The Boar's Head

Simone Fernandes
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Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond lakeside inn built from the original 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 

"A full-scale resort with Southern charm and cozy guest rooms that make you feel instantly at home" -- Self Magazine
Enjoyed This
(56 Member Ratings)
"All; great service and the facilities were awesome. Grounds were beautiful even with the renovations/construction."
Jul 28, 2018
Kill Devil Hills, NC, 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.

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 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: $50 plus tax, per night.

Pets are allowed in designated pet friendly rooms only. Please contact the hotel directly, when travelling with pets.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $15 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes Parking, Wireless Internet, Business Center, Shuttle Transportation, access to Sports Club Fitness Facility, Sauna, Pools, Daily Newspaper, Afternoon Coffee and Tea, Hiking trail access, 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.

The hotel will be undergoing full renovations of its restaurant, bar, main entrance and lobby from February through September. 2018. During renovations, full dining options are available.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

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
(56 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.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
All; great service and the facilities were awesome. Grounds were beautiful even with the renovations/construction.
Marie Jul 28, 2018 Kill Devil Hills, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful staff. We’re not able to take advantage of many of their amazing features, but saw many families enjoying everything. Charlottesville is a lovely area.
Patricia Jul 26, 2018 Cary, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
the grounds were beautiful.
Other Comments
front desk staff cold attitude, room facing a wall and a huge tree.
Jul 25, 2018 Williamsburg, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
central location
Carol Jul 25, 2018 Chester, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Golf, spa, swimming
Other Comments
Food options were limited by renovations.
Christopher Jul 21, 2018 Columbia, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Adults only swimming pool was quiet retreat. My husband and I really enjoyed swimming and reading by the pool.
Other Comments
dinner at Raquet Club was good but seemed overpriced given the lack of ambiance... sports programs on televisions.. more of a bar atmosphere.
Diane Jul 19, 2018 Arlington, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The cleanliness and attention to detail in the rooms, the delicious coffee, the pool, and the Friendly and professional staff
Other Comments
All of your staff are so friendly and much appreciated! Really like the attention to detail on the ground and in the room. Thank you for using high-quality stuff such as the coffee! Just wish they were as we are cream and not powdered cream in the room.
natalie Jul 18, 2018 Fairfax Station, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was beautiful and we had a lake view. The bed was comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.
Christina Jul 18, 2018 AlexandriaAlexandria, VA, USA
Other Comments
Room service did not respond. Food was mediocre
Mitchell Jul 18, 2018 Frederick, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
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Cathy Jul 17, 2018 Fairfax, VA, USA

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