The Boar's Head
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We left Charlotte around 8am with our shortest drive yet, ~7 hours if straight through. The drive up I77 has been beautiful through the mountains but the kids had a rough morning, they were probably tired. We stopped for lunch in Roanoke Virginia and checked out the second biggest man made star and a great overlook of Roanoke valley! Afternoon has been better and less than 160 miles to Baltimore! So far 1610 miles + (we started the odometer in Brenham, TX) and 9 ...
... 2015 the Detroit Tigers Comerica Park and Minneapolis Twins at Target Field...My focus and proposed trip will take me to Detroit, onto Green Bay Wisconsin for the shareholders meeting late July, then to Minnesota...This will be followed with a drive to Leadville, CO and climbing Mount Elbert before driving to Seattle, Washington for a relocation cruise to Australia...Maybe a stop in Chelan, WA to visit ...
Ryan has a once a month poker game with several guy friends and it was his turn to host it. It was held in the big tree house that he built. Since he knows that Betsy plays Texas Hold'em on occasion, he asked her to join them. They have a local rule that the game goes until one person has finally won all the chips. I think the buy-in was $10 or 20 dollars. Betsy said that the men were very solicitous, patiently telling her about big and little blinds and all the ...
... e.g. "you're doing great, Keep it up. Wow, Way to go. Or my favorite: "Here, put your foot on my thigh and then you can reach it."
This hike also had a momma bear and her cub. We had an extended viewing time of the mom trying to get the cub out of the tree. Finally, she went up, grabbed the cub's tail and pulled it down.
We had a day of recovery and then went on a five mile loop on a Nature Conservancy trail. Wild life on this trail: ...
"Whoa check out her tits" Dorte pointing out people who were well endowed "Tits obsessed" Kasper naming Dorte. Truth. "Everyone sizes each other up. I did it to you. And I guessed. Kasper does it too" not the truth. But true for her. Trying to make it awkward but it wasn't. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Boar's Head Charlottesville
This is a motel
This is NOTHING like what they describe themselves as....This is Motel 6 quality with Ritz pricing. After perusing their website we had expected a glorious resort in the mountains, what we got circa 1960's motor lodge!
Perhaps a call to the better business bureau is in order for false advertising!
We spent the 4th of July weekend at the Boar's Head and thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. Our room, located in the main building, was very pleasant and the bed was incredibly comfortable -- making afternoon naps irresistable. We enjoyed walks around the pond, reading by the quiet pool, exploring the antique shop and a great dinner in the Old Mill Room.
I stayed at the Boars Head Inn for 2 nights to attend a nearby wedding. Although the Front Desk was courteous and friendly--one in particular named Justin was very well spoken and informative,
Our interest was piquied by the various reviews that I read prior to March 2, 2004, particularly the one of the demand for a "featherless room". My perception was that no place place could be quite that bad.
Great Inn. first time vistiing the area and we fell in love with it.Upon arriving the frotn desk was not only friendly, informative, but very welcoming. We were even given an upgraded package since it was our first stay (free breakfast). The hotel even had experienced and well trained bellmen (something you dont see much of nowadays) who gladly took our bags and showed us to our room. The bellman even explained the features of the room.I made a special request for chocolate covered strawberrys upon arrival and the wonderful lady at the front desk went out of her way to fulfill my request as they were delivered to our room shortly.The room we stayed in was simple, but had all the modern amenities. We overlooked the lake and were even greeted by some hungry ducks in the morning who walked up to our sliding glass door and quacked away! We didnt mind the wake up call and gladly fed them (I think they are trained to do this).The spa was very nice. My wife and I had a couples massage. The facilities were modern, clean, and the staff was great.Dinner in the resturaunt was a nice treat adn good value. I had the 5 course dinner with a flight of their VA wines. The waitress was not very knowledgable on the wines, but she did a nice job of serving us and meeting our needs. Nice dining room that was romantic and quaint. Food was 4 out of 5 stars, but was well within the price range for quality.We had breakfast the next morning and once again the meal was more than enough. Quality was very good.The overall faciltities of the hotel were clean and well kept. There was a gym we did not use, but the grounds were beautiful. A short drive to UVA and local tourist attractions adds a full weekends worth of activities.The Boars Head Inn is a wonder escape and a very romantic pace to take a loved one any time of the year.
