|Space||600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
The foot-wide, hand-sawn boards that make up the ceiling reveal this cottage's original time of construction (1856) and its original purpose (housing for house servants of the Manor). Renovated in 2012, it now boasts a modern full kitchen and bath, split-system heat pump, and charming furnishings selected by our professional interior designer. Best of all, the cottage is on our 600 acre horse and cattle farm, where you have beautiful views in all directions, no sound of traffic, endless woodland trails, and quick and easy access to all the attractions of the Charlottesville area. Plus, it has a huge covered patio on the back side, with ceiling fans, lights, a gas grill, very comfortable furniture and views of several of our horse paddocks.
At Wolf Trap Farm, we have been offering our Manor House and Pond House to travelers since 2004 - to rave reviews. This new offering is ideal for couples or families with a few small children (who can use the queen-sized sofa bed) or even for two couples who do not need privacy (the sofa bed is at the opposite end of the room from the queen-sized bed).
Our guests are always thrilled by the opportunity to enjoy such a large and beautiful pastoral setting. Our entry road is almost a miles long, and you pass ponds, cattle pastures and through cedar-lined sections. At the top of the hill, you find our farm complex, with the Manor House (with this Servants' Cottage snuggled in behind), our bell-roofed barn (former dairy barn), our 1856 bank barn, and other farm buildings. The Pond House and the Dairyman's house are also within view, as is the training ring for our stables. There is a wonderful fishing pond full of bass and bream, and we supply the fishing equipment. And there are miles and miles of woodland trails, two impressive rope swings, horseshoe pits, a hot tub, views of the mountains, ancient boxwoods, and horses and cows to watch. Our wild residents include geese, turkeys, deer, fox, badgers, racoons, coyotes (sadly), thousands of frogs, and the occasional snake, skunk. and field mouse.
So come enjoy the farm, and create a memory that will last forever.
I have been a lawyer in Norfolk, VA since 1979. For the past 20-some years, we have also bought and renovated run-down properties. We have three adult children and four grandchildren so far.
Keith Cuthrell purchased this cottage in 2003
In 2003, while searching for a little mountain getaway cottage of some sort, I overshot and ended up buying this 600 acre rundown farm. The Charlottesville area has special charm for anyone who knows Virginia, and the village of Gordonsville is just impossible to beat. Also, at the time, I was riding quite a lot, and this area boasts some of the best fox hunts in America.
This farm has the beautiful rolling landscape that is suitable for picture postcards. It is so secluded, but you are also just a few minutes from civilization of the best type (quaint villages). Everywhere you drive in this area you are passing gorgeous historic estates. Having restored one of those estates and being able to offer it to the public for vacation use is quite a thrill.
We had a wonderful peaceful visit to the farm with our family. We enjoyed walking/jogging, attempted to catch fish (no nibbles) and enjoyed watering the horses. We never felt the need to leave the farm, and would love to return sometime!
We found ourselves with a couple of days off from our crazy-busy lives and were looking for some place to get away to, for the President's day weekend. We checked with our previous hidden treasure cabin and it was booked so we searched for something similar; fairly secluded, farm setting, semi-close to wineries and breweries, and low and behold Wolftrap Farms popped up at a really reasonable price, only a 1 night minimum, and we jumped on it! Absolutely, exactly what we were looking for. We have a 7 year old daughter and she loved being in the presence of the horses. The farm hands were super nice and provided us with "horse cookies" to feed the horses with, and the short hike we took through the woods nearby was nice as well. If you're going to use the fold out bed bring an extra comforter. There was plenty of seasoned firewood and kindling so the fire lit up quickly and was perfect on a cool February evening for roasting a few marshmallows. We're already planning for another get-away, only for more days, and with friends.
We just returned from a wonderful week at Wolftrap Farm. The accommodations were just what we needed and the suroundings couldn't have been better. Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. My boys loved petting the horses and we had great fun
in the game barn.
We had a great time at the cottage. We live nearby, but it was a great place to escape for the weekend. The farm is beautiful!
We truly loved the Servants Cottage and it fit our needs exactly! We were able to bring our two dogs, who happily ran and roamed and explored to exhaustion. The tiny cottage is perfect for two people and we spent the majority of our time on the covered patio, where we had a view of the horse fields and horses. The kitchen is fully stocked with updated appliances and everything you need to cook, including a gas grill. We hoped to rent the golf cart to explore the property but unfortunately it was being serviced during our visit. We were pointed to a trail instead and ended up taking a nice walk around the property with the dogs. One thing we appreciate while traveling is that we were totally on our own. Katie, the host, was accessible anytime we needed her via phone, but otherwise we were left to our own, which made it that much more relaxing. This place will definitely be bookmarked should we return to the area!
A couple points worth mentioning:
• Cottage was very clean upon arrival
• Plenty of wood is provided along with a fire pit. We recommend a fire pit under the open sky at dusk until dark to watch all of the stars show up. Beautiful
• Bring your own lighter along with any misc cooking items that can often be forgotten (i.e. oil, butter, foil...)
• TV has just basic channels but there is also a DVD player with a few DVDs. We barely turned it on, so really a non issue
• We weren't able to pick up the Wifi signal. We never called and asked about it though b/c we didn't really need it for the couple days we were there.
We enjoyed three restful and rejuvenating days on the farm. The Servants Cottage was perfect for us. We were fortunate to have met the owners while we were visiting, and they shared historical information about the property and the horses boarding there. One of the horse caretakers was extremely indulgent with our many questions and assisted us with getting the horses to pose for pictures. Kate, the manager, was spot on with suggestions for restaurants in the Gordonsville to Culpepper area. Best of all, the cows were fascinated with our baying hound, Roadie. We look forward to many future escapes to Wolf Trap Farm!
The property is wonderful. We loved visiting the horses throughout the day and our dogs did too (after figuring out what the heck these huge animals were!) It is close to many vineyards and cideries as well as a short drive from Charlottesville.
The servants quarters were quaint and basically exactly what I expected. Definitely a bit rustic, so keep that in mind. Also, a word to the wise, if you hike with dogs on the property, prepare for a major tick removal when you get back. I was not prepared for that and am a bit scarred as a city girl from that experience. :)
Thirty minutes from World Heritage Site - Monticello. Fifteen minutes from restored home of James & Dolley Madison - Montpelier. Numerous award-winning wineries, including Barboursville, Horton, Keswick, Jefferson. Outstanding scenic drives in heart of Virginia's horse country. Local trail riding. Charlottesville area is one of the top places to retire & live in the entire country. Gorgeous countryside.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 19 2017 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Winter Rates do not apply at holidays. Discounts offered for 3 night bookings and for 5 nights or longer.
Special rates offered if you are filling an unbooked date less than a week from the date of your reservation.
Single night bookings on Fridays or Saturdays generally allowed only while winter rates are in effect or within one week of your booking.