Thomas Jefferson's magnificent Monticello is a big draw here, and so is the woodsy Charlottesville KOA in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, where dogwoods bloom in spring and hardwoods blaze with brilliant fall colors. It's just a half hour to Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway for stunning vistas, hiking trails and cave tours. The Charlottesville KOA offers a combination ticket for the tours at a trio of historic sites: Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland (home of James Monroe) and Michie Tavern, where costumed staff serve an 18th-century lunch. Take a tour of Jefferson's lovely University of Virginia campus or Walton's Mountain Museum, which re-creates some of the real John Boy's life. Try tubing and rafting on the James River, sip some wine at a local vineyard, go apple picking with the family at Carter's Mountain Orchard or enjoy a night out at one of downtown Charlottesville’s many excellent restaurants. Back at the KOA, enjoy the pool, beaver pond, sports field, and game room, or just sit back and relax and listen to the birds sing in our natural wooded setting. Pets allowed (except in cabins and cottages) - no charge.