About This Listing
Fair Hill Farm is an historic house located on a 44 acre forested wildlife reserve near Crozet, Virginia, USA. The house, built in 1878, was the family home of Thomas Woodroffe, builder of Miller School. The members of the Woodroffe family were talented musicians and gave concerts in the great room at the back of the house for the Mechum River community during the 1880's. This room has continued to be used for recitals, meetings and workshops. The price is $100 per day.
The house is fully furnished with 2 queen size beds, 2 single beds, a pull-out sofa bed , several air mattresses, 2 baths, kitchen and laundry room. The house itself is smoke-free, but there is a smoking area on the (website hidden) is not available, but there are many books, VHS tapes and DVDs for the entertainment of tenants. There is also wireless Internet available for those that bring a laptop or smartphone. It is available year-round as a short term vacation rental for up to eight people. The house is not suitable for toddlers. Children age 4 years and older or infants with their own carry cot are welcome.
The price is $50 per person per night.
We are located less than 5 minutes by car from restaurants and shops in Crozet, VA. It is less than 20 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia and the University of Virginia. Historic treasures like Monticello, Ash Lawn and Michie Tavern, as well as the natural splendour of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, are all within a half-hour drive.
Tenants have found it a convenient location for day trips to Williamsburg, Shenandoah National Park, Washington D.C. and more.
Our visitors have also enjoyed exploring Fair Hill Farm, checking for wildlife at the pond and by the river on the bottom land. Animals sighted on the reserve include black bear, deer, red and gray fox, coyotes, bob cat, wild turkey, snapping turtle, black snake, water moccasin (non venomous), bald eagle, red-tailed hawk, heron, raccoon, opossum, skunk, ground hog and others.
This is a short-term furnished rental. Tenants will be responsible for their own housekeeping, food service and laundry. They are expected to leave the house as they found it. The house is smoke and pet free. There is parking space for 3 cars.
Tenants may explore the Fair Hill Farm wildlife reserve with the understanding that they do so at their own risk. It is important that they not interfere with or try to feed the animals. It is also important that they remain in Fair Hill Farm boundaries. Surrounding property owners do not welcome trespassers.
The fireplaces CANNOT be used. Chimneys are plugged up after several flying squirrel invasions.
The farm house was great! We were two people but it would be big enough for many more. It's definitely rustic but very cute -- so if you're looking for modern this isn't (website hidden)'s a great host and there only as much as you need her. It's in Charlottesville but definitely on the outskirts and a few minutes drive from Crozet, far more to downtown Charlottesville. Near plenty of wineries, breweries, and Monticello. I'd happily go back again!
This place was absolutely wonderful! It was a very large home and the property was (website hidden) was available to help when needed and was a very nice host. I highly recommend this place! It is the perfect country getaway and close to many wineries, breweries and even a distillery. I definitely plan to come back!
Fair Hill Farm is a lovely property only twenty minutes or so from Charlottesville. The house was very spacious and had wonderful charm and character as you would expect from an 1878 farmhouse. The house was clean and tidy with fresh linens and towels. Even though Jo's house is down the driveway on the same property, you still feel secluded, in a good way! Jo made us feel welcome and even left us fresh eggs from her chickens. You can't beat having a whole farmhouse to yourself for $50 a night! I will definitely plan on staying at Fair Hill Farm during our next visit to Charlottesville.
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at Fair Hill (website hidden) was waiting for us upon our arrival and made us feel welcome. The house was clean and comfortable and accurately represented by the (website hidden) immediately responded to the few questions/requests we had over our stay. Coffee on the front porch was delightful as we were visited by deer walking by only a few yards away.
Jo's antebellum farmhouse is roomy, well kept, and has all the comforts of a modern home. I was happily surprised by the wonderful book selection -- a couple of books about every place that Jo has travelled to. The books are beautifully displayed on built-in (website hidden) is a wonderful host. I used the farm fresh eggs she left for me in the fridge (Jo raises chickens) to make french toast! The bread for the french toast came from the grocery store just a few minutes down the road. All in all, it was a relaxing weekend in Virginia's beautiful piedmont.
My family and my daughter's family stayed at Fair Hill Farm for 5 nights to attend a family wedding in Crozet. We couldn't have had a more wonderful base for our activities that (website hidden) was a gracious hostess, welcomed us, explained the workings and rules for the house and property and did everything necessary to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable. We had many lazy mornings where we prepared a nice country breakfast in the big kitchen and gathered in the music room to relax. A very comfortable way to enjoy the beautiful countryside and friendly people.
About the Host, Jo
I'm a retired teacher who still volunteers in schools. I've been fortunate enough to have lived in some wild, beautiful and extremely interesting areas of the world (Mindanao, Philippines; Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon; Kenya E.A.; Brunei, Borneo; Colombia, S.A.). I found Charlottesville to be equally beautiful and interesting when I first moved here, and have been happily settled on Fair Hill Farm for the past 30 years.
These days my travel is by car, visiting family and friends and exploring new areas of the U.S.
I keep busy volunteering, weaving baskets from wild vines , photographing the wild life found on the farm, and raising chickens and guinea fowl.
I enjoy meeting new people, so I look forward to visitors to Fair Hill.