Did you know that Virginia is 5th in wine production in the nation? We are certainly doing our best in the surrounding areas of Charlottesville where we have over 30 vineyards! Explore the Monticello Wine Trail and take advantage of the special events that the vineyards offer. Venture out on your own or chose one of several touring companies where someone else does the navigating and the driving! Combine the vineyards with the breweries and cideries for an eclectic afternoon!
For those who would like to experience the Blue Ridge Mountains by foot, there are many options within an hour of the Inn. The Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive are merely 12 miles outside of town. Humpback Rocks is a fairly short hike to breathtaking views on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Old Rag Mountain with its solid mass of rugged stones is perhaps one of the best known and challenging of the peaks in the Blue Ridge. It is also one of the highest Peaks (3291 feet) in the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia. It is one of the most popular hikes in the Shenandoah National Park. White Oak Canyon Falls is a bit farther away but is so spectacular that it can't go without mentioning. Scenic hiking, technical climbing, and even swimming and ice climbing await here, and it is a place for all seasons. The principal attraction is still the six waterfalls that wind across the hiking trail. Crabtree Falls boasts the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi plunging 1,200 feet into a series of waterfalls. Sugar Hollow is a local favorite past a reservoir fed by the Moormon's River. Hike up to the Blue Hole – a refreshing swimming hole!
Charlottesville enjoys a variety of public golf courses within a 20 mile radius from the Inn. From Old Trail Golf Course and Birdwood Golf Course in the western part of Albermarle County to Spring Creek Golf Course towards the east in Fluvanna County to Meadowcreek Golf Course within our city limits, we have golf for all different budgets and skill levels.