Located in Charlottesville’s historic downtown, Quirk Hotel is the first boutique art hotel to beautifully interweave chic with vintage. The concept for Quirk Hotel stemmed from Katie and Ted Ukrop’s desire to use art and history as central design elements to spark curiosity and conversation to draw guests into the present moment.
This vision was realized by building the main hotel around two historic homes dating back to the 19th century. Styled in minimalist contemporary design, the main hotel boasts an eclectic mix of indoor/outdoor spaces perfect for life celebrations and business gatherings. Two restaurants appease the palate while communal hubs like the rooftop bar and lounge, art gallery and outdoor lawn bring locals and guests together for impromptu mingling. While Quirk’s amenities are on point, the hotel’s signature touch is the original works of art from local artists that adorn the hotel’s pristine grounds.
In juxtaposition to the modern art inside Quirk, the two historic homes that stand adjacent to the main hotel are art relics of Charlottesville’s years past. Today, the house at 501 West Main St offers a quaint coffee shop on the ground level, while the upstairs is home to Charlottesville’s most expansive barrel aged spirits bar, Bobboo, featuring private reserve and locally distilled whiskeys and spirits. The house at 503 Main Street features the one and only Laurie Nicole Colorist’s Salon on the main floor and the upstairs has been repurposed into a private guestroom room and loft suite.
Quirk Hotel Charlottesville is the second hotel to open under the Quirk Hotel brand. The first opened in Richmond in September 2015.