Beautiful Country Estate Close to Dc
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The historic country estate of 'Mount Welby' just 60 miles West of DC (between Middleburg and Little Washington), was built in 1823 and totally restored in 2005. The private house has 6 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths sleeping 10-12 comfortably. Breakfast and wine tasting are available as are the services of our private chef, daily maid, massage and yoga instructor, cooking classes, wellness retreat, business retreats. Hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, shopping, antiquing and horseback riding are either onsite or just a few moments away. Come and enjoy Mount Welby as your home away from home.
Mount Welby sits majestically atop a hill that overlooks the estate's meadows, a mountain brook, several ponds, gardens and nature trails. Native wildlife (deer, turkey/fowl, etc.) can be easily seen on the property. In the Spring and Summer, wildflowers paint the surrounding meadowlands and mountain ridges. In the fall, the autumn colors are vividly beautiful.
Enjoy the serenity here. Walk the grounds, hike our trails or just sit and relax. Whatever the occasion, Mt. Welby has something for everyone. Check out our website for more information and the calendar below for availability.
The home includes a large living room and separate dining room, a great room with an adjacent kitchen, a library and a study. Mount Welby has six fireplaces, numerous terraces, porches and patios, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art audio system and internet access.
If you like winetasting; Linden Vineyards, Rappahannock Cellars, Hume Vineyards, Desert Rose, Phillip Carter Winery, Three Fox Winery and Naked Mountain are a few of the local wineries that offer tours, wine tasting and lunch in a picturesque countryside environment just a few miles from Mount Welby. The house is next door to the Marriot Ranch and Trail Riding facility offering trail rides throughout the surrounding area. We have fishing next door as well.
The small villages of Flint Hill, Little Washington, Paris, Upperville, Middleburg and Sperryville are convenient to Mount Welby and offer dining, antique shops, art galleries and various other shopping opportunities. Front Royal is 10 miles away and has larger stores, restaurants and drug stores.
The Blue Ridge Mountain range, Shenandoah National Park and the world-famous 'Skyline Drive' are destinations in the area around Mount Welby and are less than ten minutes away. There you will also find hiking trails and breathtaking vista views along with tubing, rafting, spelunking and biking trails.
The historic residence at Mount Welby is fully accessorized with all the modern conveniences of home. Come and enjoy your private stay at this wonderful old estate located in the some of the most beautiful countryside that Virginia has to offer. Mount Welby in the heart of Virginia Wine Country.
Make Mount Welby your Home Away From Home.
Keywords: Single family 5 bedroom home on a large private estate with views, hot tub, gourmet kitchen, trails, Virginia wine country, weddings, anniversaries,
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Jetted Tub
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Mountain Climbing
- Hunting Small Game
- Water Tubing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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The most beautiful venue for an intimate and romantic wedding!
The most beautiful venue for an intimate and romantic wedding!
We rented Mt. Welby for our October 2013 wedding and all in all, it was a fabulous wedding despite the rainy weather. The grounds are so beautifully and lovingly maintained that we decided to hold the ceremony outside even though it had been raining all week. Luckily, the rain lightened up just before the ceremony and the gardens and woods in the background looked breathtaking, even mystical with the fog hanging low on the horizon. We moved the reception inside and the house was so cozy and comfortable enough for 50 people to hang out without feeling crowded. All our guests were charmed by the ambiance of Mount Welby and we are totally in love with the place and plan to go back often. Michel (the owner) was really easy to deal with and very accommodating and he made sure the house was ready for us, offering plenty of referrals for vendors and tips for making the most out of our stay. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a house with lots of character, yet providing modern comforts.
- Guest eva h.
