The Inn at Court Square is just two blocks from the Historic Downtown Mall, one of the most beautiful and successful pedestrian malls in the nation. A wonderful mix of restored and renovated buildings that typified small “downtowns” throughout the country can now be enjoyed by visitors as they shop, dine, and people-watch along the brick-paved pedestrian area.

“In an area roughly six blocks by seven, you can find, among other things, eight book stores, ten antique dealers, twelve art galleries, and some forty places to eat.”

The Washington Post

Historic Pedestrian Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, Virginia

Historic Pedestrian Downtown Mall

“It’s like a small-scale Barcelona, like the pedestrian promenade La Rambla,’ muses architect Frederick Oesch. Thriving and vibrant, the place they’re all talking about is the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville…”

The Washington Post


Four miles from Monticello and Ash Lawn and one mile from the University of Virginia, the Inn provides a convenient home base for exploring the Piedmont’s historic sites and countryside: Civil War battlefields, vineyards, breweries, mountains, hiking trails. Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Montpelier Races and the Foxfield Races are also nearby. There are many orchards where visitors can pick their own peaches, apples, and strawberries.

Monticello, Charlottesville, Excursions, Virginia


“The Charlottesville area is noted for its presidential homes–Monticello, Ash Lawn, and Montpelier. But, in their shadow lie other exquisite buildings of rich historic and architectural value. Places to visit include: The Inn at Court Square and The Farm in downtown Charlottesville, The Old Manse in Charlottesville, Cliffside in Scottsville and Redlands in Albemarle County.”


Candace Deloach, Piedmont Women's Polo, Charlottesville

Candace and Her Piedmont Women’s Polo Teammates

This is horse country! Get a glimpse of local equestrians at a polo match at King Family Vineyards nestled in the foothills. The King Family participates in a high level of polo on Sunday afternoons in the summer and fall, and their adjacent wine tasting room is a fun affair.