Imagine a place where Budweiser Clydesdales run free throughout endless acres of pristine pastoral landscape. Imagine a place where history beckons you with every step. Imagine a place that’s more than just home—it’s a destination where everyone gathers to experience the pinnacle of bucolic beauty. All of this and more awaits Mount Ida Reserve, a premier event venue and estate situated in the serene countryside of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

This former compound of LVMH CEO, Bernard Arnault offers 4,500 acres of wide-open space, in addition to a suite of resort-caliber amenities suitable for a family estate, investment opportunity, or corporate campus. The current stewards of Mount Ida Reserve have poured nearly $100 million into developing the area’s grandest demesne, and it is currently used as an award-winning space for weddings, retreats, and countless other gatherings.

Dating back to the 1700s, this outstanding property once consisted of just a nine-bedroom farmhouse. Today, it has expanded into an incomprehensible titan of vast proportions—perks include a luxurious main manor, 26 rental homes, 20 lakes, meticulously restored barns, a 20-acre vineyard, horse stables, a go-kart track, as well as a 12,000 square foot brewery and tasting room. Annually, the estate produces around $3 million in revenue, making it an ideal addition to any investment portfolio.

This is just the beginning of what Mount Ida Reserve has to offer. If you’re eager to experience a lifestyle of agrarian whimsy and unrivaled lavishness, this could just be the paradise you seek.

An Unrivaled Location in
Southern Albemarle County

Gracious and Historic Accommodations

Host the Grandest Occasions
with Rustic Charm

A Cinematic Outdoor Setting
in the Virginia Countryside

An Award-Winning Winery and Brewery

Fully-Appointed Stables Fit for
an Equestrian Lifestyle

Acres of Opportunity
for Outdoor Recreation