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5 Homes, One 600-Acre Farm = Perfect for Wedding/Reunion/Big Family Gathering

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:47
  • Bedrooms:13
  • Bathrooms:10
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Huge Horse/Cattle Farm; Manor House plus two cottages (Sleeps 47)

Book the entire farm for your Charlottesville area wedding, extended family gathering, anniversary party, retreat or other special event. NOTE: The Pavilion must also be booked for weddings and other party events, at extra cost explained in the rates section. The Pavilion is your reception site, and includes tables, chairs, ceremony site, dressing rooms, caterer's warming kitchen, etc.

Wolf Trap Farm features panoramic views of mountains, pastures, horses and cattle, miles of board fencing and beautiful woodlands full of trails. The farm complex is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Manor House is at the heart of the farm complex, and features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, two kitchens, a large patio and boxwood garden. Nestled behind the Manor House is the 1856 Servants' Cottage, with its huge covered patio. Just down the hill is the Pond House, a more contemporary cottage overlooking a pond full of bass, bream, frogs and turtles. The Milker's Cottage is just beyond the Pavilion. Renovated in 2015, it has two bedrooms, two baths and a large screened porch. Past the Milker's Cottage is the driveway to Baldy's retreat, a "tricked out" modular with modern styling that sleeps 13. The entire farm is truly idyllic, with horses and cattle as part of your scenery.

The Charlottesville area, with its stunning scenery, many wineries, and historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, and rural historic districts, has become a top choice for weddings and other special gatherings. Wolf Trap Farm hosts over 50 weddings each year, plus family reunions, anniversary parties, and big family vacations. If you do not need all the houses, we can offer you the package you want so long as it does not interfere with our week-end (Friday & Saturday) wedding packages.

Our Pavilion is enclosed on three sides, accommodates 150 under roof and has an overflow patio that can seat another 40 - 50, and has a stage and ample dance floor. There is an oversized ladies' dressing/bathroom, men's bathroom, and a caterer's warming kitchen. Our hilltop ceremony site is just behind the Pavilion. Be sure to visit the farm's website (see link at foot of this listing, or search "Wolftrap Farm Gordonsville") for more details about booking the farm and Pavilion for your wedding or other large gathering. Wedding venue shoppers should view our Facebook page for lots of pictures of weddings at the farm. Just go to Facebook and search "Wolftrap Farm Gordonsville" and our page will pop up.

All ages are happy at the farm. The little ones play in the great outdoors, the oldsters stroll the grounds, the teenagers and young adults go on excursions on or off the farm, the guys can fish or play pool, the gals can soak in the hot tub, and the dogs are particularly happy.

If you have ever driven the winding country roads around Charllottesville, admiring the beautiful estates and wondering what it would be like to visit such places, perhaps for a wedding or party, here is your opportunity.

You can find each house and cottage listed separately on this site, or visit the farm's own website for more pictures and information.
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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 8000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 47
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Children love the farm. Game Barn has pool, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, darts, bicycles, etc. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are frequent guests, but owner reserves right to limit....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Can smoke outside but not near the barn...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The Pavilion is wheelchair accessible, so wedding and event guests in wheelchairs will be fine. The houses all have steps inside or outside....moreless

Bedrooms: 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 47, Beds for 47

  • James Room: 1 queen

    1st Floor in Manor House, full bath in room....moreless

  • Dolley Room: 1 queen

    1st Floor in Manor House; Uses Hall Bath...moreless

  • Bunkroom: 4 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Upstairs in Manor House, full bath in room....moreless

  • Pond House Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Pond House has 2 bedrooms, one full bath....moreless

  • Pond House Bedroom #2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk Bed with double on bottom....moreless

  • Pond House Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen-sized sleeper sofa....moreless

  • Suite: 1 queen

    Upstairs in Manor House, Extra-large with kitchen, porch....moreless

  • Servants' Cottage: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    30 yards behind Manor House; Full kitchen & bath & big patio...moreless

  • Milker's Cottage Master: 1 queen


  • Milker's Cottage 2nd Bedroom: 1 double, 2 bunk bed

    Two sets of bunk beds, one with a double bed on the bottom....moreless

  • Milker's Cottage Main Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sized sleeper sofa in living room....moreless

  • Baldy's Retreat 2nd Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Baldy's Retreat Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    Two sets of bunks, so single beds for 4 people....moreless

  • Baldy's Retreat Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk bed with double on bottom....moreless

  • Baldy's Retreat Bonus Room: 1 bunk bed

    Set of bunk beds in bonus room off Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Baldy's Retreat Master: 1 king

    Bonus Room for Children adjoins Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Baldy's Retreat - "Click-Clack" Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    "Click-Clack" sofa in living room folds down like a futon....moreless

Bathrooms: 10 Bathrooms

  • James Room Bath: toilet, shower

    Within James Room...moreless

  • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Reserved for Dolley Room Guests...moreless

  • Suite Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Super-sized Bath within Suite...moreless

  • Bunkroom Bath: toilet, shower

    Small, but adequate. Within Bunk Room....moreless

  • Servants' Cottage Bath: toilet, shower

    Within new addition to Servants' Cottage...moreless

  • Pond House Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Milker's Cottage Master: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Milker's Cottage Hall Bath: toilet, shower


