Celebrations ~ Frivolity ~ Lodging
An Old Virginia Venue for Weddings, Friends & Family!
The front of the Lodge ... bed quilts aflutter.
~ A True Sanctuary ~
Less than an hour south of Charlottesville you'll cross our little bridge over Possum Trot Creek and meander up the drive past the privet hedge ...
At that precise moment you've left the world behind to enter old Virginia the way it used to be ~ and still is ~ in Roseland.
And yet ...
Possum Trot boasts a modern Lodge built for celebration with a kitchen designed for chefs, gardens laid out to say "I Do", bedrooms appointed for sleeping in late and a great room with massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, a large-screen tv and built-in bar.
A lot of frivolity, conversing and snuggling goes on here, not to mention all kinds of celebration.
Lovingly built and restored by Carole and John Stratton, Possum Trot is available for families and friends to enjoy each other's company over a short winter weekend or throughout a lingering summer. With a creek for skipping stones and school, the four seasons are immensely enjoyable here year 'round.
Within yards of the Lodge lies the original Stratton Farmhouse. Built in 1929, the three-bedroom house holds yet another great room, a deck made for entertaining, a formal Dining Room for intimate family dinners and the front porch where generations of folks have enjoyed sultry summer evenings and catching the morning sun.
Sometimes you'll be tempted to just stay put all day. That is, until Hickory Ridge or another local band arrives ... they've been heard many a night laying down sweet bluegrass tunes out on the deck as guests dance the night away.
In total the property can sleep 20 in beds and unlimited numbers who'd like to glamp outdoors. There's a decades-old bonfire ring, sledding hills to enjoy a fresh-fallen snow, horseshoe pits and cornhole along with plenty of places on the grounds to explore and curl up with a book (or someone you love).
Rent the entire property with two houses and gardens for your wedding, reunion, family gathering, retreat or whatever event! We're flexible. OR, choose either the Lodge or the Farmhouse ... the possibilities are virtually endless. Merely by asking we can serve breakfast or help plan your wedding and reception.
Simply put, Possum Trot is a sanctuary and retreat ~ or for whatever you have in mind to celebrate ~
The Great Room of our Lodge opens to our Sun Porch that seats up to 80 at farm tables ~
Fabulous parties and intimate reunions here ~ SO many different ways to make it your own!
Who needs a tent?
Rain or shine our Lodge hosts up to 100!
Grand piano ~ two-story stone fireplace ~ french doors leading outside to the gardens and dance floor ~ SO much seating and so many places for lovely conversations ~
Celebrations ~ Frivolity ~ Lodging
Weddings & All Kinds of Events!
Inside or Outside ... Rain or Shine!
With acres of old-fashioned gardens, creekside grounds and meandering, shaded lawn, Possum Trot is perfect to host a sprawling family wedding.
The Lodge offers a climate-controlled covered porch off the Great Room that can seat up to 75 at our heartpine farm tables making one, long "King's Table" ... or, hold up to 100 for more informal seating!
A 60' covered patio off the Great Room offers inviting dance space with ample outdoor lounge seating looking up to the formal gardens.
No need for a tent IF it rains !
Gather Fresh Privet, Berries, Magnolia ~ Arrange Your Own Bouquets ~
Use our family crystal, silver and china.
~ Enjoy Our Stars ~
Pitch a tent, build a fire, make s'mores, pop the champagne, sip some Virginia bourbon and breathe in our crisp mountain air ... all by Possum Trot Creek.
Wedding & Event Planner On Site.
Planning your celebration is effortless at Possum Trot! We can handle every detail, from flowers, decorations and music to catering, officiants, rain contingency and rentals.
Having lived here for generations, we're in the know when it comes to whom you should work with in Nelson County and Greater Charlottesville/Lynchburg.
Leave your weekend to us!
Our catering Kitchen and staging patios can easily handle a caterer's needs for one dinner or an entire weekend's worth of specially prepared meals ... not to mention picking from our gardens!
... Life at Possum Trot ...
While You're With Us ...
Skiing, Orchards & Breweries
We're 7 miles (or 20 minutes) from Wintergreen's slopes, the resort's golf courses and all their amenities.
Devils' Backbone and some of the finest breweries and vineyards this side of France are right off Nelson Rte 151, the "Brew Ridge Trail".
We can give inside, local tips as to which are the best and how to avoid the madding crowds while enjoying sweet, fresh brews and live music!
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Crabtree Falls for hiking, mountain trails for biking and lots of places to go trail riding ... we can hook you up and steer you in all the right directions.
(Fishing guide, anyone? And if you've got little ones, Montebello Fish Hatchery pond guarantees a catch within minutes! The drive up through Crabtree alone is worth the trip.)
Au Natural Swimming Hole
No, this isn't our swimming hole
... but you get the idea!
Possum Trot Creek is about to be dammed, so to speak, but in the meantime there's a phenomenal wading creek as mountain streams spill through the Possum on down to join Hat Creek and flow into the Piney and Tye Rivers.
"Blessed be the Tye that binds",
as we say around here.
Nearby Charlottesville & Lynchburg
Possum Trot Rave Reviews
"I had never heard of Roseland, so we were enchanted when we arrived at Possum Trot. We chose Miss Virginia's Room on the first floor of the Farmhouse and woke the next morning to the sounds of songbirds. Coming from DC, it was a magical weekend. We all loved running over to Saunders' Orchards and went up to Pharsalia to make a wreath with Foxie Morgan. Hard to imagine we could be so taken back in time! Thank you, Carole!"