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Blue Ridge Balloon

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Blue Ridge Ballooning offers hot air balloon rides in the Charlottesville and Central Virginia area, and specializes in making the experience unique, safe, and unforgettable. With a perfect safety record, state of the art equipment, and over 40...more
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Charlottesville, VA 22963
+1 434-589-6213
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This was my second time up with Blue Ridge Balloon and I loved it even more this time around! Liana and Jim are incredibly skilled pilots and did a great job of explaining what to expect during the flight. They answered all of my questions...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank AnnaBanana81
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I contracted with BRB for a company event and it was a great experience. BRB picked my group up at the hotel and shuttled us to the launch site. They got the group involved with filling the balloon which created a team atmosphere. The balloon...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I bought this as a Mother's Day present and it was the best experience! We absolutely loved it. Liana and Jim are a husband and wife balloonist team, which is very cool to begin with, but they are also just awesome human beings. It was...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank accassin
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Choosing to fly with Blue Ridge Balloon was sincerely an AMAZING decision. Liana and Jim were so kind and warm, and also professional. They made us feel safe and well taken care of and truly gave us a memorable experience. I cannot say enough good...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Nini G
Reviewed 24 December 2015

This was mine and my husbands first experience ballooning. I had no idea what to expect but Liana did a great job of educating us on what was going to happen and keep our nerves as ease. Its hard to pick one thing to say...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

I had been planning to take my girlfriend on a special private balloon flight and was blown away by the experience Blue Ridge Ballooning created! Jim and Liana were extremely helpful, friendly, and provided some breathtaking sights on our trip! What I loved most about...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank BFinch97
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I wrote to Liana and Jim personally to Thank them for the most fabulous experience and they asked if I would put those comments on Trip Advisor and I said I most certainly would! My mother(75) and I went on a fight on Oct.19th and...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank askinsta
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Out of the "blue" while browsing TripAdvisor for attractions I stumbled upon a couple of Hot Air Baloon companies in Charlottesville. My wife and I were in town for Dr appointments and we had an extra day. I called and immediately got Liana. I described...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Big bang for the buck. Money well spent. Efficient, professional, skilled. Detailed information about what to expect. Amazing flight with lots of variety: super high, then guided past tree tops just close enough to pick a leaf, then skimming the reservoir. (Inside the reservoir felt...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank susanfreemancomedy
Reviewed 5 September 2015

The owner seems to be a very good pilot, we flew right above trees a few feet away, skimmed water twice, and landed exactly where she predicted. Setting up the balloon and taking it down was part of the fun. The area looks very cool...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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24 September 2018|
Response from Liana H | Property representative |
Hi there, thanks for reaching out! Flights are about an hour, cost is $250 per person for the sunrise flight, and yes ballooning is extremely weather dependent. Roughly 40% (much higher this year, unfortunately) of our... More
24 September 2018|
Response from Liana H | Property representative |
Hi there! Flights last about an hour, whole event is about 3 hours start to finish, and cost is $250 per person for the sunrise flight. Hope we can fly with you!
3 October 2016|
Response from AnnaBanana81 | Reviewed this property |
Blue Ridge launches from a few sites in town and will advise on where to meet for the flight. Many times it's from Boars Head Inn but the actual launch from there is dependent on wind conditions. I would recommend checking... More