Being from Charlottesville, VA I am assuming you mean THE Monticello, the home of Mr. Jefferson.
The Charlottesville KOA is a "good" KOA and you are several miles from anything that resembles hustle and bustle. You will have cell service on AT&T but may have to find a spot in the campground to pick up Verizon. I travel on the road it's on a couple of times a month for work and always hit dead spots where I have NO coverage from either provider.
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is about 25 minutes away from Monticello and about 5-10 miles away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. It is also right in the thick of the BrewRidgeTrail.com | Brew Ridge Trail
. You can even get a limo to take you to the breweries! http://brewridgetrail.com/wp-content...-Jan.-2013.pdf
There are other campgrounds just north of Charlottesville and there are more to the west as well if you want to stay in the Shenandoah Valley. There is a little primitive campground just south of Charlottesville, across the James River in Buckingham County - Horseshoe Flats Camping - Virginia Is For Lovers
- this campground is walking distance to the little Town of Scottsville...this is where John Boy Walton used to go to let it all hang out at the Dew Drop Inn. The Dew Drop Inn closed down a few years ago, but there are great restaurants on the street where it used to be and that area is walking distance to the campground.
PM me if you have specific questions about the area.