Outdoor pool area surrounded by a gazebo and tables under a white canopy at The Clifton

Things to Do

In-Room Massages, Horseback Riding Through a Vineyard, and Classic Fire Pit and S’Mores

Kick back and relax at The Clifton. We’ve curated some of our guests’ favorite on-site and nearby activities so you can start to plan your perfect Charlottesville getaway.



The Clifton infinity-edge pool and hot tub is a private paradise. With cascading plants, stone waterfall, and luxurious lounge beds, it may become your favorite place in the world to relax.

Spa Services


Enhance your stay with a therapeutic or deep tissue massage. In-room massages are available in select rooms. If your guest room does not accommodate a massage table, massages are offered in our our private Wine Cellar or outdoor gazebo when weather permits.​

Therapeutic Full Body Massage
30 minutes | $75
60 minutes | $150
90 minutes | $225
Prenatal Full Body Massage
60 minutes | $150

Couples Spa Package $780 Most popular package
Includes 60-minute couples massage, three-course dinner for two at 1799 restaurant, a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to your room, and full breakfast at 1799 restaurant.

Lawn Games


Croquet, horseshoes, and cornhole are some of our guests’ favorite pastimes. Grab a drink from the Copper Bar and head outside to the lawn for some friendly competition. ​​Contact our concierge for details.

Firepit & S'mores


There’s nothing that feels more like vacation than sitting around a firepit with friends and family. Request s’mores ingredients from our staff to make the experience complete. ​Contact our concierge for details.

Lake Arabella Private Dock


Our private 20-acre lake is a favorite spot for guests to bring a book, a yoga mat, or a picnic. It’s a favorite spot to steal away and enjoy the serenity of our property. We do not recommend swimming in the lake. 

Vineyard Horseback Riding


Explore nearby vineyards on horseback with Indian Summer Guide Service, one of the most sought-after Charlottesville area activities. Book your private 90-minute ride for $185+tip per person (minimum 2 people) at one of the beautiful vineyards in our area. Closed shoes and pants are required. Open daily. Make your reservations in advance.



For visiting yogis, we recommend FlyDog yoga studio, only a 10-minute drive from The Clifton. They offer a rich variety of weekly yoga classes, including Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Aerial, Barre, Power Sculpt, and Yin yoga.

Group Yoga


For groups of 5 or more, we can offer a private group yoga experience. Contact our concierge for details.

Skeet Shooting


Guests have raved about how much fun they have skeet shooting with the Central Virginia Sporting Clays. Open Thursday-Saturday 9am - 5pm.



Our concierge will happily book tee times for Clifton guests at Spring Creek Golf Club or Birdwood. 

Spring Creek Golf Club (located about 20 minutes east of The Clifton)
Monday – Thursday | $105
Friday – Sunday | $150 

Birdwood (located about 20 minutes west of The Clifton)
Monday – Thursday | $125 
Friday – Sunday | $155

Glenmore (located about 7 minutes south of The Clifton)