February 28, 2017
What says relaxation better than the aromatherapy that naturally occurs on a lavender farm? At White Oak Lavender Farm in Harrisonburg, VA, you have the unique opportunity to walk between the rows of lavender fields as the smell of relaxation wafts up to your nose. Whether it’s in the fields, in the gift shop, or in the wine tasting room, you’ll find some serenity at White Oak Lavender Farm. Here’s why you should take a tour during your next visit to Harrisonburg.
Touring a local lavender farm is just one of many incredible experiences to be had here in Harrisonburg. Here at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, we’ve put together a comprehensive and completely free Vacation Guide to help you have the best vacation possible!
Located just outside of Harrisonburg in Cross Keys, the White Oak Lavender Farm awaits your exploration! Come, make time to stop and smell the flowers! The farm seeks to offer a relaxing experience by providing freshly made lavender products and to educate the surrounding community about the health benefits of lavender. Owner Julie Haushalter got her start with just a few lavender plants, selling lavender products at the Harrisonburg farmer’s market. Today, the farm cultivates over 8,000 plants comprised of several lavender varieties and features several different ways to enjoy the farm!
There are a variety of great ways to enjoy White Oak Lavender Farm! If you’re bringing kids, the Discovery Area takes a fun and educational look at lavender. The Lavender Shop is the best way to take a piece of the farm with you whether it’s in the form of lavender ice cream or any one of the great products the farm produces. U-Pick lavender fields make a great family activity, and, for an inexpensive activity, it sure smells good! The newest feature of the farm is the Purple WOLF wine tasting room! Come, try a handpicked wine list, some infused with lavender from the farm!
Tours are available:
March through December | Monday through Sunday | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
January and February | Monday through Sunday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
The cottages and suites at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages are the perfect places to try out your new lavender products from White Oak Lavender Farm! You’re going to love our jetted tubs, spacious rooms, and cozy beds! Browse our availability and see for yourself the kind of comfort you can enjoy! And, if you need ideas for the best vacation experiences, then download our free Vacation Guide! We are eager to accommodate you, so contact us today to book your stay!