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September 4, 2015

Summer Cabin Specials and Booking Fall Dates

Rose River Farm Friends, We had a great spring fishing season and closed the river June 24 to let the fish relax over the summer. We will reopen, weather and water permitting on or about September 15. Of course The Cabins at Rose River Farm remain open year round. As those who have fished with us know, we offer some of the finest trout fishing exclusively for the fly angler in Virginia. 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 new cabin bookings for the month of August, rent any two nights and get a third night free. This is a $250 savings off the standard rate. Just book the first two nights on the website and email us to add the third available consecutive night for free.

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.

While the trout fishing at the Farm is closed in the summer, we can arrange guided Private Access Smallmouth wade fishing a few minutes from the cabins or full day float trips that are less than an hour away. Brookie fishing in the SNP has also been quite good this summer because of all the rain-- many of the best streams are less than 15 minutes from the Cabins. Checkout the brookie fishing locations map on the Cabins page of the Farm website for more info. We can also provide guides for the Park.

Fall Fishing Dates-- people already want to book for the fall. We will put the fall calendar up on or about August 15-- we will send out an email once it is posted. 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.

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.

Bamboo and Fiberglass Fly 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. New this year Jerry is also making beautiful fiberglass rods. Look for an official launch in the fall-- but email me for more details now.

Facebook and Instagram

We utilize Facebook and Instagram Rose River Farm Instagram Page for communication in-between our monthly newsletters. 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

Summer Stripers and Reds on the Fly

If you are looking to try your luck on the salt this summer consider a guided trip on the Chesapeake Bay with Capt. Chris Newsome. I have been fishing with Chris for many years and can whole heartedly endorse him as one of the best--Bay Fly Fishing

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.

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