Efficiency Cottage in Horse Country

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Clarks Tract, Keswick, VA 22947, United States
Your host, Sofie
64 Reviews
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Cute-as-a-Button Efficiency Cottage, located in the heart of Keswick Horse Country. One room cottage with kitchen, bath, twin bed and trundle. Conveniently located within 2-1/2 miles of Keswick Hall, 8 miles from Charlottesville, 10-12 miles to UVA, and near local historical attractions: Monticello, Ashlawn, Montpelier and local wineries. Great place to hang-your-hat while visiting the area. Nestled amongst shade trees on the Keswick Historic Mile - route 22.

Great location for Parent-Weekend at UVA, Homecoming, Foxfield Races, Horse Events in Keswick, Weddings at "the Hall", wine tours, etc.

The cottage is located behind our home (currently rented out,) on historic route 22/Louisa Road and Clarks Tract. Enjoy all that Charlottesville has to offer, community (email hidden) Arts, Four County Players, the Hamner Theater, Black Friars Playhouse, etc. "Fridays After 5" on the downtown pedestrian mall is a must for mingling with the locals or enjoy the Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings on Water Street. First Fridays (the first Friday of each month,) is when local art galleries on the downtown mall have open house, or visit the plethora of wineries in the area (Keswick Vineyards is just a few miles down the road on route 231.) Then you may want to consider day trips to Washington, D.C. (2-1/2 hours away to the north-east,) Colonial Williamsburg, VA, (2-1/2 hours away to the east,) Richmond, VA (1 hour away to the east,) or beautiful Skyline Drive/Afton Mountain, (45 minutes away to the west.) Our family enjoys jaunts to some of the world's most beautiful caves: Lurray Caverns, Dixie Caverns, and Shenandoah Caverns - all within an hour and a half.

Just four miles away, our family owns and operates an antique mini-mall, featuring over 30 vendors of 18th, 19th and 20th century finds. (It's also the source of most of the cottage's furnishings.) But we are just as delighted to share our other favorite antiquing hot-spots! Begin your treasure hunt at A&W Collectables, and there, you can pick up a map to our other favorite antiquing hot-spots!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $250 /week
Monthly Price: $600 /month
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • This cottage was so cute and exactly what we needed for our anniversary weekend getaway. It's located in a sort of remote area so was very quiet and relaxing! No one was staying in the main house while we were there, but Sophie was there doing some work and we got to meet her on the last day before we left. She was very friendly! We did not need any additional assistance while we were there but I'm sure if we did, she would have come through with no problems. We will definitely stay there again!

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 11 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • I had an absolutely lovely weekend out in the little cabin. Such a perfect retreat and just what this [formerly] burnt out grad student needed!

    April 2014
  • For such a small place, this gem is really well designed. I love the cabin and plan to return for the quiet. And the gorgeous countryside is a major bonus.

    March 2014
  • Wow! What a wonderful place :) I intended to stay here for just a few days, but ended up staying for around 9 days because it was such a great space. It's very easy to get into Charlottesville and the surrounding areas from the cabin and the ten minute commute is quite lovely. Sofie was kind enough to let me have a late check out on my last day so that my little dog wouldn't have to stay in my car for the day. She also came out to the cabin immediately when I blew a fuse. Great customer service. I would definitely stay here again.

    March 2014
  • We loved this delightful little cottage! Beautiful setting, clean, and comfy. Easy drive to Charlottesville. Sophie was quick to respond to messages prior to our stay is a very thoughtful host.

    March 2014
  • What a great place! Thanks Sofie!

    February 2014
  • What a wonderful cottage!!!!! Great location and very comfortable. We can't wait to go back this summer. :)

    February 2014
  • A wonderful stay! The cottage is tiny and cozy, but well situated between Monticello and Montpelier and VA vineyards. Perfect for a weekend getaway. Sofie will provide you with towels, cookware, bedding, and anything else you need. There's even a nice patio out back. There are many small horse farms in the area - very pleasant for a walk or drive. You will be tempted not to leave the cottage - I definitely would stay again!

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at the efficiency cottage! It truly feels like you are living in a fairy-tale, Snow White home. The furniture and decorations are all so unique and the space makes you feel right at home. Although we stayed during the winter there are several beautiful walks in the area and we highly recommend heading out to Gordonsville for BBQ Exchange (thanks again Sofie for the recommendation). Sofie is such a warm, sweet person and during our 4 week stay she came out several times to freshen the place up/change sheets etc which we were not expecting. She also drove out to help us during a tight spot with our car and made sure that we had shovels/salt for when the snow 'storm' happened. Highly recommend staying here!

    February 2014
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Albemarle High, University of Virginia
I am a mother, novelist, chicken wrangler, cat herder, and dog fur heckler. When I'm not parenting, or chasing aforementioned pets, I can most often be found in the writing cave. When social interaction becomes necessary, I work at the family antique shop.
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