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Elegant Cottage on 600 Acre Horse & Cattle Farm

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 111 m²
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Horses Surround You. Beautifully Renovated Cottage On 600 Acre Farm.

Wolftrap Farm now features seven vacation rental homes, with the conversion of this 1940's era tenant cottage. Built as on-site housing for a "milker" when the farm was a dairy, this cottage is classic. Our 2015 renovation added a second bath and a screened porch for outdoor dining, with views of three adjoining horse paddocks. Guests have access to our fish-filled ponds, endless woodland trails, a "play barn" with pool, ping-pong, Foosball, corn-hole, etc. Great for young families (bring the dog), girls' getaways, multiple generations, wine touring, visits to Monticello, Montpelier and UVA. (NOTE: vrbo & homeaway classify the Milker's Cottage as 3 bedrooms because of the sleeper sofa in the living room. It in fact has only two proper bedrooms, plus the sleeper sofa in the living room.)

The Milker's Cottage is far from the sounds of traffic, but only a mile off U.S. Highway 15, making for easy excursions for sightseeing and shopping. We are halfway between Gordonsville and Orange, so you have your choice of quaint village or County Seat, each less than 5 miles away. Each has abundant restaurants, quaint shops, museums and all modern amenities.

The drive to Monticello through Keswick and Shadwell is one of the most scenic drives in America. Montpelier is just 15 minutes away, directly across the mountains you see from the front of the farm.

Barboursville, Horton, Keswick and Honna Lee Wineries are all within 20 minutes drive, and Early Mountain is 30 minutes away.

Other Drive Times: Charlottesville (25 minutes); Culpeper (30 minutes); Monticello (35 minutes); Gordonsville or Orange (5 minutes); Montpelier (15 minutes); Richmond (60 minutes); D.C. (100 miles)

But why leave the farm? There is endless hiking on the farm, all the fish you can catch, fire-pit in the back yard (firewood supplied), horses to watch and pet, plenty of peace and quiet, and room for the kids (and the dog) to run.

More Details

Owner
Keith Cuthrell
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Keith Cuthrell

I am the nut flying through the air in the picture, with most of my family in the background. My wife and I have bought and renovated many run-down properties over the years, not the least of which was Wolftrap Farm. We live in Virginia Beach, where I still practice law a little. The farm is a labor of love, and you will see why when you visit. It is glorious to have stewardship of this "little piece of heaven", as so many of our guests have characterized it.

Keith Cuthrell purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Keith Cuthrell chose Gordonsville

In 2003, I was looking for 5 acres and a cabin in the mountains, and I overshot. The farm was a wreck, but the landscape was magnificent. The Charlottesville area is just wonderful.

What makes this cottage unique

The land itself, with the rolling hills, vast pastures, views of the mountains, hardwood forests, vast scale, streams and ponds, and proximity to modern amenities, is what sold us on this farm. Then we discovered that several of the houses and barns pre-dated the Civil War. It has been pure fun to renovate each of the houses and furnish them for our guests.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Gordonsville

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Opens off Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Spacious shower. Opens off hallway.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bath opens off this bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , Two Sets of Bunk Beds, one with Double Bed on Bottom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room has queen sized sleeper sofa.
  • Master Bedroom has queen sized bed. Second bedroom has two sets of bunk beds with double on bottom of one. Sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Notes:
FISHING - We provide fishing gear, access to our ponds, and even will have the worms ready for your younger fisher-people if you ask in advance. Guided Trail Rides at Oakland Heights, 1/2 mile from our front gate. Free horse petting just outside your back door. Get married on the premises: We host over 20 weddings per year, and have a reception pavilion that seats 150.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Great Weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a weekend away with my sister and her husband. The cabin was the perfect size for the 4 of us and we definitely could have fit more too. We arrived on Friday night and Tina had already unlocked the house for us which was perfect since we grabbed dinner on the way in and didn't have to make her wait on us. We were pleasantly surprised to see a Christmas tree set up near the fireplace, really made us feel at home. I love that you just check in and its like staying at a hotel, you don't have to worry about bringing anything but the essentials and there's no list of things to get done before checking out. We toured the nearby wineries and ate at Fabios and Inwood for our meals. We also made some meals at home, they have everything you need! Lastly just the atmosphere of the place is something to enjoy. There are horses and cattle all around the cottage. We enjoyed feeding them carrots on our walks in the morning. Overall, just a great place to relax and spend time with family!

