|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Lovely 1898 country estate home located in the historic Keswick area, Turkey Run Farm is convenient to Charlottesville, but far enough away for amazing peace and quiet, and night skies. Very accessible to Monticello, Montpelier, many of the area’s most celebrated vineyards and cideries, the University of Virginia, the historic Charlottesville downtown, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Skyline Parkway. Fantastic views of the Southwest Mountains can be enjoyed from several vantage points, complete with regular sightings of wild turkeys, albino deer and Bald Eagles. A wonderful, relaxing place to walk and ride bikes, Turkey Run Farm is a gracious and welcoming environment for family reunions, smaller wedding receptions and company retreats.
Four private bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and living room with fireplace are located on the main floor, with a stone family room and large farm kitchen in the English basement. Front and rear porches and stone terrace offer exquisite, unsullied views of the Southwest Mountains.
Richard Davis, the owner, grew up on a horse and cattle farm in the nearby Gordonsville area and graduated from the University of Virginia. He has both worked in aviation and the space program for years and has traveled extensively. Richard has always found the Blue Ridge Mountains to be incredibly beautiful and inspiring. He spent years looking for a place in the area that met his dreams and was very excited to find Turkey Run Farm when it recently became available. He and his sister Deborah McLeod, who manages the property for him during his absences, have spent the past year restoring and furnishing it for guests as well as Richard's family's own part time use.
Richard Davis purchased this farmhouse in 2013
Richard and his family tremendously enjoy the nature there, the dramatic views of the mountains, the extensive landscape plantings all around the house, a place for the children to explore nature, the amazing clear views of the night skies, the graceful presence of history in the house, and most importantly, the incredible peace and quiet of the surroundings.
Turkey Run's greatest benefit is the tranquility and privacy that can be experienced from its outdoor spaces - the terrace swing or the ease of the front porch chairs. The only sounds that can be heard are the calls of birds and the rush of the wind.
Turkey Run Farm n Keswick
We wanted a Virginia farmhouse with a perfect feel to it for our family's Christmas reunion. That translates to spaces that are elegant, but most of all, relaxed, comfortable, and inviting. We found just that place. She sat at the end of a long drive and commanded a beautiful view of the mountains and woodlands. She was still decorated for Christmas, adding to her beauty. Her large country porch ushered us into her rooms filled with quiet surprises. Every room created comfort. Cozy beds, fluffy towels, quiet places to write or read, a wonderfully supplied bright kitchen next to a homey sitting room.
Our athletic children enjoyed running and being in nature. Keswick, made for an inspiring place to run along the highways and byways with wonderful distractions of the countryside. On runs or walks or drives we admired the spectacular horse farms throughout the verdant Virginia farmland.
Upon leaving one week later three deer said their farewells to us. The whole house and grounds are meant to create peace and joy, in an emotional sense as well as the physical. You feel that all is well with the world when you are there. It was difficult to leave.
Thank you Deborah for all you do. And as you say "deer kisses".
My husband, daughter and I stayed here with my brother's family over the Christmas holiday and had one of the most memorable vacations in recent memory. The house is absolutely charming with breathtaking views and cozy rooms.
We found everything to be spotless and every detail cared for. The owners even set up a tree for us in advance and left a box of decorations unhung so our kids could decorate. There was even a selection of Christmas CDs at the ready.
For the location, Turkey Run is located on a beautiful countryside with other charming homes and farms nearby. We even saw a family of deer out front one morning. Plus, there's also a cidery within walking distance which was also delightful.
I can't stress enough how great our stay was. There were seven of us including a four-month-old and we were all completely comfortable — we didn't want to leave! I cannot recommend Turkey Run highly enough. Thank you Richard and Deborah!
This property has maintenance and cleaning issues. The kitchen needs to be cleaned. The out of date left over food should be removed from the fridge and the front of the cabinets need to be cleaned. The oven also needs to be cleaned.
In the four days we stayed there, the front of one of the kitchen cabinets fell off, missing by inches a bare foot, a chair leg broke in a place it had broken before (you could see the old glue and repairs), the box springs broke on one double bed, and we were down to two lights in the chandelier over the table (replacing light bulbs didn't solve the problem).
All of that said, we still enjoyed the location and the access to all the activities in the area.
I loved the charm of the property. Rooms were tastefully arranged and inviting. I especially found the lower level kitchen and great room a wonderful place to entertain our friends who stayed elsewhere. I did find that only 2 bathrooms made it a bit challenging for our group of 7. Overall, I really enjoyed the stay and would love to return next year.
My husband and I stayed in this beautiful farmhouse outside of Charlottesville this past weekend for a friends' wedding in nearby Barboursville. There were 3 other couples staying with us, so 8 adults total in the house. Wow, what a beautiful place it was. Full of charm and appeal just like the pictures show. We had fun on the swings out back, biking on the beautiful winding roads all around the property, and just enjoying one another's company on the porches, patio, and quaint, basement farmhouse-style kitchen and family room. I want to come back again with our kids- its a perfect country getaway for anyone!! There was more than enough space to spread out, even with 8 people we never felt cramped or crowded. Warm, welcoming, and beautiful…as the leaves were just turning in early October. I can't give this place enough stars!
We had a fantastic girls weekend at turkey run farm! There were 8 of us total and we fit comfortably with 2 to a room! We went wine tasting at the nearby Keswick and barboursville vineyards and castle hill cidery all day Saturday and came back to a cozy and warm farm house welcoming us and helping us relax. We sat on the porch and watched the sun setting and were able to see deer and wild turkey in the yard and up the driveway. It was so peaceful and a wonderfully relaxing time. Recommended for people who want to get away from technology for a weekend and focus on spending time together with their loved ones in a house full of history, wildlife, and tons of character!
Turkey Run Farm is located in a beautiful, serene rural setting nestled into a ridge that is part of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are many attractions in all directions from the farm, and much to keep guests busy, although kicking back and doing nothing at all but taking in nature may be the most perfect getaway of all. There are a number of good antique stores in the area, and countless wineries have grown up around the farm. There are several art galleries and museums. The Klughe-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum is about 10 miles away on Rt 250. The Fralin Museum is located in the University of Virginia campus, and is an important sight to take in. Nightlife venues abound in Charlottesville, as well as fabulous restaurants to sample a variety of fare. (The Charlottesville region is highly committed to locally grown foods and sustainable agriculture and emphasizes that on menus.) There are many wonderful hikes to take along the Blue Ridge. Old Rag Mountain is a big favorite, but there are other trails that include waterfalls and other unique features. A half hour drive to Scottsville will provide an opportunity to rent rafts or canoes to navigate the waters of the James River. Another half hour drive to Boars Head offers a chance to go Hot Air Ballooning. With a slightly longer drive to Waynesboro, one can try out flight in a glider plane. The farm itself offers space for more intimate private events on its grounds and interior spaces, but for grander events, Castle Hill Cider and Keswick Hall are located conveniently right down the road.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
|Property Damage Protection||$89|
While the views from this property are dramatic, the house is located on the rise of a mountain and has a series of brick steps leading up to the entrances. This property would not be suitable for anyone with mobility restrictions.
Golf cart is available for rental. Rate is $50/day. There is a liability release form that must be signed in advance. If interested please contact manager.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.