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About Kate Samuels

Kate is an enthusiastic upper level professional equestrian born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is passionate about the landscape surrounding Albemarle county, and the community that surrounds this beautiful countryside. Kate enjoys photography, writing, and baking bread, pies, and cookies in her cabin on the horse farm.

A Century of Charlottesville Real Estate: The History of Jos. T. Samuels Inc.

When I was a child, I accompanied my parents as they showed houses and farms in the Charlottesville area. I was a well-behaved girl, so I was allowed to explore the fascinating homes and estates. I grew up surrounded by the Charlottesville real estate market, but I never actually inquired about [...]

By | 2018-06-13T08:30:17+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Our Guide to Tailgating, Fashion and Horses at Foxfield Races

The secret is out: Virginians love the excuse to get impeccably dressed up and head out with a big group of friends to enjoy a day at the races. And what better time to enjoy this centuries old tradition than Charlottesville's annual April tradition, Foxfield Races? The Foxfield Spring Races [...]

By | 2018-06-13T08:31:50+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Our Top Picks for Historic Virginia Garden Week in Central Va.

It may seem impossible with this year's elongated winter, but it's almost Virginia Garden Week! Every April, after the snow has melted and given way to green grass and budding trees, The Garden Club of Virginia hosts a state-wide garden bonanza. You won't want to miss it. In what is referred [...]

By | 2018-04-17T17:29:33+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Historic Orange, Virginia: Hometown James Madison & More

Orange, Virginia, is a little town about thirty miles northeast of Charlottesville, with more than its fair share of rich history and southern charm. Orange has the delights of small town living surrounded by some of the most beautiful Virginia countryside. To begin with, Orange, Virginia, is the home of [...]

By | 2018-04-12T16:54:39+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Fall in Love with Virginia Vineyards & Wineries

With a dozen wineries in the Charlottesville Albemarle area, and more breweries and cideries, it can be very hard to narrow down your wine tasting itinerary. That's why I talked to Anna Quillion, the top rated tour guide at Monticello Wine Tours. She spoke with me about her favorite Virginia [...]

By | 2018-03-26T11:50:08+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Keeping Central Va Beautiful: My Experience with Conservation Easement

The vast majority of land conservation in our state is on private property. Landowners help preserve Virginia's rural beauty by deciding the future use of their land. This is called a conservation easement. Many of the properties listed on our site are already protected or eligible for future protection through [...]

By | 2018-03-26T11:49:05+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Four Reasons Why Charlottesville Has Great Food

It's no secret. Charlottesvillians love a good night out with friends and food. But why does such a small city have such an strong restaurant scene? We're even ranked in the top fifteen cities in the country for our love of dining out. According to The NPD Group’s annual ReCount survey, [...]

By | 2018-03-26T10:25:37+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Michie Tavern: A Historic Virginia Landmark

Charlottesville, Virginia, is blessed with an abundance of historic landmarks dating back to the very dawn of our country. These include Monticello, Ash Lawn Highland, The University of Virginia, and of course, Michie Tavern. When you visit these incredible destinations, you can hear history echoing in your footsteps as you [...]

By | 2018-02-15T09:14:17+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments