Ginseng Mountain Farm, located in a private setting at the NE end of the Blue Grass Valley, is 10 minutes from the county seat of Monterey, 1 hour west of Staunton, 2 hours from Charlottesville, and 3.5 hours from Washington, DC.

Only two families have owned Ginseng Mountain Farm since the original land grant.

A tastefully restored 1800s farm house that has 4/5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, country kitchen/dining area, family room, sitting room, living room, mud room, root cellar and two level deck with views.

Hot water and woood heat. Large organic garden and fruit trees.

There are three barns plus 10 original outbuildings, and a good set of corrals on 260 + acres with good balance of hay meadows, pasture, and woodland where deer, turkey, black bear, ruffed grouse, squirrels, and rabbits abound.  Approximately one mile of the Potomac River runs through the middle of the property teeming with native and rainbow trout. Bald and Golden Eagles are frequently viewed from the farm.

An additional 40 ac. of bottom land including a 75'x140' hay/equipment barn, feeding barn with attached silo, a good set of corrals and state certified livestock scales is also available.

Please call us after dark EDT at (540) 474-5137 or e-mail us anytime at
for even more information. Serious inuiries only.

SKE and Debora Ellington



Ginseng Mountain Farm, a 260+ acre historic working cattle, sheep and horse ranch, is located in  Highland County, often referred to as "Virginia's Switzerland". This land of high mountain valleys, sheep and cattle grazing farms and vast woodlands is known for its pristine scenic beauty and rural charm. It is one of the least populated counties in the east and boasts one of the highest mean elevations of any county east of the Mississippi River. Originally settled by Scotch/Irish highlanders and German immigrants, Highland is now an eclectic mix of native farm families and new residents drawn to the high quality of life.

Historic Ginseng Mountain Farm
Blue Grass, VA  24413