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.

Langley Cottage

Sleeps 1-2

This rustic, yet renovated, one bedroom log cabin has a large King bedroom, kitchenette, living space, and one bathroom, making this space perfect for any couple in need of a country vacation. It is only 12 miles from Charlottesville and in close proximity to endless outdoor excursions in central Virginia. It has a lovely front porch to enjoy summer nights and a large fireplace to warm up next to in winter.

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Martin Suite

Sleeps 1-2

The Martin guest suite offers beautiful country views and yet is just five miles from UVa and Downtown Charlottesville. Newly renovated in May 2016, you’ll find a king bed, shower bathroom, and private washer & dryer. The living area includes a gas fireplace and the kitchenette includes a sink, full size refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, and coffeemaker, as well as a two-burner cooktop, crock pot, and rice maker. Natural light comes in through the floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors. Your private entrance is from the large brick patio overlooking the countryside.

A short drive to UVA and the Birdwood Golf Course, as well as within 10 miles of King Family Vineyards, the Downtown Mall, and parks.

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Ramsay Estate Carriage House

Sleeps 1-2

An ultra relaxing and comfortable stay, the Ramsay Estate is one of the most breathtaking properties in Charlottesville. It includes an expansive room with a Queen bed, kitchenette, dining table, and living area. This place is perfect for any couple wanting to visit Charlottesville's vineyards and breweries, take outdoor excursions, and visit historical sites. It includes A/C, WiFi, cable, and a TV.

Just a short drive to King Family Vineyards, and within 10 miles of Veritas Winery, Pippin Hill Vineyards, and the Shenandoah National Park.

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Red Fox Suite

Sleeps 1-2

This lovely suite-style Queen bedroom is the perfect getaway destination for a couple wishing to explore the vineyards, breweries, and fine restaurants in and around Keswick, Virginia. Located just 15 minutes from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. The suite includes a kitchenette and full bathroom and DirectTV. It has a private second floor entrance for guests' convenience. Continental or full breakfast is served on the first morning of stay. Long-term renters are welcome. Children welcome. Pull out double bed couch. Nonsmoking only, pets not allowed.

Barn with stall space and pasture, if desired, at extra cost.

Walking distance to the Keswick Club, within 10 miles of UVA, Monticello, golf courses, and bike trails.

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Rugby Ave Apartment

Sleeps 1-2

In the heart of Charlottesville, close to campus and downtown, enjoy a getaway in this lovely one bedroom apartment. There is a private ground level entrance, comfortable queen bed, full kitchen and living room. The accommodation includes a Washer/Dryer for your use. Parking available. It is just a short walk (about a mile) to the UVA campus, and also about a mile to the Barracks Road shopping center for restaurants, groceries, shopping and more. Both short-term and extended stay rentals welcome.

Walking distance to the Corner, the Downtown Mall, and McIntire Park. Just a short drive from Monticello, bike trails, parks, and golf courses.

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Valley Point Cottage

Sleeps 1-2

Escape from it all in this one bedroom (Queen) cottage that guarantees a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Located in a scenic and quiet part of town, guest can unwind in the comfortable living area near the fireplace or on the shaded front porch. The cottage includes a shower bathroom, kitchenette, front porch with a charcoal grill, and a lovely yard. It is equipped with A/C and WiFi. It is a perfect vacation destination for an adventurous couple who likes the outdoors and still wants to experience the charm of Charlottesville.

Just a short drive from UVA and the Birdwood Golf Course, and within 10 miles of parks, the Downtown Mall, and Ragged Mountain.

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Brookview

Sleeps 2-3

This one bedroom suite has breathtaking views of the mountains and Crozet landscape. Enjoy a Queen bedroom and full bath, spacious living/dining area, patio, and kitchenette (without a sink). This suite is perfect for a couple wanting to explore the Virginia outdoors, the charming town of Crozet, or have a closely distant retreat from Charlottesville. Amenities include A/C, TV, Satellite, Wireless Internet, Outdoor Patio, Walking trails on property.

Within walking distance of the Old Trail Golf Course and just a short drive from King Family Vineyards.

