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1856 Manor House on 600-Acre Working Horse/Cattle Estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Our historic Manor House (circa 1856) was completely renovated and refurnished in 2004. From its hilltop location, you enjoy commanding views of the Southwest Mountain range and of our vast pastures. Children and adults alike are transported far from the world of the city to life on an old Virginia estate, immaculately restored, situated on land once owned by President James Madison, whose Montpelier home is just on the other side of the mountain.

This is a wonderful place to gather several generations of family in a locale where all ages will be contented. Adults savor the peace and quiet, the views, the local historic sites, museums, fine restaurants, wineries, antique shops and art galleries, scenic drives and quaint villages. Children are endlessly fascinated by having 600 acres on which to run wild, explore nature, skim rocks and fish in ponds, watch horses and cows and wildlife, peer down old wells, smell manure, chase lightening bugs and frogs, and have rural adventures of all sorts. If you can get them off the farm, they can trail ride on a neighboring farm, go rafting, see UVA, visit three former Presidents' homes within a 30 mile radius, or go to a livestock auction, horse show, or other local summer event.

It is no exaggeration to describe Wolf Trap and its environs as idyllic. Spend some time on a Virginia estate, and see why so many celebrities and jet-setters who could choose to live anywhere have chosen this part of rural Virginia for their country retreats.

We have two separate cottages. The Servants' Cottage is 30 yards behind the Manor House and sleeps up to four (see vrbo #442721). The Pond House is 150 yards away and sleeps up to 7 (see vrbo #90883). Visit the farm's website using the link at the end of this listing.

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More Details

Keith Cuthrell
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Gordonsville

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dedicated to Dolley Room guests
    James Bath - toilet , shower
    Suite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Huge.
    Bunk Room Bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Dolley Room - 1 queen , Uses Hall Bath
    James Room - 1 queen , Sitting Area and Bath within room
    Suite - 1 queen , Huge bath, kitchen, porch.
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Great for the kids or singles.
  • Two rollaway beds. Pak-n-play.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • tennis
The real amenities are provided by Wolf Trap's remarkable setting atop the last foothill, affording a close-up view of the first range of mountains, And you are out of earshot of traffic, in the middle of 600 acres of verdant rolling pastures and woodlands, with 9 ponds, numerous creeks, abundant wildlife, with the elegance of horses serving as living adornments to the landscape. Fishing gear provided to fish our well-stocked ponds.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Silk Mill Grille
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Highway 15
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Le Pomme, Fabio's, Bar-B-Que Exchange
Nearest Point of Interest
Oakland Heights
Nearest Point of Interest
James Madison's Montpelier Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Barboursville Winery & Horton Vineyards
Nearest Point of Interest
Gordonsville's Great Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
30 Minutes to Monticello
Car: necessary

While at the farm, adults enjoy long walks on our woodland trails, watching the constant wildlife activity around the ponds, rocking and swinging on the porches, playing horseshoes, and chilling out on the patio, If there are young children, the adults will be constantly helping them explore nature at the farm, and swinging them on the rope swings. The older boys love the ponds, with the fishing, frog hunting, groundhog holes, snakes, and other wild stuff, The girls often can't take their eyes off the horses, And when everyone is worn out, they sit and talk on the porches, on the patio, in the den or around the kitchen table, Wolftrap is the setting where your family can create its favorite memories. Great for family reunions. Combine with our Pond House and/or Servants' Cottage for larger groups. Be sure to visit the farm's website, using the link at the foot of this listing.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Gordonsville

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 19 2017 - May 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.3%

Winter Rates not applicable at holidays. Two night minimum on week-ends except while winter rates are in effect. Exceptions made if a week-end is not booked less than two weeks out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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