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.
We enjoyed our one night stay in Gavin's retreat. Gavin goes out of his way to make sure that everything is there that you might need. We hope to return again.
Gavin was great. The place was as described, the accommodations were clean and attractive, and the location was beautiful. Snacks everywhere, freedom to roam the property. All in all, A+ experience.
This quiet and peaceful over the garage apartment is located outside the hustle & bustle of Charlottesville but close enough to both Monticello and the Pedestrian Mall to enjoy. The private space was spacious, interestingly decorated, and very clean. Gavin put a lot of effort into trying to provide little extras to make your stay special; choices of coffee/tea, snack foods, drinks, and breakfast foods. He also provided plates, cups, glasses, and silverware to make you feel at home. Gavin communicated in a friendly & timely manner before our visit and when we first arrived.
This airy retreat was nothing short of fantastic. As if the decor and perfect layout of the guest house were not enough, Gavin tops it off with impeccable hospitality and attention to all the little details. Complete with friendly goats, chickens, and dogs, this place is hard to beat. Gavin and family made us feel welcome and took care of us, while giving us ample privacy. We will definitely be staying here the next time we are anywhere near Charlottesville.
We absolutely loved our stay! Gavin greeted us in the driveway after our long drive down from New York. He showed us around the guest house, which is super clean, comfy, filled with great books and tasty snacks. We slept like rocks on that amazing mattress and the next morning, enjoyed bowls of oatmeal overlooking the chicken coop. Thank you Gavin (and Avery) for making us feel like we were at our home away from home!
Gavin was fantastic and his accommodations were top-notch. The space was wide open, impeccably clean and a great space to hang out with friends or your significant other. We will absolutely be back!
Spent one night at Gavin's wonderful guest house. The house is situated on a serene and peaceful wooded property that's a very quick drive to Charlottesville, the UVA campus, and many local wineries and breweries. The guesthouse itself is very clean and packed with great little amenities to make your stay as pleasant and painless as possible. The fridge was stocked with all kinds of snacks, cabinets full of silverware, glasses, many towels in the bathroom. Also had internet and Netflix enabled television! Place was beautiful and Gavin was great, responsive, and accessible both before and during our stay. Highly recommended.
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!