High Meadows Vineyard Inn

55 High Meadows Lane , Scottsville, VA 24590 USA (Show map)

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High Meadows is the perfect spot for all your central Virginia activities...orchards, vineyards, breweries, cideries - let us plan a great 2 or 3 day itinerary. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,and a Virginia Historic Landmark,High Meadows is an inviting farmhouse with cozy rooms,modern amenities,and fantastic food. Our Inn is located in the quaint Town of Scottsville,on the banks of the Great Horseshoe Bend of the James River. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home,is a mere 16 miles away.Wineries,cideries,breweries and distilleries are located all around us(over 30 within 20 miles of High Meadows Vineyard Inn),we count ourselves lucky to have such local bounty and to be a part of the farm-to-table movement. Our High Meadows Vineyard Inn breakfast menu reflects that - featuring local, seasonal recipes that honor Virginia's southern heritage...and it's included in your stay, of course. High Meadows is a country inn-on 13 acres of woodlands and gardens...with our 2 acre vineyard in transition now...flowers? Hops? Berries? What's next? The meadows and woods are home to deer, fox, and all sorts of other wildlife-we are on the James River Loop of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, too.King size beds, luxurious Anichini linens, great locally roasted coffee, and space to unwind



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

An Eclectic and Comfortable Hilltop Inn

3.4 on July 16, 2015

We arrived on a rainy weekend to find the host, Nancy ready and willing to welcome us to her Inn. She expertly explained how the Inn worked and what we could expect. Our room was clean and the bed linens freshly changed. We enjoyed the air conditioning as a break from the excessive humidity. The Inn is graced with old windows with the ripply glass and old floor boards. Colorful paint made the centuries old place alive and vibrant. Everything was comfortable. We had a large jacuzzi tub in our room - the Peony room and the big windows let in plenty of light as well as relaxing views of the gardens outside. Breakfast was scrumptious and well-prepared. No stacks of sugar-laden pancakes here - crepes, berries, coffee, eggs benedict, fresh melons and flowers were on our plates. We enjoyed the proximity to Charlottesville as well as the many vineyards in the area. Overall - a relaxing stay at an Inn that we can easily recommend to others.

Surprised me!

5 on June 25, 2015

Staff were very friendly and polite, the rooms were very clean and extremely comfortable, the whole place is enchanting, we will definitely visit again!

Quaint and Delicious

4.4 on June 11, 2015

We stayed in the upstairs area and it was cutely decorated and clean. The new shower was great and the air conditioner worked well. The ceilings are slanted so you have to watch your head. It is very private however the sitting room is located at the foot of the stairs so the loud voices of other guests can be heard. The breakfasts were to die for-lovely to look at and tasty! The grounds are lovely and the puppy is sweet. My husband and I enjoyed the sun room so much. we had our breakfasts there both mornings, The innkeeper is sweet and knowledgeable and loves to spend time with her guests. She worked with us on rescheduling our trip due to a family situation. The only thing I wondered about was the basket of goodies that was supposed to come with our coupon. I just assumed we forfeited it due to the rescheduling of the trip and the innkeeper didn't mention it either.

Could not have been better!

5 on June 01, 2015

Warm, charming, inviting, relaxing, genuine; fantastic food, great accommodations and delightful hosts. It was a wonderful experience.

Stay at the High Meadows Inn

4.4 on May 24, 2015

Nancy and her staff were exceptional. Our stay at the Inn was one of the best Bed and Breakfasts we have stayed in. The Inn and the area was beautiful. I recommend to anyone visiting Jefferson's, Madison's, Monroe 's homesite, and Charlottesville that High Meadows Vineyard Inn be the place they stay at.

Scottsville Sojourn

5 on May 21, 2015

Our stay at the High Meadows Vineyard Inn was the perfect setting for our daughter's UVa graduation. Rory Schnurr

So peaceful!

5 on May 18, 2015

We spent two nights at High Meadows while exploring the area and enjoying a long anticipated visit which included Monticello and Montpelier homes as well as some local winery visits and Charlottesville. The setting is so beautiful, very quiet and peaceful with beautiful gardens and a lovely historic home and cottage for guests. The breakfast was wonderful. Our stay was fabulous!

wonderful stay at High Meadows

4.4 on May 16, 2015

We stayed in the cottage for 2 nights. Bed was very comfortable. Beautiful gardens. Very polite cats and a new little puppy all stay outdoors. Great location for local wineries. Would definitely stay there again!

