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 VISIT www.highmeadows.com to reserve your room now.



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

Great B&B

3.8 on November 07, 2016

Nancy is the best. She told us which wineries had little/no steps and would be easier for my wife to see. She even brought us breakfast because my wife didn't feel like walking from the cottage to the main house.

A delightful getaway

5 on November 01, 2016

I wanted a getaway and this certainly fit the bill. I telecommute so it doesn't matter where I work as long as there is internet. The owners were very accommodating, letting me work in the dining room after breakfast or working anywhere in the common area. I stayed in the Dogwood room and I highly recommend it - you have a large attic area that is neatly divided into bedroom, bathroom and sitting room (where I was also able to work). Note: it's an attic in a very old house - the ceilings slope down so it's best not to be too tall (no taller than ~5'10" would be best.) Breakfast is delicious and very filling. They were able to to accommodate my request for gluten free food. The Inn is close to enough wineries to keep you occupied for several days. You are also within a very reasonable distance to Monticello, Ash Lawn and Montpelier. The owners are friendly and thoughtful - I lacked for nothing. I also booked a massage - they have a separate massage room that was quiet and soothing. The massage therapist did a wonderful job - I didn't want the massage to end.

A treasure

5 on September 26, 2016

This was a wonderful surprise. We were not expecting a whole lot because it was difficult at first to connect. But we were really enchanted by this eclectic place with all its magical colors and quiet setting. The breakfasts were so good and everything was a taste treat. Cynthia was warm and welcoming and the cottage suite was a lovely place for my husband and I to reconnect and relax. A treasure! The little town of Scottsville was delightful too.

Excellent B&B we highly recommend it.

5 on September 12, 2016

The staff are very responsive and accommodating. The rooms are beautiful, the food and service is great.

Great Stop for the Weekend!!!!

4.8 on September 09, 2016

We recently stayed here over the Labor Day weekend. It was a great location for our trip. The room was very nice and the breakfast was great everyday. It was a great start for our busy days. The Inn is very quiet and restful.

A Homey Inn Near Charlottesville

4.6 on August 22, 2016

High Meadows Vineyard Inn with its bright exterior colors looks like something out of a storybook on the outside. Don't let that fool you, though. On the inside, both the Inn and its owner are genuine and help guests feel like they are at home. The owner is extremely knowledgeable about the area and can point you in the right direction about hiking possibilities, historical sites, wineries and cideries, restaurants, and other interesting options. The rooms are appointed with period furnishings, the beds (including down pillows) are comfortable, and the breakfasts are exceptional. Breakfast at the Inn during the week usually consists of granola, fruit, yogurt, coffee, pastries, etc., served throughout the morning. Because one member of our party of two had special food restrictions, and possibly because there were few other guests at the Inn during our stay, not only were those restrictions accommodated, but we felt like we had the weekend fare, which as stated on the website, is much more elaborate. We stayed in the Willow room for four nights during the week. Willow is labeled as the quietest of those at the Inn. We did not hear a peep in our room from anyone or anything while we were there. Even the bathroom was heavily insulated so that you couldn't hear water running. We heartily recommend the High Meadows Vineyard Inn for a relaxing stay in the Charlottesville area.

Great weekend

4.8 on July 14, 2016

We have a wonderful and relaxing weekend at this quaint bed and breakfast. We would be happy to go back!

Beautiful B&B

4.2 on May 28, 2016

Booked for a long weekend to attend a local graduation. High Meadows has a great reputation and for the most part they met or exceeded our expectations. So much of a B&B is the people and while there we learned that the owner was retiring and moving to Florida. Hope the new management can keep up the standards.

Wonderful Time

4.8 on May 23, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed an overnight stay. We were in town for the Dave Matthews Band show. It was full of history and it's own lovely quirkiness. The ladies were nothing short of kind. It was clean, and the food was delicious! We unexpectedly learned a lot about the town it is in. We will definitely be back for a longer stay!

Perfect rustic luxury retreat

5 on May 19, 2016

We stayed in the cottage suite for one night and it was absolutely divine! Perfectly curated room, attentive staff, and all in a gorgeous setting. Our only feedback is that the mattress could use to be replaced. Otherwise, my husband and I agreed that we wish we could have stayed forever! Well done, High Meadow Inn!

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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 a king 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

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, 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 Not on the property.
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • 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, with no refunds. Please inquire if you are unsure!
  • Cancellations: We generally require 14 days notice for a refund for a cancellation. There is a $25 cancellation fee per room. Local events (UVA games, graduation, concerts, etc) and holidays require payment in full at the time of reservation and are non-refundable. Packages are also non-refundable, payable in full as the time of reservation.
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Cynthia Bruce

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , ...all outside!

About the innkeepers

For our return guests...Nancy has retired and returned to our homestate of Florida! Cynthia always loved cooking, and owned a small restaurant and coffee house prior to opening High Meadows, It's the best job ever - though just about every job before this has led to this...Cynthia worked for Anichini (luxury linens) learning all about sheets and bedding in Vermont, and an Interior Design & Art degree have 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!


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