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.
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!
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!!!!!
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.
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!
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.