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Farm House on Working Vineyard Near Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville

Afton, VA, USA
  • Farmhouse2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Historic Farm House Located At Cardinal Point Winery Near Charlottesville

A renovated 19th century gem, the Cardinal Point Farmhouse is located in Afton, VA, and has impressive and unimpeded views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This five bedroom historic farmhouse is located among the vineyards of Cardinal Point Winery and is conveniently located near several other wineries, breweries, a cidery and a distillery. Stunning views of the Blue Ridge mountains abound, from the house, and especially from the pool. Enjoy relaxing with a book on our screened side porch, on the front porch swing or in the hammock. We hope you'll find our family home a welcome retreat from your daily grind.

The house has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and sleeps ten guests (plus two more at an additional cost of $75/person/night). A large, bright kitchen area filled with natural light, complete with a built-in bench along the wall, makes entertaining while cooking a breeze. The kitchen has custom cherry cabinets, butcher block countertops and is designed with the amateur chef in mind. There is a double sink, a gas stove, two ovens, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with an ice and water dispenser, a wine refrigerator and a bar sink. Appliances also include a blender, toaster, coffee maker, food processor, hand blender, microwave, and standing mixer. If you love to cook and entertain, this is a beautiful kitchen.

Off the kitchen area, our comfortable living area has a full sofa and a love seat. A nice wall-mounted 43" Smart LED HDTV and DVD player will make relaxing easy. Wifi is available through Dish Network satellite service.

If you are more in the mood to unwind and enjoy views of the vineyard and mountains from the indoors, you can sit in our glassed-in side porch. Wicker furniture affords comfort as you raise a glass of wine to the spectacular Blue Ridge.

Dining areas include a breakfast nook right off the side entrance and a formal dining room off the kitchen. The breakfast nook table seats four but has a leaf that can be added so that six may use it. The formal dining room table seats six with a leaf increasing seating to ten people.

There are two bedrooms on the first floor as well as two full baths. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and connects to master bathroom, which has double sinks, a shower and a jetted tub. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and connects to a newly renovated bathroom with shower. This bathroom also has an entry in the front hall, and is equipped with a pocket door so that guests can access the powder room while the shower is in use.

Upstairs, you will find three bedrooms, a full bathroom and a library. One bedroom has a queen bed, a large dresser, and a wardrobe. The second bedroom has twin beds and a seating area. The third bedroom, with a queen bed, opens onto a balcony with a seating area and 180 degree views of the vineyards and mountains. Also, there is an extensive library with comfortable seating for you to enjoy.

A front loading washer and dryer are located on the first floor. The house is equipped with a whole house generator in case of a rare power outage.

Linens, towels, soap, hair dryers, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, paper towels, napkins, saran wrap/foil/wax paper/ziploc bags, toilet paper, trash bags, and are provided. We will also provide shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes and other sundry items in case you forgot yours at no extra charge.

Outside, you can enjoy our in-ground pool during warmer months. Surrounded by a brick patio and anchored by an elevated deck you will be able enjoy unparalleled views of the Blue Ridge. If you are looking to take advantage of more shade, the front porch swing and two rocking chairs will suit nicely. There is also a small garden patio off the front entrance.


Susan Gorman

Member Since 2015
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Apr 16, 2018
About Susan Gorman

Years ago, while stationed in the small city of Bad Kreuznach, Germany on the banks of the Nahe River, Paul and Ruth Gorman discovered a passion for the Riesling wines that were crafted with care in the little vineyards surrounding the town. It was then and there that they decided to add their own vineyard to their retirement plans. While stationed in Panama, Paul and Ruth came up to Virginia to look for a property to which to retire. The property has been an apple and peach orchard in the past, as well as a sheep farm. Although the building was rather shambling, the Gormans bought it knowing that it could be restored to something beautiful. In 1985, Paul retired from the army, and they moved to their farm in Afton, which they called Cardinal Point. Their first order of business was to install the first four acres — two acres each of Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon — on what is now Cardinal Point Vineyard. While eldest son John, a graduate of UVa's architecture school, oversaw the renovation of the old farmhouse on the property, daughter Sarah and youngest son Tim tended the vines while home from school during the summers. Tim took over as full-time Vineyard Manager in 1989, and has grown the Vineyard to 15 acres, supporting a variety of vinifera. In 2002, Paul and Ruth finally realized their dream of erecting a winery on the premises. Tim now adds wine making to his farm duties, and the rest of the family share responsibilities in the enterprise. We are proud to have Cardinal Point on the property, and we hope you will enjoy what it has to offer.

