We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Calming for all of your senses”

White Oak Lavender Farm
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: White Oak Lavender is a year round agritourism venue. We make more than 100 products from the lavender. From Memorial Day to Labor day there are daily guided farm tours one hour after opening. Private tours and group experiences are available by reservation at any time of year. Classes, Events and Self Guided tours are offered year round. We have a Discovery Area that includes viewing our domestic farm animals. It is not an actual petting zoo but our animals do love people! We have alpaca, horses, miniature horses, sheep, goat, rabbits and free range exotic hens. We do have a small picnic area that is first come first serve. Our guests also enjoy our indoor wine tasting room and our lavender ice cream all year round! Fun for all ages and a variety of interests! 10:00 AM - 6 PM April -December CLOSE AT 5 PM Jan, Feb and March WE ARE CLOSED 3 DAYS PER YEAR: THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEARS! Thank you and we look forward to your visit!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Just getting out of your car you can begin to sense a nice relaxing and calming feeling. The aroma of the Lavender, the sight of the beautiful gardens, hearing the bees buzz and petting the animals - it just doesn't get any better than this. Wait, yes it does, try the Lavender Ice Cream!! See? Calming for all of your senses!!!

1  Thank fivecallmemom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (362)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

284 - 288 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stopped at the Lavender Farm while staying at Massanutten Resort, right down the road. The smell of lavender as you walk into the door is just intoxicating! I purchased some candles, bath crystals, lavender lip plumper, but the BEST purchase was the lavender ice cream! It was delicious, and not too sweet. That was a first for me! I took the tour ($3) to see the farm animals out back. There were long haired rabbits, ponies, goats, sheep, ducks and chickens. I enjoyed this visit!

Thank Laura E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you haven't visited the Shenandoah Valley, it's all waiting for you. Probably the most beautiful part of Eastern America, the "big valley" is a huge landscape of lovely rolling hills just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. (Get off that jammed I-95 the next time you're traveling north-south!!) Up in the mountains, you can enjoy the Skyline Drive which overlooks the valley, but to really see the huge wide beauty of the Shenandoah, you must get on I-81. It runs through the whole long historic valley that was once home to the Great Wagon Road, the first real road into the south from the northern colonies. The whole place is loaded with history from the Apple Festival in Winchester in the north to famous historic colonial Virginia towns like Lexington, New Market, Roanoke, Staunton, and Abingdon further sourth. What all these places have in common is great hotels/motels/inns, restaurants, rich history and more than anything else, unparalleled beauty, especially in summer. Horse farms, grand historic homes, lush green fields, several caverns, and magnificent productive farms. The Virginia stretch of I-81 is a great inexpensive family vacation all laid out for you. .

And sitting right in the middle of it all is one of the loveliest attractions we've seen in a long time. The White Oak Lavender Farm, just east of Harrisonburg (Right on I-81, and home to James Madison Univ.) is an out-in-the-country farm that specializes in everything lavender....acres and acres of it. Lovely gift shop. Animals for the kids to pet--all quite elegantly and beautifully presented. You can buy wreaths, the aromatherapy things, soaps, everything. And best of all they have U-Pick days when the lavender is in bloom--they even provide the scissors, and you can cut all you like. They say bloom starts in May, and goes on through mid-summer, when the blooms are harvested and made into wreaths, bouquets, soaps, lotions, etc. etc. etc.. They are open seven days a week, all year long. So even if the lavender plants are not in bloom when you go, all the lavender is there in the gift shop.

Relatives in Harrisonburg took us there, and all of us enjoyed the beautiful drive out from Harrisonburg, and I must say we were really impressed. This is a fine, sophisticated attraction you'll really enjoy. Check out their website, and you'll see it's a beautiful family business that is really blooming. Fragrance? When the fields are in full bloom, you can sniff the fragrance miles away!

1  Thank rayallen2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 July 2014

White Oak Lavender Farm is a family run farm near Harrisonburg (right off I-81). It is a beautiful place that smells wonderful. The lavender is in full bloom in June and July and the farm is a sea of purples and sweet aromas during this time. The Lavender also blooms again in the fall. We took the tour ($8) and loved it. We learned all about the types and uses of lavender and saw the still that turns the plants into oil.
We also toured the family farm...small horses, llamas, sheep, pretty chickens. The highlight of the animals was the turkey named George Washington...he is one of the Thanksgiving turkeys pardoned by the President...and, remarkably, is red, white and blue. George struts around waiting to be petted by the visitors.
We picked some lavender (scissors provided) and visited the shop that sells all things lavender.... bought several of the wonderful soaps. A really nice day!

1  Thank pinxgr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We were staying at Wintergreen and were looking for something other than hiking or traditional mountain activities. White Oak is about an hour away and was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. The lavender was blooming and the area with animals was fun to walk around (additional fee). The staff seemed a bit spread thin with the many visitors and I would have liked to learn about the different types of lavender but overall it appears well run. There are many, many beautiful plants.

Thank Cape1990
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed White Oak Lavender Farm also viewed

 

Been to White Oak Lavender Farm? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing