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Charlottesville Travel Tips

Charlottesville Vacation Rentals in a Moderate Climate

Central Virginia is an ideal vacation spot, with a wonderful mix of history, activities and adventures within an easy distance. The region is accessible via Richmond International Airport and serviced by excellent state and interstate highways. Near to Charlottesville lodging are Interstates 64, 85, 95 and 295, providing access to the large number of towns and cities to explore.

Officially, the climate is described as a subtropical which means it's never too hot or cold. This makes for great vacation weather for outdoor activities and Charlottesville vacation rentals are convenient for activities such as golf, hiking, biking and much more.

Charlottesville Lodging Is Surrounded by History

Charlottesville is steeped in the history of both the state and the nation. The town dates from the mid-1700s and many original buildings remain for visitors to enjoy. Charlottesville vacation rentals are convenient to explore the history of central Virginia. Nearby, visitors will find the homes of two former presidents. One is Monitcello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. This mountaintop home was designed by Jefferson himself and is now open for visitors to learn more about one of the nation’s most loved presidents. The other is Ash Lawn-Highland, where James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States, lived. The house has been refurbished and the farm remains a working farm which visitors can tour. Farm animals such as sheep, cows, chicken and even peacocks are a delight for children. A visit to the Michie Tavern will provide guests with an great sensory experience where the past comes to life. The menu consists of local produce and specialties, cooked in traditional Virginian style.

There are a variety of vineyards to explore, many of which date back to the early colonial days. Wine lovers should explore the Monticello Win Trail, with over 22 wineries and vineyards within an easy distance to discover. At Blenheim Vineyards, situated on the historic farm of John Carter, visitors can enjoy the estate and sample the Redlands Chardonnay which is produced here. First Colony Winery offers traditional winemaking exhibits and provides picnic areas.

Amusement Parks, Zoos and Much More near Charlottesville Cabins

While visitors will no doubt enjoy the history around Charlottesville cabins, there is much more to discover here. Children will enjoy Kings Dominion, with 400 acres of amusements and water park, including one of the biggest collections of roller coasters in the state. At Maymont, there are delights for adults and children, with a mansion, gardens, exhibits and a nature park to enjoy. Zoos are always a popular adventure and visitors to Metro Richmond Zoo will not be disappointed. There are a variety of exotic animals such as camels, lions, giraffes and rhinos to view as well as many traditional farm animals and a petting zoo. The Safari Sky Ride provides an aerial view of the many exhibits. Swaders Sports Park has attractions such as go karts, mini golf, laser tag, batting cages and much more for young people and adults. Younger children will have a great day at The Playroom, an indoor center with lots for young children to enjoy.

Charlottesville Cabins Are Historic Homes in a Historic Area

There is such a wide variety of Charlottesville cabins to choose from that visitors are spoiled for choice. There are small, cozy, beautiful cottages and exceptionally large and spacious properties for families or groups of friends. Each comes fully equipped with everything that vacationers need to make a great base. They all have wonderful extras to make each a unique experience. Luxuries include double-soaking baths, big screen plasma TVs with full entertainment systems, wifi internet and much more. Many welcome dogs and some even have room for horses.

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