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Cave Hill Farm, Rockingham County.

Consisting today of about 158 acres, Cave Hill Farm centers on an impressive two-story residence built about 1847 for Henry Kisling. In 1868, Kisling deeded the property to Gerard T. Hopkins, a farmer, merchant, manufacturer, and the proprietor of Rockingham Springs, a resort located nearby at the foot of Massanutten Mountain. The house features Federal and Greek Revival details and an entry porch supported by thick stucco-covered brick columns into which are set marble statues given to Hopkins to settle a hotel bill. Also located on the property is a circa 1870 heavy timber-frame bank barn constructed on the stone foundation of a prior barn burned by Federal forces during the Civil War, and the farm’s eponymous cave. A bold spring and the remains of a substantial manmade water course issue from the cave.
   Cave Hill's Civil War history is hinted at in Kisling’s 1870 obituary: “The hundreds and possibly thousands of Confederate soldiers, now scattered throughout the country, who came weary, or sick or hungry to his hospitable home, will never forget the name and hospitality of Henry Kisling.” Today, the Hopkins family operates Cave Hill as a bed and breakfast.