Inn at the Crossroads

5010 Plank Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22959
Innkeeper(s): Jim and Janet Stern

Spring Has Sprung 25 Feb 2017, 12:56 pm

It may only be February, but spring is off to an early start this year. We are seeing significant blooms on our Hellebore and Witch Hazel.  In record bloom time, we currently have daffodils and crocus in full bloom and our Quince bushes are full of vibrant pink flowers. At this rate, the family garden and Inn herb garden will be planted in March provided the lovely warm weather holds. Peas and lettuce, here we come!

Farewell to 2016 30 Dec 2016, 10:59 am

The winter solstice has passed and as the days start to slowly get longer we take a moment to reflect on another year of inn-keeping.  As always we are grateful to our wonderful guests who continue to inspire us. Here's to another fantastic year in the making! 

Glorious Autumn 17 Nov 2016, 4:48 pm

Autumn has been upon us for several weeks now and we have been enjoying some of the warmest weather for the season. While the weather has been pretty spectacular, the fall foliage has not been as colorful as in years past. This is due in part to the heat but also the decidedly sparse rainfall. But nature makes up for it in her own way - the sunrises and sunsets have been extra colorful. As we enjoyed yet another lovely sunset, we are looking ahead to our first real cold snap of the season set to arrive on Sunday. Time to put away the warm weather gear and break out some mittens!

The sunrise during an early morning run on Plank Road. 

The sunrise during an early morning run on Plank Road. 

It's All About Those Apples 21 Oct 2016, 3:23 pm

Apple season is upon us and in full swing. We have been watching the commercial apple trucks go by the Inn loaded with fruit for a couple of weeks now. While we don't use truckloads of apples, we have been known to over indulge in Jefferson's favorite fruit now and again. There are several fantastic orchards in the area all selling very different varieties of apples and apple picking experiences. If cider is your thing, Albemarle Ciderworks and Vintage Virginia apples is your destination (and they are really convenient to the Inn!). Carter Mountain Orchard is another favorite; besides many varieties of apples, you can also find cider baked goods, local wine tasting and the best view around. This year, we are using local apples for several breakfast recipes and of course, an apple pie or two. 

Dog Days of Summer 13 Sep 2016, 3:10 am

Summer is still upon us as we endure more 90+ degrees of summer heat. But that doesn't stop the flowers from continuing to bloom nor the grass to keep on growing. Festivals abound this month in Charlottesville. Each weekend explore a new event or visit some of our enduring standbys like Fridays after Five.

Happy Fourth of July 2 Jul 2016, 10:59 am

We are thankful that our historic property lives to tell its tale and that we get to share it with our wonderful guests. Take a moment this Fourth of July holiday weekend to reflect on the great words of wisdom from Thomas Jefferson: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Our Garden 10 May 2016, 7:25 am

As spring turns the corner into summer, we look forward to a beautiful garden full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. In fact, we often use our strawberries and melons in our morning breakfast at the Inn!


Facebook 3 May 2016, 8:58 am

Don’t forget to check out and “like” our Facebook page under “Inn at the Crossroads.” We post often about events and deals, and we post new photography of the inn every time it comes around.


Waffles! 26 Apr 2016, 8:17 am

In addition to the outdoor attractions near the inn, we have great breakfast. One of our favorites to make is our original ham and cheese waffles, accompanied with natural maple syrup and fruit topped with yogurt and granola.

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Hiking & Skyline Drive 18 Apr 2016, 8:00 am

If you’re in to hiking or taking a scenic drive, you’ve come to the right place. Virginia is abundant in wildlife and trails to wander down. We encourage you to check one out and spend your day outside! For a short and scenic hike, try Humpback Rock or Crabtree Falls. For a longer and more strenuous hike, but still incredibly beautiful, try Old Rag Mountain or Mcaffe Knob. Or- if you are not into hiking- simply take a drive fifteen minutes up the road to Virginia's infamous Skyline Drive!

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