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Cedar Spring Inn

1871 Frays Mill Road , Charlottesville, VA 22968 USA (Show map)
4.7
19 Reviews
$185 - $285
per night

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About

Panoramic mountain views, the luxury of a boutique inn, the hospitality of a country bed and breakfast. Relax in light-filled public spaces or in the pool, spa, sauna or steam room. 36 acres of rolling woodlands and meadows perfect for hiking, fishing or simply relaxing. King beds, elegant private baths and your choice of fireplaces, double jetted or soaking tubs, private patios and private entrances. A mile-long spring-fed stream - an 1840's chestnut-log cabin - over 600 feet of frontage on the North Fork of the Rivanna River. Enjoy a leisurely country breakfast, then visit Wineries, Monticello, Montpelier, Skyline Drive, UVA. Phones, satellite TV, wireless internet access.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Excellent getaway!

5 on September 06, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Charlottesville for a concert and he booked us a room at this B&B. I couldn't have been happier with our stay! The house and ground are GORGEOUS, the pool was AMAZING, and the food was DELICIOUS! Thirty minutes from downtown Charlottesville, Cedar Spring is in the countryside with view of the mountains. Incredible. We will DEFINITELY be back!


Amazing

5 on August 28, 2012

The Cedar Spring Inn was absolutely amazing! The room was wonderful, the location and setting was beautiful and breakfast was amazing. Judy and Charles were terrific hosts. We can't wait to come back. John & Sandy Ohio


NOTHING less than superior!

5 on June 22, 2012

My wife and I have traveled extensively, and stayed everywhere from downtown San Francisco to a bungalow on the beach. I could go on and on about the inn, but I'll simplify it and say that we have never stayed anywhere, at any price, that was more enjoyable, from the rooms, to the breakfast to, especially, our wonderful hosts. We hated to leave, and are anxious to return. Joe and Norma H.


Job Very Well Done

5 on August 25, 2011

My experience at CedarSprings was less "inn-like" and more "Four Seasons-like". The keepers have through of every small detail to make the experience rich and luxurious. The rooms are superb, the privacy excellent, the food was amazing, their service was discrete and friendly, the property itself is in excellent condition and offers several excellent outdoor activities, and above all the views of the VA countryside and distant Blue Ridge mountains are breathtaking. The little "extras" provided make all the difference in the world and one's experience has been very well thought out. In all, I think its one of the best values I have experienced and I would unreservedly return and recommend it to friends. This is a very, very private inn -- perfect for that get away weekend.


Wonderful folks and stay

5 on May 31, 2011

Over the holiday we stayed here for 2 nites and all I can say is "WOW" the rooms-pool--location-and the food/breakfast--what a class act and great people--you will not be disappointed--well worth the money--very very nice place.


Just what we were looking for!

5 on February 13, 2011

We have been searching for a bed and breakfast or "mountain getaway". This bed and breakfast has definitely met all expectations. Beautiful views, wonderful amentities, clean and modern, and very gracious hosts. We are looking forward to many return trips to sight see, do our work in a quiet environment or just relax. And as an aside, one of the previous reviewers commented on a "bug" problem. Don't believe it! The innkeepers/owners have such pride of ownership in this fine inn that we couldn't even imagine that bugs would ever be a problem! We would recommend this place to all!


A week now passed and still thinking of this place ...

5 on September 12, 2010

As with others who have written here, we feel fortunate to have discovered the Cedar Spring Inn and even more fortunate to know that it is only 3 hours away so that we can visit again. The inn is truly an elegant, yet comfortably beautiful place to relax, restore, and enjoy sumptuous breakfast CHOICES which will keep you going until an evening dinner. Judy and Charles work hard to provide a top drawer experience for all guests. We loved relaxing on the porch each morning enjoying our own individual loaf of baked sweet bread (this morning I'm making at home Judy's 'pear pecan bread' as she generously shared/printed the recipe for me), sitting poolside in the wonderful comfy lounge chairs, walking along the picturesque lane down to the cabin in the woods, watching the deer at sunrise and sunset in the lower field, and talking with other happy guests who also loved the inn -- and hated to leave. One other group of guests with whom we spoke were on their seventh visit in just a few years, and we hope to be able to say the same. The ride from town takes about 20 minutes with traffic TOPS, and is worth the teeny bit of effort to not be so close to town but to still enjoy Charlottesville proper. Also, Rte 29 which is the major highway one takes to get to their road (Frays Mill), is typical American highway with everything one needs to be 'connected' but a world away from the bliss of Cedar Spring Inn.


