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“...every guest room is unique and JUST A BIT UNPREDICTABLE. We enjoy mixing the patina of European and American antiques with a more CONTEMPORARY COLOR PALETTE and fresh aesthetic.”

of walking trails and our 18-acre lake. We don’t have TVs in any of the common areas and that encourages people to talk and read and get to know each other. I think that there is something intangible about the Clifton experience that has a lot to do with our staff. They really enjoy getting to know our guests, and intuitively know when people need attention and when they would prefer to be left alone,” says Mitchell. Guests who want to enjoy a high-end, gourmet dining experience don’t even need to leave the property; their renowned restaurant, which serves French-inspired American fare, opened in 1991 and now serves guests in four separate dining areas, ranging from an elegant patio overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains to a private

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gazebo, ideal for a special, intimate meal. Celebrating local agriculture, ingredients often come directly from the Inn’s own gardens, adding a local touch to many of the dishes. Inn guests, as well as locals, are welcomed for meals. Although many may be perfectly content to spend their entire stay strolling the grounds, there are ample outings nearby, too. “We love suggesting to our guests that we have extraordinary national treasures with our three presidential homes, as well as a unique variety of vineyards and tasting rooms and, of course, our prestigious university.” Whether visitors are coming to participate in a wedding, enjoying a meal or simply a romantic weekend getaway, the Clifton Inn is a place where comfort meets luxury, creating one of Central Virginia’s most memorable stays. ~

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Wine & Country Living Spring 2017  

Wine & Country Living Spring 2017