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Shade Tree Cottage is open year roundNew Bath just off the Master Bedroom
SHADE TREE COTTAGE, a southern gem!
SHADE TREE COTTAGE, a southern gem!
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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Located within minutes of award winning wineries in the Monticello Wine Region; Keswick, Barboursville, Horton, Trump, Jefferson. The Cottage is private, quaint and comfortable with pristine farm views and abundant wildlife. Take Thomas Jefferson's Scenic Route 231 from Gordonsville to Charlottesville, only 20 minutes, or tour Madison's "Montpelier". If you have a larger group or just want 2 bathrooms the "Little House" at Shade Tree Cottage is also available. It's a new one bedroom (queen)

The space

Shade Tree Cottage is nestled under 100+ year old trees on a pretty spot that's part of our 22 acre farm. Enjoy the front porch rocking chairs while watching rabbits and squirrels play around the numerous trees. Birds galore call Shade Tree Cottage home and know that their feeders are always full and close by. Deer can also be spotted each evening around 6 or so. The large country kitchen is fully equipped and has a French door opening to a deck, which is great for morning coffee overlooking the pasture. A new bathroom with shower is just off the main bedroom (queen). Awesome loft with steps overlooking Great room provides extra sleeping options with comfy twin beds.(low ceiling in the loft and not steps not suited for elderly) The electric fireplace heaters in the great room and kitchen provide instant warmth and ambiance. A large Second bedroom on main floor has a new double bed and a pullout sofa bed (double). This suite can also be a sunny den for reading or watching the wildlife. Wifi is best in this room. Shade Tree Cottage has central heat and air, it's just the perfect weekend or midweek "getaway destination". If you need another bathroom, the "Little House" at Shade Tree Cottage is a one bedroom, new bath, kitchenette, living room that's also available to rent.

Guest access

Kitchen has refrigerator, stove, new microwave and dishwasher. Full size coffee maker (coffee, etc, provided). Laundry room off kitchen with stackable washer and dryer. Expect fresh clean linens and fluffy towels for your stay. Wi-Fi Internet is supplied from a booster from the main house, TV (no cable) and strong Verizon cell signal.

Interaction with guests

Either Tom or I will meet you at check-in with the key if we haven't discussed other options. Our home is also on the farm within sight but far enough away that you always have privacy, so if you have any questions we are only a phone call away. We respect your privacy so you won't see us again unless you need us. However, sometimes the chickens will visit in late afternoon.

Other things to note

The "Little House" at Shade Tree Cottage is also on the property, it's a new one bedroom cottage, bath, living room, kitchenette, and covered porch overlooking the 5 acre pasture. Available to rent separately or with Shade Tree Cottage.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Pets allowed
Wheelchair accessible
Wireless Internet
Extra people €17 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee €39
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price €122 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

Welcome! We live down the hill a little ways, so if you have any questions with the appliances, lights, water, heat or air conditioning, just text or call. We will be there in no time to help you.
Sometimes, if multiple hair dryers are in use, you could trip a breaker, it's an easy fix just give us a call.
We have 54 hens and a rooster, Bo diddly. They are free range after 2pm, so keep doggies on a leash after 2. If they aren't used to chickens, they might chase them. You will have plenty of fresh eggs in the Fridge. Enjoy your stay at Shade Tree Cottage.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The loft has steps, not a ladder, so it's easier to go up and down .(twin beds, low ceiling) The very young or very old may need to avoid the loft.
Pet(s) live on property - Our chickens free range after 5pm in the summer, please keep your doggies on a leash from 5pm to 8:30pm. Thanks!
Some spaces are shared - The Cornhole toss boards are shared with another cottage, however each cottage has it's own set of cornhole bags.
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

100 Reviews

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Maura User Profile
November 2017
Midge and Tom were excellent hosts. The house was very clean and quaint, and Midge was very accommodating to our group when we arrived later in the night than expected. I stayed here with 6 of my girlfriends for a wine weekend and we really enjoyed ourselves. The house is about a half hour outside Charlottesville and in decent driving distance to many wineries and cideries. Midge left us breakfast food which we were very grateful for! Our only issue is that we found a few spiders in the house, so be mindful that if you stay here in the fall, you are staying on farm land and thus may be more likely to come across some critters! Midge was very helpful about that though and accommodating as well. Overall, I would definitely recommend Shade Tree Cottage as a great stay in Charlottesville!

Ann User Profile
November 2017
Shade Tree Cottage was delightful and Midge was a wonderful host. We were celebrating my niece's return from deployment and we couldn't have asked for a better place to land. The cottage is delightful and has everything you need for a great visit. We enjoyed the breakfast foods and the fresh eggs waiting for us in the fridge. Midge is quick to respond to any messages and reached out to see if there was anything else we needed during our stay. I recommend this gem of a place to anyone looking for R&R with close proximity to vineyards, Charlottesville, etc.

Thomas User Profile
October 2017
The cottage is very comfortable. Quiet and peaceful. In the country but close to everything. Midge provided us with farm fresh eggs, bacon, and muffins for breakfast.

Kelly User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful and cozy home. Perfect for fall getaway. We had a great time and will stay again.

Leigh User Profile
October 2017
Shade Tree Cottage was perfect for a Virginia Wine Country get away. With our favorite Keswick Vineyards just minutes away. The Cottage was Immaculately clean with all the amenities one could want. Breakfast makings in the fridge, including eggs from Midge's free range hens! We were going to venture into Charlottesville but never did. Gordonsville filled our needs for restaurants and cute shops. We will return to Shade Tree Cottage. Thank you Midge!

Josh User Profile
October 2017
Absolutely wonderful to work with. Booked the place for my Mom.

Diane User Profile
September 2017
This house was really nice. Midge came by to introduce herself when we arrived and pointed out some things. The kitchen has anything you could possibly need and more. The fresh eggs, bacon and English muffins were a tasty breakfast. My family just loves this cottage. We hope to go back soon.

Gordonsville, Virginia, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Midge User Profile

Tom, my husband, and I bought the farm in 2000 as a get away from our hectic life in Richmond. We loved the area so much we sold our home in Richmond and moved our Tennessee Walking Horses here to the cottage in Gordonsville. The horses are now gone, we built another home on the farm, and we retired in 2013. We now are Innkeepers for our Shade Tree Cottage and The "Little House". Tom works at one of the area's wineries and tends his large flock of chickens. I enjoy growing summer flowers, so I can fill the cottages with beautiful blooms. Thanks for visiting us. Tom and Midge

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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