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Keswick Hall at Monticello Review
If you've got the money for it, this 1912 Tuscan villa on 600 lush acres 5 mi east of Charlottesville is a luxurious, cosmopolitan retreat. Since it is now owned by the Orient-Express, you can expect the ultimate in top-drawer amenities and service. The 48 guest rooms and suites contain modern amenities like high-speed Internet and flat screen TVs, which exist in harmony with English and American antiques and claw-foot tubs. Some rooms have whirlpool baths and balconies. The 18-hole golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer, spreads across the rear of the estate. There's no check-in desk here; you are welcomed inside as if you are entering someone's home. The facilities of the private Keswick Club are open to those staying overnight.
Guests staying at this stunning country mansion are treated to everything from private airport transportation upon request to special amenities for their pooch (including treats, comfy beds, and pet sitters). Personalized service is a point of pride. Pampering extras include a Baby Butler catering to parents' child-care needs, and a Love Butler who can arrange private meals and champagne delivery.
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