A relaxing stay at an elegant bed and breakfast is much more enjoyable than visiting a trendy bed-of-breakfast, with its messy scrambled-egg mattresses and uncomfortable biscuit pillows. Stay classically cozy with today's Groupon: for $250, you get a two-night weekday stay and a farm and winery tour (up to a $625 value) at High Meadows Vineyard Inn in Scottsville.
Voted the number one bed and breakfast by the Virginian Reader's poll, High Meadows Vineyard Inn is a charming bed and breakfast retreat in the Southern Albemarle Rural Historic District of Central Virginia. A renovated farmhouse and pinot noir vineyard, the inn combines country charm with historic elegance. Spend a day exploring the 13 acres of gardens, nearby Monticello or Charlottesville, or relax with a good pop-up book by the fireplace (available in most rooms). In the evening, sink into the quiet of a country night in one of the inn's seven comfortably furnished rooms. Guests wake up in the morning to a complimentary breakfast made from local and organic ingredients. Starting March 1st, High Meadows will begin hosting special wine, beer, and cheese tasting events free of charge for guests.
For an immersive, yet laissez-faire exploration of Virginia's bountifully lush farmsteads and wineries, High Meadows equips guests with a pre-programmed GPS that guide them through five farms and five wineries. In addition to receiving a pocket full of special deals, which include free tastings at certain wineries and exclusive discounts, countryside voyagers are sent off on their excursion with a fully-prepared picnic for when they get tired, allowing them to replenish their energy with a bottle of Virginian wine and a platter of artisan cheeses and charcuterie. After foraging farms and grape plantations, head over to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate and snoop through his neoclassical medicine cabinets (free passes are included in this package).
High Meadows Vineyard Inn sports a distinguished history alongside its antique and period décor. The house pays tribute to its history while offering modern amenities, making it the perfect two-night getaway, romantic getaway, or getaway to watch the Charlie Sheen movie The Getaway.
- Our weekend at High Meadows was simply terrific and left us feeling we couldn't have picked a better place. Our room had a wonderful historic feel to it, and at the same time had first-rate modern amenities, European sheets that put to shame what my wife and I use at home, and the place was spotless. – LyleWashington, TripAdvisor
- Wonderful place to get away. Great food. Wineries close by, and 2 beautiful peacocks on premises. – A BedandBreakfast.com reviewer who stayed on 1/2011