For over 250 years, Audley Farm has been a part of American History. Nestled at the Northern tip of the Shenandoah Valley, this historic farm covers 3,000 acres of rolling pasture, and also boasts breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
History of Audley Farm
Audley Farm dates back to 1749 when Lord Fairfax granted a 3,000-acre estate to Colonel George William Fairfax. In 1764, George Washington’s cousin, Warner Washington, bought half of the estate from Colonel Fairfax, and from that point, Audley remained in the Washington family for 138 years.
The most well-known of Audley’s residents was Eleanor “Nellie” Custis Lewis. She was the adopted daughter of George and the granddaughter of Martha Washington. Audley House, the historic residence of “Nellie,” is completely restored and the centerpiece of Audley Farm.
Know Your Source
Our aim to become the trusted source of exceptional Angus Beef products. Through our genetics program, we are able to produce the finest quality Black Angus in the Shenandoah Valley. Our promise to you is to uphold the Audley standard of excellence and continue to be your trusted, local, all-natural beef provider.
Thoroughbred Horses at Audley Farm
Audley is also a world-class, champion Thoroughbred breeder. In fact, the very first Triple Crown winner, Sir Barton, was a stallion here. Audley is also the breeder of Bodemeister, the Arkansas Derby champion, and runner up in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He is now a stallion at WinStar Farm in Kentucky. Bodemeister is the sire of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Champion, Always Dreaming.
Call to arrange a private tour of our beautiful, historic farm. And after your tour, visit our nearby neighbors Mackintosh Fruit Farm.