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The North River Inn

8777 Toddsbury Lane , Gloucester, VA 23061 USA (Show map)

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National Register and Virginia Historic Landmark * 17th Century family owned estate on water * 100 acres, country walks, wildlife, gardens, boating, deep water dock * Stay in elegantly furnished dependencies * fireplaces * 18th and 19th century family antiques * a quiet escape with exquisite views * fine dining nearby * easy access to Yorktown, Williamsburg, Jamestown.



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

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5 on May 28, 2014

This review is very late as I stayed at the North River Inn back in the summer of 2009. I stumbled across some old e-mails which kick started the memories and led me to write this short review. This place is amazing. The house and surrounding property are gorgeous. The family was very kind and helpful in planning our activities. The food was delicious. I would recommend this inn to anyone and everyone who is visiting the area.

Highly recommend it

4.8 on June 02, 2013

The atmosphere is unparalleled if you are looking for peace and quite and scenery The people makes you feel like a friend or a family. I did not want to stop talking to them. Very intellectuals and friendly. The cook is awesome. I did not need to eat lunch after eating her breakfast. The rooms are very quite except for the sounds of the birds. Short drive from many and variety of attractions or just sit by the water and relax. Very pleasant drive from Richmond. This was our second time to the place and it is as good or even better than first (I have been to many B&B's) and this is without a doubt is my number one. Take your love one or ones and you will have life long memories. Highly recommend, Omar

Lovely (but convenient) River Hideaway

5 on May 07, 2013

The North River Inn is a wonderful place to go for anything from a weekend get away to a long term base for exploring the rich history of the Williamsburg area. Mary and her family do a wonderful job of making you feel right at home and providing everything you need to have a wonderful stay. I can't recommend them highly enough!

My Stay at North River Inn

5 on August 13, 2012

Who would believe that I, a descendant of slaves that helped build this wonderful place, would be treated so nice & respected. The innkeeper was color-blind. I am telling all of my friends about the North River Inn in Gloucester.

Toddsbury and Creekside Review

4.2 on May 01, 2012

These are beautiful properties. They are the perfect getaway while exploring the tidewater and historic areas of Virginia. They were wonderful hosts yet respected my need to get away. The houses are comfortable while remaining historic. They are the perfect balance between the two.

Great spot

4.2 on June 08, 2011

We enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were most helpful with suggestions for places to visit and dining. We loved having the canoe available to explore the river and the swimming and bird watching were an added plus

Perfect place to unwind from our hectic schedules

4.2 on June 08, 2011

The North River Inn was a pleasant surprise for us, we needed a respite from our jobs, completion of education and our kids. Mary and Brec's bed and breakfast offers perfectly secluded rooms, amazing breakfast, a farm to lazily explore and the North River to paddle early in the morning. We feel this is one of the best "hideaways" we have ever had the pleasure to visit!

A wonderful house in a beautiful place

4.8 on May 30, 2011

We stayed for just one night, mid-week (so could not try the famous weekend breakfast). It was early in the season, there were no other guests, so we had the stunning 18th century plantation house all to ourselves. It was a lovely combination of old (period furniture) and new (free internet, every modern appliance in the kitchen where we helped ourselves to breakfast from a very well-stocked fridge). The views over the creek from our very comfortable bedroom were glorious.

Peaceful week-end

5 on April 04, 2011

The Inn was everything we wanted and more. The Creek house room no. 4 was larger than appears on the picture (and blue not lavender). Being off-season we had the whole inn to ourselves which made it even more secluded. The inn is large with common areas on both floors including an extra large kitchen very well appointed. The wood fireplace was really appreciated on these cool winter evenings. It was very nice to walk on the property and the location and history made it interesting. In addition the breakfasts were wonderful. We would definitely recommended it to anyone looking for a relaxing and peaceful time. It is the best stay in a B&B we have had in all our annual getaway, that is for the past 10 years in Maryland and Virginia.

daffodil festival!

4.6 on March 30, 2011

It is so rare to wake in a room with windows on 3 sides. In Creek Inn Room 4 we also could look down on the river almost at our front door. While we had a rainy weekend all the full length windows in the inn made it feel like we were just sitting on the porch watching the raindrops. We were so glad we took our hosts recommendation to tour a local historic daffodil family farm and attend the Annual Daffodil festival in town. I've never seen such small minature daffodils(smaller than your little finger)...and of course the restored Ford Model A cars just added to the fun.

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Location Type


Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, VCR, Washer/dryer , row boats, canoe, kyacks

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing

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  • Check In:: after 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card number or receipt of deposit within 7 days of reservation is required to hold room(s)
  • Cancellations: At least 7 days notice is required to ensure the return of deposit



Breck and Mary Montague

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Chickens

About the innkeepers

Raising five children; Stewardship and management of 17th century family farm; Boating, especially sailing; Mary is a licensed Marrage and Family Therapist; Breck has a career helping people manage their money and investments so they can do the things they want to; we both work to support prgressive quality education.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: In each house by arrangement, Breakfast/dining area


8777 Toddsbury Lane , Gloucester, VA 23061 USA (Show map)

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