I booked one night at the Inn based on the reviews. This is one of the only times that I feel a bit like TripAdvisor has let me down. I wouldn't stay at this Inn again. The location is off the beaten path and very cozy, which I loved. There are two buildings and we stayed in the John Tyler room. It looks perfectly charming in the photograph. However, it's more like a run down Holiday Inn room inside...and for $200 a night!! I didn't feel like the room was clean--the upkeep was severely lacking. I didn't particularly even want to shower there. The air conditioner was an extremely loud wall unit--in this area you definitely need AC but I hated to turn it on because then I couldn't hear myself think! The carpet was an old, tattered green. I don't go out of my way looking for problems in B&Bs (sometimes I see photos on TA and can't believe how people go out of their way to do things like take photos under the sink or that sort of thing) however this room screamed Holiday Inn (or worse) to me. The carpet wasn't even nailed down properly. Breakfast was fine. The innkeeper, Teri, was friendly enough and busy running around serving everyone. We were all at separate tables in the restaurant. It became obvious to my husband and I that the innkeepers' first love is the restaurant, not the B&B. Breakfast was delicious. No choices were involved, but we had a delicious belgian waffle (among other courses). I saw the menu for the restaurant (they serve dinners) and it seemed fine but over priced with a bowl of "fancy" pasta going for more than $20. On our way out, we walked by the man who I am sure was the owner, Jim, and he continued talking to the staff member next to him rather than acknowledging us. (We understood from Teri that Jim was the breakfast cook and based on this man's age/attire we thought it was him.) We walked by several times back and forth and he didn't say anything. So, although this wouldn't be enough to make me stay/not stay again it was just one more little thing that added up to create this feeling of discontent as a whole. All of this stood out particularly since we'd come from the prettiest, friendliest B&B ever located in Asheville. Overall, between the steep price and the less than stellar room, I wouldn't stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Silver Thatch Hotel
- Silver Thatch Hotel Charlottesville
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An historic Virginia Wine Country inn, Silver Thatch began its life as a barracks built in 1780 by Hessian soldiers captured during the Revolutionary War and marched south to Virginia. This area of Albemarle County was designated by Thomas Jefferson especially for the troops to give them the opportunity to begin their new lives following the war. As wings were added in 1812 and 1937, the Inn served as a boys’ school, a tobacco plantation, and a melon farm, and home to BFD Runk, dean of men at UVA. Silver Thatch Inn offers 7 comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, with the community pool available close by.Let us assist with dinner reservations, directions and information for Jefferson's Monticello, the University of Virginia, Monroe's Ashlawn-Highland, Monticello Wine Trail and Brew Ridge Trail to sample Virginia's award winning wines and artisan brews and hard ciders. All within a short drive in the gorgeous Virginia countryside. ... more less