PET FRIENDLY University of Virginia UVA

PET FRIENDLY University of Virginia UVA

1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA 22908

The University of Virginia was founded in 1819 by then sitting President of the United States Thomas Jefferson, and its original governing board included Jefferson as well as James Madison and James Monroe. It sits on a spectacular 1,682-acre campus that has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near University of Virginia UVA


Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Monticello Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Monticello

1200 5th Street Ext.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
1200 5th Street Ext.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Pet Policy: We welcome pets and assess each guest a nominal fee of 20.00 dollars per pet per night nonrefundable fee. Pets are not allowed in the two room suite. Please be considerate of other guests disruptive pets will not be tolerated.

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018

Discount: Pets and their senior friends (62 or over) receive discounts!


Prospect Hill Plantation Inn Prospect Hill Plantation Inn

P.O. Box 6909
Charlottesville, VA 23093
P.O. Box 6909
Charlottesville, VA 23093
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Pet Policy: We welcome well-behaved dogs! A $100 pet deposit (refundable) is required, as well as a $25/night pet fee. Please do not leave dogs unattended. We have 2 standard poodles, a black lab, and "Ruby" on the plantation.

Policy Confirmed: 04/01/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 04/01/2019

Pet Amenities: Doggie Goody Basket provided upon check-in.

Points of Interest: Nearby points-of-interest include Pets allow outside on leash at Thomas Jefferson's home (Monticello), Leash dogs are welcome on the grounds but not in home at James Madison's home (Montpelier), James Monroe's home (Ash Lawn- Highland), the University of Virginia, nearly twenty vineyards, and several civil-war battlefields;

Rates: $165 - $395

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near University of Virginia UVA


Kardinal Hall

722 Preston Avenue,
Charlottesville, VA
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Beer, Bocce, Food & Fun. That kind of says it all at this modern take on a beer hall and garden. Located in a repurposed and renovated former Coca-Cola warehouse and bottling plant, Kardinal Hall features two crushed oyster shell bocce courts and an enormous outdoor patio with a bar and grill, where you and your pooch are always welcome. Choose from any of the 24 beers, 2 wines (and more are available by the glass), 1 hard cider, and 1 kombucha they have on tap, or opt for one of their cocktails; we like Wheat in the Knees, with gin, lemon, and honey syrup, topped off with Weihenstephaner. There’s also a great food menu, with inspiration coming from all directions: from Dachshund Double Dogs topped with goulash-style chili to Poutine to BBQ Smoked Butternut Squash. Oh, and Belgian Fries which you can have with your choice of 14 different dipping sauces. Open daily at 11 a.m., close whenever.


Public Fish & Oyster

513 West Main Street,
Charlottesville, VA
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If you are dying for a seafood fix, this is your place. Oysters five different ways; Scallops & Lobster with Cherrywood Smoked Bacon and Oyster Mushrooms; the Low Country-style Steampot with Alaskan snow crab legs, Carolina shrimp, Virginia clams, crawfish, house-made chorizo, and corn on the cob; or a pan roast of oysters, clams, mussels, and shrimp in a lobster veloute. Eat yourself into blissful oblivion with your pooch by your side on their pet-friendly patio. Open Sunday & Monday 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 4 to 9:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 4 to 10 p.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars near University of Virginia UVA


Beer Run

156 Carlton Rd. ,
Charlottesville, VA
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A craft beer bottle & wine shop/restaurant where you can enjoy your choice of at least a dozen craft beers on tap, plus an insane selection in cans and bottles. They also offer wine by the glass and will let you buy a bottle from the retail section and sip it in the restaurant for a $7 corkage fee. Beer Run serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, with a focus on local, organic ingredients. We love the Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Mashers, Durango Bison Burger with Jalapeno Remoulade, and Salmon Banh Mi. Enjoy it all with your best friend at one of the tables on their pet-friendly outdoor patio. Open Monday & Tuesday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday to 11 p.m., and Friday & Saturday to midnight; Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks near University of Virginia UVA


Chris Green Lake Dog Park

4748 Chris Green Lake Road,
Charlottesville, VA
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A one-acre off leash park with a dedicated swimming area just for dogs! The dog park is located close to the main parking area for the beach. Look for the Dog Park sign on your right as you enter the top part of the parking lot, and follow the trail. Open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset.


Darden Towe Park

1445 Darden Towe Park Road,
Charlottesville, VA
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A grassy fenced-in one-acre park where your canine can cavort off leash to her heart’s content. The dog park is just past the picnic shelter. Open daily 7 a.m. to sunset.

We're going to declare UVa and Charlottesville pet friendly, first because the acronym for the town's transit system is CAT (Charlottesville Area Transit), and students, faculty, and staff can ride free with a valid ID. Second because Thomas Jefferson is the first person to bring the Briard to the U.S. from its native France, a female named Buzzy who is the progenitor of the Briard Bergere line in this county. He also had a pet mockingbird name Dick but that's another story.

UVa let's you walk the campus with your pooch on leash but when he's ready to run off some steam, you have two county off leash parks to choose from, Darden Town Park and Chris Greene Lake Park, which we truly love because it also allows dogs to swim in a roped off section of the lake. The city has its own off leash park, Azalea Park, which runs along Moore's Creek.

Charlottesville offers some tasty pet friendly dining. The Clifton Inn, open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, has a fantastic menu and beautiful patio where your pooch is always welcome.


If you have a taste for seafood, get yourself to the Public Fish & Oyster, where you can get oysters five ways, seafood pan roasts, and a Low Country boil with shrimp, crawfish, clams, crab legs, and chorizo.

Finally, for an awesome pet friendly beer garden experience, go to Kardinal Hall, where the motto is Beer, Bocce, Food & Fun. In addition to the beers, hard cider, and kombucha they have on tap, you can satisfy any hunger pangs you might have with their Belgian Fries (the hard part will be picking which of their 14 dipping sauces you want!), house-made sausages, Chicken Schnitzel with Bacon Aioli, and so much more.