Gracious 19th Century Country Estate Home Surrounded by Nature and History(30 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Stunning Mountain Views Enclose This Welcoming Retreat From The World
Four private bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and living room with fireplace are located on the main floor, with a stone family room and large farm kitchen in the English basement. Front and rear porches and stone terrace offer exquisite, unsullied views of the Southwest Mountains.
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Member since: 2014
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Polite pets may be permitted for our guests' convenience, however there is a $200 non-refundable pet deposit per. We also require that guests who plan to leave their pets unattended at the house for lengths of time crate them, as they can become distressed about being left behind in unknown territory. We also request that pets not be allowed on the furniture....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Because the terrace setting is so lovely and the views so spectacular, and there is field parking as well, we do permit small outdoor events at the farm. However there is an event fee of $350 per event for over 20 total attendees, and for that number, we additionally require that the guests book a porta-john. We are happy to assist our guests with contact information for that service as well as caterers. The property is located in a rural area w/o regular garbage removal service. Leaving more than one large heavy-duty contractor bag of trash per weekend (2 bags for a week-long stay) will result in a $50 trash pick up charge....moreless
- DVD Player
Satellite / Cable:
We have satellite dish reception for use of the internet, however it is not set up for streaming video, and we suggest that our guests not expect to be able to do that w/o extra gig usage charges....moreless
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- Pet Fee $200
- Tax Rate 5%
While the views from this property are dramatic, the house is located on the rise of a mountain and has a series of brick steps leading up to the entrances. This property would not be suitable for anyone with mobility restrictions.
Golf cart is available for rental. Rate is $50/day. There is a liability release form that must be signed in advance. If interested please contact manager.
Because the terrace setting is so lovely and the views so spectacular, and there is field parking as well, we do permit small outdoor events at the farm. However there is an event fee of $350 per event for over 20 total attendees, and for that number, we additionally require that the guests book a porta-john. We are happy to assist our guests with contact information for that service as well as caterers.
We have an additional $50 charge per couple for extra guests beyond eight people that the number of beds accommodates.
We also have a strict trash policy as the property is located in a rural area w/o regular garbage removal service. Leaving more than one large heavy-duty contractor bag of trash per weekend (2 bags for a week-long stay) or not recycling in the supplied sorting bins will initiate an additional $50 trash pick up charge.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Turkey Run Farm is located in a beautiful, serene rural setting nestled into a ridge that is part of the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are many attractions in all directions from the farm, and much to keep guests busy, although kicking back and doing nothing at all but taking in nature may be the most perfect getaway of all. There are a number of good antique stores in the area, and countless wineries have grown up around the farm. There are several art galleries and museums. The Klughe-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum is about 10 miles away on Rt 250. The Fralin Museum is located in the University of Virginia campus, and is an important sight to take in. Nightlife venues abound in Charlottesville, as well as fabulous restaurants to sample a variety of fare. (The Charlottesville region is highly committed to locally grown foods and sustainable agriculture and emphasizes that on menus.) There are many wonderful hikes to take along the Blue Ridge. Old Rag Mountain is a big favorite, but there are other trails that include waterfalls and other unique features. A half hour drive to Scottsville will provide an opportunity to rent rafts or canoes to navigate the waters of the James River. Another half hour drive to Boars Head offers a chance to go Hot Air Ballooning. With a slightly longer drive to Waynesboro, one can try out flight in a glider plane. The farm itself offers space for more intimate private events on its grounds and interior spaces, but for grander events, Castle Hill Cider and Keswick Hall are located conveniently right down the road.
Year Purchased: 2013
About: Richard Davis, the owner, grew up on a horse and cattle farm in the nearby Gordonsville area. He attended Woodberry Forest school in nearby Orange, VA, and graduated from the University of Virginia. He has both worked in aviation and the space program for years and has traveled extensively. Richard has always found the Blue Ridge Mountains to be incredibly beautiful and inspiring. He spent years looking for a place in the area that met his dreams and was very excited to find Turkey Run Farm when it recently became available. He and his sister Deborah McLeod, who manages the property for him during his absences, have spent the past year restoring and furnishing it for guests as well as Richard's family's own part time use.
Why Keswick, VA, USA:
Richard and his family tremendously enjoy the nature there, the dramatic views of the mountains, the extensive landscape plantings all around the house, a place for the children to explore nature, the amazing clear views of the night skies, the graceful presence of history in the house, and most importantly, the incredible peace and quiet of the surroundings.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Turkey Run's greatest benefit is the tranquility and privacy that can be experienced from its outdoor spaces - the terrace swing or the ease of the front porch chairs. The only sounds that can be heard are the calls of birds and the rush of the wind.
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Welcome to Turkey Run Farm!
The house awaiting late arrivals.
Christmas time at Turkey Run
An option to eating out - cook up some soul warming comfort food in the kitchen.
Full bath shared by Eastlake and Lindbergh Rooms
The Cayley Room with queen bed, bath directly across hall.
The Amelia Room with a mountain view and double bed.
Nighttime view of the sag in the mountain, with Venus
Sunset over our mountain, shared over a bottle of Barboursville Vineyard Octagon
View from the stone terrace.
Snowfall on the terrace.
A thumbs up from some young guests!
Turkey Run Farm, seen from the front field.
Welcoming Living Room, furnished with local antiques and comfortable seating.
Cozy evenings in the Stone Room. Located downstairs in the English basement.
The Eastlake Room with double bed and shared bath.
The Lindbergh Room with twin beds and shared bath.
Main Bathroom (shared by the Cayley and Amelia Rooms)
Early morning view of the Southeast Mountain from the window.
Twilight on the terrace.
Early autumn view of the farm.
A few of our resident wild turkeys, come to say hello.
Terrace view from the porch.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017
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