First Bed and Breakfast

5 on May 12, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in April and, money being a little tight, decided to take advantage of a Groupon I found to a Bed and Breakfast. We've never stayed at one and thought it would be something different. If you want to unplug and just get away from EVERYTHING, this is the place to be. Quiet, quaint, and absolutely beautiful is the best way to describe High Meadows. Nancy was a wonderful host, and Cynthia's cooking was incredible. The breakfast was simply divine. Oh, and you have to go to The Smokehouse Grille for dinner - it's owned by Nancy's son (and Cynthia cooks the desserts - I can guarantee you haven't had a better bread pudding). We had an amazing time - my only regret was that we were only there for two nights. Be advised, however, that while they have a radio in the room, and great WiFi throughout the house, there isn't a TV to be found - which was fine by me. I would most certainly stay here again.

Lovely time!!

5 on May 11, 2015

We satyed 3 nights for our honeymoon. It was the most pleasant bed and breakfast experience we have had! Lovely location, beautiful rooms and the breakfast was amazing!! Nancy and the others were extremely helpful and friendly as well. Highly recommend!!

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Rooms & Rates

Dogwood (Attic Suite)

The entire attic floor of the Federalist house. Peaked ceiling, clawfoot soaking tub and handheld shower, separate marble tile shower, and a charming king round bed add to the peaceful sweetness of this room. Truly private, the Dogwood is accessed by it's own tall staircase and has 4 tiny windows on either end that look out into the dogwood branches. Pretty in any season - the leaves in fall turn a vibrant red.

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $269

Cottage Suite

The Cottage Suite is the right side of our woodland cottage. With a private sitting area and deck overlooking the back woods, the only sounds you are likely to hear are the birds. Painted to envoke a true cottage experience, this room has the space to spread out and enjoy just a night, or several - have dinner in your own room and curl up to relax with a good book.

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


Bright and sunny yellow, with a beautiful queen bed. An antique clawfoot tub and handheld shower invite a long soak...in front of the fireplace in fall and winter. Views of the side azalea garden and the front VA Pinoit Noir vineyard are a pleasant way to watch the sun go down.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189


Also on the second floor of the Victorian house, this room has a king bed, a large walk-in shower, and a cozy armchair to settle in with a good book, in front of the fireplace in fall and winter. Pale willow green walls are accented by chartreuse silk curtains and pillows, and luxurious Anichini linens.

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

Robin's Nest

Located on the second floor of the Victorian house, this room has an antique king, four-posted bed, a large walk-in shower and is a beautiful pale blue...the color of a robin's egg, as the room name suggests.

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


This room is on the main level of the Victorian house. With a large bay window, a luxurious king bed, two-person whirlpool tub and fireplace, this is one of our most requested rooms. Many original finishes still exist on doors and trim, including the faux painted slate mantel and window shutters.

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

Cottage Room

Cottage Room...is the left side of our woodland cottage cabin. A king bed, generous stand-up shower and big window looking out into the woods - curl up on the loveseat and watch the birds!

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

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Location Type

vineyard, river, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Charlottesville, Route 20 south for 16 miles to High Meadows Vineyard Inn on the left, just before entering the town of Scottsville.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Monticello 15 miles, Monticello Wine Trail wineries within 6 miles, James River 1/2 mile, University of Virginia 17 miles, Ash-Lawn Highland 17 miles, Blue Ridge Parkway 25 miles, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, lounging, brewery tours, wine tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: by 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Adjacent rooms are available for families.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Our farm animals are used to each other, but not to others.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-3 days weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit, balance charged 14 days prior to arrival. Payment in full at reservation for holidays and local events.
  • Cancellations: We generally require 14 days notice for a refund for a cancellation. There is a $25 cancellation fee. Local events (UVA games, graduation, concerts, etc) and holidays require payment in full at the time of reservation and are non-refundable unless we can rebook the room for you.



Nancy, Cynthia, Danna and Sophia.

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , ...all outside!

About the innkeepers

Nancy & Cynthia have always loved cooking, and owned a small restaurant and coffee house prior to opening High Meadows. It's the best job we've ever had - though just about every job before this has led us to this...Cynthia worked for Anichini (luxury linens) learning all about sheets and bedding in Vermont, Nancy owned a furniture store, Cynthia's art degree and interior design experience has helped make High Meadows the fun, funky place it is.

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  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: porch, patio, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan, gluten free

Signature Dish

Crepes with Passion Fruit
Adapted from a favorite dessert, morning crepes are filled with local ricotta cheese, and topped with a tangy and delicious passion fruit sauce and seasonal fruit. We love to serve our candied bacon on the side!