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Bradford Suite

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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Donegal Farm Cottage

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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Milton Cottage

Sleeps 2-4

This contemporary cottage is much like a small house with lots of windows and a wonderful porch to enjoy the views or catch a glimpse of the deer passing through. Perfect accommodations for a romantic weekend or longer stay. It is separated from the main house with a walkway and a privacy wall of shrubbery. Stroll along a short trail on the property, take a short drive to Jefferson vineyard or to the pedestrian downtown mall. Plenty of space with a dining area, a sitting area, and the kitchen (all but a stove). Enjoy the slipper tub (also a shower!) and the skylight if you want to see the stars. Enjoy the open space with a queen bed. An additional room with a double bed is available for groups of 3-4. Past guests brag about the start-up breakfast supplies provided, the views, and the comfortable bed.

Just a short drive from Monticello and Keswick Hall, and within 10 miles of parks, the Downtown Mall, Trump Winery, and the Corner.

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Seven Gables Log Cabin

Sleeps 2-4

This historic 1790s hand-hewn log cabin is a two bedroom (Double, two Twins) stay, perfect for a couple or family of four. At Seven Gables you would truly have a rustic experience without Wifi and TV, encouraging togetherness and the outdoors. There is a private porch, gas grill, and woodburning fireplace. Surrounding activities include fishing, hiking, tubing down the river, and other fun outdoor excursions. It is also only 12 miles from downtown Charlottesville for anyone interesting in touring the city.

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Belmont Hovis

Sleeps 6

Enjoy the convenience of being close to the Charlottesville Downtown Mall and UVA campus from the adorable Belmont neighborhood. This three bedroom home features two queen beds, and a single that can be converted into a king, as well as two and a half baths. This home comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, as well as an expansive backyard. 

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

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Canterbury Hills

Sleeps 6

4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.  Just past Rt 250 where it crosses Barracks Road, the neighborhood to the left is Canterbury Hills (2 mile drive to UVa).  This Cape Cod designed home has a Double bedroom and full hall bathroom on the first floor.  On the second floor, there is a Queen bedroom with en suite bathroom.  Two other bedrooms share the full hall bathroom – one has an antique three quarter bed suitable for one person.  The other bedroom has an antique Double bed perfect for one person, and a Single twin bed.  On the first level there is a living room, a dining room that can seat up to 9/10, a den with flat screen TV and Cable, and the full kitchen.   Owner and her 2 year old Corgi will leave the house during your stay.

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

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Kismet Cottage - Graduation Parties Welcome!

Sleeps 6

Get-away to quiet luxury at the Kismet Cottage. Enjoy the whole home featuring two bedrooms, one king as well as a queen, with three bathrooms. Additional guests can be accommodated on an air mattress with private space in the closed off den. Relax on the outdoor patio featuring a beautiful outdoor pool, wood charcoal grill on the expansive stone patio. Please note, the owner will stay on site during your visit should any issues arise during your stay.

Roam the expansive Spring Hill Farm in Albemarle, a magical oasis of harmony, peace, tranquility- yet minutes from town and all necessary amenities. An oasis of 32 acres that offers the best of everything-stunning mountain views, majestic mature speciman grandiflora magnolias, towering, elegant Norway spruces, variety of oaks and maples all season blooming color gardens, and flowing passage ways allowing easy access and navigation.

Just off of US-29, about four miles north of CHO airport, you have the convenience of restaurants, wineries, and the best that Charlottesville and Albemarle County has to offer.

Inquire about hosting events/parties at the Garden Barn at Spring Hill Farm!

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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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The Cottage at Falling Meadows Farm

Sleeps 8

This charming, newly renovated single family home sits on 3 acres in beautiful Southern Albemarle County. Undergone a complete renovation, enjoy four bedrooms and two and a half baths. Enjoy the fully equipped kitchen as well. Just a few miles from numerous wineries, Walnut Creek State Park, as well as the ever popular Dr. Ho's Humble Pie Pizzeria! Enjoy a cup of coffee on the back porch of this quiet cottage before taking a nature hike through Walnut Creek. Relax with a glass of wine and take in the gorgeous views at Pippin Hill Winery and fill up on gourmet pizza at Dr. Ho's Humble Pie. Drive a few short miles into town and walk the Downtown Mall, visit the local city market or catch a concert at the Jefferson Theatre or show at the Paramount. Take a short drive to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and grab lunch at the historic Michie Tavern. Finish up the day with some apple picking and glass of Bold Rock cider at Carter Mountain Orchard. There are so many attractions at your finger tips while staying at this beautifully furnished, comfortable home away from home.

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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.

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.