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11-acre Farm House & Cottage In Beautiful Central Virginia

Gordonsville, VA, USA
  • Farmhouse3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms8
  • Sleeps20
  • Bathrooms7
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

8 Bedrooms And 7 Full Bathrooms Complete With Private Pond, Patio & Garden

Located in beautiful Somerset, VA, Spotswood Lodge is an 11-acre farm house & cottage rental. Operated by The Market at Grelen, it is open to guests getting married at Grelen or any other venue, and is the perfect place for retreats, reunions and vacations. With eight bedrooms and seven full baths, it's a wonderful option for any wedding party or group of travelers.

Orange County is so rich with history, beautiful landscapes, charming towns and many seasonal activities; there is truly something for everyone! Nestled between the adorable towns of Gordonsville, Orange & Barboursville, there is much to see: James Madison's Montpelier, many vineyards and tasting rooms including the acclaimed Barboursville Vineyards, The Market at Grelen and a surprising number of adorable shops and good restaurants within 10-20 minutes. In addition, it's only 15 minutes from Woodberry Forest School and approximately 35 minutes from downtown Charlottesville which makes it a perfect option for those coming into town for Woodberry or University of Virginia events. We hope to see you soon in lovely Somerset, VA! Pets allowed with permission.

Property Manager

Emmie Woody

Member Since 2015
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Response time:
within one day
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Emmie Woody

The Market at Grelen is responsible for the renovation of Spotswood Lodge and manages the property. The Market at Grelen is a family owned business located 5 minutes from Spotswood in Somerset, VA and boasts a European style garden shop, cafe, wine tasting, trails & event venue. It is situated on a gorgeous 600-acre tree nursery, called Grelen Nursery, which has been in business for 27 years. We welcome our guests to visit The Market at Grelen and take advantage of all we have to offer: 3.9 miles of hiking trails (connected to James Madison's Montpelier trails), delicious farm to table food in our cafe (including an curated selection of Virginia Beers, Wines and Ciders), shopping and gorgeous views. Be sure to ask about the horseback riding now available on the trails! Catered food can be delivered to Spotswood and Grleen's Chef Thomas is also available for private meals and events for our Spotswood Lodge guests.

Emmie Woody purchased this Farmhouse in 2014

Why Emmie Woody chose Gordonsville

The co-owners of The Market at Grelen fell in love with this farm property and decided it would make the perfect compliment to their event business down the road. Having renovated many of their own homes, co-owners, Leslie & Dan Gregg, took on the challenge and used lots of paint, creativity and landscaping to turn this old farm into a magical place.

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Spotswood Lodge is special! It has been re-designed with group weekends in mind. Around every corner there is a comfortable place to relax and renew with friends and loved ones. Like The Market at Grelen, there are unique and creative elements throughout the decor that make it a very enjoyable and pleasant place to stay. Set in a mini valley, the idealistic 11-acre property, complete with a pond, is gorgeous inside and out and guests will find the Central Virginia landscape an amazing place to reflect and refresh. We welcome you to visit us at the Market at Grelen during your stay and ask us about our chef, who is available to cater private meals throughout your time with us.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
      • Cottage Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Detached Bathroom in Hallway, Second Floor Main House.
      • Cottage Bedroom 6
        1 queen, Private Entrance, detached Bath, first floor of Cottage.
      • Cottage Bedroom 7
        1 queen, Private attached bathroom, second floor of Cottage.
      • Master Bedroom 2
        1 king, Private Attached Bathroom, Main House.
      • Family Suite Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Attached to Family Suite Bedroom 5, Second Floor Main House.
      • Family Suite Bedroom 5
        3 twin/ single, Attached to Bedroom 4, private Bath, second floor Main House
      • Master Bedroom 1
        1 king, Private Attached Bathroom, attached Power Room, Main House.
      • Cottage Bedroom 8
        1 king, 1 twin/ single, Loft room, private attached bath, second floor of Cottage.
      • The main house comfortably sleeps 12 and the cottage sleeps 7 in beds and 1 on a pullout couch in the downstairs living area.


      • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Detached Bathroom in Hallway, Second Floor Main House.
      • Bathroom 5
        toilet, Located on first floor in Main House.
      • Cottage Bathroom 6
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Detached, first floor in Cottage.
      • Cottage Bathroom 7
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs in Cottage, attached bathroom.
      • Cottage Bathroom 8
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs in Cottage, attached bathroom.
      • Family Suite Bathroom 4
        toilet, tub, shower, Clawfoot tub.
      • Master Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Master Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • 7 full bathrooms and one half bath.

