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Education Vacation

Education Vacation

For Online Schooling & Work-at-Home Parents

kids doing zoom school at desk

It’s time to take advantage of this new way of life and treat you and your family to an education vacation, or maybe we just call it an edu(va)cation! Each of our hotel rooms is equipped with a spacious desk, and we have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating areas that are fully equipped with Wi-Fi offering the perfect on-the-job vacation station for you to work while your child focuses on his/her schooling. 

Book this package and receive 20% off our best available rate at a two-night minimum. Available for Sunday through Thursday stays through December 18, 2020. 

Call for info or book online now: 1-855-923-7445

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Your Working Vacation Starts Here...

Breakfast with a View | 7:00 a.m. 
Escape the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy a quiet breakfast on the patio or inside Birdwood Grill at the golf course where you'll enjoy chirping birds and spectacular evergreen views of the rolling mountains in the distance. For menu options, visit our Birdwood Bar & Grill Page

The Quiet Classroom | 8:00 a.m. (open all day)
We’ve reconstructed our meeting space to include socially distanced desks and chairs allowing it to mimic a quiet classroom setting. This study-worthy environment will even have upgraded Wi-Fi so you don’t have to worry about slow speeds ruining your online efforts. 
 

Activities Galore! | 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
It’s important to take a break every now and then, so alongside the top-notch learning spaces, we also have an array of activities around the resort that come with your stay package. All tee times and/or Sports Club activities must be individually booked through our Sports Club front desk or Birdwood Golf.* View our entire activities offering at the bottom of this page.

Birdwood Golf Course*
Bring your putter and take a study break on our enormous putting green or our private practice area that includes chipping, putting and bunker play. Both practice areas are located directly adjacent to the clubhouse and Birdwood Bar & Grill so a cold drink and casual fare are just a few steps away. View our Youtube video to see what Davis Love III thinks about his newest course design: View Golf Video

The Sports Club
Our Sports Club is a literal playground for sports-minded people who love to stay active. This stay package includes waived fees or complimentary admission for the following:

  • Outdoor tennis or pickleball court time
  • Squash court time in our world-class McArthur Squash Center
  • Nearly 50 weekly outdoor, indoor or virtual fitness group exercise programs 
  • Access to the outdoor hotel or Sports Club pools (open seasonally)
  • An indoor, full-court basketball gymnasium

Lunch Break | 12:30 p.m.
Racquets Restaurant just inside the main entrance of The Sports Club is a perfect option for the pre or post activity lunch break. Grab an express lunch that could include a sandwich or salad and chase it with an adult beverage or cold soda. View the menu on our Racquets Restaurant Web Page

Back to Work | 1:30 p.m.
Finish out your day back at the Quiet Classroom, or you can take advantage of our on-property Wi-Fi and study or work poolside, in our luxurious lobby or just kick back in your room to polish off your afternoon.

Take a Hike | 5:00 p.m.
There’s no better way to clear your mind than taking a walk through the forest. Our Heritage Trail system has nearly 6 miles of on-site trails located just outside your hotel room door and even connects to an additional 6 miles at the neighboring Ragged Mountain Natural Area. 

Dinner at The Mill Room | 6:30 p.m. (Note: The Mill Room is currently open Wednesday through Sunday evenings, and closed on Monday & Tuesdays)
Woven into the fabric of the resort, this AAA 4-diamond treasure offers an open door and smile upon arrival. The rolling landscape and outdoor seating options convey a sense of optimism in a truly natural setting. Our ingredient-driven menus produce succulent fare that's suitable for kids and adults. 

Educational Tours
Charlottesville is a mecca for historical tours and has the presidential homes for America’s third, fourth and fifth presidents – Jefferson, Madison and Monroe. Check availability for each before traveling. If you're here for multiple days, we highly suggest that you take a little time out of your schedule for a short road trip to take advantage of these amenities. 

View these sites for more info: Jefferson’s Monticello | Madison’s Montpelier | James Monroe's Highland

An Evening or Afternoon Out: Wineries and Breweries
Pro Re Nata Brewery: Some of Charlottesville's best amenities are quaintly tucked away in the nearby mountainsides. Take a left turn out of the resort and you're just a 15-minute drive from two of our favorite watering holes. Pro Re Nata brewery offers a family-friendly setting and some of the finest craft brews around. Check their website for live music at one of their two outdoor venues or their indoor music hall. On chilly nights, mix with the locals who have come to enjoy relaxing in Adirondack chairs in front of a warm campfire and with the towering mountains in the horizon. 

King Family Vineyards: Just around the corner from Pro Re Nata is an amazingly positioned vineyard that has striking mountain views that can only be topped by the wine they serve. The winery specializes in the production of premium wines that showcase the remarkable quality of this area. King sits on the Roseland Farm and has plenty of wide open space to relax or just let the kids bounce around and release energy. Please check the hours of operation before visiting. Most wineries are closed for evening visits. 

*All Sports Club activities have to be reserved by calling the Sports Club front desk at 434-972-2235. Birdwood Golf course is also open to hotel guests. To play a round, book your tee-time by calling (434) 293-GOLF. 

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