Welcome to the Elston Inn & Conference Center 

Located on the 2,840-acre campus of Sweet Briar College — one of the most beautiful liberal arts colleges in the country — the Elston Inn & Conference Center is a secluded and spacious gem in Central Virginia. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive venue to host your event, visiting as a prospective student or traveling in the area, discover what makes our location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains so special.

Overnight Accommodations




Spacious rooms, mountain views and comfortable lounges are just a few of the amenities we offer at the Elston Inn.

Conference Center

Whether you are looking for a venue for your next business meeting, retreat or educational session, our conference center is equipped to meet all of your needs.

your special Gathering



From weddings to retirement parties, we offer everything you need to create the event of your dreams and a memorable experience.

While You’re Here

Sweet Briar sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the town of Amherst and nestled between the cities of Lynchburg and Charlottesville. Whether you’re looking to enjoy nature, arts and entertainment, family fun or American heritage and history, our region has an abundance of opportunities.