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Three Homes, One 600-Acre Estate = Perfect Charlottesville Wedding & Event Venue

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View of the Farm Complex from Back Entrance.

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Last updated: 09/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Charlottesville estate description

Book the entire farm for your Charlottesville area wedding, anniversary party, family reunion, retreat or other special event. Wolf Trap Farm features panoramic views of mountains, pastures, horses and cattle, miles of board fencing and beautiful woodlands full of trails. The farm complex is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Manor House is at the heart of the farm complex, and features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, two kitchens, a large patio and boxwood garden. Nestled behind the Manor House is the 1856 Servants' Cottage, with its huge covered patio. Just down the hill is the Pond House, a more contemporary cottage overlooking a pond full of bass, bream, frogs and turtles. The setting is truly idyllic, with horses and cattle as part of your scenery.

The Charlottesville area, with its stunning scenery, many wineries, and historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, and rural historic districts, has become a top choice for weddings and other special gatherings. Wolf Trap Farm is hosting over two-dozen weddings in 2014. The farm also serves as a special place to accommodate families when a wedding is being held at a nearby winery or other special site. A stay at Wolf Trap gives the wedding party or family another unforgettable experience as part of their special week-end.

Many groups use the farm as a place to gather the families and invite the extended family and friends for cook-outs, rehearsal parties, or for the reception.

Our new Pavilion is enclosed on three sides, accommodates 150 under roof and has an overflow patio that can seat another 40 - 50, and has a stage and ample dance floor. There is an oversized ladies' dressing/bathroom, men's bathroom, and a caterer's warming kitchen. Our new hilltop ceremony site is just behind the Pavilion. Be sure to visit the farm's website for more details about booking the farm and Pavilion for your wedding or other large gathering.

All ages are happy at the farm. The little ones play in the great outdoors, the oldsters stroll the grounds, the teenagers and young adults go on excursions on or off the farm, the dads can fish, the girls can soak in the hot tub, and the dogs are particularly happy.

If you have ever driven the winding country roads around Charllottesville, admiring the beautiful estates and wondering what it would be like to visit such places, perhaps for a wedding or party, here is your opportunity.

You can find each house and cottage listed separately on this site, or visit the farm's own website for more pictures and information.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Staff

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome:

                Children love the farm...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs are frequent guests, but owner reserves right to limit....moreless

              • Smoking Allowed:

                Can smoke outside but not near the barn...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                The Pavilion is wheelchair accessible, so wedding and event guests in wheelchairs will be fine. The houses all have steps inside or outside....moreless

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 25

              • James Room: 1 queen

                1st Floor in Manor House, full bath in room....moreless

              • Dolley Room: 1 queen

                1st Floor in Manor House; Uses Hall Bath...moreless

              • Bunkroom: 4 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Upstairs in Manor House, full bath in room....moreless

              • Pond House Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Pond House has 2 bedrooms, one full bath....moreless

              • Pond House Bedroom #2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

                Bunk Bed with double on bottom....moreless

              • Pond House Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen-sized sleeper sofa....moreless

              • Suite: 1 queen

                Upstairs in Manor House, Extra-large with kitchen, porch....moreless

              • Servants' Cottage: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                30 yards behind Manor House; Full kitchen & bath & big patio...moreless

              Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

              • James Room Bath: toilet, shower

                Within James Room...moreless

              • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Reserved for Dolley Room Guests...moreless

              • Suite Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                Super-sized Bath within Suite...moreless

              • Bunkroom Bath: toilet, shower

                Small, but adequate. Within Bunk Room....moreless

              • Servants' Cottage Bath: toilet, shower

                Within new addition to Servants' Cottage...moreless

              • Pond House Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Your guests will find the farm unforgettable. They can hike, see horses, cattle and mountains, catch fish, soak in the hot tub, lounge on the patios, and walk for miles without leaving the farm. They can extend their stay and visit Monticello, Montpelier, the local wineries, UVA, and Wilderness Battlefield. They can eat at wonderful restaurants right in Gordonsville, go trail riding at a neighboring farm, or go tubing or rafting on the James. You can even make your honeymoon getaway in a hot air balloon. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • DVD Player:

                    One for each TV....moreless

                  • Foosball
                  • Game Room:

                    We have a Game Barn, with pool table, ping pong, foosball, darts, cornhole, croquet, bikes, children's toys, etc....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Board games; horseshoes, corn-hole, croquet, volleyball & soccer equipment; FISHING! We supply the equipment....moreless

                  • Music Library
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Pool Table
                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    (6) Local reception only. You won't want to be watching TV at the farm....moreless

                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        The farm sits atop the last foothill before the modest Southwest Mountain range, with views of three 'peaks'....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rafting
                      • Water Tubing

                      Dining

                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        Formal dining room in Manor House seats 12, plus 6 at table in kitchen. Numerous outdoor eating areas on patios & porches. Dining area in Pond House and in Servants' Cottage....moreless

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Central Air everywhere....moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        (3)...moreless

                      • Fireplace:

                        Two in Manor House. Firepits near patio of Manor House, on patio of Servants' Cottage and behind Pond House....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating:

