Fair Hill Farm, Charlottesville VA

House - Entire home/apt · Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Charlottesville, VA 22903, United States

The Space

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 porch. TV 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 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • I love coming here. I use the farm as a central location for work and writing retreats. The house is ver comfortable and full of history. I adore Jo! She is the worlds best host!!! Attentive, caring, but gives full privacy. Thanks, Jo for another great stay!!! :-))

    April 2014
    Jo
    Response from Jo:

    Thanks for the rave review, Cate. It's always a joy to see you. I hope your injured hand is healing nicely.
    Thanks, Jo

  • I had a wonderful stay at Fair Hill Farm! It was quiet and relaxing, which is what I was hoping for. The large house is charming and reasonably priced (especially for one person). I found it to be exactly as advertised. The first morning of my visit, I called to let the host, Jo, know that the stove/oven was not working. She arrived within a couple minutes. As it turns out, the breaker had tripped. Problem solved! I enjoyed hiking down to the river and watching the birds fly around the large trees outside my bedroom window. It was super convenient to have Pizza Hut and a Chinese restaurant less than a mile away (Harris Teeter, too). I sure hope to return to Fair Hill Farm again; maybe it could be a yearly event! For now, I'm telling all my friends about this great spot for a peaceful retreat!

    March 2014
  • What a find! My wife Carol and I booked a ten-day stay and lived every minute. The house is charming and comfortable, and of special appeal to us because of its history (which is thoroughly documented and beautifully displayed so tenants can read all about it) and, because I am a composer, the wonderful 'music room.' Jo gets 5 stars for excellent communication and for thoughtfully providing many amenities, including fresh eggs from her chickens. Its location made it an easy-to-get-to base for us for our activities at the University of Virginia, and the lushly wooded property gives a nice sense of 'getting away from it all' (and was spectacularly colorful during our late October visit). If you are looking for something out of the ordinary and with the feeling of stepping back in time (without giving up modern convenience), we can highly recommend Fair Hill. Kudos to Jo for making this delightful place available-- we can't wait to return!

    November 2013
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    September 2013
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    September 2013
  • My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time. The house and the property were charming, and Jo was a great hostess. She even left us fresh eggs from her chickens! Would definitely stay again.

    September 2013
  • This is a nice rustic country house which greets you with its charming dark wood stairwell and banister. I enjoyed a soak in the clawfoot tub one evening after hiking and was delighted to see deer feasting in the distance from the window. I really appreciated the location which facilitated easy exploration of Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    September 2013
  • I rented Jo's house for a painting retreat for 4 days. It was perfect and she was a wonderful hostess, helpful belt not intrusive. I had a great time.

    July 2013
  • Staying at Fair Hill Farm is a moving experience. The house is beautiful, comfortable, and full of history, and its woodsy setting makes you feel you've really escaped the (website hidden) is a wonderful hostess and guide to the area, and the fresh eggs she left in the fridge were the best I've ever tasted. Can't wait to go back!

    July 2013
  • I had a wonderful week long stay at Jo's unique property in Charlottesville. The pictures don't do the place justice. It was actually more charming in person! The house was clean and comfortable and staying out of the farm surrounded by nature was the perfect change of pace for me. I would definitely recommend the place to anyone.

    June 2013
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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.
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