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The Inn At the Crossroads

PO Box 6519 , Charlottesville, VA 22906 USA (Show map)
95 Reviews
$119 - $239
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Registered as a Virginia historic landmark, the Inn opened in 1820. Stay in a comfortable and serene slice of history. At one corner is a 2300 acre preserve in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Meander among the wild flower gardens, swing under a giant oak or simply sit on the hill and enjoy magnificent panoramic mountain views. Separate from the main building, a two room cottage offers guests that honeymoon-like escape. The cottage was originally the summer kitchen for the Inn and has been restored to a quaint guest house. The Inn is located next to Pippin Hill Vineyard, Loving Cup Organic Vineyard and Albemarle Ciderworks and just 10-15 minutes to UVA and Monticello.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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A great find!

4.6 on January 20, 2015

We stayed for two nights in the Dabney Carr room and thought this charming, rustic home was the perfect way to get into the historical spirit of the region. It was remote enough to feel like you were "getting out of town," but close enough to Charlottesville to explore the excellent restaurants and bar scene there. The owners were very friendly and had great tips on things to do, wineries to explore, restaurants to try, etc. It's a perfect place for history buffs and anyone looking for a cozy base to go wine tasting. Perfect for a "getaway" weekend.

Fantastic experience, we didn't want to leave!

5 on October 28, 2014

Everything about this Inn was perfect. We stayed in the Americana Suite which had great decor and history to it. The room was just about spotless. The innkeepers provided phenomenal service and breakfast was delicious! This Inn will not disappoint.


4.8 on September 01, 2014

An excellent spot just outside of town. Close to several vineyards and Monticello. Within walking distance of pippin hill vineyards which has a fantastic view. The house is a gem. Breakfast was fantastic. Would highly recommend it

outstanding week end

5 on June 22, 2014

We went there with our family from France and rented 5 rooms . it' s an outstanding location for visiting Monticello, charlottesville, in a quiet area. just have a good time to rest. Our guests were very considerate, taking care of everything we could need. My mother had her birthday and our guest Jim offered us a glass of very good wine to celebrate. We highly recommand this Inn . Catherine

Comfortable and Clean

3.0 on June 26, 2013

We were in the Tavern Keeper's Suite. It was spacious and comfortable. If the original inn keeper had 16 children, I imagine it was a little crowded. The owners were courteous. They made the extra effort to leave a breakfast treat for us on the day we departed early.

Innkeeper went out of his way to be helpful.

4.0 on May 15, 2013

I'll come back here again when I'm in Charlottesville.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again!

Beautiful historical inn

3.2 on April 21, 2013

Beautiful historical inn

Innkeeper Response
That's exactly what we think. Thank you so much!


5 on April 19, 2013

I have returned home from an excellent stay at the Inn at the Crossroads. The setting is quiet and peaceful; a true getaway. Inside the Inn is very clean, intimate, and decorated in true historical fashion. The coffee was made on time and the breakfast was homemade and they used local fruit. I would highly suggest staying here if your in town. Jim was full of information and historical stories and Janet made you feel right at home. We will be back:)

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We know how some folks depend on that 6 am cup of coffee each day. Glad you felt right at home, that is what we strive for at the Inn.

Lovely place, excellent location

3.2 on March 27, 2013

Stayed in the Summer Kitchen cottage which is charming but not for people with wonky hips or knees - very steep steps. We walked up behind the Inn to the gazebo and found one of the more beautiful views of a pastoral landscape to be found in Virginia. The good pizza place across the street is a bonus.

An Outstanding Experience

5 on February 24, 2013

Great staff, wonderful room, and hearty breakfast.

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Rooms & Rates

Dabney Carr

Queen bed, private bath, wireless Internet. Named for the builder of the Inn, Thomas Jefferson's Nephew Dabney Carr. This room hosted a meeting between This room hosted a meeting between Thomas Jefferson and Martin Van Buren in 1823. This room has a lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair and a piece of his funerary flag, Secretary of State Martin Van Buren's 1823 guest book signature and an 1836 slave deed. To book with children or more than double occupancy see our website for suites and cottages.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Sarah Gillocke

Queen bed, private bath, wireless Internet. This room is named for the woman who taught school in the Inn from 1820 until 1836, when the 1785 Anglican Church on the property was converted into a schoolhouse. To book with children or more than double occupancy see our website for suites and cottages.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Mary Sutherland

Queen bed, private bath, mountain views, wireless Internet. Named for the wife of the first Innkeeper. Mary Sutherland had 16 children over 21 years, including two born in the same year, one in January and one in December. To book with children or more than double occupancy see our website for suites and cottages.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Tavernkeepers Suite

Suite with King bed, private bath, 2 person spa shower, wireless Internet. This was the room used by Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1908 and by Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. We have had a guest stay with us that was here for FDR's speech on the front porch in 1936 as an 8 year old boy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Summer Kitchen Cottage

1824 Kitchen for the main Inn. Very private two story cottage. Queen bed upstairs, queen futon downstairs. Working fireplace, private deck and full bath. This cottage and Rural Ridge are our only rooms that can accept children of any age.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Americana Suite

Suite with King bed, private bath, mountain views from living room, shower with bench seat, wireless Internet. This room contains over a dozen artifacts, including a lock of Abraham Lincoln's hair and a piece of his funerary flag, an original Gustav Stickley pre-production piece, a chair cushion from the Eisenhower Whitehouse and many more.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

Nightly Rate: $189 - $239

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle)

Directions to property:

From I-64 take Rt 29 south exactly 8.5 miles. Turn right on Rt 692 Inn is second driveway on right. Only ten minutes to UVa's Scott Stadium and fifteen minutes to Monticello.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive, Monticello, 20 vineyards, University of Virginia, Pippen Hill Farm and Vineyard, Albemarle Ciderworks, Loving Cup Organic Vineyard, Picnic area, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Library, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited In Summer Kitchen Cottage only
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Babysitting available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum peak season, holidays and UVA events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Amount of one night's stay may be required.
  • Cancellations: Please see website crossroadsinn for current policies



Jim and Janet Stern

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About the innkeepers

Former Antique Mall owners and historic home restorers, Jim and Janet have turned their attention to this wonderful early 19th century tavern. They have owned and maintained this historic landmark since 2002.

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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Baked Apple Pancake
Made with apples, peaches or pears from the Inn's orchard when available, this dish is reminiscent of a dish served during the Jeffersonian time period.



PO Box 6519 , Charlottesville, VA 22906 USA (Show map)

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