Charlottesville House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 13-17)
Escape the city or suburbia to the robust frontier setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville. Cozy up to a crackling fire in any one of the wood stoves, fireplace, and fire pit. Enjoy a week or weekend with family and friends in this authentic restored 1880's double log cabin.
Immerse yourself in the ambiance of yesteryear on 400 mountainside forested acres. Hand hewn logs, reclaimed wood floors, restored antique stoves, furniture, and claw-foot tubs, - all contribute to the historic atmosphere, while folding glass walls, spacious rooms, central heating and air conditioning, and modern appliances provide the comfort and ease of modern day life.
The Great room features a wood burning stone fireplace, TV / blue Ray DVD with satellite (no local channels), folding glass doors at both ends so your entertaining can spill out onto the front porch or the back yard. A long front porch is ample for dining and perfect for swinging on the antique porch swing and relaxing in rocking chairs.
The kitchen has modern appliances, and an antique wood cook stove as an option for the adventurous sort. However the stove is best used for ambiance on a chilly morning, while bonding over your morning coffee. The kitchen is arranged as the early kitchens were, with the table in the middle of the room.
An outdoor fire pit provides hours of entertainment for young and not-so-young alike.
This house is made up of two log cabins, one moved up from a lower location on the same mountain, and another moved in from another property, joined together by a great room. There are four bedrooms plus a bunk room, three full baths plus another with sink and tub only.
Hand made period quilts cover all beds.
Two bedrooms are located on each end each with their own stair, making it perfect for two families to occupy with semi-privacy.
Bedroom 1 (main floor) - 1 queen & 1 double bed with a working antique wood stove for ambiance
Bedroom 2 (main floor) - 1 full & 1 twin bed (direct access to bath)
Bedroom 3 (second floor) - 1 queen & 1 double bed with a working antique wood stove for ambiance
Bedroom 4 / loft (second floor) - 2 double beds. This is a large room with a private stair. There is no door, but it feels quite private. (This is my favorite room.) and there is an adjoining sink and tub (no toilet)
Bunk area (second floor) - 3 twin beds. Kids love this room with its unusual doorway
Bathrooms furnished with restored cast-iron sinks and claw-foot tub showers, and modern water-saving toilets.
Bathrooms 1 & 2 - main floor
Bathrooms 3 & 1/4 - second floor
The joined cabins are both 100+ years old, restored in 2009.
Note that cell phone reception is sometimes sketchy.
We suggest you grocery shop before arrival as the nearest full grocery is 25 minutes away.
Come glimpse the best of life of our early settlers!.
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- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
About Elizabeth Bennett
We are Virginia natives with family in the Charlottesville area. We've been making trips to this neck of the woods for 50 years.
Elizabeth Bennett purchased this house in 1953
Why Elizabeth Bennett chose Charlottesville
This property was purchased by our Grandfather in 1953 as a working apple orchard. As a local Charlottesville businessman, he wanted to create a country getaway on the mountain. We've made his dream a reality. Our extended family spends holidays and long weekends here.
What makes this house unique
When you really want to get away from it all, this is the place. This double, restored log cabin is located on 400 acres of forested mountainside. Wildlife abounds; bear, variety of bird species, raccoons, deer, flocks of turkeys. On a clear night the sky is dense with bright stars (UVA conservatory is located close by because light pollution is so low). Once or twice a day you can hear a train whistle far in the distance, to take you back a century.
Charlottesville is so close by that in 20 minutes you can be at a UVA football game or graduation, or at the historic mall complete with its outdoor pavilion and live performances. It's the same distance in the other direction to Wintergreen Ski Resort. There are many activities within easy distance along scenic local byways; historic locations such as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville and the Frontier museum in Staunton, cultural experiences such as Blackfriar's Shakespeare Theater, outdoor adventures such as tubing and canoeing on the James River and hiking, apple and strawberry picking, Skyline Drive for fall colors, antique stores, wineries, golf, fine dining, and much more!