The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm is located
just 13 miles west of Charlottesville on a 70-acre wooded farm
in the Moorman River Valley at the edge of Shenandoah National
Park. The valley has long served as a main thoroughfare into
the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Originally the site of a trading post, the
property has served the mountain community since the days of
Thomas Jefferson. On this historical site, Dick and Hayden
Cabell designed and custom-built the bed and breakfast inn.
Their home welcomes travelers in the spirit of those bygone
The oak-beamed, country-style family and
dining rooms open to a broad, blue stone terrace. The grand
view from this terrace stretches across the gardens and fields
to Pasture Fence Mountain and the Blue Ridge. This is a
perfect spot to enjoy late afternoons with a glass of icy
lemonade or a mug of hot apple cider as you watch the sun
gently descend behind the mountains. Guest areas on the first
floor include a study and a cheerful sunroom. The fireplaces
in the dining room and family room invite fireside
conversations on cool evenings. On the second floor, you will
find a cozy reading nook and an upper deck that overlooks the
The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm features five
distinctive bedrooms with cozy corners in which to relax and
read. The decor in each lodging accommodation is inspired by
the natural features of the area. Every bedroom has a private
bath, and two rooms feature relaxing double whirlpool tubs.
Wood-burning fireplaces will warm and comfort you in four of
Begin your day with a full country
breakfast including egg specialties, homemade buttermilk
pancakes or French Toast, fresh fruit, freshly baked muffins,
fruit juice, freshly ground coffee, and tea. Your host and
hostess, Dick and Hayden, will be happy to help you plan your
adventures for the day. You may wish to explore the
out-of-doors by taking a stroll through the grounds and enjoy
the delicate mix of aromas from the herb garden. You may soon
find yourself sitting alongside the stream, watching woodland
birds flit among the trees.
A scenic walk along the Moorman River will
take you to the Shenandoah National Park, leading to miles of
trails that merge with the Appalachian Trail. Some biking
enthusiasts bring their own bikes to explore the meandering
roads. If you are watchful, you may see the wild turkey, deer,
fox, or the occasional black bear that wanders the woods.
The grounds surrounding the bed and
breakfast consist of ten acres of pasture and organic gardens
that are within earshot of the Moorman River and a nearby
mountain stream. The sounds of winds whispering throughout the
trees and the river rushing through the rocks enhance the
panoramic views of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge.
Within a few miles of Sugar Hollow, you may
purchase orchard peaches and apples, partake of wine tasting
at nearby wineries, or enjoy an apple butter festival.
Equestrian fans may go horseback riding at a nearby stable or
attend the steeplechase races at Foxfield and Montpelier. In
addition, the Charlottesville area offers many interesting
attractions to fill your day, such as the University of
Virginia with its Rotunda, lawns, and gardens, as well as many
sporting and cultural events. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's
incomparable home, is 30 minutes away, and Wintergreen Ski
resort is within an hour's drive. The area also includes
numerous other historic sites that are open to visitors
Let Dick and Hayden provide for you
relaxing days and evenings of good food, good company, and
inspiring natural surroundings at The Inn at Sugar Hollow
Farm. They look forward to sharing their home and their love
of the Shenandoah with you.