Among the historic inns of Virginia, The Clifton’s heritage is truly unique. Our boutique hotel on the outskirts of Charlottesville was originally constructed in 1799 as a classic colonial-style home for Thomas Jefferson’s daughter and husband, Martha and Thomas Mann Randolph.
In the second half of the 19th century, the estate was officially given the name "Clifton" by the Wyatt family. The interiors were later reimagined in the Spring of 2018 by the acclaimed Blackberry Design Group with both an affection for the past and an eye towards the future. The result is a chic, contemporary take on the classic country estate – a dramatic yet romantic destination for family vacations, group getaways, romantic retreats, weddings and meetings steeped in the heritage and beauty of Charlottesville.
Incorporating mid-century details throughout all of its spaces, The Clifton includes 20 guest rooms spanning five late 18th and early 19th century buildings, a restaurant, bar and lounge, and wine cellar. Updated amenities include an infinity pool and hot tub, and outdoor features include a private lake, walking trails, a croquet lawn and sprawling gardens that include a Chef’s garden for the restaurant.
No matter where guests find themselves on the property, they will enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Jefferson’s Monticello.