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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $130-$130
The George Allen Room is located on the first floor and overlooks the gardens, grounds and cultivated fields. The spacious room features a double bed, twin bed, table and chairs, and desk. Wall hangings include pictures of Ladysmith's restoration, and maps of Scotland 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.
Nightly Rate: $160-$160
The Richard Boulware Suite is located on the 1st floor and overlooks the gardens and grounds. The spacious room features a double bed in the main room, with a and wing chair, and a twin bed in an attached room. Wall hangings include pictures of Ladysmith's restoration and Harper's Weekly farm scenes 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.
Nightly Rate: $170-$170
5 on October 19, 2010
A delightful diversion in the country with pool & comfortable surroundings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on January 21, 2009
Our visit to Piney Grove was like taking a step back in time. The inn is a collection of very historic landmark homes and is located among the plantations. The large rooms have antiques, but are very comfortable. While we went out to dinner at a historic tavern nearby the hosts started a fire in our room and turned our bed down - what a treat. We had a great breakfast served in a wonderful log building from the 1700s. The hosts shared the history of their special place and gave great advice for plantation touring in the area. If you like historic places, you'll love Piney Grove.
Richmond, VA (RIC) 22 miles
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.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Colonial Williamsburg, James River Plantations, Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefields, Petersburg National Battlefield Park, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Library, Parking, Pool, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Iron/Ironing Board, Swimming Pool, Nature Trail, Flower Gardens, Barnyard of Farm Animals
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Turndown Service
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Croquet, Wine Tasting, Historic Plantation Tours, Historic Plantation Tours, Historic Plantation Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
The Gordineer Family
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.
Vegetarian , by advance request
Piney Grove Baked French Toast
Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation, in Williamsburg's James River Plantation Country, is pleased to offer a summer get-a-way special. Your visit will include arrival mint juleps and a served candlelight breakfast each morning. After a day of visiting Williamsburg and Jamestown, or touring plantations, enjoy a swim in our forest-side pool. Regional dining is available nearby at Charles City Tavern (in a restored farmhouse) or Courthouse Grille (in a restored country store). Call 804-829-2480 for more information.