Page 1

Charlottesville w

e

l

c

o

m

e

b

o

o

k

Winter 2017-2018

Exploring Jefferson’s Virginia Tours & Tastings • Dining • Festivals & Events • Newcomers Info


TEE UP, UNWIND & BELONG at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

At Keswick Hall & Golf Club, a prestigious club offering a distinct lifestyle in central Virginia, members belong to unwind. Enjoy the benefits of unlimited golf on the newly-designed Pete Dye course, access to the driving range, golf groups, distinctive dining experiences and resort events. Join the club.

KESWICK.COM MEMBERSHIP: 434-923-4359


Visit us online at

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

to find hundreds of award-winning businesses to make your stay more welcoming!

Charlottesville W

E

L

C

O

M

E

A W A

R

D

2017

Charlottesville w

e

l

c

o

m

e

b

o

o

k

Published quarterly in spring, summer, fall and winter with a circulation of a quarter of a million copies annually.

To advertise in Charlottesville’s finest visitors guidebook call us!

(434) 984-4713 CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com


Living

tm

Living

tm

Life &

& Sty le Life Style

so in Jeffer

ia n’s Virgin

in Jefferson’s Virginia

Fa r m - t o

|

- ta b l e

the arts

|

e n t e r ta

ining

| the arts l e Five F a r m - t o - t a bBook $12.00

|

|

Décor

|

t r av e l

e n t e r ta i n i n g

Book Five •

|

Décor

|

t r av e l

$12.00

Now available in...

Barnes & Noble Bookstores statewide,

R.L. Johnson

Jen Fariello

Rachel May Photography Rachel May

Local Boutiques, and online.

Life

and

StyLe

in

JefferSon’S Virginia

subscribe at: charlottesvillewineandcountryliving.com

Painting by Nancy Bass

TM


Charlottesville w

e

l

c

o

m

e

b

o

o

k

Publishers Robin Johnson Bethke Jennifer Bryerton

invites you to enter for a chance to win our

Wine & Dine Jefferson Style getaway

Creative Director Robin Johnson Bethke Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Bryerton Technical Director Peter D. Bethke Senior Editor Sarah Pastorek Online Editor Madison Stanley Calendar Editor Caroline Hirst Graphic Designers Danielle Burr, Barbara A. Tompkins

Let us sweep you away for a romantic weekend. Enjoy dinner for two at Travinia Italian Kitchen, a round of golf and one night stay at Inn at Willow Grove, and a wine tour at Horton Vineyards.

Senior Marketing Consultant Susan Powell Marketing Consultants Carath DeFrancia, Allison Muss, Carter Schotta, Jenny Stoltz Office Administrator Christine DeLellis-Wheatley Marketing Concierge Abigail Sewell Bookkeeper Theresa Klopp Intern Brielle Entzminger, Sarah Payne Circulation Manager Ray Whitson

This Winter’s wonderful getaway will be hosted by the following fine establishments:

Photo Credit: (cover) Jennifer Jones (photo strip, left to right) Wintergreen Resort; iStock; Thinkstock.

Please direct all correspondence to:

Ivy Publications, LLC 4282 Ivy Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22903 voice 434.984.4713 fax 434.984.4813

Enter at CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com There is no purchase necessary but you must be twenty one (21) years of age or older and a legal resident of Virginia at the time of entry to win. See website for complete contest rules.

The Charlottesville Welcome Book is published quarterly by Ivy Publications, LLC. The views and opinions expressed by the writers and advertisers do not necessarily represent those of Ivy Publications, LLC, its officers, staff or contributors. The information presented here is for informational purposes only and although every effort has been made to present accurate information, we do not in any way accept responsibility for the accuracy of or consequences from the use of this information or for the businesses and organizations presented herein. We urge everyone to confirm any information given herein. All images not credited are property of and provided by Thinkstock by Gettyimages. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in part or in whole without the express written consent of the publisher. Copyright Š2018. All rights reserved.


Winter 2017-2018

Wintergreen Resort

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 as one of the five places every American should visit and National Geographic named it the 3rd happiest place in the United States! Here you can walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson at his Monticello home and at his beloved University of Virginia — both 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 2017 Welcome Book Winner logo on ads throughout the upcoming winter issue and in shop windows. All of the award winners will be highlighted in a special digital edition online, along with plenty of reader’s tips to put you “in the know.” You can also visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com to get the insider’s scoop on the best of everything our town has to offer. 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 us for a chance to win!

Jefferson’s Virginia

2 0 1 7

Charlottesville W

E

L

C

O

M

E

A W A

R

D

WINNER

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

7


the Charlottesville Region To Winchester

Check out our website to Mapquest any one of these locations!

Harrisonburg

33

S 33 ive

81

n

yli

GREENE COUNTY

hN a

ti o

nal

Pa

rk

Sk

810

r eD

doa nan She

REGIONAL MAP

AUGUSTA COUNTY

601

Earlysville

810

Free Union

White Hall

614

Staunton 250

Crozet

Afton

250

Ivy

250 Bypas

64

Waynesboro

ns

29

North Garden

Ri d

ge

Mo

un

tai

151

Blu

e

To Roanoke

664

Charlottesville 20 James Monroe Highland

712

Wintergreen y wa ark eP

6

151

Lovingston

To Lynchburg

Winter 2017-2018

795

Scottsvil

29

NELSON COUNTY

8

6

6

idg

eR Blu

ALBEMARLE COUNTY


Regional Map Hot Picks for Vineyards & Craft Beverages!

To D.C. Madison 230

MADISON COUNTY 15 230

Stanardsville Orange

231

Ruckersville James 15 Madison ORANGE Montpelier

e

Barboursville

Vineyard map on pgs 24–25

REGIONAL MAP

29

COUNTY

Beer Run.................................. 39 Bold Rock Hard Cider.............. 31 Castle Hill Cider....................... 27 CrossKeys Vineyards................ 29 Devils Backbone Brewing Co... 30 Flying Fox Vineyard................. 26 Grace Estate Winery................ 28 Horton Vineyards.................... 27 James River Brewery................ 19 Kardinal Hall............................ 39 Veritas Vineyard & Winery....... 26

33

Gordonsville

20

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

231

LOUISA COUNTY 15

ss

Keswick Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

53

64

250

M La on ke tic ell o

Zion Crossroads To Richmond

620

Palmyra NA AN

15 6

ER

RIV

lle

RIV

FLUVANNA COUNTY

6 JAM

ES R

IVER

Hot Picks for Where to Stay! 200 South Street Inn................ 60 Angel Nest Bed & Breakfast..... 58 Courtyard by Marriott North... 57 Courtyard by Marriott at Univ..57 English Inn of Charlottesville.... 56 Foxfield Inn............................. 58 Graduate Charlottesville.......... 57 Guesthouses Reservation Services.............................. 58 Holiday Inn University Area..... 56 Homewood Suites................... 62 Hyatt Place.............................. 54 Keswick Hall & Golf Club........ 2–3 Montfair Resort Farm.............. 58 Residence Inn by Marriott........ 54 Residence Inn Marriott Charlottesville Downtown.. 55 Rosebrook Inn......................... 58 Round Hill Inn......................... 57 Steeles Tavern Manor.............. 58 The Draftsman......................... 55 The Farmhouse at Veritas........ 26 The Inn at 400 West High....... 58 The Inn at Monticello.............. 58

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

9


Charlottesville

Wal-Mart

Rio Rd

. West 29

Fashio Square

mi no

le T

rai l

29th Place Shopping Center

Se

To White Hall

Regal Cinema & Stonefield Shopping Center dr au Seminole Square lic Rd Shopping Center .

Foxfield

Hy Ga

rth

To Ivy & Crozet

Rd

.

Farmington Country Club 250 Bypass 250 Bypass

250

.

250 Bypass

. ire

Rd .

Ave Jefferson Park UVA Hospital

ve

.

10t

hS

t. N

kS

nA

Par

W

to

Main

St.

Midt

High own

Mar

St.

ket ntow St. n Ma Wat er S ll t.

Dow

Amtrak Station

Mo

ice

llo Av IX e. Art Park

Belm

eS

t.

Fontaine Research Park

von

nt

Fontaine Ave.

9th /A

To Waynesboro & Staunton

es

St.

Scott Stadium

Pr

“ Un The ive Co rsi rn ty er” UVA Av Central Grounds, e. Lawn & Rotunda

Int

Emm University of Virginia Area

Mc

Klockner Stadium

McIntire Park

29

et St

d.

John Paul Jones Arena

Fra Muslin Ar t eum Rug by R d.

Ivy R

d.

