2019 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.  All graduation accommodations require a three night minimum.

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. 

UVA Graduation - Vinland Farm House in Keswick - Sleeps 11

Vinland Farm House

Sleeps 11 - Keswick (East)

12 miles, 20-25 min to UVA Rotunda

$1,295/night

 

Six bedrooms, 5 ½ baths. Enjoy the country setting in this large traditional modern home offering plenty of space along with peace and tranquility for your family gathering. The drive to UVa is 12 miles, 20 minutes.  The drive to the home includes a short gravel road entrance.  Plenty of light filters throughout the home.  The dining room can seat 8 (or maybe a few more) and there is extra dining off the kitchen area and at the kitchen counter.  The lounge has a TV and there is a TV in the lower level sitting room too.  DVD/Satellite.  One Queen bedroom with a full bathroom is on this level.  Main level features the lounge, dining room, kitchen with sunroom and breakfast nook and entrance to an outside patio with a gas grill.  One half bathroom on this level. On the second floor, there are 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms.  The master Queen bedroom has a soaking tub and separate shower area.  Step out to an expansive upper deck and watch the stars at night. Two Queen bedrooms share a jack-n-jill bathroom.  Another Queen has a hall bathroom and the Single bedroom has a full bathroom.  In May the house will have roses in bloom and hanging baskets will be recently planted with petunias, geraniums, hibiscus and jasmine. ​

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UVA Graduation - Clarington - Sleeps 10

Clarington

Sleeps 10 - Earlysville (North)

14 miles, 30 min to UVA Rotunda

$1,100/night

 

Stay at Clarington! We’re 15 minutes to the airport, 25 minutes to UVA, 25 min to beautiful Skyline Drive, near Monticello and local wineries. Stay in a private, comfortable, fully equipped 4 bedroom home with pool. Lounge on the delightful screened-in porch surrounded by woodlands.

 

The newly redecorated ground floor master bedroom has a king bed and en suite bath with Jacuzzi and shower. There are three more bedrooms upstairs (2 double bedrooms, and one with two twins and a bunk set) There's also a second floor full bath. Main floor features dining room, living room with flat screen and newer gourmet kitchen with everything you may need for family meals. Or take meals on the screened-in porch with seating for 11+. Wi-Fi, zoned AC, on site laundry and a fenced-in pool complete the picture for a delightful stay in the country.

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UVA Graduation - Buckingham Walk to UVA - Sleeps 8

Buckingham

Sleeps 8 - UVA Campus - Walkable to Rotunda

1-1 1/2 miles; 25 min walk to Rotunda

$1,050/night

 

The Buckingham Home fits up to 8 people in its spacious 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One bedroom features a king size bed. There is a queen bed in each of the other two bedrooms. Additionally there is a queen sofa-bed. Includes a kitchen, dining room, living room, screened porch, and large deck. The accommodation is beautifully furnished and newly renovated. Comfortable and convenient for anywhere in Charlottesville.

Please note, basement level suite (not shown), is a separate unit.

Walking distance to the Corner and just a short drive to the Downtown Mall, Monticello, golf courses, parks, and bike trails.

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UVA Graduation - Ramsay Estate Cottage and Carriage House - Sleeps 8

Ramsay Estate Cottage & Carriage House

Sleeps 8 - Charlottesville/Greenwood (West)

17 miles; 20 min to Rotunda

$1,250/night 

 

Ramsay Estate Cottage

Reserve: https://www.vaguesthouses.com/charlottesville-vacation-rentals/ramsay-es...

This lovey Cape Cod style home is tucked away in the Charlottesville countryside within eyesight of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. Decorated in a casually elegant fashion throughout, the cottage has a family room at one end which makes for a nice private spot to read or enjoy intimate conversation. There is a full kitchen, a living room and dining area combination,and a screened in porch with a panoramic view. Two bedrooms are on the first floor. The exquisite master Queen bedroom has a fireplace and ensuite bathroom. A lovely sunny King bedroom has a private hall bath. A third bedroom with Twin beds and bathroom are upstairs. Other amenities include A/C, TV, Satellite, DVD Player, Wireless Internet, Screened in porch, Outdoor Patio, Gardens, Gas Grill, Washer/Dryer, Woodburning Fireplace.

Continental breakfast supplies will be provided for the first morning of your stay.

Just a short drive to King Family Vineyards, and within 10 miles of Veritas Winery, Pippin Hill Vineyards, and the Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy a sandwich at Greenwood Grocery just down the street! This home is such a gem!

Ramsay Estate Carriage House

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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. Continental breakfast supplies will be provided for the first morning of your stay.

