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New Kimpton The Forum Hotel in Charlottesville Welcomes Families with Fun Programs

by Aoife O'Riordan

Jun 23, 2023

© Melody Robbins


In Charlottesville, Virginia, family travelers can enjoy the area’s natural beauty and exciting activities while staying at the new Kimpton The Forum Hotel. The hotel serves as the perfect hub for exploring nearby Monticello, as well as visiting scenic parks and rivers.


Kimpton the Forum Hotel

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The hotel features 198 rooms and 10 suites, as well as a variety of on-site dining options. Birch & Bloom is a modern steakhouse with regional influences, while The Good Sport draws parents and adult children thanks to its beer bar and brews.


A highlight of the new property is its 5-acre arboretum. Families can get up close with the arboretum with the hotel’s Forgot It, We Got It program, which provides guests with binoculars and birdwatching materials. Kids will love looking for various native species, many often spotted on property.



© Melody Robbins

Later this year, Kimpton The Forum Hotel will offer a nature-inspired kids scavenger hunt, including a coloring book, branded bag and more. The hotel’s proximity to countless nature and historic sites allows families to learn about the region in fun and immersive ways. Go hiking on nearby trails or take a boat ride with James River Batteau Co. Or, if your kids love history, bring them to Thomas Jefferson’s estate in Monticello to learn about the president and his life.


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