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Wint er 2018-2019

Welcome! Year-round natural beauty, hallowed halls of history, spectacular arts and music, and small-city sophistication — Charlottesville has it all! It is easy to see why Orbitz.com named Charlottesville one of the five places every American should visit! Here, you can walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson at his Monticello home and at his beloved University of Virginia — both of which are World Heritage Sites full of fascinating history and interesting architecture — and you can relax in the scenic countryside he so admired, dotted with stunning vineyards, horse farms and Blue Ridge Mountain views. With so many wonderful places to enjoy here in Charlottesville, it can be tough to choose. So, we went to the experts to find out what they think is the best of the best. We polled our Charlottesville Welcome Book readers, locals and tourists about their favorite local businesses that exemplify wonderful customer service, from delicious restaurants, amazing boutiques, hot spots and cool clubs to wonderful resorts and awe-inspiring historical landmarks — and everything in between! Watch for the Welcome Book Winner logo on ads throughout this issue and in shop windows, and go to CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com to get the insider’s scoop on the best of everything our town has to offer. All of the award winners are highlighted in a special digital edition online, along with plenty of reader’s tips that will put you “in the know.” Throughout the winter, we’ll give away tickets to Charlottesville concerts, festivals and other events on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook, so be sure to like and follow us for a chance to win!

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Monticello in Winter Glory From the moment you glimpse the iconic pillars of Monticello’s West Portico, you know you are in the presence of a visionary mind. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson dedicated his life to serving our country at its founding as the third United States president, Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, among Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello other roles. Jefferson was also an architect, scholar, musician, inventor and agriculturalist. Like the Taj Mahal and the Tower of London, Monticello is on the list of World Heritage Sites known the world over as cherished pieces of human history and of great universal value. Mr. Jefferson’s clever designs abound at Monticello, from the Great Clock in the hallway, which marks the days and hours with a pulley system, to the polygraph copying machine he designed for his famous letters. While visiting Monticello, take advantage of Virginia’s mild winters and enjoy the expansive landscape with a stroll on the grounds of the estate. Have you ever wondered what is upstairs at Monticello? Quench your curiosity with the behind-the-scenes tour that includes second-floor bedrooms, once occupied by Jefferson’s family, the iconic third floor Dome Room and the interactive “Crossroads” exhibition under the house. On these guided tours, you’ll see unique interior architectural features, learn about on-going historic restoration efforts and gain insight into what one of Thomas Jefferson’s granddaughters called “the bustle and hurry” of life at Monticello. If you are looking for a seasonal experience, Monticello offers Holiday Evening Tours where visitors get an intimate look at how the holidays were celebrated in Jefferson’s time, plus the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark. This year, Monticello will host their Holiday Open House on November 25, offering visitors a chance to be the first to see the historic home decorated for the holidays. The popular wreath-making workshops, held at the end of November and beginning of December, are another winter treat that produce a beautiful holiday decoration for your front door or the space above the mantle. See our Events Calendar on page 44 for more. `

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“I, like other people…believe seriously there is no quarter of the globe so desireable as America, no state in america so desireable as Virginia, no county in Virginia equal to Albemarle & no spot in Albemarle to compare to Monticello.” —Thomas Jefferson Tours and ticket information: monticello.org or call (434) 984-9800

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Attractions & Museums Discover Gordonsville Formally a prosperous railroad junction and the center of commerce for Orange County, this quaint town, officially named Gordonsville in 1813, is located northeast of Charlottesville. Beautiful historic homes, churches and businesses surround the town’s historic Main Street. Photo Credit: Robin Bethke

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Just 19 miles from Charlottesville, Downtown Gordonsville, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers shops, restaurants and historic sites. While walking down the well-cared-for streets of Gordonsville, shoppers can visit a plethora of charming specialty boutiques with everything from high fashion and jewelry to housewares, art and artisan goods. Love antiques? The town is home to a variety of wonderful antique collectors. You are sure to find something great! While downtown, visit the Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum and learn about how a once lavish hotel that greeted railroad travelers was transformed into a hospital during the Civil War. Take a self-guided tour through the museum’s three floors of exhibits or consider an evening tour by candlelight, exploring why the museum is believed to be haunted to this day. Gordonsville is also home to an array of restaurants, from famous barbeque and southern comfort food to fine dining. Recently opened Rochambeau Restaurant is serving up fine French cuisine sure to please any palate. For the sweettoothed lovers, the town’s bakeries and ice cream spots are sure to delight. On December 2, the town will come together for the Gordonsville Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting, when locals can also place a light in memory of or in tribute to a loved one. Visitors will be able to see the tree throughout the holiday season.

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Love wine? Visit the scenic vineyards in the neighborhood to enjoy tastings, stunning views and unique events while you sip on local wine. Beautiful inns nearby also make for a lovely getaway and offer charming southern ambiance, mirroring other Gordonsville adventures. Whether you love a good ghost story or just want to experience the charm of this quaint town throughout the year, there is plenty to love and explore here.

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Annie Gould Gallery A unique art gallery located in the heart of Historic Downtown Gordonsville. Offering an assortment of works by artists from around the country. 121-B South Main Street Gordonsville • (540) 832-6352 www.facebook.com/anniegouldgallery www.instagram.com/anniegouldgallery

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Offering wearable art handcrafted by female artisans from imaginative blends of materials and methods – for that finishing touch! Distinctive combinations of metals, glass, beads and stones inspire notice and comments wherever you wear them.


Fun Especially for Families More Historical Riches When visiting Monticello, make sure you save time for James Monroe’s Highland, the plantation home of our fifth president, James Monroe. Just two-and-a-half miles down the road from Thomas Jefferson’s “Little Mountain,” Highland is a historic presidential residence and working farm with more than 500 acres of land. Visitors are invited to tour the historic presidential residence, explore the amazing boxwood gardens and learn more about President Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth.

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For those seeing both James Monroe’s Highland and Monticello on the same day, the perfect lunch break can be found at the 18th-century Michie Tavern, just down the road from Monticello. Established in 1784 by Colonel William Michie, the rustic restaurant features hearty Southern fare and servers in period attire. Another presidential property to explore is James Madison’s Montpelier, the home of James and Dolly Madison. While visiting the 2,750-acre estate and mansion north of Charlottesville, you will discover historic buildings, engaging exhibits, active archeological dig sites and more.

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Scenic Scottsville Located along the James River, the little town of Scottsville is about 30 minutes south of Charlottesville. Founded in the 18th century, Scottsville exudes small town charm with historic and recreational fun. Start your visit by strolling through the historic district. Enjoy beautiful architecture, antique shops, delicious food, local brews and a museum capturing the town’s transformation from an 18th-century settlement to a bustling 19th-century river and canal port. Across from the Scottsville Museum, visitors can tour Canal Basin Square, an outdoor transportation park on Main Street. Learn about the area’s history and relationship with the James River. Explore a scale model canal lock, a full-size batteau replica and more.

