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Circle S Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 6 0 0 24 hour monitoring 6 0 0
Friendliness of host 6 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 6 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 6 0 0 Facilities as represented 6 0 0
Security of facilities 6 0 0 Overall satisfaction 6 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 6 0 0 Total Scores 54 0 0
Comments: (12/10/04) - "{The owner} was wonderful and the place is a destination with views of the Smokies. We had a concrete pad with 20 and 50 volt, water and dump right there so we were in heaven. We rode in her hayed fields.". . .(5/3/08) - "Fantastic cottage! Great paddock for my young horses. Attentive host. Thanks for a great stop!". . .(7/29/08) - "Wonderful accommodations for horses and people. Strongly recommend. The owner was more than gracious when we showed up at 3am (more than slightly ahead of schedule). Sorry for that!". . . (5/19/10) - "We have stayed in many places over five years of traveling with horses and always look forward to Teresa's place. We had too much rain to go out riding on the WA Creeper trail but we took the truck off and went out to dinner and real theater in town. Great destination for a trailering or cottage stop. We used her cottage for TV.". . . (5/4/15) - "Lovely cottage to stay. Paddock with attached two stalls for horse. Nice for the horse to stretch his legs. Would worry if the horse was not used to grass as stall is small.". . . (10/12/15) - "This farm was a nice stopover. The cottage had every amenity, including g full Direct TV. It was clean and I could see my horse who was 25 feet away in a grassy paddock. The stalls were dirt run ins attached to paddock. No contact with other horses. If your horse is not used to grass this may not be the best as the stalls are small after having been in a trailer. Perfect place to let them stretch their legs in a beautiful setting. Teresa was a great host. Highly recommend."

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Diamond K Arena and Livestock
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Almeda Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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A.C. Knickerbocker Stable
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 49 0 0 24 hour monitoring 48 1 0
Friendliness of host 49 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 48 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 49 0 0 Facilities as represented 49 0 0
Security of facilities 49 0 0 Overall satisfaction 49 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 49 0 0 Total Scores 439 2 0
Comments: (Editor's Comments: Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.)
(10/29/13) - "I highly recommend Knickerbocker Stable. Susan was great. Clean, close to the interstate and easy access.". . . (12/9/13) - "This was a very positive experience. Susan met us at the interstate and was very helpful. The facility was clean and well kept. I felt very comfortable leaving my horse with Susan and her family.". . . (2/12/14) - "Weather was awful but Susan was great. Horses were warm and comfortable. Very close and convenient to interstate 81. Highly reccomend.". . . (5/7/14) - "Great place to stay and keep horses while traveling. We camped for free and could see the horses from the camper. Thanks Susan, we will be back. Highly recommended!!". . . (6/28/14) - "We have stayed before and will definitely stay again. Beautiful facility and great hosts. Horses were safe and comfortable. Highly reccomended.". . . (8/20/14) - "Susan went out of her way to meet us at the interstate and guided us the 2 or so miles to the farm since we were so tired and hadn't been there before. Excellent facilities, very clean and well kept. Easy to get to. Very helpful and professional host. Definitely would recommend it to anyone traveling with horses. Thanks Susan, we will stay again next time we come through that area!". . . (1/16/14) - "Great place to layover. Susan is a perfect hostess. Thanks for all you did. Highly recommend to anyone traveling with horses. Will see you again in the spring.". . . (3/10/15) - "Weather was awful but Susan made the layover great. Will be back on our next trip. Thanks for providing such a a great place to layover!!". . . (3/23/15) - "First long trip with my new horse. Really great layover. Nice big, safe, clean, stalls. Thanks, Susan, for all your help. We will be back.". . . (4/10/15) - "Really nice facility. Very friendly and helpful owners. This was a first for us traveling cross country with a horse. Would recommend to anyone needing to overnight. Close to the interstate, lots of motels and places to eat. +++++.". . . (5/4/15) - "Lovely roomy and airy stalls. Wrap around driveway might be tight for a large LQ trailer but still easy to turn around. Owner drove out to meet us at the exit. Recommend meeting at Sam's which is straight off the exit and well marked. GPS said exit at #5. Owner met us at #7. Easy to find. Take the left fork at the driveway to the barn.". . . (6/26/15) - "Great place to layover. Clean and close to interstate 81. Will be back!!!! Thanks for the hospitality, Susan!!!". . . (5/29/15) - "This is a great place to layover. Highly recommend! Lots of good motels around as well.". . . (9/24/15) - "Great layover and wonderful hosts. Highly recommend to anyone traveling with horses!!!!". . . (10/1/15) - "Couldn't ask for a better layover. Susan is a great host and the barn is clean and really nice. Very close to lots of motels just off the interstate. We were very pleased.". . . (10/8/15) - "Really nice place to stop for the night with four young horses. Very easy to find. I stayed in my living quarters trailer at no charge. Highly . . . (12/2/15) - "I am a 3x repeat customer, and will continue to stop here. Highly recommend as a layover. Clean, easy to get to, just off the interstate.". . . (3/28/16) - "We had never used a horse motel before and this was a great first experience. Made us feel like family and our horse was settled right in. It was very easy access to I-81 but felt like we were way out in the country. Thanks for a great, comforting experience.". . . (3/29/16) - "We are a military family traveling with horses and would highly recommend Susan and her farm to anyone traveling on I-81. What a great place to layover; we were treated like royalty and so were the horses.". . . (4/1/16) - "Loved this place! Beautiful barn, great lights, lots of bedding, and super friendly and helpful host. One of my top horse hotels from my recent cross country trip. Would recommend this place in a heartbeat!". . . (5/16/16) - "I am a regular customer; great layover, would recommend to anyone traveling with horses."

