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Gracious 19th Century Country Estate Home Surrounded By Nature And History

Richard Davis

Member since: 2014
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Richard Davis

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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Gracious 19th Century Country Estate Home Surrounded By Nature And History

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Charlottesville Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Stunning Mountain Views Enclose This Welcoming Retreat From The World

Lovely 1898 country estate home located in the historic Keswick area, in walking distance to Castle Hill. Turkey Run Farm is convenient to Charlottesville, but far enough away for amazing peace and quiet, and night skies. Very accessible to Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn, 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 and piebald 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, bridal party groups, 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Davis (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Richard Davis

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

Why Richard Davis chose Charlottesville

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Gracious 19th Century Country Estate Home Surrounded By Nature And History
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Abingdon, VA, USA
5

Weekend of bliss

  • 5 of 5

A gaggle of mid-fifties women who've known each other since 3rd grade, we descended upon this beautiful, secluded, wonderfully historic farm house in the middle of Virginia's Hunt Country.

The house is beautifully appointed, very clean, and appliances are up to date. The landscaping is gorgeous (just missed all the daffodils in full bloom). There was plenty of room for us to be all together, and for us to have one-on-one time with each other, without feeling like we were on top of one another, or isolated.

Although the more urban of the group thought we were in the middle of nowhere, it actually only took about 20 to get into Charlottesville, which we did several times.

As the early riser of the group, I did get to see the albino deer (2 of them), but technically, they are called piebald, a mix of brown and white. They are beautiful no matter what you call them.

I highly recommend this gorgeous and historic farmhouse to anyone seeking peace, beauty and comfort. It has it all.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura and Friends, We were so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. and also that you saw the albino/"piebald" deer! I've actually added that term to the property description since learning that. Thank you for leaving the house in such perfect order. We look forward to having you visit again a little earlier in the spring, when all the jonquils are trumpeting their unabashed glory. On the other hand, you got the full monty from the redbuds! All best wishes, Deborah
Virginia
5

Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Turkey Run Farm. We were a group of six and the space was perfect for us. The owners made sure we had what we needed...including freshly cut daffodils in each bedroom. We appreciated the gracious hospitality.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful warm memories

  • 5 of 5

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".

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure to have your family stay with us over New Years Eve week, and I'm delighted to hear that you had so much fun together at the farm. You were immensely wonderful guests and left the house absolutely sparkling, as much with your laughter and happiness as with care and tidiness. Thank you for taking such good care of Turkey Run Farm, enjoying it so, and making it yours for the course of your stay. Happy 2015 from your "deer friends"!
5

An Absolutely Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicole, It was our great pleasure to have your lovely family celebrate Christmas at the farm. Especially because it was such a touching solution to reviving and celebrating your mom's longstanding tradition together. We hope you felt warmed and embraced by a house that is very experienced with years upon years of Christmas celebrations! Come celebrate it with us again some time in the future. Warmest wishes, Deborah
Pittsburgh Pa
3

Thanksgiving Weekend

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We certainly try to do everything we can to make our guests comfortable and the place beautiful, warm and welcoming for them. However,Turkey Run Farm is an authentic Old Virginia style farmhouse, dating to the 1800s. It is furnished with a number of period pieces intended to convey the unique feeling of living in an historic home. The property offers the cozy, peaceful, inspiring qualities and the adventure of experiencing life in a genuine country dwelling; but, like all very old things, it has its weaknesses and flaws; things that can fail unexpectedly, especially if they are not handled with some care. Our guests' arrivals are always welcomed with the expressed invitation to call if they encounter any problems or discomforts, and if they call, we come quickly to try to solve them. If we are not informed of any issues, but only find them after the guests have vacated, we can't try to set those things right. Turkey Run is our family's vacation home too, so the pantry and freezer are stocked with provisions (which guests are welcome to if they should need them, and generally seem to appreciate) Some items occasionally age out without our notice though. Our apologies for missing some of those. Although we did feel that saying the kitchen wasn't clean seemed undeserved, we are sorry to learn that our guests were disappointed, but think it's probably otherwise helpful for potential visitors to read this review in order to decide if an historic type of residence with its manner of older furnishings is what they are seeking for their vacation experience.
Cincinnati, OH
4

Keswick, VA visit

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very delighted to have members of the Camargo Hunt Group as our guests at the farm. It's vicariously exciting to have our temporary residents heading out each morning to mount their horses and re-enact one of the most traditional and popular sports of the Keswick area. We look forward to your return next year.

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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
CHO
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Keswick Hall
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Keswick Hall
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Charlottesville, VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 231
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Charlottesville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Old Fashioned Christmas
Dec 22 2015 - Dec 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
New Years Eve Celebration
Dec 30 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
$2,200
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $350
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes 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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Charlottesville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Eastlake Room - 1 double , Attached bath
    The Lindbergh Room - 2 twin/ single , Attached bath
    The Amelia Room - 1 double , Mountain views, Bath down the hall
    The Cayley Room - 1 queen , Bath directly across hall
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing

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