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Monticello Country Ballooning

Charlottesville, VA, USA
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About Monticello Country Ballooning
Central Virginia's premier hot air ballooning company offering daily sunrise and sunset flights with an all-inclusive flight package.
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Kelly D wrote a review Oct 2020
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Part of celebrating my 50th birthday was a surprise hot air balloon ride by my boyfriend. It was a bucket list adventure of mine, and let me tell you...it was SPECTACULAR!! Mandy, the pilot, who is also the owner is absolutely the best! She has 2 1/2 decades of experience flying and it showed. She's enthusiastic, energetic, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun! Hands down the best adventure I've been on so far. I definitely recommend Monticello Country Ballooning.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jan M wrote a review Oct 2020
Auburn, Alabama56 contributions19 helpful votes
If this is something on your list of things to do and you're anywhere near hesitation, drop all your other plans AND DO THIS! Afraid of heights? Do it. A little on the expensive side? Save elsewhere and do this. The countryside that you fly over is absolutely beautiful, and the quiet and mist/fog over the trees and water first thing in the morning is just the most peaceful thing you've ever experienced. Mandy is trustworthy, excellent in communication and offers service right to your doorstep. Follow their insta account to see just how beautiful the flights are. You also get to participate in the blowing up and deflation of the balloon. From start to finish it's an experience of a lifetime!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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JP OC wrote a review Sep 2020
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I have to give a big THANK YOU to Mandy at Monticello Country Ballooning for being instrumental in getting engaged to the love of my life. Throughout the entire process Mandy was extremely helpful and accommodating. Ultimately, when the time came to fly at 0630, Mother Nature had other plans and the flight was scrapped. With my girlfriend at the time — now fiancée — pretty bummed out that we didn’t get to fly, Mandy generously gifted us a bottle of champagne and OJ and directed us to a nice area where could sit and watch the sun come up over the mountains and whispered to me “good luck”. Mandy’s generosity, professionalism, dedication to safety-first, and incredible kindness will be remembered forever. I give this place my strongest endorsement and will certainly be making a trip back to ride with Monticello Country Ballooning.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Leia H wrote a review Aug 2020
Laurel, Maryland5 contributions2 helpful votes
Mandy is wonderful! Very experienced. Talked us through everything. Made sure we were safe above all else. There is alot the goes into planning so patience is a must. No one can control the weather. If you are willing to go with the flow (literally you have no choice when the wind blows) you will have a great time! We will be back again!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Eduardo A wrote a review Aug 2020
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From booking, follow ups (emails and texts), setting up, flying and final toast, absolutely everything was perfect! Loved Mandy's energy, experience and great approach throughout the process! Excellent experience, recommended 100%! Spectacular view! Tips: Do not wear flip flops!🙂
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Date of experience: August 2020
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