2018 UVA Graduation

Congratulations to your graduate! We understand this is an exciting time of year to celebrate this magnificent achievement. Whether you're looking for lodging just for yourself or if you're bringing family and friends, we want to help take the stress out of finding the perfect place. Check out our below options ranging in size, type and location. Looking for something else that is not listed below? Do not hesitate to reach out as we are constantly updating our availability and generally have options that are not yet listed on the website. All graduation accommodations require a three night minimum.

UVA Graduation - McHill Studio Apartment - Sleeps 1-2

McHill Studio Apartment - Downtown

Sleeps 1-2

This newly renovated studio apartment is located on the first floor of a city home, just 4 blocks to the downtown mall, coffee shops, restaurants and businesses. The home is just 2 miles from UVa, and the John Warner Parkway is right out front, great for biking and walking. The light-filled apartment includes 600 SF featuring a double bed, a private entrance, ample street parking, and a private patio. Enjoy the open floor plan with a full size kitchen and a full bathroom with walk-in shower among other amenities such as an in-unit washer/dryer, included utilities as well as TV antenna and high speed Ting internet.

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UVA Graduation - Bradford Suite - Sleeps 4

Bradford Suite - Two Night Min.

Sleeps 2-4

A convenient and spacious suite located in this B&B style accommodation close to the University of Virginia makes this accommodation perfect for up to four visitors of Charlottesville and the University grounds. This private suite is on the lower level where you descend from the main level hallway to a large living room. There is an electric fire place, a TV, a screened in porch, and a bedroom with a Double bed and an adjoining bathroom. If extra sleeping space is needed, there is a sunny twins bedroom with a private hall bathroom on the main level. This is a B&B style accommodation, where the owner, your hostess, stays on the main floor and serves continental breakfast each morning. Amenities include A/C, Cable TV, Wireless Internet, Screened in porch, Electric fireplace, Walking trails on property.

Just a short drive from the Downtown Mall, UVA, bike trails, parks, golf courses, and the Rivanna Reservoir!

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UVA Graduation - Donegal Farm Cottage - Sleeps 4

Donegal Farm Cottage - Two Night Min.

Sleeps 2-4

Enjoy a true rustic experience in this two bedroom (Double, two Twins) cabin. It is ideal for a small family or small group of friends who would like to reconnect with nature and escape from busier times. It is equipped with a full kitchen, three fireplaces, and an outdoor grill. It includes A/C for the summer and heating for the winter. The cabin is surrounded by beautiful outdoor areas and is further removed from Charlottesville and urban areas. This accommodation is just a short drive away from a hike in the beautiful Shenandoah or a tubing trip down the James river.

We are dog-friendly with prior approval. Additional fees apply.

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UVA Graduation - Historic Locust Hill - Sleeps 6

Locust Hill

Sleeps 6

A most historic property where Meriwether Lewis was born!  Just west of Charlottesville and UVa by 6 miles, the home has much of its original charm.  The QUEEN bedroom and private bath are on the first floor and next to the sitting room which leads to the country porch with lovely garden views.  Upstairs are a second bedroom - a Double with a private hall bathroom and a Twins bedroom with private bathroom.  Truly a stay to remember.  Owner stays in cottage while guests are in house.

Whole house rental available only for graduation. Additional pictures available by emailing info@vaguesthouses.com.

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UVA Graduation - Longhorn Whole House in Keswick - Sleeps 10


Sleeps 10

Elegant and spacious 5 bedroom 5 bath (and 2 half baths) home in Keswick; a comfortable country estate well suited for a family and friends gathering.  7,400 finished square feet.  Bedding: King (1st floor master), others are on the 2nd floor - Queen (master) , Queen (and extra single if needed),  Double,  and Double.  There is a pull out sofa in the lower level - double bed.  The first floor rooms are very open to each other - a dining room with seating for 10, great room with a 72" TV, sun room with dinette off the kitchen.  Kitchen has a gas stove, 2 dishwashers, 2 sinks, subzero refrigerator, 2 warming drawers, and instant hot water.  From the property's 5 acres, enjoy the views of the Southwest mountains., especially from the roof top widows walk.  Easy access to Keswick Hall for dining, wineries, and a 20 minute drive to Charlottesville. The home boasts a full two story front porch, a back deck with a pergola and patio, along with a walk out terrace.

Contact info@vaguesthouses.com for more pictures and to reserve.

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Future UVA Graduations

2018 | May 18-20      2019 | May 17-19      2020 | May 15-17


​Interested in lodging for upcoming UVA graduations? We handle graduation weekend differently than other weekends. Since we offer private homes, most owners will not offer the home until the present graduation has been completed and some wait until fall to let us know that their home will be available.  While we do not begin making future graduation reservations until the May of the year before, we do maintain a waiting list to notify you as soon as a home that fits your needs becomes available.  Adding yourself to the waiting list is not an obligation to reserve a home if there is not a good fit for your family's needs.


Contact us to be added to the waiting list. Please include graduation year and number of guests.

Graduation Weekend Policies

Minimum Stay

Please note, all graduation reservations require a three-night minimum stay.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have selected the property and it is reserved for you, the initial deposit of 50% is due by credit card at the time of making the reservation.  This deposit is non-refundable. The final payment is payable by check to Guesthouses and is due January 15, 2017. All reservations made after January 15th require the payment in full at the time of booking. All payments are non-refundable.  A refund will only be considered if we are able to rebook the property and if the cancellation is made prior to January 15, 2017. No adjustments can be made to rates due to a reduction in the number of guests, the number of bedrooms booked, or to the number of nights needed. 

Graduation Parties & Small Gatherings

If you reserve a house and are considering inviting friends/family for a small party, you must contact your host and ask his/her permission to do so and to set a guest limit.  Some hosts will be glad to work with you.  It is required that you get permission beforehand if you are entertaining any more than the number of guests that you have booked for your accommodation (and the graduate).  Hosts may require a damage deposit and a fee for use of the property for the event.   Without the owner’s permission, such an event is considered to be trespassing on the owner’s property.  

Additional Policies

All homes are non-smoking, including on the property. No pets are able to be accommodated during graduation weekend. All other regular Guesthouses policies are included for UVA Graduation weekend as well.