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1856 Manor House on 600-Acre Horse/Cattle Estate; Great For All Ages.

Wolf Trap Farm, LLC Keith Cuthrell

Member since: 2006
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Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse

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1856 Manor House on 600-Acre Horse/Cattle Estate; Great For All Ages.

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse


Charlottesville Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms; 4 bathrooms, Sleeps 10-14;

Our historic Manor House (circa 1856) was completely renovated and refurnished in 2004. From its hilltop location, you enjoy commanding views of the Southwest Mountain range and of our vast pastures. Children and adults alike are transported far from the world of the city to life on an old Virginia estate, immaculately restored. The farm is situated on land once owned by President James Madison, whose Montpelier home is just on the other side of the mountain.

This is a wonderful place to gather several generations in a locale where all ages will be contented. Adults savor the peace and quiet, the views, the local historic sites, museums, fine restaurants, wineries, antique shops and art galleries, scenic drives and quaint villages. Children are endlessly fascinated by having 600 acres on which to run wild, explore nature, skim rocks and fish in ponds, watch horses and cows and wildlife, peer down old wells, smell manure, chase lightening bugs and frogs, and have rural adventures.

Why Stay At Wolf Trap Farm?: The farm itself is wonderful. It is just a mile from a main road, but its a world away from any noise. The Manor House is in the center of the farm, with horse paddocks, cow pastures, woodlands, barns and mountains serving as your views in every direction. On the farm itself, there are miles of trails through the never-ending forest. There are nine ponds, two full of bass and bream for fishing.

Its a great place to gather 3 or 4 couples for a getaway or reunion.

The farm is 3 miles from the charming village of Gordonsville, which has wonderful restaurants and cute shops. It is 10 minutes from Madison's Montpelier, 30 minutes from Monticello and Charlottesville, and 15 minutes from Barboursville and Horton wineries, and just a bit further to a dozen others. Horseback riding is available at a neighboring farm. Lots of antique shopping in nearby towns. You can even go hot-air ballooning or skydiving. Tubing and rafting are available nearby.

What About the Kids?: They will absolutely love it. We set up the house with kids in mind. The house is beautifully furnished (our decorator saw to that), but its pretty much kid safe. The Bunk Room lets you stash all the kids in one room 'sleepover style', while the adults stay up late and talk, enjoy the hot tub or firepit, or keep sampling the wares of the local wineries.

During the day, the kids will find things to do exploring the farm, its animals, its ponds, its woodlands, and the great outdoors. They love the rope swings. Many times we hear from our guests that they had trouble taking excursions because the kids did not want to leave the farm.

What Do Adults Do When They Stay At Wolf Trap?: They sit and talk around the kitchen table, in the den, on the patio or on the upstairs porch. They walk and talk on the mile-long private road through the farm, or on the miles and miles of trails through our woods. They make wonderful meals in our fully equipped kitchen, or using the grill. They bask in the hot tub and sit around the fire pit. They relax.

They go out to eat at fabulous restaurants in Gordonsville. They tour Montpelier, Monticello, Wilderness Battlefield, the UVA Campus or one of the smaller local museums. They visit the wineries, the art galleries, the quaint shops. They drive some of the most beautiful roadways in America. They pretend they live here. They Dream of living here. They make plans about coming back to stay longer.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Wolf Trap Farm, LLC Keith Cuthrell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
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About Wolf Trap Farm, LLC Keith Cuthrell

I am the nut flying through the air in front of my family up at the farm. The family includes my wife, three adult children and their spouses, and four grandchildren so far. I have been a lawyer in Virginia since 1979, and we live in Virginia Beach.

Wolf Trap Farm, LLC Keith Cuthrell purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Why Wolf Trap Farm, LLC Keith Cuthrell chose Charlottesville

In 2003, while searching for a little mountain getaway spot, I overshot and bought this 600 acre farm. At the time, it was in terrible shape, and I have always been attracted by fixer-uppers. The location and landscape were great, and then we learned that a number of the buildings were antebellum.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Owning Wolf Trap Farm is like having your own state park, only nicer. When we were children, we always would admire stately homes on a hill at the end of a long drive, with board fencing and horses. Getting the chance to own a place like that has been beyond my childhood imaginings.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Had a great week on this beautiful farm! The boys had fun exploring the woods, falling in the creek, chasing frogs & lizards, fishing, feeding the horses (Radar & Will) and swinging on the rope swing behind the house. Several hikes in the nearby mountains & a fun visit to Charlottesville & Monticello. Hope to return to this amazing place sometime soon.
Apr 2011
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1856 Manor House on 600-Acre Horse/Cattle Estate; Great For All Ages.
average rating of 4.625 based on 15 reviews

A relaxing quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a large group stay for an wine tasting weekend (14 of us total). The house was excellent as the sleeping quarters are away from most of the common areas, making it easy for anyone to stay up late or get up early without bothering the rest of the house. The grounds were beautiful, we only wish it had been warmer outside. The house is pet friendly and the screened in porch was a great place for the puppies to play away from all of the horses. The 3 bedrooms with queen beds were extremely comfortable and very large, and the bunk room was great for all of the singles who stayed the weekend. The hot tub and outdoor activities that were accessible with the weather were great. The only small problem we had was the house wasn't spotless in terms of cleanliness. It was generally clean, but for a couple of clean freaks we had, we did some additional cleaning when we got there. I would definitely recommend staying here, and I would certainly return for another trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

We booked this place for my husband's 50th birthday celebration. I was ideal for our big family and the guests. It was very comfortable and spacious. We loved the everything about the property. Was close enough to the shopping. Kids had a blast in the hot tub. Even when we had an issue with heating because the fuel tank ran out the matter was addressed immediately and in the mean time they provided us with space heating units. The staff was very friendly. Only comment would be while everything was clean, we thought the master bed room spa would have been cleaner and the hot tub looked a little green. Other than that there is nothing negative to say about this property. We would definitely book this place again. Dee

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Comfy and Perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a large group of high schoolers as part of a getaway. We truly enjoyed our stay. The owner was accommodating and made himself available to meet our needs. Our students enjoyed taking walks in the beautiful setting, and spending time with the horses and cows was a highlight. The kitchens are truly very well stocked and having two of them made it easy to prepare meals for the entire large group. The dining room was large enough to assemble as a group, while the dens made it cozy to break out into rounds of poker or board games in the evening. The building has a unique layout. The beds were also very comfortable and the sleeping arrangements worked out well.

