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Monticello Country Ballooning

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Jul 31, 2018
“Experience of a lifetime”
Jul 31, 2018
“Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Proposal”
Central Virginia's premier hot air ballooning company offering daily sunrise and sunset flights with an all-inclusive flight package.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Charlottesville, VA 22901
+1 434-996-9008
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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Such an unforgettable experience! Mandy is so knowledgeable and professional, and most importantly, fun! Our original flight was scheduled for a Friday morning, but due to poor visibility and cloud cover Mandy recommended we move the flight to Saturday and we were thrilled that we...More

Thank Abbyp711
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Mandy took my fiancé, bestfriend/photographer, and I up for a sunrise balloon ride to surprise me with a proposal and I couldn’t have had a more surreal experience. Mandy was incredibly helpful: assisting my fiancé at planning the trip, playing it out, and being an...More

Thank Ileana W
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

This was a great journey from preparing the balloon, to flying, to getting back to the ground. Mandy was informative, passionate, and made the entire experience a joy. The flight was relaxing and beautiful thanks to her obvious expertise and confidence. Would recommend to anyone!...More

Thank Eric B
Mandy B, Owner at Monticello Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you Eric! We had a great time flying with you and your girlfriend. I am so glad you could join us for such a perfect, fun morning with multiple balloons!

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Wow! If you think the Charlottesville area is beautiful from the ground, you should see it from a hot air balloon! My boyfriend and I enjoyed a morning flight with Mandy and she was the perfect tour guide and pilot. She explained the process, answered...More

Thank Stephanie P
Mandy B, Owner at Monticello Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you Stephanie! We had so much fun flying with you and Eric, and landing you in your coworkers yard ;)!

Reviewed July 1, 2018

The best part of our recent vacation ! The team was exceptional with regard to knowledge, professionalism and friendliness. The experience was breathtaking and something everyone should consider.

Thank ladypoint
Mandy B, Owner at Monticello Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Thank you so much, what a huge compliment! I'm so glad the weather cooperated for your vacation and that we were able to have such ideal conditions for a perfect flight. Cheers!

Reviewed May 12, 2018

Mandy and her team are top notch! I had one of the best experiences of my life and can't wait to do it again. If you are afraid of heights, don't be. Safety is this team's first priority. After being in the air for 2...More

1  Thank 528happycamper1
Mandy B, Owner at Monticello Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Thank you! I'm so glad we finally got up, we appreciate your patience with the weather, it's been a rough spring weather-wise. I'm glad you addressed the fear of heights, that's a big thing and we love when our passengers face their fears and come...More

Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic and amazing time with Mandy and her beautiful balloon. She gave much attention to the details and made sure she provided a first class experience. This day will always be a wonderful and unforgettable memory and experience for us. Thank you...More

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Mandy B, Owner at Monticello Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Hi Chrissy and Lori! Thank you so much. I had SO much flying with you ladies- ya'll were an absolute hoot. It's really not fair that I get to have this much fun at my job ;). We look forward to seeing you in the...More

Reviewed November 24, 2017

Amazing! First of all Mandy is a expert balloonist. She does a wonderful job of balancing safety first and playing hostess. The ride was smooth and calm. My husband and i are in our 50's and this was our first time in a balloon. It...More

Thank Karen_4_USA
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Mandy worked with us and the weather to get us up on a beautiful sunrise hot air balloon ride. We had to be flexible as weather didn't allow us to fly the previous morning or evening. Mandy also worked with another company so that our...More

Thank madermikekathy
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We chose the right crew for our ballooning venture after a careful reading of the reviews on TA. Mandy, with her 18 years of experience, was as promised a great pilot with an ability to keep a steady hand on the balloon while providing assurance...More

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Crystal C
June 7, 2018|
Response from Mandy B | Property representative |
Hi Crystal. Thank you for your interest in our hot air balloon flights. The prices range from $225 per person up to $275 per person, depending on date and time. Our website is very comprehensive and you can check our... More
October 21, 2017|
Response from Mandy B | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest in our hot air balloon flights. We can take pilot and up to five adults in our basket. Thank you!
March 9, 2016|
Response from Mandy B | Property representative |
We are out of the country on vacation. Our phone and laptop were stolen so I had the phone disconnected yesterday until we return Sunday. Please email us through our website. (TA does not allow us to post emails or URLs in... More