The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm
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Serine Country Merges With Rustic Adventure
Comfortably situated on 70 acres of scenic country, the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm offers guests breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It also happens to be a perfect gateway to many historical and recreational opportunities surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia.
Take in the picturesque scenery along the Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that runs the entire length of the Shenandoah National Park. Or, take a stroll through Virginia wine country and taste local fine wines along the Appellation and Monticello Wine Trail. For further exploration, the Nelson 151 will connect you will even more outdoor activities like fishing, tubing, skiing, hot air ballooning. And the inn is just a short distance to many historic sites like Monticello, Ash-Lawn Highland, and Montpelier. But if you prefer a crowd, the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's alma mater, hosts an array of sporting events, cultural activities and tours each year.
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm consists of 5 rooms in the "Main House" and 3 rooms in the 1905 renovated "Farmhouse". Each room has unique country furnishings, private bath and free Wi-Fi. Wood-burning fireplaces and double whirlpool tubs are also available in select rooms. And there is no shortage of quite spaces to relax in. Guests staying at the Main House enjoy lounging on our bluestone terrace and second floor deck, while guests at the Farmhouse can’t resist gathering on the front porch. Comfortable common indoor areas include a sunroom, study, family room, and reading nook.
You'll awake, each morning, to a complimentary breakfast of the inn’s famous homemade buttermilk or pumpkin pancakes, cinnamon or confectioned French toast, varied egg specialties, seasonal fresh fruit, freshly baked muffins, country biscuits, juices, coffees, and teas. And complimentary hot and cold beverages are always available in the inn’s two butler's pantries.
Our Inn is a serene country retreat surrounded by picturesque mountain views, majestic hardwood forests, and rushing woodland streams. The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm offers many amenities that will make your stay relaxing and memorable.
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm was founded serendipitously by owners Dick and Hayden Cabell. Serendipity - making fortunate discoveries accidentally. It was serendipity and their love of the mountains that led Dick and Hayden to Sugar Hollow in the spring of 1994 when they purchased a 70-acre parcel of land, the day after it went on the market. It was soon to become the home of the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm. Dick, a former manufacturing executive and Hayden, a Spanish and French teacher, decided, since their sons had graduated from college, that it was time for a career change - as Dick says, Monty Python's expression applies, "And now for something completely different!"
Dick and Hayden restored the existing 1905 farmhouse and, at the same time, built a new home in the "Virginia farmhouse" style. Both homes, the Main Inn and the Farmhouse, conveniently located near Charlottesville, VA now provide beautiful lodging accommodations for Inn guests.
Abundant and spacious common areas lure you to relax, read in private, or visit with other guests. For your computing needs, free Wi-Fi is available.
On the main level, you will enjoy our family room with natural stone fireplace and the extraordinary panoramic view of the Blue Ridge from the Palladian window.
Plan your day's adventures in the bright and airy sunroom, or play a board game in the study (with satellite TV). For added privacy, consider stealing away with your favorite novel to the reading nook off the upper foyer. Or, you may choose to relax and watch the hummingbirds cavort around their feeder on the upper deck. Of course, you'll want to fix yourself a cup of tea or hot chocolate in the butler's pantry first!
Don't be surprised if you see a deer or wild turkey wander across the pasture as you breakfast beside the large bay window in the dining room.
Of course, a full country breakfast awaits you after your restful evening. You may choose from a wide assortment of savory breakfast treats, featuring Dick's famous homemade buttermilk or pumpkin pancakes, cinnamon or confectioned French toast, varied egg specialties, seasonal fresh fruit, freshly baked muffins, piping hot country biscuits, juices, coffees, and teas.
After your meal, you'll be energized for a great day of area activities – visiting wineries or brew pubs, Monticello, enjoying antique shopping, hiking, touring, exploring the forests and streams of Sugar Hollow, or just relaxing at the Inn.
In 1905, the Wood family built their charming family home on a 70-acre tract of land on the banks of the Moorman River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, VA. That friendly structure now provides additional guest accommodations for the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm bed and breakfast. We completely renovated the Farmhouse in 1995 and in following years made additional improvements, including adding central air conditioning to make it comfortable and enjoyable for our guests who would be staying there.
