Monthly Archives: June 2016

Spacious one bedroom cottage features comfortable organic latex mattress.

Cool Summer Vacation Sale at Montfair Resort Farm

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Summer vacation sale for family fun and romance now through August 31, 2016! Enjoy 15% off daily cottage rental rates and multiple day packages! Call 434-823-5202 or book online today. Relax in a cozy cottage, canoe, fish, star gaze and bike. Or best yet find yourself rejuvenated after a meander on our wooded hiking trails and see what Virginia native plants you might discover. Try out some birding and you may spot a Great Blue Heron, Night Heron, Green Heron, or a Belted Kingfisher on the Montfair lake! Join a SUP Paddleboard Yoga class held every Wednesday now through October 12, 2016 on Monfair Resort Farm’s lake with Mango Yoga Adventures! Take in breweries and wineries. Explore local offerings at a variety of roadside, Crozet, and Charlottesville Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Stop in at one of the local country stores for a cold coke and a yummy homemade sandwich. Make sure you save time to explore the Sugar Hollow entrance to Shenandoah National Park, you will discover this gem tucked away  in the “holler” by following Sugar Hollow rd. that follows the  Mormon’s River. You can take in a peaceful mountain side lake swim at nearby Mint Springs Park. These are just a few of our favorite activities. Come on up to the mountains of Virginia and join us to revel in the warm lazy days of summer! There is plenty of fresh air, natural beauty and room to roam on our family property. We hope to see you soon!

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What’s in the Woods: June

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The longest days of the year are upon us. Our wedding ceremony garden is bursting with color and winged visitors; larkspur, tiger lilies, milkweed, swallowtail butterflies, silver spotted skippers. And around the Montfair property, animals take advantage of the long light and warm weather; Baby birds fledge, turtles and frogs slip into the high water and black bears amble down from the mountains. We have had recent sightings of Belted Kingfishers, a Night Heron and ghostly-white Indian Pipes pushing up from the leaf litter. Hike along our trails or canoe in the lake and you’ll be witness to these sounds and sights.

While you stay at Montfair at this abundant time of year, you can also explore the nearby Shenandoah National Park or drive and hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a peek at this Bloom Schedule and Wildlife Guide to get an idea of what wild beauties you might glimpse during your explorations.

We wish you happy trails, lush and lazy afternoons, and spontaneous, magical encounters!

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Wedding Dates Available For Fall 2016!

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Have you always dreamed of a fall wedding? Are you recently engaged but don’t want to wait over a year to get married? You are in luck!  We still have available fall wedding dates! We also host rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers, bridesmaids luncheons, etc.

Our current availability:

Saturdays

September 17th and October 29th

Fridays

September 16th, October 28th, and November 11th

Sundays

September 18th, October 30th, November 6th and November 13th

Holiday Mondays

September 5th (Labor Day) and October 10th (Columbus Day)

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If you are interested learning more about our event space or setting up a tour of the venue please contact our events manager Katie Teel today! events@montfairresortfarm.com or 434-823-5202

Love at Montfair!

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C&C-0058This spring has been full with weddings and love at Montfair Resort Farm!!

TeelLatta-349We are happy to finally see the blue skies around here again! It rained almost everyday here from the end April through most of May. Luckily even with the rain all of our wedding couples were still able to get married outside at our wedding field with the gorgeous mountain range behind them. Even on a cloudy day the views from the wedding field are still breathtaking! There were a few weddings this spring that we thought we would have to implement the rain contingency plan but each time the rain either held off until after the ceremony was over or it stopped raining just in time for the ceremony.

Each wedding so far this spring had it’s own unique touch. We had one couple who got married on a Wednesday afternoon. One wedding the bride was a member of the band so she joined in to play a few songs with them during her reception. A couple weddings were creative with the desserts whether it was a candy-dessert bar or renting the Carpe Donut truck. Every wedding this spring transformed the lodge into a space that fits their own style.

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Even though every wedding has it’s own unique feel they have all ended with an evening full of dancing followed by socializing by the bonfire on the lakefront. We are looking forward to all of our June weddings coming up!

If you are newly engaged and looking for wedding venue contact us today to set up a tour at events@montfairresortfarm.com or call us at 434-823-5202.