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Head to Scottsville’s park for James River views or enjoy the many walking trails. In the warmer months, with the Rivanna River Co., you can rent a canoe, kayak or tube for a river or camping trip. Or, take a look into hunting and fishing expeditions in the area. Venture farther down country lanes to the scenic beauty of nearby vineyards and horse farms. No matter your plans, it is sure to be memorable. rivannarivercompany.com 561 Valley Street Scottsville, VA 24590 434-286-7837 www.jrbrewery.com info@jrbrewery.com

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Vineyards Bountiful & Beautiful Thomas Jefferson dreamt that Virginia wines would one day be plentiful and held in high regard, and today’s local vintners have accomplished that by producing wonderful award-winning wines. The Monticello American Viticultural Area (AVA), which includes Albemarle and surrounding counties, encompasses more than half of Virginia’s wine country and contains more than 1,200 acres of stunning vineyards. Virginia continues to excel in wine making, receiving both national and international acclaim for its wines.

More than 40 local vintners offer up tastings from the lightest, lemoniest Pinot Grigio to the deepest, richest Merlot. Varieties special to the Monticello AVA include Cabernet Franc, Norton and Viognier. Cabernet Franc, lighter than a Cabernet Sauvignon, tends to have peppery aromas with hints of tobacco, plum or violets. The native North American Norton is deeply colored and might have notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Viognier is a white variety that gives off floral or fruity aromas but is typically a dry or slightly off-dry wine. Whatever your palate desires — flowery, fruity, smoky or light — you’re sure to find it here.

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Vineyard Tours & Tastings Visiting Vineyards Getting out to experience the vineyards is easy, as all major roads are marked with the grape “Tours” signs, helping wine lovers navigate their way throughout the country roads. Central Virginia is so picturesque that an unplanned detour can be a lovely way to explore a part of the region you may not have discovered otherwise. You can also plan a wine tour with a group through one of the area’s transportation companies and enjoy being driven to various wineries. See the Regional Wine Trail map on page 20 to find your way around the Monticello AVA. Wine events and festivals bring thousands of visitors to the area. They come to taste the variety of flavors, enjoy local music and take in the glorious country views. In addition, many wineries offer tours, barrel and vertical flight tastings, multi-course wine-pairing meals and special events for connoisseurs and novices alike. This winter, we suggest getting cozy by the fireplace or firebowl at your favorite vineyard with wine by-the-glass or a bottle purchased from the tasting room. Many vineyards also offer meat, cheese and baguette platters for snacking.

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Situated on over 100 acres of rolling hills surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Septenary offers bar and seated tastings and an exclusive area for wine club members.

www.septenarywinery.com 200 Seven Oaks Farm Greenwood, Virginia 540.471.4282 Thurs–Sun 11am–5:30pm

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Best of Craft Beverages Spirits & Cider

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While Thomas Jefferson is well known for his love of wine, hard cider made from apples grown on site was another everyday table drink enjoyed at Monticello. One local cidery uses one of Jefferson’s favorite varieties of apple, the Albemarle Pippin, to create a lovely hard cider that rounds out the range of beverages we’re proud to call locally made. While another cidery makes a delightful perry, a fermented pear juice. Be sure to save the date for Cider Week Virginia (November 9-18), when locations throughout the state, including the Charlottesville-Albemarle area cideries — Bold Rock Hard Cider, Albemarle CiderWorks, Castle Hill Cider and Potter’s Craft Cider — host tasting events, workshops and more.

Virginia also has a long history of whiskey distilleries. The distillery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon is still in operation and was once the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799. In addition to the distillery at Mount Vernon, whiskey lovers can tour and visit local distilleries making craft vodka, gin and bourbon. Whether spending a winter afternoon touring a local distillery or visiting a craft cidery, there are so many ways to explore Virginia’s rich history of producing incredible spirits and cider. The Virginia Spirits Trail at VirginiaSpirits.org is a great place to start. You’ll find a map of Virginia distilleries, events, cocktail ideas and more. A few of the local distilleries, such as Ragged Branch Distillery, Silverback Distillery, Virginia Distillery Company and Vitae Spirits, offer anything from crafted vodka, brandy, bourbon, gin and rum to hand-crafted cocktails using these spirits. Devils Backbone Brewing Company also recently opened a distillery on its site in Roseland, Virginia, where it serves gin, silver rum and brandy. These impressive offerings are part of the vibrant local food and craft beverage movement in the Charlottesville area, which supports numerous vineyards and farms, too. These locally owned businesses give Charlottesville a distinctive flavor and preserve its stunning landscape. Spirits are high for the future of Virginia spirits with new tasting rooms continually popping up.

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Castle Hill Cider, a place to celebrate.

434.296.0047 • castlehillcider.com • 6065 Turkey Sag Road, Keswick

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Come visit. Drink our award-winning ciders. Wander the gorgeous grounds. Enjoy live music. We trust you’ll enjoy our rich history, and perhaps even create some of your own. We have daily tasting hours of 11-5, and host special events like weddings, corporate parties, and small gatherings —all sure to create beautiful memories.


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Brews to Taste Charlottesville is proud to be home to a myriad of microbrewers, taphouses and establishments that specialize in crafting or carrying outstanding handmade beers. Thomas Jefferson took great interest in creating not only wines, but also beers and ciders. In 1815, he wrote, “I am lately become a brewer for family use.” Monticello, in conjunction with our own homegrown Starr Hill Brewery, even crafted an artisanal beer: Monticello Reserve Ale. This Official Beer of Monticello was inspired by what Mr. Jefferson labored over and loved in a beer. Any visit wouldn’t be complete without ordering a bottle of this heritage ale, which can be found at a variety of local restaurants and beer and wine shops.

Exploring the area’s breweries is a wonderful way to spend the day. The Brew Ridge Trail, which features six of the area’s local breweries — Blue Mountain Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, South Street Brewery, Starr Hill Brewery and Wild Wolf Brewing Company — starts in historic Charlottesville and meanders through scenic Albemarle and Nelson counties. Easily accessible by car, there are many local limousine and taxi companies that offer special rates for tours of the trail. A map of the trail and more details about each stop can be found online at BrewRidgeTrail.com. Beer lovers are sure to also enjoy a visit to Kardinal Hall, Beer Run, Three Notch’d Brewery, Champion Brewery, South Street Brewery and Pro Re Nata Brewery, among others, where you can experience a plethora of craft beer choices with delicious farm-to-table foods. Our local breweries have taken the craft brewing world by storm, with medals at the country’s top beer festivals and nationwide accolades. Some breweries have opened restaurants on site, so now visitors and locals alike can imbibe these fabulous beers while enjoying great food, amazing music and stunning mountain views.

