An Equestrian Bed and Breakfast
Horseback Riding Getaways • Horseback Riding Camp • Equestrian Training Center
Welcome to Lantern Lane Farm!
A Country Inn and Bed and Breakfast
To make reservations or inquires, please call or click on the Contact Info button at left.
Please click to check out our Autumn Vacation Specials! We offer great vacations for the entire family!
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The beautiful two story plantation-style house features upper and lower verandas, complementing its classic Southern appearance. This large house was designed to accommodate guests in a gracious manner and in luxurious style. Stepping into the entrance, one travels back in time when walking from the brick veranda, complete with white rocking chairs, into the spacious and elegant entrance hall. The dining room is on the left, and library and music room on the right. Ahead one finds the spacious Great Room with vaulted ceiling and windowed wall, where one can relax and enjoy the unsurpassed view of the mountains and the surrounding countryside (and in the winter, curl up by the fire). Breakfast is served in the dining room, or, weather permitting, on the screened porch or deck, both of which overlook the Blue Ridge Mountains and intervening valleys for a spectacular view and the unaccustomed quiet of a remote setting. All in all a great getaway from the rat race and noise of the city and suburbs!
The Reading and Relaxing Areas
- The Library and Music Room: A quiet space with a writing table and computer access for guests who find it necessary to work a bit while vacationing, plus a library of equestrian books and video tapes, all to be enjoyed during adventures of horsy harmony! For those guests with musical inclinations, the piano is kept in tune and ready to play!
- The Great Room: A large, pleasant room where one can engage in conversation, watch television, DVD or videotape, listen to music or curl up by the fireplace on a cold winter evening. The room has comfortable furniture and is accessible to the dining areas and sun deck.
- The Mountain View Porch: A large screened porch designed for enjoyable outdoor meals, reading, relaxing, or napping. Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, the porch is adorned with comfortable wicker furniture and an overhead fan. Whether catching an afternoon nap in an airy afternoon breeze, or researching an important riding concepts hidden in the pages of books written by old riding masters, the Mountain View Porch is surely a place for maximum enjoyment and relaxation.
- The Sun Deck (for you Sun worshippers out there) is just off the Great Room and the Mountain View Porch. It comes replete with chaise lounges for highly effective reading, napping or sunning. The Sun Deck overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountain range for unsurpassed views.
- The Veranda (accessible through the Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Rooms) overlooks the Arena and the countryside surrounding the farm. Chairs and benches allow for quiet relaxation while enjoying the tranquil seclusion of the rural setting.
The Guest Bedrooms
The spacious guest bedrooms are furnished with twin, queen and king size beds. Each bedroom features a private bath, and a spectacular view of the rural countryside, valleys, and mountaintops. Guests can order lunch or dinner, or opt to cook out on the Inn's outdoor grill. Great for family vacations and getaways!
The Blue Ridge Room features a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub, shower, and double vanities. It is our most spacious room, and opens out onto the beautiful second-story veranda overlooking the farm and arena. The room is furnished with a queen-size bed, nightstands, a large closet, and last but not least, satellite TV and music. Satellite internet access is also available for your wi-fi equipped laptop,
The covered veranda offers a semi-private, peaceful place to relax while reading or napping, and is directly accessible from the room. Non-riders can watch their riding friends or family as they ride or take horseback riding lessons in the large arena down the lane from the Inn.
The Shenandoah Room For those who wish to relax, in private, by watching television or movies, the Shenandoah room is equipped with a separate satellite television receiver. High speed Internet via satellite access is also available for your Wi-Fi equipped laptop, free of charge. Guests are welcome to gather in the Great Room or retreat to their own rooms, as desired.
The Shenandoah room is furnished with a large walk-in shower. This room has an ample closet and abundant space in which to stretch out and relax. There is direct access to the covered veranda, where guests will find rocking chairs and beautiful pastoral, wooded views of the old farm and the rural Virginia countryside.
The Mountain View Room, as can be seen from the photo at right, directly overlooks the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains for a spectacular view at any time of the year. The Mountain View Room has two twin beds, which upon request, can be converted into a single king size bed. The room has a full-size bath with walk-in shower, and like the other rooms, is equipped with satellite television and music.
All rooms are made up each day, and breakfast is included with the room, Orders are taken the night before for breakfast, in time for the morning's lessons. Note that equestrian lessons are not required in order to be a guest at Lantern Lane Farms; we welcome non-riders looking for a traditional Bed and Breakfast experience in the rural countryside.
The Barn and the Arena
The new Barn at Lantern Lane Farm
Lantern Lane Farm offers its equine guests a spacious new center-aisle barn. Stalls are a generous 12' x 12' in size. The barn has a heated restroom, laundry room, and tack room. The large tack room has a sink and counter space to facilitate cleaning.
The wide center aisle allows horses to be groomed and tacked indoors. Horses are turned out several hours each day except in severe and inclement weather.
The fully fenced dressage and training arena features all-weather footing, and is a standard 30 x 60 meters in size. It easily accommodates dressage and jumping activities. It is also an ideal place for beginners who want to take horseback riding lessons. Students are permitted outside of the Arena when they have gained adequate experience.
The arena is large enough to support group activities such as clinics, riding camps, and group instruction, all available at Lantern Lane Farm. Please contact us at our toll free number (above) to inquire about group activities.
Enjoy the new spacious arena-side gazebo while your friends or loved ones ride and take horseback riding lessons. It offers a great place to observe or to make photographs - or to simply learn from the lessons being given to others.
Sunset from the Shenandoah Room
The farm and surrounding areas provide an ideal terrain for those guests who enjoy daily walks and other outdoor activities. For those enthusiastic souls who prefer hiking to walking, the Appalachian Trail runs through the adjacent Blue Ridge Mountains. Skyline Drive is a short 23 miles away from Lantern Lane Farm, which is a beautiful scenic route through the Blue Ridge mountains that can be traveled by car.
Fishing and canoeing in nearby rivers, and biking along scenic routes and trails are just some of the many outdoor activities available in the area. There is an eighteen hole golf course only minutes away from the farm.
Antiquing, wineries, shopping in small country towns, civil war museums and battlefields, canoeing and trout fishing are just some of the interesting and exciting activities in which guests can engage while visiting Lantern Lane Farm.
Smoking and Pets
It is important for our guests to understand that Lantern Lane Farm offers a smoke free environment, so there is no smoking in the house, barn, deck, or porch areas. We welcome people who smoke as long as they are comfortable with this policy. A designated smoking area will be provided.
It is also important for our guests to realize that we are a working horse farm with live animals. Although the cats and the dogs are kept out of the guests' bedrooms, they do have the privilege of being in the house.
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