Ivy Square Shopping Center

sR

ck

CITY MAP

rra

Birdwood Golf Course

MLK Performin Arts Cente

Ba

Barracks Road Shopping Center

Rid g

Exit 118

20 Exit 121 Exit 120

64

10

Winter 2017-2018

Piedmont Virginia Community College

To Mont James Mo & Scottsv


City Map To Airport, Culpeper & Washington D.C.

Albemarle Square Shopping Center

on Mall

Rio

t. Par kS

To Barboursville & Orange Darden Towe Park

20 250

t.

ANN

AR

IVE R

Pantops Shopping Center

RIV

hS

Hig

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Exit 124

To Richmond

CITY MAP

mont

Grand Caverns......................... 17 Halo Salt Spa........................... 62 James Monroe Highland.......... 17 Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.49 Massanutten Resort................. 23 Meadowcreek Golf Course...... 22 Saunders Brothers Farm Market............................. 49 Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.17 Top Shelf Transportation.......... 29 Waynesboro, VA..................... 18

Pen Park Golf Course

St.

Joh nW . Wa rne

r Pk

wy.

ast

.E

Rd

ng er

Book It Now!

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

Hot Picks to Visit!

Hot Picks for Becoming a Local! Mann, Kevin, State Farm......... 61 Med Spa of Virginia Total Wellness Center................ 61 MichieHamlett Attorneys......... 60 Mountaintop Montessori......... 67 Pampered Pets......................... 71 Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville .................... 68 Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.............................. 72 St. Anne’s-Belfield School........ 67 The Covenant School............... 66 UVA Pharmacy Lee Street........ 69

ticello, onroe Highland ville

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

11


Historic Downtown

To Rt. 250

To Emmet St. / Rt. 29

es

ir nt

I

Mc

to

nA

St.

Pr

d.

eR

Albemarle County Office Building

mon t

ve

Garr

St. Rid ge

St.

ett

Mon

tice

St. Park

E St. N

6th S NE t.

2nd S NE t.

3rd S NE t.

ncip

Gla Build ss ing

llo A

ve.

Ema

P

St.

[W. Main St.] VA D is Mus covery eum

7th

uth

St.

P

Visitors Center & Bus Transit

Sprin

t.

So

The Par Thea amoun Hist ter t oric Dow T ntow Sou he Jeffers n Ma ther The on ll n ater P Live Arts City Mar Wat P ket er S t.

rson

nS

.

Lewis & Clark Statue

ary

St.

Court Square

Avo

in St

effe

Libr

igh

5th S NE t.

Main St. Arena

t.

E. J

E. H

4th S NE t.

E. Ma

ket S

2nd S SE t.

To UVA

E. M ar

Omni Hotel

Ridge M

DOWNTOWN MAP

cIntire

Rd.

2nd S NW t.

McGuffey Art Center

Park ation N. 1 st S t.

Alta

.

To I-64 IX Art Park

Belmont

To Rt. 20 / S

12

Winter 2017-2018


Downtown Map

To Rt. 250

Hot Picks for Local Eats! Aberdeen Barn......................... 36 Domino’s Pizza........................ 23 Downtown Grille..................... 35 Feast!...................................... 36 Guadalajara............................. 36 Michie Tavern.......................... 16 Orzo........................................ 34 Prospect Hill Plantation Inn...... 28 Rhett’s River Grill & Raw Bar.... 30 Splendora’s Gelato................... 50 Tavern on the James................ 19 Dining map on pgs 32–33

DOWNTOWN MAP

To Rt. 250

E t. N hS 10t

9th

St.

NE

E

E. High St.

nt Pavilion

Check out our website to Mapquest any one of these locations!

Hot Picks for Shopping! Alakazam Toys......................... 50 Alpaca Boutique...................... 21 Annie Gould Gallery................ 21 Charlottesville Fashion Square. 51 Feast!...................................... 36 Ivy Corner Garden Center........ 61 Les Yeux du Monde................. 41 Little Neva’s Bakery................. 60 P. Buckley Moss....................... 41 Posh........................................ 21 Pour la Maison........................ 52 Sara’s Jewel Box....................... 21 Shenanigans............................ 22 Short Pump Town Center........ 53 Ten Thousand Villages............. 52 Virginia Wine of the Month Club...................... 47

Scottsville

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

13


University of Virginia To Foxfield

rth

Ga . Rd

To Ivy & Crozet

Barracks Roa ing Shopping Cen to nB lvd .

d.

Klockner Stadium

ley R

Ivy R d. UVA Visitors Center & Police

Cope

250

Em

ard Rd. on Le ridge nd Sa

Birdwood Golf Course

School of Law Darden School Ar of Business l

d. nR

Fralin Art Museum

Ald

er

ma

UVA MAP

250 Bypass

JPJ Arena Ma ssi eR d. Culbre & Capli University School o Hall Architectu

Check out our website to Mapquest any one of these locations!

Alumni Hall

iv

UVA Curry School Central Grounds of Education Lawn & Rotunda

250 Bypass

Fontaine Ave. Fontaine Research Park

64

To Richmond 14

Winter 2017-2018

Mau ry

Ave .

McCormick Observatory

To Waynesboro

Un

Scott Stadium

Jefferson Par UVA Ho


UVA Map To D.C.

29

250 Bypass

American Shakespeare Center.............................. 44 Charlottesville Ballet.................40 Four County Players................ 40 The Paramount Theater........... 43 Virginia Wine Expo.................. 45

t.

d.

mm

sR

et S

Hot Picks for Entertainment!

ck rra Ba

ad ter

Rug

by R

d.

UVA MAP

eath, Helms in Theaters of ure

Pr

W

es

.

to

nA

hS t. N

ve

.

e tir

Rd

In

Mc

Hot Picks for Finding a Home!

10t

“T h ve e Co rsi rn ty er Av ” e. s, a Main St. rk Ave.

ospital

Midt

own

n to w

n Ma

ll

Craig Builders.......................... 71 Kehoe, Karen, Realtor.............. 64 Wilton Farm Apartments......... 64 Woodlands of Charlottesville... 65

Rid ge St.

Amtrak station

Dow

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

15


Attractions & Museums Monticello in Winter Glory

A ttractions G uide

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, Photo Credit: Thomas Jefferson Foundation/Monticello/Mary Porter Governor of Virginia and Secretary of State, among 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. When you tour Monticello, Jefferson’s clever inventions abound, from the Great Clock in the hallway that ingeniously marks the days and hours with a pulley system, to the polygraph copying machine Jefferson designed for his famous letters. While visiting Monticello, take advantage of Virginia’s mild winters and enjoy the expansive landscape with a stroll through the grounds of the estate. Quench your curiosity with the Behind-the-Scenes House Tour. This guided tour includes the second-floor bedrooms, once occupied by Jefferson’s family, and the iconic third floor Dome Room. You will see unique interior architectural features, learn about on-going historic restoration efforts and gain insight into 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 26, offering visitors a chance to be the first to see the historic home decorated for the holidays. The popular wreath-making workshops are another winter treat. These workshops, held at the end of November and beginning of December, produce a beautiful holiday decoration to display on your front door or the space above the mantle. See our Events Calendar on page 42 for more details.

•Lunch served daily 11:30–3:00 11:30–3:00 •Self-guided tours •Four unique shops (434) 977-1234 Near Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello 16

Winter 2017-2018

Take Us On-theGo! No app necessary.

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com


Attractions & Museums

NEW TOURS

NEWLY RESTORED SPACES

THE POWER OF PLACE A ttractions G uide

W

E

L

C

O

M

E

B

O

O

K

Please call for Fountain Cave adventure tour information

Discover What’s New In History

434.293.8000 | HIGHLAND.ORG

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

17


Michie Tavern

Attractions & Museums 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.

A ttractions G uide

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 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.

Where Relaxation Comes Naturally

visitwaynesboro.net 30 min. east of Charlottesville Adjacent to the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

18

Winter 2017-2018

The Iris Inn – photo by jumping rocks


Attractions & Museums

Scenic Scottsville Located along the James River, the town of Scottsville in Albemarle County is about 30 minutes south of Charlottesville. Founded in the 18th century, Scottsville was formerly the Albemarle County seat. Today, it exudes small town charm with historic and recreational fun. Start your visit by strolling the historic district to enjoy beautiful architecture, antique shops, delicious restaurants, a local brewery and a museum capturing the town’s transformation from an 18th century settlement to a bustling 19th century river and canal port.

Mon 2pm - 9pm Tue 2pm - 9pm Wed 2pm - 9pm Thr 2pm - 9pm Fri 12pm - 10pm Sat 12pm - 10pm Sun 12pm - 8pm

561 Valley Street Scottsville, VA 24590 434-286-7837 www.jrbrewery.com info@jrbrewery.com

Award Winning Beers Outdoor Beer Garden Community Tap Nights Trivia Weekend Entertainment Hops & Hymns

For a list of Tap Takeovers and Festivals, visit www.JRBrewery.com or Check out our events page On Facebook!

