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Monticello Country Ballooning

Charlottesville, VA 22901
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WOW! What a great experience provided by a great team!

Mandy and her team are top notch! I had one of the best experiences of my life and can't wait to do... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
528happycamper1
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Centreville, Virginia
An Amazing Adventure!

We had a fantastic and amazing time with Mandy and her beautiful balloon. She gave much attention... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
cberry1979
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Central Virginia's premier hot air ballooning company offering daily sunrise and sunset flights with an all-inclusive flight package.
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Mandy and her team are top notch! I had one of the best experiences of my life and can't wait to do it again. If you are afraid of heights, don't be. Safety is this team's first priority. After being in the air for 2...More

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Mandy B, Owner at Monticello Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! I'm so glad we finally got up, we appreciate your patience with the weather, it's been a rough spring weather-wise. I'm glad you addressed the fear of heights, that's a big thing and we love when our passengers face their fears and come...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic and amazing time with Mandy and her beautiful balloon. She gave much attention to the details and made sure she provided a first class experience. This day will always be a wonderful and unforgettable memory and experience for us. Thank you...More

Thank cberry1979
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Mandy B, Owner at Monticello Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chrissy and Lori! Thank you so much. I had SO much flying with you ladies- ya'll were an absolute hoot. It's really not fair that I get to have this much fun at my job ;). We look forward to seeing you in the...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Amazing! First of all Mandy is a expert balloonist. She does a wonderful job of balancing safety first and playing hostess. The ride was smooth and calm. My husband and i are in our 50's and this was our first time in a balloon. It...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Mandy worked with us and the weather to get us up on a beautiful sunrise hot air balloon ride. We had to be flexible as weather didn't allow us to fly the previous morning or evening. Mandy also worked with another company so that our...More

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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...More

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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...More

3  Thank tpcarr83
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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...More

1  Thank farzmt
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Reviewed 28 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...More

2  Thank Graeme017
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Reviewed 11 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...More

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Reviewed 24 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...More

2  Thank Dave B
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Crystal C
7 June 2018|
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Response from Mandy B | Property representative |
Hi Crystal. Thank you for your interest in our hot air balloon flights. The prices range from $225 per person up to $275 per person, depending on date and time. Our website is very comprehensive and you can check our... More
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MomOnTheGo88
22 October 2017|
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Thank you for your interest in our hot air balloon flights. We can take pilot and up to five adults in our basket. Thank you!
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Triciafg
9 March 2016|
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Response from Mandy B | Property representative |
We are out of the country on vacation. Our phone and laptop were stolen so I had the phone disconnected yesterday until we return Sunday. Please email us through our website. (TA does not allow us to post emails or URLs in... More
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