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.
A beautiful, historic farmhouse near Crozet and Charlottesville, Fair Hill Farm is a great destination, especially for a large family or group (four bedrooms!). A family of deer graze the front yard daily, and lots of butterflies flit around the spacious front (website hidden) was a great host, and we highly recommend this location for a stay in Central Virginia.
Jo was a fabulous host, giving us enough space to enjoy your retreat but also always there for us when we needed anything!
The farmhouse was beyond darling. A deer family kept coming back to visit and we watched them from inside the house! My friend and I delighted in visiting the breweries nearby and visiting downtown Charlottesville and Shenandoah. We truly loved our stay.
Jo was immediately available and walked us through the house and gave us details about all the appliances available. She was responsive when contacted but otherwise allowed privacy.
The house was huge! And the 44 acres was super beautiful, (website hidden) was a sweet host, very easy to communicate with. It was very comfortable, clean, and had many amenities:)
Jo m'a très bien accueilli. Elle est arrivée en même temps que moi et m'a fait faire le tour de la maison. Elle m'a expliqué les règles de la maison. Elle avait même laissé des œufs dans le frigo.
Il s'agit d'une vieille maison avec beaucoup de caractère. Beaucoup de place. Peu ne pas plaire à tous mais cela permet de vivre la vraie vie de campagne.
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!
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.