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February 14, 2016

Fly Fishing, 1/2 Price CabIns, Fiberglass Fly Rods

Rose River Farm Friends, Winter fishing is now in full swing. The fishing this month continues to be excellent and the Black Stone Flys are coming off most every day. While fishing the last few days I landed many nice trout on size 18 Griffith's Gnats and Gary's Winged Stone Flys. Zebra midges have also been a big favorite. Size 16 orange caddis, yellow caddis, and parachute Adams also produced for us as did small black wooly buggers and Rose River Specials. For nymphs we like zebra midges, San Juan worms, small copper Johns, prince nymphs and assorted small flashy patterns like the Orvis fly formerly know as prince.

Unfortunately, February is completely booked and the rest of the season is getting very full too. If you want to fish the Farm before the fall you need to book now. Go to the Rose River Farm Rose River Farm Fishing Booking Calendar. All booking is done online at the Farm website which is fully automated and available 24 hrs a day. Please note that if we do get any unexpected openings we will announce them on Facebook or Instagram so be sure and follow us. Note we have not released June fishing dates at this point but will in another month or so. You can book June dates (and fall 2016 dates) now if you are also booking a cabin.

A few years ago we also began offering luxury rental cabins for both our fishing guests and for those who just like to escape to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. For cabin rentals please go to the Rose River Farm Cabin Booking Calendar for availability and booking. All booking is done online at the Farm website which is fully automated and available 24 hrs a day. We still have a rare November Weekend available--foliage is looking great. We also have a couple of weekend nights open in December.

For new cabin bookings for the rest of February, It is rent one night and your second consecutive night is free. Just book your first night at the website, then email me and mention the winter special to get your second night for free.

Fiberglass Fly Rods-- Please read below and note that due to popular demand the special $100 discount on our new line of glass rods has been extended through the end of February.

The Cabins and Special Events

The cabins have proven to be a huge hit with fishermen and those just looking to escape to the mountains for a couple of nights. We have hosted a few company retreats and a number of "sales and customer appreciation" events. We have even had a few small weddings. We are happy to assist you in planning any of these kind of special events. We can help you arrange activities like fly fishing lessons or even preserve bird hunting or sporting clays. We can recommend great local catering or restaurant choices.

The cabins are really unique with their 17 foot ceilings and round walls. All booking can be done online at the Farm Website cabins page. The cabins are 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with 2 double beds in each bedroom. They have a full kitchen and a living / dining room with leather club furniture and a nice big round table perfect for a little cards after a day on the River! There is also a 42 inch Sat TV with DVD player- the cabins are first class in every way. Please go to the Farm Website to see pictures or the new promotional video.

The cabins are perfect for a weekend get-a-way, hiking Old Rag, the SNP, doing a wine tour or just relaxing in the mountains. The cabins are very private as they are located on a separate 20 acre parcel that is catty corner to the main Farm property.

Don't forget that some of the best public trout waters are just minutes from the cabins - The Rapidan, White Oak Canyon, The Conway and the Upper Rose to name just a few of the nearby opportunities for native Brookie fishing. There are also great smallmouth opportunities and shad fishing all less than an hour from the cabins. We have guides available for all of these waters or can point you in the right direction to fish on your own. You do not have to fish the Farm to stay at the Cabins.

Fiberglass Fly Rods

The new Rose River Rod Company fiberglass rods designed by Jerry Nonnemacher will soon be ready for delivery. All rods are 3 piece rods that come with 2 tip sections (just like a fine bamboo rod). They are made of the finest components-- the highest quality proprietary fiberglass blanks, agate stripping guides, nickel silver hardware, exotic wood reel seats, beyond flor grade cork, eco coat snake brand guides and of course fine silk wraps. You get to pick all the custom details such as silk color, wood type and cork grip style. It's all custom made for you. They come with a laser engraved aluminum rod tube and hand made custom rod bag. They are available in 3,4,5 weight freshwater and 6 weight all water. The retail price is $799 for 3,4,5 wt and $849 for the 6wt. Special pricing--$100 off for all orders placed in before February 15. Rods will be ready for delivery beginning in February. Email for more info and pictures.

Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

We utilize Facebook and Instagram Rose River Farm Instagram Page for communication in-between our monthly newsletters. We have just added Twitter-- we are @RoseRiverFarm. If you have not been to the site recently please visit again so you can see the new timeline page. For those of you who do not have an account you can still read all of the farms posts on the Farm website at the News tab. If you have an account please "Like" our page to get our updates. We post all last minute openings here as well as tons of photos and even videos. The other great thing is it allows you to post your own fishing reports and pictures too! Rose River Farm Facebook Page

Live Music

If you are looking for live music when staying at the Cabins be sure to check out Early Mountain Vineyard (live music on the patio Friday, Saturday and Sunday), DuCard Vineyard (live music most weekends), and the brand new State Theater in Culpeper (regional and national acts). Of course Charlottesville is also a great music venue and the outdoor nTelos Wireless Arena, The Parmount Theater and the JPJ Arena are all only about a 45 min drive.

Hook & Hackle

The Hook & Hackle Company is one of our favorite online fly shops. They have become an international leader in helping fly anglers do what they call "flycraft," which is making their own flies and making their own rods with Hook & Hackles help. Their web store has become one of the most popular destination for anglers 'fishing' on the web to purchase the highest quality products available at very reasonable prices. You can visit them at The Hook & Hackle company is dedicated to fly fishing education -- for over 38 years!

Hook & Hackle also carries Project Healing Waters Shirts and Hats.

Wineries near the Farm

Madison and the surrounding counties have become major players in the Virginia wine scene. Close by wineries include DuCard Vineyards (the closest to the Farm and one of my personal favorites-- Cabin guests ask about a complimentary tasting coupon for two), Sharp Rock, Early Mountain (recently purchased and beautifully renovated by AOL founder Steve Case-- now serving food too), Prince Michel, Barboursville, Rappahannock Cellars and Grey Ghost Vineyards just to name a few. Our winery has tastings by appointment as well. The Farm Website Cabins Page has many links to wineries and other nearby restaurants and natural attraction like Old Rag Mountain, White Oak Canyon, Camp Hoover. Stay at the cabins and make it a wine, hiking or fly fishing mini vacation. Check out our new google map found on the cabins page of our website for more details.

The Cabins a Top DC Getaway-- The Travel Channel

August 1, 2015

"Where to Stay: After a long day on your feet hiking Old Rag Mountain or White Oak Canyon Water Falls, treat yourself to rustic luxury with a night in a yurt at Rose River Farm" The Travel Channel

Feature Story in Bethesda Magazine

April 1, 2015

"ON AN APRIL AFTERNOON, my husband, Pete, and I head west in traffic during a downpour. But the next morning dawns clear and cool, with mist curling through the valley below our cozy hilltop yurt. As the primary accommodation at Rose River Farm, the yurt is far more luxurious than its name suggests, featuring 17-foot ceilings and leather furniture. I want to savor my coffee and the gorgeous view from our porch" The Bethesda Magazine

Review-- Family getaway at The Cabins at Rose River Farm in Lateral Line

January 1, 2014

"We could not have picked a better time and place for a weekend vacation with the family. While many families may pass on the thought of going on a trip to a fishing cabin, the yurts at Rose River Farms are a family-friendly luxury. There are many nearby outdoor activities that do not require a fishing rod. The peacefulness and the idyllic setting is a much needed reprieve for everyone."

Read the entire review here

The Farm is named a top Destination

June 5, 2013

Check out the story here: Virginia is For Lovers Blog

Common Bonds-- Relaxing with Friends at RRF by Ed Felker in Dispatches From the Potomac

February 11, 2013

Terrific story and photos about four friends catching up and enjoying two days and a night at Rose River Farm Dispatches from the Potomac

Great article about staying at the cabins and fishing the Farm by Joel Johnson

January 23, 2013

Escape to the Piedmont by Joel Johnson

Joel R. Johnson is a writer, conservationist, veteran brand strategist, amateur genealogist, and passionate angler living in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with a wife and a cat named Ninja.

Big Brookies in the Park-- 10 min from the cabins. Great photo essay!!!

April 15, 2012

Fantastic photo essay about Brookie fishing in the SNP only a few miles from the cabins from a frequent "Cabins at Rose River Farm" guest Ed Felker. His wonderful photography and writing can be found at his blog Dispatches From the Potomac. Dispatches From the Potmac

NBC Sports films PHW at the Farm

November 22, 2011

NBC Sports as part of their Sunday Night NFL Toyota Halftime show picked PHW to be the charity of the week. The sent a camera crew out to the Farm and filmed PHW in action. Toyota awarded PHW $10,000 and played a short version of this video durring the Sunday night broadcast.

Check out the video here: NBC Sports Video

Independent review of the Cabins at Rose River Farm

July 20, 2011

Please read this detailed review by Blogger Cameron Hill