Just20 20minutes minutes South South of of Charlottesville Just Charlottesville beautiful downtown downtown Scottsville. ininbeautiful Scottsville.

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

19

A ttractions G uide

Across from the Scottsville Museum, visit Canal Basin Square, an outdoor transportation park on Main Street, for a self-guided tour. Learn about the area’s history and relationship with the James River from the time of the Native American Monacans until the railroad era. Explore a scale model canal lock, a full-size batteau replica and more. During your visit, stroll through a Scottsville’s park for James River views or enjoy the plethora of walking trails. 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.


Attractions & Museums Discover Gordonsville Formerly 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.

A ttractions G uide

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 and shops with everything from high fashion and jewelry to housewares, art work and artisan goods. Love antiques? The town is also 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. During the winter, you are sure to get in the holiday spirit as the Gordonsville Downtown shops decorate their windows and holiday lights illuminate the street. Gordonsville is also home to an array of restaurants, from famous southern barbeque to elegant French restaurants. For sweet-toothed visitors, the town’s bakery and candy store are sure to delight during the colder Virginia days. Love wine? Enjoy a short scenic drive to visit nearby vineyards to enjoy tastings, stunning views and unique events while you sip on local wine. Beautiful inns nearby also make for a lovely winter 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, there is plenty to love and explore here.

Touring Tip: The Exchange Hotel takes at least an hour to explore during a self-guided tour. For spookier tours, the museum is open to the public on certain Friday nights. Visit hgiexchange.com for more information. 20

Winter 2017-2018


Attractions & Museums

Sara’s Jewel Box

107 S Main Street, Gordonsville (540) 832-3075 | Mon-Sat 11am-5pm

All the elements of a Posh Life. Original clothing, clothing off-therack or made-to-measure, jewelry and accessories. A sister duo dedicated to assisting you with all of your fashion decisions. 107 S Main St., Gordonsville • (540) 406-5103 facebook.com/PoshOriginalClothing

A ttractions G uide

Discover the soft luxury and versatility of alpaca clothing which is lightweight, easy to layer, and the perfect choice for transitional clothing to span a change of seasons. Let us help you make the perfect gift choice for someone special or as a treat for yourself.

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.

107 S Main Street, Gordonsville (540) 832-3076 • Mon-Sat 11am-5pm

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 CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

21


Fun Especially for Families Where Families Play From ice skating at the Main Street Arena to family shows and movie screenings at The Paramount Theater, winter offers plenty of frosty fun for children on the Historic Downtown Mall. Families of young children won’t want to miss the Virginia Discovery Museum. In addition to the exciting games and learning exhibits, this children’s museum offers visitors the chance to explore Charlottesville in miniature form.

A ttractions G uide

Charlottesville is full of holiday festivities. On November 30th, visit the University of Virginia for the annual Lighting of the Lawn. Join students, faculty and the community for a stunning display of lights and a capella performances. December 1, kick off the season with the Grand Illumination of the community tree on the Downtown Mall. For more wintry fun, pack your skis and visit Massanutten or Wintergreen Resort. Hit the slopes, ice skate or go snow tubing. If you would prefer a day indoors, visit Massanutten’s water park or the spa. You can also enjoy watching UVA’s winter sports at the Downtown Mall and John Paul Jones (JPJ) Arena. To find out more about how local families play, visit CharlottesvilleFamily.com or pick up a free copy of CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom magazine, available all around town.

Quality Course Conditions 5 Minutes from Downtown

TOY S

Affordable Rates: WEEKENDS

WEEKDAYS

$47 w/cart 18 holes

$42 w/cart 18 holes

PGA PROFESSIONAL AVAILABLE FOR GROUP AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTION 1400 Pen Park Road (434) 977-0615 www.meadowcreekgolf.org 22

Winter 2017-2018

ShenaniganS 601 West Main Street Charlottesville

(434) 295-4797 www.shenaniganstoys.net Charlottesville’s favorite toy store for 42 years!


Attractions & Museums Breathe in the fresh mountain air at

Massanutten A Four SeASon reSort

Indoor WaterPark, Golf, Spa & Ski Packages Available!

A ttractions G uide

Located 10 miles from Harrisonburg, VA • MassResort.com

ry Eve

one

a Slice of the Pie s e v r e Des Fresh s g Toppin

eMad der r to-O

SPCA SARA SOCA H.O.W.S. Live Arts Salvation Army Special Olympics Mosby Foundation UVA Cancer Center Caring for Creatures ARC of the Piedmont Habitat for Humanity Music Resource Center Ronald McDonald House Albemarle Fire & Rescue Make A Wish Foundation Wildlife Center of Virginia Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Thomas Jefferson Food Bank Shelter for Help in Emergency

Locally owned

R Mozzeal & Pro arella Cheevolone se

Thanks for voting for us!

FreshNever Frozen Dough

FREE Kindness with Every Order! Ray Sellers,

owner of your local Domino’s

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

23


Tastings G uide To Winchester

Regional Tastings Harrisonburg

33

CrossKeys Vineyards

81

ive Dr

601

Pa nal 250

614

250

Batesville 151

Bold Rock Cider s ain unt

Veritas Vineyard & Winery

Mo eR idg e

ay rkw Pa

eR Blu

Ivy 250 Bypass

Wintergreen

29

North Garden

Flying Fox Vineyard

Devil’s Backbone

Blu

e idg

Free Union

White Hall

64

Waynesboro

To Roanoke

Earlysville 29

Crozet

Afton

664

810

ti o Na ah do nan

Grace Estate Winery

She

Staunton

33

810

rk

T ours & T astings G uide

ne

yli

Sk

Stan

Stone Mountain Vineyards

Charlottesville

20

712

6

151

795

620

6

Scottsville

29 James River Brewery

Lovingston

JA

To Lynchburg

24

Winter 2017-2018


Vineyard Tours & Tastings

To D.C.

Madison 230 15 230

nardsville

Enjoy stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views while sampling award-winning wines, beers and ciders at beautiful settings in Charlottesville, one of the “Top 5 Destinations Every American Should Visit,� according to Orbitz Worldwide!

Orange

231

Ruckersville 15

T ours & T astings G uide

Barboursville 33 20

Gordonsville

Horton Vineyards 231

Castle Hill Cider

15

Keswick

64

250 53

M La on ke tic ell o

Zion Crossroads To Richmond

0

Palmyra RIV NA

AN

15 6

ER

RIV

AME

S RIV

ER

Flying Fox Vineyards: Jennifer Jones

Charlottesville harlottesvilleW Welcome elcomeB Book ook..com com 25 25 C


Vineyard Tours & Tastings 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 approximately 1,200 acres of stunning vineyards. Vineyards in our Monticello AVA benefit from a natural east-southeast exposure and mild winter temperatures. Photo credit: Cindy Schornberg of Keswick Vineyards

T ours & T astings G uide

Now the fifth largest wine-producing state in the country, Virginia has received both national and international acclaim for its wines. More than 30 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. Whatever your palate desires — flowery, fruity, smoky or light — you’re sure to find it here.

from our vineyards to your table v e r i ta s fa r m h o u s e . c o m

26

Winter 2017-2018

Open Daily fOr TasTings 27 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton VA 22920

www.flyingfoxvineyard.com


Vineyard Tours & Tastings The finest wines from grapes tailored to Central Virginia soil.

Castle Hill Cider,

a place to celebrate.

Come visit. Drink our award-winning ciders. Wander the gorgeous grounds. 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. 434.296.0047 • castlehillcider.com • 6065 Turkey Sag Road, Keswick CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

27

T ours & T astings G uide

6399 Spotswood Trail Gordonsville, VA | (540) 832-7440 | hortonwine.com


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 24 to find your way around the Monticello AVA.

T ours & T astings G uide

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.

An old world family heritage blends a new world wine tradition with Virginia terroir.

15 miles & 300 years away....

Chef elpidio

Charming Ambience | Inspired Dining Stunning Grounds Magical Moments | Cherished Memories Monday/Tuesday Closed | Wednesday 11 - 5:30 Thursday 11 - 5:30 Friday 11 - 9 (live music & food trucks from 6-9) Saturday 11 - 8 | Sunday 11 - 5:30

434.823.1486 graceestatewinery.com 5273 Mount Juliet Farm, Crozet 28

Winter 2017-2018

Near Zion Crossroads prospecthill.com | 540-967-0844


Vineyard Tours & Tastings

T ours & T astings G uide

Top Shelf, a premium tour & transportation company, specializes in providing leisurely tours for history buffs, as well as wine, brew, cider & spirit enthusiasts. You will not only be paired with a knowledgeable driver but also assisted in planning your tour and finalizing every detail down to a gourmet food option. Don’t settle for the ordinary ... choose extraordinary. Sit back, relax and enjoy your tour in “Top Shelf ” style.

www.topshelftransportation.com

434-295-9462

Our wines tell the history of the land.

