The Boar's Head
Why We Love It
- AAA 4-Diamond lakeside inn built from the original opened 1834 gristmill
- Freebies include afternoon tea with pastries, Wi-Fi and airport shuttle
- Hiking trails, 26 tennis courts, 11 squash courts, full-service spa and golf course on 573-acre resort
- Old Mill Room restaurant received AAA 4-Diamond award 29 years in a row
"A full-scale resort with Southern charm and cozy guest rooms that make you feel instantly at home" -- Self Magazine
91% (33 Member Ratings)
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Rooms & Rates
Charlottesville is one of the most historically rich cities in the nation -- it's the hometown of two presidents and the site of Civil and Revolutionary war battles. Today, this AAA 4-Diamond resort offers a glimpse into the past along with the modern entertainment and amenities contemporary travelers seek out when vacationing.
Officially part of the Historic Hotels of America, rooms are spread across four buildings, all maintained with historic integrity and luxe decor, such as marble bathrooms. Some accommodations have balconies or patios, the perfect place to watch a sunset with a glass of local wine, and fireplaces as well as modern necessities like free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and cable TV.
Less than a 10-minute drive from the University of Virginia campus, Boar’s Head Inn is the official hotel for the school and plays host to alumni, families and prospective students. Against a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 573-acre resort includes a championship golf course, spa, 26 indoor and outdoor tennis courts and 11 squash courts. Guests have the option to take cooking classes (available to groups only) and even float above the mountains on a hot air balloon ride. Bicycles for both children and adults can be borrowed free of charge for use on site along with helmets and property maps. A fun perk is afternoon tea, coffee and pastries each day.
We recommend reserving a table at the Old Mill Room, the on-site restaurant built from the timbers of a 19th century gristmill. The structure survived burning orders from Generals Grant and Custer when Yankee troops marched through Charlottesville, and today serves traditional American favorites for three meals a day and Sunday brunch.
- "This local landmark resembles an English country inn, with flower gardens, ponds and a gristmill from 1834" -- Fodor's
- "The Boar's Head shares Piedmont Virginia's affection for all things historic" -- Travel + Leisure
- "One of the best places to sample Virginia wines without trekking to the vineyards" -- Frommer's
- "Unlike what you might expect from a college-branded hotel" -- Conde Nast Traveler
- Infant cots / cribs
- Kids' club
- Newspaper / magazines
- Fitness classes
- Golf course (on-site)
- Gym / fitness center
- Outdoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- Tennis courts
- No pets allowed
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour security
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Complimentary airport transfer
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Shuttle service (fees apply)
- Business center
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Internet access
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Accessible spa
- ADA compliant rooms
- Roll-in shower
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests:
Children stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child up to age 2. Extra beds are not available.
Only service animals allowed.
A resort fee of $15 (subject to tax) per room/ per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes Parking, Wireless Internet, Business Center, Shuttle Transportation, Fitness Center, Sauna, Pools, Daily Newspaper, Coffee and Tea , Bikes and Fishing Rods.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The property is non-smoking, including all public areas and guest rooms. Guests caught smoking on property and in guest rooms will be charged a $250 (subject to tax) penalty. Charges will be added to your bill at the discretion of the hotel.
The Inn Pool is open seasonally, from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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