In addition to their comfortable bedrooms, our guests enjoy a large sitting room where TV and reading materials are available. Complimentary hot and cold beverages are offered near the guestrooms. In the Main Inn, just a two-minute walk across the adjoining lawns, we serve a full country breakfast to all guests.
Our guests find that the Farmhouse has a very comfortable, cozy feel. It is almost impossible to resist settling into the old swing on the front porch for a relaxing pause.
In addition to our three standard guestrooms in the original part of the Farmhouse (the Hummingbird, Butterfly, Garden Rooms), our premier guestroom, the Shenandoah Suite, is nearby. The Shenandoah Suite is a new addition to the Farmhouse and is a self-contained, cottage-like accommodation. It is our only guest accommodation with a private deck and private entrance, and it is totally separate from the other Farmhouse guestrooms.
Every detail in the Shenandoah Suite testifies to the many years of inn-keeping experience that went into its design. We built the suite to be a uniquely relaxing, luxury experience, guaranteed to send you home with body, mind, and spirit renewed.
Conveniently located near many area activities, guests can enjoy everything from exploring the great outdoors to sampling a local winery or touring Monticello.
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm is built on 70 beautiful acres with views of the surrounding mountains. The Inn's scenery remains spectacular through the seasons. Enjoy the panoramic wash of red, gold, and brown across the mountainsides in fall, the snow-blanketed Blue Ridge in winter, the pink redbuds and white dogwoods throughout the hillsides in spring, and the vivid green of summer.
It is not uncommon to see deer or wild turkey in our pastures. You are welcome to spend your day hiking the forests and woodland streams of Sugar Hollow, or you may want to explore nearby Shenandoah National Park or Ivy Creek Natural Area. For nature enthusiasts, there are a wonderful variety of outdoor activities in the area.
However you spend your days here, Sugar Hollow is a lovely, secluded location for your getaway. Yet, we are still convenient to all local attractions, making our B&B an excellent setting for hosting a retreat or group event.
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Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Dick and Hayden Cabell for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most travelers stay at our inn because they want a quiet, scenic country experience near the mountains.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Our inn is best known for friendly, helpful service and for meeting the high expectations of experienced travelers. Our 70 acre setting in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains makes our inn unique. What we love most about our inn is its nearness to the mountains and the views it presents across our pasture to the Blue Ridge. Stunning sunsets, fabulous star shows with no light pollution. Also, we love the fact that we are 30 minutes or less from wonderful restaurants, wineries and Charlottesville’s local attractions.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Travelers interested in history come to visit the 3 historic presidential homes of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe, and in addition they visit the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson.
Travelers interested in wine and wine touring come to explore and taste the award winning wines at the 30 wineries within an hour’s drive of the inn. They also enjoy visiting cider works and several micro breweries.
Travelers interested in shopping and antiquing come to explore the numerous boutiques, antique shops and local artisans shops in the area.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
“We have traveled the world and stayed at many B&B’s and yours is among the best of any we have experienced.”
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Our guests are surprised to find out that there is so much to see and do in the greater Charlottesville area -- one needs several days to take it all in.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
During a 4-night stay our guests would take part in many, many nearby activities….go hiking (5 minutes to the trail that takes you to the top of the Blue Ridge and the Appalachian Trail.), go wine touring among our 30 area wineries, go to Monticello (Jefferson’s home) and the other presidential homes, tour the University of Virginia, visit the micro-breweries, go fly fishing on the Moorman River that borders the inn’s property, take a drive along Skyline Drive/the Blue Ridge Parkway, follow the Monticello Artisan Trail, visit local lavender farms, go fly fishing, go ballooning, go golfing, go horseback riding, attend local live theater, follow the Monticello Artisan Trail of Albemarle and Nelson counties or stay at the inn to enjoy the scenery, relax and read a book.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Great hiking is within walking distance of the inn. Two trails that follow the Moorman River take hikers to the top of the Blue Ridge to the Appalachian Trail and back. One is 3.2 miles, one way and the other is 5.5 miles, one way. Of course, it is lovely to take a simple walk or jog along our road that borders the Moorman River.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are too many outstanding restaurants to mention. Charlottesville has an excellent restaurant for almost any dining preference.
