The Boars Head Inn Hotel

, Charlottesville, United States
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The Boars Head Inn Hotel

, Charlottesville
200 Ednam Dr - Charlottesville - Virginia - 22903 - United States Hotel Website | 434-296-2181
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Ideal Getaway Spot

from SilverStar092
This was our first stay at the Boar's Head in several years and we were once again overwhelmed by its charm. The inn has a series of two and three story buildings built to resemble an Englsih inn. Most rooms overlook a lovely pond and, even though ours did not, it did have a nice balcony with a view of some trees which was very relaxing after a long day. The grounds are perefect for strolling and there is a yard swing beside a willow tree near one of the ponds. Our room had a four-poster bed and a sofa sleeper and we never heard anyone from adjacent rooms. The inn has three outdoor pools, two of which are at the adjacent sports club. There are tennis and squash courts at the sports club but there was a $10 fee to use the tennis courts, excessive consideringt that the inn charges an $8 resort fee. To their credit, the fee did allow us to choose any or all of 4 daily newspapers (Washington Post, NY Times, USA Today, and the local paper). The business center was available and had a well functioning computer. Front desk staff were exceptionally pleasant and we hated to leave. This is a must-stay place when you visit Monticello, UVA, and Charlottesville.

Lovely place

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just returned from a touring holiday of Virginia. This was the BEST hotel we stayed in on our travels - nice clean room, very comfortable bed, superb view of the lake from our downstairs room with patio (where we ate our breakfast each morning admiring the view). The rate for the room was good (booked in the UK). Restaurant quite expensive and food a little rich for our taste. Bar menu a little boring but we ate out for most of our 3 day stay. All the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Would definitely use this Inn again if in the area.

We were woken up early one morning by a large group undertaking a "team-building" exercise outside of our room. We could have done without that really but there's usually a minus to every plus and the good points far outweigh the bad.

Nearby good shopping area (5 mins by car) with lots of "chain" restaurants. Visited Downtown Charlottesville - wasn't keen but the Univerisity area pleasant and worth a trip.

s retreat!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Every year a group of three girlfriends and I try to get away for our own little retreat. Last year it was my turn to plan and I had been reading so much about Charlottesville I decided we were going to check it out. I did my research online and made some phone calls to friends who told me Boar's Head Inn was the way to go. Our needs are fairly simple...nice place...good food...great spa. I have to say Boar's Head went three for three on our scale. We loved our rooms...kind of rustic and elegant at the same time...we ate more than our share of GREAT food at The Old Mill Room restaurant (love the breakfasts)...and the spa was absolutely first-class. That is saying something, as this group is pretty much made up of spa junkies. I did a combination massage and facial that was amazing. Their Sports Club is also outstanding. Everything you could want in terms of machines, etc.

Not a great resort ... average at best

from A TripAdvisor Member
I would not call the Boar's Head Inn a "Country Resort" as it describes itself. It is more like an average hotel, with "ok" rooms (a little on the small side), "ok" service (some of the staff seemed absolutely miserable to be there!) and highly inflated prices. The location is nice if you don't mind being smack in the middle of nowhere. The majority of rooms do not have a nice view. It does not have the in-room amenities you would expect in a resort. The comforter in our room had a hole in it - I had expected better paying $250 a night. Beware - they tack on a "Resort Fee" that covers pretty much nothing, and they don't tell you about it ahead of time. The Old Mill Room restaurant is mediocre. I noticed that the cold food on the lunch buffet was just sitting out - there was nothing to keep it cold, which screams health department violation if you ask me. If I had to do it again (which I probably won't - there's really not much in the town of Charlottesville), I would stay at one of the many other affordable and perfectly decent hotels in town (with a little more updated and modern rooms!). My advice - don't bother, not worth the price for any reason.

Quaint and nice

from BJCopeland
We had a lovely stay at the Boars Head Inn during the Christmas Holiday of 2004. The room we had was large and lovely albeit quaint. The spa was wonderful! We had massages, facials, and body wraps. The food was excellent and the staff was very professional and accomodating with any and all requests. If you are expecting the Four Seasons treatment, this is NOT for you. If you want a quick getaway for some R & R, this is a great place to visit. A little pricey but since we don't get away that often, it was OK with us. (PS Ask for a room in the main inn)

