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Fabulous 85 Acre Mountain View Retreat W Pool and Hot tub Wineries and UVA

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Brightwood House Rental Photos and Description

Totally renovated 5 bedroom house w add'l sleeping spaces sleeps 18

Your own private retreat in the heart of Virginia wine country, with many of Virginia's best wineries within a half an hour drive. Property is 1 1/2 hours from DC and 1/2 hour from Charlottesville and UVA, with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in front and Thoroughfare Mountain behind. This beautifully renovated farmhouse features 5 bedrooms, a sleeping loft, and 1 other sleeping area making it ideal for family reunions, or adult retreat. Easily accessible but totally private on 85 rolling and wooded acres with a gorgeous pool, pond and hot tub. Not another house in sight!

2 Large living spaces with all new upholstered furniture both with televisions, a separate study and enormous screened in porch perfect for dining or sleeping on the day beds. All beautifully furnished and appointed with antiques and high end furnishings . What sets us apart are our amazing views in every direction, rolling fields, mountains in front and mountain behind. Along with our high end amenities not usually found in a rental property. Fully equipped chef;s kitchen, down comforters and pillows on beds. We provide everything you need for our weekend guests except your food. Firewood, propane for grill, all hot tub chemicals and all cleaning and dish-washing supplies. Beds made and bath and hot tub/pool towels.

For our weekly guests we provide all of the above except for cleaning supplies.

As our many guests have experienced this large home has it all, space to be together and space to be alone.The 40 foot living holds a large family for watching football or movies. The french dining tables slides out to seat 18. When togetherness becomes too much, retreat to the front porch, sit on the bench by the pond, swing in the hammock or hang out by the pool, on the deck, or nap on the screened porch. We strive to ensure that our guest's experience is beyond their expectations at this extraordinary property.

Want a group activity, we provide a fabulous outdoor fire pit, croquet, lawn botche and soccer balls. Bring your clubs to hit golf balls into the pond.

If doing nothing proves too taxing, walk the 85 acres and meet the animals, gather fresh eggs from the barn. Check out the 1830's graveyard or walk in the corn field.

Should you decide to venture off property, visit one of the dozens of wineries in the area, horseback ride at Graves Mountain, hike to the lower or upper water falls on the white oak canyon trail or ride your bike along beautiful country roads.

Still not enough, come back to the property and light a bon fire in the fire pit, play boche, croquet and socccer.

Spend your days hiking the blue ridge, horseback riding, antiquing or visiting the many wineries in the area. Or simply lie by the pool or on the spectacular screen porch in total privacy with views in every direction. . Enjoy shooting stars and an unbelievable night sky from the hot tub and sunsets over the blue ridge from the front porch.

Keywords: Private retreat, private pool, mountain views, wineries, hot tub, sleeps 18.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016

About The Owner

A lover of all things beautiful especially homes and furnishings I have owned and operated Random Harvest, a high end home furnishings business in the NYC and Dc area for over 30 years.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Virginia

We searched for years to find the right combination of easy to get to and that peaceful feeling of knowing you are truly away from it all. This property had unsurpassed views in literally every direction with total privacy. Alas the house was a mess but with such great bones we could not help to want to bring it beyond what it had become.


based on 38 traveler reviews

Fabulous 85 Acre Mountain View Retreat W Pool and Hot tub Wineries and UVA
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
Chantilly, VA

Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was simply wonderful! A group of us stayed here for a girls weekend and before the weekend was over we were already discussing when we could come back for another visit! The photos don't do the house justice, it was beautiful, cozy, and well-decorated. It was a real treat to collect the chicken eggs in the mornings and have them for breakfast. The kitchen was well-stocked and we were able to cook lots of large meals and had all of the various pots, pans, and serving dishes needed. I can't say enough good things about this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bachelorette Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely farmhouse for my daughter's bachelorette weekend. It was perfect! We enjoyed Friday around the pool as bridesmaids trickled in. The hot tub was great for the ladies while I cooked steaks on the large grill and others visited the animals on the farm. The décor is perfect for the setting this lovely home sit on. Everything you need is provided! I was worried that 3 baths would be a problem with 13 women getting ready for the winery tour on Saturday but we didn't run out of hot water! I would highly recommend this home and Beth was fabulous to work with!! We will be back!!!! The front porch is hard to leave behind!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfax, va

Our yoga retreat

  • 5 of 5

10 of us held a 3day yoga retreat at this beautiful property. We did our morning practice on the deck which easily accommodated our 10 yoga mats. The owners have thought of every detail: pool noodles aplenty, comfortable indoor and outdoor furniture that is easily shifted around (to make room for yoga mats, natch) , pool towels, clear instructions to check in and out, a roomy pantry for food storage and a great kitchen which allowed 10 food- fussy yogis to gather and prepare their meals. We'll definitely be back with our yoga mats! Check-out is 6 pm Sunday and we were still in the hot tub at 4:30....

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Home in the Heart of Virginia

  • 5 of 5

Our non-profit hosted our annual retreat at this home and loved every minute of it. The property is spacious both inside and out! Everyone loved the goats and donkeys on the farms and the scenic landscape was a breath of fresh air for us city dwellers. The kitchen was excellent, well equipped, and provided plenty of room for us to cook for our large group. Highly recommend this beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb vacation place with lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this property as a place to stay for my daughter's wedding party. It was absolutely fabulous in every way! The property is gorgeous--private and beautifully maintained, with a very enticing pool! It is well-equipped, from kitchen equipment to games. It is beautifully furnished. The grounds are spacious. The house easily and comfortably accommodated our party of 14 people. The owner is responsive and pleasant. I recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Virginia

Great Family get together

  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our stay at Thoroughfare. I went with my 4 married children and 6 grandchildren ranging in ages 3 to 14. There was something for all of them to do. Originally we had planned several side trips, however, everyone felt so relaxed and loved the farm I could not get them to go anywhere, we did pick blueberries on day. My daughters said they preferred the farm to the beach since there were no toys, umbrellas, chairs and stuff to lug around, all we needed was provided.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vineyard Rd
Old Rag Mountain
"Great hiking"
Graves Mountain Lodge
"Horseback Riding, Orchards, apple picking, trout fishing"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Barboursville Vinyard
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Prince Michael Vinyard
Nearest Point of Interest
University of Virginia
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Rag Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Graves Mountain Lodge

Wineries, Hiking the Blue Ridge mountains, Monticello and Montpelier. Bike riding. Shopping in Charlottsvilleand Culpeper


Rates & Availability

Brightwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee. All inclus $225
Tax Rate 10.5%

UVA graduation and holiday rates higher $500 refundable security deposit

50% Non refundable rental fee by check at time of booking. Balances due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Brightwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Queen size Beds (3) Master Bedroom with en suite bath. Very large second bedroom with queen bed. Downstairs bedroom with queen platform bed., Twin or Single Beds (9) Large Kid's room with 2 twins and one twin bunk, Second bedroom with 2 antique twin beds, Enclosed fully heated and A/C low ceiling loft with 3 twins on floor, suitable for 10-15 year olds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Den with new queen sleep sofa w Luxury air mattress., Bunk Beds (1) In kid's room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Swim able pond, barn with miniature goats and donkeys, fresh eggs from free range chickens, croquet, horseshoes, bocce

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