Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyard

Group of people on horseback walking through a creek at Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyard


We provide guided horseback rides and tours to wineries and vineyards in the Charlottesville, Virginia area. Indian Summer Guide Service is fortunate enough to have access to some of the most breathtaking farms and vineyards in the region. Each of our private horseback rides is led by one of our knowledgeable guides, who will ensure your safety as well as your enjoyment. After the ride you can make your way to the winery to enjoy a wine tasting and stock up on your favorites. From the UK to VA, the Pelly family has made Merrie Mill Farm their home. A home is just what the tasting room feels like, albeit an eclectic one – featuring antique furnishings, personal artwork and antique taxidermy. The ride at Merrie Mill boasts mountain views and creek crossings.

Hours & Location

Mon: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Tue – Wed: Closed
Thu: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Fri: 10:30am – 9:00pm (Through November)
Sat: 10:30am – 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am – 5:30pm
30 minutes from UVA
Stay onsite at The Clementine Cottage
To see all of the vineyard’s offerings before your visit, we suggest checking out Merrie Mill’s Website for more information.
594 Merrie Mill Farm
Keswick, VA 22947




1.5 Hours


2 Person Minimum


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Should I tip my Guide?
Our guides are working long before your ride begins and long after it ends. They do their best to provide you with an unbeatable experience. If you had a great time on your ride, please show your appreciation by tipping your guide.
Will We Gallop During Our Ride?
No. All of our rides are at a walking pace, regardless of experience.
May I smoke or drink alcohol during our ride?
No. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted on any of our rides.
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May I bring my own horse?
For the safety of all riders and our horses, we do not allow you to bring your own horse.
What Should I wear?
Closed toed shoes and pants are required.
Are Helmets Available or Required?
Helmets are available, but not required.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7 Days a Week