A gracious bucolic interlude
Submitted: June 17, 2011
Stayed: June 2011
Four of us, including my 90 year old mother, returned to Fairview recently for a four-night stay. Having stayed at Fairview approximately 10 years earlier, when it was in other hands, we already had pleasant associations with the place.
We couldn't have hoped for more, our fond memories were not disappointed and we found many improvements and enhancements had been made to the establishment in the meantime.
Fairview's setting couldn't be lovelier and its gardens, peaceful repose, and resident menagerie encourage lollygagging. The viewshed and Fairview's two welcoming porches are an invitation to watching cows, flreflies, sunsets, and, most dramatically, lightening storms along the Blue Ridge.
With five generous bedrooms (one on ground level) and four bathrooms, the main house can very comfortably hold a group of up to ten. The spacious public rooms lend themselves to entertaining and the kitchen is extremely well-equipped.
The historic nature of the residence and its sensitive renovation, stewardship and furnishing contribute to an almost "other worldly" experience.
This is a spot of great beauty and tranquility and, equally, within striking distance of many interesting things to do and see, such as wineries in Afton, the charms of Nellysford, Charlottesville's many sites, and greater Amherst and Nelson counties many places of interest.
We found Fairview to be very well appointed and maintained, with many guest needs anticipated and supplied for. Guests requiring cable TV, access to the web, and stable cellular service be forewarned: a highly connected lifestyle is not easily achieved at Fairview, although our group adjusted and became adept at finding sweet spots for cell phone service.
Fairview truly wraps visitors in its mood and comforts, surrounding one with history, nature, vistas and tranquility.
I hope to return.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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