Re Bugs and Bad Service

5 on August 13, 2010

My wife has already written a review, but I felt compelled to address the bugs and bad service review. As my wife said, we are CPAs. We go to the Inn often for stays of 2-8 nights at a time. It has become a home away from home for us. This place is gorgeous! The innkeepers are first-rate. They pay attention to every detail to ensure their guests have a memorable stay. The breakfasts are better than you would get at any restaurant. The service is unwavering in its excellence. The inn abounds with little touches that make you feel at home, but without the work of being home. In short, the inkeepers pamper you so that no matter how long you stay, when it's time to leave, you wish you could stay just one more day. I simply do not believe the bugs and bad service review. I am convinced there were circumstances that would justify removing that review from this site. For the review to have any validity, the innkeepers would have to be like Jekyll and Hide. But we know personally that they have been consistently wonderful since the day they first opened their lovely inn. One only has to read the hundreds of glowing reviews written in the diaries placed in each room to know that this is no buggy place with bad service. The inn is in the country, tucked away in a mountainous setting. The only way bugs could have entered their room is if they themselves left the screen door to their room open. In something like 50+ stays in the inn, we have never seen a bug inside the inn. N-E-V-E-R. The proof is in the pudding, as they say. Stay at this wonderful inn. You will be so happy you did!


The best inn experience you can imagine.

5 on August 03, 2010

We have stayed at the Cedar Spring Inn for about 50 nights over the past three years. It has been our destination of choice for all our vacations during this time. We have a busy accounting practice that saps all our strength so when we start thinking of time off, we automatically think about Cedar Spring Inn. It's beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. But...there are plenty of places within a short driving distance (Skyline Drive, wineries, Monticello, shopping, etc) that if you want to be busy in addition to peaceful relaxation, it's all there. DO NOT hesitate to come and stay for one night or many. You'll be glad you did.


Elegance

4.2 on July 22, 2010

We loved this place. The breakfast was beautiful in every respect: thoughtfully composed, lovely flavors, surprising variety and very high quality. The house is calm, elegant and altogether relaxing. Our hosts were friendly and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend a stay here.


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Rooms & Rates

World View

King Bed with luxury linens, Gas Fireplace, Loveseat plus Two Upholstered Chairs, Separate Desk Area, Private Deck with wicker furniture and table with chairs, Bathroom has Double Jetted Tub with Shower, TV/DVD, Telephone, Beverage Refrigerator, Spa Robes and Slippers, Turndown Service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $235 - $265

Orient Expressed

King Bed with luxury linens, Electric Fireplace, Upholstered Chairs with Footstool plus Wooden Loveseat, Large Private Deck with Double Hammock and wrought iron table with six chairs, Bathroom with Pedestal Soaking Tub and Separate Double Shower and Double Vanities, TV/DVD, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Beverage Refrigerator, Spa Robes and Slippers, Turndown Service.

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

Nightly Rate: $235 - $265

English Library

King Bed with luxury linens, Gas Fireplace, Upholstered Couch, Large Private Patio Facing Pool with teak table and chairs and steamer loungers, Bathroom has Soaking Tub with Separate Shower with body sprays, TV/DVD, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Beverage Refrigerator, Spa Robes and Slippers, Turndown Service.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $255

Charleston Garden

King Bed with luxury linens, Gas Fireplace, Comfortable Seating for two, Private Patio with teak rockers, Bathroom has Double Jetted Tub with Shower, TV/DVD, Telephone, Beverage Refrigerator, Spa Robes and Slippers, Turndown Service.

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $245

Captain's Watch

King Bed with luxury linens, Electric Fireplace, Comfortable Seating for three, Separate desk area, Bathroom has tub/shower, TV/DVD, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Beverage Refrigerator, Spa Robes and Slippers, Turndown Service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $215

Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 7 miles

Directions to property:

Take US-29 to northern Albemarle County; turn West onto VA-641/Frays Mill Road. Travel 2.3 miles to Mailbox 1871. Turn left and follow signs down Middle Driveway to Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Skyline Drive, University of Virginia, Monticello, Montpelier, Ash Lawn Highland, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, VCR, Videos , Pool, Steam Room, Sauna, Spa Slippers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sauna, Heated outdoor spa, Steam room, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 to 7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends, accept single nights after Thursday 6:00pm.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required.
  • Cancellations: Full refund of deposit if cancellation is made two weeks prior to reservation date. Other terms and conditions apply, see website under Contact for details.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Judith B. McBee

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Marry a fourth-generation wine merchant with a high-profile stint in the housewares industry; add years of travel to ski (and work!) around the globe. Love to sail! Now new careers as screenwriter and innkeeper.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Greatroom, Breakfast patio, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes with Lingonberry Jam


Details

1871 Frays Mill Road , Charlottesville, VA 22968 USA (Show map)

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