The Silver Thatch Inn
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Welcome to The Silver Thatch Inn!
The Silver Thatch Inn offers a special dining experience in its intimate candlelit dining rooms. Contemporary cuisine is offered, featuring grilled meat and fish with healthy and eclectic sauces. Whenever possible, we work with local farmers to ensure that the finest, freshest produce will reach our dining guests. All breads, muffins, cookies, and fabulous desserts are housemade. Holiday dining at the Inn is special.
Lodging is offered in three rooms in the main building and four rooms in the adjacent presidents cottage. Each room has its own unique personality and has been named for one of this country's early Virginia-born presidents. All of the rooms have private bathrooms and several have canopy beds and fireplaces. Our room amenities will make your stay more enjoyable.
Your stay at Silver Thatch will be memorable for the comfort and personal attention you will receive.
An Historical Setting ...The Silver Thatch Inn is one of the oldest historic Virginia homes in the central part of the state, dating back to 1780. The Inn is a charming clapboard home originally started by Hessian soldiers who were captured during the Revolutionary War at The Battle of Saratoga, NY, and marched south to Charlottesville. They built a two-story log cabin on the site of a former Indian settlement, and this section of the house is now known as the Hessian Room.The English Room, in the center part of the Inn, was built in 1812 and served for a period of time as a boys' school. After the Civil War, the property passed through several hands, serving as a tobacco plantation, a melon farm, and a dairy farm. In 1937, the Inn and its 300 acres were purchased by B.F.D. Runk, Dean of the University of Virginia for many years. Dean Runk added the section which is now the Madison and Monroe guest rooms and the Hollymead Dining Room. In 1984, a guest cottage was added to the site to complement the main building. At present, the Inn, which serves as an alternative to conventional hotels, includes 7 guest rooms, a restaurant with three intimate dining rooms, and an authentic English Pub.
Dining At the Inn
The Silver Thatch Inn has a full-service restaurant offering contemporary cuisine for your Charlottesville dining pleasure. Dinner is served to the public Wednesday through Saturday evening from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Reservations are strongly suggested for dinner, as the restaurant may be filled in advance of your arrival. The Inn offers a special dining experience in its intimate candlelit dining rooms.Iggy's Tavern at the Silver Thatch Inn is a small intimate tavern seating 12, which offers casual food in an authentic pub atmosphere for our guests who would like a light bite or a quick meal. The tavern is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday evening from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. No reservations are accepted. The tavern is closed for dining on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, and UVA Graduation Weekend.Whenever possible, we work with local farmers to ensure that only the finest, freshest produce reaches your table. All savory and sweet breads and fabulous desserts are housemade from scratch, as are all stocks and sauces. Holiday dining at the Inn is special.Breakfast at the InnStart your morning with........Freshly ground and brewed Greenberry's CoffeeA Selection of Juices and Stash TeasHouse Baked Pastries made from our own recipesFresh Seasonal FruitAn example of the chef's choice of entrees........Our Signature Challah French ToastButtermilk Buckwheat Pancakes or WafflesEggs Benedict, Awesome OmeletsServed with Jim's house-made sausage,Smithfield hickory smoked bacon, or country or city hamEgg Dishes would include Silver Thatch Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes, Southern Cheese Grits, Potato Latkes, or Fried Green TomatoesAs much as possible, everything is made in house, from scratch,and freshly baked!Special Dietary NeedsPlease let us know when you make your reservation and we willdo our best to accommodate.
Area AttractionsThe Silver Thatch Inn is conveniently located in historic Albemarle County just minutes away from downtown and the main campus of the University of Virginia, making it ideal for Charlottesville vacations and visits to the campus.The area is home to three of our Founding Fathers, each estate boasting fantastic gardens and grounds to explore. Thomas Jefferson's “Monticello”, James Madison’s “Montpelier”, and James Monroe’s “Ashlawn-Highland” offer history and beauty. Return to the Inn for a refreshing beverage in our authentic English Pub, a swim in the pool, then an outstanding dinner paired with a wine from our award-winning wine list.Nature lovers will enjoy the scenery from the famous Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. The fall foliage is legendary! Outdoor enthusiasts will find the Albemarle countryside perfect for hiking, biking, and fishing. Several spectacular golf courses offer breathtaking vistas, and will challenge your game. The countryside around Albemarle County is beautiful any time of year. For an exciting adventure and dramatic perspective, you may want to try hot air ballooning by the Blue Ridge Balloon Company.If a more leisurely pace appeals to you, the Charlottesville, VA area abounds with wonderful craft and antique shops with some well-known craft shows scheduled throughout the year. Calm jagged nerves and rejuvenate your energy with a choice of special packages and “quick getaways.” Jog the neighborhood walking paths, swim in the pool, relax on the patio with a glass of wine, do something, or do nothing. Then enjoy an outstanding dinner in a romantic atmosphere. Excellent day spas are located nearby to pamper yourself with a hot stone massage, or you may want to work out stressed muscles at the local ACAC gym. We’ll make all the arrangements.Virginia’s Piedmont Area is fast becoming the Napa Valley of the East Coast, with many wines earning top awards, and vineyard vistas that make your heart sing. Silver Thatch Inn proudly offers wines from several local vineyards and offers a full complement of domestic wines, which have earned the Inn the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence annually since 1986, the Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction since its inception, and the Virginia Wine Board Wine Master's Program, Five Crystal Stem Award. For more information about our local Virginia wineries, be sure to visit the Web site of the Monticello Wine Trail.Charlottesville's beautifully restored Paramount Theater offers the finest in diversified legitimate theater performances year round. The Charlottesville Pavilion offers live music outdoors featuring artists like The Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Money, Loretta Lynn, and Willie Nelson. Live theater is also offered by Live Arts and The Charlottesville Center for the Performing Arts. The John Paul Jones Arena hosts many world-class concerts and events throughout the year.For More information, try:We will be pleased to assist you in planning your visit with us. We would like to make your stay a memorable one that you will want to repeat.
Relax and Unwind ...The Silver Thatch, our Charlottesville inn, offers lodging in three rooms in the main building and four rooms in the adjacent Presidents’ Cottage. Each room has its own unique personality and has been named for one of this country's early Virginia-born presidents. All of the rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning, and several have canopy beds and fireplaces. Our room amenities will make your stay more enjoyable and a welcome change from typical hotel stays.Main House - 2nd floorJames Monroe RoomJames Madison RoomThomas Jefferson RoomThe Presidents' Cottage - 1st floorGeorge Washington RoomJohn Tyler RoomThe Presidents' Cottage - 2nd floorZachary Taylor RoomWilliam Henry Harrison RoomAll rates include a full breakfast for two, and guest amenities.Guest Room AmenitiesIt is our pleasure to offer you the following complimentary amenities:
- Full Breakfast
- Incredibly Comfortable Serta Pillow Top Mattresses
- High Thread Count, Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Pillowcases
- Complimentary non-alcoholic Beverages
- Soft, Monogrammed Bathrobes
- Bottled Spring Water
- Irons and Ironing Boards
- Hair Dryers
- Bath Products by Greenwich Bay
- (Oatmeal Bath Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner, Body Lotion and Herbal Grain Bath Crystals)
- Wood-burning Fireplaces in many rooms
- CD/Clock Radios in all rooms
- Flat Screen TV with cable in each room
- Broadband Wireless Internet Access
- Individually Controlled Air Conditioning/Heating
- Comfortable Lap Trays for Laptop Computers
- Surge Protected Extensions for your Tech Stuff