Wednesday, September 20, 2017

[Yorktown-Politics-Meetup] Trip to Charlottesville to visit Monticello and wine taste

Hello, members. For those who are interested in the trip to Charlottesville to visit Monticello and the local wineries, I have put together a list of B&B's, wineries to visit and optional itinerary. One factor to keep in mind, if you are interested in staying in a B&B in close proximity, the average cost per night for a room is around $200-$250, more or less, depending on how extravagant your taste and wallet. Also, consider that this is Harvest Season and the room availability is limited. Of course, there is always the option of a hotel room for around $100/night. See below for B&B locations that are nearby and contact information for each so you may explore individually.

Keep in mind that I am only providing wineries and B&B's and the weekend days as an option so please keep this information as a format to build on as a group. Our dates, as agreed in last night's meeting (Tuesday, September 19) would be the weekend of  Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 and/or Sunday, November 5.

1) To visit Monticello for the tour the weekend of Nov 3-5:

Monticello is open every day of the year, including Sundays, except Christmas.
Gates open: 8:30 am to 5 pm.
First tour starts at 9 am; last tour starts at 4:10 pm.
Property closes at 5 p.m.

Monticello Day Pass and House Tour

Adults $20 Nov - Feb
$9 Children 5—11Year round (under 5 are free)

Behind the Scenes House Tour and Day Pass

$60 All ages
The Monticello Day Pass and House Tour should be sufficient for what you may want to experience for the day but you can go to the Monticello Tour information site by using Google to learn more about the tours packages and what they include.

2) The Trump Winery:
~~Address: 3550 Blenheim Rd, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

•Open 10am-4pm Wednesday-Monday.
•Tastings are $12 per guest and include a souvenir logo wine glass.
•Groups of 8+ require a reservation. Groups without a reservation will not be accommodated.

~~To ensure a great experience for you and your guests, all groups of 8 or more require a reservation. Group reservations are $200 and ensure a private space for your party for a 1-hour time slot, during which your group has the option of:
•a group tasting for up to 12 people with a dedicated staff member guiding you through a expanded selection of our award-winning wines in a private space.
•sharing a combination of bottles of our award-winning wines valued up to $200 in a relaxed, private atmosphere.

3) Jefferson Vineyards Tours:
~~Address: 1353 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
~~Phone: (434) 977-3042

~~Tasting Room Hours*
Our hours of operation are:
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Monday – Sunday)
Last tasting begins 5:00 PM
Last open bottle/glass sale at 5:30 PM
Gates close 6:00 PM
Tasting fee $12
~~The maximum group size for our tastings is 6 guests.  Groups over 6 require a reservation for a Private Tasting.  For more information please see the Private Tasting section below.
•At this time we are unable to accommodate groups larger than 6 on Saturdays and Sundays and do not allow passenger vans or buses on our property.

4) Burnley Vineyards Tours:
~~Address: 4500 Winery Ln, Barboursville, VA 22923
~~Phone: (434) 960-4411

~~Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon, 11am - 5pm

Burnley also has a guest house called Fernando's Hideaway:
~~$200 first night for up to 4 persons.
 Second night $100.
Contact Dawn for more info (434) 960-9002 or email

5) Barboursville Vineyards Tours:
~~Address: 17655 Winery Rd, Barboursville, VA 22923
~~Phone: (540) 832-3824

This is one of my favorite wineries in the area. They sell my favorite wine - Octagon

~~Tasting Room ~~There is a fee of $7.00 for tastings of our current vintages.
Monday - Saturday
 10:00am - 5:00pm 
 11:00am - 5:00pm

~~Winery Tours*
Saturday - Sunday
 12:00pm - 4:00pm

~~Palladio Restaurant - I would recommend that we have dinner at this restaurant...

Wednesday - Sunday
 12:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch 
Friday & Saturday
 6:30pm - 9:30pm Dinner

You can also reserve a suite at Barboursville but it is quite expensive:
~~To reserve a suite, call:
(540) 832-5384
or email:

6) Horton Vineyards Tours:
~~6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, VA  22942

~~Open for Tastings
7 Days a Week
10 am  -  5 pm

7) For B&B's you can contact the following:

A)  The Inn at the Crossroads:
~~5010 Plank Road
North Garden Charlottesville, Virginia, 22959
~~Call 434-979-6452 or email

~~some rooms are available for the Nov 3-5 weekend at either $219 or $239 per night

B)  Foxfield Inn: (this is where I have stayed before but, unfortunately, they do not have anything available until the weekend of Nov 10-11)
~~Address: 2280 Garth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
~~Telephone: 1-434-923-8892 or toll free at 1-866-FOX-FLDN

Rooms are $225/night with a 2 night minimum

C)  The Silver Thatch Inn: (no rooms are available for the weekend of Nov 3-5 but there is availability the weekend of Nov 10-11)
~~3001 Hollymead Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
Toll Free: 800-261-0720 or 434-978-4686

Rooms range from $185 to $230 per night

D)  Prospect Hill Plantation Inn:
~~2887 Poindexter Rd, Louisa, VA 23093

A few room are available ranging from $195 to $275 per night

E) Rooster Hill Bed and Breakfast: (This one was most affordable)
~~5864 Wyant Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903
~~434-260-0064 to reserve

~~Some rooms are 1-4 person and others are 1-2 person...not sure on availability based on website so have to call to check
Two Night Minimum Stay.
Price Per Night
1-2 Adults $150
Additional Person(s)
Each Additional Person $30 per night

~~Sincerest regards,
Boyd R. Fromherz, VA licensed Real Estate Agent
Wainwright Real Estate
Fax: 757-941-5220

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