Stay at La Fourche (circa 1790) a fabulously restored, historically significant, estate property located in the heart of Keswick hunt country just minutes to Charlottesville. Walking distance to Keswick Hall, the prestigious resort hotel, and close to Clifton Inn as well. The perfect setting for family gatherings, touring historic Virginia sites and vineyards, and attending UVA graduation, class reunions and football weekends.
Parts of the property date back to 1790, with many additions over the years expanding the footprint of the home and detached dependencies. During the 19th century, La Fourche was the hub of eastern Albemarle County where visitors came to stay at the inn and change out their horses and locals came to drink at the tavern, vote and use the post office. The main house was constructed just after the Civil war and was originally an Italianate-style clapboard 3 over 3 house. Early in the 20th century, new owners added the third floor, dormers, stucco facade and Greek revival styling complete with two-story fluted columns.
When you arrive and stay at La Fourche, you will feel transported to another era yet with all the comfortable, modern conveniences that you could desire from big, flat screen, HD TV's and a Bose stereo for your iPod to a Cuisinart and Dualit toaster in the kitchen and 2-person soaking tub in the master bath. Large, tastefully decorated bedrooms in the Main House offer lots of private space for guests plus 5 full bathrooms and two powders rooms. Fully functioning office area that seats 4 comfortably features WIFI and amazing westward views of Monticello.
The Tavern has a separate entrance with galley kitchen, upstairs and downstairs bedrooms and 2nd floor full bath.
The Smokehouse Cottage, adjacent to the Main House, features one bedroom with queen bed, a galley kitchen and living room with twin daybed and twin trundle. Washer-dryer. Private patio.
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