Charlottesville

The Boar's Head

Travelzoo Staff

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)

"Balcony Room, Great Location"
Daniel
12. Apr 2017
ReisterstownReisterstown, MD, United States

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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Overview

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 décor 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, coffee makers 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

Amenities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: 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.

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, 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.

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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

91% Positive
(33 Member reviews)
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 15. Apr 2017 East BerlinEast Berlin, PA, United States
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 12. Apr 2017 ReisterstownReisterstown, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most
Room
Other Comments
Travelzoo package made this a very enjoyable stay
Jeffery 12. Apr 2017 Raleigh, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room was a nice and spacious
12. Apr 2017 Glen Allen, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Weather ambience
Katherine 11. Apr 2017 Williamsburg, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Dining was excellent. The entire staff was outstanding. we will definitely return.
Charles 07. Apr 2017 CONWAY, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere and the location.
Cheryl 05. Apr 2017 Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Enjoyed Most
All the history in the area, wineries in the area, etc
Other Comments
Restaurants are good on site.
James 05. Apr 2017 Chapin, SC, United States
Enjoyed Most
This is a wonderful resort with an "old world ambiance". Our room had everything we needed, the outside view and private patio was great, the facilities and beautiful grounds were spectacular, and the dining room (Old Mill) was incredible.
Nancy 31. Mar 2017 Dayton, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
The grounds were beautiful for viewing and walking through.
Joe 31. Mar 2017 Rockville , MD, United States

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