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Fabulous Mountain Views Close To Shenandoah Nat'l Park, Charlottesville And UVA

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Modern Mountain Inn With Amazing Views And Lots Of Privacy.

Modern, open and light filled home with incredible mountain views from virtually every room. 3 beds with 2.5 baths, including whirlpool off largest bedroom. Huge great room with massive stone, wood burning fireplace. There is a new hot tub off the large bedroom's private deck. The upstairs bedrooms have the very best views and share a full bath. There is also a loft area with seating upstairs and one of the bedrooms has a small sitting or reading room. The property sits on five extremely private acres. A newer home with gorgeous artwork and antiques.

Rob Gardner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Rob Gardner

Wine guy with a passion for nature and beauty. A plant and soil scientist with a love of the outdoors and travel. Into old trees and all kinds of flowers and animals.

Love a good bottle of wine and a great meal.

Rob Gardner purchased this house in 2003

Why Rob Gardner chose Central Virginia

This is a uniquely beautiful place where one can have total privacy and incredible views of The Blue Ridge Mountains. Only 15 minutes from Shenandoah Nat'l Park, with its world class hiking, waterfalls and Skyline Drive, voted one of the 10 most beautiful in the USA. Also a place that will both appeal to and inspire writers and artists. Naturalists will love the mature trees and the variety of flora and fauna. Birders have great opportunities to see raptors and song birds up close. Hawks, herons and geese fly at eye level at times. Paragliders take off and glide to the north, while hot air balloons rise to the south. Monticello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is not only a short drive away, but also visible on clear days from the expansive deck. The house is quite comfortable, with beautiful furnishings throughout. The artwork extensive and high quality.

What makes this house unique

Amazing views and lots of nature all just 5 or so minutes from shopping and dining in Stanardsville. The inn is about a 30 minute drive from Monticello, UVA and downtown Charlottesville. Just 15-20 minutes from the Charlottesville airport and several wineries.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Fabulous Mountain Views Close To Shenandoah Nat'l Park, Charlottesville And UVA
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Gorgeous, relaxing, welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our stay at this property and couldn't have asked for anything more perfect. It's perched at the top of a large hill/mountain, so the views of the surrounding mountains and hills are beautiful. We had six adults and a dog with us for the extended weekend, and had more than enough space for all of us! The common rooms are large and spacious, yet have a cozy vibe at the same time. We spent the weekend playing board games by the large fire that easily warms the whole living room, making meals together in the kitchen, and enjoying the wineries/cideries/hiking a short drive from the property. There was nothing more perfect than coming home in the evening to a large fire, whirlpool tub in the master bath, and a hot tub on the back deck to cap off our day. Everything is as the photos suggest, if not nicer, as the walls are covered in gorgeous artwork. Rob, the owner, was more than accommodating throughout our stay. If you haven't yet decided on a place, here is your decision: book here now! I'm already dreaming of a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, incredible fireplace, and a warm environment

  • 5 of 5

I visited here for a long weekend with friends and we all agreed that it was an amazing stay. The fireplace was roaring the entire weekend and the views are unparalleled from any other mountain home I've encountered. The home was clean and the bedrooms were all comfortable. In fact, each room had a stunning view of the mountains. We were lucky to have great, sunny (though very cold!) weather during our stay. The kitchen is fully stocked and there is seating both inside and outside with views of the mountains.

A welcome and unexpected gem was the Early Mountain Vineyard. It had live music, its own fire, wonderful food, and ample room for us to spread out and enjoy ourselves. It is a 'must visit' during your stay and only a 15 minute drive. The hikes nearby are also amazing, and just a short drive in the other direction from the house.

One point of clarification: as an earlier post mentioned, there is no wifi or television. You will be able to get service on your phone, but there is otherwise no internet. Luckily for us, we were up to our ears in board games and sunsets.

I highly recommend staying in this peaceful retreat.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful spacious space perched higher than most surroundings offering spectacular views of the mountains and valleys in the region. Beautiful fireplace for quality family time. We thoroughly enjoyed spending the holidays here. Rob was super friendly and accommodated usfor a very special time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and house

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful with an open floor plan and plenty of room for lounging and activities. The views are fantastic from both inside and outside the house.

The drive into Charlottesville as well as the multiple surrounding wineries was scenic and easy to navigate.

The owners were present to greet us upon our arrival, and made sure we had everything we could need. We will definitely be staying again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views and location. Our family had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Close to the mountains and wine country. Great home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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It was a pleasure to coordinate with Rob. Quick response, kind and responsive'

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing. There were 6 of us and we loved it. We had plenty of room. Great social spaces, gorgeous view and location, in the top of the mountain in the middle of the forest! We had a wonderful fall weekend. The hut tub in the deck was the the cherry in the top of the pie! FANTASTIC PROPERTY WITH AN AMAZING VIEW!! We would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Lafayette Inn
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Stanardsville Eatery
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Stanardsville, Central Virginia

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stanardsville in Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Lower suite offers both an oversized shower and whirlpool, both with privacy and views. Private deck with great views and a King bed.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Upper suite is 2 separate bedrooms with a shared bath. Small reading room off one of the bedrooms. Also includes a large loft living area.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is a beautiful, spacious home with 180 degree mountain views. Very private and secluded, but only 5 or so minutes from shopping and a few restaurants. About 30 minutes from Charlottesville and UVA.

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