A Lovely Weekend at Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Virginia

I had the delight of spending a (not quite*) weekend at Keswick Hall this spring, and this property lived up to all my expectations. It’s been on my list for years. We actually toyed with the idea of looking there for our wedding back in 2o18, but that was right as they were headed into major renovations, and the timing just wouldn’t work out. But, now that I’ve gotten a taste of this stunning Charlottesville resort, I can guarantee I’ll be back.

*What do I mean by not quite weekend? It was a midweek stay, which I was able to make my weekend — the plus and minus of working for yourself means getting away midweek, but then I’m working over the weekend to make up for it.

A Weekend at Keswick Hall

Originally built as an Italianate estate, Keswick Hall made its original debut as a boutique hotel in the 1990s owned by the husband of Laura Ashley — yes, that Laura Ashley. It’s been a beloved mainstay in Charlottesville for several decades but when it came under new ownership in 2017, it began its next transformation. With the addition of nearly 40 new rooms, the new Keswick Hall was unveiled in autumn 2021. An infinity pool, family pool, spa, tennis and pickleball courts, and multiple dining options, including Marigold by Chef Jean-Georges are all new additions to the property, completing its resort feel which already included a Pete Dye golf course.

I had never even been to the property, so I had truly no idea what to expect beyond knowing that the new renovation was said to be gorgeous. I checked into my corner room, reveling in the natural light streaming in through the windows overlooking the golf course. With light, neutral furnishings with touches of relaxing light blue and pastel tones, the decor feels luxurious and soft. The bathrooms are a dream, with light marble and lush white orchids. Don’t even get me started on the closet — this is the space I need in a hotel so that I don’t feel overwhelmed by my suitcase being right there in the room. The last thing I want to wake up to is clutter, and I certainly don’t have to here.

I often judge a hotel or resort by its common spaces. I want places to sit and relax that aren’t my room. Keswick Hall has the most incredible spaces — I could have sat in their room overlooking the golf course all day. And I did sit there for about three hours working. I had planned to find a coffee shop, but why would I when I could sit in this light and bright sunroom?

My biggest mistake was neglecting to bring a bathing suit — that infinity pool is calling my name for my next stay.

I intended for this just to be a photo diary, so I’ve already run too long. For now, just enjoy these photos. It’s a photogenic property.

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weekend at keswick hall - keswick hall review

weekend at keswick hall - keswick hall review

weekend at keswick hall - keswick hall review

weekend at keswick hall - keswick hall review

weekend at keswick hall - keswick hall review

weekend at keswick hall - keswick hall review

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