Frequent traveler says: worth the price

from roeslers
I travel a LOT and have stayed at many top-notch resorts. We stayed here in August 2004. The Boar's Head Inn compares favorably in service and elegance (although not size----and no beach, since this is more of the "hunting lodge" feel) to resorts such as the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the Don Cesar in St Petersburg. If a view is important to you, belly up to paying the $40 extra for a nicer room----because the cheapest rooms WILL give you a view of the roof, but if you're not planning on being in your room much it doesn't matter since you still can enjoy all the other amenities! Also if you don't want the "motel feel" then ask to stay in the main inn (there is one wing that has exterior entrances and so does feel sort of motel-like, if motels were well-appointed and had comfortable beds and plush service); going outside to get to the rest of the hotel isn't very pleasant if there's bad weather. The beds were great, the rooms comfortable, the bathrooms very well-appointed, and everything worked well. The inn is old (think historical and charming) but in good repair and the ambiance is lovely. Think "old money posh"---understated and low-key elegance with attention to detail. The restaurants are very nice and elegant, with good food, and the spa is quite nice as well (my husband had a massage). Be sure you make spa appointments as far in advance as possible, especially for weekend stays---we waited until the week of our trip and could get only one appointment on the weekend. It's not a large resort, but there are several small fountains plus a very lovely, picturesque pond and a golf course; we also found the staff well-trained, helpful and accommodating. We plan to return at a time when we don't have to rush off to any outside activities and can just "veg out", with time to enjoy the serenity and beauty of the inn. Actually, the Boar's Head reminded me a bit of a privately-owned Irish castle at which we once stayed! You'd have to be a perenially crabby, difficult-to-satisfy person (or catch the Inn on a REALLY bad day) not to like this place.

Nice Stay at the Boars Head Inn

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I had a very nice 2 day stay at the Boars Head Inn. The front desk staff were extremely polite and helpful. Our room was very nicely decorated and the bed was comfortable although the bathroom was a bit small. Our room had a lovely balcony that overlooked the lake.
The scenery and the grounds are idyllic and peaceful. We very much enjoyed the breakfast buffet and had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant. I would also hightly recommend L'etoile in Charlottesville where we had a really lovely dinner. The facilites at the the sports club and the pool at the Inn were great too.
Overall, we had a nice stay but I thought that it was probably a little overpriced. I would say that our room was nice but not luxurious as one would expect given the cost per night. The Inn itself (including the restaurant and bar/pation area) and the grounds make up for that to some extent and it is still definitely worth a visit.

A gem.

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I have been to the Boar's Head Inn four times, and it is excellent each time. The staff is very courteous, the rooms are very clean, and the food is great. Even when little things go wrong (as they do in every hotel), the staff bends over backwards to make it right. This is a wonderful place to stay.

Beautiful setting

from A TripAdvisor Member
My family was travelling through Charlottesville and stopped to see Monticello. The hotel we wanted to stay in was booked and we were referred to the Boar's Head. I am so glad we were. The grounds are beautiful as are the public buildings. The staff was very helpful upon check-in. Our suite was fabulous, and I loved the porch. The bed was exceedingly comfortable. We ordered room service, and the food was good. My son swam in the pool and had it all to himself.
I didn't like having to cart our luggage to our room ourselves, and I also didn't like our bill-$600.00 for one night. But I was pleased overall and will return to this property.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I recently organized a five-day meeting/retreat at the Boars Head Inn in Charlottesville. The group really enjoyed their time there and found it the perfect environment for both productivity and relaxation. They started each morning at the fitness center, then on to our meetings, a quick lunch time swim break and we ended each day with a lovely walk around the pond together. The suites were spacious and comfortable. Two women had massages at the spa which they loved. By the end of the week we were all addicted to the “mango smoothies” at the Sports Club snack bar. I think the atmosphere works really well for this kind of thing. I would highly recommend it.

Top Local Tips for Charlottesville

Wine and history There are dozens of wineries in this area. We went to only two: Barboursville is a big one, Burnley small. Do visit, even if (like me) you're not much of a drinker. There are lots of brochures and maps to look at. Visit Montpelier, home of James Madison, which is being reconstructed to its original state.

If you are downtown during the day... You absolutely must have a slice of pizza from Christian's on the old town mall !!! Crisp crust, and the specialty slices have gourmet toppings like fresh spinach, avocado, feta, marinated mushrooms. The best casual lunch in town.

Crozet Pizza Like others have written, Crozet Pizza is very good. Not THE best I've had, but very fresh, very crisp -- worth the drive into lovely Crozet !


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  • Address: 200 Ednam Dr - Charlottesville - Virginia - 22903 - United States
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