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Your dream vacation in the mountains could be awaiting you in our cabin at Big Bend Farm. Porch overlooking the meadows and sparkling river with mountains just beyond. Working farm. Enjoy nature walks, fish the river or hunt on 680 acres of prime Virginia woodlands on the west side of the Blue Ridge Mountains


Goosecontrol More than 400 border collies trained by Barbara E Ray control geese and other migratory birds on golf courses, airports, parklands, etc. All our dogs are guaranteed. So contact us today and your goose problem will soon be NO PROBLEM.

Barbara & border collie pups

Border collies Barbara Ray is one of the top border collie handlers and competitors in the country. Her border collies come from the best bloodlines and are all excellent working dogs. From time to time border collie pups will be available as well as started dogs. Big Bend Farm also hosts the annual Big Bend Classic Sheepdog Trial 


FISHING We offer 1 mile of pristine private trophy trout water on the Cowpasture River for fly anglers seeking a quality fly fishing experience.  Numerous riffles, pools, and runs as well as year round springs contribute to a trout fishery that is second to none.  Fishing generally starts in mid-September depending on water levles and temperatures and runs through May 25.  Both Trophy Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout are a possibility.  We typically suggest nymphs like English Pheasant Tails, San Juan Worms, and Micro Stone's.  Streamers will also take fish.  Anglers can expect between 15-50 fish per day up to 24".  Space is limited to 4 anglers per day and all fishing is catch and release.  Guides are available.  All fly fishing is booked with Albemarle Angler (click to go to website) in Charlottesville, VA.  Reserve your slot ahead of time as slots can fill up two months in advance in fall and spring.  Call 434.977.6882 to reserve your slot today


Pups Barbara's Open Dog Stella and Amanda Milliken's Monty had a hot and fruitful affair late this summer. 6 adorable pups were born a few weeks ago and are now looking for suitable homes. Judging by their background these should be great prospects! Contact Barbara for more information.
Sorry all pups are at their new homes.


Contact Us For more information on border collies & goose control phone 540 460 0393; for information on the cabin and hunting phone 540 997 5661. For information on fishing call 434 977 6882.