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Country home with stunning mountain views & private pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BR, 2 BA Sleeps 7 Max. Weekly Rentals Only During The Summer High Season

HIGH FIELDS FARM:

A country house with stunning mountain views surrounded by 130 acres offering complete privacy and it's own pool!

Conveniently located 2 hours from Washington, DC, 90 miles from Richmond, VA and 25 miles from Charlottesville, VA.

Feel the stress slip away as you turn into the long paved drive of your very own country farm estate! Enjoy the beautifully renovated three bedroom house surrounded by 128 private acres with 360 degree panoramic mountain views and a breathtaking landscape of gently rolling fields.

Fifteen minutes from The Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, The Appalachian Trail. Luray Caverns, Monticello, The University of Virginia, Ash Lawn and Montpelier, are just a short drive away!

The house is furnished in the French country style with an emphasis on comfortable elegance.

Visit the 'What our guests say' page on our website.

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High Fields Farm Amenities: Amenities: Private Pool, gourmet kitchen, open floor plan with dining, living and entertainment rooms, two gas fireplaces,home theater system with DVD and satellite TV., Luxuriously layered beds with 'feather' bed, soft sheets and 'down' comforters, all linens, bath & beach towels provided, washer & dryer, private pool with gazebo (June-Sept), gas grill, screened dining porch, full length front porch with rockers, hours of hiking on property, including privately owned Goodall Mountain, fishing in private ponds or river.

Nearby activities: Activities: On property: Private Pool, hiking, fishing, biking

Nearby: Antique shopping, wineries, pottery, historic sites, hiking, skiing, hot air balloon rides and much more!

Area: PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION! View the 'What our guests say' page on our website.

Centrally located in Virginia near: Historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, and Ash Lawn; University of Virginia; Charlottesville's pedestrian mall; Fifteen minutes from The Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trial, and Skyline Drive. Near many wineries and much, much more! A day trip to Washington, DC; or Williamsburg, VA.

More Details

Owner
Amb. Alton Keel
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Amb. Alton Keel

Former Ambassador turned entrepreneur and gentleman farmer is your host at Fairhill Farm Country Vacation Rentals. His passion is collecting fine wines and caring for his miniature horses, dogs and cats on his three farms nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 2 hours from the nations capital. If prompted, he will regale you with personal anecdotes and tales from his high profile positions serving two Presidents and counseling foreign heads-of-state.

Amb. Alton Keel purchased this farmhouse in 2003

Amenities

Stanardsville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bedroom 2/3 Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Delightful retro baths with mountain views!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views from every bedroom! Luxury bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Two gas fireplaces. Washer and dryer. Please see our website below for much more information and photos! View the 'What our guest say' page

Reviews

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Country home with stunning mountain views & private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
LEESBURG, VA
5

Peaceful Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything we needed and more for last minute getaway NYE weekend. It was clean, stocked and well maintained. We enjoyed the trails and mountain views during the day and the brilliant stars and fire pit at night. Location close to SNP.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lynchburg, VA
5

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 plus 2 grandparents stayed at the farm in late October and were beyond pleased with every aspect of our stay. The kids loved the miniature horses, ringing the big farm bell, the fire pit, fishing and hammock. Grown ups enjoyed the view from front porch rocking chairs, screened porch, evenings by the fire pit and hikes on the property. The peace and serenity there is such a welcome contrast to normal hectic life. We made a few trips to Shenandoah National Park and also visited Luray caverns. The home is lovely, we had plenty of room to spread out and had everything we needed. The owner is very kind and a pleasure to work with. We enjoyed it so much that my husband booked the house for late November for a pastor's retreat and they all enjoyed the home and property as well! We will definitely be back, probably next summer so we can enjoy the pool!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yktwn, Va
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying at this property. It is beautiful and relaxing. A great place to get away from noise pollution and to the charm of the country. The owner is very hospitable and charming like the farm. We have stayed here many years and will continue to go back for many years.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2nd visit