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/20/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Our family has been going to the Virginia Fall races for over 12 years. We lost our usual accommodations to an internet booking snafu. We were so devastated. We found Mt Welby and have universally decided to start a new tradition. Five couples can be a challenge but Mt Welby has such well appointed living spaces combining the historic past with all the modern conveniences that make it a very special experience. We can't wait to return again and again.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/30/11
- Review Submitted 10/18/11
One of the most enjoyable DC Get-Aways
One of the most enjoyable DC Get-Aways
I cannot say enough about the benefits of getting out of the District and into the country for one's state of mind. Mt. Welby was the perfect answer to my overly-booked life. Within a 90 minute drive of DC, this small estate is a world away. The property is extremely private and deep in the country (although you will be surprised at how many well-heeled Washingtonians have properties nearby), so bring your food with you or a chef friend. The grounds are lovely, I loved the stacked stone walls, the over-sized Kitchen (perfect for family meals or entertaining), the outdoor shower, hot tub and the cushy, cushy beds. I used some of the herbs from the herb garden outdoors for meals and enjoyed the quaint country store in Sperryville (although a small grocer, they have organic). The property does have Internet and cable, but I spent the majority of my time cooking and reading, napping and catching up with close friends. I will introduce another small group of friends to Mt. Welby this Fall as this makes for a perfect near-DC respite. The property is extremely reasonable (particularly when split with similar like-minded companions) for the quality and size.
- Guest Jim (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 09/17/11
- Review Submitted 09/25/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
I simply cannot say enough nice things about Mt Welby. I have stayed there several times - usually as a quiet, romantic weekend getaway from the grind of urban DC/MD. The bedrooms are comfortable, the property is quiet and beautiful, and I find myself unwinding within moments of pulling into the driveway. That said, I have also attended a much larger afternoon/evening event at the property and was astounded and impressed at how well the estate handled a large reception... not to mention how beautifully it was laid out. The owner is a pleasure to work with and he is very knowledgeable of both the house (he rebuilt it himself!), and the surrounding area. Highly recommended!
- Guest Geoff (Washington DC)
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 08/29/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
My husband and I enjoy staying at Mt. Welby. We've been there several times. We always find new attractions and places to visit each time. The wine country, engaging polo matches and small town shopping and culture draw us to the area. Mt. Welby is close to all that and in addition, the charm and seclusion of the farm with its beautiful gardens, modern accoutrements and spacious rooms invite relaxation or good productivity if working. I highly recommend a stay at Mt. Welby.
- Guest Ruami (Parkersburg, WV, USA)
- Date of stay 11/08/10
- Review Submitted 08/21/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
December 1 - April 15: $450/night weekdays, $650/night weekends (2-night min) April 15 - June 30: $550/night weekdays, $850/night weekends (2-night min) July - September 15: $450/night weekdays, $750/night weekends (2-night min) September 15 - November: $550/night weekdays, $950/night weekends (2-night min) Reduced rates for last minute rentals may be available Refundable Security Deposit required upon confirmation of booking You may cancel your reservation up to 30 days prior to arrival Call or email for Wedding, Anniversary and Special Event rates
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- Nearest Airport: Dulles at 38 Miles
- Nearest Train: Manassas (25 miles), Culpepper at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Route 66 at 3 Miles
Front portico overlooks the blue ridge mountains, a brook, fields and ponds
Fields of flowers surrounded by stone walls are all around Mt. Welby
A great home for a wedding or anniversary -or just to relax with a close friends
The master bedroom has beautiful views of the ponds, garden and mountains
Formal Dining room with fireplace and dinner seating for twelve
The library is a wonderful place to do a little work or research - or just read
Extensive herbs and vegetable garden for you to cook, private chef available
The west terrace is great for breakfast, sunset cocktails or private retreat
The rear courtyard of Mt. Welby offers great space for special occasions
Living Room with fireplace, TV and stereo and 6 fireplaces throughout the house
The view of the blue ridge and fields from the front of Mount Welby
Views from the hill behind the house show the Blue Ridge Mountains
Great Room w/gourmet kitchen, seating for 10, six sets of doors open to patio
The west terrace is great for breakfast, sunset cocktails or private discussions
Large bedrooms have king or queen beds with hotel style linens
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