Boar's Head

200 Ednam Dr | Charlottesville, VA 22903-4674  [SEE MAP]Charlottesville, VA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Property features 26 tennis courts, a golf course, a spa and three pools
Some areas of the property are looking a bit worn
Recent guests adore Boar's Head's charming setting and hospitable staff. But when it comes to the property itself, they offer a few words of advice. One, if you want the best room available, inquire about the handful of lake view rooms in the Main Inn. (There are six buildings with rooms, the largest of which is the Ednam Hall structure.) Two, to secure one of those lake view rooms, you should book several weeks or months in advance. These desirable guest rooms feature luxurious amenities, such as antique furnishings, coffee makers, high-end bath products and plush bedding. And three, expect to find some areas of the property grounds that could use a facelift. What did impress guests, though, is Boar's Head's plethora of on-site activities, including a fitness club and three swimming pools. After swimming a few laps, indulge in a delicious meal at the recently remodeled Mill Room, or for more casual fare, head to Racquets Restaurant. Two additional seasonal eateries, the Deep End Bar & Grill and the golf course's Birdwood Grill, are also available for food. You'll find Boar's Head located about 5 miles from the historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Location
Charlottesville, VA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 175 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Lake
Style
Traditional

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This local landmark resembles an English country inn, with flower gardens, ponds, and a gristmill from 1834. Rooms have king-size four-poster beds and Italian linens and many are decked out with balconies or fireplaces.

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Built on the bucolic site of an old tavern and inn, from the timbers of a gristmill, the Boar's Head shares Piedmont Virginia's affection for all things historic. A southern colonial theme prevails – reproduction antiques, brick walkways, hunting scenes hung over mantels – but a 2011 overhaul has added a much-needed glow.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1684 have reviewed the Boar's Head, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1684 reviews 4.5 (based on 1684 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms at this resort are spread throughout four different buildings – The Main Inn, Ednam Hall, Lakeside and The Hunt Club. Decor varies by room, but all feature traditional decor inspired by Virginia's countryside. In-room amenities in all guest rooms and suites include coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, sitting areas with armchairs, desks and Wi-Fi. Additional perks, such as gas fireplaces and balconies or patios, are also available in select suites.
  • Some rooms offer lake views and can be reserved by request
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi provided throughout resort
Nightly resort fee$21.06
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Boar's Head is a historic resort that's located in a residential area on the western outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia. The hotel is owned and operated by the University of Virginia Foundation, whose school is about 3 miles southeast of the hotel. Because it's in a residential area, there isn't much within walking distance. But on-site, guests will find various dining venues and recreational facilities. A gift shop with university memorabilia and local food and wine is also located on the property grounds.
  • Complimentary transportation to University of Virginia football games and events
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is 10 miles northeast of resort
  • Richmond International Airport is 85 miles to the southeast
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Boar's Head houses four restaurants. The Mill Room, which received a multimillion dollar remodel in 2018, has been has won the AAA Four Diamond Award, is an upscale restaurant that serves gourmet dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Racquets Restaurants sits in the sports club and serves casual fare and seasonal specialty cocktails. The Deep End Bar & Grill offers tacos, sandwiches, salads and more poolside and is open seasonally. And at the golf course, there's Birdwood Grill, where casual bites are also offered seasonally.
  • Daily room service is available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

Boar's Head houses three pools. The seasonal, 82-foot Junior Olympic pool has six lap lanes. There is also the round activity pool, which features a waterslide and the kids pool. An adults-only pool with lap lanes is available as well.
  • Pools open seasonally from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Free pool towels provided
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The spa uses herbs and plants for its treatments, inspired by University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson, who believed in utilizing natural elements for healing and rejuvenation. The spa offers standard treatments, nail care and waxing, as well as express services and area-focused specialty treatments.
  • The Spa is open daily from 9 a.m. to either 6 or 7 p.m.
  • Spa packages offered
  • Steam room and sauna located in the Boar's Head Sports Club

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

In addition to the plethora of on-site recreational options, this resort offers several kids camps, including junior tennis programs. Kids can also receive golf lessons at Birdwood. Many of the kids activities are seasonal, but the resort employs licensed professionals who are able to babysit children year-round daily for an extra fee.
  • Fitness center offers a teen training certification, which kids 13-16 must complete before using the fitness floor
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

Boar's Head is all about recreation: It offers more than 45 weekly fitness classes, 26 tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, three swimming pools (including two with lap lanes) and courts for squash and basketball. A fitness center, located within the Boar's Head Sports Club, offers a wide selection of cardio machines and strength-training equipment.
  • Fitness center open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; weekends from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Personal training available
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

This resort houses 22,000 square feet of event space, including the 3,458-square-foot ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 guests for theater-style events. Outdoor space is also available, and audiovisual equipment can be rented. The Pavilion, a 9,000-square-foot building on the resort's campus, contains pre-function space, meeting rooms, a full-service business center and more.
  • Team-building cooking classes can be arranged for a fee
  • Free Wi-Fi offered throughout property

Number of meeting rooms20

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Boar's Head has four pet-friendly rooms on its property. Two dogs up to 50 pounds each are allowed in those rooms. There is a $50 nightly fee.
    • Pets allowed
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Golf

    The Birdwood Golf Course offers 18 holes, a Pro Shop, a Golf Academy and an indoor, year-round golf experience called the Swing Studio. Since late 2018, the course has been closed for renovations. The resort anticipates reopening the course in early summer 2020.
    • Golf course is closed for renovations until mid-2020
    • Swing Studio is still open while the golf course undergoes remodel
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

    Wedding

    Boar's Head is able to host weddings in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Along with two ballrooms, the largest of which can hold up to 630 people for ceremonies or up to 600 guests for receptions, there are two courtyards, the UVA Foundation Lawn and a willow tree area, where couples can recite their vows beneath a full-grown willow tree.
    • Elopement Package includes overnight accommodations with rose petal turndown service, a three-course dinner with a Champagne toast, a two-tier wedding cake and a couples massage

    Maximum wedding guest capacity630

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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