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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UVA Graduation - Gilmers Mill Farm Whole House - Sleeps 6

Gilmers Mill Farm

Sleeps 6 - Scottsville (South)

12 miles, 25 min to UVA Rotunda

$600/night

 

This three bedroom farm property is the perfect relaxing getaway for family and friends. On the main floor, enjoying the fully equipped kitchen, relaxing sun room, living room and more. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one with a queen and one with a double/full, as well as an expansive full bath with a shower and tub. Downstairs, in the terrace level, an additional bedroom with a double/full as well as a half-bath just off a large living space.

 

Take in the Virginia countryside with gorgeous sunrises and even more amazing sunsets. You can also enjoy the convenient access to historical locations, Monticello, James Monroe's Highland, Michie Tavern. There are ample wineries and wedding venues nearby as well, including Blenheim Winery, Trump Winery, Cunningham Creek, First Colony Winery, and Mt. Ida. Do not be fooled by the Scottsville address! Gilmers Mill Farm is closer to the Charlottesville attractions than downtown Scottsville.

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UVA Graduation - Ramsay Estate Cottage - Sleeps 6

Ramsay Estate Cottage

Sleeps 6 - Charlottesville/Greenwood (West)

17 miles; 20 min to Rotunda

$900/night 

 

This lovey Cape Cod style home is tucked away in the Charlottesville countryside within eyesight of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. Decorated in a casually elegant fashion throughout, the cottage has a family room at one end which makes for a nice private spot to read or enjoy intimate conversation. There is a full kitchen, a living room and dining area combination,and a screened in porch with a panoramic view. Two bedrooms are on the first floor. The exquisite master Queen bedroom has a fireplace and ensuite bathroom. A lovely sunny King bedroom has a private hall bath. A third bedroom with Twin beds and bathroom are upstairs. Other amenities include A/C, TV, Satellite, DVD Player, Wireless Internet, Screened in porch, Outdoor Patio, Gardens, Gas Grill, Washer/Dryer, Woodburning Fireplace.

Continental breakfast supplies will be provided for the first morning of your stay.

Just a short drive to King Family Vineyards, and within 10 miles of Veritas Winery, Pippin Hill Vineyards, and the Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy a sandwich at Greenwood Grocery just down the street! This home is such a gem!

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UVA Graduation - The Warren Whole House - Sleeps 6

The Warren

Sleeps 6 - Crozet (West)

13 miles, 20-25 min to UVA Rotunda

$800/night

 

This breathtaking country estate is located just outside of Charlottesville in Crozet. It is a three bedroom (King, Queen, Double/Double), two and a half bath house, making it a perfect size for a family vacation or friend reunion. Cozy up in the family room or enjoy cooking in the custom designer kitchen. Amenities include A/C, TV, Satellite, Wireless Internet, Front Porch, Outdoor Patio, Gardens, Gas Grill, Washer/Dryer, Electric fireplace. Long-term stays welcome.

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UVA Graduation - The Robertson Whole House Downtown Charlottesville - Sleeps 5

The Robertson

Sleeps 5 - Charlottesville (Downtown)

3 miles, 10 min to UVA Rotunda

$750/night

 

The Robertson provides guests with a lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home just minutes from the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, VA. Close proximity to UVA and all the city has to offer. One bedroom with a queen bed, one full bed and one twin bed all on the first floor make this a perfect house for a family vacation or extended stay. It has a full kitchen and dining/sitting area. Amenities include wifi, AC, heat, TV, fireplace, sunroom, self-check-in with lockbox and bedding essentials.


A short walk to downtown with Charlottesville restaurants, Paramount Theatre, Jefferson Theatre and more! 10 minute drive to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and 5 minute drive to University of Virginia (UVA)

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UVA Graduation - Bradford Suite - Sleeps 4

Bradford Suite

Sleeps 4 - Charlottesville (North)

23 miles, 35-40 min to UVA Rotunda

$350/night

 

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 two 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, private 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 (included in graduation rentals). 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!

Suitable for children over the age of 12.

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UVA Graduation - Donegal Farm Cottage - Sleeps 4

Donegal Farm Cottage

Sleeps 4 - Scottsville (South)

23 miles, 35-40 min to UVA Rotunda

$200/night

 

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. Continental breakfast supplies will be provided for the first morning!

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

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UVA Graduation - Milton Cottage - Sleeps 4

Milton Cottage

Sleeps 4 - Keswick/Milton (Southeast)

9 miles, 20-25 min to UVA Rotunda

$400/night

 

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 Downtown pedestrian mall. Plenty of space with a dining area, a sitting area, and the kitchen (all but a stove), with a queen bed. An additional small bedroom with a double is available for groups of 3-4. Enjoy the slipper tub (also a shower!) and the skylight if you want to see the stars. Past guests brag about the start-up breakfast supplies provided, the views, and the comfortable bed. Level 2 Electric Vehicle charger in front of the cottage available for guest to use.

