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OLD RAG VIEW HORSE FARM WITH LOG LODGE AND TREEHOUSE

Richard Smith

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

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Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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OLD RAG VIEW HORSE FARM WITH LOG LODGE AND TREEHOUSE

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Charlottesville Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Chateau / Country House, 6 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Chestnut Oak Farm is a luxurious western-style lodge retreat on a 90 acre horse farm near the base of Old Rag Mountain. The lodge was constructed in 2009 using granite blocks from the farm and huge Virginia pine logs in a western style of rustic elegance. The lodge is surrounded by decks and porches to take in the magnificent view over Hidden Valley, Old Rag Mountain, the farm's twin ponds, and the horses grazing in the fields. The lodge is equipped with a Chef's Kitchen, huge dining room (we have seated sixteen), double-sided fireplace, baby grand piano, screened porch, and covered porch. The main lodge house has three Master Bedrooms, and two other large bedrooms with a shared bath. Downstairs is a walkout game room with foosball, ping pong, bar, and a fire pit/movie pit with 52' screen TV. The outdoor 8 person hot tub is steps away, overlooking the pond.

150 feet down the hill below the pond is the 'Guest' Treehouse. The treehouse is a cedar sided two level cabin-style house which sleeps six, with full bath and kitchen--and an optional fire pole exit for the adventurous. This treetop aerie has to be seen to be believed!

The farm has a small herd of horses, two alpacas (Mike and Ike), and a growing assortment of other farm animals including peacocks. We have hiking trails on the property. A fantastic network of both gravel and paved roads fans out from the farm for incredible short and long distanced cycling routes. Or you can leave the farm to hike the incredible local trails or fish the local streams, or visit some of the local wineries or organic farms. We are 35 miles from Charlottsville, and 82 miles from Washington DC.

Caretakers live onsite and can help out with questions, firewood, directions, and even with provisioning if desired. They are happy to arrange spectacular custom-guided trail rides from a local stable in the surrounding mountains--even overnight camping trips.

Keywords: Farm, Horsefarm, Estate

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Richard Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response rate:
0%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2014

About Richard Smith

Our family has cherished this special farm since we bought in 1995. Since building the new house, we have shared it with numerous friends and families who come out to regroup, renew, and get inspired by the natural beauty of the place.

Richard Smith purchased this chateau / country house in 1995

Why Richard Smith chose Charlottesville

Most beautiful place we had ever seen in Virginia. We had been camping, hiking, climbing and biking in this area for years, and fell more in love with it every time we visited. We bought it to create a place for families to bond. Great place for family reunions and get-togethers.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The area is uniquely rich in character. The edge of the Piedmont and the Blue Ridge is flush with beautiful organic farms, wineries, and incredible cycling and hiking. Great base to visit Charlottsville and Monticello (35 miles), Luray (30 miles), Skyline Drive (18 miles), Sperryville (12 miles), Little Washington (15 miles), Flint Hill (17 miles),Orange (15 miles) and to take advantage of countless small antique shops and artist galleries that are close by.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.6
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews
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Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p319986vb
+1 -(202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
4

Lovely getaway, but know that you can't work from vacation

Lovely getaway, but know that you can't work from vacation
  • 4 of 5
The farm was lovely... we gathered there with our extended family for the week after Christmas. The house was spacious for all of us (eight adults, two kids, and two babies). One thing we didn't expect from the information online was how little cell service we'd get. Regardless of your carrier, you will NOT get service. You'll need to drive 15-20 minutes to be able to make a call on your cell (but the landline is available, which was nice). The house has wifi, but it is beyond slow. It's not the owners' fault... I don't think there are any alternatives. Just know that you can't really have a working vacation there!

The other important thing to note (that wasn't in any of the information we were given) is that, if you have a dog with you, the caretaker's dogs have free-range access to the property. They are sweet dogs with people, but I wanted to make sure they were friendly with other dogs, so I checked and the caretaker said "no, they aren't." I'm so glad I checked! It would have been awful to be out with our sweet, friendly dog only to have her attacked by the other larger dogs... especially since the closest vet is MILES away.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p319986vb
+1 -(202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia

Perfect fall weekend getaway.

  • of 5
The house and location are spectacular. Lots to do on the property for both children and adults and plenty of amazing activities (incredible hiking and biking) right off of the property. Incredible. I just recommend that you stay long enough to enjoy it all!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p319986vb
+1 -(202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
4

Away from it all

  • 4 of 5
Stunning! The home, property and views are exactly that.
We had 4 families here for a week and never once were on top of each other; plenty of room for everyone. We were a total of 14 which included 6 kids between the ages of 1 to 17 and they never once fought; everyone had their own space and had the opportunity to have alone time as well.
Everything was well communicated and the home is very well stocked with more than you will need (linens, pillows, towels, etc). The tree house was nice for our parents, it allowed them time away from the grandkids and gave them complete privacy and allowed them to be on their own schedule.
We didn't have any issues with anything and the care taker was very responsive and extremely helpful.
I do caution that there is next to no cell service (if you get service, consider yourself very lucky) and due to the remote location the internet/wifi isn't going to get you the best connection. My husband was on a practical working vacation and had to travel into town (30/40 mins) to get work done a few times.
Great to get away from it all and spend quality time with those that join you at this home.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p319986vb
+1 -(202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
Lakeland, Florida
4

Beautiful Place for Family Gatherings

  • 4 of 5
Great place, great views, great time!!! A little tricky to get there but once you do it's well worth it. Love being there for family time.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
business
Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p319986vb
+1 -(202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5
Only 80 or so miles from DC, but we felt a world away! We had a great time. The sizes of the bedrooms were UNDER-advertised - each room was HUGE! We can't wait to stay again.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Old Rag View Horse Farm with Log Lodge and Treehouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p319986vb
+1 -(202) 345-3459 (District of Columbia, USA)
Charlottesville Central Virginia
5

Good for Work and Play

  • 5 of 5
The owner was very responsive and provided extra information to help us prepare for our stay. House was well stocked (firewood, linens, kitchen, etc.) and quite spacious. Game room provided fun during downtime for our offsite retreat since we had snow/ice outside. The property and house was lovely and the view was BEAUTIFUL. There were a few critters (quite a few stinkbugs and a ?mouse?) but I guess that comes with being out in the country. Seems like it would be really fun in the summer with kids in the treehouse and warmer weather to wander around outside more. Deposit returned with no issues. Definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Old Rag Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Whiteoak Canyon
Nearest Point of Interest
Camp Hoover and Rapidan River
Nearest Point of Interest
Hughes River

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Rates & Availability

Charlottesville Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $400/nt - $1200-1600/wknd - $2800/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $400/weeknight, 2 night minimum .... $2,800-3,400/week
  • $1,200 - $1,600/weekend
  • $500 refundable security deposit
  • $250 optional cleaning, linen, towel fee
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Amenities

Charlottesville Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1) 2 King Beds, Queen size Beds (1) One Queen Bed, Double Beds (1) One double bed in Bedroom #5, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in Bedroom #4. Two twin beds in treehouse upper level., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Two sets of bunk beds in the treehouse main level
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Barn with 4 stalls, tackroom, hay loft and indoor climbing wall. Vegetable gardens, small stream, lots of hiking opportunities located on the property.

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