The servant's cottage is a stone's throw away, so while you have the house all to yourself, expect to share the fire pit and hot tub if both units are being rented out.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend that you book!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Northern VA

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our visit to the farm. Grounds are beautiful, and the owners really worked with us to make check in easy and answer all of my annoying questions about the property. A group of 30somethings celebrated a birthday here. Easy to trek out to wineries, and the fire pits were terrific for gathering after dinners. There isn't a big tv room or large space beyond the dining room to gather, if you're a family with kids parking in front of the TV, but we really enjoyed spending all our time in the house in the kitchen, dining room, and outside. Having so much space outdoors was absolutely terrific. You're in the country, but with all the conveniences very near by. Really enjoyed being here, and will likely return! Hosts were so easy to deal with. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the manor house. My family with our two sons (3 and 5) met my mother, her partner, and my grandmother aged 93. We enjoyed the property. We fished in the pond (catching and cooking a fish) and visited the horses. We explored Luray Caverns, Montpelier, and wineries. My mother brought her golden doodle and I bought our toy poodle mix. They enjoyed the property, as well as playing with a dog from the cottage rental.

We were concerned about the high number of King Charles spaniels in the hot barn which we understood were owned by a lady who rented the barn. She was not friendly whenever we were walking past the dog barn to the horse barn or if we tried to have a conversation with her. There were maintenance issues with the house, but they were corrected in a timely manner. There was a small leak from master bathroom down dining room wall, but Mrs. Brown was aware of it. Mrs. Brown was very helpful in general.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. The "dog lady" is gone (remind me not to agree to rescue people in great distress), and the barn is again full of horses.

Great winter weekend

  • 4 of 5

My two brothers, their families, and my Dad rented all three houses at the Wolf Trap Farm for a January weekend to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday and had a great time. There were 13 of us -- so, we needed all three houses. This is not a luxury house but a working farm that was well maintained and welcoming. The setting on top of a hill overlooking a valley -- even in the dead of winter -- is idyllic.

The Manor House is the nicest of the three houses -- very cozy. We spent our group time there. The sitting rooms were too small hold everyone, but they made for very nice reading / game playing rooms. The dining room sat everyone comfortably, and the kitchen was large and well appointed. We used 3 of the 4 bedrooms in the manor house -- 2 of which have a private bathroom. The kids enjoyed the 4-bed bunk room. The hot tub, fire pit, and rope swing (conveniently adjacent) were also big hits and heavily used (tons of firewood). The servants quarters and pond house were also nice and could be self sufficient. The servants quarters are right next to the manor house, but the pond house is about 100 yards away -- flash lights are needed for an evening trek! There's a partially completed game room with fuse-ball, pool, and ping pong half way to the pond house that could be a real asset if it's completed (and heated!).

We absolutely loved the horses, dogs, and one potbelly pig(!) -- the staff that cared for them were real nice and accommodating to our kids. The owner also has a very detailed guide to area that was very helpful. We had one problem with the water during our trip, but the owner and staff very responsive and really worked hard to get everything working.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Silk Mill Grille
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Highway 15
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Le Pomme
Car: necessary

Historical Attractions: Monticello (30 min.); Montpelier (15 min.); Michie's Tavern (30 min.); Wilderness Battlefield (35 min.); University of Virginia (35 min.)

Wineries: Barboursville, Horton, Keswick, Honnaley, Early Mountain (all within 30 minutes)

Adventures: Trail Riding (3 min.); Rafting & tubing (50 min.); Kayaking (15 min.); Sky Diving (20 min.)

Scenic Drives: Everywhere, but recommend Highway 231 through Somerset & Keswick. Abundant grand estates, horses, cattle, hayfields, mountain views.


Rates & Availability

From $270 Per night

Charlottesville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.3%
Notes Winter rates do not apply at holidays. One night bookings generally allowed only while Winter rates are in effect, or on week-nights, at owner's discretion. Discounts are quoted if you are filling an empty slot within a week of your booking.
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Charlottesville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • James Bath - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Assigned to Dolley Room
    Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Very Large
    Bunk Bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • James Room - 1 queen , Large, Full Bath in Room; Ground Floor
    Dolley Room - 1 queen , Elegant; Exclusive Use of Hall Bath; Ground Floor
    Efficiency Suite - 1 queen , Second Floor; Kitchenette; Whirlpool Tub; Very Large; Porch
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Second Floor; Stash the Kids Here
  • Three bedrooms with queen size beds, plus the Bunk Room, which has two sets of trundle beds (that's 4 single beds) plus a sleeper sofa. The Bunk Room is ideal for the children. There is also room for rollaway beds in the Suite and in the James Room, for additional children or the extra adult. Each bedroom is beautiful, elegantly furnished but inviting to families with children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Fully equipped kitchen. Great patio with gas grill. Second kitchenette in Suite. Note: If you need MORE SPACE, see our Pond House and Servants Cottage listings, or our combined listing or the farm's website, all in the LINKS section of this listing. Farm can accommodate 25 total.

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