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Spectacular Mountain Views! Beautifully appointed. Pool. Hiking trails. Deck.

Stanardsville, VA, USA
  • Studio375 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Luxury Carriage House Studio. Queen bed. Fully equipped kitchen. Bath. Sleeps 2.


Delight in the bold views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while lounging on your private deck at the Carriage House on Fairhill Farm, a working farm of 142 acres. Stroll on farm or hike our private trails. Fish in private pond or in river. Enjoy pool. Delight in farm animals including our miniature horses.

Located 2 hours southwest of Washington, DC, 1 1/2 hours east of Richmond, VA and 25 minutes north of Charlottesville, VA.

Fifteen minutes from The Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, The Appalachian Trail. Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and the University of Virginia and many more historical sites are just a short drive away--Luray Caverns, historic Williamsburg, Leesburg, Natural Bridge.

Warmly appointed with a mahogany bed, leather sofa and burgundy accents, the Carriage House is perfect for a comfortable and cozy romantic retreat, anniversary, weekend getaway, or wonderful extended vacation.

Carriage House amenities: Large studio with sitting area, full kitchen and bath;

queen poster bed;

gas fireplace;

central air conditioning and heat;

large private deck with lounge chairs;

luxurious layered bed with down alternative feather bed;

fully equipped galley kitchen w/custom cabinetry.

Use of manor house swimming pool (late May- early September)

DirecTV premium package


Bose Surround Sound with CD player;

linens, bath & beach towels provided;

gas grill;


iron and ironing board; access to laundry.

Centrally located in Virginia near: Historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, and Ash Lawn; University of Virginia; Charlottesville's pedestrian mall; The Shenandoah National Park, Appalachian Trial, and Skyline Drive; many wineries and much, much more! A day trip to Washington, DC; or Williamsburg, VA.


Amb. Alton Keel

Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Amb. Alton Keel

Former Ambassador turned entrepreneur and gentleman farmer is your host at Fairhill Farm Country Vacation Rentals. His passion is collecting fine wines and caring for his miniature horses, dogs and cats on his three farms nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 2 hours from the nation's capital. If prompted, he will regale you with personal anecdotes and tales from his high profile positions serving two Presidents and counseling foreign heads-of-state.

Amb. Alton Keel purchased this Studio in 2006

Why Amb. Alton Keel chose Stanardsville

Our two adjacent farms comprise almost 300 acres with ponds and streams to explore and miniature horses to enjoy. And, of course, stunning mountain views. There are over five miles of private trails. We are less than a 15 minute drive from the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park, Skyline and Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail. We are convenient to historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn and University of Virginia. There are a number of excellent wineries nearby as well as antique shops. Please do visit our website for more information and to view the TA Reviews, the "What our guests say" page and our "Extras-Add-on's" page.

What makes this Studio unique

Private; serene; stunning mountain views; located on large farm surrounded by 100's of acres on open land; access to private pool; hiking trails; gas fireplace; fire pit; private deck


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


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Luxury studio with private deck with stunning mountain views! A true get away..yet centrally located. Queen bed.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Full bath with shower.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Mountain View
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Manor House basement
                    • Fireplace
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                      living/sleeping area
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Manor House basement
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High speed wireless broadband


                        • Microwave
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Small bistro table with two chairs
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  NFL Sunday package
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Private deck with breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountain and pastoral views
                                    • Golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                    • Tennis
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • limited accessibility
                                          Living all on one level

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Our two Fairhill Cottages share beautiful pool with stunning mountain views
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • museums
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

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

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water tubing


                                                                    • Privately situated on 142 acre farm with pool, private ponds, hiking trails, miniature horses and more! Access to our adjacent High Fields Farm on 130 acres. Both farms surrounded by over 2000 protected acres. Please read the 'What our guest say' page on our website!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      19 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A great cottage for a couple near Shenandoah!

                                                                      Mia K.Hatboto, PA

                                                                      My husband and I took a short trip to Shenandoah National Park for the first time, and the Carriage House Studio was more than what we expected. It was clean and cozy. Alton made sure we were comfortable without being intrusive which we greatly appreciated. We will book the cottage when we come visit the area, again.

                                                                      Beautiful and just what the doctor ordered!

                                                                      Ashley C.

                                                                      We loved the carriage house! Everything was very well designed and appointed to make this cozy space into a super-efficient and relaxing getaway for 2 people! We also loved the very friendly barn kitties and mini ponies! The on-site trails were a major plus as well. We will definitely be returning!

                                                                      Lovely Weekend Stay in the beautiful Virginia countryside

                                                                      Jennifer H.

                                                                      Each October I search for a location to take my husband away for the weekend to celebrate his birthday. This year's selection was a winner on many levels - location, amenities, privacy to name a few. The Carriage House has everything one needs for a relaxing stay and such natural beauty to enjoy. We visited Massanutten for a fall festival on Saturday and enjoyed the drive to and from, the fall colors just beginning to pop. Thanks to our host for providing such a gem!

                                                                      Great Location. Beautiful Property.

                                                                      Kathy M.

                                                                      Charming cottage close to Skyline Drive, the National Park and lovely wineries.

                                                                      Wonderful weekend getaway

                                                                      Susan C.

                                                                      We stayed at the Carriage House studio cottage during our Memorial Day weekend trip. The cottage was just the right size for the two of us. The mahogany bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen was fully stocked with utensils, coffeepot, etc. There was room in the kitchen for the two of us to move around comfortably. A window over the kitchen sink provided views of the rolling hills of Virginia and the Angus cattle grazing quietly. We met the cute miniature horses and a couple of friendly outdoor cats during our walks. The farm is lovely. We plan to return in the fall to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

                                                                      Tasteful studio cottage on heavenly property

                                                                      Elizabeth P.Maryland

                                                                      This property was breathtaking with views of the mountains, fields of happily grazing cows and an historic manor house. The owner is kind and accommodating , and was able to offer recommendations for local services. The cottage itself is bigger than I expected. Very comfortable bed, nice kitchen and views of miniature horses out the windows. Absolutely peaceful. Adorable cats come to visit. Hiking available on the property.


                                                                      Stanardsville, VA, USA

                                                                      Beautifully appointed studio in a rural farm setting with private hiking trails, pool, pond, private river frontage and spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views on 270 private acres. Surrounded by over 2000 protected acres. Near historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn, University of Virgina. Numerous nearby wineries. Fifteen minutes from Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail. Ninety miles southwest of Washington, DC and twenty five miles north of Charlottesville, VA.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      $100-150/Night Rates: Rates vary depending on accommodation and are subject to change without notice. Deposits: An advance deposit of 50% or one nights rental, whichever is greater, is required to guarantee the reservation. The balance is due at departure. Reservations: Payment: Deposit and payment may be made by check, cash or money order only. Make checks payable to Fairhill Farm Cancellations: Cancellations notice must be received at least 14 days prior to schedule arrival for a full refund. Guests canceling less than 14 days prior to stay will receive a refund only if the property can be re-rented. Restrictions: We do not allow smoking or pets in any of our rentals. Check In: 4pm Check Out: 11:00 AM Off-Season: December 1st-March 31st $500 per week $100 per night (Monday-Thursday) $125 per night (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) In-Season: April1st-November 30th $700 per week $125 per night (Monday-Thursday) $150 per night (Friday, Saturday and Sunday **A two night rental is required for in-season weekends **In-season rates apply for Christmas/New Year's week **Ask about our military discount!

                                                                      19 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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