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“Top 100 places to drink beer in America.” Imbibe 2008

“Top 100 Beer Bars”

Draft Magazine 2014, 2015, 2016

A farm-to-table cafe serving local, all-natural, organic food and coffee, specialty craft beer and wine store. Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and our award winning Sunday brunch. We feature 24 rotating drafts, 1000+ bottled & canned beers and ciders, as well as over 500 wines with many local, organic and biodynamic offerings.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Jefferson’s Love of Food & Wine Thomas Jefferson was sometimes called “America’s first wine expert” due to his extensive experimentation in viticulture and oenology. Be sure to check out Monticello’s restored wine cellar in the passage beneath the house. A platform above the brick floor allows visitors entry to the wine cellar to see what it looked like during Jefferson’s retirement years in the first part of the 19th century. Try out the model dumbwaiter in the “Crossroads” exhibit to see if you could have transported bottles of wine upstairs to guests without mishap! Afterwards, stop by the dining room to examine Jefferson’s original dumbwaiter, which has been restored to its original working condition.

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The dining-room restoration was sponsored by Polo Ralph Lauren and marked the first collaboration with Monticello curators and archaeologists with regards to the dining-room ceramics. Excavations showed that, in Jefferson’s retirement years, the family most often dined on pearlware, an English earthenware similar to porcelain but not as expensive. A set of green, shell-edged pearlware now graces the dining room, on loan from The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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Virginia is considered the birthplace of American wine. While Jefferson’s desire to have great wines locally available was never fulfilled during his lifetime, thanks to his unrelenting pursuits and successors, we can all now raise our glasses and revel in his dream come to fruition. To ensure that this dream continues, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation has partnered with Piedmont Virginia Community College to create a training vineyard on Montalto, Jefferson’s “high mountain” overlooking Monticello. Visit monticello.org, for touring details and history.

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, (1805): courtesy Monticello

A spectacular sight awaits visitors in the dining room, which features walls painted a brilliant chrome yellow. The color — which replaced the Wedgewood blue that inspired so many homeowners across the country — is not so new; it was chosen by Jefferson around 1815 to grace the walls that set the scene for many formal dinners, where rice soup, mutton and even a new treat — ice cream — were served.

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, (1805): courtesy Monticello

Dining & Gourmet Hot Spots

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Fresh Local Foods Charlottesville lies among a few beautiful counties, including Albemarle, Nelson and Orange, whose rich agricultural history and farm community are well loved and supported by our many local restaurants and residents. Even the students at the University of Virginia have access to fresh produce through a food delivery program that partners with local farmers and artisans.

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Well before so-called locavores arrived in the headlines, many of our restaurants were already building their reputations on the quality of the local food they supplied to their grateful customers. Visit Charlottesville during any time of the year, and you are sure to enjoy the season’s finest crops. Area chefs take great pride in creating memorable meals, and they also enjoy letting the artisan’s hand show through when plating locally crafted cheese, charcuterie and jam. Agri-artisans on the Monticello Artisan Trail supply the community with anything from locally grown fruits and vegetables to Virginia raised cattle and chickens. When dining locally, take note of the farms and artisanal ventures mentioned by name on menus, for you may encounter some of the people at a local farmers market when in season. During winter months, stop by a local specialty store and you are sure to find a taste of all that Charlottesville has to offer. At the newly opened Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop, you’ll find an array of local products from wine and beer to jams, coffee and more — the perfect souvenir or gift to take home with you. Photo Credit: Robin Bethke

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Dining & Gourmet Hot Spots A modern Beer Hall close to UVA and the downtown with a fantastic line-up of 24 craft and European draft beers and local wine on tap. With an award-winning renovation, this beautiful lively space is ideal for hosting large and small events. The from-scratch menu reflects the best locallysourced raw ingredients for Alpine-inspired modern plates, classic bar cuisine and a catered menu, all on online. Our Award -winning patio/restaurant has ample seating in and out. We are always kid-friendly with 2 regulation courts for bocce ball, board games and ping -pong.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Trendy Eats At the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, Charlottesville is a hot bed for gourmet food on-the-go. Food trucks are a staple of the city’s foodie culture, offering a variety of treats to tempt any taste bud. You can even occasionally find “food truck battles” — a fun way to sample the offerings of many mobile kitchens.

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From Southern-inspired cuisine, to sweet and sugary dessert-centric trucks, or even locally sourced booze-infused food, Charlottesville’s food trucks offer convenient and epicurean delight for the most discerning of palates. These trucks can be found throughout the city, from festivals and concerts to winery and brewery events and more. If you are strolling the UVA grounds during term time, you are sure to run into students in line for some of their favorite lunchtime dishes beside the University’s historic McIntire Amphitheatre. The university currently partners with The Pie Guy, Got Dumplings, Yum Yum Xpress and El Tako Nako. During UVA terms, you will likely find these food trucks MondayFriday during lunchtime. Head to a vineyard or brewery a variety of week nights and any Friday or Saturday night, and you are also likely to spot any one of Charlottesville’s delicious mobile kitchens, serving up dinner and delicious bites to enjoy with a local craft beverage. The Downtown Mall is another hub of trendy eateries that features an exciting array of both traditional and contemporary restaurants. Foodies are sure to love both the global cuisine and regional foods they can find on the mall. With everything from sushi, Mexican food and sandwich shops to drafthouses, Indian restaurants and ice cream parlours, there is a plethora of unique and innovative restaurants to be found tucked beside the local boutiques, art galleries and concert venues that line the Downtown Mall.

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Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Casual Dining If you spend an evening out on the town, there are a plethora of delicious places to dine late-night. From burgers to wings, you can without a doubt find a delicious bite to eat. Consider having a later dinner at one of the restaurants that turn into popular weekend bars and enjoy watching the Charlottesville night scene come to life.

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Charlottesville restaurants are known for offering the comfort of a casual dining environment without sacrificing quality. No matter what you are craving, from pizza to donuts, you are likely to come across it in the form of casual dining. Winter is a great time to huddle up beside a loved one and savor a casual bite. During the warmer months, many of the restaurants have a space to dine al fresco, whether you are dining outdoors on the Downtown Mall or are enjoying a local food truck!

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Food&Wine Pairing Join Charlottesville Wine & Country and Sommelier Will Curley in the elegant Library Room of Brasserie Saison on December 4th for a special evening discussing the pairings of reds and sparklings with amazing foods.

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The Arts & Music Scene Art That Moves You Surrealist painter Salvador Dali said, “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” Whatever medium may inspire you, galleries and artwork abound here in Charlottesville. Each first Friday of the month, local galleries and other venues on the Downtown Mall open their doors to display works of art in the popular First Friday Artwalk.

