Compared to more popular U.S. cities such as New York or Las Vegas, Charlottesville, Virginia and Clifton Inn can seem like such a secluded destination. It is not as packed with people as many of the more well-known cities, but it is still recognized as a tourist’s haven, especially since this is where tourists flock to visit Thomas Jefferson’s house. The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and innate Southern charm also make Charlottesville such an attractive city to visit.
Clifton Inn is an excellent choice of accommodation should you find yourself in the city. Aside from having combined world-class luxury and style with a very cozy and welcoming atmosphere, it’s also strategically located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you are looking for a peaceful location but at the same time expect excellent service, the Clifton Inn is just the right place for you.
At the Clifton Inn, no two suites are exactly alike. Each has its own distinct character and design. The Martha Jefferson Suite, Thomas Jefferson Suite, and Rivanna Suite are just some of the accommodations that you can choose from. If you’re coming with your significant other, you can also book the Honeymoon Cottage, which is both spacious and intimate at the same time.
You can be assured that no matter what room you choose, you will be enjoying a comfortable bed covered in luxury linens, as well as well-appointed living spaces. Some of the suites also have their own claw-foot tubs as an additional feature, so if this is something you like, do inquire with the hotel staff regarding availability of such suites.
Staying at Clifton Inn can be so much more than having a place to rest your head at the end of the day though. In fact, the hotel’s “Stay Enhancements,” which include Historical and Presidential tours, as well as massage services and “encounters” with famous personalities such as James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson, can make your stay even more memorable.
With regards to your dining options, the culinary team at Clifton Inn offers a wide variety of sumptuous dishes. You can even get up close and personal by booking a spot at the chef’s counter. For small gatherings, the Wine Cellar is the ideal place to converge and enjoy a delicious meal.
All guests are already in for a great experience which includes breakfast, tea, and a welcome basket of fruit, Madeira, and bottled water. If you want to make your experience even more unforgettable, then you are certainly welcome to do so, and at reasonable rates, by availing of one of Clifton Inn’s special packages such as the Savor Package which includes a four-course dinner for two and a cookbook. Visit Inn's website.
There are other special packages as well that are also made available depending on the time of year, so it is a good idea to check with the inn and find out if there are any offerings during your intended stay.
The natural beauty of the surroundings as well as the charm and luxury of the inn itself make Clifton a great venue for weddings. The best thing about it is that aside from accommodating 200 guests, the hotel is also able to handle all logistical issues so that the couple can actually relax and enjoy the most important day of their lives.
Meeting spaces are also available for those who would like to get out of the regular boardroom and stimulate employee creativity. The environment of the inn itself is in fact very conducive to clear thinking and brainstorming. The staff of the Clifton Inn will handle your audio-visual requirements and provide a complimentary beverage service.
Whether you are visiting in Charlottesville, Virginia for a vacation or for professional purposes, nothing should stop you from being able to enjoy the famous charm of the South, excellent service, and luxurious accommodations and amenities—as long as you are booked at Clifton Inn. Photos provided by the property.