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Mayhurst Inn

Orange, Virgina
Mayhurst Inn is a luxurious Virginia Bed and Breakfast in Orange, VA and within easy driving distance of Charlottesville, VA. Located amidst 3 Presidential Mansions, 6 Civil War Battlefields, 10 of Virginia's finest Wineries and surrounded by over 15 excellent restaurants, Mayhurst is the perfect place for your vacation or getaway. While Mayhurst is only 90 minutes from Northern Virginia, 60 minutes from Richmond and 2.5 hours from Norfolk and the Tidewater area, its beauty, scenic vistas, quiet and history will transport you away from the day-to-day stress to a time and place where relaxation was a way of life and where your hosts pamper you with Southern Hospitality.
Mayhurst is a magnificent and rare 9200 Sq. Ft. Italianate Victorian gem built in 1859 and is remarkable for its fanciful exuberant architecture and oval-spiral staircase ascending four floors. Situated on 37 pristine acres of lawn, pond, gardens, fields and old growth forest Mayhurst is filled with history and romance. When you stay at Mayhurst and tour the grounds you will be guests, just as General Robert E. Lee and "Stonewall" Jackson were, and walk where 18,000 Confederate troops pitched their tents during the winter of 1863-64. Mayhurst is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark for its historic as well as architectural merit. Mayhurst is also one of the historical properties on the "Journey Through Hallowed Ground" - the Historical Route 15 and Route 20 corridor of that runs from Gettysburg to Monticello.

Mayhurst is now outstandingly restored with the best of the antebellum era and 21st century comforts: Our eight stately guest rooms have private baths, double whirlpool tubs, original Italian marble fireplaces, luxury linens, antiques, period decor, Central Air and Heat and High Speed WiFi. Snacks, soft drinks, wine and cheese are served each evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Three course full plantation style breakfasts are served on the large patio or in the dining room next to the fireplace. Mayhurst is also a Virginia Green Lodging B&B.
2009 is the 150th Anniversary of Mayhurst. Come enjoy the "Plantation Experience" with us. We invite you to relax in the grandeur of the past when Southern life was slower and more gracious.

Snacks, soft drinks, wine and cheese are served each evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Three course full breakfasts are served on the large patio or in the dining room next to the fireplace. Snacks are always available in the library and in each of the three parlors.

Mayhurst has 37 acres of landscaped grounds, multiple gardens, a large inviting patio, porches and a verandah, 2 miles of mowed walking paths, a comfortable hammock and a fishing pond. All invite you to forget the stress, forget work, and relax.

We have numerous Vacation and Romantic Packages, including: Adventure, Golf, Civil War, Winery Tours, Presidential Mansion Tours, and Romance Packages. You may also build your own package from our la carte listing of extras including: fresh roses, in-room massages, champagne and strawberries and scrumptious picnic baskets among many others.

Mayhurst is located within easy driving distance from 6 Civil War Battlefields, 6 Wineries, 2 Museums, 3 Presidential Homes (Montpelier, Monticello and Ashlawn) and 4 Golf Courses. Recreational activities, such as horseback riding, skydiving. fishing, ballooning (from Mayhurst) and hiking opportunities abound. Orange County and the surrounding area are renowned for numerous Art Studios, Antique Malls and Gift Shops. We are located just 30 miles from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive. Guests are encouraged to dine at the over 20 Restaurants in the immediate area.

Mayhurst is also a Wedding and Event Site destination and has hosted over 50 wedding ceremonies and receptions ranging in size from 10 to 300. With its extensive grounds and 9200 sq. ft. Manor House Mayhurst can accommodate virtually any event.

The luxury, history, romance and ambiance of Mayhurst await you.

Services & Amenities

Meals included in Rates: Breakfast
Types of Meals: Full Plantation Style Breakfast
Amenities in Room: AC, Private Baths, Fireplaces, Jacuzzi Tubs (some rooms), Luxury Toiletries, Fine Chocolates, Bottled Water, CD Player, TV (some rooms), Fine Linens, High Speed WiFi
Amenities on Site: TV, WiFi, CD, VCR, DVD, Endless Coffee and Tea, Evening Wine, Cheese and Snacks, 37 Acres with miles of mowed paths, extensive gardens


Events Hosted: Weddings, Birthday Parties, Reunions
All Activities: Nearby: Golf, Sky Diving, Fishing, Presidential Mansions (3), Civil War Battlefields (6), Museums (2), Wineries (10)

