The Farms of Turkey Run offers a unique enclave of 40 private country estates within an 800 acre haven surrounded by the 5000 acres of protected rural splendor that is Mount Ida Reserve. This private community, located in one of the most lovely and historically significant districts of Albemarle County, is situated along Blenheim Road just 12 miles south of the City of Charlottesville, Virginia. The Farms of Turkey Run offer spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, flowing streams, quaint ponds, beautiful rolling pastures and country wooded areas perfect for hiking and horseback riding. Set among some of the most prestigious and historic estates in the greater Charlottesville area, Turkey Run is within minutes of Monticello, Ash Lawn Highland, University of Virginia (UVA), Keswick Hall, Lake Monticello and some of Virginia’s best wineries, including the on-site Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve.
Located only minutes from the city limits of Charlottesville and within the largest private estate in the greater Charlottesville area, The Farms of Turkey Run is the only country estate community in Albemarle county to offer residents the combination of convenience, privacy, natural splendor and investment protection. Each of Turkey Run’s 40 estate parcels provides a minimum of 21 acres. Whether one enjoys mountain views, ponds, streams, large open pastures, or manicured forests; Turkey Run has a plethora of sites from which to choose. With offerings of 21-50 plus acres, each property owner is guaranteed a private retreat to enjoy outdoor activities such as farming, horseback riding or walking the miles of trails traversing the 800 acre sanctuary and the adjacent 400 acre Farms of Lower Sherwood.
Residents receive preferred status at The Lodge at Mount Ida Reserve, a renovated 8,600 sq ft barn conveniently located within minutes of every estate site. With its oversized fireplace and distinctive oak timber framing, the Lodge serves as an enticing base from which residents can participate in private guided activities within Mount Ida Reserve. Fly fishing in one of our 21 lakes, horseback riding, bird hunts and skeet shooting are but a few of the amenities offered residents within this private 5000 acre reserve. With spectacular mountain views, nearby lakes and a flowing river, this state of the art lodge offers the perfect backdrop for an early breakfast or afternoon lunch following one of an array of activities offered within Mount Ida Reserve.
Turkey Run is also within close vicinity to the area’s prestigious professional golf courses such as Keswick, Glenmore and Farmington Country Club. For the more adventurous; Turkey Run is minutes from Wintergreen Ski Resort. Turkey Run offers virtually every amenity imaginable afforded by the #1 ranked city in the country, not to mention world class health care and educational facilities. Making Turkey Run truly unique is its setting within Mount Ida Reserve, which is among the largest and most prestigious estates in the Charlottesville area. Turkey Run lies adjacent to Mount Ida Farm’s first successful offering, the 400 acre Farms of Lower Sherwood and its historic 3,500 acre Mount Pleasant and Mount Ida estates.
All of the homes and home sites in Turkey Run are served with underground power, fiber, and telephone service. Each home and home site has trail access and benefits from the substantial investment of its sponsor Mount Ida Farm. Homeowners have the option of availing themselves of Mount Ida Farm’s substantial array of farming, management and maintenance services or simply enjoying the benefits of thousands of acres of protected views and farmland. No other location offers residents the convenience, privacy, investment protection, infrastructure and beauty of Turkey Run. We encourage you to arrange a tour and explore all Turkey Run has to offer.