For example – a short, sample list:
Sophisticated and cosmopolitan – The Downtown Grill
Strictly and completely local offerings – The Local
Near the Inn, great variety, well prepared and delicious – Three Notch’d Grill
Near the Inn, a pub with all local offerings – Fardowners
South African – Shebeen
American, upscale – Hamiltons on the Pedestrian Mall
A Fun Lunch (or dinner) – Revolutionary Soup on the Pedestrian Mall 30 excellent restaurant choices on the Downtown Pedestrian Mall
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
www.artisanscenterofvirginia.org (Monticello Artisan Trail)
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 9 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
No, but we can recommend pet motels/kennels.
Amenities at our Bed and Breakfast in Virginia
Get away to the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm and enjoy charming country lodging near Charlottesville. The Inn and all of our guest rooms have been designed with your comfort in mind, making your time here something you will never forget.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Private bathroom in every room
- Complimentary hot and cold beverages available in our butler's pantries
- CD player in your room with CDs for relaxing music - or bring your own if you wish
- Access to multiple spacious common rooms including our sunroom, study with TV, reading nook, Great Room with view across the pasture to the Blue Ridge, dining area, stone terrace, upper deck, and herb garden
- A collection of our favorite books and magazines for your reading pleasure
- Arrangements available for special events (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) or whatever it takes to make your stay memorable
- Comfortable beds (king, queen or twin), the softest of bed linens, and hypo-allergenic pillows for a most excellent sleep
- Iron and ironing board available upon request
- Central air conditioning throughout the Main Inn and the Farm House
- TV/DVD in the TV room with a choice of DVDs
- VHS Player available with a choice of VHS movies to watch in your room
- Massages provided by a certified therapist for sports and therapeutic massage. In many cases, in-room massages can be arranged. Make your appointment directly with one of these certified massage therapists: Jessica Tosto at 434-823-2641, Lauri Ross 434-409-5373, Mary Smith 434-409-2559, Gloria Jean - 434-823-5010
- Hiking in the Shenandoah National Park, 2 miles from our door - all the way to the Appalachian Trail at the top of the Blue Ridge. Along the way, be sure to stop for a refreshing swim in our famous Blue Hole.
- Plenty of space for a quiet stroll on our 70 acres with a cascading mountain stream
- A quiet walk (or an energetic jog) down our country road alongside the Moorman River
- Relaxing on our stone terrace or upper deck with a good book or for bird and butterfly watching.
- Hot air balloon rides
Retreats and Events
The Inn was designed to accommodate retreats and conferences. Our meeting facility features numerous common spaces that will accommodate small to medium-sized groups. The family room is arranged to provide informal meeting space for 12 to 15 people. The sunroom, study, and upstairs reading nook serve as break-out space for smaller sessions.
Catered lunches and dinners can be provided to allow groups to stay on site for meals. A full country breakfast, of course, is included with every overnight stay. For day conferences, we are happy to serve coffee, muffins, and fruit for your morning start-up.
With nine guestrooms in both the Main Inn and the Farmhouse, we have space for substantial overnight stays for multiple-day conferences.
In cases where spouses may accompany attendees, we have a multitude of nearby activities within ten minutes of the Inn. Golfing, biking in the Shenandoah National Park and multiple winery tours that offer free tasting are favorite activities near the Inn. We can arrange special wine tours for groups with advance notice.
In addition, Charlottesville, with its downtown walking mall, antique shopping, and historic sites including Monticello and the University of Virginia, is only 20 - 30 minutes away.