  • Submitted: 4-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you got the full farm experience. The Milker’s Cottage does have special charms, doesn’t it. Thank you for your review.
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5

Great time in the country

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just as nice as it looked in the pictures. We had everything we needed, even some coffee and filters for the first morning! Katie was very pleasant. We stayed with our two sons who loved the horses and the games in the play barn. Eat at Fabio's if you get a chance, the food was excellent. Monticello was a dream. Lovely vacation, we will be returning

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene views and beautiful horses

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights in the cottage after staying in DC for 5 nights. It was such a nice break! We wish we had booked a third night, as we spent a full day out and about at Monticello and felt we could have used a whole day just at the farm to relax and explore. Our kids (6, 5 and 2) completely fell in love with the horses that surround the cottage on 3 sides. The cottage was clean and comfortable. Booking with Keith was easy. We would definitely go back to the farm on a future trip. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the farm, and that your kids loved the horses.
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Valentine's Day weekend and we couldn't of asked for a better stay. We brought our two dogs who always travel with us. The owners were very accomadating. Very good location, about 20 minutes from Charlottesville and about an hour outside the Shenandoah national park. The night we stayed it ended up snowing about 5 inches and when we woke up it was to a winter wonderland. The fresh coating of snow over the farm was one of the most beautiful sights! Our dogs had a blast playing in the endless fields! Will definitely stay again and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Girl's Night Away!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot begin to say how impressed I am with this house. There were seven women staying overnight and I was initially a bit apprehensive about the amount of space for so many but let me tell you, there was plenty! The sofa couch was actually very comfortable (no weird bar in your back!!) which is not something you will find often. The kitchen seemed to have everything that was needed although we did not cook at all. There was plenty of floor space in the main area to set up an air mattress if you need one (you'll need to bring it). We did not get a chance to explore any other part of the property as we were only there one night, but the horses are right next to the house and it made for nice ambiance. Every single one of my friends said that this is a place they would come for a family getaway with their kids. I think one of the most surprising things I encountered was no list of things to do for checkout. I have stayed in many vacation rentals where the list of things you need to do before checkout was a mile long (sweep, take out the trash, strip beds, etc.) and this place is like a hotel! You just get to pack up and leave. What a little treat! Overall I don't think I could've asked for a better place!

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we could not have asked for a nicer review. Thank you.
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A beautiful and relaxing family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Milkers Cottage for a 4-day post-Christmas family getaway and it was just what we were hoping for. First, Katie was great with communication and coordinating our arrival and making sure we had everything we needed while we were there. The Wolftrap Farm itself is lovely, surrounded by low rolling hills and forested countryside with horses and cattle all around. Quiet and peaceful. The cottage was perfect. Clean, bright, spacious, comfortable, fully equipped. The side porch is big with great views of the surrounding scenery. The horses are literally right next to the cottage and every day we'd feed them carrots and apples. The "play barn" was great for our family as we could play ping pong, darts, pool and foosball. We were also able to use their fishing gear at the pond. We were also able to bring our dog (which saved us kennel fees) and we could go for long walks along the main farm road and some of the roads adjacent to the property (Recommendation: Bring boots or old sneakers if the forecast calls for rain. The main farm road can get pretty muddy). It's located only a couple of miles outside Gordonsville so we could easily run into town for groceries, coffee, gas, etc. (make sure to go the BBQ Exchange for lunch or dinner. It's excellent). It's also only about 30 minutes from Charlottesville so great for day trips to Monticello or UVA. Other close daytrips include Montpelier (Madison) and Ash Lawn-Highland (Monroe). In short it was perfect for a relaxing getaway in a quiet, pretty setting. Would highly recommend for families or couples. And it's less than a 2-hour drive from the DC area.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for helping spread the word about this new guest cottage at Wolftrap Farm. We are so pleased that your family enjoyed so many features of the farm and the area.
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Charlottesville
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Light Well
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
I-64
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bar-B-Que Exchange
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Massanutten
Car: necessary

35 minutes to Monticello; 15 minutes to Madison's Montpelier; Four wineries within 20 minutes; Guided trail rides 1/2 mile away; On-site fishing and hiking; Gorgeous scenic drives; Quaint villages; Historic battlegrounds and Civil War Museums.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Gordonsville

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$177
From
C$227
Fri,Sat
C$1,516
C$3,790
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$278
From
C$373
Fri,Sat
C$1,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Winter Rates do not apply at holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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