Monthly Archives: August 2016

September Vacation Sale at Montfair Resort Farm

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September vacation sale for family fun and romance now through September 30, 2016! Enjoy 20% off daily cottage rental rates and multiple night packages! Call 434-823-5202 or book online today.

Experience the transition of summer into fall in a cozy cottage in the mountains of Virginia.

Canoe, fish, star gaze and bike as the weather gets milder. And best yet find yourself rejuvenated after a meander on our wooded hiking trails and observe the natural changes of trees and plants. Try out some birding and you may spot Hawks in migration, Great Blue Heron, Night 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!

Our local is abundant with breweries, cideries and wineries. Partake in the local harvest at a variety of roadside, Crozet, and Charlottesville Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The orchards are brimming with early apples. Stop by Henley’s shed or pick your own only a few miles from Montfair! For a quick lunch you can always grab cold coke and a yummy homemade sandwich at one of the local country stores.

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. These are just a few of our favorite activities. Come on up to the mountains of Virginia and join us to revel in the progression of the seasons. There is plenty of fresh air, natural beauty and room to roam on our family property. We hope to see you soon!

Summer Evenings at Montfair

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During these hot Virginia summers, evenings arrive as a welcome relief. Montfair offers much to vacationers who wish to relax in this calming cool at the end of an active day.

Montfair Event Supervisor, Aila Juvonen, reports that as she tends to wedding reception bonfires, she listens for our resident beaver, who never fails to let her know of his presence: he slaps his tail, thwack! against the surface of the water.

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Leora Vincenti, who grew up at Montfair, recalls how her father, Phil Sheridan, would haul out his fishing rod at dusk to catch bass in the Montfair lake.

“He enjoyed the quiet of being outside that time of day. Maybe the fishing was better but mostly it was for the stillness, how the air felt, wind rustling, frogs, crickets, cicadas,” she says.

He might too have heard owls: Screech and Great Horned and Barred, calling out to each other through the deepening trees.

And of course there are stars, twinkling so bright you get lost in space with them, watching them circle in the upturned bowl of the sky, held by dark outlines of mountains. The Milky Way drifts overhead like a silk scarf.  We can’t really capture these indelible moments in photos to splash on our website or post on Instagram. But trust me, summer evenings are Montfair at its core: Nature, comfort, simplicity.