Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA Overview

Nestled in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia is a largely undiscovered destination for weekend travel, yet offers everything you would want for an enjoyable getaway; great accommodations and dining and plenty of interesting things to do. Charlottesville is best known as the home of the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s... read more.
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Where To Stay

Boar’s Head Resort

OVERVIEW The history of the Boar’s Head Resort property dates back some 300 years and has ties to Thomas Jefferson. The 3,000-acre tract that the resort resides on was part of Virginia’s first land grant in 1734, and Terrell’s Ordinary, an inn for westward travelers, opened at the exact location of Boar’s Head in 1759....…

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Keswick Hall

OVERVIEWPLEASE NOTE: Keswick is currently closed for extensive renovations. It will re-open in Fall 2020. There is much to enjoy in Charlottesville, but it will be a struggle to leave the confines of the exquisite Keswick Hall, located just outside of town in the rolling hills of Virginia hunt country. In fact, with its beautiful...…

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The Clifton

OVERVIEWYou feel you are in for something special as you pass through the property gates of The Clifton and ascend the stone driveway to the stately Southern mansion perched at the top of the hill….and you won’t be disappointed at this stunning Relais & Chateau property. The rolling lawns rise to meet the white clapboard...…

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The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm

OVERVIEW The setting for the Inn at Sugar Hollow couldn’t be more picturesque, nestled among the trees of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The view from the rear stone patio across the wild flower meadow to the towering trees is quite spectacular. I can only imagine what it looks like in Fall or covered with a...…

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Where To Eat

Bizou

Almost every time we travel, we are introduced to something new on a tip from a local. Such was the case during our last trip to Charlottesville when someone recommended Bizou. Housed in a former dive bar on the Downtown Mall, this eclectic restaurant was the "find" of our last trip. Much from the old…

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C & O Restaurant

Driving by you'll almost miss this brick former railroad flop house on East Water Street until you see the C&O Pepsi Cola sign out front. You begin to wonder if this is the right place until you step inside the dark and intimate mezzanine area with its brick walls, hardwood floors and beamed ceilings. With…

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Clifton Inn

You would not have experienced the best Charlottesville has to offer if you missed dinner at the Clifton Inn during your stay. Housed in a magnificent 18th century building on 100 acres of wooded beauty, the restaurant sits perched above a private lake in a setting sure to set hearts aflutter. The evening should begin…

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Fossett’s

PLEASE NOTE: Fossett's is currently closed as the resort, Keswick Hall, undergoes extensive renovations. It is expected to re-open in Fall 2020. Fossett's is named in honor of Thomas Jefferson's chief cook at Monticello, Edith Fosset, who learned the art of French cooking while serving in the White House during Jefferson's Presidential years. It is…

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Hamilton’s at First & Main

Hamiltons, located on the Mall is the perfect place for lunch or dinner especially in the warm months when you can sit outside on the patio and people watch. Inside it's bright and cheerful, decorated in yellows, blues and pinks with hardwood floors, an oak bar, exposed duct work and funky artwork. Floral fabric booths…

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Mas Tapas

Sometimes when I am on the road, I need a break from the upscale restaurants we go to every night and just want to kick back, drink some wine, have a casual meal....and a bill that doesn't break the bank. Mas Tapas is just that kind of the neighborhood restaurant we all wish we had.…

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The Downtown Grille

Every town needs a really good steakhouse and Charlottesville's is The Downtown Grille, located in the heart of the Downtown Pedestrian Mall. Serving Midwestern corn-fed beef and fresh seafood in an elegant setting, the restaurant also boasts a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. In what appears to be an old bank building with soaring ceilings and…

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May 2020: Little Nell

This months featured property is… charming and sweet. THE ROOMS In 2017, Champalimaud Design refreshed all 86 rooms and suites and all guest floor corridors. The approach was to reinvigorate the spaces to be fresh, light and welcoming, utilizing palettes of blue, tan and grey to complement the relaxed nature of Aspen. Key features include… read more.

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