Susan Gorman purchased this Farmhouse in 1982

Why Susan Gorman chose Afton

The Afton and northern part of Nelson County is a beautiful and very special place. It is conveniently located just 25 minutes from Charlottesville and 15 minutes from both Waynesboro and Crozet. There is so much to do in our area and so many natural resources to take advantage of, that we think you will also enjoy your stay at Cardinal Point.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double
      • Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single
      • 5 Bedrooms; Sleeps 10 Queen Beds (3) Double Bed (1) Twin Beds (2)


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • 3 Bathrooms

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          A beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Humpback Rocks.
        • Rural


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                  sheets, pillows and blankets for all bedrooms
                • Air Conditioning
                  Window units in each bedroom, kitchen and living area
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Living Room
                  Large sofa and love seat
                • Parking
                  large driveway that easily parks 8 cars, without blocking others in
                • Telephone
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  front loading washer with detergent provided
                • Wood Stove


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Automatic drip coffeemaker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Plastic and porcelain dinnerware and silverware for twelve. We also have plastic dishes, "silverware" and tumblers for children.
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Fully equipped roomy kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                      2 gas ovens
                    • Pantry Items
                      Basic pantry items stocked: Olive oil, Vinegars, Sugar, Salt, Pepper, most spices
                    • Refrigerator
                      Side by side refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser
                    • Stove
                      gas stove
                    • Toaster
                      four slot toaster


                        • Dining
                          Dine in kitchen table has room for 6.
                        • Dining Room
                        • comfy seating for 10 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Dish Network satellite service
                            • Television
                              43" HD Smart TV with Dish Network and DVR service
                            • Video Library


                                • Balcony
                                  small balcony with seating off of upper, south facing bedroom
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Private Pool


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • ski lift privileges
                                                        • ski privileges optional
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis

                                                          22 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          perfect getaway

                                                          adrienne n.

                                                          House is large, comfortable and clean. fully stocked with cookware, towels, etc. location is spectacular

                                                          Wonderful Bachelorette Weekend in Wine Country

                                                          We stayed here in October for a bachelorette celebration with a group of 10 women. The location was wonderful since it was so close to other wineries and we walked down to the Cardinal Pointe Winery on our first night ( great wine and friendly staff!) We had great weather for October and the backyard was great to have dinner each night.

                                                          The only downside was a few repairs that could have been done to the house before arrival. There was a broken window in one of the rooms that let wasps in the house, but we were able to cover it up with cardboard. The downstairs toilet leaked a bit- but nothing that a few towels could not fix.

                                                          Overall, it was a great stay and we will definitely be going back to Charlottesville!

                                                          Great place!

                                                          david c.

                                                          Perfect location for touring local vineyards.

                                                          Fantastic lodgings. Great hosts.

                                                          Patrick J.

                                                          Our group of 6 adults, one infant and one dog stayed here in early September. We could have easily and comfortably fit another 4 guests.

                                                          The house was great, spacious and surrounded by fantastic views. The kitchen was incredibly well-stocked, with an assortment of pans and cooking tools and a great selection of spices and other odds and ends.

                                                          Property is in a great location, surrounded by things to do - in addition to the pool, grill and deck that made lounging at home very comfortable. Susan was a great host - ensuring we had everything we needed to make our visit an enjoyable one.

                                                          BETTER than WONDERFUL!

                                                          Donna R.

                                                          We recently had the pleasure of staying at Cardinal Point Farm House for a long weekend and had the most wonderful time! There were 9 ladies celebrating my daughters upcoming wedding. The house and property are beautiful with an outstanding view and good vibe. It had everything we needed. The pool was sooo relaxing with an active birdhouse that was fun to watch. We visited a few wineries in the area and truly enjoyed the time we spent Sunday afternoon at Cardinal Point Winery listening to live music while relaxing on the couches on the deck. Susan, the owner, kept in touch to ask if we needed anything. (although we really didn't because it was so wonderful) The only suggestion I would make that would make the stay easier would be to label the kitchen cabinets because there is so much to offer we spent time in an out of doors to find things. Overall one of the BEST rental experiences we have had. THANKS!

                                                          Long time friend reunion

                                                          Christine G.Wallington

                                                          Great place for several couples to get together. Property is beautiful! House has everything promised and more. We couldn't have asked for a better trip. We are planning on making our visit an annual get together all because of the Gorman family. Thanks so much for sharing your farmhouse.


                                                          Afton, VA, USA

                                                          The Farmhouse at Cardinal Point is located on the property of Cardinal Point Winery. Wine tastings, occasional music events, light fare and purchases by the glass and bottle are all available. We are situated on the Nelson 151 thoroughfare, which offers access to many other wineries, breweries, a cider and distillery, not to mention several restaurants. The Wintergreen Ski Resort is under 30 minutes away and the entrance to the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway are a mere 10 minutes away. If hiking is your thing, you are in luck!

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          Damage Deposit
                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          A $200.00 cleaning fee will be added to all rental rates. Additional cleaning or repairs caused by renters or their guests will be charged separately.

                                                          22 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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