Avon Hill

The entirety of Avon Hill is 105 sprawling acres with 1.5 miles of Rockfish riverfront access, over 5 acres of English and American Boxwoods, and 5 living quarters. Read more about our lodging options to see how we can best accommodate your group. 

The original house at Avon Hill burned down in the early 1800s and the current homes date from the mid 1800s with many improvements. The owner resides in one home which is a combination of a reassembled 1750s Williamsburg, VA home and the original rebuilt Avon Hill structure from the 1800s. Avon Hill Lodge and its surrounding property  was purchased by Bruce in 2009, which added access to over 1.5 miles of riverfront. Avon Hill Lodge underwent a complete ground up renovation (check out our before and after gallery!) and is now ready for visitors.  Avon Hill Lodge sits next to The Overlook and the Tenant House,  both are available for lodging and have undergone their own ground up renovations. 

Perhaps the most lasting and beautiful impression that Avon Hill guests leave with is the English and American Boxwood gardens. Many of these old world shrubs now reach over 40 feet in height. Avon Hill was once a boxwood farm and plantation and many of the beautiful shrubs still remain on the property. Avon Hill boxwood transplants can be seen as part of the landscaping at the Governor’s Mansion in Williamsburg, VA.

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

Avon Hill is run by a father-daughter team of Bruce and Sarah Teplitzky.

The Owner

Bruce Teplitzky is the owner and operator of Avon Hill Lodge. He moved to the Charlottesville area in 1996 and purchased the first parcel of Avon Hill in 1999. In 2009 Bruce purchased the second parcel of land where Avon Hill Lodge stands today. Bruce has a passion for restoration and preservation, which lead him to  three ground-up restorations on his residence and two other structures at Avon Hill.

Bruce has been in the consultative service industry for 30 plus years, lived abroad and has traveled the world for both business and pleasure purposes. He has experienced the best (and worst) of the lodging industry and has integrated all of his lessons to greet and host guests at Avon Hill.

Bruce has two daughters, a dog named Meadow, and a cat named Nelson. He loves to travel, hike, fly fish, ski and enjoy everything outdoors. Bruce looks forward to meeting you and being your host at Avon Hill!