Shade Tree Cottage is open year roundNew Bath just off the Master Bedroom
SHADE TREE COTTAGE, a southern gem!

Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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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)

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Doorman


Extra people €17 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee €39
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price €121 / 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

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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

92 Reviews

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Summer User Profile
September 2017
Midge and Tom were fabulous hosts!! They were flexible regarding our check-in time, and Midge stopped by about a half-hour after we got there to make sure that we were settling in well. The house was absolutely immaculate (cleaner than my own house!) and they left us fresh eggs from their chickens, bacon, and other breakfast fixings. Our kids loved being able to play soccer in the HUUUUUGE front yard. We were able to enjoy some of the local fare, including BBQ Exchange (which absolutely should not be missed!!) and my husband and our big kids enjoyed a trail ride at Oakland Heights Farm. We highly recommend staying at the Shade Tree Cottage - we hope to come and stay again in the future!!
Midge User ProfileMidge is a superhost.
Response from Midge:
Summer your adorable family can retreat to the cottage anytime! Tom loved letting the little ones feed the chickens. So glad you were able to enjoy some of the surrounding attractions too. Midge
September 2017

Elana User Profile
August 2017
This is the ideal place for a relaxing getaway. Stayed here with three friends for the weekend. The cabin was clean, spacious and had tons of great amenities, including a deck, corn hole, full kitchen, DVD collection, etc. Midge responds instantly and although we didn't meet, was the perfect host. 30 minutes to Charlottesville. Highly recommended.

Kimberly User Profile
August 2017
This cottage was awesome! Midge and Tom provided eggs from their hens along with bacon, English muffins and cheese for our first breakfast. We were able to use their cottage as our home base while preparing for our son's wedding at a nearby venue. The cottage is well equipped with all the comforts of home! We would love to visit again.

Lisa User Profile
August 2017
Most beautiful cottages! Filled with pleasant sights and sounds and every imaginable comfort. Truly a place where nature and genuine hospitality by the hosts come together for a pleasurable and happy stay. Lisa Scott

Alyson User Profile
August 2017
A wonderful get away without being too far away! We rented Shade Tree Cottage for a girls' trip to do some vineyard hopping. Since we'd be traveling with two dogs, I sent a message to Midge to make sure that was alright; she replied almost immediately with confirmation that the dogs would be welcome. The cottage is quaint, clean, and included everything we needed during our short stay. The farm fresh eggs and complimentary wine tasting coupon were bonuses! Midge and Tom were both wonderful. Highly recommend their rental to any wine enthusiasts, especially those traveling with dogs.
Midge User ProfileMidge is a superhost.
Response from Midge:
Thanks Allyson for the lovely review, great suggestions for me too. Please come back again, it's beautiful here all year long.
August 2017

Cat & Sam User Profile
August 2017
Everything is exactly as pictured and promised. Great jumping off point for all the little places to visit in the Virginia foot hills. A perfect place for families!

Lisa User Profile
August 2017
This lovely cottage was perfect for our girls' weekend. We were able to easily drive to shops, restaurants and wineries. The cottage had everything we needed, plus a few extras! Midge and Tom made us feel welcome and were there for any questions we had. Would definitely stay here again!

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Gordonsville, Virginia, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Midge User ProfileMidge is a superhost.

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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