Executive Education

Accommodations and Travel

Take a virtual tour of Darden, the only U.S. university designated as a United Nations World Heritage Site.

Our goal is to house all executives on the Darden Grounds at the Inn at Darden; however, during peak times, we may house participants at one of our partner-housing facilities. These establishments know the importance of the environment for all program participants. The goal, whether staying at Darden or at a partnering hotel, is to provide a seamless living experience that complements the learning interactions and provides the amenities and comfort needed for focused educational periods of time.

The Inn at Darden provides:

  • 180 private hotel rooms with free Internet access.
  • High-tech conference facilities for large and small groups.
  • World-class dining at the Abbott Center.
  • Proximity to the University of Virginia, shopping, and downtown Charlottesville.


Partner Housing Facilities

The Boar's Head Inn at the University of Virginia

The Boar's Head Inn is nestled in a 573-acre estate in Charlottesville, Virginia. It houses 170 rooms and suites, numerous event spaces and restaurants, championship golf and tennis facilities and a luxury spa. The comfort and convenience of this facility make it the perfect housing partner for Darden Executive Education.

Residence Inn Charlottesville


This comfortable hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the Darden School. It is a nonsmoking, extended-stay hotel featuring spacious rooms with fully equipped kitchens, high-speed Internet access and luxury linens. The Residence Inn by Marriott boasts the highest standard of customer service and has earned Darden's approval as a partner for providing the best accommodations for program participants.

Courtyard Charlottesville-University Medical Center

The Courtyard Marriott is located in the historic district adjacent to the University of Virginia. From this location, participants can walk to many of Charlottesville's finest restaurants and shops and explore the area. The spacious rooms combine comfort and functionality, including wireless high-speed Internet access and an ergonomic desk chair for comfort. The Courtyard Marriott has earned its spot as one of the most comfortable and best-located lodging facilities in Charlottesville.


The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) is a non-hub, commercial service airport offering daily nonstop flights to and from Charlotte, NC (CLT), Chicago, IL (ORD), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), La Guardia, NY (LGA), Dulles, VA (IAD) and Atlanta, GA (ATL) — convenient one-stop international and domestic destinations. CHO is served by American, Delta, United and US Airways. Service was initiated at the airport by Piedmont Airlines in 1955. Since then, the facility has grown to include a 60,000 sq. ft. terminal facility with modern customer amenities offering on-site rental cars, ground transportation and food service. General aviation facilities include an executive terminal offering a full-service fixed base operation, flight school and aircraft charter firms.

CHO is located 8 miles north of the City of Charlottesville, 1 mile west of Route 29 on Airport Road. Daily and hourly parking lots are conveniently located to make ease of use a given at the airport. www.GoCHO.com.


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