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A perfect place to start your walk is the McGuffey Art Center, located one block from the Downtown Mall. This gallery space is full of artists at work in their studios accented by a gift shop that carries a variety of members’ art throughout the year. You can browse the light-filled studios and multiple exhibition spaces at McGuffey itself. When you explore the Downtown Mall, check out Chroma Projects, where you can see Tim Michel’s “Ruminant” and Lara Call Gastinger’s “Documenting Fall and Winter” throughout November. The University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum of Art provides a sophisticated, high-tech home for the art contained within its historic walls. Alongside the permanent exhibits this winter, explore special exhibits, such as “Reflections: Native Art Across Generations” and “Camera Work: American Photography of the Early 20th Century” through January 27. A visit to the studio, gallery and printmaking workshop of landscape artist Frederick Nichols is just a short drive north of Charlottesville in Barboursville. Visit the Nichols Gallery Annex to see the work of Virginia artists. On the way, stop at Contemporary Art gallery Les Yeux du Monde just off Route 20. Les Yeux du Monde will feature Anne Harris Massie: New Paintings from November 16–December 31. After visiting Barboursville, head east to Gordonsville and see a unique collection of work by local and national artists at the Annie Gould Gallery. Whether you are merely appreciating or interested in purchasing, the Charlottesville Darrell Rose. Photo Credit: Jen Fariello area’s vibrant and robust art scene should not be missed. For more details, visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.

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Home to two of Thomas Jefferson’s masterpieces — Monticello and and the University of Virginia, Albemarle County teems with a lively, robust spirit of festivals, artisans, eateries, music, and more that engages visitors all year round. Our quiet, rolling hills, historic sites, and working family farms complement the dramatic vistas and energetic pursuits of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Forest, and over 3,000 acres of county parks. Test yourself on the internationally recognized mountain bike trails at Walnut Creek Park, stick your toes in the sand at Chris Green Lake swimming beach, and then end your day with a country store picnic on the banks of the Beaver Creek Reservoir. We cater to creative travelers and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy life from a variety of perspectives gained from kayaking the James or Rivanna Rivers, hiking meandering trails, or pedaling bike trails and quiet country roads past farmers engaged in working the land that’s been in their families for generations, side by side with crafters inspired by the pastoral agricultural surroundings. Charming main streets in the small towns of Crozet and Scottsville entice visitors to duck into storefronts, restaurants, and coffeehouses that can turn into a shopping treasure trove, a delightful culinary experience, or an impromptu musical interlude.

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Amid the vineyards, farms, orchards, and miles of preserved natural beauty of Albemarle County lies the vibrant community of Charlottesville with its energetic culture of music, film, literature, food, and festivals providing an abundance of activities non-stop throughout the year. Be sure to visit the C’ville Arts Cooperative on the historic downtown mall, featuring a tremendous range of art and crafts by about 60 contemporary Virginia artists year-round, or Lynne Goldman Studio at Barracks Road featuring unique fine craft gift items made by Artisans Center of Virginia juried artisans.

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The Arts & Music Scene Music & Theatre Experience engaging local performances and touring troupes this winter, like “Richard III,” until December at the Blackfriars Playhouse at the renowned American Shakespeare Center in Staunton — the world’s only replica of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater. In Barboursville, Four County Players will bring us “Hello, Dolly!” from March 15–April 14. Also this winter, the Live Arts Theater in Charlottesville presents “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” at the Founders Theater November 16–December 15. The Paramount Theater will welcome a variety of acts, including Moscow Ballet Presents: The Great Russian Nutcracker on December 9.

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Music fans will be excited to see big names this season, like Mumford & Sons at the John Paul Jones Arena on March 16, and Steve Earle & The Dukes on November 29 and Mandolin Orange on February 4, both at the Jefferson Theater. At The Southern Cafe & Music Hall, you can enjoy El Ten Eleven with Joan of Arc on February 1. The classical music lover can find plenty of performances around town as well, like the Charlottesville Municipal Band’s 96th Season Holiday Concert on December 9.

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Josh Clark, Ally Farzetta, and Constance Swain in The Taming of the Shrew, 2017/18. Photo by Tommy Thompson.

A trip to the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, will transport you to the vibrant, interactive, and hilarious stage of Shakespeare’s day.


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What to See & Do Now through December 1 Richard III at Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com

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Now through December 2 As You Like It at Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com Now through January 27, 2019 Camera Work: American Photography of the Early 20th Century at UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art (434) 924-3592, uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu

Now through January 27, 2019 Reflections: Native Art Across Generations at UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art (434) 924-3592, uvafralinartmuseum.virginia.edu Now through July 7, 2019 Beyond Dreamings: The Rise of Indigenous Australian Art at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection (434) 244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org November 16-December 15 Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England at Live Arts (434) 977-4177, livearts.org November 16-December 31 Annie Harris Massie: New Paintings at Les Yeux du Monde (434) 973-5566, lesyeuxdumonde.com November 17 10th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Poplar Forest, Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org November 17 3rd Annual Fall Foliage Festival at Bold Rock Hard Cider, Nellysford (434) 361-1030, boldrock.com

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Festivals Festivals & Events & Events November 17 Full Nelson 5K at Blue Mountain Barrel House (540) 456-8020, corkscrewracing.com

November 18 Milestone 10 Party at Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Roseland (540) 817-6080, dbbrewingcompany.com

November 17 InLight Richmond at West Broad Street in the Arts and Culture District, Richmond (804) 643-1708, 1708gallery.org

November 20, 24 & 25, December 2, 5, 8 & 30, January 3, 10, 13 & 27, February 7, 10, 21 & 24 UVA Women’s Basketball at John Paul Jones Arena virginiasports.com

November 17-18 Virginia Cider Week at Various Locations ciderweekva.com November 17-18 & 24-25 Apple Harvest Celebration at Carter Mountain Orchard (434) 977-1833, chilesfamilyorchards.com November 17-January 6, 2019 Holiday Tours at Maymont Mansion, Richmond (804) 358-7166, maymont.org

November 22 Thanksgiving Celebration at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com November 22 37th Annual Turkey Trot at Boar’s Head Inn (434) 972-7454, boarsheadresort.com November 22 10th Annual Earlysville Turkey Trot 5K earlysvillecms-events.com

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November 17-February 25, 2019 Congo Masks: Central Africa at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (804) 340-1405, vmfa.museum

November 22 Blessing of the Hounds at Grace Episcopal Church (434) 293-3549, gracekeswick.org


Festivals & Events

November 29 Setting the Holiday Table with Caspari at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org November 30 Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination! at Downtown Mall Central Place (434) 409-8226, charlottesville.org November 30 Holiday Wreaths & Decor at Pharsalia, Tyro (434) 277-5231, pharsaliaevents.com

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November 23 Grand Illumination at Boar’s Head Resort (434) 296-2181, boarsheadresort.com November 23 Be Thankful 5K at Bold Rock Hard Cider, Nellysford (434) 361-1030, boldrock.com November 23 Black Friday Party at DuCard Vineyards, Etlan (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com November 23-January 7 Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond (804) 262-9887, lewisginter.org November 24 Groove Train at the Jefferson Theater (434) 245-4980, jeffersontheater.com November 24-25 Deck the Halls Open House at Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison (540) 948-9005, earlymountain.com November 24-25, December 9, 16 & 23 5th Annual Vineyard Wonderland Carriage Rides at Trump Winery (434) 977-3895, trumpwinery.com November 24-December 22, Saturdays Breakfast with Santa & Carriage Ride at The Boar’s Head Inn (434) 972-2230, boarsheadinn.com November 29 Steve Earle & The Dukes at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com 46

