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Gracious 19th Century Country Estate Home Surrounded by Nature and History

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Lovely 1898 country estate home located in the historic Keswick area, in walking distance to Castle Hill. Turkey Run Farm is convenient to Charlottesville, but far enough away for amazing peace and quiet, and night skies. Very accessible to Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn, many of the area’s most celebrated vineyards and cideries, the University of Virginia, the historic Charlottesville downtown, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Skyline Parkway. Fantastic views of the Southwest Mountains can be enjoyed from several vantage points, complete with regular sightings of wild turkeys, albino and piebald deer and Bald Eagles. A wonderful, relaxing place to walk and ride bikes, Turkey Run Farm is a gracious and welcoming environment for family reunions, bridal party groups, smaller wedding receptions and company retreats. (There is an event charge for gatherings of greater than 20 guests, and a porta-potty requirement.)
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.
It should be noted here too, that Turkey Run Farm truly is nestled into the embrace of nature. That means that our guests will be experiencing authentic rural life in contrast to an environmentally controlled hotel or in-town dwelling. This also includes some bugs in the summertime. And, like all rural properties in the mid-atlantic region the new bug on the block is the indomitable, but friendly, stinkbug. We seem to have them the worst mostly in the October time frame when they too are seeking a cozy VRBO for a long winter vacation, but a few are with all of us year round these days.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum 25 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    But no monkeys jumping on the beds!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Property is two story with an English basement, and is located on the side of a mountain so there are steps and stairs to contend with....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • The Eastlake Room: 1 double

    Attached bath...moreless

  • The Lindbergh Room: 2 twin/ single

    Attached bath...moreless

  • The Amelia Room: 1 double

    Mountain views, Bath down the hall...moreless

  • The Cayley Room: 1 queen

    Bath directly across hall...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • 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

  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Turkey Run Farm has an amazingly close up view of the Southwest mountain range that can be enjoyed from inside the house, but is especially spectacular from the porches and stone terrace....moreless

  • Rural:

    Peace and quiet with rolling hills an old barn and horse fencing, a babbling brook and rocky outcroppings, old trees and banks of jonquils are part of the vistas surrounding the historic farm house....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Non functional as a wood burning fireplace. We have an electric fireplace unit to create the feeling of a crackling fire....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    We have satellite dish reception with 10 gigs 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. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped and very cozy eat-in farm kitchen with seating for four....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are supplies such as spices and condiments that our guests are welcome to with the provision that they replace whatever they use up....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator is stocked with some basic provisions that guests are welcome to if needed. We ask that they simply replenish anything they use up....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Color & Stinkbug Special
Nov 9 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$400
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,250
Old Fashioned Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2016
6 night min stay

$4,250
New Years Eve Celebration
Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay

$3,975
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$500
$2,200 $5,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 5%

Notes:

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 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:

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


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Location

  • Barboursville Vineyards

    "The grand dame of the Piedmont vineyards, celebrated for establishing the premier terroir of..."

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  • Barboursville Ruins

    "Preserved as a ruin after its destruction by fire on December 25, 1884, Barboursville was on..."

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  • Keswick

    "Beautiful rolling "Hunt Country" features Keswick Hall, an elegant 1912 Italianate-style est..."

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  • Charlottesville

  • Pomme Restaurant

    "Serious destination dining for Virginia gastronomes."

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  • Monticello

    "No one leaves Virginia without visiting T.J's incredible historic home and grounds. It's rea..."

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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
CHO
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Keswick Hall
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Keswick Hall
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Charlottesville, VA
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 231

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Manager info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome to Turkey Run Farm!

    Welcome to Turkey Run Farm!

  • The house awaiting late arrivals.

    The house awaiting late arrivals.

  • Christmas time at Turkey Run

    Christmas time at Turkey Run

  • An option to eating out - cook up some soul warming comfort food in the kitchen.

    An option to eating out - cook up some soul warming comfort food in the kitchen.

  • Full bath shared by Eastlake and Lindbergh Rooms

    Full bath shared by Eastlake and Lindbergh Rooms

  • The Cayley Room with queen bed, bath directly across hall.

    The Cayley Room with queen bed, bath directly across hall.

  • The Amelia Room with a mountain view and double bed.

    The Amelia Room with a mountain view and double bed.

  • Nighttime view of the sag in the mountain, with Venus

    Nighttime view of the sag in the mountain, with Venus

  • Sunset over our mountain, shared over a bottle of Barboursville Vineyard Octagon

    Sunset over our mountain, shared over a bottle of Barboursville Vineyard Octagon

  • View from the stone terrace.

    View from the stone terrace.

  • Snowfall on the terrace.

    Snowfall on the terrace.

  • A thumbs up from some young guests!

    A thumbs up from some young guests!

  • Turkey Run Farm, seen from the front field.

    Turkey Run Farm, seen from the front field.

  • Welcoming Living Room, furnished with local antiques and comfortable seating.

    Welcoming Living Room, furnished with local antiques and comfortable seating.

  • Cozy evenings in the Stone Room. Located downstairs in the English basement.

    Cozy evenings in the Stone Room. Located downstairs in the English basement.

  • The Eastlake Room with double bed and shared bath.

    The Eastlake Room with double bed and shared bath.

  • The Lindbergh Room with twin beds and shared bath.

    The Lindbergh Room with twin beds and shared bath.

  • Main Bathroom (shared by the Cayley and Amelia Rooms)

    Main Bathroom (shared by the Cayley and Amelia Rooms)

  • Early morning view of the Southeast Mountain from the window.

    Early morning view of the Southeast Mountain from the window.

  • Twilight on the terrace.

    Twilight on the terrace.

  • Early autumn view of the farm.

    Early autumn view of the farm.

  • A few of our resident wild turkeys, come to say hello.

    A few of our resident wild turkeys, come to say hello.

  • Terrace view from the porch.

    Terrace view from the porch.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 22, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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