Avon Hill
Lodge & Bruce's Barn -Virginia Destination Weddings


About Avon hIll

For almost 10 years Avon Hill Lodge has offered a unique getaway, close to the heart of Virginia wine country. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Nelson County, the property has served as an exclusive vacation destination or retreat for both families, groups, and businesses. 28 miles south of Charlottesville, The Lodge provides a serene escape with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The rest of the Avon Hill estate is made up of 100 tree lined acres along the Rockfish River, over five acres of English and American Boxwoods, 4 lodging spaces, a pool, and as of 2019, an event barn.

With the addition of Bruce’s Barn, Avon Hill Lodge can host private events for 150 and makes the perfect setting for your destination wedding.

The Avon Hill estate offers unprecedented access to local Charlottesville attractions, while maintaining its serene and peaceful countryside setting. Avon Hill Lodge and Bruce’s Barn serves as a premier destination for weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate retreats, group events, meetings, social gatherings, family reunions, and much more.

Bruce’s Story

Avon Hill Lodge was created through the vision of the late Bruce Teplitzky. Bruce moved to the Charlottesville area in 1996. When He first climbed the driveway leading to Avon Hill he was immediately struck by the history and energy of this historic property. Having looked at over 50 properties in the Charlottesville area, it was the first drive up Avon Hill when Bruce knew he was home. Bruce had a passion for restoration and preservation, which lead him to the ground-up renovations of the buildings at Avon Hill. Bruce was in the consultative service industry for 30 plus years, lived abroad and traveled the world for both business and pleasure. He experienced the best (and worst) of the lodging and hospitality industry. He utilized all of his lessons and experiences to create a vision for Avon Hill. Bruce imagined the property as the ideal place for his family, friends, and guests to gather and enjoy the great outdoors of central Virginia. Unfortunately, in 2016 Bruce passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. The Teplitzky family, daughters Hannah, and Sarah and brother Andy continue to manage the Avon Hill estate with a focus on Bruce's vision.