Things to Do and Area Attractions in the Charlottesville Area
During your stay at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm, you'll discover that there is an abundance of wonderful things to do in this area. For the outdoor enthusiast, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy nature, from hiking in the Shenandoah National Park, to swimming in the Blue Hole, to trout fishing in the Moorman River and much, much more. If shopping is your idea of an adventure, the Charlottesville area is your destination for treasure hunting with its numerous antique shops, specialty boutiques, art and craft galleries, and retail stores. Enjoy the fruit of the land while taking a wine tour and sampling the offerings at nearby wineries. Be sure to check out our Local Attractions page for even more ideas of things to see in Charlottesville, Virginia, including historic sites such as Monticello, Ashlawn Highland, and Montpelier. Of course, you can always choose just to spend the day relaxing in the cozy accommodations of the bed and breakfast – maybe you'll want to stay a day longer to do just that!
Hiking & Nature
1. Sugar Hollow Reservoir Hike into the Shenandoah National Park
Just 2 miles from the Inn we have the Sugar Hollow Reservoir and the boundary to the Shenandoah National Park. At the reservoir, there are 2 trails that will take you to the top of the Blue Ridge, to the Appalachian Trail. The trails border the Moorman River and are named the North Fork Trail and the South Fork Trail. There is free access into the Park and it is about a 4 hour round-trip hike. We have specific directions for you and extra water bottles!
2. Shenandoah National Park
Free access to the park and hiking trails just 2 miles from our front door. www.nps.gov/shen
Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains between Pennsylvania and Georgia. The rolling Piedmont country lies to the east of the park. Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, provides vistas of the spectacular landscape to east and west. The park holds more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail.
3. Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park
Ten minutes from the Inn.
On the 600 acre preserve you will find over 6 miles of trails for hiking, biking, running and equestrian use bordering the Shenandoah National Park. This is just one of many ways to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains, right from Sugar Hollow.
4. Ivy Creek Natural Area (ICNA)
ICNA is a 215-acre preserve. With assistance from the Nature Conservancy, ICNA was founded by local citizens who valued this former farmland on the Rivanna Reservoir for its natural beauty, diverse wildlife habitat, and watershed protection. Located off of Hydraulic Road on Earlysville Road, just 2 miles north of Charlottesville, the Natural Area is a mix of pine and hardwood forests, old fields, streams, natural springs, and 2 miles of shoreline. Six miles of walking trails and a 3/4 mile paved trail (for visitors with special needs) are open free to the public every day from 7:00 a.m. to sunset.
5.Ragged Mountain Natural Areaand other great Charlottesville area hikes
Crabtree Falls has the highest vertical-drop cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. It features a series of five major cascades and a number of smaller ones that fall a total distance of 1,200 feet. It begins with a gentle paved trail and proceeds to the more adventuresome 3-mile trail to four other overlooks offering spectacular views of the Crabtree Creek Falls and lovely vistas of the Tye River Valley.
7. Old Rag Mountain
The Old Rag Mountain hike in the Shenandoah National Park is one of the most popular hikes in the mid-Atlantic region. With many spectacular panoramic views and one of the most challenging rock scrambles in the park, this circuit hike is a favorite of many hikers. Elevation – 2,500 ft
Shopping for Antiques, Pottery, Artwork, and Handicrafts
The Monticello Artisan Trail
The Monticello Artisan Trail is a regional trailway that connects destinations including craft artisan studios, galleries, agri-artisan farms, and more in Albemarle and Nelson Counties and the City of Charlottesville. Following the Trail, you will discover the beauty of the mountains and valleys that local artisans call home. An exciting place to explore with family and friends for lasting memories.
Over the Moon Book Store and Artisans Gallery, opened May 31, 2010 in historic downtown Crozet, Va., only 10 minutes from Sugar Hollow. Owned and operated by Anne and Laura DeVault, offering new and green (gently re-cycled) books as well as gift items and gallery pieces by local and nationally known artists. Over the Moon, with personalized customer service, is a true community partner and offers many special events including book signings, book-themed gatherings, artist opening receptions, artist talks and demonstrations, and trunk shows. Follow it on Facebook and Twitter!
The Barn Swallow is owned and operated by potters Janice Arone and Mary Ann Burk. Their restored 1800's barn is the venue for displaying their fine hand-crafted ceramics as well as jewelry, glass, textiles, and one-of-a-kind pieces for home and garden, created by new artists and select Virginia craftspeople. One may also purchase online at the Barn Swallow website.