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Goose Creek Farm, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 38 0 0 24 hour monitoring 38 0 0
Friendliness of host 38 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 38 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 38 0 0 Facilities as represented 38 0 0
Security of facilities 38 0 0 Overall satisfaction 38 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 38 0 0 Total Scores 342 0 0
Comments:  (Editor's Comments: Due to the large amount of feedback we have received on this facility, all of it positive, we've posted only the more recent comments. We thank everybody who has sent in so many nice comments.)
(10/4/13) - "Dwight loved staying here so much he didn't want to leave. He had a huge pasture of green grass to enjoy and a buddy to tease over the fence. Carl, the host, was incredibly helpful with accurate directions and hotel reservations. He called in the evening to give a status report on Dwight. He made sure all our needs were met including providing hay for the balance of our journey. Excellent service and facility located close to highway, hotels, stores and restaurants.". . . (11/18/13) - "Great experience! By far, one of the best layovers we have ever stayed in. We showed up late and Carl met us at the gate to guide us in. He had everything ready and helped get our horse settled into a large clean stall with water buckets filled and ready. Carl was very welcoming and super friendly. We will be back again. Thank you Carl for everything.". . . (3/5/14) - "Carl Richardson was waiting at the gate to let us in. He is very professional and friendly. Parking area was very easy to use with enough room to turn a trailer around. Stall was amazing with fresh water in it already and grain buckets provided. Carl was very knowedgeable and helped load and unload a very green horse. Paddock was very nice and spacious and working round pen onsite. Overall, I will keep my horses at this site when my travel plans take me to the area. Would recommend the Goose Creek Farm to anyone.". . . (3/19/14) - "I'm traveling a lot and I can truly say, Goose Creek Farm in Bristol, VA will be my first choice along I-81 if it is time for a rest! Thank you Carl for your help and hospitality!". . . (10/5/14) - "Goose Creek is a fantastic layover spot. We stayed on a return trip from Tenn. We got in a bit late and Carl was literally waiting with the light on out front directing us to his farm. We couldn't ask for anything to be any better. We will be back again in the Spring without hesitation.". . . (7/27/15) - "Our horses loved the Goose Creek Farm paddocks with the lush grass, run in shed, board fencing, and fresh water troughs . What a beautiful place to put our horses in and hook up our live in trailer . Also, close to I-81 exits 7 and 5. Carl met us at the gate with a flash light and made our stay very comfortable . We will definitely return to Goose Creek Farm when hauling horses in this area.". . . (8/1/15) - "Carl met us at the gate, showed us all the amenities of his farm and ensured both our horse and ourselves were taken care of for the evening. If I pass through through Bristol, VA., again, I will make plans for us to stay at Goose Creek Farm. Thanks Carl for a pleasant stay.". . . (9/14/15) - "I couldn't have been happier with our experience here. Absolutely gorgeous farm, generous and welcoming host, comfortable and perfectly appointed stalls and facilities plus very close to food and hotels. I highly recommend this horse motel because I slept like a baby knowing my horse was in professional care! Thank you Carl!!". . . (9/14/15) - "Carl and his farm were awesome! So friendly, so helpful! Met us at the gate and was so thorough in showing us his farm and helping us get our horse settled! It was super close to motels and restaurants at exit 5 & 7! Would stay again and encourage anyone to stay!". . . (9/15/15) - "Carl met us at the gate and had everything ready for our horse; fresh stall bedding and fresh water. The facility was relaxing and beautiful! Would stay there again in a heartbeat. Carl runs a wonderful farm that is clean and safe!". . . (3/8/16) - "This is a highly recommended layover facility. Stalls were large, freshly bedded with 2 clean buckets of water. The barn is surrounded by fences and gates for added security. The farm is easy to find and I was able to turn and maneuver my 6 horses head to head trailer with no problems. The owner, Carl Richardson, was there to greet us on arrival. He helped us get horses settled in and provided equipment so we could clean out the trailer. Carl is very knowledgeable and lives 100 ft. from the barn. He also provided assistance when pulling out of the driveway the next morning at 6am! If you are traveling I-81 in Virginia, this is a perfect location to layover. Lots of hotels and restaurants only 5 minutes from the barn. Thank you again Carl!". . . (7/15/16) - "We were very pleased with our layover at Goose Creek Farm, LLC. The horse stalls and green paddocks were large, clean, and secure. Also the professional RV hook up location was in a secure, private area for the night .We will definitely use Goose Creek Farm, LLC in the future for a layover when we come through Bristol, VA since it is so close to I-81, exits 5 and 7. Carl Richardson is a real horse professional."

