Amid 100 acres of Virginia’s picturesque countryside, The Clifton—a 20-room estate originally constructed in 1799 as a classic colonial-style home—has been reimagined and refurbed to create ‘the’ boutique experience in and around Charlottesville.
Scattered throughout the estate, The Clifton’s rooms blend classic and contemporary style, each unique and starring lush, rich interiors; four poster beds; repurposed vintage and original furniture; artwork by William McLure; and custom lighting by Luke Cobbs.
Located across the Manor House, Carriage House, Cottage, farmhouse Collina, and Livery Stables, interior designers Blackberry Farm Design have exerted a vision of a ‘modern day, chic estate in the country,’; exceeding that brief across the boutique hotel’s late 18th and early 19th century buildings, accentuated by the sheer refinement of its accompanying restaurant, bar and lounge, wine cellar, and sprawling gardens which boast ubiquitous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Jefferson’s Monticello.
Michelin-starred executive chef Matthew Bousquet is at the helm of 1799, the hotel restaurant that serves seasonal menus with Mid-Atlantic influences, and sees that it highlights local ingredients; many sourced from the property’s own chef’s garden. Imposing and lavish, the settings to dine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are endless and stunning. From a wine cellar featuring Virginia’s most celebrated wines and global vintages to a 400 sq ft infinity pool and hot tub with cabanas, and through lush grounds to its 18 acre lake, luxury amenities and oodles of glamour in a modern, enchanting corner of Charlottesville, The Clifton is an inimitable celebration of the past fused with a forward-thinking attitude.