STUNNING HISTORIC ESTATE PROPERTY - 7 MILES TO UVA ROTUNDA

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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STUNNING HISTORIC ESTATE PROPERTY - 7 MILES TO UVA ROTUNDA

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House, 8 Bedrooms, 6 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Stay at La Fourche (circa 1790) a fabulously restored, historically significant, estate property located in the heart of Keswick hunt country just minutes to Charlottesville. Walking distance to Keswick Hall, the prestigious resort hotel, and close to Clifton Inn as well. The perfect setting for large family gatherings, wedding-related events, touring Virginia historic sites and vineyards, and attending UVA graduation, class reunions and football weekends.

The oldest part of the property is the Tavern, originally called Traveler's Grove in 1790, and is now part of the main house. During the 19th century, La Fourche was the hub of this side of Albemarle County where visitors came to stay at the inn and change out their horses and locals came to drink at the tavern, vote and use the post office. The main house was constructed just after the Civil war and was originally an Italianate-style clapboard 3 over 3 house. Early in the 20th century, new owners added the third floor, dormers, stucco facade and Greek revival styling complete with two-story fluted columns.

When you arrive and stay at La Fourche, you will feel transported to another era yet with all the comfortable, modern conveniences that you could desire from big, flat screen, HD TV's and a Bose stereo for your iPod to a Cuisinart and Dualit toaster in the kitchen and 2-person soaking tub in the master bath. Large, tastefully decorated bedrooms--on the second floor: 1 king in master, 2 twins and double in the Red Guest Room, 1 queen in the Blue & Gold Guest Room, 2 twins in the Children's 'Train' bedroom; on the third floor: 1 queen in the Grey Guest Room and 1 queen in the Black & Gold Guest Room. Connected Tavern apartment has a separate entrance with galley kitchen, downstairs bedroom with 2 twin beds, full bath upstairs and upstairs bedroom with 1 queen and 1 twin bed. Six full bathrooms plus two powders rooms. Fully functioning office area that seats 4 comfortably features WIFI and amazing westward views of Monticello.

Keywords: historic, Virginia, Keswick, estate, house, country home, University of Virginia, Monticello

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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We purchased this historic home in 2003 and have painstakingly restored it to its former glory. The original heart pine floors, six fireplaces and woodwork represent the finest of original Virginia craftsmanship. La Fourche, French for fork in the road, because the property was at the crossroads of Albemarle County during the 19th century--one way leading to Richmond and the other way leading to Washington DC.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

As graduates of the University of Virginia and the Darden School, my husband and I cherish coming back to Charlottesville. The countryside is spectacular, and the northwest vista from the house incorporates the mountain view where Monticello sits, the home of Thomas Jefferson. It's the perfect blend of country while being just 7 miles from the University grounds.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to UVA Rotunda
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to UVA Rotunda
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292128vb
(434) 531-0332 (Virginia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house for the few days before and the weekend of our daughter's wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard. The owner couldn't have been nicer or more flexible in our dealings with her, including allowing me to meet a caterer there a few weeks before on a trip to finalize some wedding details.

We had all of the bridesmaids and a couple of the groomsmen staying at the house, and the accommodations are beautiful! The house is spacious and beautiful, and everything from the linens and towels to the equipment in the kitchen was top notch. The house is so beautifully maintained and set up so nicely for a large group. The house was completely ready for our arrival, including putting outdoor cushions on the back porch four our use since the weather forecast was warm and sunny. We hosted a beautiful post wedding brunch the day after the wedding for about 100 people and not only were the caterers able to set up a beautiful buffet and omelette bar, everyone still had plenty of room to eat, move around and visit without using additional rentals.

Our wedding experience in Charlottesville (we live on the west coast) was absolutely perfect, and our stay at La Fourche was the highlight after the wedding itself. The girls (some of whom don't get to see one another that often) stayed up late talking and it allowed the family to all be together...so much more intimate and comfortable than staying in a hotel. I can't say enough about the house or the entire experience, from dealing with the owners to our stay in this lovely house.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to UVA Rotunda
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(434) 531-0332 (Virginia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • 5 of 5
Our first family visit to La Fourche was a huge success in no small part due to the splendor of this 1790's beauty. The home supported our large group of 19 with ease and grace. All four generations found comfort in its handsomely decorated and furnished spaces. Parking was a snap and move in easy as the front door was just a few steps away. The wide variety of sleeping accommodations within the bedrooms worked well to satisfy the varied needs of our family from the great grandparents to the infants. The pack 'n plays fit nicely into a few of the closets to provide darkness for our young nappers. Plenty of room to stretch out and even nooks and crannies to find alone time for reading. Everyone loved the huge dining room table and it quickly became the focus of our family get together over the New Year's celebration. The youngest found great delight in the train room and the grandparents loved getting warm and cozy in the front den. Plenty of room for all the cooks who wanted to get involved in food preparation in the very well equipped kitchen. We never ran out of hot water and the owner was quick to respond to any questions we had. La Fourche also provided our group with lots of choices for family walks, great jogging, fire pit activities, horses across the street and play areas for the kids. Read the white notebook provided right away as that helps you unlock the mystery as to the location of that seventh bedroom and more. We are sure to visit La Fourche again.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charlottesville Central Virginia
Memphis, TN
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BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME

