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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to Uva Rotunda

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Last updated: 08/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville house 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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Children Welcome

              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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Dining
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace:

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              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking Off Street
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Heating
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

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

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • 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

                  • Outdoor Grill:

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

                  • Balcony
                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High Season
                      Apr 1 - Jan 4, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,300
                      $7,500 $20,000
                      Low Season
                      Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,200
                      $7,000 $18,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Taxes Included

                      Notes:

                      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

                      Rental and cleaning fee due 30 days prior to arrival


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                      Last updated: 08/31/2014
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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.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • La Fourche Aerial View

                        La Fourche Aerial View

                      • 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

                      • Spacious Master Bedroom features Flatscreen TV and Sitting Area

                        Spacious Master Bedroom features Flatscreen TV and Sitting Area

                      • Red Guest Bedroom with Flatscreen TV Sleeps Up to 4

                        Red Guest Bedroom with Flatscreen TV Sleeps Up to 4

                      • 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

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

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

                      • Front View of La Fourche (circa 1790)

                        Front View of La Fourche (circa 1790)

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

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

                      • 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

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

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

                      • Children's "Train" Bedroom with Twin Beds and Thomas the Tank Engine Playset

                        Children's "Train" Bedroom with Twin Beds and Thomas the Tank Engine Playset

                      • Upstairs Hallway with Heart Pine Floors

                        Upstairs Hallway with Heart Pine Floors

                      • Screened Porch with Overhead Fan for Outside Dining

                        Screened Porch with Overhead Fan for Outside Dining

                      • Keswick Hunt Club Hounds Out for a Walk

                        Keswick Hunt Club Hounds Out for a Walk

                      VRBO #292128

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                      $1,200 - $1,300 per night (USD)
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                      8 Bedroom / 6.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 20

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