The Mayhurst Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast near Charlottesville in the heart of Orange, Virginia that promises an idyllic countryside escape. Built in 1859 as a plantation home, the Italianate Victorian Inn has been beautifully restored to its former glory to offer an enchanting getaway with stunning gardens, elegant accommodations, sumptuous cuisine, and an array of things to see and do in the area.
Set on 37 acres of rolling Virginia Piedmont landscapes and surrounded by exquisitely manicured gardens, lawns and old growth fields and trees, the 155-year old manor house has eight individually decorated guest rooms and suites with period decor, private bathrooms, modern amenities, and inspiring views. Three-coursegourmet breakfasts are served every morning on the sunny terrace or next to the fireplace, and snacks, soft drinks, wine, and cheese are offered every evening in the library. Special treats such as bottled water, fine chocolates, deluxe bath products and complimentary wireless Internet add an extra level of luxury.
The 19th-century manor house is noted for its historical as well as architectural merit and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Steeped in history and romance that dates back to the Civil War, the Inn is built on the hallowed ground where Generals Robert E. Lee, A. P. Hill and "Stonewall" Jackson walked, and the Confederate troops pitched their tents.
Mayhurst is located within an easy driving distance of a variety of attractions and activities, ranging from Civil War battlefields, museums, and Presidential homes to wineries, antique malls, and art studios. Activities include horseback riding, fishing, golf and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and there are numerous excellent restaurants for casual and fine dining in the area. Photo: Mayhurst Inn