About this listing
Enjoy the spirit of rural Virginia in this antebellum farmhouse retreat. Ingleside is yours to relax and enjoy in total privacy. It's ideal for family gatherings or just getting together with great friends.
In the gently rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ingleside is on lands that have been in our family for many generations.
Here, you can enjoy complete privacy on the east side of the farm, the gorgeous countryside of central Virginia's piedmont region, and the convenience of being near the historic towns of Orange, Gordonsville and Charlottesville.
Attractions such as Barboursville Vineyards, James Madison's Montpelier Estate and some excellent restaurants are just minutes away. Ingleside is also convenient for day trips with Charlottesville, UVA, and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello all just 20-30 minutes away. Shenendoah National park is 33 minutes away and offers excellent hiking and scenery along the skyline drive.
The nine-room Guest House includes, downstairs, the original kitchen with stone-hearth fireplace, dining room, small library, living room with working fireplace, and master bedroom with full bath. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full bath.
We do not have central air conditioning. Each bedroom has an AC window unit and there are ceiling and floor fans throughout the rest of the house. The shady front yard creates nice breezes!
Guests have access to the entire house except for a couple of storage areas that are marked as private. The barns and out buildings on this working farm are not for guests. We do, however, have a very large yard where you can relax, play yard games provided and dine al fresco!
Interaction with Guests
I live on the farm so I'm close by if you need anything! I will meet you when you arrive to give you the keys and show you a few things around the house.
1st Rule - relax and enjoy.
2nd Rule- smoking is allowed outside only. Please no smoking inside the house.
The following are not exactly rules; more like helpful information about what to expect if you decide to stay here!
When you arrive all beds will be made and towels provided. Extra linens and towels are there along with blankets and comforters. Feel free to use whatever you need.
In the kitchen you are welcome to use all the dishes, pots, pans and appliances. Supplies in the pantry are there for you too. We supply dish and dishwasher detergent, paper towels, trash bags, coffee filters and more. There is a gas grill outside the kitchen door with propane.
Dining room-the buffet has tablecloths, napkins, candles and more dishes. There are leaves for the table if you need more table room.
Library/TV Room- TV reception is from an antenna so there aren't tons of channels but there is a DVD player and some DVDs. Also, you'll find lots of books, old and new.
Internet service is not the fastest out here! It does the job though but please no streaming.
Last House Rule:) when it's time to say goodbye no need to strip beds. Please put dishes in dishwasher, leave keys on the table in the front hall and close front door!
I love meeting new people so having Ingleside Guest House available is great fun. When guests come to stay I want them to feel at home and just relax and enjoy!
My other loves are painting with watercolors and playing tennis. Gardening is way up on the list too!!