Virginia Historic Estates Blog

Charlottesville and Albemarle County


Very few areas of the country can claim they are home to three founding fathers who would become U.S. presidents.

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The Character and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson and Its Meaning for Americans


A panel of distinguished authors, researchers, and nationally acclaimed scholars will meet this weekend to explore a variety of topics.

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A Brief Overview of Albemarle County


Albemarle County is located in Central Virginia.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway


However the Blue Ridge Parkway remains an active destination point for local residents and visitors alike.

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Hot Air Ballooning Over Beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia


Seeking an experience and unforgettable aerial tour over Central Virginia?

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Carter Mountain Orchard, Charlottesville, Virginia


Its fall. The leaves are changing and coming to a close.

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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection


The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia is the only museum in the United States dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal art.

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Hamilton's At First & Main, Charlottesville, Virginia


If you happen to be dining out, and you order the "Blue Plate Special" and it actually arrives on a "blue plate"?

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The Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Virginia


Join Romeo & Juliet and become immersed in their epic romance this month at the Blackfriars Playhouse, in Staunton, Virginia.

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Mark Your November Calendars For A Visit To These Charlottesville, Virginia Area Apple Farms


Apple Time at Silver Creek and Seamans’ Orchards
Apples Are In at Dickie Brothers Orchards

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Selecting A Paint Color For Your Walls


When selecting a new paint color choice, don't expect a thumbnail-size color chip from the paint store to give you a sense of how a color will look on your walls.

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200 South Street Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia


The 200 South Street Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia, is centrally located near Monticello and the University of Virginia.

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Vinegar Making Workshop, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 16, 2013


Vinegar was an integral ingredient in many of Thomas Jefferson's family recipes.

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Blue Ridge Pottery, Stanardsville, Va.


Blue Ridge Pottery in Stanardsville, Virginia, located on Rt. 33, at the eastern entrance to Shenandoah National Park continues to enthrall its visitors with the offering of creative work in clay.

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A Terrace For Al Fresco Dining


A terrace is an architectural term used primarily to describe an external flat area in either a landscape, such as a park or garden, or protruding from a building, as seen in private residences.

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Designing Your Landscape


Evaluating your yard to determine whether it has some landscape elements or none at all, can be a daunting task; particularly for the beginner gardener.

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It's Never To Early To Research The Most Beautiful Churches in Charlottesville To Tie The Knot


Allright Ladies. This one's for you. Spring/Summer 2014 will be here before you know it. And given the inevitable wait-list for these coveted chapels to say your "I Do's", time is nigh.

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Container Gardening Tips


Containers provide the potential for a garden in any amount of space.

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Parallel 38, The Shops at Stonefield, Charlottesville, Virginia


Parallel 38 owner Justin Ross has big plans for his new small plates restaurant at The Shops at Stonefield.

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The English Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia


The moment you step inside The English Inn, a call harkens to the world and culture of classic British tradition.

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The Boar's Head Turkey Trot


Before everyone arrives for the days big feast, consider uniting with friends and family to run or walk the Boar's Head Turkey Trot 5k course to raise money for the UVA Children's Hospital.

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The Clifton Inn, Charlottesville, Virginia


Only 10 minutes from downtown Charlottesville, the Clifton Inn, a member of the esteemed Relais & Châteaux, places its guests in the best of both worlds

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The Monticello Artisan Trail, Charlottesville, Albermarle & Nelson County


The Monticello Artisan Trail is a regional trailway that connects destinations including craft artisan studios, galleries, agri-artisan farms, markets, local restaurants, lodging, and area points of interest in Albemarle and Nelson Counties and the City of Charlottesville.

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Stepping Stone Walkway


Stepping stone paths, meandering through your yard, create a fun pattern and a perfect place for a leisurely stroll.

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Discover Augusta County


Sightseeing, educational adventure, and hiking are just a few of the things you can experience while visiting Augusta County.

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Discover Waynesboro, Virginia, Augusta County


Roll down your windows and savor the breeze as you enjoy a leisurely pace along the Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Trump Winery & Tasting Room, Charlottesville, Virginia


As a premier name in sophistication and quality, Trump Winery & Tasting Room does not disappoint; the latest jewel of spectacular vineyard properties in the already exquisite Charlottesville area wine trail.

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Port: The Red Sweet Wine With Versatility


The richness, residual sugar, and alcoholic punch of a good port wine is tailor-made for this time of year.

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An English Country House


A typical English country house is a large house or manor in the English countryside.

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A Wine Expert’s Eight Wines Worth Celebrating During The Holidays - Compliments of Evan Williams, The Wine Guild of Charlottesville, Virginia


There’s a lot of great wine out there, and some not-so-great wine too; after awhile, though, I end up with a substantial list of wines that I love, or that are overperformers in their category, or both. So, with the holiday season upon us, I thought it would be nice to furnish you with a wine buyer’s cheat sheet.

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Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, Virginia


Gypsy Hill Park is a well kept secret in Staunton, Virginia.

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The Backyard Patio


Turning your yard into a relaxing retreat with a beautiful patio design, is money well spent; and years of enjoyment ensured.

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Purchasing A Home For The Holidays


If you’re house hunting over the holidays, you are most likely a serious home buyer with an immediate need.

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The Benefits Of Green Landscaping


Are you looking for a way to fight back against rising energy prices?

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The Glass House Winery, Free Union, Virginia


Join the Glass House Winery for vintage jazz, swing and good ol’ country blues.

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Conditioning Your Flowers


When you create a flower arrangement, you want the creation to last as long as possible. The proper conditioning of the cut plant material before arranging can ensure the life of your flowers and its greenery are prolonged as much as possible.

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Rivanna Master Naturalists, Charlottesville, Virginia


Starting in February, two dozen locals will give their Tuesday nights over to the study of rocks, plants, and birds.

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