Historical Charm of Charlottesville

“…the truth is you could be quite satisfied if you checked in and never left the property until check-out.”

— Zagat 2016


The ideal setting of Clifton Inn offers guest a private oasis nestled in the spectacular setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 100-acres of forests, lakes and gardens. When it comes time to explore outside Clifton’s palatial grounds, you’ll soon discover all the historical charm of Charlottesville!

Consistently ranked as one of America’s favorite small-city destinations, Charlottesville is the perfect combination of history, culture and natural beauty. Visitors from around the world appreciate the unique opportunity to tour the personal homes of three of America’s great Presidents, all within the immediate surrounding area of Clifton Inn. Monticello is the famous home to the United State’s third president, author of the Declaration of Independence, and founder of the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson. Close by, stands Ash-Lawn-Highland, the stunning home of James Monroe, filled with Victorian period furniture. Down the road, James Madison’s home, Montpelier, offers the rare glimpse into the library he used to shape the U.S. Constitution.

For wine enthusiasts, Albermarle County boasts numerous award-winning wineries that offer tours, tastings and tempting opportunities to purchase a bottle or case for your own cellar! Beer lovers will delight in the region’s small batch craft breweries that have gained a loyal following from locals and visitors alike.

Based on your interests, our staff will help you plan the ideal outing with one of the many premier tours available in the area. With personal recommendations and affiliations with these noted tour operators and experts, we’ll help you select the activity of your dreams…whether it be horseback riding in a local vineyard, rising about it all in a hot air balloon, or rolling chocolate truffles under the guidance of Charlottesville’s most renowned chocolate makers! Let us orchestrate the perfect getaway that will capture the heart of Charlottesville and leave you with lasting memories for years to come! Simply call us at +1 (434)-971-1800 or email reception@thecliftoninn.com.

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