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Cozy cottage on charming horse farm

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cedar Ridge Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Guest cottage on 20 acre horse farm in Keswick area

Peaceful cottage in beautiful Keswick/Gordonsville horse & wine country. 20 minutes from Charlottesville and historic sites. It is located on a 20 acre horse farm in a private area all it's own. Several wineries nearby. The cottage has one bedroom with a loft area that can accommodate 3 more quests. Full bath & a small efficient kitchen. It is a perfect getaway for a romantic weekend or a family trip to enjoy the activities in the Charlottesville Area. It has pine paneling throughout with a wonderful fireplace making it warm and inviting. Guests can relax and do nothing or enjoy our farm setting and take walks through the countryside.



  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Susan Forschler
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, husband speaks german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016

About Susan Forschler

George and I have lived in the Charlottesville area for over 15 years. We love enjoying farm life here and being close enough to the city to enjoy all Charlottesville has to offer. We are happy to offer our guest cottage for you to enjoy while you visit this area.

Susan Forschler purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Susan Forschler chose Virginia

We built the cottage when we first purchased our farm. We loved coming on weekends and whenever we could get away. It was our 'home away from home' until we moved to Charlottesville and built the main house. Now it is our much beloved guest cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is warm and inviting for relaxing and doing nothing or, if you choose, close enough to several historic sites and so much to explore.

You should know that we do not provide breakfast or any meals, however we do stock the refrigerator with some water and soda and some snacks. Fireplace is now open for the season. Also, there are no horses on the property at this time. Dani, who was born on this farm 3 years ago, is off for training and her companion horse was too lonely by himself.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Cozy cottage on charming horse farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at the cottage! My kids are already asking to go back. Everything was comfortable and clean, and the location was a perfect base for exploring the history of the area. The weather was crummy for most of our stay but on the sunny day the kids played outside on the tire swing and in the large cottage yard. Our host was terrific, very available and communicative. The kitchen was stocked with some basics, and the grocery is just a few miles away. This is a really wonderful location and cottage! We recommend it highly and would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for staying with us. Would love to host you and your family again anytime!
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Special place in Charlottesville

  • 5 of 5

Owners are very nice, place is perfect, quite, very nicely decorated, clean.. just a super place to stay....not far drive into Charlottesville.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope you come back soon.
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Lovely cottage on beautiful farm-very comfortable and very well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend here while attending graduation at the University of Virginia. The cottage is beautiful, nicely appointed and comfortable with plenty of room. The farm was beautiful and the property owner was kind and attentive, offering good recommendations for local restaurants. I would be happy to return- would be a lovely place to visit in the Fall.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

This place was incredible. Me and my girlfriend spent 3 days here for a Valentines vacation. The cottage is super cute and cozy. Susan was awesome and provides all of the essentials (most toiletries, all linens, miscellaneous food stuffs, a stack of wood for the fireplace). I'd recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away to some peace and quiet. It's also close to Charlottesville and within an hour of a few dozen cideries, breweries, and vineyards.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming property with great owner!

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming guest cottage and was perfect for a relaxing getaway after Christmas. The loft was ideal for kids and the size was perfect for our family (2 adults, 3 kids). The owner, Susan, was extremely friendly and welcoming. She went out of her way to welcome us and ensure we had everything we needed, to include stocking the cottage with necessities such as K-cups and milk! There were lots of thoughtful touches that we have not seen with other holiday/weekend rentals. We enjoyed visiting the horses, playing in the yard, and taking walks. We highly recommend this cottage to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and comfortable place in beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Communication with the owner, Susan, was prompt and information given was accurate. We arrived to find that she had stocked our kitchen with some basic supplies. The cottage was very clean. The BBQ restaurant she recommended was excellent. We loved being at this cottage. We were able to see the horses on her property and to enjoy the scenic rolling hills of Virginia. The cottage was decorated with many Bavarian items and brought back memories from our visit there. Susan was interesting, and we would love to stay here again someday. We arrived in the late evening and were able to find the entrance to the property without difficulty. It might be more difficult to find after dark, so I recommend arriving during daylight hours. When we first spotted this location on line, we were eager to stay here. It more than met our expectations. We recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barboursville Vineyards
Barboursville Ruins
Pomme Restaurant
Car: necessary

We are located on a VA Scenic Byway. Lovely horse and wine country.


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Cedar Ridge Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

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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Cedar Ridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries

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