3 days | 2 nights
As you drive up the laneway to The Clifton Inn, you may think you catch a glimpse of Thomas Jefferson himself strolling up to the handsome white-columned manor, built on 100 acres once owned by his son-in-law Thomas Mann Randolph. You'll enjoy a delectable afternoon tea in the sitting room, and then perhaps take a quiet walk around the private lake.
Later, you may enjoy a wine tasting before you dine that evening on the bounty of local Virginia ingredients transformed into a sumptuous multi-course combination of worldly flavors by the chef. The luxury of your surroundings will ensure a peaceful sleep until you venture into the Verandah breakfast room, next morning for a delicious continental breakfast.
Check-in with Chef Tucker to begin your day by foraging outside the Inn for delicious things growing wild in the great outdoors that can be used to flavor your meals in surprising ways. You may visit his vegetable garden on the way back to begin your hands-on Cooking Class where he will share his secrets of cooking with Virginia wine and beer. Following your class you will dine at the brand new theater-style Chef's Counter in the kitchen, where you just worked with your team!
After a well-earned rest, you may want to explore some of the historic attractions within minutes of your Inn, before returning, perhaps, to another Afternoon Tea. Or you could simply curl up with your new copy of the Relais & Châteaux cookbook that evening and order room service. Either way, you’ll fall asleep in style and elegance.
Pricing $875 plus taxes (For one person, double occupancy)
(Tour arranged and coordinated by Epitourean)
• 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations
• 5-Course Tasting Menu for 2
• Continental Breakfast for 2
• Afternoon Tea for 2
• Hands-on Cooking Class for 2
• Exclusive Monticello Tour for 2