Afton is as good a compliment to Charlottesville as it gets. For beautiful scenery, history, wine lovers, travel fanatics, skiers, hikers, you name it. Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast is a necessary part if you intend to visit.
We were there during a snowstorm, and while the roads in central Virginia were tough to drive, the Inn experienced great VDOT service, and Dan Ingraham didn't hesitate to break out the shovel.
Our stay was in their feature room, and the amenities were excellent, the bed quite perfect for snuggling, and the breakfasts were phenomenal. The one issue that did come up for us dealt with the hot tub, though it was very quiet and very comfortable (with no hot water issues!), the water itself is well-water, and at points, a brownish film gathered in certain places and bubbles, leaving us with an unsure feeling about it.
Just the same, the upkeep of this home was wonderful, and the Ingrahams were the most accomodating hosts you could ask for. I recommend it if you are looking for a good location within a stone's throw of Skyline Drive, Charlottesville, and Staunton, and it's well enough in the valley to avoid the winter fog.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Innkeepers Orquida and Dan Ingraham welcome you to their 1848 Victorian farmhouse in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, featuring numerous antiques, original heart pine floors and staircase, and a stained-glass entrance way. All 5 guest rooms offer private baths, air conditioning, and luxurious beds for your maximum comfort. In the morning, you'll wake to enjoy a delicious breakfast, beginning with homemade baked goods, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and juices, and topped off by one of our entree specialties. After a day of sightseeing on Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking, or wine tasting, take a relaxing swim in our pool, enjoy some fresh-baked cookies and a beverage, or catch up on your reading on one of our large porches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Afton Mountain Bed And Breakfast
- Afton Mountain Hotel Afton