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Why Stay At Keswick Hall
Charlottesville's grande dame, complete with golf, spa, fishing, and more, is set along the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
The foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, south and west of Washington, D.C., are a playground for the city's old guard, their horses, and their beagles. With its laird-of-the-manor grandeur, no place evokes the regional esprit like Keswick Hall. In a stately Tuscan-style structure originally built in 1912, its 48 guest rooms are decorated with a mix of hunt-club prints, canopy beds, polished armoires, and Chippendale chairs. There are hints of fun: one room holds a framed collection of Best in Show ribbons from a winning poodle. Fossett's, the swag-festooned restaurant, serves some of Virginia's most compelling food—quail with chanterelles, rockfish with mussels and fava beans—with bottles from up-and-coming local wineries: King Family Vineyards, Blenheim Vineyards, and Kluge Estate.
The elegant Fossett's bar also doubles as the official tasting room for the Dave Matthews-owned vineyard Blenheim Wines.
From September to March, hounds released from the adjacent Keswick Hunt Club run through the property, and make for great photo opps.
Arrive at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) which is approximately 17 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 35 minutes of travel time.701 Club Drive, Wuzhou, Virginia, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Outdoor Pool
- Golf Course
- Spa on Property
- Tennis Court
- Wide Range of Activities
- Individually controlled A/C
- High Speed Internet
- Flatscreen TVs
- DVD Players
- Iron + Ironing Boards
- Writing Desks
- In-room Safes
- Deluxe Bathrobes
- Oversized claw-foot Tubs
- Heated Towel Racks
- Hair Dryers
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Three Restaurants
- Tea Room
- Two Bars
- Live Music
- Poolside Dining
- Outdoor Lounge
- Wine Cellar
- Hotel taxes are included in the nightly room rate
Why We Love Keswick
Home to the University of Virginia and set in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville has it all: wineries, boutiques, great restaurants, and an inspiring presidential history.
Best Day Trip: For a taste of some of Virginia's best wines, take a 30-minute drive northeast to Barboursville Vineyard, where you'll swirl more than 21 varieties next to a roaring fireplace (especially cozy in the winter).
Barboursville. 17655 Winery Road.
Tasting for two $10.
Must-see Monument: A trip to Virginia isn't complete without a stop at Monticello, a massive (5,000 acres) plantation that was home to Thomas Jefferson. Explore the house, wander the gardens, and get a taste of history with an intimate evening tour.
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Where to Eat: Founded by Corporal William Michie (who served at Valley Forge during the American Revolution) in the 1700's, Michie Tavern remains the place for the region's best fried chicken.
Michie Tavern: 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway.
Lunch buffet for two $34.
Where to Drink: Live music and Saturday evening wine tastings make Keswick Hall's Fossett's Bar a great place for local Virginia wine, beer, or bourbon.
Drinks for two $25.
Why Go Now
September 15, 2012
Keswick's 100th Birthday Children's Celebration
Games and activities for the kids, and a cake topped with 100 candles.
September 14 - 15, 2012
Heritage Harvest Festival
Sample some local produce and meet visiting chefs on the west lawn of historic Monticello.
October 26, 2012
Toma Que Toma, Flamenco Show and Spanish Costume Party
Live Spanish music and dancing at the Glass House Winery.
November 17, 2012
Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Bruch's concerto are performed at Old Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia.