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Luxury Country Cottage with Spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Luxury 2 BR 1 BA Country Cottage

Carrie's Cottage:

A luxurious and charming country cottage, privately situated just past the pond on Fairhill Farm, a working farm of 142 acres, and surrounded by other large farms including our own 130 acre High fields Farm. Beautifully appointed with comfort in mind, Carrie's Cottage is a retreat for those wishing to escape life's stresses for a weekend, a week or longer!

2 hours from Washington, DC, 90 minutes from Richmond,VA

25 minutes from Charlottesville, VA

Sit on the porch or in front of the fireplace and feel your stress slip away!

Perfect for a couple celebrating an anniversary or other special occasion or for a family wishing to experience a true country lifestyle.

Centrally located in Virginia near Historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier,and Ash Lawn; University of Virginia; Charlottesville's pedestrian mall; 15 mins. to The Shenandoah National Park, Appalachain Trial, and Skyline Drive. Near wineries. A day trip to Washington, DC; or Williamsburg.

Carrie's Cottage amenities: Amenities:Gas fireplace, luxury bath with marble shower, full kitchen, queen bed layered with 'feather' bed, soft linens, comforter and quilt, use of the main house swimming pool (Mid May thru September), satellite TV, DVD, washer & dryer, telephone, Bose Surround Sound stereo with CD player, washer & dryer, linens, bath & beach towels provided, gas grill. hours of hiking on property (including our own Jarrell Mountain).

Fishing in private pond and in the South River, spectacular mountain views.

Activities:15 minutes to Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trail and Skyline Drive!

Nearby activities: Hours of hiking on the property, including marked trails on our own Jarrell Mountain. Antiquing, wineries, hiking, horseback riding, ballooning, kayaking, etc.

Fishing in private pond and on the South River.

Please See Our Website For More Photos And Information. View our '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


Stanardsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests may not entertain visitors at farm or in cottage without prior written permission form owner.
  • Ask us about our 'Extras and add-ons' .
  • We host weddings and events with stunning mountain views.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , two pedestal sinks
  • Beautiful large bath with two pedestal sinks and glass neo-classical shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom Queen - 1 queen , crib option
    Bedroom Twins - 2 twin/ single , crib option
  • Antique bed converted to queen, with luxury bedding in one bedroom and two antique twins in second bedroom. Option of baby crib and/or Pac n' Play
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
private fishing ponds, children's tree house, old fashion tree swing, private pool, private hiking trails, private river fishing, gas fireplace, miniature horses


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

So Calming!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. I was provided with anything I needed and was given contact information should I want anything else, but I didn't have to use it. The atmosphere was very relaxing. The views, the quiet, all of it provided me the opportunity to really unwind and relax. I will definitely be staying again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Benton ,Ky

Christmas in the BlueRidge !

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with our choice. We walked in and it felt like we were home.It was amazing ,so cozy,clean,luxurious towels and comfortable beds.We can't wait to go back. Our week there was not enough! We loved it there ! We went antiquing ,shopping, and site seeing .so peaceful and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented over a dozen private vacation rentals over the past 10 years and we would rate the cottage as among the best. Clean, comfortable set-up. No nonsense owner, no hidden fees, & no elaborate (burdensome) check-out procedures. This allowed us to focus on our stay and enjoy this great getaway with our family. We stayed here with our three sons, ages 4, 2, and 1 month. The boys loved the miniature horses, walking down to the pond and exploring, and the tree house! The gas grill was a little fussy, but we were able to get it working after a few tries.

Perfect getaway for DC folks wanting to a break. Beautiful drive!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Quiet Escape

  • 5 of 5

Carriage's Cottage provided a quiet, relaxing place to enjoy the pristine farms and hills outside of Shenandoah National Park.The owner clearly takes pride in his property and good hospitality. We enjoyed walking the hilly trails on quiet mornings and the full kitchen was perfect for cooking dinners and breakfasts.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC

Perfect Escape from City Life

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year spending a fall weekend at Fairhill Farm. We love coming out here because the scenery is beautiful, the cottage is so cozy, clean and well-equipped (including reliable wi-fi), the proximity to wineries and Monticello, and the friendly animals to name a few. Mr. Keel and his family have always been very kind, welcoming, and flexible with our check-ins and check-outs. Perfect place for a couple to retreat, relax, and drink wine!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Claudio, for your thoughtful remarks. We do take great pride in out properties. We have three vacation rentals on HomeAway. In addition to our two bedroom Carrie's Cottage and the Carriage House Studio located on our 140 acre Fairhill Farm, that have exclusive rights to the manor house pool; on our adjacent 130 acre farm we also have our three bedroom High Fields Farm vacation home with a private pool on its own 130 acre farm, we also have 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 Nation 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. We are proximate to a number of excellent wineries nearby. Please visit our website listed on HomeAway and visit the "What our guests say" page. Enjoy the elegant but comfortable accommodations, the central location and the stunning mountain views. Alton
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Amb. Alton Keel
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

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 cottage in 1999


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Charlottesville Regional
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Scottsville, Va
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Greene Hills Country Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Charlottesville or Culpeper
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
VA RT 29 and Rt 33
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Nearest Beach
170 Miles
Virginia Beach, VA
Car: necessary

Rural farm setting with ponds and river frontage, nestled against the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains, with nearby 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.

Private hiking trails on almost 300 acres. Surrounded by over 2000 protected acres. Pool. Miniature horses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 10.3%

From $175/Night in-season; from $150/night off-season
Rates vary depending on accommodation and are subject to change without notice.

An advance deposit of 50% or one nights rental, whichever is greater, is required to guarantee the reservation.

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Deposit and payment may currently be made by check only, money order or international bank draft.

Cancellations notice must be received at least 14 days prior to schedule arrival for a full refund. Guests canceling less than 14 days prior to stay will receive a refund only if the property can be re-rented.

No smoking, no pets

Check In: 4pm
Check Out: 11 AM
In-Season: April 1st-November 30th

1-2 guests:
$1000 per week
$175 per night (Monday-Thursday)
$200 per night (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

3-4 guests:
$1250 per week
$200 per night (Sunday-Thursday)
$250 per night (Friday & Saturday)

**A two night stay is required for in-season weekends

Off-Season: December 1st-March 31st

1-2 guests:
$750 per week
$150 per night (Sunday-Thursday)
$175 per night (Friday & Saturday)

3-4 guests:
$875 per week
$175 per night (Sunday-Thursday)
$200 per night (Friday & Saturday)

**In-season rates apply for Christmas/New Year's week
**Ask about our military discount!

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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