Enjoy our lovely handcrafted cottage in its wooded, peaceful setting with walking trails, chickens and a beautiful garden -- just a mile off the Keswick exit of I-64 near Charlottesville, UVA, Monticello, many wineries and historic sites.
The cottage at Golden Hill features a beautiful design with coffered ceilings, cherry floors, huge expanse of custom-made windows looking out over the Southwest Mountains, and handmade stairs leading to a loft which will make you feel like you are in a tree house. With the wood stove going it feels cozy in the winter; the lovely deck with Adirondack chairs facing the chicken house and gardens creates a wonderful, relaxing place in warmer weather. Take a walk on the private, gravel road or through the woods at your leisure. Visit the garden, watch the chickens, enjoy a beautiful sunset, marvel at how many stars you can see because there are no interfering lights.
Serveis i zones comuns
A very easy 15-minute drive from downtown Charlottesville, this 10-acre wooded property has a handsome cottage built by my son, a master craftsman as well as a main house, a large garden with seasonal produce available, a hammock in the summertime and walking trails nearby. The cottage has a charming loft with queen bed and easy chair for reading and a main floor with a sitting area around a wood stove and a small kitchen with two-burner cooktop, microwave/convection oven, small refrigerator, coffee maker, french press and basic kitchen supplies; there is also a full size gas grill outside on the deck, and a fire pit for gathering around and roasting marshmallows. Both floors overlook the mountains. For those who appreciate smart design and excellent craftsmanship, examples abound. We have wifi but no tv. The wifi is adequate for netflix but not as super fast as you find in a city.
Interacció amb els hostes
We are happy to show you around our place or give directions and all kinds of information about the local area, but mostly we will let you be on your own.
Altres aspectes destacables
In the loft there is a queen size bed, and on the main level a day bed that doubles as a very comfy couch with lots of pillows and can sleep two (pull-out trundle feature) if you want it set up for that or if you prefer not to use the stairs. Please note that the stairs to the loft are not typical, but steeper, more like those on a ship. Please see photo. We can have the upstairs queen bed or the main level twin bed(s) or both ready for you. Also note that the main house stands about 100 feet from the cottage; you may be in a "little house in the big woods," but yours is not the only house. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Well behaved pets are welcome, but I appreciate if you tell me you are bringing them. Please don't let the chickens out during the day if you are not going to be here. No smoking allowed. Please let me know if you have any questions.
I am both energetic and quiet, as much at home weeding the garden as dining in a fine restaurant. When people come to stay at the cottage, I want them to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the surroundings, to get away from the ordinary craziness for a short time and to marvel in their ability to kick back and experience dolce far niente. I am a writer and a historian with years of experience working at a fine hotel. I hope our guests will tell me about themselves and where they have been and all their best stories, and I will tell them mine.