Discover. Taste. Experience.

c r o s s k e y s v i n e ya r d s . c o M 5 4 0 -2 3 4 - 0 5 0 5

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

29


Best of the Brew Brews to Taste

In addition to Jefferson’s home-brewed beer, hard cider was another everyday table drink at Monticello made from apples grown on site. One local cidery uses Jefferson’s favorite variety 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.

Nelson County, VA

RH

T ours & T astings G uide

Charlottesville is proud to be home to a myriad of microbrewers, taphouses and establishments that specialize in crafting or carrying outstanding handmade beers and ciders. 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, 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.

2016 World Beer Cup Champion

Open Daily at 11:30 am

Devils Backbone Brewing Company N 37º 52.275, W 078º 55.126 200 Mosbys Run • Roseland

434.361.1001 dbbrewingcompany.com 30

Winter 2017-2018

S ETT’

Dine in • Catering Lunch Mon-Sat 11am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Thur 5pm-10pm

Monday Nights $5 off Shrimp

Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm Sun 5pm-9pm Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm Appetizers, Salads & Seafood Open 7 days a week Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch

Tuesday Nights $13 Steak Night Wednesday Wine Down Night Thursday Nights 75¢ Oyster Night

434-974-7818

2335 Seminole Trail, Suite 100 | Charlottesville, VA 22901

www.RhettsRiverGrill.com


Best of the Brew

Exploring the area’s breweries and cideries is a wonderful way to spend a fall afternoon or evening. 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. Virginia also has a long history of whiskey distilleries. The distillery at George Washington’s home Mount Vernon (in Northern Virginia) 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 local craft vodka, gin and bourbon. Spirits are high for the future of Virginia with new tasting rooms continually popping up.

T ours & T astings G uide

A few times a year, local, regional and national breweries come together for our very popular beer festivals. These events are a great way to sample many different beers and ciders side by side. The festivals usually also host the best food trucks Charlottesville has to offer.

COME HAVE A CIDER WITH US LIVE MUSIC EVERY SUNDAY AT 1 PM Sunday-Thursday: 11am - 6pm Friday & Saturday: 11am - 8pm 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway (Rt. 151) Nellysford, VA 22958 | (434) 361-1030 CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

31


Dining Map

Charlottesville

To Airport Culpeper & Wal-Mart

3 2 Rio Rd

Albemarle Square Shopping Center

. West

mi

no le

Tra

il

Fashion Square Mall

Se

4

rth

Rd

.

ast .E

Ga

Rd

Regal Cinema & Stonefield Shopping Hy Center dr au lic Rd .

Foxfield

Rio

29

To White Hall

Seminole Square Shopping Center

r Pk

wy.

15

rne

Farmington Country Club

nW Joh

rra

250

d.

sR

ck

29 Business

. ve

High

St.

ntow 11 n Ma 10 Wa ll

Dow

ter

Mo

ice

llo

St.

Mar

ket

Av

e.

12 St.

St.

13

d.

6

.

.

wn

8 7

Par k St

Int

nA

nt

29 Business

Fontaine Ave.

to

nR

Midto

Amtrak station

Fontaine Research Park

ire

Rd hS t. N

9

Mc

W

es

lto

To Waynesboro & Staunton

Pr

“ Un The ive Co rsi rn ty er” UVA Av Central Grounds, e. Lawn & Rotunda Main St. . Ave k Jefferson Par

10t

et St.

Scott Stadium

Fra Muslin Ar t eum Rug by R d.

Emm

29

McIntire Park

McIntire Park

JPJ Arena

St.

d.

von

Ivy R

9th /A

D ining G uide

17

Ba

Barracks Road Shopping Center Birdwood Golf Course

. Wa

250 Bypass

5

250 Bypass

Car

To Ivy & Crozet

5th

Belmont

To Lynchburg

20

18

20 64 53

To Scottsville

19 32

Winter 2017-2018

16


Hot Eats!

Washington D.C.

Pantops

1 Guadalajara ............................ 36

e r

2 3 4 5

Route 29 North Rhett’s River Grill & Raw Bar.. 30 Domino’s Pizza........................ 23 Guadalajara ............................ 36 Aberdeen Barn ....................... 36 University Area/The Corner

6 Guadalajara ............................ 36 Midtown

7 Feast! ..................................... 36 8 Orzo ....................................... 34 9 Kardinal Hall .......................... 39

To Barboursville Gordonsville, & Orange . k St Par

Pen Park Golf Course

Belmont

12 Domino’s Pizza ....................... 23 13 Beer Run ................................ 39

Darden Towe Park

Route 250 East

14 Prospect Hill............................ 28

20

1

250

t.

S igh

Route 250 West

Pantops Shopping Center

15 Domino’s Pizza ....................... 23

ve.

H

IVE R

Mea

de A

Monticello AR

14

16 Michie Tavern ........................ 16

RIV ANN

Barracks Road To Richmond 64

17 Domino’s Pizza ....................... 23 5th Street SW

18 Domino’s Pizza ....................... 23 Scottsville

19 Tavern on the James ............... 19 To Monticello

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com 33 CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com 33

D ining G uide

Downtown

10 Downtown Grille..................... 35 11 Splendora’s Gelato ................. 50


Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Jefferson’s Love of Food & Wine A man with many passions, Thomas Jefferson was sometimes called “America’s first wine expert” due to his extensive experimentation in viticulture and oenology. When visiting Monticello, be sure to check out Jefferson’s restored wine cellar in the passage beneath the house.

D ining G uide

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 Dining Room at Monticello: Monticello/Sequoia Design 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. A spectacular sight awaits visitors in the dining room, which features walls painted a brilliant

www.orzokitchen.com Lunch & Dinner Patio Dining Private Event Space Catering Free Parking

434-975-6796 416 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA Soulful Mediterranean Food & Wine Follow us! @orzokitchen

34

Winter 2017-2018


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. For more great content on local wine and foods, visit CharlottesvilleWineandCountryLiving.com.

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

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 — was served. 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.

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

Dining & Gourmet Hot Spots

D ining G uide

Now Reserving for 2017! Private banquet room for Rehearsal Dinners • Graduations • Corporate Events Call for availability and reservations downtowngrille.com | 434.817.7080 on the Downtown Mall

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

35


Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Fresh Local Foods

D ining G uide

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. Well before socalled 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. 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, jam and wine. It is no exaggeration to say that local chefs and restaurateurs are friends with the growers, farmers and brewers who supply their establishments. Take note of the farms and artisanal ventures mentioned by name on menus, for you may encounter some of the people around town or find their products on the shelves of a specialty store — the perfect souvenir or gift.

roast prime rib certified angus steaks succulent seafood fine wine • piano bar

since 1965

2 0 1 4

29 North 434-978-4313 UVA Area 434-979-2424 Downtown 434-977-2676 Pantops 434-293-3538

Voted Best South of the Border Restaurant!

Charlottesville w

w

e

l

e

l

c

c

o

o

m

m

e

e

b

o

A w A

o

r

k

d

winner

2 0 1 4

Charlottesville w

w

e

l

e

l

c

c

o

o

m

m

e

e

b

o

A w A

o

r

k

d

winner

GuadalajaraMexicanVa.com reservations recommended

2018 Holiday dr • Charlottesville

434.296.4630

aberdeenbarn.com 36

Winter 2017-2018


Wine & Dine Jefferson Style Casual Dining At the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, Charlottesville is a hot bed for gourmet food onthe-go. Food trucks are a staple of the city’s foodie culture, offering a variety of treats to tempt any taste bud.

D ining G uide

From Southern-inspired cuisine, to sweet and sugary dessert-centric trucks, or even locally sourced boozeinfused food, there is a convenient and epicurean delight for the most discerning of palates. Food trucks can be found throughout the city, from festivals to winery and brewery events and more. If you are strolling the UVA campus during term time, you are sure to run into students in line for their favorite lunchtime dishes. The university currently partners with The Pie Guy, Got Dumplings, Yum Yum Xpress, BBQ U and Pokee. During UVA terms, you will likely find these food trucks at the historic Amphitheater on the campus Monday-Friday during lunch time. Head to a vineyard or brewery a variety of week nights and any Friday or Saturday night, and you are likely to spot any one of Charlottesville’s delicious mobile kitchens, serving up dinner and delicious bites to enjoy with a local craft beverage. Spending an evening out on the town? There are a plethora of delicious places to dine late-night. From burgers to wings, you can 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. 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 the perfect time to enjoy a casual bite while enjoying a cozy environment, whether you are dining on the Downtown Mall or are enjoying a local food truck. 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.

