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Historic Italianate, Spectacular Mountain View

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Walkway View of the Main House

Walkway View of the Main House Front View of Main House Fairview in the Fall - side lawn in front of the Ocular Window & Tower Bold Mountain View from the Back Porch Living Room at the Main House Holidays at Fairview Downstairs Luxury Bedroom Peacocks in Residence Dining room which seats 10 comfortably ... Luxury, cozy bedroom facing the mountains ... Full service kitchen w/ copper sink & brick floor ... perfect for gourmet meals Prepare gourmet meals on our restaurant range and griddle for pancakes Peacocks enjoying the view and the outdoor aviaries Relax and refresh in the rustic sauna shed ... Fall in Love with Fairview ...

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Amherst house description

Fairview is surrounded by spectacular, panoramic mountain scenery and over 150 acres of rural farmland.

Listed on the National Historic Registry, Fairview is well known in the area as an historic landmark. Fairview's distinctive tower is a key signature of the Italianate style. The rich, unique architecture, is one of the most prominent examples of the Italianate style in the state. Noted architectural features include gothic arched windows, an ocular window, and intricate brick details throughout the exterior.

Fairview is a classic, country home offering 5 guest rooms, 4 private baths with luxury linens and furnishings. The interior is quite elegant and filled with European antiques, yet still maintains a comfortable atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The broad veranda in the back of the house faces a bold Blue Ridge mountain range, and is a favorite relaxing venue for guests.

Located in Piney River, VA, a small rural town in Amherst County, Virginia, Fairview was built shortly after the Civil War in 1867 by a wealthy doctor who valued the area for its breathtaking mountain views.

Guests may enjoy feeding and interacting with the white Arabian horses, and a one-of-a-kind outdoor aviary featuring an array of colorful peacocks.

A recently fully furnished Guest Cottage is also available with wonderful pastoral and bold mountain views. The Guest Cottage is available to larger parties, in conjunction with a Main House reservation.



Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outside Only; Porches only...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 5-12

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Catering Available
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • VCR
          • Music Library
          • DVD Player
          • Television
          • Video Library
          • Stereo
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Free Long Distance
          • Wireless Internet
          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

          • Hot Tub
          • Jetted Tub
          • Sauna

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

              • Mountain View

              Activities

              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Hunting
              • Snowboarding
              • Rafting
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Sledding
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Fitness Center
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
               

              Reviews

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              • amazing place

                amazing place

                • Guest kissy castaneda (Glendale CA)
                • Date of stay 08/04/11
                • Review Submitted 08/09/11
                My husband and I were part of a group staying there for a wedding the weekend of 8-6-11 and this property was amazing!!! Lots to do, we enjoyed the area (though we were very occupied with wedding details). Very rural and somewhat secluded but a small drive to Lynchburg. We are most definitely staying here in the future!!!!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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              • Spectacular is right!

                Spectacular is right!

                • Guest Laura (Alexandria, VA)
                • Date of stay 07/01/11
                • Review Submitted 07/10/11
                Fairview was heavenly! We stayed over July 4th weekend and thoroughly enjoyed everything about this property. If you are interested in peace and quiet, away from the hussle & bussle of life -- this is the place to rent. Being surrounded by farm land with the Blue Ridge Mountains out the back porch was simply serene. We had fun cooking in the gourmet kitchen, taking a dip in the hot tub, reading in the provided robes on the rocking chairs, sitting in the sauna, watching the Arabian horses, peacocks, and cows, along with... hiking at nearby Crabtree Falls, boating at Mill Creek Lake, and visiting Saunders Farmers Market. This would be a great place for family gatherings, as there are five furnished bedrooms and plenty of elbow room in/around the mansion. Oh - and our pooch had a great time too! Hope you fall in love with Fairview, as we did !

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners.