      Location Type

        • Monument View
          James Madison's Montpelier is not in view but just a short 5 - 10 minute drive from our doorstep.
        • Mountain View
          Blue Ridge Mountain views, Shenandoah National Park entrance is only 48 miles away.
        • Rural
          Located in beautiful Somerset, VA, Spotswood Lodge is an 11-acre farm house & cottage rental. Orange County is so rich with history, beautiful landscape & interesting activities.
        • Village
          Nestled between the adorable towns of Gordonsville, Orange & Barboursville, there is much to see: James Madison's Montpelier, Barboursville Vineyard, The Market at Grelen, shops and restaurants.


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


                • Catering available


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      The fireplaces are a nice addition, but for safety reasons tenants are not allowed to have fires in them. :(.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      Linens and towels provided
                    • Living Room
                      Four total living rooms with several additional seating areas, inside and outside.
                    • Parking
                      Parking for up to 10 vehicles.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full set in both house and cottage


                        • Coffee Maker
                          In both house and cottage
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service and utensils for 20
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          1 full kitchen in Main House and 1 small kitchenette in Cottage.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          one oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          There is an upscale mini bar for snacks and drinks.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Two full sized refrigerators (one in main house, one in cottage).
                        • Stove
                          one stove


                            • Dining
                              Three formal dining tables in separate rooms, seating 20 guests total.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 20 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                  Cards, Bocce & Croquet!
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There is a gorgeous recently renovated side patio where there is plenty of seating and a grill. A blue stone patio, fabulous stone wall and lush landscaping makes this space ideal for relaxing!
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      There is a gazebo off the pond.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Spotswood Lodge is set on 11 acres of beautiful central virginia countryside! Nestled into two gorgeous properties, Spotswood is very private and has a pond in the front yard.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Outdoor gas grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge
                                            • Massage
                                            • Private Chef


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • Private events can be held at the lodge for an additional fee. Some restrictions apply. Contact property manager for additional information.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  7 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Brianne H.

                                                                  We loved the house and Emmie and her team were a joy to work with. The house is gorgeous! Could use a new dishwasher though! We had a pretty large lady bug problem. Emmie and her team came to clean them, but they had infested one side and the upstairs of the house! I know they were working on an exterminator. Place is fantastic for a girls weekend and some wineries! Besides the bugs, which I am sure are gone now it was a great space!

                                                                  Thanksgiving in Gordonsville.

                                                                  f.k. s.

                                                                  For the third year in a row my clan stayed at Spotswood Lodge for Thanksgiving. It's a beautiful home in a beautiful setting.


                                                                  Karen S.

                                                                  Spotswood was just perfect for our annual getaway with a group of friends. Lots of lovely spaces for relaxing and dining and plenty of bedrooms and baths. Location is great and the property is picturesque- so beautiful with the fall leaves!

                                                                  Beautiful home, great for a girls weekend getaway

                                                                  Carolyn R.Charleston, SC

                                                                  We rented this house for a girls bachelorette weekend and it was perfect! There was plenty of room for all 9 of us to stay in the main house, but the cottage was also available for our use. The house is very spacious with plenty of room for socializing. The staff was great and very accommodating to all of our needs. We had the chef from the market cater dinner on the first night since we were all coming from out of town. The food was delicious and he worked within our price range. We loved our stay and enjoyed visiting such a beautiful part of the country. Hope to visit again sometime soon.

                                                                  Great space for a three-generation houseful


                                                                  We loved the house! Wonderful accommodations in a beautiful setting. We especially appreciated the well-equipped kitchen since we all love to eat together. Guests can either relax with a book in a quiet corner or drive a short distance for a variety of outdoor options, including Skyline Drive in Shanandoah National Park. Charlottesville is also close by for groceries, shops, or movies. Perfect for a long weekend reunion!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for all the kind words, we hope to see you again soon!



                                                                  Twenty+ friends gathered for three days to reconnect

                                                                  ShirleyGerton, NC

                                                                  For twenty years, plus, now three generation of friends have gathered for three days to reconnect. This is the first year we ventured to gather outside the Shenandoah Valley. We were not disappointed! Friends from OH, NC, WVA, PA and Maryland spent months carefully researching and we found a great match in Spotswood for what we wanted. Friends from ages 13 to 80+ enjoyed three days of fishing in nearby pond, hiking on and off the property, cooking delicious food on the garden grill and spacious kitchen, and exploring the gardens with our cameras. This elegantly furnished spacious estate provided ample rooms for us to be together or to slip quietly into a corner either to read, chat, or play games. From the moment we began inquiries, property manager patiently answered our many questions. She then responded enthusiastically to our needs once we arrived onto the property. We unanimously recommend Spotswood for gathering.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much, we really enjoyed having you all out and can't wait for you to return next summer!




                                                                  Gordonsville, VA, USA

                                                                  James Madison's Montpelier, Barboursville Vineyard, The Market at Grelen. Shenandoah National Park, Civil War Driving Tour of Orange County, Charlottesville Virginia, Monticello, University of Virginia, Early Mountain Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, Keswick Hall Spa and Golf Course, and more!


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                                                                  7 Reviews
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