Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Charlottesville

Take a holiday to Charlottesville and enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and history. This city's university setting, shopping and restaurants draw many visitors. Monticello and Virginia Discovery Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Charlottesville

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Charlottesville a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Charlottesville Ice Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Birdwood Golf Course (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Jefferson Vineyards (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Arcady Vineyard (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Oakencroft Vineyard and Winery (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Trump Winery (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Charlottesville

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Charlottesville is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Doyles River Falls (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
  • Rockfish Gap Entrance Shenandoah (20.5 mi / 33 km)
  • Blue Ridge Parkway North Entrance (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
  • Swift Run Gap Entrance Shenandoah (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
  • Grand Caverns (24.8 mi / 39.9 km)
  • Viette's Gardens (26.3 mi / 42.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Charlottesville

Fly into Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Weyers Cave, VA (SHD-Shenandoah Valley Regional), which is 27.9 mi (45 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Charlottesville Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Charlottesville?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 316 holiday lettings around Charlottesville. From 51 cabins to 44 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Charlottesville?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Charlottesville:

  • Venable: 33 holiday homes
  • North Downtown: 65 holiday homes
  • Fifeville: 39 holiday homes
  • Barracks Rugby: 23 holiday homes
  • Fry's Spring: 25 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Charlottesville? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Charlottesville. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rotunda: 266 holiday lettings
  • Virginia Discovery Museum: 284 holiday lettings
  • Charlottesville Ice Park: 284 holiday lettings
  • University Hall at University of Virginia: 270 holiday lettings
  • Fashion Square Mall: 293 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Charlottesville listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Charlottesville?

Yes, of course. offers 51 Cabins in Charlottesville. Our other popular types of Charlottesville holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 44 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 157 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 51 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Charlottesville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 32 holiday homes with pool available in Charlottesville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.