  • Baldy's Retreat Master: toilet, tub, shower

    Garden tub and separate shower. Huge bathroom....moreless

  • Baldy's Retreat 2nd Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • You and your guests will find the farm unforgettable. They can hike, see horses, cattle and mountains, catch fish, soak in the hot tub, lounge on the patios, and walk for miles without leaving the farm. They can extend their stay and visit Monticello, Montpelier, the local wineries, UVA, and Wilderness Battlefield. They can eat at wonderful restaurants right in Gordonsville, go trail riding at a neighboring farm, or go tubing or rafting on the James. You can even make your honeymoon getaway in a hot air balloon. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    One for each TV....moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    We have a Play Barn, with pool table, air hockey, ping pong, foosball, darts, cornhole, croquet, bikes, children's toys, etc....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games; horseshoes, corn-hole, croquet, volleyball & soccer equipment; FISHING! We supply the equipment. Play Barn has pool table, air hockey, ping pong, foosball, darts, other games. Bicycles....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    In Play Barn....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (8) Local reception only. You won't want to be watching TV at the farm....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The farm sits atop the last foothill before the modest Southwest Mountain range, with views of three 'peaks'....moreless

  • Rural:

    It is a FARM, so of course it is rural. But it is also easy to get back on the four-lane highway and zip into town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Formal dining room in Manor House seats 12, plus 6 at table in kitchen. Numerous outdoor eating areas on patios & porches. Dining area in each additional dwelling as well....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air everywhere....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    5 total...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplaces in Manor House, Milker's Cottage, Baldy's Retreat. Firepits near patio of Manor House, on patio of Servants' Cottage, behind Pond House and behind Milker's Cottage. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat everywhere....moreless

  • Internet:

    Two Mobile hot-spots for normal internet access. Download your movies at home before you come....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room and den in Manor House. Living room and den in Pond House. Sitting areas in Suite and Servants' Cottage. Living /Dining room in Milker's Cottage. Living/dining and Den in Baldy's....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Good mobile phone reception especially AT&T & Verizon....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    5 total...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Total of 6....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, cookware and utensils in each kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    One in Manor House; One in Pond House; One in Milker's Cottage. One in Baldy's Retreat....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (4) Large kitchen in Manor House downstairs; small kitchen in Suite. Full kitchens in Pond House, Milker's Cottage and in Servants' Cottage....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Total of 7....moreless

  • Oven:

    total of 6...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper goods, common condiments and spices are on hand....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    4-6 adult bikes. Several children's bikes. One tandem bike....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) Patio at Manor House; Covered patio at Servants' Cottage. Deck at Baldy's Retreat....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    One at each dwelling....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened back porch at Pond House. Two screened porches at Manor House. Screened porch at Milker's Cottage....moreless

Pool / Spa



Write a review 4.5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 19 - May 20, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,650 $2,000
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Sunday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7.3%


For weddings and events, the Pavilion must be booked as well. The rate for the Pavilion for Saturday events is $4,500. The Pavilion may be booked separately for Sunday events for $2,500. The winter discount on Pavilion rates is 40%, and the July discount is 20%. Please see our website for more details about booking events at the farm.

Two night minimum on week-ends except when winter rates are in effect.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Light Well
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Spring Creek
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U. S. Highway 15
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

Great venue for your Charlottesville-area wedding, family reunion or anniversary party. This 600 acre estate is 30 minutes from Charlottesville, Monticello and UVA. It is 15 minutes from 3 wineries and many others are within 30 minutes. This area is home to many historic estates, and is part of Virginia horse country.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I am that nut flying through the air in front of my family up at the farm. I have been a lawyer in the Norfolk area since 1979, and have bought and renovated many rundown properties for fun and profit. My wife, three adult children and their spouses, and four of our 6 grandchildren are somewhere in the picture.

Why the Owner Chose Gordonsville, VA, USA:
In 2003, I was searching for a little mountain getaway cabin to buy, and I got carried away. I get a kick out of fixer-uppers, and this was a huge project when I bought it. The Charlottesville area is fantastic, and Gordonsville is just a gem. I got lucky.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Owning the farm is sort of like having your own state park, but it is a lot more upscale. The landscape itself is what originally got my attention, plus the sheer size of the property. And then there are the ponds, the beautiful driveway, the historic buildings.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Farm Complex

    Farm Complex

  • The Manor House; 4 bedrooms; 4 baths; hot tub on patio.

    The Manor House; 4 bedrooms; 4 baths; hot tub on patio.

  • The Milker's Cottage - Beds for 9 people; horses at your back door.

    The Milker's Cottage - Beds for 9 people; horses at your back door.

  • Baldy's Retreat - Plain Outside; Tricked Out Gorgeous Inside

    Baldy's Retreat - Plain Outside; Tricked Out Gorgeous Inside

  • Willow Tree and Classic Bell-Roofed Barn

    Willow Tree and Classic Bell-Roofed Barn

  • The Pavilion

    The Pavilion

  • Party In Progress in the Pavilion

    Party In Progress in the Pavilion

  • Mile Long Wolftrap Drive

    Mile Long Wolftrap Drive

  • Nine ponds on the farm. Bet you can't find them all.

    Nine ponds on the farm. Bet you can't find them all.

  • Kids love the farm.

    Kids love the farm.

  • Aerial of Farm Complex

    Aerial of Farm Complex

  • Pond House, overlooks a large, beautiful pond full of fish, frogs & turtles.

    Pond House, overlooks a large, beautiful pond full of fish, frogs & turtles.

  • The Servants' Cottage

    The Servants' Cottage

  • Wedding With A View, Front Lawn of Manor House

    Wedding With A View, Front Lawn of Manor House

  • Beside the Pond

    Beside the Pond

  • Pavilion - Room For 150+

    Pavilion - Room For 150+

  • Our historic barns, now used as horse stables.

    Our historic barns, now used as horse stables.

  • The sun sets right behind that little tree.

    The sun sets right behind that little tree.

  • Pleasantly rolling landscape.

    Pleasantly rolling landscape.

  • There's plenty to do without leaving the farm. Everybody's happy.

    There's plenty to do without leaving the farm. Everybody's happy.

  • Baldy's Retreat Interior

    Baldy's Retreat Interior

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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