The natural beauty of the Stodola complements any event. From an elegant wedding to a family reunion to a baby shower to a retirement.
While enjoying the Stodola take time to relax under the unique grain bin gazebo and enjoy the warmth of the fire.
Need to get out of the sun? Pull up a chair and feel the breeze under the expansive covered lean too.
The Groom's Room offers a unique space for the groom and groomsmen to gather in preparation for the wedding.
The Bride's Room provides plenty of space for the bridal party to get ready or to have a quiet moment before your big day.
The Bride's Room also a styling chair and mirror as well as vanity mirrors and counter space to make getting ready even easier.
The Stodola offers a lovely salvaged silo as a unique backdrop for your ceremony. A sidewalk makes the perfect aisle for the grand entrance.
The paved drive to the barn provides easy access for set up and catering services as well as making that last celebration moment spectacular.
The Stodola property offers multiple beautiful backdrops to capture your special moments. From our hand painted American flag barn, classic cruiser truck, to our family grown grapevines you are sure to find the right place for you
The Vtipil Family legacy in Virginia can be traced back to 1845 with the birth of Joseph Vtipil in Rcychnov, Czechoslovakia. Joseph grew up on a farm there and later married Frances Sodomka. In 1905 their first born child, Joseph Vtipil, Jr., was sent to the United States to join the growing Czech community in Prince George, Virginia. Two years later the Vtipil family acquired 292 1/2 acres along Prince George Drive. Their investment would become their lifeblood, rooting their immigrant family in a community which they still call home five generations later. On the farm, the Vtipils worked hard to make a living growing peanuts, corn, wheat, soybeans and raising livestock.
Through the years family traditions included Brunswick stews and church picnics at the First Czechoslovakian Presbyterian Church, built on land donated by Joseph. The most cherished event, which lives on to this day, is the making of the wine. For over sixty-five years, the Vtipils have worked hard to perfect the taste of this unique wine. The family has kept the tradition of their Czechoslovakian ancestors alive and their wine making process virtually the same. The hand-picked Concord grapes are carefully prepared and put through a vinification process passed down from generation to generation. From picking to stomping to bottling - the process is full of tradition and love. Na Zdraví!
For years the original acreage was an operating farm, but slowly parceled off and passed through several hands. Ultimately a 65 acre lot with the original and aging farmhouse was all that was left. Having been sold to a developer, this last remaining portion of land was slated to become a 117 home subdivision. But the great-grandson of Joseph Vtipil, Sr., Don Vtipil and his wife Debby, had other ideas of bringing the farm back into the family and revitalizing the remnants of their family history. In 2015 they began to work with Prince George County to make the dream of their home and future business a reality. While the fields have not been planted with crops for years, the latest two generations of Vtipils now call the old farm their home.
Now the Vtipil Family is opening the remaining farm for others to enjoy.
Even while living around the world during Don’s twenty-two years in the U.S. Army, Prince George County and the surrounding area remained home for the Vtipil family. Don, a Prince George High School and James Madison University alumnus, and Debby, a Hopewell High School alumna, raised their two girls at duty stations from Alabama to South Korea to Germany. After many moves, they were stationed back at the home of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps - Fort Lee, Virginia. Don Vtipil retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006. By that time the family had established firm roots back in PG. Debby owned and operated Royal Cuts, a local salon from which she recently retired after 30 years of taking care of her many customers. Amanda and Andrea, their two daughters, graduated from Prince George High School and attended Virginia colleges.
Amanda has spent her career learning and sharing local and national history and recently accepted a position with Virginia State Parks. She and her husband CeJae, who works in advocacy for Virginia credit unions, built a home on the old farm property.
Andrea and her husband William both teach in the Prince George County School system, making a true impact on the county’s next generations. They have two children.
Don currently serves as President of Red Cloud Food Services, Inc. based out of Nashville, Tennessee and enjoys supporting the foundation he created, the Military Assistance Program, which provides direct financial support to our Wounded Veterans. Debby is working hard to spoil the grandchildren and spend time with her mother.
Together the entire family is working on the Stodola to make it a successful business.