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Afton Cottage:Private, Wineries, Breweries, Hiking,Shen.Natl.Pk,UVA,Monticello

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)


The design of Afton Cottage was inspired by a Japanese farm house.

Afton Cottage has Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is fully equipped and offers coffee,oil,spices,condiments,& seasonings. You will find Calphalon cookware and Sabatier knives.

The cottage is located 20 miles west of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia and Monticello. It is 25 minutes from Wintergreen, which offers golf, and skiing.

Staunton, which is renowned for its Victorian architecture, is 25 minutes west. In Staunton you will find The Museum of American Frontier Culture, the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, and the Blackfriar's Playhouse, in addition to excellent restaurants and numerous other cultural and sightseeing opportunities.

The SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, and APPALACHIAN TRAIL are only 15 minutes away as are 5 breweries and 10, or more, wineries, a distillery, and several cideries.

Numerous restaurants, offering everything from fine dining to good old country fare, are within 15 minutes.

UVA Visitors, we are just 20 miles from Scott Stadium, John Paul Jones Arena and THE ROTUNDA. Most of that is Interstate 64.

Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat or a central location from which to explore Central Virginia, we think you will enjoy our little gem. After hiking, antiquing, touring the local wineries, or merely sleeping late, curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book or relax on the deck and enjoy the mountains and the stars.


Be sure to check out the guest comments.

More Details

Dick Bell
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, southern
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Dick Bell

Jameson & Campbell assist me with reservations. As you can see, we are pet friendly.

Dick Bell purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Dick Bell chose Central Virginia

Afton Cottage is centrally located. Historical sites, golfing, skiing, hiking, wineries and breweries are nearby. The cottage is 2 hours from DC, 1 hour from Richmond, 30 minutes from Monticello to the East and Staunton to the West, 15 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park and Appalachian Trail.

What makes this cottage unique

You will find complete privacy and tranquility, a dark, starry night sky, and deer in the front yard. The interior is furnished and equipped as well as any year-round home.


Veritas Vineyard And Winery
Cardinal Point
Pollak Vineyards
Blue Mountain Brewery
King Family Vineyards
Old Trail Golf Club
Sherando Lake
Blue Mountain Brewery
Mint Springs Park
Frontier Culture Museum
Cardinal Point
Stoney Creek Bar and Grill
Mint Springs Valley Park
Afton Mountain Vineyards
Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Wintergreen Winery
Frontier Culture Museum
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace & Presidential Library
Emilio's Italian Restaurant
American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse
LA Cocina Del Sol -- CLOSED
Three Notch'd Grill -- CLOSED
Fardowners Restaurant
University of Virginia
Ash Lawn-Highland
Aberdeen Barn
Crozet Pizza
Shenandoah National Park
Blue Ridge Parkway - North Entrance
Skyline Dr
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Charlottesville Albemarle (CHO)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Old Trail
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
La Cucina del Sol in Crozet
Nearest Ski
20 Miles


Afton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Memory foam mattress topper, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Vaulted Ceiling in the living room and kitchen


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average rating of 4.9215684 based on 153 reviews

Nice place out in the country

  • 4 of 5

We visited my daughter for a week during her summer work internship. This was a good place for us to stay, away from the crowds, close to the hiking trails and many wineries and breweries in the area. It worked out well. Owner is nice and very accommodating, best equipped kitchen I have ever stayed in, nice bedrooms and even with 4 people and one shower never ran out of hot water. The deck is a nice place to gather, could use a little maintenance there, that is my only knock on the place, but that has to be a constant battle for the owner being in the country so it didn't affect our stay, still enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves on providing 5 star service, however, while we find that we can please most of our guests most of the time, occasionally we slip up. Apparently, the issue here was moss in a few, very small spots on the edge of the deck between the decking boards. We pressure wash the deck each year but, with about 50 reservations per year, it is tough to find a window to do it more often than that. In the woods, moss is a natural part of the environment. We take pains to insure that it does not pose a threat to health or safety. That said, we kinda like it. We think that a little moss adds to the charm of the cottage.
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Durham, NC

Perfect for our girl's weekend

  • 5 of 5

Afton Cottage is a beautiful, quiet, comfortable cottage in the foothills. The house itself is set up well for a long stay. The kitchen has all of the equipment you might need and there are plenty of books and puzzles to keep you occupied if you decide to stay in. We ventured out to wineries and peach orchards and some of the historic sites that surround Charlottesville. We had a wonderful time and the cottage was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sterling, VA

Great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

We totally loved our short stay here. Cottage was the perfect size for us and our dogs. We really appreciated the fact that we could have our dogs here.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our weekend get-away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed it, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Dog Friendly Cottage in the Moutains!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (and our dogs) spent five nights at this cozy cottage! It has a great location in which to visit wineries, breweries and restaurants in the area. The surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous!!!! It is very private and the owner is great! We so appreciate that it is super dog friendly and has a great yard in which the doggies can run! If you're looking for a home base in the area, don't hesitate to stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, Relaxing, Dog Friendly Get-away

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at dusk to find soft music playing and the lights lit. This was a great welcome that reflected our entire stay. The cottage is very cozy with a comfortable living room and cook-friendly kitchen. We enjoyed the back deck for reading and watching the birds at the feeder. The rural, beautiful location proved perfect for walking our dogs, and people driving by exchanged waves with us. We were pleased to be in a rural location yet so close to Monticello, Montpelier and Monroe's Highland, along with the Shenandoah National Park. Dick made sure to ask if we had everything we needed. Our week was super relaxing. We recommend Afton Cottage highly!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A security deposit equal to half the rent, up to $225.00, is due at the time the reservation is made. The rent is due in full 30 days prior to arrival.Two nights during the week are $440.00. A two night weekend (Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun) is $530.00. An additional night on either side of a 2 night stay is $120.00.
Sun.-Thurs: $260.00 for 1-2 guests, $295.00 for 3-4
We do not accept single night reservations for Friday or Saturday.
Pets count as people for single nights.
$915/week...$1750/2 weeks...$3300/month


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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