'POND HOUSE' - ON HUGE HORSE FARM; GREAT FOR YOUNG FAMILIES

Keith Cuthrell

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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'POND HOUSE' - ON HUGE HORSE FARM; GREAT FOR YOUNG FAMILIES

Charlottesville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

Vacation on our 600 acre horse and cattle farm and stay in our Pond House, on the shore of one of the most beautiful ponds you can imagine. Children and adults enjoy fishing, hiking the woodland trails, watching the constant activities of nature around the pond, watching the horses and cattle, and horseback riding with our neighbors at Oakland Heights. Newsflash: We just added a fantastic rope swing near the Pond House, and it will hold large adults!

The Pond House was totally rebuilt and refurnished in 2004. It has two bedrooms (one queen, one bunk bed with double bed on bottom), plus a den with queen-sized pull-out couch. It is professionally decorated and altogether charming.

The best feature, however, is the screened back deck overlooking the gorgeous pond.

Be sure to visit the farm's website using the link at the foot of this listing. Also see our Manor House (vrbo #90926) and Servants' Cottage (vrbo #442721).

Keywords: Cabin

Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
To celebrate M_______'s 60th birthday, we chose the Pond House. It was so relaxing and peaceful. The guys enjoyed fishing, while the ladies rode bikes and interacted with the horses. Seeing the baby horse was a highlight! The wineries were awesome, especially Barboursville! This is exactly what we needed!
May 2012
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Keith Cuthrell

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My wife and I live in Virginia Beach, where we have been buying and rehabbing run down properties for many years. In 2003, I was looking for a small 'getaway' property close to the mountains. I overshot and ended up purchasing a rundown old horse farm (584 acres), with three houses and two big barns. After 18 months of rehab work, we opened the houses for guests.

Keith Cuthrell purchased this cottage in 2003

The Charlottesville area is one of the most beautiful parts of America. The landscape is just wonderful. You enjoy all the amenities of civilization, but in an area that is rural and dotted with small towns and villages. There is a reason why Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Governor Barbour, James Monroe and many other historical figures chose to live in this area, and why a number of modern jet setters have hideaways in the area today.

We love the back porch and pond. Its one of the most pleasant places on earth. The table and chairs out there get lots of use, both at mealtimes and whenever we wish to read or write. Our grandchildren love to stay at the Pond House because its so easy to step out the door and down to the edge of the pond, where they see lots of pond life (turtles, geese, fish and minnows, dragonflies, frogs, crayfish, red-winged blackbirds, hawks & eagles (yes we have golden eagles), etc.) and where they can depend on the fish to bite.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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Reviews

5
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'Pond House' - on Huge Horse Farm; Great for Young Families
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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'Pond House' - on Huge Horse Farm; Great for Young Families
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Charlottesville Central Virginia
Virginia Beach
5

Something for Everyone!

  • 5 of 5
My daughters and I recently enjoyed two idyllic days on the farm. We stayed in the Pond House, and
everything about our stay was perfect. My youngest daughter enjoyed fishing, exploring the farm and the woods in the golf cart, visiting the horses in the fields and the barn, smores on the fire pit at night (Keith even thoughtfully left firewood for our use) and playing outdoors! My city-slicker teenager enjoyed resting and reading in the clean, comfortable and well equipped house (she even had Wi-Fi!), relaxing under the stars in the hot tub and even swinging away on the two rope swings. The farm brought me back to my childhood - it was so great to be outdoors, and I haven't seen that many butterflies in years! It was the best of both worlds - the relaxing atmosphere of the farm, with all of the modern conveniences and amenities very close by. Keith's restaurant recommendations were great - we had an incredible lunch at the nearby French restaurant and a wonderful Italian dinner just up the street.
My kids would not leave until I promised that we would come back again - that was an easy promise
to make! Thank you, Keith, for an incredibly relaxing mini-vacation. We hope to be able to come back
soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'Pond House' - on Huge Horse Farm; Great for Young Families
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Charlottesville Central Virginia
Washington DC
5

Lovely stress-free stay

  • 5 of 5
Really lovely stay with excellent, responsive hosts. Nice and clean, well-maintained accommodation. They had no problem with us staying just the one night. Lovely relaxing location, farm animals, etc (though not much to do on site, just in case that's what you're expecting). Would happily stay again. :)
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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'Pond House' - on Huge Horse Farm; Great for Young Families
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Charlottesville Central Virginia
Christiansburg, VA
5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5
The Pond House was the perfect relaxed atmosphere for a weekend with my mother and sister, close enough to Charlottesville to do some excellent wine tasting, far enough away from town to enjoy being out of the loop a bit. The working horse farm is a lovely setting, and the folks working/living there are incredibly nice. We also rented out the entire Manor House the first weekend in June 2012 for UVA Reunion Weekend. Again, an amazing experience. I am not usually a huge B&B fan, but the option of renting out an entire establishment, be it the Pond House for a smallish group or the Manor House, with minimal interference/EXCELLENT customer service from both the hostess Tina and the owner Keith was perfect. Will definitely go back - totally reasonable for the location, plenty of space for kids to run around , also a perfect place to go WITHOUT kiddos.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Charlottesville Central Virginia
Clearwater, FL
5

Beautiful property close to everything!