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Redfield Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 7 0 0 24 hour monitoring 7 0 0
Friendliness of host 7 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 7 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 7 0 0 Facilities as represented 7 0 0
Security of facilities 7 0 0 Overall satisfaction 7 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 7 0 0 Total Scores 63 0 0
Comments: (9/6/12) - "What a pleasure to place our horses in the care of Kathlyn for the night. Everything was more then we had expected. Clean, spacious, and safe for both horses and our equipment. The farm is very close to I-95 with overnight lodging very close by. Kathlyn, was in the barn to greet us and made us feel like one of the family. We will definitely stay at Redfield Farms again in our travels from Vermont to Florida. Thank you Kathlyn for taking such good care of our horses and us. Jake and King, Beligan 2300 lb.+ pulling horses say thank you for the hay and the treats of fresh carrots was much appreciated.". . . (12/25/13) - "I had the best experience staying overnight on my trip from Ocala to Boston! We traveled with 2 rigs and came in much later then we hoped. The owners were very nice and helpful; the stalls were big and clean. I will absolutely love to stay again on my way back to Ocala this winter ! Thank you for your great hospitality!". . . (4/6/14) - "These guys were great, meeting us late at night to help unload. Kept our stallion and 3 other horses safe and sound. We stayed last year on the way home to Vermont from Florida and just arranged to stay over next week again. Make this your half way stop!". . . (6/4/14) - "Nicest over night stabling I've ever experienced. Stalls were large clean, neat, and safe. Turnout was well fenced and safe. The owners were very helpful and made the experience as easy as possible. I had a trailer issue and Kathryn and Chuck helped me get service. They stored my trailer until all the parts could be collected and the trailer repaired.". . . (8/8/15) - "Very convenient to I-95. Owners were very accommodating for all of our needs. The facility is extremely clean. I highly recommend Red Field Farm.". . . (8/13/15) - "The Redfield Farm was by far the friendliest overnight stable we stayed at. They greeted us as we arrived at 9 pm . They had a stall ready. As we were attending to our tired Warmblood Dennis, the owner, was cleaning out our trailer for us. Wonderful, clean, safe facility.". . . (1/11/16) - "Very helpful people. Best place I have ever stayed over with horses."

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Penmerryl Farm Bed & Breakfast
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 18 0 0
Comments: (2/15/15) - "Gammon was a pleasant host. We were traveling from South Carolina back to Vermont and looked forward to the stop. Stalls were excellent. Gammon accommodated our field trial dogs, provided power to our horse trailer, and provided welcome showers. Beautiful setting, easy to get to, and an Excellent host.". . . (3/31/15) - "Fabulous and then some! This layover is so convenient off the interstate, offers human and horse lodging and is pet friendly. AND....if you have a little extra time, they even have a hot tub and a pool! Gammon was so helpful with loading and unloading, the stalls are huge, the guest room was huge and the shower was HOT. I will definitely stay here again, in fact, we are planning to bring our own horses here for a weekend and ride the trails in the area. A great little getaway spot or perfect resting place for overnight when travelling. 5 stars!!!!"

