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Lovely 1898 country estate home located in the historic Keswick area, Turkey Run Farm is convenient to Charlottesville, but far enough away for amazing peace and quiet, and night skies. Very accessible to Monticello, Montpelier, many of the area’s most celebrated vineyards and cideries, the University of Virginia, the historic Charlottesville downtown, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Skyline Parkway. Fantastic views of the Southwest Mountains can be enjoyed from several vantage points, complete with regular sightings of wild turkeys, albino deer and Bald Eagles. A wonderful, relaxing place to walk and ride bikes, Turkey Run Farm is a gracious and welcoming environment for family reunions, smaller wedding receptions and company retreats. Four private bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and living room with fireplace are located on the main floor, with a stone family room and large farm kitchen in the English basement. Front and rear porches and stone terrace offer exquisite, unsullied views of the Southwest Mountains.
Guests who wish to have their pet considered must be prepared to provide information about the age and habits of the pet. Polite pets may be permitted, however there is a $350 non-refundable pet deposit for each animal....moreless
Turkey Run Farm has an amazingly close up view of the Southwest mountain range that can be enjoyed from inside the house, but is especially spectacular from the porches and stone terrace....moreless
Peace and quiet with rolling hills an old barn and horse fencing, a babbling brook and rocky outcroppings, old trees and banks of jonquils are part of the vistas surrounding the historic farm house....moreless
New Years Special Getaway Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2015 8 night min stay
$2,650 flat fee
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Fees and Rental Conditions:
Property Damage Protection$89
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
While the views from this property are dramatic, the house is located on the rise of a mountain and has a series of brick steps leading up to the entrances. This property would not be suitable for anyone with mobility restrictions.
Golf cart is available for rental. Rate is $50/day. There is a liability release form that must be signed in advance. If interested please contact manager.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Turkey Run Farm is located in a beautiful, serene rural setting nestled into a ridge that is part of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are many attractions in all directions from the farm, and much to keep guests busy, although kicking back and doing nothing at all but taking in nature may be the most perfect getaway of all. There are a number of good antique stores in the area, and countless wineries have grown up around the farm. There are several art galleries and museums. The Klughe-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum is about 10 miles away on Rt 250. The Fralin Museum is located in the University of Virginia campus, and is an important sight to take in. Nightlife venues abound in Charlottesville, as well as fabulous restaurants to sample a variety of fare. (The Charlottesville region is highly committed to locally grown foods and sustainable agriculture and emphasizes that on menus.) There are many wonderful hikes to take along the Blue Ridge. Old Rag Mountain is a big favorite, but there are other trails that include waterfalls and other unique features. A half hour drive to Scottsville will provide an opportunity to rent rafts or canoes to navigate the waters of the James River. Another half hour drive to Boars Head offers a chance to go Hot Air Ballooning. With a slightly longer drive to Waynesboro, one can try out flight in a glider plane. The farm itself offers space for more intimate private events on its grounds and interior spaces, but for grander events, Castle Hill Cider and Keswick Hall are located conveniently right down the road.
Year Purchased: 2013
About: Richard Davis, the owner, grew up on a horse and cattle farm in nearby Gordonsville area and graduated from the University of Virginia. He has both worked in aviation and the space program for years and has traveled extensively. Richard has always found the Blue Ridge Mountains to be incredibly beautiful and inspiring. He spent years looking for a place in the area that met his dreams and was very excited to find Turkey Run Farm when it recently became available. He and his sister Deborah McLeod, who manages the property for him during his absences, have spent the past year restoring and furnishing it for guests as well as Richard's family's own part time use.
Why Charlottesville: Richard and his four children tremendously enjoy the nature there, the dramatic views of the mountains, the extensive landscape plantings all around the house, a place for the children to explore nature, the amazing clear views of the night skies, the graceful presence of history in the house, and most importantly, the incredible peace and quiet of the surroundings.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: Turkey Run's greatest benefit is the tranquility that can be experienced from its outdoor spaces - the terrace swing or the ease of the front porch chairs. The only sounds that can be heard are the calls of birds and the rush of the wind.