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time the week that we stayed at the Pond House. It was centrally located to most historical places, so that was a major plus. The house is very comfortable, with beautiful views. My favorite thing was the quiet---this is the one thing that I have missed about living in the country. The house had a full kitchen which was great, since we cooked in most nights. Why go out with views like this? We did eat in Gordonsville one night at the little French restaurant and that was amazing!
We went to Montpelier for the wine festival, which was alot of fun. Also went back to Monticello, also went to most of the wineries---favorite was Barboursville! Also did alot of fun antiquing.
My only complaint is that the bed was not the most comfortable---especially for longer stays.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Charlottesville Central Virginia
Lititz, PA
5

Just like home - but better!

  • 5 of 5
We found the Pond House online, and it looked like a pretty good place for us to stay - my husband and myself, our two girls, and my mother-in-law. We arrived just as the sun was setting on a warm March day - and immediately fell in love with the place! My two girls (ages and 8 and 11), found the tree swing at the bed and breakfast up the hill right away. We watched the horses, including a mother and her foal, and captured some absolutely beautiful photographs early in the morning from across the pond. We hiked, planned to use the hot tub (but decided it was too chilly), and watched brilliant stars from the deck each night. We were happily surprised to find that the fridge was fully-stocked with breakfast for our three-day stay! We brought some of our own food for lunches; used the full-size oven, dishwasher, and washer and dryer; and enjoyed Tina's laid-back warmth. The house was a perfect size for the five of us - just enough room for everyone, and big windows through which to watch the horses. We visited all three nearby Presidents' houses: Monticello, Montpelier and Ash Lawn-Highland. Montpelier had the best tour, in our opinion. Also loved the restaurant in the town of Orange that a docent at one of the houses recommended: Elmwood at Sparks. The Silk Mill Grille in same town was good too. Charlottesville was fun as well - lots of good food, and a great downtown walking mall.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Oh Rebecca, it is never too chilly for the hot tub! You will have to come back and add that to your adventure at the farm.
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Charlottesville Central Virginia
Long Island New York
5

Thanksgiving Reunion

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving at the farm. Everything was available for us to enjoy a
very special holiday at the Pond House. Everyone was so comfortable and when it our time was up we didnt want to leave. The sunsets over the farm were the the most beautifuul we have seen in a long time. My children loved spending time with the resident horses as well as messing around by the pond. Our dog enjoyed the long walks around the farm and the rolling hills to romp on.
Wolftrap is truly a very special place and we hope to return as soon as we can. We thank you for sharing this slice of heaven with us.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: It is remarkable how many of our guests say the farm makes them think of what they would like to find in heaven. As an owner, sometimes it seems like bragging when I try to describe the place. The landscapes are just hard to adequately describe. Only when you see it can you truly get the full effect.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Highway 15
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Silk Mill Grille
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pomme
Nearest Point of Interest
Monticello
Nearest Point of Interest
Madison's Montpelier
Nearest Point of Interest
Exchange Hotel Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Gordonsville Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Oakwood Heights Trail Riding
Nearest Point of Interest
Skydive Orange
Nearest Point of Interest
Barboursville Winery; Horton Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Floridise Orchids
Car: necessary

Fishing (cane poles and a few bass rigs provided), Horseback riding on Neighboring Farm, Oakland Heights, Explore the ponds (nine total) and creeks on the farm's 584 acres, Hiking and biking on miles of forest trails (adult and child bikes on site). Great New Rope Swing near Pond House. Watch our on-site trainer work her mounts. Watch cows and other farm activities that happen to be going on. Hot tub at main house available to Pond House guests, Lots of nearby wineries, antique shops, historic sites (Monticello - 25 miles, Montpelier - six miles, Wilderness - 20 miles), museums (Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum - three miles, Madison Museum - six miles), and shopping, However, most families have trouble getting the kids to leave the farm, Forty minutes to Skyline Drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Charlottesville Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.3%
Notes Two night minimum on Friday/Saturday nights except when winter rates are in effect. Winter rates not applicable at holidays.
Discounts offered for 3 night stay and for 5 nights and longer.
Provide a major credit card when you book. Payment is due upon check-out or upon no-show.
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Amenities

Amenities

Charlottesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Sofa Bed
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Note that the Pond House can sleep 7, but there is only one bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with double on bottom
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pac-n-Play available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-sized sleep sofa in Den., Bunk Beds (1) Double Bed Below.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • golf
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fish for Bass & Bream (gear provided). Hiking on extensive trails on the farm. Trail Rides at neighboring farm. View horses, cattle, wildlife on farm. Rent our all-terrain golf cart for leisurely exploring of the farm. Complete peace & relaxation. And yes, it is romantic because it is so very private.
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