Time for a cool mountain escape! 15% to 31% off summer vacation cottage sale for family fun and romantic adventure, now through July 31, 2018! Call 434-823-5202 or book online today.
Experience and feel at home in the gorgeous atmospheric lush Virginia summer days with magical evenings highlighted by the bright twinkle of fireflies. Relax in a cozy comfortable cottage, canoe, fish, stargaze, bike and soak in the natural beauty of rural Albemarle County. Find yourself rejuvenated after a long walk on our wooded nature trails, see what Virginia native plants you might discover, catch sight of salamanders swimming at the water’s edge and spot a Painted turtle sunning itself or meandering on the trail. Cool off with a serene paddle in a canoe on the Montfair lake and enjoy the cool breeze that comes down from Pasture Fence Mountain. Fish for bass and bluegill to discover your inner fisherman. In the summer months birders will be excited to spot the threatened Wood Thrush, Scarlet Tanager, the Great Blue Heron, Night Heron, Green Heron, a Belted Kingfisher and an occasional White Egret.
Peaches are in season now! Henley’s Orchard is only three miles from your Montfair cabin. This special family owned and operated orchard offers over 15 different peach varieties. Plan an outing to pick your own peaches or stop by their Shed. Tim Henley will describe each variety.
After picking peaches in the hot sun, go enjoy a swim at Mint Springs! Open til 7pm with lifeguards, a sandy beach and beautiful mountain views for old fashion lake swimming.
Enjoy the abundance of local ciderworks, breweries and wineries; many of these are family friendly and pet- friendly and have special music nights! Explore local offerings at a variety of roadside, Crozet, and Charlottesville Farmers Market starting on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We have two favorite local country stores three miles from Montfair. Piedmont Country Store and Wyants grocery both offer basic sundries, good home cooked deli kitchens and fishing bait. Stop in 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 Moormans River. Only an eight minute drive from Montfair.
The Wildrock play-scape is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays and now open on Sundays and is an ideal spot for families and children. Reservations are available online on the Wildrock website. Wildrock is a ten minute drive from your Montfair cottage right next to the Patricia Byrom Forest Preserve that has five hundred more acres of hiking trails.
These are just a few of our favorite summer activities. Come on up to the mountains of Virginia and discover this magical neck of the woods! We hope you will feel at home with the fresh air, natural beauty and room to roam on the Montfair family property.