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Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation

16920 Southall Plantation Lane , Charles City, VA 23030 USA (Show map)
6 Reviews
$130 - $130
per night

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In Williamsburg's James River Plantation Country, 24 miles west of the Historic Area, you can step back in time with a visit to PINEY GROVE AT SOUTHALL'S PLANTATION - 1790. The Gordineer family graciously welcomes you to their National Register landmark: This historic site is actually an enclave of authentically restored buildings which includes Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835), Dower Quarter (1835), Ladysmith (1857) and Duck Church (1917). Each building is furnished with family heirlooms, antiques and artifacts that chronicle the history of the houses and the entire plantation country. You will arrive to Mint Juleps or Hot Toddies, depending on the season. Turn-down service includes, nightcaps, romantic music and wood-fires (in cooler months). Each morning the farm bell announces the candlelight breakfast served in Piney Grove (Complete self-serve breakfast on select holidays). The grounds include a pool, nature trail, lawn games and barnyard of animals. Spacious guest rooms with private baths are situated in Ladysmith. Modern conveniences, such as air-conditioning, refrigerators, coffeemakers, and hair dryers, are inconspicuously placed in each room. Fine regional dining is available nearby at Charles City Tavern, Courthouse Grille and the Blue Heron Restaurant. On many Saturday afternoons guests may join the JAMES RIVER PLANTATION PROGRESSIVE CANDLELIGHT TOUR: This two-hour guided tour is given by a family member and concludes with goodies and refreshments.

Rooms & Rates

James Allen Room

The James Allen Room is located on the 2nd floor and overlooks the gardens, grounds and cultivated fields. The spacious room features a queen-size bed, table and chairs, an arts-and-crafts rocker and wicker chair. Wall hangings include pictures of Ladysmith's restoration, antique samplers and literary magazine advertisements from the 1800s. Modern amenities include a private bath with tub and shower, hair dryer, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave. During the cooler months turndown includes a fire in your room. If you need additional rooms please contact the inn directly.

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

Nightly Rate: $130/$130

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  • Guest room5
  • Services5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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Wonderful place to stay

5 on October 19, 2010

A delightful diversion in the country with pool & comfortable surroundings.

Romantic Valentine's Day Treat

5 on February 20, 2010

Our stay at Piney Grove was a perfectly romantic treat. Our room glowed with warmth from a beautiful fire and a rose awaited me! Our Valentine's turndown featured Hershey Kisses!! We took part in a special 2-hour progressive house tour offered by the inn - It was a treat with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries served by a roaring fire. Following the tour we had a five-minute drive to the quaint Courthouse Grille - a casual restaurant in a restored country store. The country breakfast the following morning was more than we could ask for, and served in the original plantation home.

Peaceful Retreat

5 on February 02, 2010

We loved our stay at this adorable coutnry inn in Williamsburg's plantation country. Our room was tastefully furnished and the hosts were so very gracious. We recommend this inn to all visiting Williamsburg.

Great historic B&B experience

5 on August 07, 2009

our wonderful accommodations are just what we wanted for our weekend escape to Williamsburg. Our room was comfortably furnished with antiques and very clean- spotless. Our candlelight breakfast each morning was a treat. We can't wait to return.

Wonderful Country Retreat

5 on March 23, 2009

Piney Grove is just outside Williamsburg along Route 5 plantation road. The B&B is so peaceful with the sounds of birds, owls and geese. Our room was a suite on the first floor that had one large room and a smaller cozy room - It was perfect for my mother who was with us. Breakfast was served at a large plantation table by candlelight and we were called by a farm bell. Our host gave us excellent recommendations for local dining and touring in Williamsburg and at the plantations. The owners also offer a special 2-hour tour of the homes that make up the inn and their residences - We loved it.

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Location Type



Richmond, VA (RIC) 22 miles

Directions to property:

Turn out of Airport right onto Route 60 East. At Providence Forge turn left onto Route 155 South (toward Charles City Court House). Continue approximately 3 miles and turn left onto Route 614. Continue approximately 3 miles and turn left at Blanks Crossroads onto Route 615. Continue on Route 615 approximately 2 miles and Piney Grove will be on the left, just past Binns Hall and Moss Side Farm.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Colonial Williamsburg, James River Plantations, Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefields, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Petersburg National Battlefield Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Historic Plantation Tours, Historic Plantation Tours, Historic Plantation Tours, Croquet, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Library, Parking, Pool, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Iron/Ironing Board, Swimming Pool, Nature Trail, Barnyard of Farm Animals, Flower Gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Historic Plantation Tours, Historic Plantation Tours, Historic Plantation Tours, Croquet, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Respectful of antiques and historic homes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Full-payment deposit required.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are non-refundable if a reservation is canceled within thirty days of the reservation date unless the room is re-booked: All refunds are subject to a twenty percent handling fee.



The Gordineer Family

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About the innkeepers

Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation - 1790 is the home of Joseph and Joan Gordineer, and Brian, Cindy Rae and Isabella Rae Gordineer. The Gordineer family's interests in history, historic buildings, antiques, genealogy, books, recreation, wildlife and gardening are evident to guests at this very real and livable museum-like property.

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  • Serving Location: 1790 Log Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , by advance request

Signature Dish

Piney Grove Baked French Toast

Details Diamond Collection

16920 Southall Plantation Lane , Charles City, VA 23030 USA (Show map)

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