The Milton Cottage is suitable for children over the age of eight.

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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UVA Graduation - Temple HIll Cottage - Sleeps 4

Temple Hill Cottage

Sleeps 4 - Charlottesville/Ivy (West)

9 1/2 miles, 15-20 min to UVA Rotunda

$450/night

 

This beautiful country cottage is located on an historic farm in Albemarle county, a 15 minute drive from UVa, a 10 minute drive from the charming center of Crozet, and in close proximity to Nelson county's vineyards, breweries and distilleries. Walk into a beautiful, country-decorated living space with a queen bed in a cozy nook, comfortable furniture, grand piano, large brick fireplace, and beautiful mountain views from the wall-length sliding doors that open onto an upper porch. A private room with bunk beds connects to the large living space. Downstairs find a gracious brick-floored kitchen, dining area, and full bathroom. French doors open up onto more beautiful mountain views and a pool deck. Washer/Dryer included in unit. Enjoy the scenic farm life including chickens and a rooster that roam freely on the property, heritage breed goats, a small orchard, and a buffering landscape of pastures and woods, all creating a peaceful environment for your stay. This venue is both the perfect respite after a busy day doing whatever brings you to the area and a vacation in itself if you simply want to remain on the property during your stay.

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UVA Graduation - The Palette - Sleeps 4

The Palette

Sleeps 4 - UVA Campus - Walkable to Rotunda

1-1 1/2 miles; 25-30 min walk to UVA Rotunda

$700/night

 

This artsy and unique home offers a delightful accommodation close to the University of Virginia. The first floor has a full kitchen, dining room, and a den. Between the kitchen and dining room, there's a full bathroom (claw foot tub, no shower). Upstairs -- a Queen bedroom and two bedrooms, each with a single, a full bathroom with a shower, and a small sitting/dressing room. Outdoor spaces include a side porch from the French doors in the living room and a back yard patio with a vine covered dining area with access to a propane grill. Wood flooring throughout. Off street parking. Amenities include A/C, TV, Wireless Internet, Private Porch, Outdoor Patio, Gardens, Gas Grill.

Continental breakfast supplies will be provided for the first morning of your stay.

Suitable for children over the age of 8.

Walking distance to UVA and just a short drive from the Downtown Mall, Monticello, parks, golf courses, and bike trails.

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UVA Graduation - Ivy Guest Apartment Near Charlottesville - Sleeps 2-3

Ivy Guest Apartment

Sleeps 2-3 - Charlottesville/Ivy (West)

10 miles, 20 min to UVA Rotunda

$400/night

 

This "carriage house" style apartment is a lovely contemporary option for any vacationer. It is a one Queen bedroom apartment, perfect for a couple, with 1 and 1/2 baths. There is a comfortable living area, full kitchen, and office with extra trundle bed if needed. It is a very private and quiet location for anyone searching for some rest & relaxation. Amenities include A/C, TV, Satellite, Wireless Internet, Charcoal Grill, Washer/Dryer. Continental breakfast supplies will be provided for the first morning!

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UVA Graduation - Jasmine Queen Suite Walk to UVA - Sleeps 2

Jasmine Hill

Sleeps 2 - UVA Campus - Walkable to Rotunda

1/2 mile, 15 min walk to UVA Rotunda

$350/night

 

A large Queen bedroom with its own bathroom makes this apartment a great size for a travelling couple. Located in a UVa neighborhood, its private entrance gives the apartment an extra level of privacy. There is a small refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave. Share the front deck area with owner of house - where the jasmine are blooming. Amenities include A/C, TV in bedroom, and Wireless Internet.

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UVA Graduation - Ramsay Estate Carriage House - Sleeps 2

Ramsay Estate Carriage House

Sleeps 2 - Charlottesville/Greenwood (West)

17 miles; 20 min to Rotunda

$350/night

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. Continental breakfast supplies will be provided for the first morning of your stay.

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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UVA Graduation - Red Fox Suite in Keswick Near Charlottesville - Sleeps 2

Red Fox Suite

Sleeps 2 - Keswick

9 miles, 20 min to UVA Rotunda

$200/night

 

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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Contact us to be added to the waiting list - please specify graduation year and number of guests

Future UVA Graduations

2019 | May 17-19     2020 | May 15-17      2021 | May TBD

 

​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.

 

University of Virginia graduation and final exercises weekend

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, 2019. 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, 2019. 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.