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              • A gracious bucolic interlude

                A gracious bucolic interlude

                • Guest hugo (Oakland, CA)
                • Date of stay 06/10/11
                • Review Submitted 06/17/11
                Four of us, including my 90 year old mother, returned to Fairview recently for a four-night stay. Having stayed at Fairview approximately 10 years earlier, when it was in other hands, we already had pleasant associations with the place. We couldn't have hoped for more, our fond memories were not disappointed and we found many improvements and enhancements had been made to the establishment in the meantime. Fairview's setting couldn't be lovelier and its gardens, peaceful repose, and resident menagerie encourage lollygagging. The viewshed and Fairview's two welcoming porches are an invitation to watching cows, flreflies, sunsets, and, most dramatically, lightening storms along the Blue Ridge. With five generous bedrooms (one on ground level) and four bathrooms, the main house can very comfortably hold a group of up to ten. The spacious public rooms lend themselves to entertaining and the kitchen is extremely well-equipped. The historic nature of the residence and its sensitive renovation, stewardship and furnishing contribute to an almost "other worldly" experience. This is a spot of great beauty and tranquility and, equally, within striking distance of many interesting things to do and see, such as wineries in Afton, the charms of Nellysford, Charlottesville's many sites, and greater Amherst and Nelson counties many places of interest. We found Fairview to be very well appointed and maintained, with many guest needs anticipated and supplied for. Guests requiring cable TV, access to the web, and stable cellular service be forewarned: a highly connected lifestyle is not easily achieved at Fairview, although our group adjusted and became adept at finding sweet spots for cell phone service. Fairview truly wraps visitors in its mood and comforts, surrounding one with history, nature, vistas and tranquility. I hope to return.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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              • Happy, happy bicyclists!

                Happy, happy bicyclists!

                • Guest Lumpy (Rochester, NY)
                • Date of stay 05/06/11
                • Review Submitted 05/09/11
                Our 10 person bicycling crew lodged at Fairview for 2 nights while cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Aside from the spectacular mountain vistas, the morning fog arising from the valley, and the horses, cattle, and peacocks, the house itself was magnificent. Lot's of good beds, and a fully stocked kitchen. Power cyclists can ride the 20 miles up (note: UP!) to the parkway, or sag up if you want an easier alternative. Highly recommended!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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              • A Beautiful Visit

                A Beautiful Visit

                • Guest Katie K (Wausau, Wisconsin)
                • Date of stay 03/27/11
                • Review Submitted 04/25/11
                Our stay at this property was most memorable for my husband and I, along with our daughter and her husband. We used it as a base for daily trips to Monticello (highly recommended) and other historical sites, as well as all of the wonderful hiking and mountain activities. We ate at restaurants recommended by Jennifer and we all enjoyed them. The house is large and comfortable,and I had photo cards made of the wonderful sights and scenes that we enjoyed on the property. The peacocks, especially Big Daddy, provided a lot of free entertainment. My daughter even went back to DC with a new kitten. Thanks Jennifer!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

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              • What a beautiful place!

                What a beautiful place!

                • Guest Whitney (Richmond, VA)
                • Date of stay 03/11/11
                • Review Submitted 03/18/11
                We were at Fairview this time last week. Absolutely breathtaking! Jennifer was a pleasure to deal with and really took the time to make sure our stay was fabulous. Amazing views and modern conveniences made it a pleasure to stay in the house. We're already making our return visit plans!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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              • WOW ! ! !

                WOW ! ! !

                • Guest ERNO (Wash, D.C.)
                • Date of stay 12/31/10
                • Review Submitted 02/05/11
                The hottness , Sexy , Peaceful ; I love it ( the house ) My name is Ernest , my wife and I took a group of six when we went and we'll be going back very soon . The best part of the trip was the fact that the owner is such a nice person she makes U fill Welcome . Thanks Jenn Your the BEST

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                Owner response: New Years at Fairview ... Thank you Ernest for your kind remarks regarding your recent stay at FV. Celebrations are important in our lives! Fairview is the perfect retreat setting for those special seminal events. A good way to mark a beginning. The FV team is very glad you choose to stay with us. Please keep coming back in the future! And, thanks very much for the words of encouragement on property development in our guest book. We hope your 2011 New Year's visit ... is just the beginning of many special FV memories in the future! Best always, Jennifer

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              • Storybook Christmas

