|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Stay at La Fourche (circa 1790) a fabulously restored, historically significant, estate property located in the heart of Keswick hunt country just minutes to Charlottesville. Walking distance to Keswick Hall, the prestigious resort hotel, and close to Clifton Inn as well. The perfect setting for large family gatherings, wedding-related events, touring Virginia historic sites and vineyards, and attending UVA graduation, class reunions and football weekends.
The oldest part of the property is the Tavern, originally called Traveler's Grove in 1790, and is now part of the main house. During the 19th century, La Fourche was the hub of this side of Albemarle County where visitors came to stay at the inn and change out their horses and locals came to drink at the tavern, vote and use the post office. The main house was constructed just after the Civil war and was originally an Italianate-style clapboard 3 over 3 house. Early in the 20th century, new owners added the third floor, dormers, stucco facade and Greek revival styling complete with two-story fluted columns.
When you arrive and stay at La Fourche, you will feel transported to another era yet with all the comfortable, modern conveniences that you could desire from big, flat screen, HD TV's and a Bose stereo for your iPod to a Cuisinart and Dualit toaster in the kitchen and 2-person soaking tub in the master bath. Large, tastefully decorated bedrooms in the Main House--on the second floor: 1 king in master plus twin daybed, 2 twins and double in the Red Guest Room, 1 queen in the Blue & Gold Guest Room, 2 twins in the Children's 'Train' bedroom; on the third floor: 1 queen in the Grey Guest Room and 1 queen in the Black & Gold Guest Room. Five full bathrooms plus two powders rooms. Fully functioning office area that seats 4 comfortably features WIFI and amazing westward views of Monticello.
Tavern Cottage apartment has a separate entrance with galley kitchen, downstairs bedroom with 2 twin beds, full bath upstairs and upstairs bedroom with 1 queen and 1 twin bed.
Smokehouse Cottage, just steps away from the Main House, features one bedroom with queen bed, a galley kitchen and living room with twin daybed and twin trundle. Washer-dryer. Private patio.
Keywords: historic, Virginia, Keswick, estate, house, country home, University of Virginia, Monticello
We purchased this historic home in 2003 and have painstakingly restored it to its former glory. The original heart pine floors, six fireplaces and woodwork represent the finest of original Virginia craftsmanship. La Fourche, French for fork in the road, because the property was at the crossroads of Albemarle County during the 19th century--one way leading to Richmond and the other way leading to Washington DC.
The Owner purchased this estate in 2003
As graduates of the University of Virginia and the Darden School, my husband and I cherish coming back to Charlottesville. The countryside is spectacular, and the northwest vista from the house incorporates the mountain view where Monticello sits, the home of Thomas Jefferson. It's the perfect blend of country while being just 7 miles from the University grounds.
Perfect for family reunions and housing wedding guests. Large home with cottages offers lots of privacy, yet generous rooms for entertaining.
Our recent stay at La Fourche was delightful. Having rented many different homes in different areas, it certainly is at the top of our list. The four grandchildren were delighted with the fire pit. And loved visiting with the neighborly horses. And of course the wonderful train room. Keswick is a beautiful area and easy access to Charlottesville.
In looking for a place to gather for Thanksgiving I found LaFourche. It was the perfect setting for a family reunion. The home is very comfortable and elegant with well equipped kitchen, great linens on the beds, and lots a places for people to sit and chat. We had two small children in our party ages 4 and 7 and the children's train room was perfect with all the toys that were new to them. The owner thought through the details. The weather very much cooperated so we were able to be outside on the patio and also have an evening bonfire. Very relaxing way to end our day. We rented for 6 nights and no one wanted to go home. The owner was very helpful as was the caretaker. If you need anything they will help. We are looking for an excuse to come back to Charlottesville to rent LaFourche again!! Thank you
Our daughter recently got married in Cville and we rented LaFourche so all the family could stay together. It worked perfectly! The home is elegantly furnished, well equipped with kitchen items, dinner ware, towels, etc and has lots of places for small and large gatherings. The beautiful piano room with its natural light was perfect for the bride and her bridesmaids to have their hair and makeup done. We would highly recommend LaFourche as a comfortable home away from home.
We had our daughters wedding this past weekend at Trump Grand Hall. The weekend from start to finish was fabulous !! My entire family stayed at La Fourche and our 170 guests stayed at various hotels near Stonefield. The house was the perfect choice for us !!! It allowed us to enjoy our time together with our family, with all the comforts of home. The house had plenty of space and was absolutely beautiful !!! The tranquil landscapes surrounding the house provided us with a sense of peacefulness and calmness that was welcomed at a time that could be a very stressful. There were many hours spent by the fire catching up with family and story telling. Selecting La Fourche was the perfect choice for us and exceeded our expectations !!!! La Fourche has provided our family with many wonderful memories that we will treasure for years to come !!
We had an magical weekend for our daughters wedding and staying at this house was amazing. We did not want to leave and return to reality. The house is so beautiful and has everything you need. Hope to one day return to La Fourche!
This house does not disappoint! Everyone who came walked away saying, "Can we just move here?" The house is great for a large gathering. It feels like you're on your own little planet, but it's close enough to Charlottesville for easy grocery runs, lunch in town, etc.
The owner was very responsive and helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The house was spotless and stocked with everything we needed (including a really nice kitchen to cook in!) I can't recommend La Fourche enough--we can't wait to come back!
Steeplechase races, Virginia wineries, Monticello, Ash Lawn, Montpelier, University of Virginia, Keswick Hall golf
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
|Cleaning Fee||$350 + Tax|
Additional $500 event fee for up to 50 guests maximum.
Additional $500 fee for UVA graduation weekend.
Will consider 2-night stay if less than 30 days out from rental date.
$1000 refundable security deposit due within 7 days of booking, payable by check only.
Rental fee, cleaning fee and tax due 30 days prior to arrival, payable by check only.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.