Cedar Spring Inn & Spa

1871 Frays Mill Road P.O. Box 7604, Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
Innkeeper(s): Judith B. McBee
 
  • Introduction

    Welcome to Cedar Spring Inn & Spa, a comfortably luxurious Virginia bed and breakfast inn located on 36 scenic acres 11 miles north of Charlottesville and within 30 minutes of 10 wineries, Monticello and Montpelier, the University of Virginia and the Shenandoah National Park.

    Sited at the top of a cedar-lined ridge, the Inn offers spectacular views of over 20 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The floating morning mist and the brilliant evening sunsets provide an ever-changing mountain spectacle that will become your morning and evening entertainment. It will captivate you with its majesty.

    Cedar Spring Inn & Spa was built in 2001 as an exclusive residence, and was expanded in 2004 to provide a private, luxurious retreat for up to five couples. Designed by a noted Charlottesville architect, the home is dramatic in its use of antique timbers and reused oily and heart pine. Sited to take full advantage of a spectacular western mountain panorama, the house dances with light all day thanks to the generous use of windows throughout.

    Luxury and Hospitality

    The five spacious guest rooms offer a selection of comforts: beautifully appointed King beds, baths with soaking or jetted tubs, romantic fireplaces, private patios, private entrances. All guests enjoy access to the pool and spa, sauna and steam room. The spacious common areas invite conversation, reading, playing a game or just relaxing. There is a massive stone fireplace both inside and out, with abundant decks and patios - all open to the spectacular view. Enjoy a special breakfast while feasting on the beauty of the countryside!


     

    Majestic Surroundings

    Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and thirty-six acres of meadows and woodlands provide a backdrop to the architectural gem which will house your stay. The property delights and surprises - follow a spring-fed stream beneath ancient cedars past an 1840’s cabin to the North Fork of the Rivanna River. Lounge on your private patio or deck, sit by the pool and spa... the floating morning mist and the brilliant evening sunsets provide an ever-changing mountain spectacle. It will captivate you with its majesty.

    Cedar Spring Inn & Spa is a Charlottesville bed and breakfast located 2.3 miles from Route 29 in the historic northern Albemarle County magistrate of Advance Mills.  The Inn is convenient to a rich assortment of things to do and see.  We are centrally located between three presidents’ homes:  Monticello (Thomas Jefferson), Ash Lawn-Highland (James Monroe), and Montpelier (James Madison).  The University of Virginia “Grounds” (the local term meaning “campus”) begins just 20 minutes South on Rt. 29.   There are nine wineries within 20 miles and 5 antique shops or “malls” within 10 miles.  You can enter the Shenandoah National Park and drive Skyline Drive in 20 minutes, or in about the same time you can be horseback riding or hot air ballooning or play a round of golf.  The Charlottesville area is also known for its exceptional dining options, and there are restaurants of all types as close as 10 minutes away.


     

     

    For entertainment, check out the schedule at the John Paul Jones Arena, the Paramount Theater or some of the other options listed on our Activities Page.

    For out-of-state and business visitors we are about 7 miles from the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport and about 4 miles from General Electric Fanuc and the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC).   We are about 5 miles from the University of Virginia Research Park where PRA International, MicroAire Surgical Instruments and Biotage are located.

    Come and relax on the property.  Our pool is open April 1st through mid December (heated April through mid October).  The hot tub, steam room and sauna are available year-round.  You can hike on the property or jog near Advance Mills or simply use the tread mill or Bowflex® in our exercise room.  Schedule a massage, read a book, watch a movie, picnic in the woods … on the banks of the river … at the 1840’s cabin overlooking the stream.  


     

     

    All of our rooms feature King beds with luxury linens, individual climate control, fireplace, TV/DVD, telephone, hair dryer, iron with board, complimentary stocked beverage refrigerator.   Most rooms have a private deck or patio and private entrance. The property also offers complimentary high-speed wireless internet access.

    Come, relax in this architectural light-filled gem, your home away from home.  Enjoy the peace and beauty of the property . . . and leave with the memory of an experience.

  • Cuisine

    Breakfast

    Full country breakfast is cooked to order and served daily in the great room or on the upper patio from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Breakfast includes choice of juice, fresh seasonal fruit, your own loaf of fresh homemade sweet bread or coffeecake, breakfast meat or fish plus your choice from a menu of two savory and one sweet entrees. Coffee and a variety of teas are served at the breakfast bar beginning at 7:00 a.m. and are available throughout the breakfast period. Arrangements can be made for an earlier seating if needed; please speak with the innkeeper.

    Afternoon Treat

    Each afternoon or evening offers an opportunity to relax by the fireplace or on the deck with a glass of wine. Time and offering may vary seasonally. Check with the innkeeper for specifics.


     

     

    In-Room Refreshment

    For your convenience and enjoyment, each room has a beverage refrigerator stocked with water and an assortment of juice and soda. In addition, a variety of snacks are available in the lower gathering room.

    May we help you with Dinner Reservations?

    Charlottesville and surrounding area are home to many fine restaurants satisfying all tastes and budgets. We would be happy to provide recommendations and assist with reservations.

