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Shade Tree Cottage, A Southern Gem Located In The Heart Of Wine Country Near Uva

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Country Cottag, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Sleeping Loft with twins, 1 New Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Shade Tree cottage is a comfortable cottage located on a 22 acre farm in Historic Gordonsville, VA. Convenient to Keswick, UVA, Charlottesville, Barboursville, Wolftrap Farm Weddings, Castle Hill Cidery Weddings, Monticello and Montpelier. The Cottage is excellent for family get togethers, wedding guests who want an affordable, convenient and comfortable place to relax, and just a great place to wind down after the many historic activities and wine venues in the area. Nestled under 100+ year old trees on a shady knoll there's always a breeze from the Southwest Mountains here in the Piedmont region of Virginia. Birds galore call Shade Tree Cottage home and know that their feeders are always full and close by. Rabbits and deer also visit regularly and our resident ground hog can be spotted sunning himself in the pasture. Don't be surprised if the chickens come see you in the afternoon, they like to scratch around the bird feeders.

The Cottage has 2 Bedrooms, one with Queen bed and the other is a Double Bed (new) and a comfortable pull out sofa for extra sleeping options. With a sitting area this second bedroom doubles as a light filled side room for reading or lounging. An awesome sleeping loft (low ceiling) with comfy twin beds is overlooking the great room. A brand new bathroom with shower is located just off the main bedroom.

The large country kitchen is fully equipped and has a French door opening to the deck, which is great for morning coffee overlooking the pasture.

Laundry room is off the kitchen with stacked washer and dryer units.

Wireless Internet (booster from main house), TV, and strong Verizon cell signal.

If you need more space," The Little House" at Shade Tree Cottage may also be available for booking. It is located near the Cottage, has one queen bedroom, new bath, living room and eating area overlooking the covered porch and pasture.

More Details

Owner
Midge
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Midge

Hello Tom and Midge here. We bought the farm in Gordonsville as a second home and to be close to our horses. Tom (a Richmond, VA city boy) loved the farm and Cottage so much that he didn't want to go home after spending weekends in Gordonsville, so we moved here in 2000. After retirement, we no longer have the Tennessee Walking horses, we built another house on the farm, and now our guests get to stay in the beautiful Shade Tree Cottage. Tom's new passion is raising chickens, so you will have farm fresh eggs during your visit.

Midge purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Midge chose Central Virginia

Gordonsville is a beautiful small town, a train goes over an overpass right in the middle of main street, the shops are busy and Restaurant Pomme is spectacular! Shade Tree Cottage is situated on a 5 acre knoll on the 22 acre farm. 100+ year old shade trees keep it cool in the summer and lots of squirrels, rabbits and deer call it home year round.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is very private, but close to everything! UVA, Monticello, Montpelier, Wintergreen ski resort, award winning wineries, Civil War Museum and historic battlegrounds. Lots of local activities like horseback riding, apple and peach orchards, antiquing and farm visits. Did I mention that we are very close to lots of wedding venues; Wolftrap farm, Keswick Vineyards, Keswick Hall, Castle Hill Cidery, Barboursville Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, and at least 10 churches within 10 miles including the Historic Grace Episcopal? Shade Tree Cottage is perfect for the Bride/Groom's siblings and family to socialize in a private, affordable, comfortable and convenient place. If you need more space ask about the "Little House", a one bedroom cottage on the same property. Great for parents or grandparents or a couple with a baby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the really nice cottage in Gordonsville. It was an excellent Charlottesville location for all the sights and wineries that we wanted to see. Shade Tree Cottage was perfect, kitchen well equipped for just about anything we wanted to cook! The deck was used every morning to watch the wildlife while having coffee. Everything was great and so comfortable! Will be back.
Sep 2014
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Amenities

Gordonsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A new double bed and a comfortable double pull out sofa
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , sleeping loft with twin beds designed to look like a paddock
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is the main bedroom with new bath right next to it.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Shade Tree Cottage, A Southern Gem Located In The Heart Of Wine Country Near Uva
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews
5

Peaceful, relaxing five-star experience!

  • 5 of 5

Shade Tree Cottage is beyond charming. The location is both beautiful and convenient to the many area attractions. If you enjoy rolling hills, peaceful pastoral views, like to visit vineyards, and tour historical places of interest such as Monticello, etc., then you can't find a better place to be. Midge and Tom are absolutely wonderful hosts. You will be delighted in every way. We can't wait to go back!

Thanks for everything Midge and Tom!

Kyle & Deb

Raleigh, NC

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kyle and Deb for that lovely review, you were wonderful guests!! It makes everything worthwhile when we have such thoughtful guests. Pet the beautiful doggies for me and hope to see you again. Midge
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Arlington Virginia
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage. Centrally located. Midgets a great host.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the shade tree cottage,it's the way a cottage should be.The hosts were very nice and courteous.I especially liked the morning coffee on the back porch and watching the chickens do chicken things,the hummingbirds were a treat.This yankee loved the setting and the southern hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rodney for the very nice review. We try to make you feel at home and comfortable when you're at the Cottage. I hope you can come back again to this part of Virginia, and stay with us again. Midge and Tom
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Springfield VA
5

Lovely and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend stay at Shade Tree Cottage. It had every thing we needed, and provided the sleeping spaces for my family. It was close to the wedding venue we were attending and the town of Gordonsville is charming. The cottage was so quiet and restorative. The hosts reached out to us and we knew how to reach them should we have needed them.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very peaceful location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our 3-day stay at the Shade Tree Cottage. The provisions were more than adequate and the property is private, clean, and comfortable. The owners live very nearby and were available if anything was needed. We appreciated being permitted to bring our two small dogs. The small town of Gordonsville is only minutes away with plenty of restaurants and large antique stores.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I had a wonderful stay. The cottage has everything you need and it's spacious and cozy at the same time. Midge greeted us when we arrived and even gave us a pass for a free wine tasting! The fresh eggs and bacon for breakfast were an additional treat. I hope we get back here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margaret for such a great review. Tom and I really try to think of what would make a guest's stay as enjoyable as possible. So glad you chose Shade Tree Cottage for your getaway with your daughters! Midge
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charlottesville CHO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gordonsville
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack, Charlottesville
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barbeque Exchange, The Pomme
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wintergreen
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Gordonsville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2017
Jan 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
$850
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning $45

Rate is for 4 guests or less, for each guest over 4 there is an additional $20. per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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