In Orange County to the northeast of Charlottesville, The Inn at Willow Grove, a luxurious boutique hotel, makes for the perfect getaway. The historic property, once a plantation, was listed in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 “10 Best Resort Hotels in the South” and was rated as a 4-star hotel by Forbes Travel Guide. The Inn at Willow Grove offers guests the opportunity to stay in the manor house or one of the stunning cottages on the property.

The Inn also houses an award-winning restaurant—the Vintage Restaurant—on the ground level of the manor. From Sunday brunch to tapas Wednesdays, the restaurant offers gourmet farm-to-table dining to ensure guests remain well fed during their getaway. In addition, guests can take a short scenic drive into Downtown Orange and visit Forked on Main, the Vintage Restaurant’s sister restaurant, and the boutique Objects on Main, which is also owned by the Inn at Willow Grove family.

The property’s lush 40 acres are full of gardens, walking paths and history. Water fountains, sculptures and sitting areas welcome guests as they stroll the grounds.

Soon, guests will be able to stay at two new additional guest houses, as well as indulge in the Mill House Spa (below). The spa will offer not only relaxing services but also a fitness and yoga facility and an outdoor salt water pool. (Below, bottom left and right photos courtesy of The Inn at Willow Grove)

With the project set to finish next month, in September, we cannot wait to break out a bottle of divine local sparkling wine and indulge in the new Inn at Willow Grove experience.



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