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Romantic Country Cottage Near the Blue Ridge Mountains on a 140 acre farm

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

Carrie's Cottage on Fairhill Farm

"Once you arrive the stress just melts away!"

A charming and beautifully appointed country cottage privately situated just past the pond on Fairhill Farm, on a working farm of 142 acres adjacent to our 130 acre High Fields Farm and surrounded by other large farms. A idyllic retreat for those wishing to escape life's stresses for a weekend, a week, or longer!

Laze by the pool or relax in a hammock while taking in the panoramic mountain views! Hike for hours on the private trails on our own Jarrell Mountain or continue to Goodall Mountain on our neighboring High Fields Farm!

Our two adjacent farms comprise almost 300 acres with ponds and streams to explore and miniature horses to enjoy. And, of course, stunning mountain views. There are over five miles of private trails. We are less than a 15 minute drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are convenient to historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and University of Virginia. There are a number of excellent wineries nearby. Please do visit our website below for more information and to view the "What our guests say" page and our "Extras and Add-ons" page.

Satellite television is also provided with the full DirecTV package including the NFL Sunday sports package!

Perfect for one or two couples or a small family!

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE BELOW FOR MUCH MORE INFORMATION--keep scrolling it's a ways down! View the "What our guest say" page on our website.

PLEASE NOTE that in addition to Carries Cottage we have our three bedroom High Fields Farm (property # 37211) and our Carriage House Studio (property # 79494).

Keywords: Luxury Vacation Rental

More Details

Owner
Amb. Alton G Keel Jr
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Amb. Alton G Keel Jr

Former Ambassador turned entrepreneur and gentleman farmer is your host at Fairhill Farm Country Vacation Rentals. His passion is collecting fine wines and caring for his miniature horses, dogs and cats on his three farms nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 2 hours from the nations capital. If prompted, he will regale you with personal anecdotes and tales from his high profile positions serving two Presidents and counseling foreign heads-of-state.

Amb. Alton G Keel Jr purchased this cottage in 2006

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Romantic Country Cottage Near the Blue Ridge Mountains on a 140 acre farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a terrific time staying at this cottage. We arrived on Dec 21, 2016 and checked out on Dec 26, 2016. The cottage was super clean was not a speck of dust anywhere. The bathroom was spotless. The bed lines were very clean as well. These are all things that I look for since I am a Professional cleaning person. This is what I do for a living clean houses. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the items that we needed. The Cottage is a very small and cozy. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get away from it all. The main house sits on the same property but honestly I did not even know if anyone was at home. Seeing the farm animals was wonderful and being able to feed the 2 cats we seen was a delight also as we was missing our 5 cats that we have at home. The mountain view is just wonderful. Very secluded and a great getaway for a man and woman. We will def be back in the near future. Thanks so much

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC
5

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage provides everything you need for an absolutely heavenly weekend. Alton could not be more helpful and responsive. Everything about Carrie's cottage is right - the kitchen is ideal for cooking in, the fire keeps you warm and the landscape is ideal. Love this place!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. Our two bedroom Carrie's Cottage is charming and well equipped. Our Carriage House Studio and our three bedroom High Fields Farm, both on VRBO and also part of our Fairhill Farm Country Vacation Rentals, are also beautiful and offer stunning mountain views. Our farms comprise almost 300 acres with ponds and streams to explore and miniature horses to enjoy. There are over five miles of private trails. We are less than a 15 minute drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are convenient to historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and University of Virginia. There are a number of excellent wineries nearby.
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Benton ,Ky
5

Christmas getaway !

  • 5 of 5

We walked in and it was so cozy ,we felt like we were home!Everything you needed was there ,if we needed anything ,which we didn't ,was just a phone call away .Loved it ,it made our year !.We can't wait to go back to Carrie's Cottage !