Historic Interest

Historic Awards: National Registry and Virginia Landmark
Historic Membership: National Registry of Historic Places


Minimum Stay Requirement: 2 day minimum on weekends
Cancellation: 10 Days Prior to get refund (-) $20.00 Cancellation Fee
Pets: Yes
Smoking: Outdoors only
Innkeeper Contact Information
Jack North
Inn Name: Mayhurst Inn
Address: 12460 Mayhurst Lane, Orange Virgina, 22960
Country: US
Phone: 540-672-5597

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Rooms & Rates

Room Name: Madison Room
Bed Type: King
Price Range: $189 - $205
Savor this room.....as if you were the master and mistress of the plantation, Col. and Mrs. John Willis. The Madison Room was their master bed room. Their room is designed to honor his great uncle President James Madison and wife, Dolley. The ruby red wall covering was Dolley's choice for their bed drapes. The four poster king size bed is adjacent to the marble fireplace. A vintage claw foot tub with overhead shower and antique marble lavatory grace the bath. This spacious and very romantic room overlooks the pond.
Room Name: Magnolia Room
Bed Type: Queen
Price Range: $165 - $180
Blooming magnolias as you may see on the 10 very large magnolia trees of Mayhurst cover the walls of this warm and inviting room. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace from the antique French queen size bed. The bath has a shower and an 1890 marble lavatory from Washington's Historic Willard Hotel.
Room Name: Generals room
Bed Type: Queen
Price Range: $165 - $180
In honor of the three Confederate Civil War generals who have visited, stayed a night or stayed for the winter, Generals Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, and A.P. Hill respectively, this queen bedded room has 1860 antiques and decor. The gas fireplace is surrounded by the original Italian black marble. Three 10 foot arch top windows shimmer with the original glass. The private attached bathroom has a shower.
Room Name: Southern Charm
Bed Type: King
Price Range: $199 - $219
Looking as it might have in plantation days, this cheery blue and white room receives morning sun through a palladium window and overlooks the pond. Romance, luxury and history make this room perfect for the couple looking for a special time together. This was the original Mayhurst Guest Room and General "Stonewall" Jackson was a guest here on August 6, 1862. He would have enjoyed the double whirlpool tub in front of the wood burning fireplace and the king size bed!
Room Name: The Italian Suite
Bed Type: Queen + Futon
Price Range: $219 - $239
Ahhh! The perfect room for romantic relaxation! Actually it's two rooms. A queen size handmade bed with 8 foot column posts sets the classic tone of this beautiful, luxurious room with shower bath. The adjoining Sitting/Soaking room has a large double whirlpool tub in black granite surrounded by marble, in front of a gas fireplace. You might wish to step out onto your private balcony in our robes or enjoy a private massage in the sitting room or on the balcony.
Room Name: Garden Room
Bed Type: King
Price Range: $165 - $180
Like a garden cottage of the 1930's in yellow, soft green and blue, this king bedded room with electric fireplace has its own terrace outside a private door. The exposed ceiling beams predate the home and were reused from a tobacco barn. The spacious bathroom and shower are lined in green slate. Three deep window seats add to the easy, comfortable feel of this popular room. The entire room is ADA compliant and the bathroom features green slate and a no barrier roll-in shower. Three large window seats looking into the garden enhance the soft tones of yellow, green and blue in this most comfortable accommodation.
Room Name: School House
Bed Type: Queen
Price Range: $179 - $195
The original Mayhurst Plantation School House (c1837) is completely restored with all modern amenities. The perfect place for a romantic stay. School was NEVER like this. The children likely sat through many a class in the "school house." Although they had the same fireplace, they didn't have central air and heat, a full bath, kitchen, and a queen size bed. Restorations were completed in September 2004. Guests can choose to enjoy all the amenities of the Manor House and enjoy the nights in the privacy and warmth of their own "class room" or the kitchen can be stocked for their own use. Virginia Wine or Champagne can be included to make a perfect stay even better.
Room Name: Piedmont Suite
Bed Type: Queen + Single
Price Range: $165 - $180
The Colonists called it the Uplands. Today that gently sloping, rolling pastoral land at the base of the Blue Ridge is known as the Piedmont. Mayhurst was a 1700 acre Piedmont Plantation. Our Piedmont Suite is two rooms divided by the bathroom, which has a shower over the tub. The romantic queen bedchamber with fireplace has a quiet, private location on the third floor. Relax in the sitting room on the wicker daybed, or a big comfy chair with the in-room cable TV and DVD/VCR.

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