Virginia’s Keswick Hall to Close in 2018 for Renovations

New Keswick Fully Cry Golf Course Virginia

Keswick Hall—the historic luxury hotel just minutes from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate near Charlottesville—has big plans for 2018. With a slew of recreational facilities on its 600-acre estate, Keswick Hall has long been a destination in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by rolling vineyards. Not to mention the superb fall foliage attracting leaf-peepers galore...

As reported by Charlottesville’s Daily Progress, Keswick Hall will close in early 2018 for a top-to-bottom renovation expected to be complete in spring 2019. The project will touch every corner of the estate—from the 48 guestrooms and suites to the public spaces, meeting venues and dining outlets. The Hart Howerton firm—behind projects like Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina—has been tapped to modernize the resort. CEO Jim Tinson has stressed the importance of preserving the resort’s character and “historic context.”

Owners Robert and Molly Hardie explained that the main building, parts of which were built over a century ago, had not been refurbished since the 1990s. To quote The Daily Progress, “things like the roof, heating and cooling systems, plumbing and other aspects of the infrastructure are due for a revamp.” Rather than stay open during the renovation project, the owners decided to shutt the hotel so as not to disturb guests.

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Good news for golfers: The Keswick Golf Club and the resort’s Full Cry golf course, designed by Pete Dye, will stay open during the renovation. This is also the case with facilities like the members’ pool, fitness center, spa and tennis courts.

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