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November 30 Harvest Dinner at CrossKeys Vineyards, Mt. Crawford (540) 234-0505, crosskeysvineyards.com November 30 & December 1 35th Annual Candlelight Concert at St. Paul’s Memorial Church (434) 924-3296, virginiawomenschorus.org November 30 & December 8 Virginia Glee Club’s 78th Annual Christmas Concert at Old Cabell Hall (Nov. 30) & First Presbyterian Church (Dec. 8) virginiagleeclub.org December 1 Annual Holiday Parade at Barracks Road Shopping Center (434) 977-9233, barracksroad.com December 1 Holiday Classic 5K at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org December 1 Caroling in the Caverns at Grand Caverns, Grottoes (540) 249-5705, grandcaverns.com December 1 Silhouettes by Studio Zero at James Monroe’s Highland (434) 293-8000, highland.org December 1 & 2 Family Holiday Concerts at UVA’s Old Cabell Hall (434) 924-3376, cvillesymphony.org December 3, 9, 22 & 31, January 5, 15 & 22, February 2, 9, 16 & 27, March 2 & 9 UVA Men’s Basketball at John Paul Jones Arena virginiasports.com December 4 Messiah Sing-In at Old Cabell Hall, UVA (434) 924-3376, music.virginia.edu


Festivals & Events December 4 Charlottesville Wine & Country Food and Wine Pairing Course at Brasserie Saison (434) 984-4713, charlottesvillewineandcountryliving.com

December 4-26 Every Christmas Story Ever Told at Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com

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December 4-30 A Christmas Carol at Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com

December 8 10th Annual Holiday Heritage Parade at Charlottesville Downtown Mall (434) 295-9073, downtowncharlottesville.net December 8 2nd Annual Brew & Buddy Run at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net December 8 “The Octagon” at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com

December 6 18th Annual Lighting of the Lawn at UVA (434) 243-9000, virginia.edu

December 8 Albemarle Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” at The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro (540) 943-9999, waynetheatre.com

December 6-9 Holiday Table & Mantle Centerpiece Workshop at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org

December 8 Annual Winter Warmer at Virginia Distillery Company, Lovingston (434) 285-2900, vadistillery.com

December 7 12th Annual Let There Be Light Outdoor Art Exhibit at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 977-3900, pvcc.edu

December 9 Municipal Band 96th Season Holiday Concert at Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center (434) 295-9850, cvilleband.org

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Festivals & Events December 9 Yuletides: A Christmas Open House at Agecroft Hall, Richmond (804) 353-4241, agecrofthall.com December 9 Moscow Ballet Presents: The Great Russian Nutcracker at The Paramount Theater (434) 227-7592, theparamount.net December 12 Holiday Spirits & Festive Foodies at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard (434) 202-8063, pippinhillfarm.com December 15 Holiday Candlelight Wine Dinner at Poplar Forest, Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org

December 16 Sunday Brunch with Santa at CrossKeys Vineyards, Mt. Crawford (540) 234-0505, crosskeysvineyards.com December 19 The Richmond Forum Presents Tina Fey at Altria Theater, Richmond (800) 514-3849, altriatheater.com December 20-23 Charlottesville Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 227-7592, charlottesvilleballet.org December 21 White Christmas at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net December 21-31 Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen (434) 325-8180, wintergreenresort.com December 22-23 Open House at P. Buckley Moss Barn and Gallery, Waynesboro (540) 949-6473, pbuckleymoss.com December 23 Christmas Lunch Celebration at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com

December 29 An Evening with Skip Castro at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com December 29 A Night in Paris at CrossKeys Vineyards, Mt. Crawford (540) 234-0505, crosskeysvineyards.com December 30 NYE Eve Jazz Brunch at Starr Hill Brewery (434) 823-5671, starrhill.com December 31 New Year’s Eve at Albemarle Estate, Trump Winery (434) 977-3895, trumpwinery.com December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Wintergreen Resort, Wintergreen (434) 325-2200, wintergreenresort.com December 31 37th Annual First Night Virginia at the Downtown Mall (434) 975-8269, firstnightva.org December 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com December 31 New Year’s Eve Masked Ball at Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Afton (540) 456-8000, veritaswines.com December 31 New Year’s Eve with Love Canon at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

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December 15 The Oratorio Society of Virginia Presents: Christmas at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

December 28 Sarah Shook & The Disarmers at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com


Festivals & Events January 11-April 13 The Merry Wives of Windsor at Blackfriar’s Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com

January 17-May 5 Kent Morris: Unvanished at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum (434) 244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org

February 9 Fiddle Masterclass with April Verch at The Front Porch (201) 925-4464, frontporchcville.org

January 23 Panic! At the Disco - Pray for the Wicked Tour at John Paul Jones Arena (888) 575-8497, johnpauljonesarena.com January 26 Know Good Beer & Bourbon Fest at IX Art Park (434) 207-2355, ixartpark.com

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February 1-17 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Gibson Theater (434) 977-4177, livearts.org February 4 Mandolin Orange at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

January 19 The Horace Scruggs Band at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 977-3900, pvcc.edu

February 15 Kathleen Madigan: LYAO Comedy Showcase at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com February 16 Ezibu Muntu at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 977-3900, pvcc.edu

January 27 Bronze Radio Return at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com February 1 El Ten Eleven with Joan of Arc at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com

Historic Holidays

February 1 Jack Dunlap Band at The Front Porch (201) 925-4464, frontporchcville.org

February 16 UpFront: Evening of Romance at The CB Studio Theatre (434) 227-7592, charlottesvilleballet.org

From the Yuletide Feast to making traditional Colonial Christmas crafts at Monticello, find many festive opportunities for a merry holiday season!

