We sit in the little village of Unison, site of a Civil War battle, in the Middleburg hunt country, an area of wineries, a home to artist and writers, surrounded by open farmland and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, east of the Shenandoah River.
Guests will have private quarters in the art-filled duplex home of a ceramic artist tile maker, and her husband, a novelist and New Yorker short-story writer.
Joan's tiles cover the kitchen walls, and framed tiles are on display in the living room and dining area. Her cups and mugs are available for guest use in the kitchen cabinets. The living room features a gallery-style wall of paintings topped by the artist's mosaic of a pterodactyl. The bedrooms feature the oil paintings of the artist Maggie Siner. Honey harvested on the property is available for purchase.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests will have secured private half of a duplex with their own entrance.
We do have WiFi but there is no TV, it is possible to request one which would have antenna only & get network stations and PBS. For guests' entertainment there is a good radio and a turn table with an eclectic record collection to choose from. Guests can request an extra twin sized bed or for twin beds to be put together and made into a king sized bed. Guests can also request a BBQ charcoal grill to be on their porch for their use. There are 4 parking spaces available for our guests.
There is an apiary on the corner of the property. Guests should not approach the honeybees unaccompanied. Beesuits available on request.
Hosts Joan and John will be available on your arrival to answer questions, and introduce you to their home and the area.
I've been a potter/tile maker here in Unison VA since 1976, my husband John is a fiction writer ( John Rolfe Gardiner), he's written several novels, short story collections, many of his short stories first were published in the New Yorker. We have been keeping bees now for 10 years and have honey for our guests.