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  • Historic Crossroads Inn
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  • Mary Sutherland Bedroom
  • Americana Suite Bedroom
  • Summer Kitchen Cottage Bedroom
  • Tavern Keeper Suite Bedroom
  • Dabney Carr Bedroom
  • Summer Sunset
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Inn at the Crossroads

Your host(s):
Jim and Janet Stern
Web Site:
3017 Monacan Trail
North Garden, Virginia 22959
PO Box:
Box 6519
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
Guest Rooms:
6Bathrooms: 6
$99 - $219
Check In/Out:
4 pm - 11 am
Extra Person Fee:
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Gay/Lesbian Friendly:

Inn at the Crossroads

The Inn at the Crossroads was built in 1818 and registered as a National Historic Place and a Virginia Historic Landmark. The Inn is part of the Southern Albemarle Rurla Historic District. It was originally known as the Crossroads Tavern.

The Inn has served no other purpose in it's history other than as a stop for the weary traveler.  It recalls the period of the 1820's when the Inn first served as a tavern and overnight lodging for farmers and travelers using the Staunton-James River turnpike and has been virtually unaltered since its construction.

Thus it gives present day guests a glimpse of how early 1800s taverns were built and what it must have been like to stay in them. Adding to the significance of the Inn at the Crossroads is the rare survival of the daybooks of C.G. Sutherland who owned and operated the tavern in the 1850s, currently kept at the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia.

One of the many entries in the daybook carefully records the number of gallons of whiskey and cider used to pay Dabney Carr, the nephew of Thomas Jefferson for rent on the property. A copy of one of Mr. Sutherland's daybooks for the year 1852 is on display at the inn.

The Inn has been deemed to be of national importance mainly because a meeting that occurred at the Inn in 1823 between Thomas Jefferson and Martin Van Buren.  But there have been many other interesting events at the Inn, including several visits by President Teddy Roosevelt when visiting his beloved Pine Knot and a 1936 speech on the Inn's front porch by Franklin Delano Roosevelt immediately prior to dedicating the George Washington National Forest.  For complete details and to learn more about the Inn and other sites of national importance visit The National Register of Historic Places at

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Inn At the Crossroads
  • Fantastic - 09/01/2014 Overall Rating: [0.96 of 5]

    An excellent spot just outside of town. Close to several vineyards and Monticello. Within walking...  Read more at
  • outstanding week end - 06/22/2014 Overall Rating: [1 of 5]

    We went there with our family from France and rented 5 rooms . it' s an outstanding location...  Read more at
  • Comfortable and Clean - 06/26/2013 Overall Rating: [0.60 of 5]

    We were in the Tavern Keeper's Suite. It was spacious and comfortable. If the original inn...  Read more at
  • Innkeeper went out of his way to be helpful. - 05/15/2013 Overall Rating: [0.80 of 5]

    I'll come back here again when I'm in Charlottesville.
  • Beautiful historical inn - 04/21/2013 Overall Rating: [0.64 of 5]

    Beautiful historical inn
  • Excellent - 04/19/2013 Overall Rating: [1 of 5]

    I have returned home from an excellent stay at the Inn at the Crossroads. The setting is quiet and...  Read more at
  • Lovely place, excellent location - 03/27/2013 Overall Rating: [0.64 of 5]

    Stayed in the Summer Kitchen cottage which is charming but not for people with wonky hips or knees...  Read more at

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Packages & Specials Vineyard Tour
Enjoy a private tour of Loving Cup Vineyard on the third Sunday of the month, April through December. The tour is being offered at 10 AM after Sunday morning breakfast and is only available to guests of the Inn at the Crossroads. Guests must reserve their tour when reserving a room.

Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Unique Shopping
  • Wineries

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • FLOSS (Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, & Sustainable)
  • Full Breakfast

Geographic Setting

  • Mountains
  • Small Town

Inn Amenities

  • Common Fireplace
  • Comp. Beverages
  • Copy Service
  • Corporate Rates
  • First Floor Rooms
  • Gardens
  • Government Rate
  • Green Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Massages on Site
  • Meeting Rooms
  • National Historic Register
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Private Cottage/s
  • WiFi Throughout

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children/Inquire
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required

  • Holidays
  • Peak Season Weekends
  • Special Events

Room Amenities

  • AC/Room
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Extra Bed Avail.
  • Fireplace/Decorative
  • Fireplace/Wood Burning
  • Hair Dryer
  • iPhone/iPod Docking Stations
  • Iron/Ironing Board Avail.
  • King Bed
  • Private Bath
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi

Well Suited For

  • Business Travel
  • Elopements
  • Family Travel
  • Gay Friendly
  • Group Events
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Romantic Escape
  • Single Traveler
  • Vacation Getaway
  • Weddings