November 23–26, 28–30 & December 1–3 Holiday Wreath Workshops at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org November 25 Holiday Open House at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org November 30–December 14, Thursdays–Saturdays Holiday Candlelight Tours at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Forest (434) 534-8120, poplarforest.org December 1 Holiday Open House at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org 50

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December 7–8 Yuletide Feast at Michie Tavern (434) 977-1234, michietavern.com December 7–8, 14–15, 21–23 & 26-30 Holiday Evening Tours at Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org December 14–15 & 28–29 After Hours at James Monroe’s Highland (434) 293-8000, highland.org December 14–16 & 21–23 Holiday Lantern Tours at The Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton (540) 332-7850, frontiermuseum.org


Festivals & Events February 17-22 Analyze: Lab Expedition at James Madison’s Montpelier, Orange (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org

March 13 Richmond Ballet at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 977-3900, pvcc.edu

February 22 The Roadshow Tour at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, johnpauljonesarena.com

March 14 Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: Beyond the Fluffy at Altria Theater, Richmond (800) 514-3849, altriatheater.com

February 24 UVA Chamber Music Series - Albemarle Ensemble at Old Cabell Hall, UVA (434) 924-3052, music.virginia.edu

March 15-April 14 Hello, Dolly! at Four County Players Mainstage (540) 832-5355, fourcp.org

February 26-March 3 Virginia Wine Expo in Richmond virginiawineexpo.com

March 16 Mumford & Sons at John Paul Jones Arena (888) 575-8497, johnpauljonesarena.com

March 2 Met Live in HD: La Fille du Regiment at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

March 9 Venetian Winter Feast at Barboursville Vineyards (540)832-7848, bbvwine.com

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March 8-30 The Wolves at Live Arts (434) 977-4177, livearts.org

March 20-24 24th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book at Various Venues (434) 924-6890, vabook.org March 31 UVA Chamber Music Series Presents Rivanna String Quartet at Old Cabell Hall, UVA(434) 924-3376, music.virginia.edu

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Discovering Charlottesville Touring Charlottesville

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A well crafted tour can be the perfect way to explore Charlottesville’s best spots for food, wine, craft beverages, art and more. From historical tours near Monticello and winery, brewery and food tastings, to adventurous outings, you can find it all in our beloved area. Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society albemarlehistory.org

Cville Hop on Tours (beverage, scenic, etc.) cvillehopontours.com

Albemarle Limousine (wine & custom) albemarlelimousine.com

Cville Tours (beverage, art, food, history, etc.) cvilletours.com

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Monticello Tours (wine, beer, etc.) monticellowinetour.com

Blue Ridge Excursions Unlimited (beverage, food, etc.) blueridgeexcursionsunltd.squarespace.com

Taste of Virginia Food Tours tasteofvirginiafoodtours.com

Blue Ridge Wine Excursions blueridgewineexcursions.com

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Camryn Limousine (art, beverage, etc.) camryn-limo.com

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BELK, JCPENNEY, SEARS PLUS OVER 80 SPECIALTY SHOPS & EATERIES. Located 3 miles north of University of Virginia on US 29 at Rio Road.


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If you love history and antiques, you’re certainly in the right place. Antique lovers and treasure hunters can enjoy dozens of antique shops and malls on Route 29 from Charlottesville towards Northern Virginia, as well as the two dozen or so shops along the scenic Route 250 west from downtown Charlottesville to nearly the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the village of Afton. Along Route 250, you will also enjoy views of some of the region’s finest historic estates and stunning countryside, set against the beautiful and stunning Virginia landscape. Start your day with the shops Downtown, have lunch, then spend the afternoon shopping your way toward the mountains through the beautiful Albemarle countryside. You can finish your day of treasure seeking while enjoying the lovely winter views from Afton, which is a treasure in and of itself. With so much history here, whether you’re interested in the Colonial era, Civil War era or anything in between or beyond, Charlottesville is the perfect place to explore and go antiquing.

Two great stores just 5 minutes apart packed with antiques, local artisan-made items, reclaimed and repurposed furniture, Virginia wines and the largest selection of April Cornell in Virginia.

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Glorious Shopping! Charlottesville is a small city, but it boasts a big selection when it comes to shopping, from specialty boutiques offering an eclectic array of wares to favorite designer lines from popular national shops. Whether you are on a quest for a new pair of winter boots or the perfect Christmas gift, such as a silver or pewter Jefferson cup or a painting of the breathtaking Albemarle countryside to commemorate your visit, you are sure to find something unique and wonderful. Take a walk along Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall, a pedestrian-only walkway first created in the 1970s. Here you can browse among the 120 charming shops along the brickpaved streets. Beyond the downtown area, Charlottesville has several distinct shopping areas that offer a great selection. Check out the stores along the Route 29/Emmet Street corridor, from as far north as Hollymead to south of the University of Virginia. You’ll find everything from large, nationally-known stores to locally-owned shops that reflect the individual flavor and style of our community. Travel along Route 250 from Pantops Mountain to Crozet to discover more shopping districts and beautiful scenery. With the abundance of choices, finding the perfect winter ensemble, decor or gifts will be both easy and fun!

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Welcoming Places to Stay Sweet Dreams From a romantic country bed and breakfast with mountain views or a smiling valet who strides out to meet you at one of our elegant world-class hotels to every style of accommodation in between, Charlottesville offers the finest in lodging choices and comforts. Charlottesville is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Virginia, greeting thousands of travelers each year who come to soak up the beauty of our Blue Ridge Mountains, tour world-class historic attractions and attend popular festivals, concerts or University of Virginia sporting events. Charlottesville’s central location in Virginia makes it an ideal point to daytrip to from any point of interest around the state.

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Celebrating Tradition...

Enter a world of British tradition, with all the pleasures of a fine hotel blended with the charm of a country inn. A complimentary full hot breakfast buffet The LARGEST heated indoor pool in the area 100% non-smoking property Close to everything!

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How Suite it is!

Residence Inn Marriott Charlottesville Downtown

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Located in The Shops at Stonefield Relax in our spacious guestrooms featuring the Hyatt Grand Bed,TM a Cozy corner sofa-sleeper and a 42-inch flat-panel HDTV. Enjoy our complimentary Gallery Buffet Breakfast or try a bite from our 24/7 Gallery Menu. Centrally located in The Shops at Stonefield, discover entertainment, shopping, and dining just steps away. Never settle for staying any place less than Hyatt Place. To book, visit hyattplacecharlottesville.com Hyatt Place Charlottesville 2100 Bond Street Charlottesville, VA 22901 800.993.4751 Welcome to a different place.

DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND. When it comes to vacation travel, the Courtyard Charlottesville North has everything you need for an amazing stay. Courtyard by Marriott® | Charlottesville North 638 Hillsdale Drive | Charlottesville, Virginia 22901 434-973-7100 | CourtyardCharlottesvilleNorth.com

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Welcoming Places to Stay Feel at Home

Tour Charlottesville on your own or take advantage of packages that will whisk you away to historic sites and vineyards. For a quieter retreat, opt for walking trails and outdoor pursuits. You are likely to find the local staff of your chosen accommodation more than happy to suggest daytrips for your enjoyment. Mingle with other guests at afternoon tea and share stories of your travels at evening wine and cheese tastings. Or simply sit back and relax in a comfy rocking chair and enjoy the rolling hills, impressive mountains and cool, clean air. Your hosts can also recommend an abundance of restaurants for every mood and palate and suggest ideas for nightlife entertainment around town. Whatever you choose, you’ll be pampered with continental or full breakfasts, indulged in friendly conversation with knowledgeable innkeepers and made to feel at home during your stay.

