Fodor's Expert Review Keswick Hall at Monticello
701 Club Dr., Keswick, Virginia, 22947, United States Fodor's Choice
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.
- three restaurants and pub on-site
- top-shelf toiletries
- expensive for the area
- lacking Colonial history of many inns
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted