The South's Coziest Inns
During the months of short days and long, frosty evenings, inns that promise crackling fires, heavy quilts, and blueberry pancakes are at their most enticing. Cast your vote in our Readers' Choice poll of the coziest inns in the South.
The Clifton InnCharlottesville, Virginia
Set in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Clifton Inn is a Relais & Châteaux property that offers 14 well-appointed rooms and suites plus 3 cottages, all in a 100-acre setting. With Charlottesville's restaurant scene just 6 miles west and Shenandoah National Park about an hour away, guests have endless options for curling up, digging in, or stretching their legs.
Book This Room: Splurge on the Carriage House. The space has abundant natural light, a fireplace, and a loft area. Children under 8 receive a complimentary turndown amenity–a copy of Winnie the Pooh's Bedtime Stories and a Pooh Bear toy–because just like Winnie's home in the Hundred Acre Wood, the inn is also set on 100 acres.
Don't Miss This Meal: One of the restaurant's tasting menus features local ingredients and winter flavors such as Four Cheese and Virginia Ham Ravioli with Mushrooms, Fresh Herbs, and Red Wine.
Get in Touch: The Clifton Inn, 1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia. thecliftoninn.com or 434/971-1800