Woodville Bed & Breakfast (434) 286-4226

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Angel Nest (434) 996-4479

Uphill House

The Inn at Monticello

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Steeles Tavern Manor Guesthouses Reservation Services (540) 377-9494

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Foxfield Inn (434) 923-8892

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Charm, history and nature – our area’s bed and breakfasts have all three. With no two rooms alike, you’ll have plenty to choose from when selecting a cottage, suite or room that reflects your personal style and needs. At any one of the area’s bed and breakfasts, you’ll enjoy all the experiences of a home away from home.


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The evocative spirit of Virginia’s original voices and visions of 3 presidents – Madison, Monroe, and most notably, the profound ingenuity of Thomas Jefferson – are presented in engaging ways with reference to the past, present, and future of this storied, historic region.

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Secluded Forest Setting 8 Wineries within 10 Miles Fine Dining and Shopping Scenic Hiking Trails Near Historical Montpelier On-Site Wedding and Events 18248 Buzzard Hollow Rd. Gordonsville (540) 923-0119 | UphillHouseBandB.com Use code UHCVILLE to save 10% when you call or book online.

Historic Orange,VA is conveniently located near amazing vineyards, Civil War battlefields and Montpelier.

750 Round Hill Drive Orange, Virginia 22960 (540) 672-6691 • Fax (540) 672-6690

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Becoming a Local Welcome, Newcomers!

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Congratulations on choosing Charlottesville as your new home! Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, your new community is known for year-round natural beauty and small-city sophistication. Charlottesville has received countless accolades in recent years for a variety of reasons — from its delicious, locally-sourced restaurants to its active, sports-centric community. USA Today featured Charlottesville as a great place to invest in a home. “Take one of the nation’s quintessential college towns, throw in a big slice of American history, add golf courses and wineries, set it all in prime horse country, and the result is Charlottesville,” says Larry Olmsted for USA Today. We couldn’t agree more!

You will find that locals go out of their way to make you feel at home here — whether it is with a simple smile as you pass one another on the Downtown Mall or by providing detailed directions to the nearest hiking trail to enjoy the spectacular summer blooms, fall foliage or breathtaking winter mountainscapes. We are in the center of Virginia, surrounded by gentle rivers, rolling pastures set amongst a beautiful landscape, mild seasons and an easy two-and-a-half-hour drive to Washington, D.C. or the Atlantic coast, with its sandy stretches of beautiful shoreline. Charlottesville’s geographic proximity allows residents to enjoy a mild climate with four distinct seasons. For locals, “green” doesn’t just describe the rolling hills that surround Charlottesville. Green is a way of life for our eco-conscious residents, businesses and local government. Charlottesville is leading the way to a healthier, cleaner future in Virginia and has been recognized with the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award. The city and county are committed to making green choices affordable for residents and regularly fund rebates for environmental home improvements. Clearly invested in having a healthy tomorrow, Charlottesville locals are eager to make ecofriendly choices. Now that you know a little more about all the great local offerings, turn to page 64 for details on how to get settled in your new home. We welcome you!

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If you are new to the Greater Charlottesville area or starting a new phase in life, such as retirement, check out our website to see all the wonderful opportunities to meet new people that await you. Our mission --for more than 50 years-- is to welcome new members to the greater Charlottesville region and to provide interesting, fun activities for all Newcomers Club members. There are special events throughout the year. With more than 500 members there is something for everyone. Join us! Become a member.

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Becoming a Local The Scoop on UVA

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The University of Virginia is a bastion of tradition founded by Thomas Jefferson. Those who are fond of him often refer to him as TJ or Mr. Jefferson. Whether you’re preparing to enter the University’s hallowed halls for a degree or enjoying a weekend in town, here is your guide to local lingo. We proudly cheer on our Orange and Blue, “The Cavaliers” — “Cavs” for short, or “Wahoos.” What’s a Wahoo? Legend has it that Washington & Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones Lee baseball fans dubbed the UVA players “wahoos” during their fierce in-state rivalry in the 1890s. By 1940, “Wahoos” was in general use for University students or events relating to them. The abbreviated “Hoos” sprang up later in student newspapers. The area on which UVA sits is called “Grounds,” not “campus,” and freshmen here are called “first-years.” Thomas Jefferson specifically termed the area “Grounds” because he felt that the word “campus” had an exclusionary connotation that discouraged the local population of nonstudents from engaging with the University. Thus, using the term “Grounds” was a part of his endeavor to create an inclusive climate that continues to welcome the local community. Jefferson also adamantly believed that using the terms “first-year,” “second-year,” and so on was more appropriate than using terms like “freshman” or “sophomore,” because “first-year” implies a lifelong commitment to learning, one that does not stop after matriculating from the University of Virginia. Students continue to identify as “first-years” and so forth in order to honor Jefferson’s tradition and belief in lifelong learning and growing. The large, domed building with Mr. Jefferson’s great statue is the Rotunda, and its recent renovation and restoration project of the nearly 200-year-old structure has helped it remain at the heart of the University’s academic mission. It faces a huge grass courtyard known as “The Lawn,” surrounded by historic residences that are still coveted student and faculty residences. “The Lawn” serves as a central hub of public activity and is the perfect picnic spot or dog-walking site. Additionally, in the tradition of Jefferson’s commitment to inclusivity, the Charlottesville community is invited to participate in community-wide events that take place on “The Lawn.” Just off of “The Lawn” lies the Chapel, which Jefferson intentionally did not place at the center of the University as was custom of universities at the time. Instead, Jefferson put the Rotunda, which serves as a library, at the center of the University as a proclamation of his adamant belief in the separation of church and state. From the steps of the Rotunda, you can see “The Corner,” the area located at the intersection of University Avenue and the central entrance to UVA, the Honor Gate. Always abustle, the Corner has a great selection of casual restaurants with college prices and trendy shops that give it a cool vibe. Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones

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Start Here For city info, visit charlottesville.org. For county info, visit albemarle.org.

Get on the Grid Where you get your electricity depends on where you live, with one option per area. Power providers include AEP-Virginia, (800) 9564237, appalachianpower.com; Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, (800) 367-2832, forcvec.com; Dominion Virginia Power, (866) 366-4357, dom.com; and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, (800) 552-3904, myrec.coop.

Fuel Up Natural gas service is available from the city of Charlottesville for city residents and some parts of the county: Charlottesville Gas, (434) 970-3211.

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Got Water? If you’re not in one of the county homes on well water, you’ll need to connect up with Charlottesville Water at (434) 970-3800 or Albemarle County Service Authority at (434) 977-4511.

Take Out the Trash County residents may use the Ivy Materials Utilization Center or hire a private collection firm. Some of the private haulers will also collect recycling. The city provides weekly trash take-away; residents purchase stickers for 13-gallon or 32-gallon trash bags at grocery stores or an annual sticker available at City Hall, (434) 970-3830.

Keep in Touch Landline phone service and/or Internet connections are available through CenturyLink, centurylink.com; Comcast, xfinity.com; Sprint, sprint.com; and Ting, ting.com.

