Virginia's all-American inn
Clifton Inn delivers sumptuous hospitality in a unique, historically significant setting. Construction began in 1799 on the Federal and colonial-revival-style inn, which was designed by Thomas Mann Randolph Jr., former Virginia governor and son-in-law of President Thomas Jefferson.
This Charlottesville hotel sits in the horse country of Albemarle County, Virginia. A winding driveway transports you from the hubbub of workaday worries to relaxing afternoons spent walking the 100 acres along the lake or river, playing lawn games or lounging by the infinity pool. Besides the main house, there is a restored carriage house, a livery and the four-bedroom Collina Farm House. In total, the hotel provides 17 unique rooms and suites. The multilingual staff — which speaks seven different languages — prepares afternoon tea or cocktails with ease, backdropped by garden scenes and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Rivanna River.