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August 2, 2015

June Fishing Dates and Summer Cabin Specials

Rose River Farm Friends, it has been a fantastic fishing season. We have added a few dates in June and will now officially close the Rose River fishing on June 23. We will reopen the fishing, weather and water permitting on September 15. Of course the cabins remain open year around.

For new cabin bookings for the months of July and August (Holidays Exculded) we have two specials available. Rent any two nights and get a third night free (a $250 savings) or you can rent a summer week, Sunday- Sunday, for only $1,250 plus tax. This is a $500 savings over the regular daily rate. Email me for instructions on how to book these special rates. While our trout fishing is closed at the Farm in the summer, we have fun pond fishing at the Farm and great Brookie fishing just a few minutes from the cabins or full day float trips for Smallies that are less than an hour away.

The dry fly fishing has been very good this spring. We have had Sulfurs, Caddis and Stone flys coming off nearly every day. While fishing this past week we have seen Drakes, Black Caddis, Tan Caddis, Sulfurs, and plenty of other bugs I just can't identify! A parachute Adams in size 14-16 works well for many of these bugs as does an orange or yellow stimulator, Royal Wulff, a black caddis or a larger Griffith's Gnat. Don't forget terrestrials such as beetles and ants-- they have been very productive. Soft hackles have worked great as nymphs-- try a Murray's Mr. Rapidan soft hackle, a caddis emerger soft hackle, or an old school favorite-- the Irresistible.

Fall Fishing Dates-- people already want to book for the fall. We will put the fall calendar up in August. We will however allow you to book rods with a cabin rental for the fall now. Email me to book fall or winter dates with cabin rentals now.We just released a few select June dates at the website. 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.

For cabin rental availability 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. Remember even if you can't get a date to fish the Farm we are located in the heart of some of Virginia's finest Brook trout waters. There is detailed info and maps on the cabins page of the Farm website.

Looking for a summer beach rental? Check out Spyglass in the heart of Pawleys Island, SC below.

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.

Pawleys Island Beach House for Rent

My brother just bought and totally renovated this beautiful beach house. There are a couple of weeks available for this summer rental. Read the details below-- and yes this is a prime area for Red Fish on the fly. Email me for a good fly guide.

"Spyglass, a gem in the heart of historic Pawleys Island. 7- year- old luxury beach house with all modern amenities. Awesome ocean and creek views. Salty breezes blow through the Palmettos as the hammock sways." It’s 5 o’clock somewhere—at Spyglass for sure!

Click here for Spyglass info and booking

Bamboo Rods

As many of you know the Farm is one of the select and largest dealers in the United States for Nonnemacher precision made bamboo rods. These rods are made by hand in Pennsylvania by Jerry and his son Ben of the finest Tonkin cane, burled woods and nickel silver components.

These are presentation quality rods that have been gifts to heads of state. Every year Jerry makes a special rod for the Farm. This year he has made two-- both 5 wt in 7 or 7 1/2 foot lengths. The special price for this one tip rod is $899. Other weights and two tip rods are also available but not at this incredible price. Email me for more details and to place your order.

For June we have a special $100 credit toward one of our reels to go with your new bamboo rod. Choose from Abel or Willow. These reels are the perfect choice for your new rod.

We got a note on available inventory from Jerry this morning--

Douglas, as of today we have the following rods available:

Finished: rose river special 7'. Green wraps, walnut reel seat, slide band, down lock, ready to go, 899.00 One Remaining

Finished: rose river outfitters 7 1/2' hog slayer, very dark finish, walnut reel seat, threaded barrel, dark brown silk, gold tipping. New colors for 2014. 999.00 SOLD

Rose River Outfitters guide series: new for 2014, 7' 4" 5 wt. 2 tips. Walnut reel seat, uplock threaded barrel with dark brown silk, gold tipping. First in a new series of rods 1450.00

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 Paramount Theater and the JPJ Arena are all only about a 45 min drive.

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

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 for more details.

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