Table & chairs arranged in an Executive Boardroom at The Clifton

Executive Retreats and Board Meetings

Charlottesville Viriginia’s Best Venue for Executive Retreats

​Elevate your executive and board retreats with meeting spaces that range from intimate rooms for small gatherings to large, open venues for appreciation dinners, award ceremonies, or milestone-marking events.​

Overnight Retreats

The Clifton offers your attendees a unique overnight retreat with 20 charming guest rooms steeped in history and Southern sophistication.


Culinary Creations

Delight your groups with creative cuisine created by our Michelin-starred chef—a welcome departure from standard conference fare. Meander down a winding staircase to treat your team to an intimate wine-cellar tasting or meal, dine al fresco, or unwind with your team and refresh with craft beverages at our Copper Bar. Our culinary creations—from delectable snacks and small bites to three-course seated meals—keep your colleagues nourished, focused, and delighted.


Full-Service Staff

A dedicated full-service staff, exclusively yours for the duration of your event, offers discreet personal support and meticulous attention to detail. We take care of all your AV needs and offer 5G Wi-Fi for swift communications and seamless presentations. Our on-site office is ready for any task, including making copies, printing, or facilitating presentations.


Group Outings

Let us curate group outings to balance your work event with opportunities to relax and recharge. Leave the planning to us and strengthen your relationships with your colleagues through activities including guided hikes, group yoga sessions, river adventures, post-meeting poolside happy hours, and nearby vineyard tours.


Separate Eating Spaces and Scheduled Breaks

Keep your guests engaged by offering scheduled pauses from the work at hand. Current research points to increased productivity resulting from movement, scenery changes, fresh air, and frequent breaks. Our separate eating spaces invite guests to get up, stretch their legs, focus on refueling and changing gears with social interactions and replenishing refreshments.