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Address: Charlottesville, VA 22901
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+1 434-996-9008
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Central Virginia's premier hot air ballooning company offering daily...

Central Virginia's premier hot air ballooning company offering daily sunrise and sunset flights with an all-inclusive flight package.

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Beautiful Views from Aloft

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 6, 2017
jeffl499
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Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to her passengers that all was well. Our early morning experience started with unpacking and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

What a beautiful evening for a hot air balloon ride with Mandy and her Fabulous Crew. The burnt red and vibrant oranges still on the mountains were just breathtaking. Everything was prefect the flight, instructions, basket mates, chase car crew, weather and of course God's portrait for our viewing (the scenery just unbelievable)! Thank you for the prefect ending to... More 

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texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Sunset flight on Oct 25th with Mandy along with Kyle as chase crew was simply amazing. This flight has been in our plan for a while but weather has not been very cooperative. But we finally made it and it was just wonderful. Beautiful fall weather he breathtaking landscape. Mandy is extremely organized, informative, fun and very safety consisous. She... More 

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Cairns
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228 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

My daughter & I had our first ever balloon flight with Mandy & Kyle. They picked us up at our hotel for an afternoon flight, we had booked for a morning flight but Mandy wasn't happy that we would have good enough weather the next day. You could instantly tell that Mandy is very experienced and safety conscious which,if you... More 

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2 Thank Graeme017
Leesburg, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Absolutely a first class experience. The owner and our pilot Mandy is a licensed pilot and safety is the number one priority. She and her crew work extremely hard to make the flight something you will remember for a long time. We flew on September 10th, and can't wait to go back again. I am retired Air Force and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

My wife and I flew with pilot/owner Mandy at sunrise on July 15th, 2016 in her new balloon. She and her crew showed up at the front door of our B&B (Inn at Westwood Farm) right on time, evaluated the winds and set up for a smooth launch and wonderful flight. As a fellow pilot, I would have to say... More 

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2 Thank Dave B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Since the beginning Mandy(the owner and pilot) was very professional and helped answer all of my questions. I decided to surprise my husband on his birthday weekend, he loved it. The ride was smooth, we never felt unsafe. Mandy is very knowledgable and friendly. I highly recommend Monticello Country Ballooning.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

I have worked with Mandy as chase crew (staying on the ground during the flight) for over a year! I finally got my chance to go up in the balloon last weekend and I will be the first to admit I am a huge scaredy-cat and am pretty terrified of heights and especially falling (I seriously avoid even being near... More 

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Thank Emily W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

My mom surprised my husband with a balloon ride for his 30th birthday. It was fantastic! Mandy is a professional and friendly pilot and made us feel comfortable and informed throughout the experience. She communicated with us in advance about changing weather conditions and gave us lots of clear instructions - the only thing that takes priority over having fun... More 

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Muncie, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I can't give a glowing enough review about our experience with Monticello Country Ballooning! It was our first visit to C-ville and I planned the whole thing as an anniversary surprise for my husband. Mandy was excellent at helping me keep my secret and the surprise was well worth it! We did a sunrise flight with one other couple, our... More 

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