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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to Uva Rotunda

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 large family gatherings, wedding-related events, touring Virginia historic sites and vineyards, and attending UVA graduation, class reunions and football weekends.

The oldest part of the property is the Tavern, originally called Traveler's Grove in 1790, and is now part of the main house. During the 19th century, La Fourche was the hub of this side of 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--on the second floor: 1 king in master, 2 twins and double in the Red Guest Room, 1 queen in the Blue & Gold Guest Room, 2 twins in the Children's 'Train' bedroom; on the third floor: 1 queen in the Grey Guest Room and 1 queen in the Black & Gold Guest Room. Connected Tavern apartment has a separate entrance with galley kitchen, downstairs bedroom with 2 twin beds, full bath upstairs and upstairs bedroom with 1 queen and 1 twin bed. Six full bathrooms plus two powders rooms. Fully functioning office area that seats 4 comfortably features WIFI and amazing westward views of Monticello.

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

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

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  • Red Guest Room: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • Blue & Gold Guest Room: 1 queen

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  • Children's Train Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

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  • Black & Gold Guest Room: 1 queen

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  • Grey Guest Room: 1 queen

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  • Downstairs Tavern: 2 twin/ single

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  • Upstairs Tavern: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

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  • Spacious bedrooms throughout the house. Also, 2 porta-cribs available.

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Front porch veranda with rocking chairs, countryside vista, equidistant between Keswick Hall and Clifton Inn...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Only allowed to use downstairs fireplaces....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Front patio with 4 rocking chairs faces the Southwest Mountains; side slate patio with seating for 12; screened porch seats 6 for outdoor summer dining...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Big Green Egg, Weber Grill, Gas Grill...moreless

 

Reviews

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Apr-Dec: $1200/night (3 nights); $1100/night for 4-6 nights; $1000/night 7+ nights
Jan-Mar: $1000/night for 3 nights; $900/night for 4-6 nights; $800/night 7+ nights
3 night minimum (2 night stay OK if less than 30 days out from arrival date)
$300 cleaning fee + security deposit required
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Location

Steeplechase races, Virginia wineries, Monticello, Ash Lawn, Montpelier, University of Virginia

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We purchased this historic home in 2003 and have painstakingly restored it to its former glory. The original heart pine floors, six fireplaces and woodwork represent the finest of original Virginia craftsmanship. La Fourche, French for fork in the road, because the property was at the crossroads of Albemarle County during the 19th century--one way leading to Richmond and the other way leading to Washington DC.

Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
As graduates of the University of Virginia and the Darden School, my husband and I cherish coming back to Charlottesville. The countryside is spectacular, and the northwest vista from the house incorporates the mountain view where Monticello sits, the home of Thomas Jefferson. It's the perfect blend of country while being just 7 miles from the University grounds.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • La Fourche Aerial View

    La Fourche Aerial View

  • Carriage Entrance Hallway

    Carriage Entrance Hallway

  • Library and Entertainment Center with Fireplace and Leather Seating

    Library and Entertainment Center with Fireplace and Leather Seating

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen with Soapstone Counters

    Fully Equipped Kitchen with Soapstone Counters

  • Upstairs Hallway with Heart Pine Floors

    Upstairs Hallway with Heart Pine Floors

  • Master Bathroom with 2-Person Soaking Tub and Large Shower with Seat

    Master Bathroom with 2-Person Soaking Tub and Large Shower with Seat

  • Blue & Gold Bedroom with Queen-size Sleigh Bed and Screened Porch

    Blue & Gold Bedroom with Queen-size Sleigh Bed and Screened Porch

  • Black & Gold Suite on 3rd Floor with Queen Size Bed and Marble Bathroom

    Black & Gold Suite on 3rd Floor with Queen Size Bed and Marble Bathroom

  • Upstairs Tavern Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

    Upstairs Tavern Bedroom with 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

  • Front View of La Fourche (circa 1790)

    Front View of La Fourche (circa 1790)

  • Circular Driveway on Carriage Entrance Side of House

    Circular Driveway on Carriage Entrance Side of House

  • Fall Aerial View including Cottages

    Fall Aerial View including Cottages

  • Front Hall with Columns, Wood Paneling and Original Heart Pine Floors

    Front Hall with Columns, Wood Paneling and Original Heart Pine Floors

  • Living Room with Fireplace and Grand Piano

    Living Room with Fireplace and Grand Piano

  • Formal Dining Room with Working Fireplace- Seats 10

    Formal Dining Room with Working Fireplace- Seats 10

  • Screened Porch off the Kitchen with Overhead Fan for Outside Dining

    Screened Porch off the Kitchen with Overhead Fan for Outside Dining

  • Spacious Master Bedroom features Flatscreen TV and Sitting Area

    Spacious Master Bedroom features Flatscreen TV and Sitting Area

  • Red Guest Bedroom with 2 twins beds + 1 full size bed

    Red Guest Bedroom with 2 twins beds + 1 full size bed

  • Children's Train Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds

    Children's Train Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds

  • Downstairs Tavern Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds

    Downstairs Tavern Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds

  • Keswick Hunt Club Hounds Out for a Walk

    Keswick Hunt Club Hounds Out for a Walk

  • Spring time at La Fourche

    Spring time at La Fourche

  • Carriage Entrance Circular Driveway

    Carriage Entrance Circular Driveway

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  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    20
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    6.75
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/26/2015
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(434) 531-0332 (Virginia, USA)

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