New Cottage with private bedroom, new bathroom, living room, great kitchenettet
My husband Tom and I bought the farm in 2000 as a getaway from Richmond, we loved this area so much we sold our home in Richmond and moved to the farm full time in 2001. We lived in the original farm cottage that dates back to the Civil War, which is now Shade Tree Cottage. The Little House was once my office and then a storage shed after we built another home on the farm just down the hill. We had Tennessee Walking Horses, Jack Russell dogs and a donkey when the farm was active. Now the horses are gone and we only have 1 Jack Russell left, but now we have 54 hens that provide us and the Cottages with fresh free range eggs. We have enjoyed having guests in the Cottages and we try to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable. Thanks for visiting The Little House at Shade Tree Cottage. Midge and Tom Dreelin
Why Midge chose Gordonsville
If you love nature and especially birds, you will love sitting on the screened porch. The bird feeders are always full and birds are always visiting. In the early evening you may see deer grazing in the pasture or Canadian geese on a fly by.
What makes this Cottage unique
You are close to lots of historic attractions, restaurants and wineries, but you will feel like you're in the middle of the country. Even though we usually have a nice breeze in the summer, sometimes a little A/C is appreciated. We have a wonderful central heating and AC system in the Little House for your comfort.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
We stayed at the "Little House" for three nights while we were in the area for our niece's wedding. Midge was very easy to work with and told us not to hesitate contacting her if anything was needed. There was no need to contact Midge since the house was well equipped. Midge even gave us a certificate for a free wine tasting. We traveled with our dachshund Charley. There was plenty of open space to walk Charley. The Little House was very clean and comfortable.
Nice for short get-away
Quiet setting. Perfect for our two larger dogs. Close to vineyards and horse country and easy drive to Charlottesville.
Owner very responsive and offered suggestions about what to see in the area. Spotty internet connection.
Practically Perfect in Every Way
This was perfect spot for visit for wedding weekend. Well marked, supplied. Just loved the screened in porch for morning coffee and bird watching. Would highly recommend and hope to return.
We enjoyed our four night stay on the way to Florida. It was not too far from Monticello or Schuyler. The cottage is decorated very nicely and everything is spotlessly clean. The bagels and cream cheese were a nice touch. Bed was comfortable. If you need Internet it was sometimes very slow. We needed a place where we could bring our dog who enjoyed sitting on the screened porch with us while we watched deer.
Lovely Little House
We had a lovely time in Gordonsville. The Little House was just what we needed; just the right size for myself, my husband and our dog. We were in town for a wedding reception, but were also able to take in a wine tasting and wonderful Exchange Hotel Civil War Museum (we were surprised to find such a excellent museum in the little town of Gordonsville). Midge greeted us when we arrived to make sure we were all set for our stay. I would have given the Little House 5 stars across the board if the WiFi had been stronger (or more consistent). Some times we were able to stream video and other times we couldn’t even check our email.
Overall, I would highly recommend The Little House. Sometimes it’s great to unplug.
Midge is lovely and very fun to chat with, and the little house is a great place to stay.