Mud Dauber Pottery features intricately designed botanical stoneware created by Suzanne Crane and other local potters. Other handcrafted items are also available such as tiles, jewelry and ornaments.
P. Buckley Moss Museum and Gallery displays and offers for sale the unique art works of Pat Moss. Her gallery is in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley in Waynesboro, Virginia, a beautiful 20-minute drive from the Inn. Ms. Moss, with a reputation of painting rural settings and people, often features the serene lifestyle of the Amish and Mennonite people who live and work in the Shenandoah Valley.
Spend the day antiquing all around Charlottesville! Ask for our handout of complete information about Charlottesville area antique shops.
The ultimate de-stressor. Indulge in an hour of pure relaxation by one of Charlottesville's highly qualified and certified therapists for sports and therapeutic massage. In many cases, in-room massages can be arranged. Make your appointment directly with one of these certified massage therapists:
Jessica Tosto at 434-981-8192, Lauri Ross 434-409-5373, Mary Smith 434-409-2559.
Our Moorman River is a primo Trout Unlimited Stream, and Beaver Creek and Lake Albemarle are great for bass and bluegill.
Click here for excellent area-wide fishing information.
We have a wealth of species of woodland birds such as bluebirds, indigo buntings, scarlet tanagers, sharp shinned hawks, and pileated woodpeckers in our fields and forests, or you may wish to visit the nearby Ivy Creek Natural Areafor a guided birdwatch or nature hike.
For those of you who like to stay connected, check Ebird.org (developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audobon) for the best and latest birding information.
We have numerous butterfly bushes and other flora to attract dozens of varieties of butterflies each season. Our guests are often amazed at the large number of butterflies that visit our garden, to name just a few – giant fritteraries, yellow swallowtails, red admirals, question marks, and in late summer, the beautiful monarchs. In addition, we have all types of beautiful moths, including the rare and beautiful green luna moth. Follow our sugar Hollow butterflies on Pinterest.
Escape on a romantic and adventurous scenic flight, high over the majestic and tranquil Virginia countryside. Contact one of our local ballooning companies:
1)Scott Cohrs, licensed pilot. Bonaire Charters434-981-5260
2)Jim Haseltine, licensed pilot. Blue Ridge Balloon Co.434-589-6213.
3) Mandy Basken, licensed pilot. Monticello Country Ballooning 434-996-9008
4)Rick Behr, licensed pilot. Bear Ballooning Corp 800-476-1988
For all of the horseback and ballooning phone numbers you may have to leave a message. They are usually good about calling back.
Brookhill Farm – only 30 minutes from the Inn.
Trail and arena riding. Expert staff.
2067 Scottsville Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Contact Lynne Beegle-Gebhard at (434)906-5049
The horse enthusiast finds at Brookhill Farm a beautiful landscape in which to enjoy a wonderful riding experience. The open, rolling pastures and wooded riding trails are typical of Central Virginia and are the perfect setting for a lovely morning or afternoon ride. While Brookhill Farm specializes in Hunger-Jumpers and Fox Hunting, they welcome and are happy to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities.
Graves Mountain Arena Guided Trail Rides. One hour, half day, and full day trips, and Horse and Carriage rides at Graves Mountain Lodge, Rt. 670, Syria, VA 22743 (Madison County). 540-923-4231. www.gravesmountain.com
Oakland Heights Farm Guided Trail Rides. David and Sally Lamb. 17110 James Madison Highway, Gordonsville, VA 22942. 540-832-3350. www.oaklandheights.ova.net.
Along country roads, paved and unpaved, but remember to bring your bike! Beautiful biking routes near the Inn. Bike rentals are available nearby at Extreme Sports. Call them for details!
Patricia Ann Byrom Forest Preserve Park
Ten minutes from the Inn.
A new hiking/biking/jogging trail near our Inn. The new forest preserve park in Blackwell Hollow has over 6 miles of trails for hiking, biking, running and equestrian use bordering the Shenandoah National Park, just one of many ways to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains, right from Sugar Hollow.