    Within ten miles of Cedar Spring Inn you will find a variety of cuisines. Just slightly further, enjoy all downtown Charlottesville has to offer. If you will be enjoying the fine area wines with dinner, car service can be arranged; to insure availability please let us know at least 48 hours in advance. The charge will depend upon your destination.

  • Activities

    There is much to do in Albemarle County, in Charlottesville and surrounds. Here is just a sampling. For a comprehensive list, an events calendar plus other information, go to www.visitcharlottesville.org, or call 1-877-386-1103 to speak with someone at the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    Antiquing

    Art Galleries

    For a complete listing, visit Monticello Avenue.

    Ballooning

    Biking

    Birding

    Our property is a haven for many species of birds. For local birding information go to www.monticellobirdclub.org

    Canoeing & Rafting

    Festivals

    For a complete listing, visit Monticello Avenue.

    Fishing

    Spend a lazy afternoon fishing in the river bordering the property. For licenses and additional information about area fishing, check out the following:

    Golf

    Just a few miles from Cedar Spring Inn is the following practice range:

    • Highlands Golf Park.
      10421 Seminole Trail (Rt. 29 north of Ruckersville)    434-985-2765
      10 miles

    Hiking

    Hike on the property, through 30 acres of hilly wooded terrain or enjoy a stroll through the meadow.

    Historical Sites

    Horseback Riding

    Ice Skating

    National Parks

    Pottery

    Sky Diving

    Snow Skiing

    Spa Activities

    Cedar Spring Inn is unique in providing amenities normally found at only large hotel properties. Come and enjoy a relaxing Sauna, or use the Steam Room to soothe tired muscles. Cool off afterwards with a dip in the Pool. Or, spend time relaxing in the Jetted Spa adjacent to the pool. Call the innkeeper to schedule a Massage on-site with a licensed massage therapist from one of the area day spas.

    Theater / Concerts

    University

    Wineries

    Monticello Wine Trail
    Virginia Wines

    Please note, the distance shown below each winery represents the miles from CEDAR SPRING INN to the winery.

  • Directions

    Just 2.3 miles from Route 29, yet a world away!

    If using GPS the address is 1871 Frays Mill Road, Advance Mills, VA 22968. The GPS coordinates are N38°10.776'   W78°26.323'

    From Washington, DC (110 miles):

    1. Take I-66W toward Front Royal/Dulles Airport. Exit at 43A (Gainesville/Warrenton) onto US-29S
    2. Follow US-29S to Ruckersville (intersection of US-29 and US-33); continue on US-29S for 3.8 miles to light at VA-641/Frays Mill Road
    3. Turn right onto Frays Mill Road; travel 2.3 miles to Mailbox 1871
    4. Turn left and follow signs down MIDDLE DRIVEWAY to CEDAR SPRING INN
    5. Driveway is .3 mile, through wooded terrain past small red barn on left

    From Richmond (75 miles):

    1. Take I-64W toward Charlottesville
    2. Take exit 136 (US-15)
    3. Turn right at end of exit ramp onto US-15N toward Gordonsville
    4. In Gordonsville follow signs for US-33W to Ruckersville
    5. In Ruckersville turn left on US-29S for 3.8 miles to light at VA-641/Frays Mill Road
    6. Turn right onto Frays Mill Road; travel 2.3 miles to Mailbox 1871
    7. Turn left and follow signs down MIDDLE DRIVEWAY to CEDAR SPRING INN
    8. Driveway is .3 mile, through wooded terrain past small red barn on left

    From I-81 (N or S):

    1. Take I-81 to Harrisonburg; exit onto US-33E
    2. Take US-33E to Ruckersville; turn right onto US-29S for 3.8 miles to light at VA-641/Frays Mill Road
    3. Turn right onto Frays Mill Road; travel 2.3 miles to Mailbox 1871
    4. Turn left and follow signs down MIDDLE DRIVEWAY to CEDAR SPRING INN
    5. Driveway is .3 mile, through wooded terrain past small red barn on left

    From I-64 (E or W):

    1. Take exit 118B onto the US-29N Bypass for 4.5 miles
    2. At sign for Washington, DC and US-29N, exit right onto US-29N
    3. Follow US-29N through intersection at Airport Road; from Airport Road continue on US-29N for 4.1 miles to light at VA-641/Frays Mill Road
    4. Turn left onto Frays Mill Road; travel 2.3 miles to Mailbox 1871
    5. Turn left and follow signs down MIDDLE DRIVEWAY to CEDAR SPRING INN
    6. Driveway is .3 mile, through wooded terrain past small red barn on left

    From Charlottesville/Albemarle Airport (7.5 miles):

    1. Take Airport Road to US-29N; turn left
    2. Follow US-29N for 4.1 miles to light at VA-641/Frays Mill Road
    3. Turn left onto Frays Mill Road; travel 2.3 miles to Mailbox 1871
    4. Turn left and follow signs down MIDDLE DRIVEWAY to Cedar Spring Inn
    5. Driveway is .3 mile, through wooded terrain past small red barn on left