two bedroom home into an efficient kitchen that maximizes the space available. A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining area. The dining area flows seamlessly into the living room where a wood stove sits ready to warm the entire home if needed. The dining/living room area has a cathedral ceiling which adds light and makes the room feel quite large. A large deck, with southern exposure, is accessible from the living room. The first floor is completed with a bedroom and a full bath. The second floor entails a large master bedroom complete with an en-suite bath.
Immediately behind the newer house (and connected to the deck) is the older camp house. This chalet-style home was built in the late 1960s. The home enters into a kitchenette area which flows into the dining area. The western side of the home is replete with floor to ceiling windows. Similar to the main house, a wood stove sits in the middle of the living room. From the living room a spiral staircase leads you up to the loft sleeping area. The first floor is completed with a bedroom and a full bath. A large deck is accessible from the living room. Since it was built, the woods behind the house have grown quite considerably, but, with some careful cutting, you are sure to be able to recapture the views.
The property consists mainly of open hay fields as it gently slopes down towards the river. A small stand of forest separates the Rush River from the rest of the property. and provides a riparian buffer area to keep runoff from entering the river. A nicely cleared path meanders along a small creek as it rushes towards the river. Along the river’s edge, there is a small cleared area, perfect for picnicking, and plenty of large boulders to play among. The sound of the river cascading over the boulders makes the perfect soundtrack to accompany any outing.
Despite its perfect privacy, Camp Meadowlark is only minutes from the shops, galleries, theatres and restaurants in Little Washington and Sperryville. Further afield in Rappahannock County are numerous wineries, two breweries, a distillery, organic farms, gourmet food producers and many delicious dining destinations. The majestic beauty of the Shenandoah National Park with its network of trails and outdoor opportunities is only about 15 miles away. The property is also convenient to Warrenton for other interesting dining and shopping opportunities as well as conventional grocery stores and the typical array of big box stores.