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7 Homes, One 600-Acre Farm = Perfect For Wedding/Reunion/Big Family Gathering

Bedrooms 17
Space 12,000 sq ft
Property type estate


About the property

Huge Horse/Cattle Farm; Seven Homes (Sleeps up to 60)

Book the entire farm for your Charlottesville area wedding, extended family gathering, anniversary party, retreat or other special event. NOTE: The Pavilion must also be booked for weddings and other party events, at extra cost explained in the rates section. The Pavilion is your reception site, and includes tables, chairs, ceremony site, dressing rooms, caterer's warming kitchen, etc.

Wolf Trap Farm features panoramic views of mountains, pastures, horses and cattle, miles of board fencing and beautiful woodlands full of trails. The farm complex is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Manor House is at the heart of the farm complex, and features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, two kitchens, a large patio and boxwood garden. Nestled behind the Manor House is the 1856 Servants' Cottage, with its huge covered patio. Just down the hill is the Pond House, a more contemporary cottage overlooking a pond full of bass, bream, frogs and turtles. The Milker's Cottage is just beyond the Pavilion. Renovated in 2015, it has two bedrooms, two baths and a large screened porch. Past the Milker's Cottage is the driveway to Baldy's retreat, a "tricked out" modular with modern styling that sleeps 13. There is also a Barn Apartment, and the Cox Mill House. The entire farm is truly idyllic, with horses and cattle as part of your scenery.

The Charlottesville area, with its stunning scenery, many wineries, and historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, and rural historic districts, has become a top choice for weddings and other special gatherings. Wolf Trap Farm hosts over 50 weddings each year, plus family reunions, anniversary parties, and big family vacations. If you do not need all the houses, we can offer you the package you want so long as it does not interfere with our week-end (Friday & Saturday) wedding packages.

Our Pavilion is enclosed on three sides, accommodates 150 under roof and has an overflow patio that can seat another 40 - 50, and has a stage and ample dance floor. There is an oversized ladies' dressing/bathroom, men's bathroom, and a caterer's warming kitchen. Our hilltop ceremony site is just behind the Pavilion. Be sure to visit the farm's website (see link at foot of this listing, or search "Wolftrap Farm Gordonsville") for more details about booking the farm and Pavilion for your wedding or other large gathering. Wedding venue shoppers should view our Facebook page for lots of pictures of weddings at the farm. Just go to Facebook and search "Wolftrap Farm Gordonsville" and our page will pop up.

All ages are happy at the farm. The little ones play in the great outdoors, the oldsters stroll the grounds, the teenagers and young adults go on excursions on or off the farm, the guys can fish or play pool, the gals can soak in the hot tub, and the dogs are particularly happy.

If you have ever driven the winding country roads around Charllottesville, admiring the beautiful estates and wondering what it would be like to visit such places, perhaps for a wedding or party, here is your opportunity.

You can find each house and cottage listed separately on this site, or visit the farm's own website for more pictures and information.

More Details

Keith Cuthrell
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Keith Cuthrell

I am that nut flying through the air in front of my family up at the farm. I have been a lawyer in the Norfolk area since 1979, and have bought and renovated many rundown properties for fun and profit. My wife, three adult children and their spouses, and four of our 6 grandchildren are somewhere in the picture.

Keith Cuthrell purchased this estate in 2003

Why Keith Cuthrell chose Gordonsville

In 2003, I was searching for a little mountain getaway cabin to buy, and I got carried away. I get a kick out of fixer-uppers, and this was a huge project when I bought it. The Charlottesville area is fantastic, and Gordonsville is just a gem. I got lucky.

