How cool would it be to stay at a university five-star resort on 600-acres nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains close to Charlottesville, Virginia? Well, you do not have to imagine any longer when you stay at Boar’s Head Resort.
This lavish, charming, exquisite resort is proudly operated and owned by the University of Virginia Foundation. Boar’s Head Resort and the foundation’s partnership are incredibly close, and that shows with facilities for athletics shared. The closeness is evident when watching the Men’s and Women’s tennis teams while enjoying time at the resort.
University of Virginia alumni, employees, and students have access to some outstanding rates at the Boar’s Head Resort created just for them. What a fantastic perk of being a UVA student!
The land that the Boar’s Head Resort resides on goes back to the era of Thomas Jefferson. After all, the glamourous merging was after all part of the state of Virginia’s first land grant. Talk about some astonishing countryside to call home.
University of Virginia graduate John Rogan, with the assistance of John Rhea, in 1959 built the Boar’s Head Inn. The two of them took a gristmill from Birdwood property next door, dismantled, numbered each of the pieces, and put it back together at the present location.
Knowing that they had a piece of Virginia history, the pair took the utmost care of this outstanding gristmill and helped shape what is known as today, Boar’s Head Resort.
Fast forward 40 years, and the University of Virginia Foundation acquires the property, which is Charlottesville’s only one AAA Four Diamond resort, as a gift! What a resort it is! Indulge yourself at the luxury spa, enjoy a round of golf with friends, attend an event at one of the multiple meeting rooms, or enjoy the plush bedding as you relax by the fireplace in any of the 168 rooms and suites.
The University of Virginia Foundation had already acquired the Birdwood property in 1967. Along with this additional property, the resort became a 600-acre paradise!
The resort is an excellent location for the University of Virginia faculty or alumni to hold a conference, meeting, or entertain. Should you be thinking about attending the University of Virginia, be sure to participate in a recruiting event held at this lavish resort, you will not be disappointed.
A unique community-oriented event that benefits the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital that Boar’s Head Resort participates in annually is the Turkey Trot. Each Thanksgiving, a mix of a 5K race, costume party, and a baby jogger parade bring close to 1,400 Charlottesville residents together for some exciting fun and to benefit an outstanding charity.
No matter the reason you are on the University of Virginia campus, carve out some time for exploring all that the Boar’s Head Resort has to offer alumni, students, and faculty. Let the catering team assist with event planning and trust the group sales team to ensure your event and stay are memorable.