The Inn at 400 West High

400 West High St. , Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA (Show map)
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Less than three blocks away from the Historic Downtown Mall, The Inn at 400 West High is designed to appeal to a clientele who enjoys gourmet meals, fine wines, high culture, and a bit of shopping. Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is an open air pedestrian promenade that functions as the cultural heart of the city. With restaurants serving up everything from fine French dinners and spicy Asian feasts, to Southern comfort food and Italian gelato, you won’t mind taking a break from the array of boutique shops featuring handmade clothing, antiques, and handcrafted home furnishings. In the evening, stop in and see a play at the Live Arts Theater, take in a splendid performance at the historic Paramount Theatre, or catch a big-name concert at the newly renovated Jefferson Theater or The NTelos Pavilion; all four are within walking distance from The Inn at 400 West High. When your evening is complete, come "home" to luxurious linens, beautiful showers, and in the morning, a gourmet breakfast with specialty coffee blended for The Inn at 400 West High! Sit in the garden with a glass of wine, or plan your hike on the Blue Ridge....there is so much to do! Let us plan your perfect get-away, starting at The Inn at 400 West High.




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Perfect Anniversary Celebration!

5 on July 27, 2017

We were fortunate to spend our 31st anniversary at Carolyn's beautiful inn. Everything about our stay was perfect, from the moment Jane greeted us at the door, to the delicious breakfast Diana cooked and served, to Carolyn's personal good-bye. We loved our room, with it's own private balcony and fireplace! Every need was anticipated and prepared for us: homemade cookies, water bottles and extra glasses, toiletries, robes, and sweet smelling towels! We were able to walk to the Downtown Charlottesville mall for dinner, and enjoyed a night cap on our balcony before a wonderful night's sleep! Thank you, Carolyn and team, for such a memorable and delightful visit. We can't wait to return!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of your anniversary stay! We hope we will become a part of the tradition for those special celebrations!

- Carolyn (innkeeper)

What my grandson said

4.8 on July 25, 2017

I stayed with my wife in one room, and my daughter, my son-in-law, and my two grandsons stayed in another. As my review, I will simply quote my older grandson: "Granpa, this is the coolest hotel ever!"

Innkeeper Response
Thanks! What a compliment! We love having you back year after year. That in itself is a compliment! See you in 2018, if not before!

- Carolyn (innkeeper)

Excellent B & B

4.2 on July 15, 2017

Our first stay and we were not disappointed. The room was very clean and comfortable. The Inn is centrally located within walking distance to downtown and all of its restaurants, The morning breakfast was superb. Plenty of delicious fresh fruit and scones along with eggs and waffles. Service was outstanding and very accommodating.

Wonderful Weekend Getaway in Charlottesville

5 on May 02, 2017

The Inn at 400 West High was one of the best discoveries we have made in our travels. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and charming. We enjoyed the terrace garden with friends in the late afternoon and enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning in the very inviting Gathering Room. The location is ideal and just blocks from the downtown mall with many shops and restaurants to explore. The accommodations at the Inn made for a perfect weekend getaway. We look forward to another enjoyable stay in the near future.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that you had a great visit at the Inn with your friends! You brought some beautiful weather with you and the garden looked better with you all relaxing in it! We hope to see you in the near future!

- Carolyn (innkeeper)

Could not be more welcoming and comfortable!

4.8 on April 28, 2017

The ambience, friendliness and decor Inn at 400 West High is amazing. The light filled rooms abound in natural and charming comfort. There is attention to detail in the whole property. Self serve coffee, fruits, waters and freshly baked cookies add to the feeling of home. The staff could not be more pleasant and accommodating. This is truly an exceptional bed-and-breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit, our staff, and our amenities. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! We have sweet incentives for returning guests!

- Carolyn (innkeeper)

Fantastic B&B

5 on February 28, 2017

My wife and I visited on 2/23/17 and stayed in the Ridge Apartment for 2 nights. It was a fantastic experience. The Apartment is spacious with its own kitchen, dining area, extra living space, and spacious porch. The bed was fantastically comfortable and the shower/bath was very luxurious. Regarding Breakfast, Diana was fantastic. She made us her special Espresso Waffles and has now earned the moniker "Wonder Woman" (her name is Diana) with regard to her hospitality and cuisine. In addition, the complimentary 24/7 drinks and cookies and the easy/convenient walk to the downtown mall makes this a place you want to retreat to again. We had other plans for our trip and instead stayed close to enjoy the property and room.

Innkeeper Response
We hope you will make the Inn your place of retreat again and again in the future. We aren't very far away! Thanks for your kind review!

- carolyn (innkeeper)

Overnight at the Inn

4.6 on January 23, 2017

We wanted a short getaway after the Holiday activities. We enjoyed the B&B tremendously. The accommodations were comfortable and beautiful. I felt like I was home. Service was very good and the breakfast in the morning was very good. Would highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for choosing us for your post holiday stay. It is guests like you that make the start of a new year so wonderful! Hope to see you again in the near future.

- Carolyn (innkeeper)

Home away from home!

5 on June 01, 2016

We absolutely loved our stay at The Inn at 400 West High. We felt very welcomed by Caroline, our host. Everything was just beautiful and very comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious. The Inn was convenient to everything we wanted to do. Can't wait to stay again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the future. We love being close to the Downtown Pedestrian Promenade and enjoy seeing our guests experience it.

