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Herring Hall

154 Herring Hall Road , Natural Bridge, VA 24578 USA (Show map)

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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!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Living "IN" History

5 on November 28, 2014

This was our second visit. If you enjoy visiting historic homes and other buildings you are going to love this. You can not only enjoy the ambience by looking at it, but also sitting in it and touching it!! (No Roped Off Areas!). Innkeeper Anne makes you feel welcome and comfortable. The meals are feature as much local foods as possible depending on the time of year, so freshness is guaranteed and the recipes range from "old family" to "let's try something new". All are mouthwatering and delicious. In addition to the meals, snack and drinks are always available. The Farmland settings and the morning "moos" are equally pleasant. You will not be disappointed during your visit.

A wonderful weekend

5 on November 28, 2014

Our second visit to this wonderful place. Anne is a great hostess and the breakfast are different each day. The breakfast would cost over $20.00 a person alone! If you could find the unique items available. The house has wonderful charm and the Anne takes great pride in giving you history of the house and the area. I can't think of a better place to stay if you are in the area. We will be back in the area in two years and hope to stay again and this wonderful B&B.

Antebellum beauty!

5 on November 10, 2014

Innkeeper, Ann Herring has brought this old home to life with her perky collections and unexpected colors. Her attention to detail made our stay there a truly delightful experience. Rooms were immaculate, beds were comfy, and the breakfast was amazing. True southern comfort with amenities galore! Don't miss this gem! The home made pound cake alone would make the stay worthwhile!

will definitely make a return visit!

5 on November 10, 2014

a beautiful home, a gracious hostess, comfortable rooms, and a fabulous breakfast. We could not have asked for more!

Charming place to stay for our visit to Rockbridge County.

5 on October 22, 2014

Anne was an outstanding hostess, the house was gorgeous and has very interesting architectural details and the southern breakfast was fantastic!

Wonderful Stay!

5 on October 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at Herring Hall! We were there for a horse show, and our expectations were exceeded by Anne's gracious hospitality. Breakfast on Sunday was incredible, especially the stewed tomatoes! We will be back!

Missing porcelain cups

4.0 on July 28, 2014

Excelent service quality price match But the breakdast must be served with porcelain cup to match with the decoration and ambiance

Southern hospitality at its finest!

5 on April 30, 2014

Very nice experience & hard to beat for the food & hospitality! Anne was a most gracious host & the food was the BEST I have ever had at a B&B.

Herring Hall

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.

Natural Bridge Vacation

5 on November 06, 2013

Southern Hospitality at its finest! Beautiful grounds, excellent customer service. Felt right at home!

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Rooms & Rates


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


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!

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Roanoke, VA (ROA) 40 miles

Directions to property:

We are located at 154 Herring Hall Road, Natural Bridge, Virginia 24578, just 10 miles south of Lexington, Virginia and 3 miles north of Natural Bridge, Virginia. From Interstate I-81: 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. From downtown Lexington: Take U.S. Route 11 South (Lee Highway). Go approximately 10 miles and 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. From Natural Bridge: Take U.S. Route 11 North (Lee Highway). Travel approximately 3 miles and turn left 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.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fishing, Safari Park, Virginia Horse Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night or 50% (whichever is greater) is required to guarantee your reservation. This can be paid with a credit card or check. Balance due upon arrival. The Inn accepts VISA, MasterCard, Cash, and Travelers Checks.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations must be made by calling the Innkeeper at 540-460-3365. Email cancellations will not be accepted. A $25.00 processing fee is charged on all cancellations. You have up to 14 days prior to arrival to cancel. Full refund for cancellations if made within 14 days of arrival minus a $25 fee, if we are able to rebook the room.



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About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 7 - 10:30 AM
  • Serving Location: PINK CADILLAC DINER, Breakfast/dining area


154 Herring Hall Road , Natural Bridge, VA 24578 USA (Show map)

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