Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Clifton Inn brings together the intimacy and coziness of a small inn with the comforts and luxury of a world-class hotel to offer guests an unforgettable retreat in the heart of Virginia. This quaint Charlottesville hotel boasts 17 beautifully appointed and individually decorated guest rooms and suites with stylish décor and modern amenities with gorgeous views of the Inn’s lovely manicured gardens.

1. Suites at the Clifton Inn

Suites at the Clifton Inn  

The Carriage House is the Inn’s largest suite at 730 square feet and is a study of luxury and comfort. The suite features a king-size bed with fine linens and large pillows, and an en-suite bathroom has a shower with multi-spray showerheads, twin pedestal sinks, and deluxe bath products. A spacious sitting area is sunny and bright with an antique armoire and writing desk, and ornate French windows offer stunning views of the gardens, woods, and croquet lawn. A garden patio provides the perfect spot to relax with a book and soak up the surroundings.

The Virginia Suites are made up of the beautiful Blue Ridge, Monticello, and Rivanna suites, which all feature separate bedrooms, private bathrooms and spacious sitting areas with sofa beds.

The Blue Ridge Suite is 356 square feet and enjoys a private entrance into a spacious living room with a peaked ceiling, large windows, and full-size sofa bed for extra guests. The bedroom offers a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed shower, and a private porch looks over a cascading waterfall. The Monticello Suite has lovely views of the gardens and the cascading waterfall pool and features a queen-size four poster bed, en-suite bathroom with antique claw foot tub and glass-enclosed shower and a separate living room with a full-size sofa bed, comfy chairs and a games table. The Rivanna Suite is an elegant 365 square foot corner suite with a spacious sitting area that offers a writing desk, full-size sofa bed, and a cushioned window seat with lovely garden views. The bedroom features a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with glass-enclosed shower and antique claw foot tub, and twin pedestal sinks.

2. More Luxury Suites

More Luxury Suites  

The Washington Suites include the Honeymoon Cottage, and the Martha Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Mann Randolph suites, all of which feature lovely king-sized beds with fine linens, private bathrooms with glass-enclosed shower and antique claw foot tubs and gorgeous garden and mountain views.

The Shenandoah Suites are beautiful Shaker-style junior suites named the Cismont, Keswick, and Shadwell. These beautifully appointed suites have spectacular views over Clifton’s private lake and feature sitting areas with full-size sleeper sofa beds, private bathrooms with glass-enclosed shower and antique claw foot tubs and sunny bedrooms with lovely king-sized beds in refined linens.

The Albemarle Rooms made up of the Meriwether Lewis and James Monroe rooms are cozy hideaway retreats with stone tile floors, spacious bathrooms with claw foot tubs and stone-walled showers, sunny sitting areas with French windows and garden views, and a antique queen-size bed with deluxe linens. Private porches with armchairs overlook the sunken garden.

Located down the road from Clifton, the Collina Farm House offers four uniquely decorated and characterful rooms with stylish décor and modern amenities, as well as extra levels of privacy and comfort. The Collina Farm House is ideal for large families or groups of friends traveling together, or holiday makers wanting an extended stay.

3. Dining & Amenities

Dining & Amenities  

The Clifton Inn has Restaurant serves a menu of classic cuisine with a modern twist accompanied by a selection of fine wines from the Inn’s own cellar. Seasonal menus boast locally sourced farm-to-table fare that contributes towards a truly unique Charlottesville exceptional dining experience. Diners can savor the menu in the restaurant’s elegant hearth dining room, in the beautiful French-windowed conservatory style verandah, or out on the terrace porch against a backdrop of magnificent views. The Terrace Porch also offers a full service bar, making it a perfect sundowner spot.

The Clifton Inn offers first class facilities ranging from luxurious accommodations, fine dining in the onsite restaurant, a wine cellar stocked with local vintages and fine wines from around the world, event and function spaces, and an array of concierge services.

4. Weddings & Conferences

Weddings & Conferences  

The Clifton Inn provides a beautiful venue for weddings of up to 300 guests and offers a variety of wedding packages for every budget, which includes exclusive use of the 100-acre property, the choice of an on or off-site ceremony, dinner, and luxurious accommodations for the night.

Event and function spaces range from the intimate Wine Cellar, which offers the ultimate in privacy and comfort for up to 20 guests to the conservatory-style Verandah with its floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful panoramic garden and mountain views. Clifton’s Lounge presents a formal late-18th Century drawing room setting and can accommodate up to 50 guests, while the Collina Dining Room offers a smaller, more intimate boardroom-style venue with a working fireplace and two lovely porches.

Event services include events planning team to take care of every detail, a culinary team to create customized menus as per required, state-of-the-art audiovisual, digital and other presentation technologies, seating arrangements, and other onsite support.

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1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911, Phone: 434-971-1800

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