                Storybook Christmas

                • Guest Evelyn (Conway, SC)
                • Date of stay 12/24/10
                • Review Submitted 01/04/11
                Fairview was perfect for our family Christmas vacation. Eight adults shared this lovely house for six nights. The property is accurately described on VRBO; the pictures don’t do it justice. The house is elegant yet comfortable. The property is quiet and pastoral. We enjoyed the beautiful vistas from every window; Fairview is the perfect name for this house. Arriving after dark on Christmas Eve we were thrilled to find Fairview beautifully decorated for Christmas. The house appeared to be glowing with warmth from the lovely light fixtures and the gas log fireplaces. It was truly a “storybook” Christmas for us complete with snow on Christmas Day. From inside the warm house we watched the white Arabian horses romp in the field and the peacocks, chickens, and ducks, strut across the yard. We especially enjoyed the dining room table which seats 8 to 10. We lingered long at the table after every meal and gathered around it for card games, conversation, and lots of laughter. We slept soundly and well in the comfortable beds which are appointed with high quality linens. The owner was so kind and patient with me as I asked numerous questions before our stay. She responded promptly and thoroughly to all my emails. My daughter-in-law wants us to spend every Christmas at Fairview. She will get no argument from me!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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              • Amazing Girls Weekend in the Mountains!!

                Amazing Girls Weekend in the Mountains!!

                • Guest Brandy (Fredericksburg va)
                • Date of stay 11/06/10
                • Review Submitted 11/10/10
                We had an amazing time at fairview this weekend! When we arrived and toured the house we could not help but keep huge smiles on our faces. After seeing the downstairs bedroom we thought that we would all have to fight over it but each room we went into was just as charming and wonderful as the one before it. The house was beautifully decorated and the views were breath taking! As a child I visited Nelson county often and I had no problem at all finding my way around. We ate at the devils backbone brewing co. and were very happy with it. The horseback riding was unforgettable and of course the massage was wonderful. We loved the house so much that it was very sad when it was time to leave. I researched a lot of diffrent places in va and nc before deciding on fairview for our weekend away and I was not dissapointed. I am already trying to think of another reason to come back :) thanks again for all your help!!

                Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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              • Best vacation spot in the area

                Best vacation spot in the area

                • Guest Shiraz & Dan (Washington, DC)
                • Date of stay 10/21/10
                • Review Submitted 11/08/10
                We have rented many cabins and cottages in this area and this one was definitely our favorite. The house and furnishings are absolutely gorgeous, with spectacular views from every window. We also loved the horses, cows, and peacocks all around. We would recommend this rental to everyone and we will definitely be back!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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              Year Round Rates .. $200/night .. $600/weekend .. $1250/week
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              Year Purchased: 2000


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              Photos

              • Walkway View of the Main House

                Walkway View of the Main House

              • Fairview in the Fall - side lawn in front of the Ocular Window & Tower

                Fairview in the Fall - side lawn in front of the Ocular Window & Tower

              • Living Room at the Main House

                Living Room at the Main House

              • Downstairs Luxury Bedroom

                Downstairs Luxury Bedroom

              • Dining room which seats 10 comfortably ...

                Dining room which seats 10 comfortably ...

              • Full service kitchen w/ copper sink & brick floor ... perfect for gourmet meals

                Full service kitchen w/ copper sink & brick floor ... perfect for gourmet meals

              • Peacocks enjoying the view and the outdoor aviaries

                Peacocks enjoying the view and the outdoor aviaries

              • Fall in Love with Fairview ...

                Fall in Love with Fairview ...

              • Front View of Main House

                Front View of Main House

              • Bold Mountain View from the Back Porch

                Bold Mountain View from the Back Porch

              • Holidays at Fairview

                Holidays at Fairview

              • Peacocks in Residence

                Peacocks in Residence

              • Luxury, cozy bedroom facing the mountains ...

                Luxury, cozy bedroom facing the mountains ...

              • Prepare gourmet meals on our restaurant range and griddle for pancakes

                Prepare gourmet meals on our restaurant range and griddle for pancakes

              • Relax and refresh in the rustic sauna shed ...

                Relax and refresh in the rustic sauna shed ...

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