This was our first stay at a Bed & Breakfast and we loved the experience. It was perfect for a romantic get-a-away as my husband and I we were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. Mike and Deb were very personable and made us feel right at home without being invasive. The beds were fantastic, with luxury linens and we truly impressed with the cleanliness. Although the breakfast was well prepared, we were disappointed it wasn't the full Traditional Breakfast we looked forward to of Eggs, bacon, waffles and sausage and we were given no choices, so if you're a picky eater you might want to ask ahead of time what's being served. They had maps, locations and advice on all the best local spots and we were not disappointed. We really enjoyed visiting the wineries and getting fruit from the nearby Orchards as well as Dr Ho's Humble Pie (The best pizza I ever had!). We will definitely be coming back again
My son and I recently traveled from Rhode Island through Virginia as we visited potential colleges in the region, and our journey led us to a two-night stay at Orchard House. The location was perfectly situated between multiple universities, and the tree-lined drive for miles and miles was absolutely gorgeous! There were endless antique stores along the route, too, and I'm looking forward to another visit when I can enjoy a bit of shopping. B&B owners, Deb and Mike were so very warn and hospitable, and the rooms were incredibly clean and cozy. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was exceptional....Mike's chocolate waffle and cheesy scrambled eggs were my favorite! We look forward to staying at Orchard House again in the future!
The photos from the website, while beautiful, simply don't do the Orchard House justice. We fell in love the moment we turned into the driveway, saw the bunnies scampering and heard the frogs croaking. We had to arrive a bit late due to unexpected traffic, but that was not a problem. Mike answered the phone cheerily, and Deb greeted us at the door. Deb showed us around the house a bit and told us about the history of the home. The house is immaculate, the decorations are so classy yet comfortable. Deb made sure that we were happy with our room, and knew where everything was. Breakfast was entirely home cooked each day, a different thing every morning. Coming "home" (because it really felt like a home) each evening after our excursions was a delight because as you walk in the front door you are greeted with a little note saying welcome back, and a plate filled with fresh baked goodies. Chocolate chip cookies, butterscotch bars, cheesecake cups....one could live a very happy life there! During our stay, a local vineyard was having a weekend festival. Mike and Deb offered up their large shuttle van to take people there as a designated driver, without any additional charge. Not only is this an absolutely wonderful house with unsurpassed "extras", but Deb and Mike are truly amazing hosts. We have never met them before and yet within moments we felt so welcome. They are lovely people who are more than happy to give suggestions on places to go, or activities to do in the area. Likewise, Deb spoke with us at length about what guests might like to see happen with the B&B to improve it. I have stayed in a few B&B's in various places in various countries, in addition to all manner of hotels. I have never felt so at ease and relaxed as at the Orchard House. We wish Deb and Mike all the best and thank them for such a fantastic experience in their beautiful home. Orchard House is going to make many people very happy!
We usually choose a B and B pretty close to Charlottesville and was given this one as a gift. Our first reaction, when approaching, was how pretty it was. There are so many loving and creative touches both inside and out which makes it fun to explore. The property is immaculately clean inside and out also. There were many nice touches, such as an ice machine, fruited water and snacks, as well as coffee and tea available at any hour in the common area. There are flat screen tv's and dvd players in all rooms with a large library of movies in the living room area. Wendie and Jay are super friendly and will offer help with anything you need. Loved it!
We had an amazing visit at the Orchard House. Richard and Deb were exemplary hosts and the inn was spectacular in every way. We loved the beautiful views from the front porch and our first floor room. We hated to leave and can't wait to return!
My husband and I had the best sleep we have had in a while here. The bed and sheets were so luxurious and I never heard anything from the other rooms. We stayed in the Ballad room and it was extremely clean including the bathroom. Upon checking in Jay showed us around the place. There was an ice/water machine, Keurig with tea and coffee, and fridge with water and soda available 24/7. They asked that you leave leftover meals in the fridge and not take it into the room, but drinks and light snacks were okay. Quiet time started at 10pm. There was a great DVD collection in the common area and we watched movies in our room both nights. We requested breakfast at 8am and it was on the table at 8am. Wendy even made us turkey bacon because we let her know that we don't eat pork. Both Jay and Wendy were really helpful with navigating the area and with suggestions of what was good. We drove to Charlottesville both days which was about 40 mins away but we also went to Rebec vineyard and Vito's Italian restaurant that were less than 10 minutes from Harmony Hill and were also really great. Overall we had a wonderful stay and I highly recommend this B&B.
Beautiful property away from it all. Hosts were the nicest people ever - treated us like family. Environment was very warm. Loved breakfast on the indoor patio. Can't wait to be back, and to tell our friends - Rob
This is a beautiful place with Great people. Wendy, her husband and her kids do all they can do to make your stay AWESOME. My wife and I travel all the time and needed some quiet time. We were directed to all the local stops and suggestions for fun..(Crab Tree falls in a must if you like Hiking, wineries, restaurants, Breweries, its all there! I can not give them to much praise. If you are looking for a great weekend away or even a week this is a great place. Tell Wendy Bryan and Michele said Hi! Oh and Breakfast was Awesome!
First time we have been to a Bed and Breakfast. Harmony Hill definitely sets the standards high for a "comfy" place to stay! Loved everything about our stay. Wendie and Jay gave great recommendations for places to visit and eat. They select recommendations based on what you are wanting to do. They know their way around the area so well, you shouldn't need a GPS. The ballad room was just so comfortable and inviting. Sitting on the porch just telling life stories just made us feel like we were family. Wendie's breakfasts were so delicious and filling. We just wanted to stay and stay. My husband asked many questions and their patience for that was very kind. Our visit included hiking Crabtree Falls, Hilltop Berry Farm and Winery (which has the best wine and mead),Bold Rock Cidery(best hard cider), Golf, Eating at Oceanwide were just a few things we did. Thank you so much and look forward to staying again!
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our stay. We were looking for a break from the hectic dc lifestyle and that is just what we got. This place is charming and welcoming. The owners are very personable and accommodating. They guided us to the best attractions in the area, so we had a great time visiting wineries and restaurants. I loved that Wendi have a fresh baked delicious cake waiting when we arrived . I love snacking on sweet treats so this was really great!!
My wife and I chose Harmony Hill as a getaway for our first anniversary. Jay and Wendie are wonderful hosts and made our stay an extremely pleasant experience. The rooms were spotless, and the breakfast was delicious. Would love to go back very soon and will be sure to recommend to others.
This was a great weekend anniversary getaway for my husband and I. This was our first bed and breakfast experience and we couldn't be more happier. The drive there is scenic with the mountains in every direction. We stayed in the Ballad room and it was beautiful. The room has a nice country feel to it with a brick wall and fireplace and the bed was extremely comfortable. Wendy and Jay were extremely kind and hospitable and we had a great time here. Breakfast was delicious every morning. This is a great getaway from the city for anyone looking to get some r&r. My husband and I drove to Crabtree falls which was only a half hour away. They are extemely kind and hospitable people and made you feel like you were at home. We would definitely go back and recommend friends. Thanks guys!
What a wonderful place to stay. The weekend was so relaxing and quiet. Wendie and Jay are the best. We came home feeling like we made new friends. The food was great too. We will be going there again and referring it to others! Thanks for a great weekend