FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Take a look at the pictures. The houses were totally renovated and modernized, with professional interior design work and landscaping, in 2004-5.
Absolutely! We recommend the Pond House for families with kids, but the Suite plus Bunkroom at the Manor House also works. Typically, the kids are mesmerized by all that open space and so much to see and do outside. The ponds, horses, cows, rope swing, woodland trails, and wide open spaces keep the kids engrossed.
We can’t say we encourage it, but we have permitted well-behaved dogs at the Pond House, and really small dogs are sometimes permitted in the Suite at the Manor House. They need to sleep on the porches.
You get the best of both worlds – the peace and quiet of country life, but the convenience and pleasures of town just five minutes away. Gordonsville itself has three restaurants that feature fine dining, plus several “down home cooking” establishments, several fast food franchises, two sub shops, and the mandatory Chinese joint. And in Orange and its environs you will find a full range of culinary delights. You will be delighted with the restaurants.
No, we’re not in that business, but our neighbors at Oakland Heights offer guided trail rides. They are less than one-half mile south on Highway 15. Call 540-832-3350 and talk to David Lamb for details.
Very convenient. We recommend a trip to Barboursville, where both Barboursville Vineyards and Horton Vineyards have excellent tasting rooms. Barboursville is about 6 miles north of Gordonsville on Highway 33, and while you are there, you can quickly take in the Barboursville Ruins and stop by a few of the art galleries.
Driving time is about 30 minutes to get to the south side of Charlottesville via Route 231, which you pick up at the Gordonsville traffic circle. However, chances are it will take you more like an hour the first few times you make the trip, because you will be passing some of the most beautiful old estates in Virginia, and you will be slowing down to enjoy the views as you pass through Cismont, Keswick and Shadwell.
If you haven’t seen
Monticello, don’t miss it. But don’t miss Montpelier either! (You may just
have to extend your stay or come back again to visit the one you missed
the first time.) Montpelier is just on the other side of the mountain
range that forms your western vista when at the farm. You can be there in
15 minutes. Monticello is near Charlottesville, and you get to drive
through Cismont, Keswick and Shadwell to get there (glorious drive). It
will take you 30 minutes. Once you are there, you can also see James
Monroe’s home, visit Michie’s Tavern, and visit Kluge Vineyards.
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