About This Listing
Our peaceful mountainous retreat is the perfect romantic getaway for an escape from city life. Wake up to the serene sounds of nature and have coffee overlooking the treetops and mountains in the distance.
Property is mostly wooded on the side of Gillums Mountain, property and location are conveniently located on outskirts of Charlottesville, VA . Located within 10 miles of UVA just West of Charlottesville, VA. Also 15 minutes to Monticello. We are a 10-15 minute drive away from many award winning Wineries, Breweries and Cideries-Nelson 151 Trail. Guest House is separated from main home and has its own private entrance. Parking is off-street on our very large paved parking area. Area is very safe and private. Pastoral views and sounds of farm life. One bedroom with full size bed and freshly clean sheets, full bathroom, large soaking tub with extra sets of clean fresh towels, kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and 4 complete setting of plates glasses, cups and silver flatware (Please note there is NO stove or oven). However, there are many delicious dining options very close by which we are happy to recommend. Nicely furnished with leather sofas, cafe-style dining table, and wireless internet. Cell phone service is excellent. Modern style with long breakfast bar. Great natural lighting, skylight in every room.
Check-in and check-out times are flexible unless there is another reservation. Please check with me if you require a flexible check in/check out arrangement.
I have a mini farm: barn, outbuildings, goats, and chickens....please leave all gates as found. Animals free range in fenced in pasture, there is open access to benches and small pond. Please feel free to visit with the goats and chickens. They love meeting our guests! Our goats especially love raisins...
Interaction with Guests
I like to personally greet for check-in. We are locals. There's not much about area we don't know and we are happy to provide unique dining recommendations and day trip ideas. We live in the main house beside guest house. If there are any issues I can respond quickly. I am also very responsive via phone or text if needed. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything.
Our home is located in Ivy, VA on a mountainous road. We are not located in a subdivision and there is very little traffic that comes through. It is very quiet and peaceful.
There is plenty of space for parking. If you need directions just ask us!
Please remove shoes upon entering living space. No smoking. Sorry but no pets due to livestock. Your welcome to walk over all property but please return all gates to the conditions originally found. The recyclables are sorted by our trash company in a single stream recycling facility. There is no need for separating recyclables by hand.
This place is beautiful, super clean, well located, and in a wonderful setting. Gavin keeps this space meticulously tidy and well stocked. He's also very nice and knowledgeable as about the surrounding area. I give my highest recommendation.
The apt was above a garage, which we didn't realize until we got there but otherwise was as described. It was clean and comfortable and very quiet. We could see the chickens and goats from the window. Gavin was very accommodating and was an excellent host, ready to help with any of our needs or questions.
This was a very satisfactory stay on many levels; host available on arrival, tour and review of accommodations (excellent) and advice on local eateries. Would easily recommend to anyone.
We had a wonderful time at the romantic farm house! It was a great place, Gavin and his family's were very nice, the apartment is adorable and very cool, and the animals were awesome. We fed goats some of our produce and it was very funny :) we will stay here again next time we come to VA !
Gavin and his family were amazing!! My wife and I were traveling from Bath County VA. We needed a last minute spot before we left for Greece. Gavin had incredible response time! He welcomed us with a tour of the beautiful property and a stocked refrigerator with plenty of snacks. We had such a blast enjoying his hand crafted room and beautiful surroundings. Gavin was so helpful and such a joy to meet! Thank you and go check out this spot!
Gavin was really quick to respond to our request and very gracious. Even though he had guests for dinner, he took the time to show us the cottage and make us feel welcome. The kitchen was stocked with an assortment of breakfast item and snacks. We love the openness of the unit and the spacious bathroom. Since we had our bulldog, Bella, with us, being pet friendly was one thing we needed and she fit right in with the variety of animals on his "minifarm".
About the Host, Gavin
We are a happy family of three and live on the outskirts of Charlottesville and Ivy, VA. We are lucky to be surrounded by many trees and animals on our humble, mountainside retreat. We have two dogs, a cat, many fish, many chickens and four goats. We are outside people, always working on the yard or gardening. We like hiking, walking and whitewater river rafting. We love meeting new people!