Nearby Walnut Creek Park has 15 miles of single-track, high quality, responsibly designed, multi-use mountain bike trails. During the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) there is a small park entrance fee and the rest of the year the park is open free of charge. The park is open from 7:00 a.m. to dark. Please park in the fishing lot parking area.
Canoeing, Rafting, or Tubing
Have the time of your life spending that relaxing day on the scenic James River that courses through the wooded foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with James River Reeling and Rafting or James River Runners, both located in nearby Scottsville
Play on various courses in the area:
Old Trail Golf New state-of-the-art course just 7 miles from Sugar Hollow.
Nature has truly set the course for this outstanding public golf facility in beautiful western Albemarle County. Golf professional and course designer, Jerry Kamis, has created a course that strives to conform to the highest standards of environmental stewardship. Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this challenging 18-hole par 72 course offers a unique experience for golfers of all skill levels.
Birdwood Golf UVA's course at the Boar's Head Inn 434-293-4653
Designed by Lindsay Ervin and first opened in 1984, Birdwood has been rated by Washington Golf Monthly as one of the Mid-Atlantic's top 100 courses. Golfers praise the 18-hole championship course for its spectacular vistas and challenging terrain. Nature lovers marvel at the abundant wildlife and the serenity of its 500 acres.
McIntire Park City of Charlottesville's course 434-977-4111
Devil's Knob Golf Course at Wintergreen Resort 434-266-2444
Devils Knob at 3,850 feet is the highest course in the State of Virginia and known for its cool summer temperatures and outstanding course conditions. 18 holes-designed by Ellis Maples. Greens and tees are bentgrass and fairways are bluegrass with surprisingly level mountaintop terrain.
Laurel Ridge Golf Club 434-589-3730
18 championship holes. Practice areas include a large driving range (grass and mats) with target areas, a pitching area, two pitching bunkers, and a putting green. Laurel Ridge is a soft-spike only course.
Meadowcreek Course at Penn Park 434-977-0615
A short but challenging par 71. 18 holes, driving range, club house. Daily fee. Fairways are Bermuda, greens are bent grass. The terrain is rolling and hilly. Tee times are made 48 hours in advance. Additional features driving range, practice green, practice bunker, pull carts, locker room, showers, club rental, lessons, and snack bar.
At Wintergreen Resort, about 45 minutes from the Inn.
Rent a classic convertible at Sports Car Rentals, Inc. 434-823-4442. Perfect for scenic driving along the Blue Ridge!
When you travel to The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm, you have the opportunity to visit a wide variety of local attractions. Spend your day touring magnificently preserved historic sites such as Monticello, Ashlawn Highland, and Montpelier, the homes of past U.S. presidents. Enjoy shopping and dining in historic Charlottesville's beautiful downtown pedestrian mall – bound to be one of the most memorable and relaxing shopping experiences you've ever had. Take in a play or musical performance at a local theater. The University of Virginia offers opportunities for cultural events and sporting events, and don't forget to schedule a tour of the campus' architectural treasures while you're visiting. Take time to explore Virginia wine country. Monticello Wine Trail is abundant with award-winning Virginia wineries that offer tours and tastings for your enjoyment. Likewise, the Brew Ridge Trail presents interesting craft beer at several micro breweries. Can't decide what to do? We'll be happy to make recommendations of area attractions and activities based on your personal interests, so you're sure to make most of your time here.
Visit the Presidents' Historic Estates:
- Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's magnificent home and gardens which he designed and built starting in 1768. Open year round, closed only on Christmas day.
- Ashlawn Highland, James Monroe's home and gardens, 2 1/2 miles from the home of his good friend, Thomas Jefferson.
- Montpelier, James Madison's 2700-acre, 18th century home where the National Trust for Historic Preservation is conducting a long-term research and preservation project.
- Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace, 1/2 hr drive, Staunton, VA.
- Frontier Culture Museum, An outdoor, living history museum featuring exhibits and programs that explore the origins and history of the American people who settled the Shenandoah Valley in the early 18th century. You will see actual examples of English, Irish, German, West African and early American working farms, 1/2 hr drive, Staunton, VA.
Tour the University of Virginia
One of our nation's outstanding universities, Thomas Jefferson's "Academical Village" and one of his supreme architectural achievements. Information on historical and admissions tours is available here.
Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall:
Charlottesville's Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping District! A visit to Charlottesville isn't complete without a stop at the Downtown Mall, with its European flair. It is one of the most beautiful and successful pedestrian malls in the nation. A wonderful mix of restored and renovated buildings that typified small "downtowns" throughout the country can now be seen by visitors as they enjoy shopping, dining, and visiting along the brick-paved pedestrian area.
You will discover over 8 city blocks filled with locally owned specialty retail shops. Within one of the more than 100 shops, you are sure to find just what you are looking for, whether it is antiques, used books, regional handcrafts, clothing, or a special gift. You'll also find live theater, art galleries, cinema, and live music.
The Downtown Mall also hosts over 50 restaurants, most with outdoor seating. The restaurants on the Mall offer varied menus to suit everyone's taste.
Winery Tours and Tastings:
Enjoy our scenic Virginia Wine Country as you taste fine wines and tour the wine-making operations at several nearby award-winning Virginia wineries.
For the ultimate winery experience, consider a chauffeured and expertly guided wine tour excursion conducted by one of our notable wine touring companies. Each company provides several services for your wine tasting enjoyment and comfort. You may contact them directly or we’ll be happy to help you make arrangements. Some provide a special catered picnic for your pleasure as you visit the various wineries. As you make your plans, it’s probably wise to inquire about this service and the other services that each company makes available to you.
Blue Ridge Wine Excursions
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The Inn is located just 20 minutes from Charlottesville, VA. Situated on 70 acres of scenic countryside in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our B&B is secluded yet provides convenient lodging near many attractions in the area, including Monticello, Shenandoah National Park, and the University of Virginia. At our country B&B, you'll experience comfortable accommodations, personalized service, friendly hospitality, and, of course, a delicious and hearty full breakfast, making The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm a welcome alternative to chain hotel lodging during your visit to Charlottesville, VA. Contact us, and start planning your vacation, weekend getaway, or group event today. We look forward to hosting your stay!
Global Positioning Coordinates:
North 38 degrees, 7.580 minutes
West 78 degrees, 42.833 minutes
From East, traveling West on I-64:
At exit 118-B, take US 29 North. Do not exit onto 29 North Business.
Proceed 3 miles to the exit for Barracks Road.
Turn left onto Barracks Road.
Proceed for 10.5 miles to White Hall. Proceed one block to the Piedmont Store and follow, below, General Directions to the Inn.
From South, traveling North on US 29 North:
Proceed 3 miles past the I-64 interchange to the Barracks Road exit.
Turn Left onto Barracks Road.
Proceed for 10.5 miles to White Hall. Proceed one block to the Piedmont Store and follow, below, General Directions to the Inn.
From North, traveling South on on US 29:
From the north side of Charlottesville, travel 3 miles through the business corridor of Route 29.
Take the US 29 South bypass.
After 1/4 mile, take the Barracks Road exit.
Turn right on Barracks Road at the bottom of ramp.
Proceed for 10.5 miles to White Hall. Proceed one block to the Piedmont Store and follow, below, General Directions to the Inn.
From West, traveling East on I-64:
- Take exit 107 (Crozet exit)
- Turn left onto US 250 at the bottom of the ramp.
- Proceed east on US 250 for 1 mile to the stoplight for Hwy 240.
- Turn left on Hwy 240.
- Proceed one mile into Crozet.
- At the railroad underpass, the road number changes from Hwy 240 to Hwy 810.
- Proceed from the underpass 4 miles to Wyant's Country Store, which is the intersection at the village of White Hall (also Hwy 810).
- Turn left onto Hwy 810. Proceed one block to the Piedmont Store and follow, below, General Directions to the Inn.
General Directions to the Inn
At the Piedmont Store, continue straight ahead. Stay on the LEFT side of the store (do not turn right). We are 3 miles from the store. During that 3 miles you will cross 2 small bridges.
About 300 yards past the 2nd bridge you will see our big green sign on the left. Drive up the lane. You have arrived!
The street address is 6051 Sugar Hollow Road. Phone: 1-866-566-7388