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February 29, 2024
Fly Fishing and Luxury CabinsRose River Farm Friends, Winter fishing is now in full swing. Little Black Stone Flys are coming off most every day. While fishing the last few days I have 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, December and January are almost completely full and February only has a few dates as well. If you want to fish the Farm this winter (some of my favorite fishing) you need to book now. Go to the 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. Please note we have not opened the March -- June general fishing calendar at this point but will in mid February.
You can book spring dates, March through June (and fall 2023 dates) now if you are also booking a cabin-- this is the best method to assure a spring date. Email us to discuss available dates.
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.
We have a rare Saturday night (without a 2 night minimum) available for December 10 and we have cabins available Christmas week and weekend. We also have rods available on some of those dates.
The Cabins and Special EventsThe 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 are happy to assist you in planning any of these kind of special events. We can recommend activities like fly fishing lessons, horseback riding or even preserve bird hunting or sporting clays. We can also recommend great local catering or restaurant choices.
The cabins are very 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 FREE WIFI and a 50 inch Smart Sat TV-- the cabins are first class in every way. Please go to the Farm Website to see pictures and 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. Visit the cabins page of the Farm website and click "fish other waters" for detailed information on these fishing opportunities.
Instagram and FacebookWe utilize Facebook and Instagram Rose River Farm Instagram Page for communication in-between our newsletters. 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 videos. The other great thing is it allows you to post your own fishing reports and pictures too! Rose River Farm Facebook Page
Wineries and Breweries Near the FarmMadison and the surrounding counties have become major players in the Virginia wine and farm brewery scene. Close by wineries include DuCard Vineyards (the closest to the Farm and one of my personal favorites-- Cabin guests ask about a complimentary flight of wine), Blue Quartz Winery and Shotwell Hollow Brewery (food trucks and other food offerings) Sharp Rock Winery, Early Mountain (beautifully renovated by AOL founder Steve Case-- now serving food too), Prince Michel and Tap 29 Brewery (also serving food), Barboursville, Rappahannock Cellars, Old House Winery and Brewery, and Grey Ghost Vineyards just to name a few. Also make sure you check out Bald Top Brewery-- just a few miles from the cabins they have great wood fired pizza, live music and excellent beer! The Farm Website Cabins Page has links to wineries, breweries and other nearby restaurants and natural attraction like Old Rag Mountain, White Oak Canyon, Camp Hoover. Stay at the cabins and make it a beer, wine, hiking or fly fishing mini vacation.
Named 10 Most Unique Hotels in VA
January 1, 2022
Named top 10 by Best of Virginia-- "Rose River Farm is one of the most unique hotels on the list. The three, luxury rental cabins resembling Mongolian yurts. Fly-fishing is one of the most frequent activities, but Rose River also offers bamboo rod building classes and host's weddings. With views this gorgeous, you may never want to go home." The Best of Virginia
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."
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