COTTAGE: Beautiful one-room 1810 Cottage attached to historic Main House but totally private, with quality linens on the Queen bed, private porch, cozy fireplace and fresh flowers. Pretty private bath featuring a antique claw-foot tub with hand-held shower attachment, spa bath products, toiletries. Hall contains mini-fridge loaded with fresh fruit, cereal, milk, yogurt and a Keurig coffee maker with tea and coffee. Freshly baked goods are replenished daily and home-made bed-time treats magically appear each evening.
All guests receive a welcome plate containing assorted cheeses and crackers or pita chips and hummus, if preferred, as well as a bottle of wine or craft beers or sodas for non-drinkers.
PROPERTY: Located on 22 gorgeous acres with bridges over Burchs Creek, walking paths with scattered benches, and a hidden creekside picnic area.
The sparkling swimming pool overlooks the creek and fields, and there are bocce, croquet and badminton sets for your enjoyment.
We also have a fabulous cauldron we use as a fire pit, weather and wind permitting.
LOCATION: We are an honest 25 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, with its charming boutiques, Mr. Jefferson's University and a wide variety of restaurants ranging from farm-to-table trendy to elegant to just plain fun.
We are 17 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, with its many walking trails and breathtaking scenery. Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland are 35 minutes to the East.
We are just 12 minutes from Crozet, which boasts a gourmet take-out store for picnic items as well as a surprising variety of locally owned restaurants and cafes.
Vineyards? We have vineyards! Sunnybank is literally in the heart of the Western Monticello Wine Trail and we have no fewer than four breweries within a half-hour drive and one a mere 10 minutes away).
ACTIVITIES: Hiking, biking, swimming, bocce, croquet, badminton, visiting vineyards and breweries, exploring Charlottesville and UVA, historic Monticello, Ash Lawn Highland and Montpelier. Or just climb into our shady hammock, open a book and relax!
RULES: Alas, no pets or children, though we love both. No smoking indoors, ever.
No streaming or downloading (aren't you trying to get away from all that?!), no cooking or food preparation (but you are welcome to bring in picnics), no coolers in the Cottage but you may put one on the porch and, best of all,
No check-out time if other guests aren't anticipated!
French and Spanish spoken.
All taxes and fees included in room rates. No hidden costs from owner, although Tripadvisor charges a fee for its services.
One night security deposit for weekends, 50% for single night weekdays, or 1 night of multiple night bookings.
Only 2 people in the Cottage, no additional guests, and the grounds and pool are exclusively for the use of the couple booking. We look forward to giving you a wonderful holiday!
The Cottage is located an easy 18-minute drive from UVA and downtown Charlottesville with its upscale boutiques and restaurants, as well as the Presidents' homes, Monticello and Ash Lawn Highland. It's even closer to the Blue Ridge Parkway and hiking, and is surrounded by award-winning wineries such as Pippin Hill, King Family, Pollack, Veritas and White Hall, among many others. Beer lovers may explore some very special local breweries, such as
Nearby Crozet has world-famous pizza and a several fine dining options, including Three Noch'd Grill, Restoration and the well-reviewed da Luca.