Frequently Asked Questions
Where is The Lodge at Old Trail located?
The Lodge is located in beautiful western Albemarle County in Crozet, Virginia. We are situated in the heart of Old Trail Village, a vibrant multi-generational 1,200 acre neighborhood surrounded by sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Lodge is also located just steps away from the Village Center. Crozet is 12 miles from Charlottesville, Virginia and a short and scenic 15 minutes from Waynesboro, Virginia.
What does the Old Trail Village have to offer?
Old Trail Village is host to a number of businesses including restaurants, fitness clubs and healthcare providers. There’s a neighborhood pool, gardens, six miles of walking trails and the Old Trail golf course. For more information on Old Trail Village take a look at their website—oldtrailvillage.com.
What type of senior community is The Lodge at Old Trail?
The Lodge offers a continuum of care that includes 63 one and two bedroom apartments in The Ridges Independent Living for those with a more independent lifestyle, 43 one and two bedroom apartments in The Piedmont Assisted Living for residents who need additional services and 16 private studios in The Seasons Memory Care for residents with dementia requiring a secure environment. Our Ridges apartments are spacious and feature 9 or 10 foot ceilings, full kitchens with granite countertops, big windows and generously sized balconies or patios. Our Piedmont assisted living apartments are the largest in the area. All apartments, even The Ridges Independent Living apartments, are licensed for residential care allowing for some supportive services, if needed.
Are healthcare services available?
We offer a wide range of health and wellness services at The Lodge at Old Trail. Our healthcare staff includes a Medical Director, a Director of Nursing who is an RN, a second RN who manages our Seasons Memory Care, as well as LPN’s, Medication Aids and CNA’s. Visiting physicians provide a range of services for our residents at The Lodge. Physical and Occupational Therapies, a licensed dietician and hospice services are also available. We don’t provide accommodations for skilled rehabilitation or skilled nursing care onsite, but comprehensive skilled rehabilitation and/or skilled nursing care is available at nearby medical facilities.
What amenities are offered at The Lodge at Old Trail?
We have three distinct dining venues, including a fine dining room for dinner and special brunch occasions, Gregg’s Pub and Patio Bar and the Corner Cafe. Our daily offerings include an emphasis on fresh, local cuisine. A monthly dining allowance gives The Ridges Independent Living residents the choice of when and where they want to dine. Piedmont Assisted Living residents enjoy three meals a day in their own neighborhood dining room. A beautifully appointed private dining room is also available for special gatherings. There are spacious common areas to enjoy including the Great Room with a two sided fireplace and WiFi, a library, billiards room, cardio gym, fitness class spaces, and several community balconies. There’s also underground parking available in our expansive garage.
What services are offered at The Lodge at Old Trail?
Our services are designed to offer residents a wide array of options. Hospitality services such as weekly housekeeping and fresh linen services help make life convenient. Transportation is provided in either our Lincoln Town Cars or the multi-passenger Big Blue Bus. Our Concierge is on hand to make arrangements for residents. Our Life Enrichment staff ensures that social calendars will be full with a varied selection of educational, entertainment and fitness options to suit every taste. Lifelong learning is offered on site through UVA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) during the spring and fall.
Is there an Entrance Fee?
There is no Entrance Fee required for residency at The Lodge at Old Trail. Residents pay a monthly rental fee and sign an annual lease. Should circumstances change, a 30 day notice in writing, will break the lease agreement.
What is the Priority Wait List Program?
If you love the idea of living at The Lodge, but just aren’t ready yet, we encourage you to plan ahead and join our Priority Wait List Program. A fully refundable $1,250 deposit enrolls you into the program. When we receive a deposit, we assign you the next available wait list number. Wait List Depositors receive special opportunities to attend invitation only functions, to be updated about new happenings or upcoming events at The Lodge, and to select an available residence when vacancies occur ahead of those who have not yet joined the wait list. In addition, our depositors are entitled to an annual Dinner for Four at The Lodge on the evening of their choice.
We will, from time to time, contact wait list depositors about available apartments. If a depositor is not ready to accept an apartment that is offered, they will not lose their priority position. We will simply skip that depositor number and move on to the next person(s) on the list. If you become a depositor and an apartment you’re interested in becomes available, you will be called, in numerical order, and extended the opportunity to move in at that time. When you are ready and have chosen an available apartment, you will work with the Marketing Director to plan your move. The $1,250 deposit is applied towards your first month’s rent when you become a resident.
Are you a Pet Friendly community?
Yes, The Lodge at Old Trail welcomes you to bring along a well behaved pet. Miles of sidewalks and walking trails in Old Trail Village means that dogs will have plenty of green space to enjoy with their owners.
Can People smoke at The Lodge?
The Lodge at Old Trail is a smoke-free environment. As our focus is on health and wellness, it is important that we create a healthy place for those who live or work at The Lodge. Employees are not allowed to smoke anywhere on the premises. Residents may not smoke inside the building or in their apartments; however, a designated smoking area is available outside for resident use.