Elegant short term rental in Somerset!

Gaby and I are thrilled to present Maple Crest as a delightful short term rental less than 15 minutes from five wineries, great antiquing in Orange and Gordonsville and just 30 minutes from Charlottesville and UVA. We would love to host you for a weekend or a week. Have a look and let us know how we can help you have a memorable experience here in the heart of beautiful Orange County.

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Hidden estate parcel on one of Albemarle County’s prettiest roads

Hidden estate parcel on one of Albemarle County’s prettiest roads

These 85 acres are situated between two farms and comprised of an ideal balance of open pasture, gently rolling woodland and a breathtaking mountainside. A trail network provides great access through the lower woods, (elevation 600 ft) and to the top of the property at nearly 1000 ft. A good well and electric are already on site as is fiber optic for high speed internet.

If privacy, views and and a great value are among your priorities, this is a must see property.

$590,000. MLS 606285. View full listing >

March

March

Waiting for spring to pop. Warming temps have sent the crocuses up and the daffodils are poking up and looking around as well, not quite sure if they can trust these early 70’ days. The horses get their blankets off during the day and revel in a good roll. The Blue Ridge rise almost purple some days. Daylight savings cost us some sleep but gives us a little more time after work to enjoy the outdoors.

January

January

Another dreary day in January; overcast, 34 degrees and muddy underfoot. I was contemplating this morning as I was squishing back to the house in the near dawn after feeding the horses and chickens..they’re sleeping. All the barren trees, the pruned back shrubs, the wilted fronds of the summer’s hostas, lillies, irises, mums and bee balms. This is their night as they rest in their roots and branches, snuggling in under a blanket of leaf mulch and soft soil, enjoying a well deserved rest after an energetic summer during which we enjoyed their fruits, flowers and fragrances.  Sleep well friends, we’ll see you in the morning!

BTW, there is no better time to look at country property than in the winter. No bugs, no brambles and you can see through the woods. Call me for an update on new listings!

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