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Stunning Historic Estate Property - 7 Miles to Uva Rotunda

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Last updated: 08/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 in the Main House--on the second floor: 1 king in master plus twin daybed, 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. Five full bathrooms plus two powders rooms. Fully functioning office area that seats 4 comfortably features WIFI and amazing westward views of Monticello.

Tavern Cottage 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.

Smokehouse Cottage, just steps away from the Main House, features one bedroom with queen bed, a galley kitchen and living room with twin daybed and twin trundle. Washer-dryer. Private patio.

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

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 20

  • Main House Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Large bedroom with sitting area plus separate dressing room...moreless

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

    Perfect room for parents with children - ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Blue & Gold Guest Room: 1 queen

    Pretty room with balcony overlooking the front porch...moreless

  • Children's Train Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Perfect sanctuary for little kids - lots of books and toys...moreless

  • Black & Gold Guest Room: 1 queen

    Private sunny suite with ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Gray Guest Room: 1 queen

    Alcoved suite with ensuite bathroom with shower...moreless

  • Tavern Cottage Downstairs: 2 twin/ single

    Pretty ground floor bedroom close to the galley kitchen...moreless

  • Tavern Cottage Upstairs: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Sunny queen bedroom with bonus twin bed for families...moreless

  • Smokehouse Cottage Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Separate bedroom plus twin daybed/trundle in living room...moreless

  • Spacious bedrooms throughout the Main House. Separate bedrooms in Tavern and Smokehouse Cottages. Two porta-cribs available....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: tub, shower

    Separate sinks, shower with seat and 2-person tub...moreless

  • Red Guest Room Ensuite Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Pedestal sink and original cast iron tub with shower...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Hallway Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Pedestal sink and glass shower...moreless

  • Black & Gold Ensuite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Large ensuite bathroom with generous shower and vanity...moreless

  • Gray Guest Room Ensuite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Charming ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • 1st Floor Powder Room: toilet

    Elegant, large 1st floor powder room with mirrors and marble...moreless

  • Office Powder Room: toilet

    Powder room just off the office area and laundry room...moreless

  • Tavern Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Hallway bathroom serves both bedrooms...moreless

  • Smokehouse Cottage Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hallway bathroom serves bedroom and living room area...moreless

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
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • 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
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplaces are decorative only and may not be used by guests...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

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 fire pit; screened porch seats 6 for outdoor summer dining...moreless

  • Golf:

    Available at Keswick Hall's Full Cry Golf Course...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,500
$8,000 $25,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,143 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $833 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • UVA Graduation Weekend $500
  • Event Fee $500
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not 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: 08/22/2015
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Location

Steeplechase races, Virginia wineries, Monticello, Ash Lawn, Montpelier, University of Virginia, Keswick Hall golf

 

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.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Perfect for family reunions and housing wedding guests. Large home with cottages offers lots of privacy, yet generous rooms for entertaining.


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Photos

  • La Fourche Aerial View

    La Fourche Aerial View

  • 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

  • 1 Bedroom Smokehouse Cottage next to the Main House

    1 Bedroom Smokehouse Cottage next to the Main House

  • Smokehouse Cottage bedroom with Queen bed

    Smokehouse Cottage bedroom with Queen bed

  • 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 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

  • Smokehouse Cottage Living Room with Twin Daybed and Twin Trundle

    Smokehouse Cottage Living Room with Twin Daybed and Twin Trundle

  • Front View of La Fourche (circa 1790)

    Front View of La Fourche (circa 1790)

  • Fall Aerial View including Cottages

    Fall Aerial View including Cottages

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