38

Winter 2017-2018


Dining & Gourmet Hot Spots

“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 17 rotating drafts, 800 bottled & canned beers and ciders, as well as over 400 wines with many local, organic and biodynamic offerings.

156 Carlton Road, Charlottesville (434) 984-BEER (2337) • www.BeerRun.com

D ining G uide D ining G uide

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.

www.KardinalHall.com 722 Preston Avenue

(434) 295-4255

in the historic Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

Charlottesville

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

39


The Arts & Music Scene Music & Theatre

Experience engaging local performances and touring troupes this winter, like “Much Ado About Nothing” until late November at the Blackfriars Playhouse at the renowned American Shakespeare Center in Staunton — the world’s only replica of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater. In nearby Barboursville, Four County Players is bringing us “A View From Some Broads” on February 9-11. Also this winter, the Live Arts Theater presents “Sweet Charity” from December 1-January 6 and “Fun Home” from March 9-25. The Paramount Theater will welcome a variety of acts, including “Cat on the Hat Tin Roof” on February 25. Another special treat is The Charlottesville Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” on December 16, 17, 21 and 22.

T he A rts G uide

Music fans will be excited to see big names this season, such as Luke Bryan on February 24, at the John Paul Jones Arena. For a smaller venue, the Jefferson Theater or The Southern Cafe & Music Hall offer a plethora of shows. The Jefferson Theater will put on An Evening with David Rawlings on December 9, while The Southern Cafe & Music Hall will host Gold Connections, Mo Lowda & Morning Teleportation on December 1. Classical music lovers can find plenty of performances around town as well.

2017-18 Family Series Programming

December 16, 17, 21, 22 Piedmont Virginia Community College

Father/Daughter

Valentine Dance Feb 3 & 4

Charlottesville Ballet Studio Theatre

Central Virginia’s Longest Running Community Theater

A ChristmAs story: the musiCAl

A Christmas Carol

Based on the Motion Picture • Directed & Choreographed by Geri Carlson Sauls Direction by Jimby Niederberger Based on Musical the classic novel Charles Dickens

Mainstage •MAINSTAGE November 17-December 17

A bespectacled boy named Ralphie has one wish for Christmas: a Red by Joncey Boggs Ryder BB Gun.Directed A “major award,” ridiculous pink bunny pajamas, November 23, 30 store & December 7, 13, 14, 2013 at 8PM a grumpy 22, department Santa, and 6, a triple-dog-dare to lick a November 24are& just December 1, hurdles 8, 15, 2013 at 2:30PM freezing flagpole a few of the that stand between Ralphie Adults/$16; and his Christmas dream. with amazing music from Tickets: Seniors & Filled Students/$14; Children/$12 Pasek & Paul, the show will leave you with a song in your heart and your face. SoNGSa smile IN onThE CEllAr

Broadway: A Backwards View FroM SoMe BroADS by Linda C. Zuby A NewDirected Musical Revue

March 24 Piedmont Virginia Community College For tickets and the full performance season: 434.227.7592

www.CharlottesvilleBallet.org

40

Winter 2017-2018

in the Cellar • February 9-11atone weekend only! February 7 & 8, 2014 8PM Our popular Songs in the Cellar seriesatmakes a bold return with February 9, 2014 2:30PM a brassy, brazen, brand new theme! For years, “Broads” like Ethel Merman, Patti Lupone, and Elaine Stritch have ruled Broadway, and now, they rule Barboursville in this original, one-weekend-only revue. Featuring an all-female cast of the area’s very own women-of-acertain-awesome,February Broads is sure be a2014 delicious cocktail of songs and 21 &to22, at 8PM storytelling. OurFebruary previous Songs in theatCellar productions have all 23, 2014 2:30PM sold out before opening, so order your tickets early!

Dirty Barbie And Other Girlhood Tales

Theater Information Box Office: 540.832.5355 • fourcp.org 5256 Governor Barbour St., Barboursville, VA 22923


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 displaying works of art open their doors for the popular First Friday Artwalk. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia provides a sophisticated home for the art contained within its historic walls. The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVA is hosting “Object Lessons: A History of the University in 100 Objects,” an exhibition celebrating UVA’s bicentennial on display until June 2018. Another unique local treasure is the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, the only museum of Australian Aboriginal art in the U.S.

A destination for the best in contemporary art & modern masters

2 Convenient P. Buckley Moss Art Gallery Locations 223 Gilbert St Blacksburg 540-552-6446 mossblacksburg@verizon.net Mon - Sat 11am - 6 pm & by appointment

329 West Main St Waynesboro 540-949-6473

Order by Phone or Online P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd. 1-800-430-1320 pbuckleymoss.com

841 Wolf Trap RD . CHARLOTTESVILLE VA 22911 434.973.5566 OR 434.882.2620 lesyeuxdumonde.com EXHIBITIONS

Dean Dass: Lydia and Friends Picasso, New Paintings and Works on Paper Millicent Young: Annie Harris Massie Cantos for the Anthropocene JohnonBorden Evans Kris Iden: Works Paper

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

41

T he A rts G uide

A visit to the studio, gallery and printmaking workshop of landscape artist Frederick Nichols is just a short drive north of Charlottesville in Barboursville. On the way, stop at Contemporary Art gallery Les Yeux du Monde just off Route 20. After visiting Barboursville, you can head east to Gordonsville and see a unique collection of work by local and national artists at the newly opened Annie Gould Gallery. In Waynesboro, visit both P. Buckley Moss’s home, The Barn, and gallery. Whether you are merely appreciating or interested in purchasing, the Charlottesville area’s vibrant and robust art scene should not be missed. For more details, visit CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com.


UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art: courtesy Fralin Museum of Art

Festivals & Events

What to See & Do

T he A rts & E vents C alender

Now Through December 15 Friday Nights Music at Grace Estate Winery (434) 823-1486, graceestatewinery.com Now Through December 17 Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945-1966 at The Fralin Museum of Art, UVA (434) 906-1022, virginia.edu/artmuseum Now Through April 8 Songs of a Secret Country at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum (434) 244-0234, kluge-ruhe.org

November 17–December 10 A Christmas Story: The Musical at Four County Players Mainstage (540) 832-5355, fourcp.org November 17–December 31 Dean Dass: New Paintings and Works on Paper at Les Yeux du Monde Art Gallery (434) 973-5566, lesyeuxdumonde.com November 18 9th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival at Poplar Forest, Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org November 18 Apple Cider Making Demo at Saunders Brothers Farm Market (434) 277-5455, saundersbrothersfarmmarket.com November 19 & 27, December 2, 16, 19, 22 & 30, January 6, 9, 14, 23 & 31, February 10 & 21, March 3 UVA Men’s Basketball at John Paul Jones Arena (800) 542-8821, virginiasports.com

Check out what’s playing online! ConCerts pLays festivaLs exhiBitions & more

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com Local calendar listings updated daily. 42

Winter 2017-2018


Festivals Festivals & Events & Events November 21, 25, 26 & 29, December 2, 21, 28 & 31, January 7, 21 & 25, February 1, 15 & 18 UVA Women’s Basketball at John Paul Jones Arena (800) 542-8821, virginiasports.com November 22 Be Thankful 5K at Bold Rock Cider, Nellysford (434) 325-8180, boldrock.com

November 24 UVA Football at Scott Stadium (800) 542-882, virginiasports.com November 24 Black Friday Party at DuCard Vineyards (540) 923-4206, ducardvineyards.com

November 23 Blessing of the Hounds at Grace Episcopal Church (434) 293-3549, gracekeswick.org

November 24–January Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (804) 262-9887, lewisginter.org

November 23 Thanksgiving Celebration at Tuscan Tasting Room at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com

November 25–26 Deck the Halls Open House at Early Mountain Vineyards (540) 948-9005, earlymountain.com

November 23 36th Annual Boar’s Head Turkey Trot at Boar’s Head Inn (434) 972-7454, turkeytrot.dominiondigital.com

November 26, December 10 & 16-17 4th Annual Vineyard Wonderland at Trump Winery (434) 977-3895, trumpwinery.com November 29–December 26 Every Christmas Story Ever Told at American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com

THIS WINTER AT THE PARAMOUNT! ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE IN HD PRESENTS:

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND • DEC 3 PARAMOUNT PRESENTS:

