Rutherfoord Hotel About to Begin Construction

Architect’s rendering of the new Rutherfoord Hotel, construction of which will begin soon in Old Trail.
Architect’s rendering of the new Rutherfoord Hotel, construction of which will begin soon in Old Trail.

Financing for the Rutherfoord Hotel is complete, according to hotel developer David Hilliard, also the builder of The Lodge at Old Trail, and construction should begin soon. It will be built on a site adjoining The Lodge.

Hilliard said construction should take 12 to 13 months and he is expecting to open in the late spring of 2015.

The final piece to the financing plan was a loan provided by Middleburg Bank. “I want to thank Middleburg Bank for believing in the hotel,” said Hilliard, “for believing in Crozet and for believing in our local wine industry.”

The four-story, 52-room hotel is designed with one eye on the wedding business at area wineries. It will have a bridal suite and a bridal porch. Its rooms range from 400 square feet, already larger than an average hotel room, up to 650 square feet. The first floor will include a bar and restaurant with a total of 45 seats. The fourth floor will feature an indoor/outdoor entertainment space with a catering kitchen. The third floor will include a meeting room that will accommodate 100.



  1. This is a great addition to the Crozet community. I know David will do a great job creating a welcoming and first class Hotel that everyone will enjoy.

    • We here at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm are looking forward to welcoming the Rutherfoord Hotel to the Crozet lodging community! Our little town is really growing up.

  2. Patti and I live in Old Trail and when we have had a group of visitors we had to suggest places in Charlottesville or Waynesboro. Having a hotel within view of our front porch for visitors is great. Thank you David for your vision.

    Tony Barretta

  3. Well I guess I might be somewhat partial to the name but in all honesty I think it will be a great success! How did you come up with the name?

    • Rutherfoord is a family name. The owner, David Hilliard, is descended from Thomas Rutherfoord, a Scottsman. He is his 4th cousin. Maybe you are related too?! This means you must come stay at the Hotel once it is built!

  4. This is great! More jobs. I think the police station should go there too! They should service this growth area.

  5. Way to go David! I know you will do a great job with this….what a wonderful and needed addition to the town of Crozet!

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