Axeford is nestled on a tranquil 42 acre farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests enjoy access to the entire farm where they can walk and cycle on trails, dine under the stars, have picnics and sundowners, fish in the rivers and wade in pristine mountain water. Take a tour of the farm and see the pigs, cows, chickens, and goats performing their jobs while an observatory beehive allows for an up close view of miraculous bees in action.
Farmhouses are surrounded by gardens, orchards, streams and wildlife. They combine modern amenities with their historic 1920s depression era roots, and gracious southern hospitality,
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GOINGS ON &
There are many ways to immerse yourself in the goodness of farm life at Axeford. Guests are invited to enjoy all that our nearly century old farm has to offer in a relaxing natural landscape. Maximizing each beautifully distinct season, this 42 acre farm shares numerous exhilarating on and off-site outdoor activities for children and adults. While at Axeford you can try everything or do very, very little like read a book from the library while relaxing on a rocking chair on the porch. There is truly something for everyone at the farm.
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Due to its elevation, Summers are significantly cooler than low-elevation places within Virginia, with only 4 and a half days of 90 °F+ highs annually, and winters are generally cool to cold with occasional intervening warm periods and 9 nights of sub-10 °F lows. Monthly mean temperatures range from 31.5 °F in January to 71.2 °F in July. Snowfall averages 25.4 inches (65 cm) per season and generally occurs from December to March.
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Axeford is nestled on a tranquil 42 acre farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
From I-81 South
Take exit 132, taking a left on State Rte 647 and then a right onto US-11 S / US-460 W (Roanoke Road). At downtown Shawsville take a left on State Rte 637 (Alleghany Spring Road) which parallels the South Fork of the Roanoke River.
If going to Riverside:
Take a right on Persimmon Rd. Cross the bridge and the River House is the first house on the right.
If going to Mountainside:
At the dairy farm, take a slight right onto State Rte 609, Fishers View Road. Follow down the gravel road until you get to Fishers View Road on the left, up the driveway.