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your considerate review. Christmas and Thanksgiving are popular getaway periods for our vacation rentals. Our two bedroom Carrie's Cottage offer an option for small families while our three bedroom High Fields Farm accommodates larger families and our Carriage House Studio offers a romantic retreat for couples. All these vacation rentals are part of our Fairhill Farm Country Vacation rentals and are on VRBO. All offer stunning mountain views. Our farms comprise almost 300 acres with ponds and streams to explore and miniature horses to enjoy. There are over five miles of private trails. We are less than a 15 minute drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are convenient to historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and University of Virginia. There are a number of excellent wineries nearby.
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

As promised, we were not disappointed. The cottage was very comfortable and the setting tranquil. We enjoyed walking, bird-watching, sitting on the porch, and visiting with our host and his pets. Fresh air, spring water, and splendid views added to the experience. We highly recommend Fairhill Farm and Carrie's Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review! We enjoy sharing our beautiful properties with our guests. We never tire of the stunning views ourselves and it gives us joy when all our guests are so appreciative. Whether it's our two bedroom Carrie's Cottage, our three bedroom High Fields Farm or our Carriage House Studio all our guests enjoy there stay in the serene and beautiful surroundings with almost 300 acres to explore as well as the nearby Shenandoah National Park, historic sights and wineries.
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5

Carries Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very tastefully decorated cottage in very picturesque setting!

Only thing missing was nice weather and coffee!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You were delightful guests. Next time we'll order up some typically delightful Virginia weather and provide the coffee! Look forward to your return. Our Fairhill Farm Country Vacation Rentals farms comprise almost 300 acres with ponds and streams to explore and miniature horses to enjoy. There are over five miles of private trails. Stunning views of Blue Ridge Mountains. Private pools. Fireplaces. Fire pits. We are less than a 15 minute drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah Nation Park, Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are convenient to historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and University of Virginia. We are near a number of excellent wineries nearby. Please do visit our website for more information and to view the "What our guests say" page. Host, Amb. Alton Keel
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Fairfax, VA
5

Despite the flu bug

  • 5 of 5

We booked Carrie's Cottage for our 25th anniversary weekend getaway. We had reservations in "It's About Thyme" in Culpeper the following evening. I got hit with the flu on Friday night and spent the entire time huddled under the softest, fluffiest Berkshire blanket. By Saturday morning I had to cancel all festivities and spent that day too in bed while my husband and son fixed lunch and dinner.

My (12) year old went to meet the miniature ponies and made friends with the house dogs and cats. He also met Alton and said he is a kind gentleman with twinkly eyes. He is immensely kind indeed for the next day I requested a late check out - still being too sick to move and Alton told us we could stay the whole day if we wanted. My husband went for a run in the morning and we sat out on the porch and just basked in the sun. It was a slice of Heaven.

Alton has an impressive resume (Wikipedia) but you wouldn't know it to speak to him - very unassuming and immensely kind.

We are determined to go back to enjoy the solitude once again - this time with good health by my side ao I can take full advantage of the surroundings and maybe even get a chance to meet Alton and get his autograph! :-) THANK YOU ALTON!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your glowing review. We are blessed with guests who truly appreciate the uniqueness of our vacation rentals as evidenced by their comments on the "What our guests say" page of our website. They enjoy our private pools, ponds and hiking trails as well as our central location. Just 90 minutes southwest of nation's capital and 30 minutes north of Charlottesville, Virginia, with stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views. Our farms comprise almost 300 acres with ponds and streams to explore and miniature horses to enjoy. There are over five miles of private trails. We are less than a 15 minute drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah Nation Park, Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are convenient to historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and University of Virginia. We are near a number of excellent wineries nearby. Thanks again. Your host, Amb. Alton Keel
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
CHO
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lafayette Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Greene Hills
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Culpeper, VA
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Town of Stanardsville, VA
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Massanutten
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Virginia Beach

Spend the morning or afternoon exploring nearby Charlottesville; Three Presidential homes, Monticello, Ash Lawn and Montpelier; The Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, The Appalachian Trail; Luray Caverns; many wineries, local pottery and antiques stores. Take a day trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Kings Dominion or Washington, DC and return to the serenity of your elegant private retreat where you can enjoy a dip in the pool in summer or the warmth of the fire in fall and winter. Shenandoah National Park. Many Historic Sites, Wineries.

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Rates & Availability

Stanardsville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter except holidays-2 guest
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Stanardsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stunning two pedestal, neo-classic shower marble bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two antique twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) Crib and/or Pac N' Play available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Front porch, Satellite T. V., Telephone, Fully Equipped Kitchen, All Linens provided, Use of Manor House Pool (June-September), beautiful gardens, private hiking trails, ponds, tree house, old fashion tree swing, out door fire pit

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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