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Shade Tree Cottage, A Southern Gem Located In The Heart Of Wine Country Near Uva

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome

About the property

Country Cottag, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Sleeping Loft with twins, 1 New Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Shade Tree cottage is a comfortable cottage located on a 22 acre farm in Historic Gordonsville, VA. Convenient to Keswick, UVA, Charlottesville, Barboursville, Wolftrap Farm Weddings, Castle Hill Cidery Weddings, Monticello and Montpelier. The Cottage is excellent for family get togethers, wedding guests who want an affordable, convenient and comfortable place to relax, and just a great place to wind down after the many historic activities and wine venues in the area. Nestled under 100+ year old trees on a shady knoll there's always a breeze from the Southwest Mountains here in the Piedmont region of Virginia. Birds galore call Shade Tree Cottage home and know that their feeders are always full and close by. Rabbits and deer also visit regularly and our resident ground hog can be spotted sunning himself in the pasture. Don't be surprised if the chickens come see you in the afternoon, they like to scratch around the bird feeders.

The Cottage has 2 Bedrooms, one with Queen bed and the other is a Double Bed (new) and a comfortable pull out sofa for extra sleeping options. With a sitting area this second bedroom doubles as a light filled side room for reading or lounging. An awesome sleeping loft (low ceiling) with comfy twin beds is overlooking the great room. A brand new bathroom with shower is located just off the main bedroom.

The large country kitchen is fully equipped and has a French door opening to the deck, which is great for morning coffee overlooking the pasture.

Laundry room is off the kitchen with stacked washer and dryer units.

Wireless Internet (booster from main house), TV, and strong Verizon cell signal.

If you need more space," The Little House" at Shade Tree Cottage may also be available for booking. It is located near the Cottage, has one queen bedroom, new bath, living room and eating area overlooking the covered porch and pasture.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Midge

Hello Tom and Midge here. We bought the farm in Gordonsville as a second home and to be close to our horses. Tom (a Richmond, VA city boy) loved the farm and Cottage so much that he didn't want to go home after spending weekends in Gordonsville, so we moved here in 2000. After retirement, we no longer have the Tennessee Walking horses, we built another house on the farm, and now our guests get to stay in the beautiful Shade Tree Cottage. Tom's new passion is raising chickens, so you will have farm fresh eggs during your visit.

Midge purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Midge chose Virginia

Gordonsville is a beautiful small town, a train goes over an overpass right in the middle of main street, the shops are busy and Restaurant Pomme is spectacular! Shade Tree Cottage is situated on a 5 acre knoll on the 22 acre farm. 100+ year old shade trees keep it cool in the summer and lots of squirrels, rabbits and deer call it home year round.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottage is very private, but close to everything! UVA, Monticello, Montpelier, Wintergreen ski resort, award winning wineries, Civil War Museum and historic battlegrounds. Lots of local activities like horseback riding, apple and peach orchards, antiquing and farm visits. Did I mention that we are very close to lots of wedding venues; Wolftrap farm, Keswick Vineyards, Keswick Hall, Castle Hill Cidery, Barboursville Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, and at least 10 churches within 10 miles including the Historic Grace Episcopal? Shade Tree Cottage is perfect for the Bride/Groom's siblings and family to socialize in a private, affordable, comfortable and convenient place. If you need more space ask about the "Little House", a one bedroom cottage on the same property. Great for parents or grandparents or a couple with a baby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the really nice cottage in Gordonsville. It was an excellent Charlottesville location for all the sights and wineries that we wanted to see. Shade Tree Cottage was perfect, kitchen well equipped for just about anything we wanted to cook! The deck was used every morning to watch the wildlife while having coffee. Everything was great and so comfortable! Will be back.
Sep 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Shade Tree Cottage, A Southern Gem Located In The Heart Of Wine Country Near Uva
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

quiet, comfortable, wonderfully dog friendly, very reasonably priced. i will stay there again the next time i am in the area and will tell all my sheep herding friends about the shade tree cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midge was great! Everything was as we expected and we especially enjoyed the fresh eggs.

  • 4 of 5

Great location for visiting multiple wineries and the town of Gordonsville. The information about places to visit that Midge supplied on the website was extremely helpful. The cottage was very homey. The only issue we had was that we were not comfortable using the loft for sleeping. Since we are all in our sixties, we were nervous about climbing down the open stairs in the middle of the night.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Demi, I'm 68 and so used to it that it doesn't faze me. Maybe I should post a pic of the stairs on the website. So glad you ladies came to Shade Tree Cottage for a birthday celebration in this beautiful part of Virginia.
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It was a charming cottage made all the more inviting by the owners small touches.

  • 5 of 5

It was a charming cottage in a great location for the venue at which the wedding was held-Castle Hill Cidery. It was made all the more inviting by the little touches that the owners made to make us feel welcomed such as fresh eggs and other breakfast items.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 4 of 5

I don't normally take the time to write reviews, but in this case I feel compelled. Midge and Tom were just amazing and incredibly accommodating. We left our elderly dog's medication there by mistake and Midge was kind enough to overnight them to us. The home itself was lovely. It had everything you needed (towels, sheets, toiletries, washer/dryer, etc.). It fit my family of 4 plus 2 dogs comfortably. It was a nice break from the norm. The outdoor area was in as good as condition as could be considering all the rain we received. They were doing construction so there were a few hazards for the kids, but we just kept them away from the area with no issues. Besides, the construction should be complete by now. The dogs LOVED running all over the land. My only caution is that the house is closer to the road than expected so if you're dog is a wanderer, I would bring a training collar or leash. Other than that, I urge city dwellers to take the time away and visit Shade Tree Cottage. It is convenient to wineries and breweries (20 minutes or so) and there are some yummy restaurants nearby. This was a good break from everyday life in the city. Thank you Midge and Tom!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage! Perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I went to the cottage for a girls weekend away for it all and it was the perfect setting! Midge aND Tom were the perfect hosts making sure our stay was perfect and the farm fresh eggs were an enjoyable touch for our cozy morning breakfasts on the porch. The cottage was also close to the main town and lots of the local wineries! I would highly recommend staying here and we can't wait to return next time for hopefully an even longer relaxing stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a great time! All seasons are beautiful here, even winter, so plan your next trip. Looking forward to having your group again. Midge
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We loved the cottage, and the surrounding property.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy and comfortable. Everything was clean and in good working order. The host was great, leaving fresh eggs from her chickens, along with bacon and English muffins. This is not a five star property, but it doesn't pretend to be. It is exactly what is listed, and that is refreshing, and so is the property

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Charlottesville CHO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Spring Creek
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack, Charlottesville
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 64
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barbeque Exchange, The Pomme
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gordonsville, Central Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8
Cleaning £36

Rate is for 4 guests or less, for each guest over 4 there is an additional $20. per person per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gordonsville, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A new double bed and a comfortable double pull out sofa
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , sleeping loft with twin beds designed to look like a paddock
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is the main bedroom with new bath right next to it.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

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