Just got back from a girls' weekend at the Boar's Head to celebrate a friend's 40th. We had an absolutely wonderful time. I was a bit nervous after reading some of the negative reviews here, but I must say we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, the inn is old, but so what? The main building dates back to 1805--we didn't expect, nor want modern sleakness. The front desk staff was friendly and welcoming. Our room had a view of a little lake (more like a pond) and the inn's grounds--beautiful. The room was large with two double beds that were incredibly comfortable. We had two easy chairs, as well as two chairs outside on the deck so plenty of room for R&R. Our rooms was spotless too. A little touch up paint may be in order, but certainly did not detract. We booked their "girls getaway package," which included one night's accomodations, a massage, choice of spa service, and a pedicure. This package is a great deal. And, their spa is wonderful too. We spent the entire weekend looking at each other proclaiming how nice this place was. We had dinner in the formal dining room--great service, great food and a great wine list. Had brunch on Sunday and again, everything was wonderful.Given that this inn is only a two-hour drive away, I will definitely go back. Enjoy!
Great place,great town and beautiful countryside
I find it hard to believe the bad comments that I read on the Boar's Head Inn. It is one of my favorite places to go and we have stayed there on many occasions and have never been disappointed with any aspect of the Inn. The food in the Old Mill Room is outstanding and their breakfast is unmatched. The grounds are superbly maintained and most inviting for a walk around the pond. We honeymooned there 8 yrs ago over Thanksgiving in a room with a fireplace that was most romantic. The Thanksgiving dinner in the Old Mill Room was excellent with touches of times gone bye. We have reservations there over the Christmas holidays... can't wait!
Problem with young people
I will keep this brief. I think the Boar's Head Inn's staff discriminates against young, professional adults. My advise to the staff would be to remember that we will grow up and incomes will rise.
However, the Boar's Head Inn will not be a recipient. My memory is good, and I won't soon forget the poor treatment, and lack of even the most common of courtesy - the apology.
When my husband, another couple, and I walked up to the check-in desk, the first question was "are you all in one room?" This was the first of many blunders and mistakes on their part. There are actually too many to list on this website.
I will not be going back anytime soon.
When it came time for my oldest son to head off to college, my family and I decided to turn his "southern swing" into a little history tour/family escape.
The Boar's Head Inn, owned by the University of Virginia touts itself on its webpages as an exclusive and beautifully furnished atmospheric inn with a four star restaurant, day spa, antiques shop, gift shop, health club, golf club and launching pad for balloon flights over the lovely Charlottesville area. It prices reflect its four star aspirations. And I've got to admit we bought the idea of staying there, with friends, on the reputation of the restaurant, for what was supposed to be a carefree, quiet elegant holiday. We booked for two nights two months in advance at what were supposed to be deeply discounted corporate rates, paying for a suite whose rack rate came in at $350 a night, $250 a night in advance. As one of us is highly allergic to feathers, the reservationist was told to make sure the suite came feather free and reminded of the fact a week before arrival, in case the information had been misplaced. Arriving in the afternoon, we asked whether the suite was, indeed feather free and were told that there was no notice of the fact on the housekeeping sheet. So we asked it be ascertained. After a half hour of being told that no one in housekeeping was available to ask, we suggested someone without an allergy go to the suite and take a look. Another fifteen minutes passed without anything happening. Meanwhile, the three of us sat on a bench outside the inn while our jeep full of luggage stayed at the entrance as well. At the forty-five minute mark, we suggested again that someone take a look and further suggested that we be brought coffee or tea while waiting as we were missing their formal tea. The suite was, reportedly, furnished with feather duvets on the beds and for the pull out sofa and feather pillows. "What shall we do," the desk staff asked?