Is there anything more charming than staying overnight at an inn? Not only can you escape from the bustle of everyday life, but you also don’t have to worry about doing the dishes, putting away laundry, or any other chores that can seem endless. Sometimes you just need a break from it all. The following Virginia inns provide everything you’d want for a little getaway vacation. You’ll fall in love with these lovely and hospitable places. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself booking your next long weekend!
1. Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn (Orange)
The Inn at Chestnut Hill combines luxury, history, and local charm. Built in 1860 by a local tanner, the Inn was named for the amount of Chestnut trees that grew nearby. The Chestnut Inn embraces its proximity to some of the best vineyards in the state and often hosts wine and cheese pairing events. Guests can also enjoy some down time by reading a book from the gorgeous library.
2. Grace Manor Inn (Richmond)
The Grace Manor Inn is breathtaking from the moment you walk in and notice the decorative interior design and tall ceilings. Other noteworthy features include the Music Room, the Front Parlor, and the Dining Room complete with a red Tiffany chandelier. This is where guests can enjoy their delicious 3-course breakfast. Does this sound like luxury or what? Located just one block from the iconic Monument Avenue, guests will enjoy plenty of Richmond sight-seeing should they choose to ever leave the manor.
3. The Inn at Vaucluse Spring (Stephens City)
The Inn at Vaucluse Spring originally served as a manor house, built in 1758. The building was named for the French city Vaucluse after the owner spent a beautiful spring there. Today, guests will enjoy walking into a beautiful first floor with two dining rooms and sitting rooms. Much of the decorations there are from the 18th century. Your stay at Vaucluse will be a memorable Blue Ridge Mountain retreat, and you can be sure to expect delicious food, too.
4. South Court Inn Bed and Breakfast (Luray)
The South Court Inn Bed and Breakfast is a renovated 1875 home which opened as an inn in 2000. These lovely accommodations are conveniently located near Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive, ensuring that there is plenty of nearby exploring to be done. The property includes two acres of land with gardens, beautiful trees, swings, and even a fire pit for cozy evenings.
5. Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast (Williamsburg)
Located in the historic town of Williamsburg, the Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast is the perfect accommodation if you're looking for casual comfort with a hint of luxury. As its name implies, the grounds of this bed and breakfast have beautiful gardens to stroll through where visitors can watch for birds and other wildlife. The building itself was constructed in 1960 out of bricks from an 18th-century courthouse.
6. Hope and Glory Inn (Irvington)
This charming Chesapeake Bay bed and breakfast once served as the Chesapeake Male and Female Academy until it closed in 1908. By 1995, the building reopened under the name of the Hope and Glory Inn. Guests will feel right at home with a gorgeous dining room, spa, pool, bar, library, and beautiful rooms. It's no surprise that this is a destination for many weddings during the spring and summer.
7. Foxfield Inn (Charlottesville)
Much like the city of Charlottesville itself, the Foxfield Inn is both charming and elegant. The Inn is located in horse country, a part of the state where life moves just a little bit slower so that you can forget about the troubles of a hectic schedule and focus on the beautiful surroundings. The Inn contains five guest rooms, each uniquely decorated to provide for a memorable stay. Some of the rooms include a jacuzzi for a truly romantic getaway. Each morning, guests will enjoy a hearty and homemade breakfast before heading off to explore the town.
8. Mountain Song Inn (Willis)
The Mountain Song Inn is a breathtaking mountain getaway. Sometimes there's just nothing more healing than escaping to a rural town and enjoying a luxurious overnight stay. This is exactly what you'll get. The Mountain Song Inn is located just outside of Floyd County, which is a wonderful place to explore with its ties to the Crooked Road Music Trail. You'll want to plan your trip ahead of time because there are only three rooms in this charming inn, and they are sure to fill up quickly.
9. By the Side of the Road Inn (Harrisonburg)
By the Side of the Road Inn is just as quaint and charming as its name might imply. Guests can choose among beautifully decorated suites and inns and enjoy the proximity to downtown Harrisonburg. The main building was constructed in 1790 and has been wonderfully preserved, while also providing modern features such as whirlpools and fireplaces. Not only is breakfast freshly prepared each morning, but it will also be delivered directly to your door, ensuring that you always have the option of breakfast in bed.
10. Garden and Sea Inn (Chincoteague)
Located within miles of the pristine Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, the Garden and Sea Inn is one of the most romantic spots along the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Features of the inn, such as the swimming pool, romantic gardens, swings, and ponds, will immediately evoke a sense of rest and relaxation. The rooms are elegantly decorated and will provide the perfect place to rest after exploring the nearby beaches.
These are just some of the many beautiful accommodations in Virginia. Which local bed and breakfasts have made for some of the most memorable stays? We’d love to hear about your experiences!