PHIL VASSAR & KELLIE PICKLER A CHRISTMAS TOUR • DEC 23 THE OPULENCE OF INTEGRITY • JAN 18 NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN HD PRESENTS:

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF • FEB 25

PARAMOUNT PRESENTS: THE OPULENCE OF INTEGRITY: A MOVEMENT ODYSSEY CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MUHAMMAD ALI JAN 18, 2018

New Shows Announced All The Time! www.theparamount.net THE PARAMOUNT THEATER | 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA | 434.979.1333 SPONSORED BY

PRODUCER CLUB SPONSORS

MARQUEE PRODUCERS CLUB

SEASON SPONSORS J. ARON and FAMILY LYNN and KENNY BROWN CHRIS and BRAD EURE JANNA and DAVID GIES

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

43

T he A rts & E vents C alender

November 23 Keswick Hall Grand Buffet at Keswick Hall and Golf Club (434) 979-3440, keswick.com


T he A rts & E vents C alender

Festivals & Events November 30 Kamasi Washington at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

December 1–February 17 Art Show at Saunders Brothers Farm Market (434) 277-5455, saundersbrothersfarmmarket.com

December 1 Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination at Downtown Mall (434) 409-8226, charlottesville.org

December 2 The Glamorous Masquerade Ball at The Ante Room (434) 284-8561, the-ante.com

December 1–3 Barn Show and Gallery Open House at P. Buckley Moss, Waynesboro (804) 725-7378, pbuckleymoss.com

December 2 Caroling in the Caverns at Grand Caverns (540) 249-5705, grottoesgrandcaverns.com

December 1 & 9 Virginia Glee Club’s 77th Annual Christmas Concert at Old Cabell Hall (Dec. 1) & First Presbyterian Church (Dec. 9) virginiagleeclub.org

December 2 3rd Annual Enchanted Extravaganza at The Market at Grelen (540) 672-7268, themarketatgrelen.com

December 1–30 Sundry Items: Michael Fitts at Chroma Projects (434) 806-9667, chromaprojects.com December 1–January 6 Sweet Charity at Gibson Theater (434) 977-4177, livearts.org

December 2 & 3 Family Holiday Concerts at UVA’s Old Cabell Hall (434) 924-3376, cvillesymphony.org December 3 Holidays with the Hoos at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, virginiasports.com

“ Phenomenal… bursting with energy. ” ThE BosToN GloBE

I-81 EXIT 222 IN hIsTorIc DoWNToWN sTAUNToN

Fun, one-of-a-kind, interactive entertainment in the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse.

Chris Johnston as Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors. Photo by Michael Bailey.

www.AmericanShakespeareCenter.com 44

Winter 2017-2018

1.877.Much.Ado


Festivals & Events

December 10 Charlottesville Municipal Band Holiday Concert at Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center (434) 295-9850, cvilleband.org December 10 Puddles Pity Party at the Jefferson Theater (434) 245-4980, jeffersontheater.com December 10 The Harlem Globetrotters at John Paul Jones Arena (434) 243-4960, johnpauljonesarena.com

T he A rts & E vents C alender

December 6 Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net December 7 Holiday Wreath Making at Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland (434) 361-1001, dbbrewingcompany.com December 8 Carols for a Cure at Trump Winery Chapel & Pavilion (434) 977-3895, trumpwinery.com

Bloom

December 10 Vineyard Vibes: Concert Series at CrossKeys Vineyards (540) 234-0505, crosskeysvineyards.com December 11 Tig Notaro: LYAO Comedy Showcase at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com December 11–12 Moscow Ballet Presents: The Great Russian Nutcracker at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

Bloom

Family’s

Bloom

Family’s

magazine

Family’s

magazine

Local Moms Making Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun!

magazine

Local Moms Making Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun!

Local Moms Making Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun!

Lunch Box Boredom-Busters Berry Picking GROWING UP WITH LACROSSE

Healthy PREGNANCY

MOTHER’S DAY ISSUE MAY 2016 • FREE

Apple-Picking Guide

SICK KID SOLUTIONS FOR WORKING PARENTS

CONCUSSIONS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Volunteering For Busy Parents

125+ After School Activities

100+ FALL FESTS & DAYTRIPS

BACK TO SCHOOL JUNE 2017 AUGUST 2017• •FREE FREE

JUNE 2017 • FREE SEPTEMBER 2017 • FREE

The ultimate resource for families. .com TM

46

Winter 2017-2018


Festivals & Events December 30 Met Live in HD: Hansel and Gretel at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

December 17 Christmas Lunch Celebration at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com

December 31 The Steel Wheels at the Jefferson Theater (434) 245-4980, jeffersontheater.com

December 23 Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler: A Christmas Tour at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

December 31 New Year’s Eve Masked Ball at Veritas Vineyard & Winery (540) 456-8000, veritaswines.com

December 23 A Carpenters Christmas at The Wayne Theatre, Waynesboro (540) 943-9999, waynetheatre.org

December 31 New Year’s Eve at Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery (434) 984-4855, trumpwinery.com

December 27 An Evening With Indecision at the Jefferson Theater (434) 245-4980, jeffersontheater.com

December 31 36th Annual First Night Virginia at Downtown Mall (434) 975-8269, firstnightva.org

December 30 The Steel Wheels: Intimate Seated Show at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com

December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Wintergreen Resort (434) 325-2200, wintergreenresort.com

Imagine...

15 % off

the first three months of the club promo code WELCOME15

a wonderful new Virginia wine to enjoy each month.

perfect to enjoy yourself or give as a gift No membership fees or minimum membership (only a three-month minimum for gift memberships)

ce

g

l

ebratin

1 9 88 -2 01 7 29 years

Affordable prices Free subscription to The Virginia Wine Journal Access to Exclusive Wine Sales ... and more!

www.vawineclub.com | 1-800-826-0534 CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

47

T he A rts & E vents C alender

December 16, 17, 21 & 22 Charlottesville Ballet Present: The Nutcracker at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 227-7592, charlottesvilleballet.org


Festivals & Events

December 31 New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration at Barboursville Vineyards (540) 832-7848, bbvwine.com

(800) 745-3000, richmondcoliseum.net

January 3 Dancing With the Stars: Live! at Altria Theater, Richmond (804) 592-3368, altriatheater.com January 18 The Opulence of Integrity at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

T he A rts & E vents C alender

January 19–April 7 Hamlet at the American Shakespeare Center, The Blackfriars Playhouse (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com January 25 The Wood Brothers at the Jefferson Theater (434) 245-4980, jeffersontheater.com January 27 Know Good Beer Festival at IX Art Park knowgoodbeer.com February 9 Harlem Globetrotters at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond

Historic Holidays

February 10 Valentine’s Day Party at Veritas Vineyard & Winery (540) 456-8000, veritaswines.com February 10–11 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert at Altria Theater, Richmond (800) 514-3849, altriatheater.com February 11 The American President at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net February 16 An Evening With Keller Williams at the Jefferson Theater (800) 594-8499, jeffersontheater.com February 16 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Altria Theater, Richmond (800) 514-3849, altriatheater.com February 17 Scott Brandlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net

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

November 24–27, 29 & 30, December 1–4 Holiday Wreath Workshops at David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, Monticello (434) 984-9800, monticello.org November 26 Holiday Open House at Monticello (434) 984-9822, monticello.org December 1–2, 7–9 & 14–16 Holiday Candlelight Tour at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806, poplarforest.org December 2 Christmas Open House at James Madison’s Montpelier (540) 672-2728, montpelier.org 48

Winter 2017-2018

December 8, 9, 29 & 30 After Hours at Highland at James Monroe Highland (434) 293-8000, highland.org December 8–9, 15–18, 20–23, 26–30 Holiday Evening Tours at Monticello (434) 984-9822, monticello.org December 8 & 9 Yuletide Feast at Michie Tavern (434) 977-1234, michietavern.com December 14–17 & 21–23 Holiday Lantern Tours at Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton (540) 332-7850, frontiermuseum.org


Festivals & Events February 17 Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 961-5376, pvcc.edu/performingarts

March 8 Richmond Ballet at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 977-3900, pvcc.edu

February 23 Martin Sexton at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (800) 594-8499, thesoutherncville.com

March 9–25, Weekends Four County Players Presents: Noises Off at Four County Players, Barboursville (540) 832-5355, fourcp.org

February 24 The Big Lebowski at The Paramount Theater (434) 979-1333, theparamount.net February 24 7th Annual Winter Wine Festival at Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton (540) 885-7676, historicstaunton.org

March 21–25 24th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book at Various Venues (434) 924-6890, vabook.org March 24 Charlottesville Ballet Present: A Fairy Tale Gathering at Piedmont Virginia Community College (434) 227-7592, charlottesvilleballet.org

