The Inn at Oxbow Farm

1475 Old Ballard Rd , Charlottesville, VA 22901 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Surrounded by towering oaks and rolling hay fields, the Inn at Oxbow Farm sits atop a small knoll at the crest of the Ivy Creek rise. A mere four miles west of Charlottesville, Oxbow enjoys long views of Monticello to the East and the Blue Ridge to the West. On a quiet country road, Oxbow is located within minutes of downtown Charlottesville, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Ashlawn-Highland, the University of Virginia, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park and a dozen Virginia Wineries. For guests booking more than a week in advance of their arrival, a two-night minimum stay is required if one of those nights is a Saturday. If rooms are still available, we may waive this requirement within one week of the date of the stay. Contact us directly for last-minute deals and monthly and seasonal specials. Please note that we are a reservations-only inn. For the privacy of our other guests, if you desire to preview the inn prior to booking a reservation, please contact us ahead of time to arrange to do so.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Our new favorite Charlottesville B&B

4.6 on August 30, 2013

In town in the late spring and checked out this newly renovated b&b. A short trip west of town, we really enjoyed the access to Charlottesville amenities yes the natural surroundings of forests and farmland. The innkeepers were delightful and super helpful. They clearly knew the area very very well and could help with winery, hiking, and dining suggestions (a little spot called Duner's about a mile away in Ivy was a nice discovery). The breakfast both mornings was very well done - eggs, roasted potatoes, vanilla-cinnamon French toast, bacon, roasted potatoes, PHENOMENAL locally roasted coffee, etc... The decor was classy-casual: elegant, simple, and devoid of clutter and kitsch. Being a small inn, the amount of privacy was great. Plan to come back when in the area in the fall.

Cozy country inn!

4.6 on March 26, 2013

The Inn at Oxbow was the perfect getaway from the city. We were greeted in the evenings and the mornings in the formal living room with a roaring fire in the wood burning stove - which we took advantage of until quite late! We enjoyed a hot (and delicious) breakfast was in a well-lit formal dining room (I gave it 4-stars not 5 only because there has to be a star left over for $$$$$ places like Keswick and Clifton!). Our host, Carter, was charming, accommodating, and helpful. One of the nicest parts of the inn was that the layout really provides a great deal of privacy - we were on the ground floor and could not even hear the other guests that weekend (no shared walls, no bedrooms above you!). TVs in each room were a nice touch, but we really didn't use them much. All in all a really lovely place.

Beautiful, peaceful inn 5 minutes outside Charlottesville. Great value.

5 on March 26, 2013

Stayed at the Inn at Oxbow Farm in late autumn and couldn't have been happier. The grounds are beautiful (though the beautiful autumn leaves during our stay certainly helped.) The inn is located just west of Charlottesville about 10 minutes to UVA. A single room is very well priced, but the real steals are the two-bedroom suites (if you're traveling with another couple or with family and want to save around $100 per night!). Great breakfast, fresh locally roasted coffee, and a staff that knows everything about the area if you don't and can point you to the best restaurants and vineyards and secret local spots. Wish we could have stayed longer, but we'll be back!

Great Place!

5 on September 20, 2012

Carter was so nice in helping us arrange our visit and welcoming us at the door with a candle and flashlight! Our rooms were great, so clean and spacious! We loved being country and old fashioned yet having cable tv in each room. :) The breakfast was very tasty and Carter was so nice and talked to us about the history of the house and made sure we were all settled in. I definitely would stay again!

Best combination of privacy and location in the Charlottesville area.

4.6 on August 16, 2012

I've visited most of the B&Bs in Charlottesville and although many are outstanding, but none are located so close to town yet so private as this (most are located on fairly busy roads with a fair amount of road noise). The only B&B with a comparably private setting I've stayed at is the Inn at Sugar Hollow, which is about a 30 minute drive from Charlottesville. The Inn at Oxbow Farm is less than ten and yet on a truly quiet country road. Their prices are excellent and the surrounding grounds are beautiful. A great escape from DC.

Beautiful country setting only five minutes to Charlottesville.

4.8 on August 14, 2012

Great location, private setting, and exceptional value. Suites are available for families or parties of more than two people at half the cost of two individual rooms at most inns.

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Rooms & Rates

Carters Mountain

Carters Mountain is located on the first floor and features a full bed, flat-screen cable tv, high-speed wifi, in-room mini-fridge, and private bath with walk-in shower. A large room (234 square feet), the room has long views to the Southwest Mountains to the east and a great deal of morning light. The room and bath were renovated and painted in 2016.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Fox Mountain

Fox Mountain is located on the ground floor of the Inn and features a queen bed, flat-screen cable tv, free wifi, in-room mini-fridge, and private bath with a combination shower-bath. Our largest single room at 242 square feet, the room has windows with winter views of mountains to north and west. The bedroom and bath underwent complete renovations and painting in 2016.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge is located on the second floor of the Inn and features cable tv, free wifi, in-room mini-fridge. This mid-sized room (212 square feet) has a full bed and private bath with a shower-bath that was completely renovated in 2016.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199


Monticello is a very large (550 square foot) suite located on the second floor of the Inn and features a queen bed, adjacent sitting suite with cable tv, and large bath with walk-in shower and private water closet. The shower is tucked under the eaves of the house and has somewhat limited headroom, so our taller guests might want to opt for one of the rooms on the first floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249

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Location Type

Virginia Country Inn, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 8 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, James Madison's Ashlawn-Highland, Shenandoah National Park, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Foxfield Racecourse, The University of Virginia, Farmington Country Club, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fireplace, Parking, Wedding Facilities , Multiple common sitting areas, outside picnic tables, widescreen television in den, multiple dining areas.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100% at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Subject to a 20% re-booking fee, refunds of deposit will be made for cancellations occurring at least 14 days prior to arrival. With less than a 14 day notice, guests are responsible for the nights reserved unless we can rebook the room. We cannot make exceptions to this policy as we have a limited number of rooms to rent and our average reservation is made over two months in advance of arrival. Early departures fall within the cancellation policy.
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Carter Lewis & Erik Wilke

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

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  • Time Served: 8:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

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