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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.
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.
Dick Bell purchased this cottage in 1996
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 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.
We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Dick's cottage in Afton. It was well appointed and the location couldn't have been better for our plans to see UVA/Charlottesville/Monticello/Carter Mountain Orchard and for the start of our drive home through Shenandoah National Park. The beds were comfortable, the house was clean and the surrounding forest made for a quiet and peaceful stay. Thanks, Dick!
We had a great time at the Afton Cottage. It was just what we wanted, a secluded little place that was just close enough to all the great places in the area. We saw deer as soon as we pulled into the drive which was great. It was very quiet and relaxing. Dick and Veegie even left little treats for the pups. We will definitely be back. Thanks so much for the hospitality.
We stayed at Afton Cottage from August 10-August 17th. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have stayed longer, but needed to get back to Florida. Dick is a wonderful host and the home is charmingly appointed with little extras like new magazines, cook books, notepad on the fridge with a photo of Afton Cottage, etc. On arrival our Scottish Terrier gobbled up the gift of two dog biscuits tied in a ribbon and proceeded to make himself completely at home. It was a joy to see him roaming in the garden and sitting out on the deck in the early morning. From inside the cottage we viewed humming birds, and two deer.
The kitchen is well equipped and the home is very clean and comfy. The drive to the cottage is scenic (we stopped and took photos) and the roads are narrow but good. There is a short gravel driveway from the road to the cottage. Although in the country, you are near wineries, breweries and cideries and within easy driving distance to Charlottesville and Staunton. We visited Afton Mountain Winery, Blue Toad, Blue Mountain Brewery - all have outside seating areas with beautiful views and are dog friendly (seating outside). Afton Cottage is a quiet home from home and we had a family vacation we will fondly remember. We would not hesitate to return to Afton Cottage and this beautiful area of Virginia.
We Vacation in Virginia more times than not but this is definitely one of the nicer places , out in the country but not far away from the winery's, brew houses , blue ridge parkway or skyline drive. Very Clean and well equipped.
and Dick Bell let us bring our dog which was probably why we picked this cottage and we have no regrets.
This is the 6th time we've stayed at Afton Cottage. The location is perfectly situated for complete privacy yet just a few minutes off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Route 151, I-64, or US 29. The cottage has all of the comforts of home, including quality cookware and a grill. Dick is a fantastic host and is exceptionally responsive if you need him. The best thing about Afton Cottage though is that you are "forced" to drive through some of the most beautiful country in the world to get anywhere!
Bob, myself and our sheltie Sophie stayed at Afton Cottage in March. The cottage is relaxing, comfortable, private and homey. Has everything you would need or want plus more. A safe place for you and your pet to walk with lovely farms surrounding the property. So glad we stayed at Afton Cottage vs being in a name brand run of the mill hotel. Dick was very kind and helpful in regard to questions we asked about the area. Put Afton Cottage on your list of places to stay if you are in the area, you will have not regrets.
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
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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 $425.00. A two night weekend (Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun) is $515.00. An additional night on either side of a 2 night stay is $110.00.
SINGLE NIGHT RATES:
Sun.-Thurs: $250.00 for 1-2 guests, $275.00 for 3-4
We do not accept single night reservations for Friday or Saturday.
Pets count as people for single nights.
FOR UVA GRADUATION, WE RENT FOR A MINIMUM SEVEN NIGHT STAY.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.