March 2 Lewis Black: The Joke’s On Us Tour at Dominion Arts Center, Richmond (800) 514-3849, dominionartscenter.com © Don Williamson

2717 Tye Brook Hwy. Piney River, VA. 22964

cut-your-own

Christmas trees &fresh

wreaths

November 24

GARDENFEST OF LIGHTS Nov. 24, 2017 - Jan. 8, 2018 Nightly 5 -10 PM

6

(Closed Dec. 24th & 25th) www.lewisginter.org

exp. 12.16.17 37

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

49

T he A rts & E vents C alender

February 24–25 Jefferson Choral Society Presents: The ‘70s: A Rock and Roll Explosion at Timberlake United Methodist Church, Lynchburg (434) 528-5700, jeffersonchoralsociety.org

March 21, Ladies Tea & Fashion Show at Pharsalia, Tyro (434) 277-5231, pharsaliaevents.com


Discovering Charlottesville

Touring Charlottesville

T he A rts & E vents C alender

A well crafted tour can be the perfect way to explore Charlottesville’s best spots for food, wine, craft beverages, art and more. The many available tours will allow you to taste delicious farm-to-table cuisine or immerse yourself in the culture of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia. History buffs can delve into one of the many historical tours near the Downtown Mall, Monticello or one of the many other historical grounds. For the wine and brew connoisseurs, a variety of tours are offered, where you can learn about the crafts and do some taste-testing. Don’t forget about the mouth-watering foodie tours, pairing endless delicious discoveries. For the adventure seekers, consider hiking tours, group workshops, art tours, hot air balloon experiences and more, and all right here in our beloved Charlottesville. These tours also make for great memories with a wedding party. For other local businesses and artisans to assist in your perfect wedding vision, see CharlottesvilleWineandCountryWeddings.com. 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

A & A Limousine (wine & custom) aandalimo.com

Indian Summer Guides (horseback) indiansummerguideservice.com

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

Monticello Wine Tour and Coach Co (wine, beer, etc.) monticellowinetour.com

Blue Ridge Hiking Co. (day & overnight) blueridgehikingco.com

Taste of Virginia Food Tours tasteofvirginiafoodtours.com

Blue Ridge Wine Excursions blueridgewineexcursions.com

Top Shelf Transportation topshelftransportation.com

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

UVA Guides (historical on grounds) uvaguides.org

2 0 1 4

Charlottesville w

w

e

l

e

l

c

c

o

o

m

m

e

e

b

o

A w A

o

r

k

d

winner

Authentic Italian Gelato and Sorbet LaVazza Espresso & Coffee Italian Hot Chocolate • Pastries • Wi-Fi

On the Downtown Mall 317 East Main St, Charlottesville 434-296-8555 • www.splendoras.com 50

Winter 2017-2018


WHERE TO SHOP

For Every Occasion CHARLOTTESVILLEFASHIONSQUARE.COM 1600 East Rio, Charlottesville, VA

BELK, JCPENNEY, SEARS PLUS OVER 80 SPECIALTY SHOPS & EATERIES. Charlottesville elcome Located 3 miles north of University of Virginia on US 29 atW Rio Road. Book.com 51


Discovering Charlottesville Glorious Shopping!

T he A rts & E vents C alender

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 fall boots or the perfect birthday 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 brick-paved 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!

Brass jewelry made from bomb cases is a turning point for peace in Cambodia.

Downtown Mall, 105 W Main St Charlottesville

25%

OFF ONE ITEM

Offer valid at participating stores until1/15/18. Not valid with other offers or discounts, purchase of gift cards, Oriental rugs, Traveler’s Finds or consumables. One coupon per customer.

HANDMADE GIF TS T H AT D O A W O R L D O F G O O D

52

Winter 2017-2018

Located at Townside 2214 Ivy Road, Charlottesville Mon-Fri 10am-6pm & Sat 10am-5pm 434.284.8706

pourlamaisoncville.com


CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

53


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.

S tay L ocally

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 or from any point of interest around the state. When planning your visit, be sure to make your reservations in advance. Many frequent visitors come back, year after year, to stay in their favorite sought-after hotels and B&Bs. Wherever you choose to stay, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our hospitality.

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.

54

Winter 2017-2018

Space to Spread out. comfort to keep you in. Travelers looking for longer stays will find Residence Inn Charlottesville as accomodating as it is comfortable.

Residence Inn by Marriott* charlottesville 1111 Millmont Street Charlottesville, VA 22903 T 434.923.0300 residenceinncharlottesville.com

Pet Friend

ly


Welcoming Places to Stay

How Suite it is!

Residence Inn Marriott Charlottesville Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown Charlottesville

Charlottesville Downtown • Daily hot breakfast complimentary • Spacious studio, one and two bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchen. • Free Wi-Fi in suites and lobbies • Complimentary hotel shuttle

• • • • •

Salt water pool & fitness center Outdoor social space with fire pit Grocery delivery service West Main Pub Guest laundry on site complimentary

434.220.0075 marriott.com/chowr

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

55

S tay L ocally

315 West Main Street, Charlottesville


Welcoming Places to Stay Living Lavish For visitors who prefer to explore the city their own way, perhaps opt for one of Charlottesville’s hotels at a convenient location downtown. You’ll have the luxurious amenities that come along with staying somewhere larger, and you’ll be within walking distance to many great restaurants and shops.

S tay L ocally

While a B&B provides a personalized tourist experience, staying at a larger hotel may offer a different selection of amenities. Staying at a hotel in the city/urban areas may be a great option for couples or traveling adults looking to become familiar with what downtown and urban Charlottesville have to offer. Although our historic features bring in many tourists, the downtown scene should not be missed. When staying downtown, you will be able to spend a day walking along the pedestrian mall and shopping at a variety of local stores. The downtown area is also home to many of Charlottesville’s most well-known restaurants. For adults looking for more fun at the end of the day, walk to one of several bars specializing in local cocktails or catch some live music.

Celebrating Tradition...

Newly Renovated, Convenient Location and Affordable!

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!

English Inn Holiday inn University area 1901 Emmet St., Charlottesville (434) 977-7700 | holidayinn.com

56

Winter 2017-2018

of Charlottesville

2000 Morton Drive • Charlottesville 434.971.9900 or 800.786.5400 englishinncharlottesville.com


Welcoming Places to Stay

Make room for a little fun™

WELCOME TO THE SMARTEST PLACE TO STAY Located on Main Street right across from the Grounds Coffee Shop • Game Room Rooftop Restaurant & Bar 1309 W Main St. Charlottesville, VA 22903

Relax and unwind at the Courtyard University Medical Center situated directly across from the Hospital and just steps away from the UVA/Corner area and Downtown. Courtyard by Marriott ® University Medical Center 1201 West Main Street | 434.977.1700 marriott.com/chodt

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

S tay L ocally

Tel. 434 295 4333 graduatehotels.com

DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND.

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

www.roundhillinn.com CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

57


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 warm, 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.

Foxfield Inn (434) 923-8892

www.foxfield-inn.com

Montfair Resort Farm

The Inn at 400 West High

www.montfairresortfarm.com

www.400westhigh.com

(434) 823-5202

(434) 981- 0458

Guesthouses Reservation Services

Steeles Tavern Manor

www.va-guesthouses.com

www.steelestavern.com

(540) 377-9494 (800) 743-8666

(434) 979-7264

Angel Nest

The Inn at Monticello (434) 979-3593

www.innatmonticello.com

58

(434) 996-4479

angelnestbedbreakfast.com

Winter 2017-2018

Silver Thatch Inn

S tay L ocally

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.

Rosebrook Inn (434) 990-0561

www.rosebrookinn.com


Your Purchase

Matters small businesses are at the heart of our neighborhoods, the core of our local economy and the loving spirit of our town.

