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11-acre Farm House & Cottage In Beautiful Central Virginia

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

8 Bedrooms And 7 Full Bathrooms Complete With Private Pond, Greenhouse, & 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!

More Details

Property Manager
Kristi Ellis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Kristi Ellis

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.

Kristi Ellis purchased this farmhouse in 2014

Why Kristi Ellis 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.


Gordonsville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Detached Bathroom in Hallway, Second Floor Main House.
    Family Suite Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub.
    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.
  • 7 full bathrooms and one half bath.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Family Suite Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Attached to Family Suite Bedroom 5, Second Floor Main House.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Detached Bathroom in Hallway, Second Floor Main House.
    Family Suite Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Attached to Bedroom 4, private Bath, 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.
    Cottage Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Loft room, private attached bath, second floor of Cottage.
    Cottage Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Private Attached Bathroom, Main House.
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Attached Bathroom, attached Power Room, Main House.
  • The main house comfortably sleeps 12 and the cottage sleeps 7 in beds and 1 on a pullout couch in the downstairs living area.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor 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:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • 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.


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11-acre Farm House & Cottage In Beautiful Central Virginia
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Thanksgiving in Gordonsville.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Beautiful home, great for a girls weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space for a three-generation houseful

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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! Cheers, Sarah
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Gerton, NC

Twenty+ friends gathered for three days to reconnect

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we really enjoyed having you all out and can't wait for you to return next summer! Cheers, Sarah
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Wonderful Visit with Friends and Family!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect long weekend with friends and family was had at Spotswood Lodge! The house and cottage fit our group of 20 perfectly and was just lovely. The kitchen was well stocked and the linens and towels were wonderful. There was enough room to come together as a group for wonderful meals and laugher or to spread out and find a quiet nook for reading. The setting of the home was lovely as well with many pictures taken of a pond in the background or a wonderful green barn. Sarah was excellent and very patient as she answered what felt like I'm sure hundreds of questions to help make our visit go well. Be sure to check out of The Market at Grelen while you are there. Our group had a great hike at The Market while there.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us!! We enjoyed having you and seeing your group out at The Market at Grelen as well! Looking forward to having you all back next year. Cheers, Sarah
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The Market at Grelen
Pomme Restaurant
Barboursville Vineyards
Early Mountain Vineyards
The Inn At Willow Grove
Laurie Holladay Interiors
Nearest Airport
21.2 Miles
Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
Nearest Barpub
9.7 Miles
The Light Well - Kitchen | Tavern | Coffee
Nearest Golf
15.9 Miles
Keswick Hall
Nearest Train
24.1 Miles
Amtrack - Charlottesville, VA
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Restaurant Pomme
Nearest Ski
41.2 Miles
Massanutten Resort
Car: necessary

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!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 7.3%

For more information and photos please go to spotswoodlodge website

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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