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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to UVA Rotunda

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Main House & Cottage, 9 Bedrooms, 7 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, (Sleeps 16-24)

Stay at La Fourche (circa 1790) a fabulously restored, historically significant, estate property located in the heart of Keswick hunt country just minutes to Charlottesville. Walking distance to Keswick Hall, the prestigious resort hotel, and close to Clifton Inn as well. The perfect setting for family gatherings, touring historic Virginia sites and vineyards, and attending UVA graduation, class reunions and football weekends.

Parts of the property date back to 1790, with many additions over the years expanding the footprint of the home and detached dependencies. During the 19th century, La Fourche was the hub of eastern Albemarle County where visitors came to stay at the inn and change out their horses and locals came to drink at the tavern, vote and use the post office. The main house was constructed just after the Civil war and was originally an Italianate-style clapboard 3 over 3 house. Early in the 20th century, new owners added the third floor, dormers, stucco facade and Greek revival styling complete with two-story fluted columns.

When you arrive and stay at La Fourche, you will feel transported to another era yet with all the comfortable, modern conveniences that you could desire from big, flat screen, HD TV's and a Bose stereo for your iPod to a Cuisinart and Dualit toaster in the kitchen and 2-person soaking tub in the master bath. Large, tastefully decorated bedrooms in the Main House offer lots of private space for guests plus 5 full bathrooms and two powders rooms. Fully functioning office area that seats 4 comfortably features WIFI and amazing westward views of Monticello.

The Tavern has a separate entrance with galley kitchen, upstairs and downstairs bedrooms and 2nd floor full bath.

The Smokehouse Cottage, adjacent to the Main House, features one bedroom with queen bed, a galley kitchen and living room with twin daybed and twin trundle. Washer-dryer. Private patio.

Keywords: historic, Virginia, Keswick, estate, house, country home, University of Virginia, Monticello

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Royal Acres

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - tub , shower , Separate sinks, shower with seat and 2-person tub
    Red Guest Room Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Pedestal sink and original cast iron tub with shower
    2nd Floor Hallway Bathroom - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink and glass shower
    Black & Gold Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large ensuite bathroom with generous shower and vanity
    Gray Guest Room Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Charming ensuite bathroom
    1st Floor Powder Room - toilet , Elegant, large 1st floor powder room with mirrors and marble
    Office Powder Room - toilet , Powder room just off the office area and laundry room
    Tavern Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hallway bathroom serves both bedrooms
    Smokehouse Cottage Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hallway bathroom serves bedroom and living room area
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Main House Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Large bedroom with sitting area plus separate dressing room
    Red Guest Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Perfect room for parents with children - ensuite bathroom
    Blue & Gold Guest Room - 1 queen , Pretty room with balcony overlooking the front porch
    Children's Train Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Perfect sanctuary for little kids - lots of books and toys
    Black & Gold Guest Room - 1 queen , Private sunny suite with ensuite bathroom
    Gray Guest Room - 1 queen , Alcoved suite with ensuite bathroom with shower
    Tavern Cottage Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , Pretty ground floor bedroom close to the galley kitchen
    Tavern Cottage Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sunny queen bedroom with bonus twin bed for families
    Smokehouse Cottage Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Separate bedroom plus twin daybed/trundle in living room
  • Spacious bedrooms throughout the Main House. Separate bedrooms in Tavern and Smokehouse Cottages. Two porta-cribs available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Front porch veranda with rocking chairs, countryside vista, equidistant between Keswick Hall and Clifton Inn


Nearest Point of Interest
Keswick Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Clifton Inn

Steeplechase races, Virginia wineries, Monticello, Ash Lawn, Montpelier, University of Virginia, Keswick Hall golf


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Royal Acres

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,285.5
Cleaning Fee C$449.92 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

Additional $500 event fee for up to 50 guests maximum.
Additional $500 fee for UVA graduation weekend.
Will consider 2-night stay if less than 30 days out from rental date.

$1000 refundable security deposit due within 7 days of booking, payable by check only.
Rental fee, cleaning fee and tax due 30 days prior to arrival, payable by check only.