Mount Ida Reserve
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.