Boar’s Head Resort

OVERVIEW of Boar’s Head Resort

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.

In 1834 a waterwheel gristmill was constructed on the property and today many of the materials of the old gristmill; fieldstones, heartwood pine beams, old pine planking and grain bin paneling have been incorporated in the contemporary property design.

This delightful AAA Four Diamond property now encompasses 573 acres of rolling Virginia countryside and is owned by the University of Virginia Foundation. It is a classic full service resort with on-property golf, tennis, spa and fitness center.

THE ROOMS at Boar’s Head Resort

175 rooms and suites offer historical charm and modern conveniences. Rooms are decorated in soft pastels with color added through draperies, bed throws and pillows. Walls feature historical artwork and furniture is classically styled. Beds are draped in Garnier-Thiebaut 300 thread count sheets. Many rooms have balconies or patios overlooking the manicured grounds and some have fireplaces. Rooms are equipped with wireless Internet, coffeemakers, cable TV and a writing desk/work station. Pet friendly rooms are available.

DINING at Boar’s Head Resort

Already a popular local restaurant, The Mill Room completed a multi-million dollar renovation in late 2018 that cemented its place in the Charlottesville dining scene. Serving all meals including bar snacks like the fantastic Polyface Eggs & Bacon; Kentuckyaki Smoked Pork Belly,  Polyface Deviled Eggs and Pickled Onions, the restaurant also has a notable wine list featuring many excellent Virginia wines. Guests can dine in the Main Dining Room with its glass enclosed wine room or outside on the wonderful Terrace overlooking the lake.

At breakfast enjoy the Charlottesville Ham Biscuit; Boar’s Head Biscuit, Kite’s Ham Arugula, Pepper Jelly & Fried Egg or the Boar’s Head Short Rib Hash; Cage Free Eggs, Heirloom Tomato Salsa  Shredded Meadow Creek Cheese, Garden Berries. At lunch, don’t miss the Virginia Crab & Corn Chowder; Crisp Kite’s Ham, Potato, Roasted Corn Relis or the Mini Local Lamb Sliders; Grilled Local Lamb, Caramelized Onion, Tzatziki Sauce, Sheep Cheese. Dinner is reviewed in our Dining section.

The SERVICE at Boar’s Head Resort

The staff is friendly and helpful, always ready to assist in navigating the property. A local dealership arrangement with Lexus provides local transportation.

THE RATES at Boar’s Head Resort

Peak season weekend rates from $205

WHAT OTHERS SAY about Boar’s Head Resort

AAA Four Diamond Award for Lodging
AAA Four Diamond Award for Dining

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