200 South Street Inn - Charlottesville, Virginia - Two Building Inn


200 South Street Inn is a hotel situated at South Street in Charlottesville, Virginia. The property is approximately 15 miles from Charlottesville Airport, and has a private lot located between the two yellow houses that make up the inn. Taxi and car rental car services are available at the airport and the AMTRAK station is just a few blocks away from the inn.

The inn is a combination of two restored houses with the larger house built in 1856 for Thomas Jefferson Werenbaker, who was the son of a close friend of Thomas Jefferson. Prior to becoming an inn in 1986, the building was a private residence for many years before it became a girls' finishing school, brothel and boarding house. A scrapbook in the library provides pictures of the construction and renovation of the Inn as well as two scrapbooks showing the Inn's antiques and information about each piece.

The inn has 16 guest rooms and three suites with varying sizes, bed types and amenities including the grand suite on the main floor, which features a bedroom with a queen canopy bed and fireplace, a sitting room with another fireplace and queen-size pullout couch. Suite 24 sits on the second floor of the cottage and contains a queen four poster bed and a fireplace in the bedroom, as well as a sitting room with a queen-size pullout couch. Also on the second floor is suite 9, which has one of the largest bedrooms at the cottage with a king four poster bed and fireplace, as well as a sitting room with a queen pull-out sofa bed.

There is no dining available on site at the inn but the staff is happy to make reservations and recommend restaurants in the area. Of the recommended restaurants, The C & O Restaurant is a French bistro, The Downtown Grill is a steakhouse and The South Street Brewery is an ideal location for food and good beer. There are many more restaurants in Charlottesville and it is recommend for guests to pick up a free C-Ville Weekly.

There are many shops, bars, restaurants and visitor attractions in Charlottesville, many of which are located very close by including the downtown pedestrian mall connected to the Omni Charlottesville hotel. Interesting places to visit nearby include the Farmer's Market, which is held directly opposite the inn between April and October. Special events are held throughout the year including the free concert series at the downtown mall each Friday in summer, which is just a short walk from the inn.

Approximately a third of a mile away is Migration an art gallery showcasing sculptures, etchings, photography and other things produced by artists from across the U.S. Other interesting places to visit nearby include the Virginia Discovery Museum and the University of Virginia Art Museum. Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson is just four miles away, or if guests are looking for some family fun there is the Charlottesville Ice Park near the pedestrian mall.

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