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.