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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

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.

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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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 Gordonsville

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gordonsville in Green Spring

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • 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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Shade Tree Cottage, A Southern Gem Located In The Heart Of Wine Country Near Uva
average rating of 4.783784 based on 38 reviews

Peaceful, relaxing five-star experience!

  • 5 of 5

Shade Tree Cottage is beyond charming. The location is both beautiful and convenient to the many area attractions. If you enjoy rolling hills, peaceful pastoral views, like to visit vineyards, and tour historical places of interest such as Monticello, etc., then you can't find a better place to be. Midge and Tom are absolutely wonderful hosts. You will be delighted in every way. We can't wait to go back!

Thanks for everything Midge and Tom!

Kyle & Deb

Raleigh, NC

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kyle and Deb for that lovely review, you were wonderful guests!! It makes everything worthwhile when we have such thoughtful guests. Pet the beautiful doggies for me and hope to see you again. Midge
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Lovely property and hosts

  • 5 of 5

The country location is perfect for peace and quiet. Lovely cottage with comfy beds and furniture. Fresh eggs from the hens on property along with other breakfast treats was an unexpected surprise! Thank you Midge and Tom for the hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Midge and Tom are just the nicest, most welcoming people. They do everything to make you feel at home. We’ll be back and will recommend Shade Tree Cottage to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill, Tom and I loved meeting you and your lovely wife and friends! Such good sports you were, with the bad weather and all. Please come again, and thank you so much for the nice review. Midge
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Smith's Falls, Ontario

Great to stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there as a home base for a golf trip with 3 friends. The cottage was very clean and Midge and Tom were very helpful. Weather was cooler than we expected, but the cottage was very comfortable. The Wi-Fi was quite reliable.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Shade Tree Cottage for your golfing week in the States. You guys are welcomed back anytime. Midge
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Upper Marlboro, MD

Charming and warm; especially on a cold, rainy weekend

  • 5 of 5

Midge was very friendly and professional. She made sure we were taken care of and went over everything after our arrival. Her communications prior to the trip were awesome and I would recommend this place to any of my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanks for the Memories!

  • 4 of 5

Midge and Tom were very welcoming and accessible during our stay at Shade Tree Cottage. We enjoyed the fresh eggs and English muffins that were thoughtfully provided for our breakfast. The cottage was clean, well-stocked and also filled with history dating back to the Civil War! Shade Tree was within easy reach of Monticello, the Waltons Museum, and the Blue Ridge Drive--all of which we enjoyed. We were surrounded by wine country, too, of course. Mother Nature was also kind to us and the weather was beautiful as were the autumn leaves and rolling countryside. We went home with many good memories!

Ray and Laura

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ray and Laura foe the lovely review, it is very much appreciated! If you are in this area of Virginia again, I hope you return to Shade Tree Cottage. Sincerely, Tom and Midge
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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, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £33.84
Pet Fee £7.52

Rate is for 4 guests or less, for each guest over 4 there is an additional $10. 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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