Welcome!

When our guests said they wished they could stay with us at Pippin Hill even longer, we listened!

In 2022, Dean Andrews and Lynn Easton purchased the Crossroads Inn. With a passion and successful history of restoring historic inns, Dean and Lynn purchased the Inn to carry on its historic legacy through the elevated and curated Easton Porter lens.

The Crossroads Inn has been accommodating travelers since it was built in 1820 and is listed on the National Historic Register as a designated Virginia Historic Landmark. Originally known as the Crossroads Tavern, the Inn has served no other purpose since its completed construction than as a stop for the weary traveler. Because of the remarkable preservation and detailed rooms, the Inn can provide guests a modern glimpse of how early 1800’s taverns were built. In the spring of 1823, a meeting between Thomas Jefferson and Martin Van Buren was held in the Dabney Carr room which was the private dining room at the time. Jefferson was either traveling to or from Poplar Forest to be with his grandson Frances Eppes and his family. Teddy Roosevelt visited the tavern for supper following a day of birding while visiting his beloved Pine Knot.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt made a visit to the tavern in 1936 when he made a speech from the front porch prior to dedicating the George Washington National Forest.

Each room is a nod to the Easton Porter collection of properties both here in Charlottesville, Virginia as well as in Charleston, South Carolina. Our story is one that lines the walls with photos and comes through in the textures and tones of each room while preserving the incredible historic soul of the original tavern house.

So whether you are joining us for a Cooking Class, a workshop with our Horticulture team, a Vintner’s Table or even Estate Tour & Tasting, we hope you consider staying with us on the Hill a little longer at the Crossroads Inn.

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