HISTORIC ITALIANATE, SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW

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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
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HISTORIC ITALIANATE, SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW

Amherst House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 5-12)

Fairview is surrounded by spectacular, panoramic mountain scenery and over 150 acres of rural farmland.

Listed on the National Historic Registry, Fairview is well known in the area as an historic landmark. Fairview's distinctive tower is a key signature of the Italianate style. The rich, unique architecture, is one of the most prominent examples of the Italianate style in the state. Noted architectural features include gothic arched windows, an ocular window, and intricate brick details throughout the exterior.

Fairview is a classic, country home offering 5 guest rooms, 4 private baths with luxury linens and furnishings. The interior is quite elegant and filled with European antiques, yet still maintains a comfortable atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The broad veranda in the back of the house faces a bold Blue Ridge mountain range, and is a favorite relaxing venue for guests.

Located in Piney River, VA, a small rural town in Amherst County, Virginia, Fairview was built shortly after the Civil War in 1867 by a wealthy doctor who valued the area for its breathtaking mountain views.

Guests may enjoy feeding and interacting with the white Arabian horses, and a one-of-a-kind outdoor aviary featuring an array of colorful peacocks.

A recently fully furnished Guest Cottage is also available with wonderful pastoral and bold mountain views. The Guest Cottage is available to larger parties, in conjunction with a Main House reservation.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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4.8
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Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196339vb
(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Glendale CA
5

AMAZING PLACE

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were part of a group staying there for a wedding the weekend of 8-6-11 and this property was amazing!!! Lots to do, we enjoyed the area (though we were very occupied with wedding details). Very rural and somewhat secluded but a small drive to Lynchburg. We are most definitely staying here in the future!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196339vb
(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Alexandria, VA
5

SPECTACULAR IS RIGHT!

  • 5 of 5
Fairview was heavenly! We stayed over July 4th weekend and thoroughly enjoyed everything about this property. If you are interested in peace and quiet, away from the hussle & bussle of life -- this is the place to rent. Being surrounded by farm land with the Blue Ridge Mountains out the back porch was simply serene. We had fun cooking in the gourmet kitchen, taking a dip in the hot tub, reading in the provided robes on the rocking chairs, sitting in the sauna, watching the Arabian horses, peacocks, and cows, along with... hiking at nearby Crabtree Falls, boating at Mill Creek Lake, and visiting Saunders Farmers Market. This would be a great place for family gatherings, as there are five furnished bedrooms and plenty of elbow room in/around the mansion. Oh - and our pooch had a great time too! Hope you fall in love with Fairview, as we did !
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196339vb
(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Oakland, CA
5

A GRACIOUS BUCOLIC INTERLUDE

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196339vb
(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Rochester, NY
5

HAPPY, HAPPY BICYCLISTS!

  • 5 of 5
Our 10 person bicycling crew lodged at Fairview for 2 nights while cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Aside from the spectacular mountain vistas, the morning fog arising from the valley, and the horses, cattle, and peacocks, the house itself was magnificent. Lot's of good beds, and a fully stocked kitchen. Power cyclists can ride the 20 miles up (note: UP!) to the parkway, or sag up if you want an easier alternative. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196339vb
(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Wausau, Wisconsin
5

A BEAUTIFUL VISIT

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this property was most memorable for my husband and I, along with our daughter and her husband. We used it as a base for daily trips to Monticello (highly recommended) and other historical sites, as well as all of the wonderful hiking and mountain activities. We ate at restaurants recommended by Jennifer and we all enjoyed them. The house is large and comfortable,and I had photo cards made of the wonderful sights and scenes that we enjoyed on the property. The peacocks, especially Big Daddy, provided a lot of free entertainment. My daughter even went back to DC with a new kitten. Thanks Jennifer!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196339vb
(703) 362-6234
Amherst Central Virginia
Richmond, VA
5

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We were at Fairview this time last week. Absolutely breathtaking! Jennifer was a pleasure to deal with and really took the time to make sure our stay was fabulous. Amazing views and modern conveniences made it a pleasure to stay in the house. We're already making our return visit plans!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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Amherst House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $200/nt - $600/wknd - $1250/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Year Round Rates .. $200/night .. $600/weekend .. $1250/week
  • Rates are subject to change
  • Holiday rates or minimum stays may apply

Amenities

Amherst House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • rafting