The Boar's Head

Simone Fernandes
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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
Enjoyed This
(33 Member Ratings)
"Balcony Room, Great Location"
Apr 12, 2017
ReisterstownReisterstown, MD, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 15 minutes from the Charlottesville Amtrak Station and 20 minutes from Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. A complimentary airport/train station shuttle is provided for guests, based on availability and require advance reservations. 

Rooms & Rates

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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.

From the press:
  • "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
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: 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, access to Sports Club Fitness Facility, Sauna, Pools, Daily Newspaper, Afternoon Coffee and Tea , Bicycles, Catch and Release Fishing and Fishing Rods and Electric Car charging stations.

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.

Additional details: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(33 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville (VA) (part of Historic Hotels of the World) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beautiful Resort
Other Comments
Check-in, first room had no lake view, so gave us key to different room. When we used that key, the room was occupied already. Then a third set of keys to yet another room. Housekeeping left a large bag of garbage in our room. Cable TV was not working correctly so no watching TV. Beautiful resort but probably not stay there again.
Patricia Apr 15, 2017 East BerlinEast Berlin, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Balcony Room, Great Location
Other Comments
Mini fridge didn't work (which is a big deal for us). Called it in twice, and was told that it would be replaced that day. Wasn't replaced until we were checking out the next day. There also was a billing error, but it was quickly resolved after calling the front desk. Had I not done so, I would have been overcharged. Made me wonder if they do the same to everyone hoping a certain percentage won't catch/dispute it.
Daniel Apr 12, 2017 ReisterstownReisterstown, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Travelzoo package made this a very enjoyable stay
Jeffery Apr 12, 2017 Raleigh, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was a nice and spacious
Apr 12, 2017 Glen Allen, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Dining was excellent. The entire staff was outstanding. we will definitely return.
Charles Apr 07, 2017 CONWAY, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Weather ambience
Katherine Apr 11, 2017 Williamsburg, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very dated room and facility.
Ellen Mar 19, 2017 Alexandria, WV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere and the location.
Cheryl Apr 05, 2017 Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Enjoyed Most
The grounds were beautiful for viewing and walking through.
Joe Mar 31, 2017 Rockville , MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The setting, room and dinner at the Old Mill Room. I've stayed once before and dined many times. The Travelzoo deal was excellent considering it usually costs a lot more to stay there.
Other Comments
Not sure why someone was hammering away outside near my room at about 8:15 AM.
Thomas Mar 23, 2017 Falls Church, VA, USA

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