Charles Bass House Bed & Breakfast

1505 North Main Street , South Boston, VA 24592 USA (Show map)

About

With only two units available to rent, Charles Bass House provides a personal home away from home to guests. It becomes your personal home while here. Being centrally located, Charles Bass House is within walking distance to downtown with restaurants, shops, churches and The Prizery community arts center. It is a short drive to other places of interest in the area: VIR, South Boston Speedway, Staunton River State Park, to name a few.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Pleasant surprise

4.8 on March 05, 2016

Spacious rooms, great value, comfortable and relaxing. Wish I could have stayed longer.


Hospitality and charm in a beatiful home

5 on November 02, 2015

My October 2015 stay at the Charles Bass House was delightful. John is a gracious and attentive host, and truly makes you feel as though you're a guest in his home. Staying there was like a mini-spa vacation...the hot tub was great after driving, with a glass of wine to enjoy as well, and made for a relaxing evening. John's restaurant suggestion of nearby "Bistro 1888" in the center of South Boston was equally enjoyable, with excellent food and a great atmosphere. I stayed in the first-floor suite, which was huge, very comfortable, and impeccably clean. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. I'm looking forward to future reasons to return to Charles Bass House!


A great place to stay!

5 on September 14, 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Charles Bass House B & B! John was a great host. We enjoyed the hot tub, the soothing music, the comfortable suite, the local wine, and the delicious breakfast. John directed us to a restaurant for dinner where we had a fantastic meal. It was a lovely stay.


Wonderful Valentine's Day Weekend Getaway

4.6 on February 22, 2015

If you want a relaxing home away from home experience this is the place to go! My husband and I had an amazing Valentine's Day Weekend here and we can't wait to go back. The house was beautiful, clean, comfortable, and worth every cent we spent. John is a wonderful host and great cook. He made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door and we really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. I can't recommend this venue enough!!!


B&B done right

5 on November 23, 2014

John Fulton knows his business, and every detail is just right. We've stayed in dozens of B&Bs over the years, and the Charles Bass House is our favorite. We love the suite downstairs -- it is plenty of private space, and the atmosphere in the house is perfect with wine and snacks available, music, and a well-maintained hot tub that is just the right temperature. Add in coffee on the sun porch in the morning, followed by a delicious breakfast, some social time (but not too much) and for us, the experience is just what we need when we plan a getaway.


Charles Bass House

4.0 on September 07, 2013

Stayed one night, first time at a Bed and Breakfast. It was during the weekday, so there was no hot breakfast, but we had the best continental breakfast we'd ever had! We really enjoyed it!


Amazing house and host!

4.8 on September 05, 2013

John was so welcoming and friendly. He was the perfect B&B host- he made us feel welcome but he didn't push himself on us too much or infringe on our privacy. The house is gorgeous and the room was clean and beautiful. The price was so reasonable. Definitely staying here again if we ever find ourselves in the South Boston area!


The BEST!!!!!!

5 on August 05, 2013

You can tell that John takes pride in his establishment and has a passion for detail. The heavenly bed, soft music, candles inside and out, along with the perfect temperature of the hot tub, ensured that I would experience the best night of rest and relaxation. Waking up the the smell of breakfast cooking and a gracious host made it hard for me to leave. This place is a must if you are in the area. If not even in the area, it is worth the trip if you are looking for the perfect place of peace. Thanks John!!!!!


Wonderful B&B

5 on June 26, 2013

I highly recommend this B&B. John is a wonderful host and the house is gorgeous with an inviting hot tub.


Review by an Inside-outsider

5 on June 15, 2013

I stayed at the Charles Bass House B&B from June 6-12, 2013. I live in IL, but I grew up in Halifax County. I wanted an alternative to a standard hotel, so I was delighted to find that this home had been converted to a B&B. I cannot rave enough about it. The home itself is absolutely magnificent. It has been beautifully restored and it is so elegant and comfortable. I stayed in the guest suite on the main floor, which has a large bedroom, a private bath and a private sitting room with TV. It is right in the heart of South Boston, but it is still quiet and you can sit outside without being bothered by too much noise. This is only minutes from the dining/shopping areas in downtown South Boston and Town of Halifax. Check out The Prizery to see if there are any concerts or Little Theatre productions while you are in town. It is also very close to several of the best restaurants in the area. As for amenities: I did not try the hot tub while I was there, but it is on a sheltered deck and you could enjoy it year-round because the weather is moderate even in the winter. The outside deck on the back of the house is idyllic. There is ample seating and a nice patio set with an umbrella for eating or reading outside. There is also off-street parking which was very convenient. Mr. Fulton is a gracious host and an excellent cook, so make sure you are hungry for breakfast! I think I gained about 5lbs during my stay. Fresh fruit every day, muffins and scones on weekdays, and freshly cooked bacon & eggs on the weekend. Oh, and great music and conversation! If you can't tell, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I will most definitely call him first next time I go back for a visit. I hope this review will convince you to give it a try, or if you are local, to recommend it to family and friends. And if you do stay there, be sure you say hello to his dog, Raisin!


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Rooms & Rates

Guest Suite

Guest suite includes bedroom with queen size bed, private bath with tub/shower and private sitting room with TV and sofa that makes into a full size bed. Maximum Occupancy: 4.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

Guest Room

Spacious upstairs room with queen size bed. Shared bath has tub/shower. Room includes television. radio and wi-fi. Maximum Occupancy: 2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

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Location

Location Type

Small town, Wine country

Airport

Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 70 miles

Directions to property:

Directions to Charles Bass House are found on the web site www.charlesbasshouse.com.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, South Boston Speedway, Staunton River State Park, VIRginia International Raceway, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm or later
  • Check Out:: Variable
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Allowed on outside porches.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes A portable crib and highchair are available.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations held with credit card.
  • Cancellations: No charge when canceled 24 hours prior to reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

John Fulton

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

I am originally from Texas, but have been a Virginian most of my life. I moved here in 1968. I have enjoyed hosting guests in my home for the past 12 years. My interests revolve around my community, music, the arts and tourism. I enjoy traveling, dining and the performing arts. People are my passion.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, Special dietary concerns will be honored. Please advise in advance.


Signature Dish

Morning Glory Muffins
Many returning guests request these muffins and there are many references to the muffins in my guest book.