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Spectacular Mountain Views! Beautifulyy appointed. Pool. Hiking trails. Deck.

10 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Central Virginia Studio Rental Photos and Description

Luxury Carriage House Studio. Queen bed. Fully equipped kitchen. Bath. Sleeps 2.

EXPERIENCE A WONDERFUL BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN VACATION ON A PRIVATE FARM!

Delight in the bold views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while lounging on your private deck at the Carriage House on Fairhill Farm, a working farm of 142 acres. Stroll on farm or hike our private trails. Fish in private pond or in river. Enjoy pool. Delight in farm animals including our miniature horses.

Located 2 hours southwest of Washington, DC, 1 1/2 hours east of Richmond, VA and 25 minutes north of Charlottesville, VA.

Fifteen minutes from The Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, The Appalachian Trail. Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and the University of Virginia and many more historical sites are just a short drive away--Luray Caverns, historic Williamsburg, Leesburg, Natural Bridge.

Warmly appointed with a mahogany bed, leather sofa and burgundy accents, the Carriage House is perfect for a comfortable and cozy romantic retreat, anniversary, weekend getaway, or wonderful extended vacation.

Carriage House amenities: Large studio with sitting area, full kitchen and bath;

queen poster bed;

gas fireplace;

central air conditioning and heat;

large private deck with lounge chairs;

luxurious layered bed with down alternative feather bed;

fully equipped galley kitchen w/custom cabinetry.

Use of manor house swimming pool (late May- early September)

DirecTV premium package w/NFL

DVD

Bose Surround Sound with CD player;

linens, bath & beach towels provided;

gas grill;

hairdryer;

iron and ironing board; access to laundry.

Cenrtally located in Virginia near: 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Amb. Alton Keel (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

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 nation's 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 studio in 2006

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

Spectacular Mountain Views! Beautifulyy appointed. Pool. Hiking trails. Deck.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the weekend here for our first wedding anniversary. It was the perfect escape from the city and a very romantic setting. The views were incredible from our porch at Carriage House. We ended up spending a lot of time at the cottage cooking, drinking wine, and just enjoying the quiet and the views. We also went to a nearby winery and hiked around the farm. The cottage was very clean, the fireplace extremely cosy-- just absolutely wonderful. The panoramic views of the mountains from the windows inside the bedroom are stunning, and the pictures on their web site do NOT do it justice! I want to keep his place all to myself! Alton was also easy to get ahold of and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frederick, MD
5

Great Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Carriage House Studio. It exceeded our expectations. Spectacular views, very clean and beautifully decorated. The weather was a bit rainy so we didn't get to enjoy the pool or hiking, however, we did get to walk around and meet the barn cats as well as miniature horses:-) Alton was a terrific host, very accomodating and responsive - and allowed us perfect privacy. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review and your compliment. We do take great pride in our properties. Our two bedroom Carrie's Cottage and our three bedroom High Fields Farm, also on VRBO and part of our Fairhill Farm Country Vacation Rentals, are beautiful and offer stunning mountain views. 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

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This the perfect escape from the craziness and noisiness that life brings you. This is a calm, quite, and very private spot in the "country" part of the neighborhood. Great for people that love the calm soothingness of nature and farm animals.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Licia, for your kind review. 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. In addition to our Carriage House Studio, we have our tow bedroom Carrie's Cottage and our three bedroom High Fields Farm also on VRBO. 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. Visit our website www.fairhillfarmusa.com for more information and to view the "What our guests say" page.
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5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay in the Carriage House at Fairhill Farm. The process of renting, checking in/out was easy and Alton was extremely prompt in responding. Everything was very clean, the grounds were well cared for and the site was beautiful. Every detail, down to flashlights in the nightstand and maps of the grounds, were well thought out and made the stay even more enjoyable. From the friendly felines to the sweet Corgi, the goose on the pond and the beautiful miniature horses frolicking in the fields, the animals all added to the fun. The purpose of my visit was a personal retreat and this place was perfect - relaxing, quiet, nice trails (even with my bum knee), and I enjoyed sitting and watching fish jump in the pond, and sitting up the "hill" some to see some great views. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay in the Carriage House at Fairhill Farm. The process of renting, checking in/out was easy and Alton was extremely prompt in responding. Everything was very clean, the grounds were well cared for and the site was beautiful. Every detail, down to flashlights in the nightstand and maps of the grounds, were well thought out and made the stay even more enjoyable. From the friendly felines to the sweet Corgi, the goose on the pond and the beautiful miniature horses frolicking in the fields, the animals all added to the fun. The purpose of my visit was a personal retreat and this place was perfect - relaxing, quiet, nice trails (even with my bum knee), and I enjoyed sitting and watching fish jump in the pond, and sitting up the "hill" some to see some great views. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently were able to get away for a weekend sans children and The Carriage House at Fairhill Farms made our weekend truly amazing. The pictures don't do this place justice! You fall asleep to the sounds of crickets, open the beautiful roman shades to look over the mountains from bed in the morning. There is a grill, a full kitchen and cozy sitting area. Alton, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. He clearly loves providing this sanctuary to people.

In addition to the great accommodations, we enjoyed hiking on his private property, watching the sunset while laying on a hammock by his personal lake or driving the winding, quiet roads of the area. We will absolutely be visiting again... in fact we wish we could go next weekend too! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Vanessa. The Carriage House Studio on our Fairhill Farm does provide a peaceful, romantic getaway. Our two bedroom Carrie's Cottage also on our Fairhill Farm is perfect for a small family or two couples. The two Fairhill Cottages have exclusive access to the beautiful manor house poo. Our three bedroom High Fields Farm on its own 130 acre farm adjacent to Fairhill is great for family or gathering of friends. It has a private pool. All cottages have fireplaces for cozy fall or winter visits. Our two 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. There are a number of excellent wineries nearby. We are only 90 minutes southwest of Washington, DC and 30 minutes north of Charlottesville, Virginia. All three of our cottages are on HomeAway. Also, you can visit our website for more information and to view the "What our guests say" page.
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Beautifully appointed studio in a rural farm setting with private hiking trails, pool, pond, private river frontage and spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views on 270 private acres. Surrounded by over 2000 protected acres. Near historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn, University of Virgina. Numerous nearby wineries. Fifteen minutes from Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail. Ninety miles southwest of Washington, DC and twenty five miles north of Charlottesville, VA.

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Rates & Availability

Stanardsville Studio Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Notes

  • $100-150/Night
  • Rates:
    Rates vary depending on accommodation and are subject to change without notice.

    Deposits:
    An advance deposit of 50% or one nights rental, whichever is greater, is required to guarantee the reservation. The balance is due at departure.

    Reservations:

    Payment:
    Deposit and payment may be made by check, cash or money order only.

    Make checks payable to Fairhill Farm

    Cancellations:
    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.

    Restrictions:
    We do not allow smoking or pets in any of our rentals.

    Check In: 4pm
    Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Off-Season: December 1st-March 31st

    $500 per week
    $100 per night (Monday-Thursday)
    $125 per night (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

    In-Season: April1st-November 30th

    $700 per week
    $125 per night (Monday-Thursday)
    $150 per night (Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    **A two night rental is required for in-season weekends
    **In-season rates apply for Christmas/New Year's week
    **Ask about our military discount!
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Amenities

Central Virginia Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Luxury studio with private deck with stunning mountain views! A true get away..yet centrally located. Queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Privately situated on 142 acre farm with pool, private ponds, hiking trails, miniature horses and more! Access to our adjacent High Fields Farm on 130 acres. Both farms surrounded by over 2000 protected acres. Please read the 'What our guest say' page on our website!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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