You must stay here if only for the breakfasts!! haha Outstanding. The history, the attention to detail, the surrounding things to do, the friendly owners, the wine and cheese evenings...it was all just perfect for us.
Chestnut Hill far exceeded my expectations. Kathleen, Troy, Leona et al were beyond fantastic. Breakfast was "Robin Leech" (of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous") worthy. The B&B is centrally located 30 minutes from Monticello and 10 minutes from Montpelier. Vineyards abound short driving distances away. Local restaurants are hidden gems and Troy and Kathleen were knowledgeable about them all. One day you wake up and realize value in accommodations, services and, in this case, location, are more important then the "deal of the day". If you value these things then you owe it to yourself to "wake up at Chestnut Hill". We will be back!
Calling from Maine, my first telephone conversation with the owner of 400 West High, promised I could expect an unforgettable stay at this extraordinarily unique bed and breakfast in the heart of charming Charlottesville. I was warmly greeted by a family members and shown to my cozy room. A lovely fireplace was glowing near the large, inviting bed. French doors led out to an intimate veranda overlooking the city. Touches of Tuscany were everywhere. Good friends joined me for a gourmet breakfast in the B&B "gathering room" before my departure. Thanks so much, Carolyn, for the memory of a perfect stay.
We chose this B&B out of several others based on their amenities for an elopement, location, and most of all-- reader reviews. I could not be happier with our experience there and Sharon was nothing short of wonderful in helping me make our wedding just what we envisioned and more. The house was impeccable and beautifully decorated for the holidays. Sharon took care of every tiny detail and I had nothing to worry about prior to our ceremony. From the pictures, the cake, flowers, music, dinner reservations...etc etc.. it was all gorgeous. Breakfast was delicious (my new husband enjoyed it at the table and brought me a tray; lucky me!) and both mornings we enjoyed a wonderful meal that was every ounce gourmet. We stayed in the Garden Room; it was very clean, well appointed, beautifully decorated and comfortable. I love the unique jetted tub! If you are a light sleeper, be aware that you may hear some footsteps above early in the morning when breakfast is being prepared as this room is below the kitchen. I'm a super light sleeper, so doubtful this would bother anyone who sleeps like a normal person! Location is in the center of town, but the beautiful countryside in this area is just a few minutes away. There's a great selection of unique restaurants close by and we even walked less than a block away for dinner after our ceremony, to Elmwood at Sparks, in wedding attire. It, too, was delicious! Sharon is a true professional and it's clear she puts every effort into making every experience one to remember. We wish her and her family continued success and plan to visit again, perhaps for our anniversary!
My experience at the Holladay House was incredible. Sharon was so warm and welcoming, she made us feel right at home. The House is beautiful and has a lot of interesting history to it. The room was absolutely beautiful and very clean. Sharon helped us with anything we needed (which wasn't much- she had everything taken care of!). The breakfast was delicious- Sharon even gave me a recipe for one of the dishes I loved. I highly recommend the Holladay House!
We've always thought you have to go far away to experience sublime luxury. We never thought there is such luxury, hospitality and so much to experience, a mere hour outside of the Washington, DC area.
We had a great stay at the Mayhurst Inn last weekend! Jack and Pat were wonderful hosts who made amazing breakfasts. They were very helpful recommending restaurants, places to go, wineries, you name it! Over the nightly "happy hours," they also shared much of the history of Inn, which was interesting. Our room, "Southern Charm," more than met our expectations and the house itself is beautiful! A great trip, we will definitely go back again soon!
Our stay was very nice. The wine tasting was a nice touch; breakfast was wonderful Will stay again, however will not book the Garden room. It is right off the dining room, and lacked a bit of privacy. On a positive note, though, the Garden room does offer ADA accommodations, and would make a stay at the Mayhurst possible for someone with a disability.
Outstanding evening all the way around. Hospitality upon arrival was warm and inviting. The innkeeper went above and beyond to meet our requests. The other guests were personable. The value was exceptional.
My wife and I had the pleasure of being guests of the Inn at Westwood Farm. It is a wonderful place to stay with the most cordial of hosts and excellent breakfast dining. We were visiting Montpelier, President Madison's home. Recognizing our tight schedule, the owners picked up our tickets for us in advance. Everything about the Inn is lovely. The décor blends the old and the new in the most tasteful way. They also referred us to a local restaurant which was outstanding. We will definitely go back. If you are interested in a destination wedding or other special event, this is the place for you.
This was our second visit to the Mayhurst Inn and we found it as charming and comfortable as we had the first time. Innkeepers Jack and Pat are delightful and host a lovely wine and cheese social (featuring local wines and gourmet cheeses) in the early evenings and provide an absolutely delicious breakfast each morning. In keeping with the home's Civil War provenance, the rooms are spacious and well-appointed and the home is authentic and quaint without being outdated. Jack's directions are excellent and much appreciated and local restaurants are very good. The scenery is simply spectacular. This is our favorite go-to place when visiting the Charlottesville area.