Take a posiTive sTep... Here at Charlottesville Wine & Country, we truly believe that Charlottesville loves, not hates. That is why, in light of recent events on our beloved Downtown Mall, we urge you to patronize our locally-owned businesses on the Mall who have struggled financially in the wake of these events. We will be donating 100% of net proceeds from the sale of our “Charlottesville Loves” bags to the Heal Charlottesville Fund, established by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Please support this and other local efforts and campaigns to not only move our community forward, but most importantly, help our Downtown Mall thrive. www.CharlottesvilleWineandCountryLiving.com

SHOP DOWNTOWN Alakazam Toys & Gifts Alton Lane Ana Cavalheiro Fine Jewelry Angelo Jewelry Bittersweet Clothing & Accessories Blue Whale Books Boutique Boutique & Caspari, Inc. Consignment House C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery C’ville City Market Daedalus Darling Boutique Derrière de Soie DeLoach Antiques E.G. Harris Fine Arts Hedge Fine Blooms Honey Ryder J. Fenton Too Jean Theory Jefferson Coin Shop Kilwins Kingsmill Jewelers La Libellule Low-Vintage Lynne Goldman Elements Magpie Knits Mead Antique Oriental Rugs Melody Supreme Men and Boy’s Shop My Chocolate Shoppe New Dominion Bookshop Oakley’s Gently Used Books Oyster House Antiques O’suzannah Goods Race Jewelers Read It Again, Sam Rock Paper Scissors Rosewood Antiques Roxie Daisy Sealed with a Kiss Spring Street Boutique Telegraph art and comics Timberlakes Drug Store Ten Thousand Villages The Artful Lodger The Candy Store The Impeccable Pig The Jeweler’s Eye The Shoe Store Next Door The Spectacle Shop Timberlakes Drug Store Treasures Through Time Tuel Jewelers Verdigris Wine Loves Chocolate and more!


Becoming a Local Welcome, Newcomers!

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

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! 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 residence to enjoy a mild climate with four destinct seasons. 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!

200 South Street Inn Elegant lodging just off the Historic Downtown Mall 200 W. South St. (434) 979-0200

W

E

L

C

O

M

E

B

O

O

K

www.southstreetinn.com

Little Neva’s Bakery Shipped o r delivered locally! Classic Cookies with a little taste of Heaven

littlenevasbakery.etsy.com ordercookies@embarqmail.com

60

Winter 2017-2018


Becoming a Local

540-825-8550 www.medspava.com

540.825.8550 MedSpaVa.com 331 North Madison Road Orange

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

info@medspava.com

Garden Center & Gift Shop

Mulch, Soil, Compost, Gravel–Delivery & Pickup Gravel Driveway Installations Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Holiday Decor

2 0 1 4

Charlottesville w

w

e

l

e

l

c

c

o

o

m

m

e

e

A

b

w

o

A

o

r

k

d

winner

Open 7 Days a Week

9-5 Monday - Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5 434-977-3999 | Rt. 250 W & Ivy Depot

We’re in Ivy, just 5 minutes down the road from Farmington

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

61


Becoming a Local

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

The Scoop on UVA The University of Virginia is a bastion of tradition founded by Thomas Jefferson, the most popular man in town. 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 Photo Credit: Jennifer Jones it that Washington & Lee baseball fans dubbed the UVA players “wahoos” during their fierce in-state rivalry back in the 1890s. By 1940, “Wahoos” was in general use to denote the 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.” 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. From the steps of the Rotunda, you can see “The Corner.” Always abustle, the Corner has a great selection of casual restaurants with college prices and trendy shops that give it a cool vibe.

S

ettle into a spacious studio or one bedroom suite, offering everything you need to relax and stay productive. Charlottesville’s Upscale Extended Stay Hotel

Salt Therapy • Massage & Body Treatments Facials • Yoga • Acupuncture Far Infrared Sauna • Amethyst Biomat

Discover the health benefits of Himalayan Salt 400 E Main St, #2 • Charlottesville (434) 234-3827 • halosaltspa.com 62

Winter 2017-2018

With fantastic complimentary amenities: • WiFi • HD channels • full kitchen • hot full breakfast, drinks, and light evening meal* (Monday through Thursday) • heated indoor pool & whirlpool • fitness center & sports court • two meeting rooms (holds up to 100 people) for business/social event with latest A/V technology * Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age. Light evening meal served Monday - Thursday.

434-244-6200 2036 India Road, Charlottesville charlottesville.homewoodsuites.com


Becoming a Local

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, .mycvec.com; Dominion Virginia Power, (866) 366-4357, dominionenergy.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.

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

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 Landfill or hire a private collection firm. The majority of private haulers collect trash and recycling together, where it is taken to a recovery facility, reporting a 25% recycling rate. For a higher recycling rate, consider The McIntire Recycling Center (98%), or contract a private hauler such as Evergreen 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. CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

63


Becoming a Local

Finding a Home

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

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. Fifeville and Fry’s Spring neighborhoods are great options for those wanting a short commute to the UVA Medical Center. Subdivisions north and south of town provide family-friendly streets with neighborhood schools and pools. Driving west from Charlottesville, into Albemarle County, brings you to Ivy, an area with beautiful rolling hills and new and historic homes. Also west of town are prestigious neighborhoods such as Farmington, Ednam and others. A bit farther west is charming Crozet. A mix of planned neighborhoods and rural living, Crozet has experienced a lot of growth while maintaining its country charm. On the east side of Charlottesville, Keswick is renowned for its stunning horse farms and ivy-clad estates and is the connector between the bustling city and the charming countryside. Wherever you choose to call home, you can enjoy the unparalleled mountain views and so much more.

Your Local & Relocation Expert Regency Key to your Real Estate Success

modern

apartments

featuring 3 tot-lots!

KAREN J. KEHOE

ABR, CDPE, CLHMS, CRS, SRES, MRP RE/MAX 100% Club, Hall of Fame, Assoc.Broker

2&3

bedroom availablities

Sharing all homes on the market

37 years Real Estate Knowledge Over 5000 Happy Buyers/Sellers

1475 Wilton Farm Rd Charlottesville 434-295-7368

(434) 249-5836 24 Hrs. Cell Charlottesville and Central Virginia

Kehoe@Move2VA.com • www.Move2VA.com Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

64

Winter 2017-2018

quality services

& a responsive management team

WiltonFarmApartments.com


Becoming a Local Education Matters

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

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. 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.

434.220.7330 www.covenantschool.org

66

Winter 2017-2018

deeply

Rooted

Cultivating imagination Grounded in truth Bearing the fruit of community


Becoming a Local

ONE OF THE TOP 2 PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA - NICHE.COM 2017

www.stab.org CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

67

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

Parent & Child Classes, Preschool, Elementary, Middle School


Becoming a Local

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

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 Healthiest Small Towns in the U.S. by Healthline — a sought-after destination. Six adult and four child specialties at the University of Virginia Medical Center are nationally ranked by U.S. News: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Orthopedics, Urology, Neonatology, Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology, Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Pediatric Orthopedics. 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. You’ll find a wide variety of specialists in many fields, from chiropractors to dentists, to holistic practitioners. Fitness and wellness are held in high regard here, as evidenced by our bevy of local gyms, city-sponsored athletic programs and our popular golf courses, walking trails and tennis clubs. Comprehensive care Pediatric from infancy to young adulthood Associates of CharlottesvillePLC Office Hours By Appointment Evening & Weekends until 9pm Urgent Care Available One of Our Physicians On Call After Hours Onsite Lactation Consultant

Downtown Office & | 296-9161 Adolescent Center | 971-9611 1011 E. Jefferson St

West Office

2411 Ivy Rd | 296-8300

North Office

Open 365 Days A Year until 9pm

29N at Hollymead (1522 Insurance Lane, A) 974-9600

CharlottesvillePeds.com 68

Winter 2017-2018


UVA Pharmacy Lee Street 24/7 and so Much More

We offer competitive pricing and excellent service. n

n

n

n

Get prescriptions from both UVA and non-UVA healthcare providers filled 24/7. Have prescriptions delivered to your home. Take care of flu and other immunizations. Have your questions answered by a pharmacist in a private consultation area.

Located across the street from the main entrance to UVA Medical Center.

434.924.9041 | uvahealth.com/pharmacy UVA Pharmacy Lee Street The single most powerful medicine is today.


Becoming a Local

How It All Started

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 offically opened in March of 1825 and Charlotteesville officially became a city in 1888. Albemarle County’s historic roots extend equally as far.

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

The county, founded in 1744, 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. 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 46,912 residents — but it has the trappings of a big one. Musical acts and dramatic performances, fine dining, lovely shops, a renowned university and exciting sporting events all make for a lively environment. Covering about 721 square miles, the county’s population is more than double that of the city, at an estimated 106,878. With stunning views, rolling vineyards, quaint towns, historic inns and more, there is 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 to explore how to make the most out of life in Jefferson’s Virginia. photo: White Hall Vineyards

70

Winter 2017-2018


Becoming a Local

QUALITY HOMES

N ewcomer ’ s S pecial S ection

www.craigbuilders.net 434.973.3362

Be an InsIder Get the latest updates on area fun and news!

Visit us at CharlottesvilleFamily.com and sign up for our weekly E-Newsletter packed with calendar highlights, daytrip ideas, and much more! And don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook.com/CharlottesvilleFamily

CharlottesvilleWelcomeBook.com

71


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.

Charlottesville Welcome Book Winter 2017  

Exploring Jefferson's Virginia