Keswick Hall and Golf Club - Charlottesville, Virginia

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Rooms & Suites: 48

Set in the historic hunt and wine country of central Virginia, Keswick Hall is a 600-acre boutique resort featuring 48 private guest rooms.

The northern wing of the luxury resort hotel contains historic Villa Crawford, once the Italianesque private estate of the Robert Crawford family built in 1912. In Feb. 2015, the resort received the Forbes Five-Star Award for its exceptional level of luxury and service. A full complement of amenities and activities are available to guests, including: golf, tennis, three swimming pools, croquet, nature trails, on-site vineyard, garden / historic tours, spa and fine dining. Off-site excursions include wine tasting, Presidential home visits, University of Virginia tours, clay shooting and more. The property is home to the historic Keswick Club, a members club introduced in 1948 when renowned architect Fred Findlay added its first nine holes of golf. The course expanded to18 holes in the mid-‘50s and was renovated in 1992 by Arnold Palmer. World Golf Hall of Fame architect Pete Dye was commissioned to create its new Full Cry layout which debuted at No. 47 in Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses” list for 2016. The country estate is a property of Richmond, Va.-based Riverstone Group under its Historic Hotels of Albemarle division. The company also owns and manages The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort (S.C.), The Sea Pines Resort (S.C.), The Jefferson Hotel (Va.) and The Hermitage Hotel (Tenn.). Keswick Hall – centrally located -- is an easy two-hour drive from the Washington D.C. metro area and just over three hours from Baltimore. Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) is 30 minutes away. Richmond International Airport (RIC) is a 60-minute drive.

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Accolades & Articles

• Forbes Five Star Award 2014 • AAA Four Diamond Award 2014 • US News and World Report – Best Hotels List 2014 • Virginia Living Magazine – Top Wedding Vendor in Central Virginia 2014 • Since its opening, the hotel has maintained a guest sign-in book, which has captured memories and compliments of thousands of guests over the last decade. "You slowed me down," "my special place," "the service surpasses the beautiful surroundings," are only a few of the wonderful comments captured.

Trip Type

Arch/Culture/History, Business Meeting, Family Vacation, Golf Getaway, Pet Friendly, Romantic Getaway, Spa & Wellness, Wedding, Wineries / Wine Tasting

Wow Factors

• The Blue Ridge Mountain range runs for approximately 577 miles and can be seen from the hotel. The top of the mountain range is a mere 20 mile drive from Charlottesville (20 minutes). The range got its' name from the conifers on the mountain which ooze a resin that reacts to the sunlight when it evaporates into the air creating a blue haze over the mountains. • The inn features a private helipad for quick and easy access for guests. Used occasionally for its intended purpose, it is more commonly used to launch hot air balloons for guests wanting a birds-eye-view of the gorgeous countryside. • The hotel produces its own private label wines Edith's Chardonnay and Edith's Petit Verdot, which pays tribute to Edith Fossett, Thomas Jefferson's chief cook at Monticello – one of the most responsible positions in Jefferson's household during his retirement.

Insider Tips

• Room #9 is the Louis XV inspired room, featuring the original hardwood floors that date back to 1912 and French doors that open onto a private terrace - the room offers breathtaking views of the golf course and infinity pool below. This is one of the most frequently requested guest rooms and is the original master bedroom of the Crawford family who resided at Keswick from 1912 to 1919. • Located in the fifth largest wine producing state in the U.S., Keswick Hall at Monticello is a short drive to more than 25 vineyards where guests can enjoy tours and tastings. Guests dining in Fossett's can enjoy the extensive offering of both Virginia and international wines. • Continuing the grand tradition of local produce and "garden to table" eating as cultivated by Jefferson at Monticello, the hotel boasts its own "Chef's Garden" which boasts an extensive supply of produce year-round served in Fossett's restaurant. • Wendy is a frisky and determined Border Collie who has a very important job at Keswick Hall. She is the official goose and duck re-locater. True to her inherent nature to herd, Wendy ensures her feathered friends are gently moved off the fairways and into the ponds and roughs, so that golfers have the right of way. Guests can enjoy watching Wendy hard at work from the piazza of the hotel.

Accommodations

Each of Keswick Hall's 48 guest rooms has been refreshed with new accents and colors for a modernized traditional look, maintaining the uniqueness of each room. Facing formal gardens at the front and the golf course and lush rolling fields at the back, each room features antique furnishings, custom carpets, luxurious Frette linens and Hypno bedding for a truly residential feel. Generously sized bathrooms feature separate, glass-enclosed showers, oversized or claw footed tubs, antique porcelain bathroom sets, heated towel racks, hair-dryers, and a selection of Molton Brown bath amenities, including herbal bath salts, hair treatments and body lotions.

Amenities & Services

A dedicated staff is committed to the anticipation and fulfillment of guests' needs including: 24-hour concierge service 24-hour room service, including hospitality services In-room safes High-speed internet access Laundry/dry cleaning and shoe shine Multi-lingual staff Customized site-seeing itineraries/tours The arrangement of baby-sitting services Transportation reservations Pet-friendly facility

Leisure

Keswick Hall and Golf Club provides a wide variety of opportunities for recreation and relaxation, including: • New Pete Dye designed golf course, opened September 2014 • Driving range • Private golf lessons • Tennis, including seven lit tennis courts, private instruction and Keswick Club sponsored tennis tournaments, socials and special events • Three swimming pools including an infinity edge lounging pool at Keswick Hall, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool at Keswick Club and a seasonal outdoor lap pool with kids splash pool at the Tennis and Aquatics Centre • Fitness facility with free weights, weight machines, cardiovascular equipment and a daily schedule of fitness classes • The full-service Spa at Keswick Club • Retail shops (for golf, tennis and leisure wear) • Complimentary bicycles • Miles of nature trails for walking, jogging or biking • Fishing at on-site at Broadmoore Lake (fly or cast) • Hot air balloon tours • Customized vineyard tours and wine tastings • Library featuring a collection of books written by Virginians or about Virginia • Antique snooker table • Extensive calendar of resort activities, culinary events and offerings for families and children Off-Property Excursions Horseback riding, skeet shooting, fly fishing in nearby streams, hiking and mountain biking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and whitewater rafting on the James River can all be easily arranged.

Weddings, Events & Meetings

Marriage is a time-honored tradition - one that will last forever. Your wedding venue should be as timeless as the institution itself. Even the most discerning couples will fall in love with Keswick Hall, the ultimate wedding destination, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, steps away from historic Charlottesville and in the heart of Virginia's wine region.

Explore

Tours of nearby attractions, including Monticello (home of President Thomas Jefferson), Ash-Lawn Highland (home of President James Monroe), Montpelier (home of President James Madison), historic downtown Charlottesville, local vineyards, famous Civil and Revolutionary War battlegrounds, University of Virginia's Rotunda and Academic Village, horse farms and more can easily be arranged.

Airport

Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO)

Airport Distance

15.7 miles / 25 minutes

High Season

May through October

Getting There

Delta, United Express, US Airways, Colgan Air and Continental serve the Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO). Piedmont Aviation Service, adjacent to the airport, is available for private planes and jets. Keswick Hall and Golf Club offers a private helipad. By car, Keswick Hall is approximately1 hour from Richmond, 2 hours from Washington and 2.5 hours from Baltimore.

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