When you think of Charlottesville, a city steeped in American history and rich in cultural sights might come to mind. To be honest, you wouldn’t be far off from the truth, and they are certainly reasons to visit Charlottesville—but it’s also much more than that. We’d love to show you why Charlottesville and its surrounding area make for a perfectly romantic getaway in Virginia.
Outdoor adventure is for lovers
For some couples, nothing says love like adrenaline, hiking, and exploration. If that’s the case for you and your loved one, luxury camping near Charlottesville might just be your ideal romantic escape. Depending on where you stay, you’ll have your pick in outdoor adventure. If trails and hiking are your thing, you’ll love Rivanna Trail and the nearby Appalachian Trail with hundreds of miles to explore. Swimming, kayaking, and rafting are great options in the summer, and if you visit in winter, there’s no shortage of skiing and tubing opportunities.
If you love the outdoors, you’ll love the accommodations we offer, which happen to be some of the best places to stay near Charlottesville.
Soak in the arts
Believe it or not, though small in size, Charlottesville boasts a thriving art scene and is home to the start of many new artists’ careers. Depending on what time of year you go, you’ll be able to visit one of its numerous museums or galleries, attend a big concert or intimate show, or even go to the Virginia Film Festival or Virginia Festival of the Book. The venues and options are vast, making Charlottesville an ideal destination for the creative couple at heart.
After a day of slowly taking in art galleries, slow meals, and inspiring moments, we’re certain our selection of unique glamping accommodations near Charlottesville will be the perfect addition to your romantic weekend away.
Grab a glass of wine
Nothing says romantic weekend away for two like a glass (or bottle!) of wine, and Charlottesville is the perfect place to indulge. In fact, the wines from the Monitcello American Viticultural Area are deemed some of the best in the nation. True connoisseurs will note subtle distinctions in the area’s best wines—differences linked to Virginia’s varying typography and altitude.
Whether you bring a few bottles to your accommodation for a weekend tucked away from everyone else or book you and your partner winery tours for the weekend, you won’t regret your romantic getaway to Charlottesville, nor staying in one of these incredible accommodations.
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