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Afton Cottage:Uva, Monticello, Shenandoah Nat Park, Hiking, Wineries

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

PLEASE IGNORE THE INSTANT RATE QUOTE. IT IS USUALLY DIFFERENT FROM OUR ACTUAL RATE. Rents are based on a sliding scale; the longer you stay, the cheaper the nightly rate. Please read all rate information, including notes.

Afton Cottage is tucked in the woods and completely private. The design was inspired by a Japanese farm house.

Afton Cottage has Wi-Fi.

The kitchen is fully equipped. 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 and the Appalachian Trail are only 15 minutes away as are 3 breweries and 10, or more, wineries. We now have a distillery just down the road.

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

Well behaved pets are always welcome. Please, no dogs under 1 year unless we have talked.

Our calendar below is current.

UVA Visitors: 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 the Appalachian Trail, 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 in the dark night sky.

Golf: Afton Cottage is near 3 excellent golf courses. Wintergreen offers a course on the mountain and a course in the valley at Stoney Creek. Old Trail Golf course, the newest. is just 8 miles away. Special packages are available at each.

See our rate schedule or call for a rate quote. The longer you stay, the cheaper the nightly rate.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, Southern
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to persons under age 25 without prior approval....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Mature, well behaved pets are always welcome. Please, no puppies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • The cottage will accommodate 5, if someone wants to sleep on the couch. It has been described as, 'very comfortable' to 'not very comfortable.'...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Minimum age limit for renters. We do not rent to persons under 25 years without prior approval....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, coffee, tea, cooking oil, vinegar...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 146 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$440 $265
Fri, Sat
$915 $3,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Mountain Brewery (also has great food)
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Trail
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Cucina Del Sol in Crozet
20 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary

Afton Cottage is in a rural area 20 miles west of Charlottesville. The area is served by good paved roads which pass farms, fields and woods.

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, shopping, snowboarding, rock climbing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: We are an empty nester couple in our 60s. Dick is a retired Realtor after 44 years. Veegie is the Branch Office Administrator for a stock brokerage firm in Charlottesville. We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren, 2 Cairn Terrierists, 1 hound named Louise. We moved to Batesville Rd in 1994.

Why the Owner Chose Afton, VA, USA:
We built Afton Cottage in 1996 as a rental unit. In October 2007 we decided to market it as a vacation home online through VRBO. Since that time, we have had over 350 reservations by wonderful folks, many of whom have returned multiple times.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The great appeal of Afton Cottage is its location. It is located in a beautiful area and it is convenient to Charlottesville, Monticello, Staunton, & Wintergreen. Close proximity to the Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trail, 10+ wineries,5 breweries. distilleries, and cideries make it an ideal home-away-from-home for hikers,bikers, sightseers and wine and craft beer afficianados. The privacy and tranquility afforded by the cottage make it a wonderful getaway for those seeking a place to merely relax and unwind. It is a favorite of writers.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Southern
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • Afton Cottage in the Spring

    Afton Cottage in the Spring

  • The deck

    The deck

  • Living room view from the front door

    Living room view from the front door

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Winter wonderland

    Winter wonderland

  • Stream at the foot of the hill

    Stream at the foot of the hill

  • Dogwoods in bloom

    Dogwoods in bloom

  • Fall/Winter view from the deck

    Fall/Winter view from the deck

  • Ferns in the woods

    Ferns in the woods

  • Our fawn is courtesy of friend and pledge brother, Bart DeForrest.

    Our fawn is courtesy of friend and pledge brother, Bart DeForrest.

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