On the Road Within 30 days of moving to the area, contact the DMV for a new driver’s license and to title and register your vehicle locally: Charlottesville DMV, (804) 497-7100.

Rock the Vote The easiest way to register to vote is to fill out a form while you’re at the DMV. Otherwise, call up the local registration office to get the necessary form: Albemarle County Voter Registration, (434) 972-4173; City of Charlottesville Voter Registration, (434) 970-3250.

Make New Friends Are you new to Charlottesville or newly retired? The Newcomers Club offers a variety of activities: cvillenewcomers.com.

Make a Difference There are lots of opportunities to help out those in need within our community. Check out volunteer opportunities on the United Way’s website: unitedwaytja.org.

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Becoming a Local Finding a Home

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Charlottesville is home to an amazing variety of real estate agents who are well-versed in our eclectic selection of neighborhoods. Begin your neighborhood search with Belmont, a historic community within walking distance of Downtown, where you’ll find a mix of Victorian-style homes and adorable cottages with picket fences. Next, check out the charming neighborhoods of Rose Hill (close to Downtown) or Rugby Avenue (closer to the University of Virginia) and the surrounding neighborhoods. Driving west from Charlottesville, into Albemarle County, brings you to Ivy. Convenient to the city, this area has beautiful rolling hills with new and historic homes. Also west of town are prestigious neighborhoods such as Farmington, Ednam and others. A bit farther west is charming Crozet, close to many vineyards, golf courses and parks, with gorgeous mountain views. A mix of planned neighborhoods and rural living, Crozet has experienced a lot of growth while maintaining its country charm. Becoming home to more and more wineries, breweries and distilleries, this area is perfect for a quieter home only a skip away from the culturally rich city and world-renowned craft beverage industry. See more of the area’s growing industry on our Vineyard Guide on pages 20-21.

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Becoming a Local Doing Business

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Charlottesville and the surrounding Albemarle County is a thriving, economically vital region home to approximately 145,000 residents and diverse job-generating enterprises from large employers to start-up companies. We enjoy viable non-profit enterprises, commerce, suppliers, research businesses and agri-businesses. The University of Virginia and its graduate programs attract talented students with infectious energy and exciting ideas who are a tremendous resource for local business. UVA, along with Piedmont Virginia Community College and the Charlottesville/Albemarle Technical Education Center, also provides the area with above par secondary education opportunities. In fact, in Forbes’ 2017 Best Small Places for Business and Careers, Charlottesville made the top 20 out of 200 locations. Major employers in the area include the University of Virginia, State Farm and the U.S. Department of Defense. Charlottesville also has a thriving small business community that provides our town with its unique vibe. Be sure to check out our biggest job fairs next spring, such as the PVCC Annual Job Fair.

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Education Matters Charlottesville is a fabulous place to raise a family. The University of Virginia provides us with a highly educated population, diverse cultures, strong employment, college sporting events, a lively arts scene and state-of-the-art health care. From preschool to post-graduate, excellence in education is important here. Parents of little ones will find a huge variety of preschools, from creative co-ops to international immersion programs.

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Charlottesville’s long history of prioritizing education is exemplified in our many schools. Not only are the public school systems exceptional, but our area boasts more private-school opportunities per capita than most, offering everything from competitive college-prep programs (with boarding options) to schools based on the teachings of alternative leaders in education. Charlottesville City Schools, Albemarle County Schools and area private schools believe in the evidence behind exposing students to a wide variety of experiences, viewpoints and opportunities so they can develop their own interest areas and strengths. From fine arts, STEM technologies and academies, and computer availability to project-based learning, immersion language curriculums and multi-age classrooms, students have the tools needed to learn and apply in all aspects of life. Learn all about Charlottesville’s educational opportunities at CharlottesvilleFamily.com.


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Your Health Care Cutting-edge health care from area hospitals provides our community with excellent specialists in a variety of medical fields. The presence of a teaching hospital helps make Charlottesville — named one of the Top 10 Healthiest Cities by Daily Finance — a sought-after destination. Six programs at the University of Virginia Medical Center achieved Top 100 rankings in the 2018–2019 U.S. News and World Report “Best Hospitals” guide: Cancer, Urology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Orthopedics, Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology and Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery. The UVA Health System also takes pride in its innovative Heart Center and the state-of-the-art Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, an excellent private facility, expanded and updated its services when it moved into a new facility on Pantops Mountain, and was recently named the No. 1 Most Beautiful Hospital in America by Soliant Health. In addition, Sentara Healthcare made the 2018 IBM Watson Health Top 15 Health Systems list. You’ll find a wide variety of specialists in many fields, from chiropractors to dentists. Fitness and wellness are also held in high regard here, as evidenced by our bevy of local gyms, citysponsored athletic programs and our popular golf courses, walking trails and tennis clubs. from infancy to Pediatric young adulthood Associates of Charlottesville

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THE RIGHT CARE, RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER Whether you’re new to the area or a longtime resident, you already know Charlottesville is a special place. And now we invite you to learn how Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is a special, patient-centered healthcare provider. With our hospital right off I-64 and 250, outpatient care centers and emergency departments in two locations, and primary and specialty care practices all across the region, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is here with the highest quality healthcare for your entire family, when and where you need it most. You never know what life may bring, so isn’t it reassuring to know that the right care is always right around the corner? To find a Sentara physician near you, visit FindaCvilleDoc.com.


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How It All Started

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Charlottesville, named for Queen Charlotte Sophia of England and founded in 1762, is an inspiring setting to call home. Charlotte was also known as the wife of King George III, the object of scorn by Thomas Jefferson and others during the American Revolution. The University of Virginia officially opened in March of 1825 and Charlottesville officially became a city in 1888. Albemarle County’s historic roots extend equally as far. The county is named in honor of William Anne van Keppel, the second Earl of Albemarle and the Governor General of the county from 1734 to 1735. The first county seat was located in Scottsville. In 1761, however, county government was moved to Charlottesville, which was established as a town in 1762. One reason Charlottesville has so many transplanted residents is that it’s a small city — according to the U.S. Census Bureau, at around 10.3 square miles, with an estimated 48,019 residents — but it has the trappings of a big one. Musical acts and dramatic performances, fine dining, lovely shops and exciting sporting events are all available in abundance. Covering about 721 square miles, the county’s population is more than double that of the city, at an estimated 107,702. With stunning views, rolling vineyards, quaint towns, historic inns and more, there is also much to explore in the county. With all of the area’s positive attributes, it’s not surprising Charlottesville also attracts many major employers. The city is one of few in the state with a triple-A Bond rating from two national reporting agencies and was recently ranked one of the top cities in the country to do business. UVA and its graduate programs attract talented students with infectious energy and exciting ideas who are a tremendous resource for local business. Both city and county are fascinating places to explore and wonderful locales to call home, and we welcome you! Be sure to also check out the Charlottesville Wine & Country Living magazines as well as the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, Virginia, for inspiration on how to make the most out of life in Jefferson’s Virginia. Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones

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