  • 5 of 5

Returning for a 2nd visit after a nine year hiatus, I held my breath as I turned into the driveway and approached the house. The vegetation is a little larger, but all was, to my relief, as remembered. With a sigh of relief I entered to find everything clean and in its place, awaiting my arrival along with a bottle of wine from a local winery and a note welcoming me back. I continue to be struck by the attention to detail, the effort to make you feel comfortable the minute you walk in the door. The property is beautiful and conveniently located. I checked off a "bucket list" desire to hike part of the Appalachian Trail! We really appreciated the addition of the fire pit while gazing at that ridge. My Granddaughters "adopted" the miniatures horses as their own for the week. Thank you for helping me make memories with my family!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful getaway with attention to every detail.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful getaway with attention to every detail. Extremely clean and comfortable, adorable ponies with access to fishing and hiking and a clean pool to cool off in. We couldn't have dreamed of a better getaway and hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your considerate review and your compliments. We do take great pride on our properties. Our three bedroom High Fields Farm where you stayed offers a spacious vacation rental for families or friends. he has a gourmet kitchen, private pool in summer and two gas fireplaces for fall and winter. Ir has stunning mountain views year round! Our two bedroom Carrie's Cottage is perfect for small families and our Carriage House Studio is ideal for couples. Both are part of our Fairhill Farm Country Vacation Rentals and are on VRBO. They also have exclusive access to our manor house pol and fireplaces and fire-pits for fall and winter. Our farms comprise almost 300 acres with ponds and streams to explore and miniature horses to enjoy. There are over five miles of private trails. We are less than a 15 minute drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are convenient to historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and University of Virginia. There are a number of excellent wineries nearby.
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5

2nd Visit

  • 5 of 5

9 years ago I rented this property. I held my breath as I turned in the driveway and breathed a sigh of relief when I saw that front porch. All was as I remembered with some small improvements. The bushes are higher at the front porch but the rocking chairs are as inviting as ever. We were treated to an amazing thunderstorm one night over the mountains enjoyed from those rockers. We also enjoyed the addition of the fire pit and the requisite s'mores with the mountains as backdrop. My Granddaughter's immediately adopted the miniature horses who became "their's" for the week. Thank you for maintaining this gem, I look forward to another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our repeat guest! Almost one-third of our guests are repeat guests. A number of our guest have made double-digit visits! there is no better compliment. Thanks for your considerate review of this return visit and your compliments. We do take great pride on our properties. Our three bedroom High Fields Farm where you stayed offers a spacious vacation rental for families or friends. he has a gourmet kitchen, private pool in summer and two gas fireplaces for fall and winter. Ir has stunning mountain views year round! Our two bedroom Carrie's Cottage is perfect for small families and our Carriage House Studio is ideal for couples. Both are part of our Fairhill Farm Country Vacation Rentals and are on VRBO. They also have exclusive access to our manor house pol and fireplaces and fire-pits for fall and winter. Our farms comprise almost 300 acres with ponds and streams to explore and miniature horses to enjoy. There are over five miles of private trails. We are less than a 15 minute drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are convenient to historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and University of Virginia. There are a number of excellent wineries nearby.
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Dulles Internation Airport (IAD)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lafayette Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Scottsville, Va
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Green Hills Country Club
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Charlottesville, VA and Culpeper, VA
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
VA Route 29 and VA Route 33
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lafayette Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
170 Miles
Virginia Beach, VA

Centrally located to take advantage of all that Virginia has to offer:

Historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, and Ash Lawn; University of Virginia; Charlottesville's pedestrian mall; The Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trial, and Skyline Drive; many wineries and much, much more! A day trip to Washington, DC; or Williamsburg, VA.

Other Activities: Private hiking trails

Photos

Rates & Availability

Stanardsville Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season for four guests
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas-New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 10.3%

From $200 Per Night
Rates:

In-Season: April 1st to November 30th

Rates for 2-4 Guests:

$275 per night (Monday-Thursday)
$325 per night (Friday,Saturday-Sunday)
$1995 per week

Rates for 5 to 7 Guests:

$300 per night (Monday-Thursday)
$350 per night (Friday,Saturday-Sunday)
$2195 per week

Possible discount if only one couple.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

**Saturday-to Saturday WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY DURING SUMMER HIGH SEASON. Memorial Day to Labor Day. $1995 -2195 per week
Off-Season: December 1st-March 31st

Rates for 2 to 4 Guests:

$200 per night (Monday-Thursday)
$250 per night (Friday,Saturday-Sunday)
$1000 per week

Rates for 5 to 7 Guests:

$225 per night (Monday-Thursday)
$275 per night (Friday,Saturday-Sunday)
$1125 per week

Possible discount if only one couple.

**Christmas/New Year's Week considered 'In-Season' for daily rates. See rates schedule.
**Ask about our military discount

Accept checks or cash. Can pay with credit card through PayPal with a 3% fee domestic and 4% international. Deposit of one-half base amount required to make reservation. Balance plus tax due at departure.

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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