- Carolyn (innkeeper)

A Beautiful Getaway

5 on May 25, 2016

We loved The Inn at 400 West High! The room was so spacious with a sitting area and gas fireplace. The decorations were so detailed and charming. The Breakfast simply outstanding! And all the people were as nice and helpful as could be.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Charlottesville has so much to offer......hope to see you all again!

- Carolyn (innkeeper)

Wonderful stay and wonderful hits

4.6 on May 07, 2016

The are 3 thinks important in real estate and Carolyn has them, location, location, location. A great B & B has 3 important items as well, details, service and local information. Great place. JM

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking time to write your sweet review! We enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the future!

- Carolyn (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

McIntire Room

With a stunning rooftop terrace garden overlooking McIntire Road, this room features an exquisitely appointed king bed and a private bathroom with a lovely tiled shower. Including a private entrance leading out onto a peaceful rooftop terrace and a wrought-iron spiral staircase entering an enclosed courtyard, the McIntire Room combines southern charm with the fantasy of staying in a castle turret. Enchantingly light and airy in spring and summer, this room has a working fireplace to keep you warm and toasty when the weather cools.

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

Altamont Room

With its beautiful brick floor, luxurious king bed, and working fireplace, this room is as comfortable as it is chic. Its private terrace includes a sitting area to make it easy to spend time outside listening to the chirping of the birds and enjoying the residential beauty of Altamont Street. Located on the ground floor, the room can be accessed from its private entrance or from the Inn?s central Gathering Room. The private bathroom includes a pedestal sink and a beautiful, large, tiled shower with steam jets, a large rainhead, and a seat.

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

Preston Suite

Named after Preston Street, one of the highways that brings travelers right to the Inn, this collection of elegant rooms includes a luxurious bedroom with a queen size bed and a study with a daybed and trundle. And just off of the study is a bright, cheery sunroom just right for curling up with your favorite book. The comfortable bathroom includes an Italian tiled shower with a large rainhead. With its own private entrance, the Preston Suite makes it easy to come and go as you please, but with a room like this, who wouldn?t want to stay a while?

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

Ridge Apartment

An executive suite for those who want to stay a while, this apartment is the crowning glory of The Inn at 400 West High and the perfect home away from home for business travelers. Equipped with a full kitchen, including stove and full-sized oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, Cuisinart coffeemaker and coffee press, as well as cooking and dining utensils, this apartment is designed to accommodate those who want to entertain guests with their culinary capabilities or cook homemade meals for their nearest and dearest. A small dining table and chairs make the perfect place for families to come together after a long day at a Shenandoah National Park, a UVA football game, Monticello or a lovely evening out on the downtown mall. Decorated with tasteful hints of aviary flight and fancy, this apartment?s bedroom features a cozy queen-sized bed, wireless Internet, a flat-screen cable television, and a DVD player. Nearby, a combination study-and-sunroom includes a small desk for working, reading, or postcard writing and a full-sized platform bed with coiled mattress that folds out to create extra sleeping space. With French doors opening onto your rooftop garden terrace where a table and chairs await your guests and a good bottle of wine, this room gives visitors a chance to contemplate the picturesque views of southern small city life. But such vistas are, quite frankly, dwarfed by the radiance of a 1921 stained glass window, brought over all the way from Florence, Italy, that elevates this apartment into a work of art. Located in, of all places, the bathroom, this awe-inspiring window is complemented by an arched ceiling with exposed wooden beams and a large, bright luxury shower. This could be your only chance to not only bask but bathe in the presence of such glorious glasswork!

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

West High Room

This room is located at the front of the house, just off of the front entrance. Featuring an elegantly appointed queen bed and a large private bathroom with a tiled shower, this room epitomizes old Virginia charm, giving guests a sense of southern elegance and southern comfort.

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

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Location Type

University, Airport, Downtown, Urban, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 9 miles

Directions to property:

Located in the heart of beautiful, historic Charlottesville, Virginia. Just of off Route 250 East Bypass, close to Route 64 and Route 29.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Night life, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Blu-ray players in rooms, Flat screen tvs in rooms, rooftop terraces, Airport//Train pickup, Tour shuttle service - added fee, Concierge reservation service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Downhill Skiing, Hiking trails, Nearby hiking trails, Walk to shopping, Concert venues, Nearby snow skiing, Sight Seeing, Historic Attractions, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 -6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited We do not encourage children under the age of 10.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on high season weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Paid in full upon placement of reservation.
  • Cancellations: We require two weeks notice on the cancellation of all room reservations. Should you need to cancel your reservation, you may do so anytime before the date two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival with a cancellation fee of $50. If you fail to provide two weeks notice, you will be required to pay the full fee for your stay.
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Carolyn and Gary McGee and Amanda Polson

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About the innkeepers

Before the Inn, Carolyn was the Fine Arts Director at a local college prep school. She loves the arts, interior design, and meeting people! Gary, a retired attorney, is her husband extrodinaire! Amanda (daughter in law and weekend chef) is a graphic artist/web designer and mother to granddaughter Willow!

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  • Time Served: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, lactose free upon request

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