Registered as a Virginia historic landmark, the Inn opened in 1820. At one corner a 2300 acre preserve in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is a four-story brick building with timber framing and is characteristic of Federal style public houses of that period. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.0 on May 15, 2013
I'll come back here again when I'm in Charlottesville.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again!
3.2 on April 21, 2013
Beautiful historical inn
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:)
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.
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.
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country
Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle)
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive, Monticello, 20 vineyards, University of Virginia, Albemarle Ciderworks, Pippen Hill Farm and Vineyard, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Conference Rooms, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Refreshments served on arrival, refrigerator available to guests
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio
Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Jim and Janet Stern
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.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
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.