The Herds Inn

Farm vacation stay.


Seven days a week March-December. Reservations required.

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Virginia Oyster Trail Site Number: 145875

The Herds Inn is a farm vacation rental for the whole family. Located on a peaceful working family dairy and apple farm in operation since 1906, we are just minutes from Historic Winchester at the top of the Shenandoah Valley - “Gateway to the South”.

Our log home has been constructed from two restored 1800’s tobacco barns combined with hand hewn logs. The foundation, chimney, and fireplace are limestone rocks gathered by us from our land. Cypress wood was extracted from the local National Fruit Apple Plant’s vinegar vats and recycled to make the stunning hardwood floors.

The kitchen is a work of art featuring rustic handmade cabinets and memorableia of our family. Breath-taking views of the North Mountains can be seen from the front porch. You can also watch the farm animals grazing in the green pastures.

Reserve your seat at sunset…the front porch is the perfect spot to enjoy the large golden sun sliding down behind the mountains as it sets in the west.

The excitement you’ll get from staying in the Log House on a working family dairy farm can’t be found anywhere else. Combine the comforts of your own home, with the peacefulness and privacy of a country house, with local attractions to keep you busy for weeks and you’ll have the vacation experience of a lifetime. We look forward to you visiting The Herds Inn at Hedgebrook Farm.

The Herds Inn…

Home away from home. Visit with us on our 50 acre dairy farm.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and come to the country. The Herds Inn is located on a quiet country dairy farm and offers a perfect family vacation, romantic getaway, or weekend with friends.

If you need to unwind, relax, and enjoy time with your family and friends the Herds Inn offers you just that opportunity. You can breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy the picturesque views on the front porch or take a stroll around the farm. During the cooler months you can snuggle up in front of the stone fireplace while reading a good book.

The Inn is located on Hedgebrook Farm, a working dairy farm. The farm has been in operation since 1906. Not only do we have over 30 jersey cows and calves living at the farm we are also home to ducks, turkeys, llamas, sheep, peacocks, donkeys, and a water buffalo. While visiting The Inn you can interact with the animals and see Miss Kitty milk the cows.

When you stay at The Herds Inn you are using the entire home which offers you complete privacy and all the comforts of home.


Kitty Hockman Nicholas




688 Shady Elm Road
Winchester, VA 22602

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