Nestled in the rolling checkered hills of the Shenandoah Valley, an area rich in Virginia history, is the historic 1852 heart-of-pine farmhouse build by Jacob Swartz for his new bride Lucinda Zirkle. The Swartz family home and Jacob's river-bluff cobbler shop, which has evolved into a secluded and inviting guest cottage for today's traveler (where you are our only guest), stand peacefully at the very end of a tree lined country lane overlooking the Shenandoah River's North Fork.

Steeped in history this historic house was well documented by Jacob; from building costs to items pillaged by Federal troops under the command of General George Armstrong Custer.

A full gourmet  breakfast is served at your leisure in the cottage or weather permitting on your own river-bluff terrace. Breakfasts vary with the season but always  consists of juice, seasonal fruit, vegetable or soup, a savory egg entree or something sweet such as buttermilk pancakes, Belgium waffles, French toast or crepes. (special diets are accommodated).

Please, come linger awhile and discover what Virginia's Shenandoah Valley has to offer in scenic beauty, historic lore and holiday recreation. If time permits we'll keep you busy for days.

A day in the country is worth a month in town.....



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