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POSSUM TROT

Celebrations ~ Frivolity ~ Lodging

An Old Virginia Venue
for Weddings, Friends & Family!

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The Upper Gardens of the Lodge form a perfect wedding aisle! 

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 The Lodge ~ bed quilts aflutter, a celebration awaits!  The ideal location for a Wedding in our Upper Gardens with the Reception on the Sun Porch (no need for a tent!), a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, dancing out on the covered back porch ... 

The Great Room of the Lodge ~ fabulous parties and intimate conversations here!

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 Built in 1924, our Farmhouse is "old Virginia" as it used to be.  With four bedrooms, a lovely front porch and sweeping side deck, the house is quietly perfect for families or as your wedding weekend headquarters! 

  ~ 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.  French doors lead out to our Sun Room, which seats up to 76 at our hand-hewn farm tables ... no need for a tent!

 

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 bask in 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 1924,  the four-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 22 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 whatever you have in mind to celebrate ~ 

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ABOUT
Possum Trot Lodge Great Room with Wood-Burning Fireplace

The Great Room of our Lodge opens to our Sun Porch that seats up to 76 at farm tables ~

Fabulous parties and intimate reunions here ~ SO many different ways to make it your own!

No Need For a Tent!
Rain or shine our Lodge hosts up to 150!

Our grand piano ~ the two-story stone fireplace ~ french doors leading outside to the gardens and dance floor ~ SO much seating and so many places for celebration ~

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Ever so versatile, the Lodge and the Farmhouse: the Whole Property can be whatever you envision!

ROOMS
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You Have
Three Choices for PossumTrot Lodging:
Book The Lodge, The Farmhouse, or​ 
The Whole Property

From King and Queen to Twin or Trundle (even tents!), Possum Trot can sweetly sleep 22 in suites, rooms and beds ... with unlimited possibilities for those who'd like to glamp under the stars in our mountain air.  

Weddings & ALL Kinds of Events!

OUR SERVICES
Possum Trot Farm To Table Virginia Weddings

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. 

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We've got you covered IF it rains !

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Arrange Your Own Bouquets ~

~ 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.

And dance. Always dance!

~ Wedding & Event Planner On Site ~

Planning your celebration is effortless

at Possum Trot! 

We can handle every detail, from arranging flowers, decorations and music to catering, officiants, rain contingency and rentals (if you even need them). 

We'll set the tables and bring a fabulous flair to whatever you envision!

Leave your weekend to us!

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There's no need for a tent ... and most likely no need for rentals!
Family crystal, china and five hand-hewn HeartPine farm tables will seat up to 76 in our year-round, climate-controlled Sun Room!

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We're out-of-the-box thinkers ... whatever your style, we'll bring it to life!!!

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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 for all your guests ... not to mention picking from our gardens!

Bring your own or arrange with a Caterer ... if you can think of it we can handle it!!

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... Life at Possum Trot ...

GALLERY
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While You're With Us
Explore Nelson County's Finest!

SEE & DO
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Skiing, Tubing, Golf at Wintergreen Resort

We're 7 miles (or 20 minutes) from Wintergreen's base, 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".

Cideries, Breweries, Wineries

& Orchards

We're just off Nelson's famous Rte. 151, otherwise known as the "Brew Ridge Trail". Minutes from Bold Rock, Devil's Backbone, Three Notchd'd, Blue Mountain and Bryant's Cideries, not to mention Silver Back Distillery and a host of the finest Vineyards this side of France! We can arrange vans to transport you for a tour you'll never forget!

Biking, Hiking

& Horseback Riding

Barely 5 miles away you'll find Crabtree Falls for hiking, mountain trails for biking and lots of places to go trail riding ... we can 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 to Crabtree along Rte. 56 is SO worth the trip!)

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Charlottesville & Lynchburg...
SO nearby!

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Nooks, crannies, out-of-the-way treasure hunting ... Monticello, Montpelier, all the places Thos. Jefferson explored by horseback ... creeks, rivers ... you name it, they're all within minutes!  (We'll share all the local knowledge, secret places!)
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Graduation Weekends Such Fun!
These occasions are where Possum Trot shines: families gathering together to celebrate, watershed events ... Liberty, Sweet Briar, UVA, Lynchburg ... all under an hour's drive away!
 

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!"

Martha, Georgetown

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