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Monticello Country Ballooning

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 14, 2016

We can't say enough about Mandy and her chase crew partner JR. Even before the flight Mandy was excellent answering any of the questions we had regarding the weather and actual balloon ride. On the morning of our ride we were picked up promptly at...More

4  Thank CGin23
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 25, 2012

We were very skeptical from the beginning--Mandy had trouble returning calls, but we finally set a time and date. She didn't contact us the night before (as she said she would), then never showed up the next morning with perfect weather (clear, light/calm wind). She...More

5  Thank poodles543
Management response:Responded June 26, 2012

Jason, simply put, you were contacted where we said we would contact you (at the number you provided) when we said we would contact you (during the agreed upon time frame- between 8:30-9:00PM). Cellular technology is not infallible and, when you did not respond to...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife surprise me with a 50th birthday sunrise balloon ride. Took several tries for her to hook up with the proprietor & balloon pilot -Mandy- perfectly still winds are needed for safety reasons! As luck would have it we got our flight on exactly...More

Thank Caylan
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was on my wife's bucket list. We tried three times to do this but weather got in the way each time. Mandy was patient and when we finally went up it was magical - peaceful, quiet and great views.

Thank George C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was 3rd sttrmpt to get up with Mandy, the pilit & owner. Thank goodness zi did. It was truly a wonderous experience. She is extremely efficiency, friendly, meticulous snd knowledgeable. The sights were rainbow colored and the ride lasted 61 minutes. The weather was...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed October 3, 2018

If. If you are wondering whether the view is really different than climbing to a tall place for the view. If you are maybe a little nervous about heights. If you are modestly concerned whether it is worth spending a bit from your "extras" budget....More

Thank 260Mark
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

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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