This historic farm was named Shawnee Farms early on due to the presence of Native American artifacts on its fields. The Shawnee were the last known tribe in the area before the arrival of European settlers. The original brick house was built in the 1860s on a site where an earlier log home from about 1810 once stood. When the large log house was demolished in the 1860s the timbers were reused in the newer house and barn. The house bricks was handmade and baked in a pit that still exists in a nearby hillside. According to local history the current house construction was finished by women in 1863 because all the men were fighting in the Civil War. There were skirmishes nearby and a sword was found hidden in a wall during later renovations.
The house was recently renovated in 2018 in keeping with its historic character and Southern grace. It is furnished with a unique blend of antiques, art and modern comfort. Its location is very private with the house accessed by a half mile gated private paved road through the pristine rolling fields of a working cattle farm. The farmhouse is also surrounded by a beautiful formal boxwood garden displaying some of the largest boxwoods in Virginia.
Amenities include a large gourmet kitchen with modern appliances, a large formal dining area, lounging room, parlor room, seven bathrooms, multiple screened porches upstairs and downstairs, a large entertainment room, modern washer and dryer, and more. Free Wi-Fi included with stay.