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Erlinmar Equestrian Center
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 4 0 0 24 hour monitoring 4 0 0
Friendliness of host 4 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 4 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 4 0 0 Facilities as represented 4 0 0
Security of facilities 4 0 0 Overall satisfaction 4 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 4 0 0 Total Scores 36 0 0
Comments: (1/18/16) - "Could not have had a better experience! Very attentive to the horse and extremely accommodating. They went the extra mile to make my stay as stress free and nice as could be! Thank you Linda, Ernie and Mark! I will stay again and I would recommend them to anyone.". . . (1/22/16) - "A great overnight stop. Coming from PA to SC, I came in after dark and as it had rained 4 days previous, I got my trailer stuck. They were out with a tractor in no time to get me turned around. Excellent hotel choices 10 minutes from the barn. Easy, easy off and on Interstate. Super care, safe and clean. Would highly recommend to friends. I will be using them again on my return trip in March. Thanks.". . . (5/2/16) - "5 Stars!! Loved this place and the owners. Extremely organized, clean, and welcoming. Offered me a list of available hotels close by. My stay was wonderful and my horse felt very comfortable. I highly recommend Erlinmar Equestrian Center in Virginia.". . . (6/3/16) - "Very friendly, safe place, easy to get to."

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RockN K Inc.
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 8 0 0 24 hour monitoring 8 0 0
Friendliness of host 8 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 8 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 8 0 0 Facilities as represented 8 0 0
Security of facilities 8 0 0 Overall satisfaction 8 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 8 0 0 Total Scores 72 0 0
Comments: (10/20/04) - "Thanks for a great time! Clean barn and turnout area. Hotels and food were within 5 min. drive. May I suggest a bed & breakfast? I think your response would be great! Highly recommended facility.". . .(12/4/04) - "Great place - I've arrived at all hours of the morning and they have been very welcoming.". . .(10/10/05) - "Mike & Vicki are very friendly and extremely knowledgable about horses. I was amazed at the level of care they provided for our 'girls' during our relocation from California to the Richmond, VA area. I highly recommend this facility!". . .(12/9/05) - "Great people, they checked on my nervous horse several times during the night and moved him to the round pen once it was clear he wasn't happy in the stall. Clean and safe. Highly recommend for anyone traveling.". . .(12/13/05) - "One of my horses was injured during the few hours of turnout and they were very, very helpful in getting him to cross ties (very lame) and calling the vet and offering for me to stay as long as I needed.". . .(10/15/06) - "{The owners} were wonderful hosts and extremely accommodating.". . .(10/30/08) - "We stayed w/Mike & Vicki last year on Christmas week (Dec 22nd) and our experience was beyond belief. A FIRST CLASS operation and people who run it! No hesitiation about staying there again, IN FACT we just scheduled another stay for next month! Thanks again Mike & Vicki.". . . (11/5/09) - "A Super overnight stop, Mike and Vickie are very accommodating. We've stayed many times, it's easy to get to and always great."

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Lazy Acres Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 5 0 0 24 hour monitoring 5 0 0
Friendliness of host 5 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 5 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 5 0 0 Facilities as represented 5 0 0
Security of facilities 5 0 0 Overall satisfaction 5 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 5 0 0 Total Scores 45 0 0
Comments: (2/19/14) - "We stayed an extra day because we felt so comfortable here! They had a great hook up for the RV right next to the covered outdoor riding ring and the barn was also very close so my horse was never far from my sight. When we decided to stay an extra day, the owners gave a large acre plus pasture to let my horse relax and enjoy some leg stretching frolicking. We will absolutely call on them again when we travel through VA!". . . (4/2/14) - "Amanda and her husband were awesome! Loved the farm and you cannot find nicer, kinder, more helpful people!". . . (5/31/14) - "The cabin and horse facilities were wonderful. Amanda and David were very accommodating. Very convenient and we will definitely stay there again.". . . (10/24/14) - "I stayed here twice and the facilities were exceptional. The hosts were both friendly and helpful. My horse was happy in the lovely, clean stall that was ready for him and he enjoyed turnout in the covered arena and also in a grass paddock. There was ample room for a big rig. The apartment was immaculate and had every convenience. I will definitely stay here again if I am in the area.". . . (10/16/15) - "Wonderful facility and Amanda & Dave are terrific hosts. Loved our layover at Lazy Acres and plan to make it our destination next year. My horse was so comfortable and relaxed there. Great experience!"

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Shenandoah Sporthorses
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Stone Bridge Equestrian Center
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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The Buckhom Farm
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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Emmanuel Equine Facility
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 2 0 0 24 hour monitoring 2 0 0
Friendliness of host 2 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 2 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 2 0 0 Facilities as represented 2 0 0
Security of facilities 2 0 0 Overall satisfaction 2 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 0 0 Total Scores 18 0 0
Comments: (4/18/14) - "Very nice place. Large stalls and turn out paddock if desired. Owners very helpful. Have stayed here repeat times and have always found consistency. Beautiful area and my horses and I love the chickens! Makes us feel right at home."

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Tribute to America Farms, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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