Shavers of Abingdon B & B

619 Colonial Rd. SW , Abingdon, VA 24210 USA (Show map)


Shavers of Abingson B & B is a 1903 Victorian home furnished with family antiques and quiet charm. Your host provides delicious home cooked breakfasts including homemade breads and pastries, plus optional refreshments at check-in which can be served in the shaded backyard gazebo in warm weather. Robes are provided in the guest rooms, and free WiFi is available for guests.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A surprising gem!

5 on October 15, 2015

My wife and I stayed here overnight on a road trip. We wanted to do something special rather than just book another motel on the road. We couldn't have been happier! The house is superbly decorated to an original style and Joan was very welcoming and friendly. We could talk about how great the house is, but I can't go on another moment without raving about the breakfast. The breakfast was to die for. Joan caters to the individual needs so those with gluten intolerance or vegetarians can happily enjoy her wonderful cooking. To this day I have never experienced such a wonderful breakfast. Her scones are absolutely fantastic! We already want to return just to eat her food! The house and room was extremely clean, and the temperature of the house was perfect, hot water flowed from the shower the moment we turned it on. The bottom line: Stop looking around and book the Shavers before it fills up. You will love it. :)

Surprising Gem

5 on October 13, 2015

My husband and I were just passing through on a weekend trip from DC to Kentucky and wanted to stay at a B&B to make our stop-over more of an adventure than just staying at another motel. For an incredibly reasonable price we had a marvelous experience. First, Joan (the innkeeper) was wonderfully accommodating with our schedule--she had no problem with us checking in later than usual because of our long drive and she had no problem accommodating our need for an earlier breakfast because of our need to get an early start the next day. Second, the inn is a charming 100 year old home which she has decorated beautifully and tastefully with antiques. Since we made our reservation at the last minute, the only room left was #5 which uses a bathroom on the floor above. But, even in this added-on 3rd floor bathroom which we were "unfortunate" to have to use, she had managed to create a warm and inviting space with character. Our other great "misfortune" was not having anyone to share it with since the other four rooms use bathrooms on the 2nd floor (where all the rooms are located). Third, we were astounded the next morning by the absolute wonder that was our breakfast. Joan made an exquisite 2 course breakfast of steel cut oatmeal, her signature (and to-die-for scones) and eggs, bacon and waffles. While her husband makes art through his music, Joan clearly expresses her art through her food and her beautiful home (which was, by the way, immaculately clean). And of course, as befits any good innkeeper, Joan is delightfully friendly and makes you feel right at home.

Weekend Getaway

5 on October 16, 2014

I recently spent a weekend at the Shavers with two friends. The home was a lovely step back in time with antiques in every room. The hosts were very accommodating and friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. My friends and I eagerly anticipated the breakfasts that have gotten such wonderful reviews and Joan did not disappoint. We would definitely stay here again.

Inviting and Relaxing

5 on June 20, 2014

This sweet gem is within blocks of the Barter Theater on a nice quiet street. We stayed in a front room that had amazing light with four lovely windows and beautiful period furniture. The bed was super comfortable. A wonderful breakfast featuring fresh fruit and French toast prepared with homemade bread baked by the very personable hostess, Joan. This helpful and talented couple also gave us suggestions for interesting local activities that we added to our day's events and gave us directions to a nearby cemetery so we could complete some family research. We had a great stay and would gladly return if we are in Abingdon again.

Great for small children

5 on January 01, 2014

We brought six young children with us, ages 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12. There were also six adults, and we used up the whole house! The owner bought our tickets ahead of time at the Barter Theatre for A Christmas Story, and it was so easy to pay her for our rooms and tickets at the same time. We found the B&B to be family friendly and great fun!

A great stay!

5 on September 09, 2013

What a great stay. Not your everyday breakfast, fresh fruit from the local Farmer's Market and other local treats. Homemade English Muffins were a great touch too. Joan was a great hostess.

The best scones we've ever had!

5 on September 26, 2012

The breakfasts are the best thanks to Joan's homemade everything! We loved the pumpkin pancakes, strawberry scones, biscuits, and fabulous whole wheat toast. We had delicious fresh fruit from the local farmer's market everyday as well. Thanks Joan!


4.6 on August 08, 2012

Our first B & B experience could not have been better! Joan makes "home" a place you can feel from the minute you walk in. Lovely home and area, peace & quiet, sleeping in a wonderful room, waking up to fresh coffee, and a breakfast explosion of local fare and flavor. What a great cook...thank you Joan! My sister and I look forward to getting back to the pampering and great conversations as well as another visit with out family. I left with a lovely and treasured coffee cup and some of Joan's homemade jam! SHAVERS has my high recommendation from the heart!

Best scones ever!

5 on June 27, 2012

We love staying at Shavers of Abingdon, it is like staying with old friends. Joan makes the best scones we have ever had and the pancakes are wonderful. Being just around the corner from the Muster grounds makes it the perfect spot! If you love beautiful antiques, it is a must stay. Be sure to spend some time in the screened gazebo!

Great vacation!!!

4.6 on June 09, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed 2 nights of great food, clean, comfortable accommodations, and a charming hostess, Joan, during a trek to the Creeper Trail and Barter Theatre in Abingdon. Joan prepared our food from the freshest of veggies and herbs from the nearby Farmer's Market. Thank you for a wonderful trip! Sandy and Rorie

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Location Type

Historical, Artisan, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 29 miles

Directions to property:

From the North--I-64 East to 77 South to I-81 South, take Exit 17. Turn right onto US 58 Alt., go .7 mi. turn left on Main St., go .5 mi. turn left on Preston St. and immediate right on Colonial Rd. Shavers of Abingdon is .3 mi. on right. From the South, I-26 North to I-81 N to Exit 17--turn left onto US 58 Alt. and follow above directions. From the East--I-64 West to I-81 South, then follow above directions. From the North-- I-64 East to 77 South to 81 South; follow above directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bristol Motor Speedway, Mustering Site of Revolutionary War, Virginia Creeper Trail, Barter theatre, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, DVD Player, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails

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  • Check In:: 3:30PM
  • Check Out:: 10:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only facility is non-smoking--may smoke outside on front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited for comfort of other guests/some exceptions allowed
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of stay at time of reservation
  • Cancellations: 2 weeks prior, no charge; less than 2 weeks up to 1 week, $25 cancellation fee; less than 1 week, loss of deposit unless room is rebooked--if rebooked, $25 cancellation fee applies.



Joan Shaver

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Cooking, baking, reading. Joan is part-time church secretary and sings in choir at St. John Lutheran Church. We enjoy ballroom dance, and my husband Mike plays piano, clarinet, and saxophone, and is a member of a local Dixieland Band. He is also involved in the local SAR (Sons of American Revolution) and takes part in activities at nearby Revolutionary War Muster Site.

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  • Time Served: 7:00-8:30, other times by requ
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Mixed Berry Crepes
Elegant crepe filled with cream cheese and mixed berry compote, drizzled with fruit compote and garnished with powdered sugar and mint leaf.