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Travel + Leisure Ranks Boar's Head Inn Among Best College-owned Hotels

Courtesy of the Charlottesville Daily Progress

The Boar’s Head Inn was recently named one of the top five college-owned hotels in the U.S. by New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine.

In a review published in June, the magazine wrote that college-owned and operated hotels and inns are very appealing because they maintain high standards and have individual personality while offering “an exceptionally adult, dignified experience.”

Owned by the University of Virginia Foundation, the Boar’s Head recently completed a $9 million guest room renovation this spring. The revamp included new wall finishes, carpet, bathroom fixtures, furnishings lamps, accessories and televisions.

“Built on the bucolic site of an old tavern and inn, from the timbers of a gristmill, the Boar’s Head shares Piedmont Virginia’s affection for all things historic,” wrote reviewer Ann Shields.

The 573-acre Boar’s Head property now has 175 guest rooms and nine suites. The resort’s last major renovation was in 1999.

The Cedars of Williamsburg at the College of William & Mary was the only other Virginia hotel to make the list.

Other college hotels that earned top rankings include: the Charles Hotel at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.; The Nittany Lion Inn at Pennsylvania State University; the Keeter Center at the College of the Ozarks in Branson, Mo., and The Mansion at Forsyth Park at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

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