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Home to the Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, Charlottesville is a big university town in central Virginia located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is an hour northwest of the capital Richmond and earns the distinction as one of the most livable places in the United States. For a city of its size, "C'ville" packs plenty of charms, whether historic, built or natural. Book an RV in Charlottesville, VA and discover for yourself.

An All-American Road Trip: Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway

Charlottesville is surrounded by vineyards and horse country, so you don't have to take your rental RV too far to experience the outdoors at its most alluring. Follow the Monticello Wine Trail as it winds through 30+ member wineries scattered throughout the Albemarle and neighboring counties. Expect to meet a winemaker, sample some dry whites and reds, and perhaps even attend a wine festival.

For nature at its grandest, a trip with the Charlottesville rental camper to the Blue Ridge country is in order. With the mountains so close, you would be missing out if you don't make it to the Shenandoah National Park. Follow Route 33 north to Luray to enter the park via the Thornton Gap after you've had your fill of Luray's magnificent caverns. Then drive your Charlottesville RV rental south on Skyline Drive, with the option to hop off at Route 33 to Ruckersville. Charlottesville will then just be 17 miles away. Of course, you can continue driving farther south and connect to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs for another 469 miles. Time your trip around fall and be dazzled by the autumn foliage.

If you'd rather breathe in the beauty of the mountains without the rush, find a campground along Skyline Drive and spend a few days exploring the park's 500 miles of trails. You'd be surprised at where they may lead you: maybe to a high place with sweeping views, a ridge crest, waterfalls in deep canyons, or an oak-hickory forest teeming with deer, wild turkey and black bears. Plan your hike well and you may even connect to sections of the Appalachian Trail.

Where to Park Your RV

Charlottesville KOA is 11 miles south of the city center. Look outside the city borders and you'll find another campground in Greenwood, 20 miles away, and a couple nice parks near Madison, 30 miles south. If you wish to be right in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, pull up with your Charlottesville motorhome rental to one of the campgrounds near Staunton, 40 miles to the northwest, and you'll only be minutes away from the Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park.

Of course, if you wish to have a park camping experience, Shenandoah welcomes motorhomes at their Big Meadows, Mathews Arm and Loft Mountain campgrounds. While there are no hookups, the campgrounds usually provide potable water and dump stations. Should you need groceries, wood and other camping supplies for your Charlottesville travel trailer rental, you should be able to find plenty of stores and stops along I-64 and also along Highway 29 on the north end of town.

Welcome to the Home of “TJ”

Thomas Jefferson, or Mr. Jefferson to the locals, continues to exert influence on Charlottesville, even after 200 years. Look around Charlottesville and you’ll see most public buildings are Jeffersonian, with many private homes featuring colonial style architecture. Admire the culmination of the president's architectural vision at Monticello, a vast plantation five miles from downtown that to this day houses the president's mansion, servants' quarters and extensive gardens.

While you're on the presidential houses trail, don't skip Highland, the former home of the fifth US president, James Monroe. Forty minutes north of town by Charlottesville rental motorhome lies James Madison's 2,650-acre Montpelier estate, which contains his mansion, gardens, forest trails, historic buildings and even archaeological sites.

The culture of Charlottesville is anchored by the University of Virginia and the historic Downtown Mall. The university began with the vision of President Jefferson, and like his Monticello, continues to reflect his aesthetics. The campus is one of the most beautiful in the country and begs exploration. You'll need to have stout legs to walk around not only The Lawn, a part of Jefferson’s Academical Village, but also the pedestrian-friendly Downtown Mall where old brick buildings, stores, shops and restaurants converge.

Alternatively, you can take the University Transit Service bus to get you around the campus and then connect to the Downtown Mall via the trolley bus. It runs in a loop every 20 minutes. A short distance north of the Downtown Mall and you'll come face to face with the town hall and some of the oldest buildings in the city. Step into Michie Tavern, and you'll understand just how old. Dating back to 1784, the tavern is now a museum and restaurant.

“Virginia is for Lovers” and nowhere is it more fitting to fall in love with the “Mother of Statesmen” than at Charlottesville. So don’t miss out and start planning today. Search for an RV rental in Charlottesville, let it charm you, and fall madly in love.

RV Rentals in Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Charlottesville. Outdoorsy's Charlottesville RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Charlottesville, VA

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Rivanna River Trail Charlottesville, VA
Hartman Orchard and Mountain Trail Loop Kemper Park, VA
Saunders-Monticello Trail Kemper Park, VA
Rivanna Trail Charlottesville, VA
Ragged Mountain Natural Area Trail Ragged Mountain Natural Area, VA
Ivy Creek Natural Area Trails Charlottesville, VA
Wilkins Way Ragged Mountain Natural Area, VA
Purple Trail Charlottesville, VA
Red Trail Ragged Mountain Natural Area, VA
Dam Trail Ragged Mountain Natural Area, VA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Charlottesville KOA Albemarle County, VA
Small Country Campground Louisa County, VA
Waynesboro North 340 Campground Augusta County, VA
Shenandoah Acres Family Campground Augusta County, VA
Christopher Run Campground Louisa County, VA
Eastcreek Campground Lewis County, WA
Stoney Creek Resort Campground Augusta County, VA
Bear Creek Lake Campground Cumberland County, VA
Harrisonburg / Shenandoah Valley KOA Rockingham County, VA
Endless Caverns RV Resort Shenandoah County, VA

Popular Nearby Parks

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Recommendations for Charlottesville, VA from Outdoorsy Owners

Skyline Drive

You are invited to “ride the sky” along Skyline Drive, one of America’s favorite mountain drives. The historic 105-mile Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway, traverses Shenandoah National Park, a b

Dog-friendly Hiking Fishing
Jul 8, 2018
Misty Mountain Camp Resort

Really nice campground. Very accommodating, staff was super friendly, they have a great fishing pond, and are dog friendly. We'll definitely stay there again.

Jun 3, 2017