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.
5 on September 25, 2016
My wife and I were going to Virginia International Raceway - VIR - for the Trans Am and SVRA races Saturday, September 24. It meant getting up extra early to make the 2 hour trip from Raleigh. I thought about driving up late afternoon Friday so we could "sleep in" a little on Saturday. I came across the CBH and it looked great with reasonable pricing, so why not? The house is beautiful, as were the grounds. First order of business after check-in was a drink on the porch. John opened a bottle of a local red which he and my wife had while I availed myself of a Shiner Bock beer - or was it two? Relaxing on the deck with drink in-hand, with John was a great way to end the travel day. Our room was spacious and beautiful - and quiet. There was a party going on next door - 15th anniversary of their HS football championship - but could only hear them when I had to duck into the bathroom at midnight or so. once ensconced back in bed - quiet. We did utilize the WiFi but not the television. There is a hot tub available but we did not avail ourselves of its services. We recommend Bistro 1888 in town for dinner. Wonderful meal. Breakfast Saturday morning was tasty and top notch. Take it from me, if John is making omelets, have one. I don't like eggs. But, will occasionally have scrambled eggs or an omelet and smother it all in ketchup. I needed just one dollop of ketchup for the omelet presented to me, one made with basil. Take it from me, I usually need 5 or 6 dollops of ketchup! I could have not used ketchup but it's my safety net! There was a street fair going on in town, but couldn't attend as we left the CBH at about 8:45 for our 23 minute ride to VIR in Alton, VA. I believe future races at VIR will begin with a check on availability at the Charles Bass House as the "go to" place to stay.
4.6 on August 25, 2016
I stayed at Charles Bass House B&B in August. It was a very good experience for me and I recommend it highly. The house is very well kept and John went out of his way to accommodate us in every way that he could.
5 on July 25, 2016
My girlfriend and I came up to South Boston and stayed in the Charles Bass house. It was a wonderful experience! John made us feel like royalty. the house is spotless, john is very welcoming, plus the breakfast he made was delicious. I'd highly recommend this bed and breakfast for anybody
4.8 on March 05, 2016
Spacious rooms, great value, comfortable and relaxing. Wish I could have stayed longer.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Nightly Rate: $120 - $120
Nightly Rate: $120 - $120
Spacious upstairs room with queen size bed. Shared bath has tub/shower. Room includes television. radio and wi-fi. Maximum Occupancy: 2.
Nightly Rate: $100 - $100
Nightly Rate: $100 - $100
Small town, Wine country
Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 70 miles
Directions to Charles Bass House are found on the web site www.charlesbasshouse.com.
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
Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
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.
Special dietary concerns will be honored. Please advise in advance.
Morning Glory Muffins
Many returning guests request these muffins and there are many references to the muffins in my guest book.