This historic Virginia Wine Country inn began life as a barracks for Hessian troups marched to Virginia following the Battle of Saratoga in 1780. Thomas Jefferson designated this area of Albemarle County especially for the Hessians to begin their new lives as Americans. From 1812 - 1860, the property was a boys school, then the early 20th century raising melons, tobacco, and home to BFD Runk, dean of men for UVA from 1937 - 1964. A beautiful Virginia Colonial farm house, we offer an oasis from the rigors of our busy lives. Once enjoying 300 acres as Hollymead Farm, we're now on 1-1/2 acres in the charming community of Hollymead, great for runners & walkers. Minutes from UVA, Charlottesville Regional Airport, the homes of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe & James Madison, Outstanding wineries and breweries abound, and of course, our country's history. Enjoy a complimentary glass of local wine or locally crafted beer or hard cider in the Pub, patio, or back yard gardens. We're happy to help choose one of Charlottesville's amazing restaurants for dinner. Breakfast at the Inn is just plain awesome. Jim's house made sausages, Terri's scones, coffeecakes, muffins, or biscuits. Greenberry's Sumatran coffees and Stash teas. Delicious! Wine and beer are available for purchase.