Farm Life Getaways

To our Friends:

Across America, the Federal and State governments are taking drastic action concerning the health and safety of large public groups, including schools, colleges, sports events and general public gatherings.

If you still want to plan a vacation with family or friends, we have a solution. Best of America by Horseback and Andora Farm have been hosting cattle drives for 20+ years. You may consider taking your horse and visiting with us in Virginia for our cattle drives.

We are limiting our "Week at the Farm" or our cattle drives to small groups or just your family and friends for added safety.

Even if you don’t have your own horse, we can offer a relaxing getaway at our farm. You can be assured that your plans to visit with us will not be interrupted or cancelled.

Our water system is a deep protected well. We are in a rural area, yet we’re easily accessible via a 4-lane highway. You’ll enjoy hot, sit-down meals during your stay at our Civil War-era farm.

Bring your family or friends, your dog, and your horse if you have one. We can offer one-on-one training with your horse, or private lessons on one of our own horses. No cattle experience is necessary to enjoy your time with us.

Life on the Farm getaways include activities such as:

  • Fishing at our stocked pond and river (no license needed) with all fishing equipment and instruction included.

  • General farm life experiences from gathering the eggs each day to farm gardening, preserving vegetables, or driving the truck or tractor to move hay to the barns.

  • Target practice at our new private target range, including instruction with our guns our yours.

  • Down-home country cooking demonstrations in our large farm kitchen with Lisa or Tom—and you get to eat the results!

  • Camping in your own camper or tent at our lovely farm with 30 amp electric and access to water. Bathroom and shower house available.
     

Don't let closings and crowds ruin your vacations. Come home to the farm and visit with us, with or without a horse!

Call Lisa at (540) 829-9555 to find out more,

including private events with just your family & friends.

 
 

WHY GO WEST?

Tom and Pat Seay, originally horseback outfitters in the Blue Ridge Mountains,

coined the phrase,"Why Go West", when people can enjoy the rural lifestyle right here at Andora Farm

through a variety of outdoor events in the spring, summer, and fall.

Call 540-829-9555 to reserve your spot at any of our upcoming events!

To learn more, click on the event that interests you or scroll down to read about them all.

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2020

June 5-7

July 24-26

July 31-Aug 2

Sept 25-27

Oct 2-4

Oct 30- Nov 1

Nov 6-8

CATTLE DRIVE WEEKENDS

Enjoy a long weekend in the great outdoors, full of beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance and working more than 100 head of cattle with Tom and Pat Seay. This is the perfect adventure for riders and horses of any experience level, whether you've worked with cattle before or not.

 

Tom shows guests how to do a variety of events from horseback, including working cattle and team penning. Riders and horses new to cattle will have time to slowly acclimate to moving cattle during Friday morning. All of our guests are treated to delicious hot meals throughout the weekend, cooked right here at the farm and served to you family-style around the long dining table. Guests are also invited to take part in guided trail rides around the property, relaxing catch-and-release fishing at the stocked pond or Mountain Run stream, and target practice and instruction on our new target range!

Check In: Thursday evening

Check Out: Sunday morning

2020 Pricing

$375 per person

Fee includes: driving cattle across the farm on horseback with Tom Seay, your horse stall, hook ups, parking, all meals (Thursday evening-Saturday evening), lessons with Tom Seay, a trail ride around the property, instruction on team penning, and entry into Friday evening's Team Penning Practice with the public.

A $50 deposit reserves your space!

Balances can be split into monthly payments. All balances must be paid in full two weeks before the event.

Horse stalls and hook ups are first come, first served. Primitive camping available free of charge

Cancellations may receive a full refund, or transfer to another ride within one calendar year if cancellation occurs up to two weeks before the event.

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2020

July 6-9

July 13-16

Aug 3-6

Call for more dates in August, September, & October

540-829-9555

FARM WEEK

Spend a week living the cowboy lifestyle at Andora Farm! Gather eggs from the laying hens each morning before setting out for a full day of working cattle, horseback riding or lessons, and enjoying the beautiful views of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. Guests get the full farming experience working with Tom and Pat Seay on their cattle farm, tending to the animals, horseback riding, fishing, and more!

 

No horse? No problem! Horseback riding lessons are included with this package (if requested) and the Andora Farm horses are available to use. Tom shows guests how to do a variety of events from horseback, including working cattle and team penning. Guests are invited to take part in guided trail rides around the property, relaxing catch-and-release fishing at the stocked pond or Mountain Run stream, and target practice and instruction on our new target range!

Check In: Monday evening

Check Out: Friday morning

2020 Pricing

$475 per person

Fee includes: one-on-one lessons, cattle drives, fishing (everything included), shooting range with instruction (everything included), all horse activities, horse rentals, parking, and airport pickup.

A $50 deposit reserves your space!

Balances can be split into monthly payments. All balances must be paid in full two weeks before the event.

Cancellations may receive a full refund, or transfer to another ride within one calendar year if cancellation occurs up to two weeks before the event.

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2020

September 19-20

DANIEL BOONE DAYS

In 1759, frontiersman Daniel Boone fled the Cherokee Wars in North Carolina and moved his family here to Culpeper County, Virginia at a time when the population was less than 200 people. Boone is believed to have made his living as a teamster, hauling tobacco grown on local farms, including lands where Andora Farm now stands, and taking the tobacco to port to send across the Atlantic to England.

During Daniel Boone Days, visitors can learn more about life in colonial Virginia, interact with local artisans & craftspeople, and explore the farm. Past attractions have included wagon rides out to the authentic living-history American Mountain Men Association encampment, trail rides across the property, talks from historians specializing in local and Native American history, visits to the location of an 8,000 year old Native American village, a presentation by the author of a Daniel Boone biography, and booths where you can see colonial craft-folk in action! Past crafters have included blacksmiths, bread makers, candle makers, fur trappers, potters, quilters, soap makers, spinners and weavers. 

Check In: Friday afternoon

Check Out: Sunday morning

2020 Pricing

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Balances can be split into monthly payments. All balances must be paid in full two weeks before the event.

Cancellations may receive a full refund, or transfer to another ride within one calendar year if cancellation occurs up to two weeks before the event.

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2020

Fridays, starting April 10

TEAM PENNING PRACTICE

Every Friday, teams of three riders work together to quickly cut and move three cattle from one end of the arena to the pen at the far side. Bragging rights goes to the team with the fastest time of the night!

Practices are held in the Andora Farm arena every Friday night starting in April, weather permitting. The final practice of the season is usually the first Friday in November.

Riders, a current negative Coggins for your horse(s) is required for you to practice. Please bring them to your first practice, or send them to us ahead of time. When you get updated Coggins, you will need to bring us the updated copy.

Sign Ups: 6:00 pm 

First Run: 7:00 pm

Members of the public are invited to come out and spectate; there is no fee to come watch!

2020 Pricing

$5 per person, per ride - the same price it's been since Tom and Pat began hosting more than 20 years ago.

 
 

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NEW TO DRIVING CATTLE?

No worries! Trail Master Tom Seay has been guiding and educating riders of every experience level on horseback for more than 20 years. 

 

Watch the video to get an inside look at Cattle Drive Weekends here at the farm.

17275 Germanna Hwy, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA

tseay10@aol.com

540-829-9555

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Travelers welcome! Call for overnight stabling availability.

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