Get Away: Keswick Hall

The luxury resort near Charlottesville recently reopened after a major renovation.
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The infinity pool at Keswick Hall (courtesy photo)

Located outside Charlottesville, amid rolling hills and wineries at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, luxury resort Keswick Hall reopened last fall after a multimillion-dollar renovation. Notable additions to the 1912 property include a new guest wing, infinity pool, red clay tennis courts and a rustic-chic restaurant, Marigold, helmed by acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. A new spa is slated to open this summer.

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Outdoor dining at Marigold (courtesy photo)

At Marigold, diners can enjoy picturesque mountain views and menus built around organic ingredients sourced from local farms—including produce from nearby Oakdale Farm, which is owned by Molly and Robert Hardie, who also own Keswick Hall. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail and a game of boules (similar to bocce) on the Pétanque court, surrounded by fragrant beds of herbs and flowers.

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A guest room at Keswick Hall (courtesy photo)

The hotel’s 80 guest rooms and suites are appointed with premium mattresses, Frette sheets and a UV-light air purification system that targets airborne pathogens. Custom bath products feature Keswick’s signature scent, “Dawn Meadow,” a bright, floral blend of the grass, herbs and flowers native to the resort grounds. Each room’s unique lighting system allows you to choose from three levels of brightness, and an underbed night-light comes on whenever your feet hit the floor.

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Relax indoors in the plush Snooker Room, which features a vintage pool table and table-top shuffleboard, or in the adjacent library, where guests can borrow from the wide selection of books tucked into floor-to-ceiling shelves. Both rooms have fireplaces and cozy seating nooks.

Outdoor pursuits at Keswick include nature trails, an award-winning 18-hole golf course, an 80-foot heated infinity pool, and a tennis facility that brings the first European sub-irrigated red clay courts to the mid-Atlantic. Rates begin at $495.

Keswick Hall, 701 Club Drive, Keswick, Virginia, 434-979-3440,

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