My husband and I stayed at The Inn at 400 West High for the weekend of our wedding, and it was absolutely perfect. The people who worked there were so warm and welcoming, the food was delicious, and the room was beautiful. Our photographer got some wonderful pictures in the courtyard before the ceremony, and Carolyn was kind enough to snap some pictures of us together before our rehearsal. I can honestly say there isn't a single thing I would change. We had a fantastic time and are planning to come back in a few years for an anniversary getaway.
The day after our wedding, my husband and I drove over to the Foxfield Inn, and arrived exhausted. One fantastic evening and overnight in the Garden Room later, we were rested and relaxed! We loved the little refreshment bar and had cocoa and a cookie while sitting in front of our bedroom's fireplace to go over wedding cards. The giant soaking tub and bath salts helped us wind down for the day. Breakfast was 100% delicious and exciting, and you won't find nicer folks than Dan and Kathryn. If that doesn't convince you to stay here, this will: I'm a diagnosed insomniac, and I slept straight through the night. This bed was comfortable, the room was quiet, and the blackout curtains made it nice and dark. My only regret is that my husband and I were too tired to take advantage of the hot tub!! Next time!
We spent our honeymoon here and it was the most pleasant experience from the moment I made the reservation. The owner Sharon Elswick is pleasant, funny, hospitable, knowledgable and an awesome cook! The food is farm to table fresh. She is great at helping you plan your day. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast! The Urbina's
We had a wonderful stay at the Mayhurst Inn. There are so many lovely historic details about the Inn, which enhanced our stay considerably. Jack was very helpful with suggestions for restaurants in the area. Our room was spacious and very atmospheric! We would definitely stay here again!
We were at the B&B on October 17 to October 19, 2014. Our room was exactly what we had expected from the brochure. Sharon was very friendly with everyone and the food was excellent. She is very knowledgeable about the area and asked the right questions about where you wanted to go and what you wanted to do so that your visit would be every thing that you had hoped. The inn is in a central location to the vineyards and historic places so that you don't have to spend time driving long distances. I would definitely recommend this B&B and hope to go back.
My wife and I decided to get away for our anniversary a little early this year in the hope of seeing some fall color. We chose Chestnut Hill after looking at several other B&Bs. So the weather didn't cooperate as it rained the entire time, but the stay at Chestnut Hill was great. Kathleen and Troy were very pleasant and accommodating helping us make the most of our celebration. And did I mention the breakfasts were delicious?
My husband and I stayed at Chestnut Hill for one night on October 13, 2014. The home is beautiful with much attention to detail. Beautifully decorated and very well kept. Kathleen and Troy were very gracious hosts! We stayed in "Ask Anna" and it was a stunning room, especially the whirlpool tub. Breakfast in the morning was outstanding, and the snacks in the evening were a very nice touch. While we were there, a small wedding ceremony took place in the back yard. Very nice venue for a small wedding. The rate is expensive, but it's a lovely place to stay for a special occasion.
I recently got away for the weekend and did a tour of wineries and had an in-room massage. Marty was SO helpful, figuring out which wineries would have things I might like, arranging for a driver, and providing all the information I would need to have a really spectacular and relaxing time away from my everyday hustle and bustle. Victoria's breakfast is the best and they both really made my time away worth it. They are a great couple and the Inn at Poplar Hill is an excellent value.
This was a lovely B&B. Not only were the accommodations comfortable and beautiful but the staff was so helpful. We will definitely return and have already recommended the Oakhurst Inn to family and friends.
We were in C'ville for a family event, which meant our whole family was coming, which included my husband and myself, my son and daugher-in-law and their toddler, and my daughter and her six kids, ages 14 months-13 years. The centralized living room space and adjoining suites made this an incredible place for us. We could put the kids down, and have grown-up time in the livingroom with the kids within earshot. It was comfortable, well appointed, with fantastically accomodating staff and a wonderful breakfast. We'd return in a heartbeat.
We decided at almost last minute to try to attend our grandson's graduation from UVA and our daughter made some calls never expecting to find a nice, affordable and convenient spot for us "old folks"....what a pleasant surprise she found for us! We were so much more conveniently located than they and they dan made their reservations the first day that such was accepted! The Oakhurst Inn was walking distance to everything on campus. The room was very nice - just off the library so we could relax and enjoy refreshments between activities. The "cafe" had just opened the week of graduation but we were able to get breakfast....the path down the hill was doable since the weather was glorious, but would be a struggle if the weather were not good. The only staff we encountered were the young check-in folks and they were polite. The Oakhurst Inn was a true find and so much better than the hotels!