                        Central Heat everywhere....moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Mobile hot-spot...moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        Living room and den in Manor House. Living room and den in Pond House. Sitting areas in Suite and Servants' Cottage....moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Plenty of parking. For events, we use one of the horse paddocks....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Local landline. Good mobile phone reception especially AT&T & Verizon....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        (3)...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Total of 4....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Plenty of dishes, cookware and utensils in each kitchen....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        (2) One in Manor House; One in Pond House....moreless

                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        (4) Large kitchen in Manor House downstairs; small kitchen in Suite. Full kitchens in Pond House and in Servants' Cottage....moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        Total of 4....moreless

                      • Oven:

                        total of 4...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Paper goods, common condiments and spices are on hand....moreless

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        4-6 adult bikes. Several children's bikes....moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) Patio at Manor House; Covered patio at Servants' Cottage....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        One at each dwelling....moreless

                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        Screened back porch at Pond House. Two screened porches at Manor House....moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          $540 $720
                          Fri, Sat
                          April
                          Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                          1 night min stay
                          $800 $1,000
                          Fri, Sat
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          $900 $1,200
                          Fri, Sat

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 7.3%

                          Notes:

                          Winter Rates do not apply at holidays.

                          For weddings and events, the Pavilion must be booked as well. The 2014 rate for the Pavilion for Saturday events is $2,500, and for 2015, it is $3,500. The Pavilion may be booked separately for Sunday events for $1,500 for 2014, $2,500 for 2015. The winter discount on Pavilion rates is 40%, and the April discount is 20%.

                          The guest provides a major credit card to secure the booking, which is charged at the end of the stay or upon "no show", or the guest may tender another acceptable form of payment at check-out.

                          When the farm is booked for a wedding or other event, a 50% deposit is required, which may be paid in two equal installments. The deposit is non-refundable.


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                          Last updated: 09/29/2014
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                          Location

                          35 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Charlottesville
                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Silk Mill Grille
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Spring Creek
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          U. S. Highway 15
                          4 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Pomme

                          Car: Necessary

                          Great venue for your Charlottesville-area wedding, family reunion or anniversary party. This 600 acre estate is 30 minutes from Charlottesville, Monticello and UVA. It is 15 minutes from 3 wineries and many others are within 30 minutes. This area is home to many historic estates, and is part of Virginia horse country.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: I am that nut flying through the air in front of my family up at the farm. I have been a lawyer in the Norfolk area since 1979, and have bought and renovated many rundown properties for fun and profit. My wife, three adult children and their spouses, and four grandchildren are somewhere in the picture.

                          Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
                          In 2003, I was searching for a little mountain getaway cabin to buy, and I got carried away. I get a kick out of fixer-uppers, and this was a huge project when I bought it. The Charlottesville area is fantastic, and Gordonsville is just a gem. I got lucky.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                          Owning the farm is sort of like having your own state park, but it is a lot more upscale. The landscape itself is what originally got my attention, plus the sheer size of the property. And then there are the ponds, the beautiful driveway, the historic buildings.


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                          Speaks: english

                          Links to more information:

                           

                          Photos

                          • View of the Farm Complex from Back Entrance.

                            View of the Farm Complex from Back Entrance.

                          • Lawn that is often used for wedding ceremonies, with mountain view.

                            Lawn that is often used for wedding ceremonies, with mountain view.

                          • Our New Pavilion all lit up at night.  Seats 150. Nice bathroms, warming kitchen

                            Our New Pavilion all lit up at night. Seats 150. Nice bathroms, warming kitchen

                          • Ladies Dressing Room in Pavilion.  Exit directly to Hilltop Ceremony Site.

                            Ladies Dressing Room in Pavilion. Exit directly to Hilltop Ceremony Site.

                          • Pond House, overlooks a large, beautiful pond full of fish, frogs & turtles.

                            Pond House, overlooks a large, beautiful pond full of fish, frogs & turtles.

                          • The sun sets right behind that little tree.

                            The sun sets right behind that little tree.

                          • This happens once a day.

                            This happens once a day.

                          • Fall at the farm.

                            Fall at the farm.

                          • Pleasantly rolling landscape.

                            Pleasantly rolling landscape.

                          • There's plenty to do without leaving the farm. Everybody's happy.

                            There's plenty to do without leaving the farm. Everybody's happy.

                          • On the Virginia Landmarks Registry and the National Register of Historic Places.

                            On the Virginia Landmarks Registry and the National Register of Historic Places.

                          • Hilltop Ceremony Site

                            Hilltop Ceremony Site

                          • Our historic barns, now used as horse stables.

                            Our historic barns, now used as horse stables.

                          • Play Barn, with pool, ping pong, corn hole, bikes, darts, etc.

                            Play Barn, with pool, ping pong, corn hole, bikes, darts, etc.

                          • Servants' Cottage

                            Servants' Cottage

                          • Misty morning view of mountains from Manor House.

                            Misty morning view of mountains from Manor House.

                          • Nine ponds on the farm. Bet you can't find them all.

                            Nine ponds on the farm. Bet you can't find them all.

                          • Over 300 acres of woods, with trails like this one.

                            Over 300 acres of woods, with trails like this one.

                          • Kids love the farm.

                            Kids love the farm.

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                          Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

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                          7 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 25

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