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.
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.
We loved our stay at Fair Hill Farm! Jo was welcoming and patient with us, as we arrived later than we had expected. The house is huge and tucked away behind gorgeous trees. We cooked, played cards in the music room, and went on a hike through the lush wildlife preserve.
The farm was about 15 minutes from Charlottesville, so it was an easy (and pretty) drive into town. It's also only a 5 minute drive to a nice grocery store and coffee shop in Crozet, too. The house felt like it was in the middle of the country, but with easy-access to the city. Very private and serene.
Jo was very welcoming and accommodating. She met me as I arrived and spent time explaining the house and making sure all of my questions were answered and that I felt at home. It is a charming old house, fun to explore and provided me with a variety of opportunities to take photographs for my artwork. The property is rural, but within minutes of shopping and dining and a short drive into Charlottesville. There was an abundance of maps and travel brochures to plan excursions and a great collection of DVDs if you choose to stay in and relax. Even though the weather was less than desirable, I enjoyed my stay and hope to return.
It was a very pleasant stay. The house was neat and well organized. I arrived after 9 PM and the next morning enjoyed the fresh farm eggs Jo had left in the fridge. I have recommended to my friends.
I enjoyed my 6 night stay at Fair Hill Farm a lot. The house is comfortable and the surroundings are lovely (I watched the deer and rabbits in the evenings). The small pond is worth an hour or so for just watching the frogs. The house was a terrific environment to catch up on sleep, reading, and writing. It was very convenient for Charlottesville attractions, as well as those closer to Crozet. I enjoyed my hike at Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve, for (website hidden) kindly emailed me a couple of times to make sure I had everything I needed. I hope that I can come back again!
Fair Hill Farm was a perfect place to stay. It's quiet and serene, but close to everything in the (website hidden) is attentive but gives you all the privacy you could need. There's a ton of space too if you need to spread out. I definitely recommend this location if you're looking for a place near Charlottesville.
My wife and I had a wonderful time at Fair Hill Farm! Jo was an excellent host, sent us great directions and made us feel so welcome with fresh farm eggs in the fridge. Its a beautiful spot with lots of room, quiet and serene.
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.