Built as the "Manor Home" of a 600 acre plantation in the beautiful Southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Herring Hall has been our family home and a Rockbridge County Landmark for generations. Originally named “Clover Hill,” Herring Hall is one of the locally famous “Seven Hills of Rockbridge County,” all historically significant mansions built by the Grigsby Family. Herring Hall, circa 1812, was a famous Inn and Restaurant from 1926 – 1970. Having received awards and accolades from Duncan Hines and AAA, it had offered distinctively prepared meals and lodging to a steady clientele. Third generation Innkeeper, Anne Herring, is excited to offer Grand Lodging in antebellum elegance once again at Herring Hall. Visiting Herring Hall offers an opportunity to live in the past, to appreciate the quality craftsmanship and architectural detail of another era, and most importantly, to enjoy Southern Hospitality at its finest! Once you visit Herring Hall, you’ll want to return. You’ll find our doorway always open to you in cordial welcome. Come and Appreciate Grand and Gracious Lodging!
Previously always called the Blue Room, the General Room is named for the mascot of Washington and Lee University (W & L). One might guess that W & L colors include navy blue. This room boasts an antique walnut queen bed, original to the Herring family, along with a tasteful blend of antiques and traditional furnishings. An original hand carved mantle adorns the fireplace, which is decorative for now. The General has a private bath with the original clawfoot bathtub, now boasting a shower for guest convenience.
The Keydet, named for the mascot of Virginia Military Institute (VMI), is Decorated in school colors, red, white and yellow. The Keydet displays a sprinkling of VMI memorabilia, including a large handmade antique quilt in the Courthouse Steps Pattern, proudly made by Herring ancestors out of VMI dress uniform cape pieces. The Keydet boasts an antique high backed walnut bed, original to the Herring family. One is sure to enjoy the comfy memory foam mattress. The Keydet has a beautiful decorative fireplace, with the original hand carved mantle and a private bath with original clawfoot tub.
The Herring Family was well known for their fine herd of beef cattle. The Innkeeper instills her love of this long tradition by proudly displaying her extensive bovine collection throughout the house. She also has a love for bright vivid colors and this room combines both of her favorites! There is a large picture of a hot pink cow hanging over the antique walnut queen bed and the rest of the furnishings seem to just blend right in in bright fashion. The mosaic tile chairs and walnut family antiques, add to the uniqueness of the room. Private bath, located a few steps down the hall.
Come visit our cousin property, The Ford Cabin, A magnificent 1800's log home with all modern amenities, on a nature conservatory farm nestled at 2000 feet on House Mountain. Only 7 miles from Lexington. Remote, private and authentic! Has all the history and charm of another age. There is a fully equipped kitchen in the cabin. No food service is provided. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin is just minutes from downtown Lexington, but feels worlds away. Cook out and hike to the top of Lexington's trademark mountain, House Mountain, stop in for shopping in Lexington's downtown, or sit on the private porches and watch the day go by!
5 on November 06, 2013
We had a wonderful visit staying at the beautiful Herring Hall. The breakfast was delicious. We would definitely stay at this bed & breakfast again.
5 on November 06, 2013
Southern Hospitality at its finest! Beautiful grounds, excellent customer service. Felt right at home!
5 on October 24, 2013
Really enjoyed our stay at Herring Hall. This historic home was charming and oozed southern charm and hospitality. Recommend it highly.
4.6 on October 23, 2013
Anne's amazing hospitality, the beautiful house and delicious breakfast will be part of our memories from a wonderful weekend. The rooms are clean and the service is excellent. Only a short drive to Lexington.
4.2 on October 16, 2013
The room was clean and quiet (except for the cows mooing, but that's why we come to the country, no?). The parlors were meant to be used, and I did. The innkeeper was charming and hospitable. The house is truly historic, and a history of the house/inn/B&B made for interesting reading. I will stay here again.
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country
Roanoke, VA (ROA) 40 miles
Interstate 81 North from Roanoke. Take Exit 180 and head South onto U.S. Route 11, Lee Highway. After 1 mile turn right onto Herring Hall Road. We are the first house on the right. You’ll see the sign out front, then turn right into the driveway.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fishing, Virginia Horse Center, Safari Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool
Bed and Breakfast, Other
Board games, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities , NON WORKING ORIGINAL FIREPLACES, ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS, SNACK AREA WITH HOT AND COLD BEVERAGES
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool
Anne Herring is a native of Rockbridge County, Virginia, having grown up at Herring Hall. She recently became the 4th generation owner of Herring Hall and the 3rd generation Innkeeper. Anne is employed with the USDA and feels blessed to contribute her talents each day to improve the quality of life for Rural Americans. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Agricultural Economics, Anne is a true farm girl at heart.
FULL BKFST INCLUDED AT THE PINK CADILLAC DINER