  • 5 of 5
We rented La Fourche for a family stay during our son's wedding. It was large enough for several generations of family and friends to have their own rooms and bath. At the same time, there were many areas where we could all come together to visit comfortably - one of the dens, the wonderful yard with fire pit for gathering after the days festivities, and most notably the incredible dining room where we could all eat together and visit. Monticello is nearby so many visited there. The home truly has everything we needed. We will never forget the memories made there! We hope to visit again.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to UVA Rotunda
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(434) 531-0332 (Virginia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOME PERFECT FOR REUNIONS!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so very so much for having us to your beautiful home!! We had such an amazing time - it
couldn't have been more perfect for our reunion group. There was so much space for us to spread out - which was especially helpful during some rainy days! The yard was gorgeous and we spent as much time outside as we possibly could! We built fires at night time, roasted marshmallows and enjoyed each other's company out there long after the kids were in bed. The dining room table accommodated us all - which was fantastic! We had one concert pianist in the house and enjoyed
listening to him play on the piano! The kids were in heaven between the Train Room, swing set, large yard and all the Disney movies - how nice you are so well equipped for kids! All those toys! What a treat..... Being a Virginia girl myself and not having them in our current home - we loved teaching our kids to catch fireflies! (and to enjoy honeysuckles!)

The grill setup on the patio was great and we grilled out many nights. The "dinner bell" was a big hit outside too...

The office was an excellent setup for the few folks that had to get a little work done here and there.....All the baths in the main home were just gorgeous!

We loved being away from the chaos of campus - but close enough to pop in for a few reunion events here and there - what a beautiful, beautiful location!

The kitchen was well stocked and beautiful - a little small, but worked! And the dining areas were nice and large for our big group.

Thank you sincerely - what a treasure that you share your home in the beautiful C-ville country!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville Central Virginia
Great Falls, VA
5

COUPLES RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic three night weekend with four couples sharing this beautiful home near Charlottesville. The guys played golf, the ladies shopped and we all got together in the evenings to share great food and wine as each couple prepared their favorite dishes. We are all foodies and it was an extravaganza of epecurean delights. We used the Green Egg smoker/grill and fit four or five people in the kitchen cooking at the same time. There was plenty of room to relax and enjoy the company of good friends. The home is well stocked with everything you need and has excellent bedrooms and baths.

We also really enjoyed visiting Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Very worthwile. We had a great time and are already planning a return visit. We intend to make this an annual weekend to catch up with great friends in a beautiful home that very comfortably fits our 4 couple group and can easily accomodate more. We can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to UVA Rotunda
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(434) 531-0332 (Virginia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Charlottesville
5

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful family holiday at La Fourche. This was our second visit and it was even more beautiful than we had remembered. It is perfect for three generations. Our four grandchildren - from 18 months to almost 7 - had a wonderful time. I had taken a whole box of toys which we never even opened - the train room is fully supplied with toys, activities and books for all ages. On Christmas afternoon we all had a great time playing with the outdoor toys that Santa had brought and expending a lot of good energy in the large yard. The kitchen is very well equipped and made cooking Christmas dinner for 12 as easy as it would have been in our own home. The best thing about La Fourche is it's perfect balance between elegance and comfort - It is a very comfortable house to live in - especially with small children. It is really a perfect place for a family vacation.

The location couldn't be better - a large grocery store, drug store, and even Starbucks are less than 5 minutes away. It is a few minutes from the Clifton Inn and Keswick Hall, both of which offer excellent dining.

We have very much enjoyed our time at La Fourche on two occasions and are hoping we can find another opportunity in the future!
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Keswick Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Clifton Inn

Steeplechase races, Virginia wineries, Monticello, Ash Lawn, Montpelier, University of Virginia

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Availability & Rates

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Charlottesville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,300
$7,500
$20,000
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
$7,000
$18,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
$1000 refundable security deposit due within 7 days of booking, payable by check
Rental and cleaning fee due 30 days prior to arrival
Notes Will consider 2 night stay if less than 30 days out from rental date.
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Amenities

Charlottesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Long Distance
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Blue Bathroom with Shower -
    Black Bathroom with Shower -
    Grey Bathroom with Shower -
    Tavern Bathroom with Shower -
    1st Floor Powder Room -
    3rd Floor Powder Room -
    Master Bathroom with Separate Shower & Tub -
    Red Bathroom with tub/shower -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Red Guest Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Blue & Gold Guest Room - 1 queen
    Children's Train Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Black & Gold Guest Room - 1 queen
    Grey Guest Room - 1 queen
    Downstairs Tavern - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Tavern - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Spacious bedrooms throughout the house. Also, 2 porta-cribs available.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • fishing
Notes:
Front porch veranda with rocking chairs, countryside vista, equidistant between Keswick Hall and Clifton Inn
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