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Address: Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone Number:
+1 434-996-9008
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Central Virginia's premier hot air ballooning company offering daily...

Central Virginia's premier hot air ballooning company offering daily sunrise and sunset flights with an all-inclusive flight package.

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Beautiful Views from Aloft

We chose the right crew for our ballooning venture after a careful reading of the reviews on TA. Mandy, with her 18 years of experience, was as promised a great pilot with an... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Alexandria, VA

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We chose the right crew for our ballooning venture after a careful reading of the reviews on TA. Mandy, with her 18 years of experience, was as promised a great pilot with an ability to keep a steady hand on the balloon while providing assurance to her passengers that all was well. Our early morning experience started with unpacking and... More 

1 Thank jeffl499
Richmond, Virginia
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a beautiful evening for a hot air balloon ride with Mandy and her Fabulous Crew. The burnt red and vibrant oranges still on the mountains were just breathtaking. Everything was prefect the flight, instructions, basket mates, chase car crew, weather and of course God's portrait for our viewing (the scenery just unbelievable)! Thank you for the prefect ending to... More 

3 Thank tpcarr83
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Sunset flight on Oct 25th with Mandy along with Kyle as chase crew was simply amazing. This flight has been in our plan for a while but weather has not been very cooperative. But we finally made it and it was just wonderful. Beautiful fall weather he breathtaking landscape. Mandy is extremely organized, informative, fun and very safety consisous. She... More 

1 Thank farzmt
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233 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

My daughter & I had our first ever balloon flight with Mandy & Kyle. They picked us up at our hotel for an afternoon flight, we had booked for a morning flight but Mandy wasn't happy that we would have good enough weather the next day. You could instantly tell that Mandy is very experienced and safety conscious which,if you... More 

2 Thank Graeme017
Leesburg, Va
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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Absolutely a first class experience. The owner and our pilot Mandy is a licensed pilot and safety is the number one priority. She and her crew work extremely hard to make the flight something you will remember for a long time. We flew on September 10th, and can't wait to go back again. I am retired Air Force and we... More 

Thank ebparks_12
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I flew with pilot/owner Mandy at sunrise on July 15th, 2016 in her new balloon. She and her crew showed up at the front door of our B&B (Inn at Westwood Farm) right on time, evaluated the winds and set up for a smooth launch and wonderful flight. As a fellow pilot, I would have to say... More 

2 Thank Dave B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Since the beginning Mandy(the owner and pilot) was very professional and helped answer all of my questions. I decided to surprise my husband on his birthday weekend, he loved it. The ride was smooth, we never felt unsafe. Mandy is very knowledgable and friendly. I highly recommend Monticello Country Ballooning.

Thank liviacastro
Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I have worked with Mandy as chase crew (staying on the ground during the flight) for over a year! I finally got my chance to go up in the balloon last weekend and I will be the first to admit I am a huge scaredy-cat and am pretty terrified of heights and especially falling (I seriously avoid even being near... More 

Thank Emily W
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My mom surprised my husband with a balloon ride for his 30th birthday. It was fantastic! Mandy is a professional and friendly pilot and made us feel comfortable and informed throughout the experience. She communicated with us in advance about changing weather conditions and gave us lots of clear instructions - the only thing that takes priority over having fun... More 

Thank Kelly R
Muncie, IN
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I can't give a glowing enough review about our experience with Monticello Country Ballooning! It was our first visit to C-ville and I planned the whole thing as an anniversary surprise for my husband. Mandy was excellent at helping me keep my secret and the surprise was well worth it! We did a sunrise flight with one other couple, our... More 

2 Thank vacationjunkie88

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