I don’t like to travel far when we’re only going to be a night or two. I mean who wants to waste that precious kid-free time in the car driving?! I’d rather be at my destination enjoying the alone time with my husband.
I do have to admit that Charlottesville, even for us loyal Hokies, is the perfect getaway. It’s only an hour from Richmond and has so much to offer any time of the year but is especially wonderful in the Spring and Fall. For this quick getaway, we wanted something special. Something fun and unique. Something memorable.
Well, Oakhurst Inn definitely fit the bill. I could tell as soon as we drove up, and saw that beautiful redbud tree, in a quiet residential area, it was my kind of place. We were welcomed by beautiful architecture and a wonderful Fall landscape. We were greeted by warm and welcoming staff and immediately felt at home. We knew from the minute we arrived, this place has it. It has that charm I was so hoping for. It has that fun and unique vibe with all of the modern touches we crave when we’re away from home.
It’s definitely not your typical Inn or hotel. It’s a series of restored buildings on a residential street which might seem odd…but it perfectly blends vintage charm in a boutique hotel setting with some wonderful history and all the modern amenities we all want today.
We settled into our room, which was adorable by the way, before exploring the rest of the hotel and heading out to enjoy Charlottesville. Locally crafted beds with hinged side tables for the old-fashioned telephone were such a fun touch. There were small libraries throughout the Inn filled with books, espresso machines and sparkling water for guests to enjoy.
The Oakhurst Café is such a fun place, with friendly staff and fresh, local ingredients. Oh and did I mention the coffee? Amazing coffee…and their homemade muffins? Ah-mazing. Fresh blueberries in a perfectly baked muffin, cut in half and toasted…it was lovely. It was a beautiful morning to enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the patio before heading out to hike along the Monitcello trail.
There’s so much to enjoy at the Inn. There are even pet friendly rooms for those of us who would love our 4 legged friends to join us.
Each night during the turn down service, they left us a glass carafe with fresh water, plus 2 of their homemade and incredibly addictive ginger molasses cookies. So much so, we brought a bag home to the kids and the grandparents who made this kid-free weekend possible.
Oakhurst Inn is a gem. It’s a beautifully appointed hotel, with rooms spreading across 4 different buildings, locally owned and historically renovated. Paths and walkways connect all of the buildings and the café much like it’s very own little campus.
Southern hospitality at its best. This was the perfect spot to celebrate our special weekend away. If you’re looking for a fun night or two away, you must check it out. You won’t be disappointed!