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CornerStone Farm


CornerStone Farm is a working farm, as well as a beautiful bed and breakfast. The property provides 92-acres of diverse habitat for a variety of wildlife experiences. Ward and Barbara are as knowledgeable about the birds and their natural surroundings as they are about their farm animals. As this is a working farm, please respect signs and avoid marked areas, but make sure you take the opportunity to see the goats and other animals during your stay.

Your wildlife viewing can start as you approach the house on the main driveway. Watch and listen for eastern bluebirds, song sparrows, American kestrels, or a northern harrier can be a treat. B&B guests and daily visitors are welcome to hike the trails. A pond provides opportunities to see great blue, green heron, Canada geese, and on occasion hooded merganser and osprey. The habitat here also hosts every species of Virginia woodpecker and owl in a relatively small area. The forest and fields are alive with the seasonal migration of songbirds.


Physical Address: 525 Barnes Road, Red Oak, VA 23962

From Chase City, head west on VA-92 for approximately 7.5 miles to Rt. 601/Gholson Road, turn right on Rt. 601/Gholson Road and continue less than 0.2 miles to Rt. 602/Barnes Road. Turn right on Rt. 602/Barnes Road and continue to the farm approximately 0.5 miles on the left.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Barbara or Ward Halligan, (434) 735-0527,
  • Website
  • Access: Call ahead, visitors by appointment only

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Hiking Trails
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Picnic