The Charlottesville Area
Hotels in The Charlottesville Area
The foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, south and west of Washington, D.C., are a playground for the city’s old guard, their horses, and their beagles. With its laird-of-the-manor grandeur, no place evokes the regional esprit like Keswick Hall.
Built by a master carpenter on the edge of the University of Virginia campus in 1817, the eight-room hotel retains its Federal-era charm with carved fireplace mantels and four-poster beds.
Reopened in October 2010 after a complete renovation.
Scarlett O’Hara would feel at home at this elegantly restored antebellum plantation with original Italianate windows and marble fireplaces.
Owners Linda and Bill Willoughby happily arrange everything from picnics to fly-fishing along the Rappahannock River. It’s an enchanting place.
The restored interior of this intimate inn’s Georgian villa, in Virginia’s burgeoning wine region 20 miles from Charlottesville, is a refined mix of damask, oil paintings, four-poster beds, and claw-foot tubs.
At the intimate Clifton Inn, the decadent rusticity of the rooms—claw-foot tubs, Mascioni linens, fireplaces, but nary a ruffled window treatment in sight—is echoed in the innovative comfort food of its chef, Dean Maupin, who pairs perfectly seared quail with espresso-poached pears, and orange wi