What makes this estate unique

Owning the farm is sort of like having your own state park, but it is a lot more upscale. The landscape itself is what originally got my attention, plus the sheer size of the property. And then there are the ponds, the beautiful driveway, the historic buildings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic weekend at Wolftrap for our wedding- from rehearsal dinner to reception, and the bridal party could stay on-site all weekend! The views were lovely, the facilities and accommodations were great and everyone had a wonderful time. Not to mention excellent pricing for the whole thing, especially in this area!! No complaints, we loved our experience
Sep 2014
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Gordonsville Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 12000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 47
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 13 Bathrooms
  • James Room Bath - toilet , shower , Within James Room
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Reserved for Dolley Room Guests
    Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Super-sized Bath within Suite
    Bunkroom Bath - toilet , shower , Small, but adequate. Within Bunk Room.
    Servants' Cottage Bath - toilet , shower , Within new addition to Servants' Cottage
    Pond House Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Milker's Cottage Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Milker's Cottage Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Baldy's Retreat Master - toilet , tub , shower , Garden tub and separate shower. Huge bathroom.
    Baldy's Retreat 2nd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Barn Apartment - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Cox Mill Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Cox Mill Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 47
  • James Room - 1 queen , 1st Floor in Manor House, full bath in room.
    Dolley Room - 1 queen , 1st Floor in Manor House; Uses Hall Bath
    Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs in Manor House, full bath in room.
    Pond House Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pond House has 2 bedrooms, one full bath.
    Pond House Bedroom #2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with double on bottom.
    Pond House Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized sleeper sofa.
    Suite - 1 queen , Upstairs in Manor House, Extra-large with kitchen, porch.
    Servants' Cottage - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 30 yards behind Manor House; Full kitchen & bath & big patio
    Milker's Cottage Master - 1 queen
    Milker's Cottage 2nd Bedroom - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Two sets of bunk beds, one with a double bed on the bottom.
    Milker's Cottage Main Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sleeper sofa in living room.
    Baldy's Retreat 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen
    Baldy's Retreat Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Two sets of bunks, so single beds for 4 people.
    Baldy's Retreat Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed with double on bottom.
    Baldy's Retreat Bonus Room - 1 bunk bed , Set of bunk beds in bonus room off Master Bedroom.
    Baldy's Retreat Master - 1 king , Bonus Room for Children adjoins Master Bedroom
    Baldy's Retreat - "Click-Clack" Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , "Click-Clack" sofa in living room folds down like a futon.
    Barn Apartment - 1 queen
    Barn Apt. Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa in living room of barn apartment
    Cox Mill Master - 1 queen
    Cox Mill #2 - 1 queen
    Cox Mill #3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
You and your guests will find the farm unforgettable. They can hike, see horses, cattle and mountains, catch fish, soak in the hot tub, lounge on the patios, and walk for miles without leaving the farm. They can extend their stay and visit Monticello, Montpelier, the local wineries, UVA, and Wilderness Battlefield. They can eat at wonderful restaurants right in Gordonsville, go trail riding at a neighboring farm, or go tubing or rafting on the James. You can even make your honeymoon getaway in a hot air balloon.


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average rating of 4.5 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful Pre-wedding Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We hosted our bridal party at wolftrap farm for the two days leading up to our wedding weekend, and it was the perfect setting for everyone to get to get to know each other beforehand, and served as an ideal home base for events around Charlottesville. We would strongly reccomend this property for weddings, reunions, and other moderate-sized family/friend gatherings.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect offbeat wedding venue

  • 4 of 5

When my husband and I began looking for wedding venues for our October 2013 wedding, we had little criteria aside from staying within a reasonable budget, being able to bring our dogs and doing whatever we wanted with the space. Believe it or not, this is a tall order in the Charlottesville area (hi, dollar signs)! When we drove up the drive to Wolf Trap Farm, I immediately knew it was where we would get married. The views are amazing and the grounds pristine, not to mention the farm had enough room to house both our immediate families--all 20 of them!

The estate is first and foremost a horse farm, with sprawling fields and horses as far as the eye can see. Everything is immaculately groomed, with lots of different spaces to choose from for an event. We chose to have our wedding ceremony on the front lawn with the mountains serving as a beautiful backdrop. We then walked across the path and had an 80-person family style dinner and reception in front of the main house. The houses themselves are really lovely. The Mansion had lots of charm and enough beds for my husband's very large family. My family stayed just down the road in the Pond House and they really enjoyed themselves. My husband and I stayed in the newly renovated servant's cottage between the Mansion and Pond House, and it was like a little honeymoon sweet. Our dogs loved it too! The one complaint I have is regarding the cleanliness of the floors and windows. I understand it's a farm, but it was very apparent that the floors are not cleaned regularly since they were filthy (I couldn't go barefoot), and the window sills were packed with dead stink bug carcases. If I were you, I would ask Keith (the owner) to communicate to his staff at the farm that they need to avoid cutting corners.

The staff was terrific overall. They let you have run of the place, but they are there for anything you may need. We had one party foul with a broken window, and they were really great about it. Keith was a dream to work with from start to finish. He was always prompt in responding to our questions and had no qualms with our plan for the wedding. I heard that he recently built an open barn specifically for events, which will no doubt make Wolf Trap even more popular for weddings. We were maybe the third wedding that ever took place on the farm, but from what I hear, it's becoming a new Charlottesville wedding destination.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice comments, especially about the staff. They really enjoy making things work for the weddings at the farm. And thanks for the alert about needing more attention on the floors and windowsills. We will get right on it.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Light Well
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U. S. Highway 15
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Great venue for your Charlottesville-area wedding, family reunion or anniversary party. This 600 acre estate is 30 minutes from Charlottesville, Monticello and UVA. It is 15 minutes from 3 wineries and many others are within 30 minutes. This area is home to many historic estates, and is part of Virginia horse country.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

For weddings and events, the Pavilion must be booked as well. The rate for the Pavilion for Saturday events is $4,500. The Pavilion may be booked separately for Sunday events for $2,500. The winter discount on Pavilion rates is 40%, and the July discount is 20%. Please see our website for more details about booking events at the farm.

Two night minimum on week-ends except when winter rates are in effect.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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