Orchard House Bed & Breakfast

9749 Thomas Nelson Hwy Route 29, Lovingston, VA 22949 USA (Show map)

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About

Welcome to the Orchard House B&B! An historic farmhouse built in 1874, it was once the location of a thriving apple orchard for many years. Start your visit with a glass of wine and homemade cookies on our front porch. Stroll around our picturesque 14 acres and watch for the resident bunnies scampering across the lawn. While at the Orchard House, you can choose to be as busy or as relaxed as your mood decides. Enjoy our chauffeured wine tours, hike the famous Crabtree Falls, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, tour Monticello, explore the various antique shops nearby, visit the local orchards or swimming quarries, check out the multitude of wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Or choose to lay in the comfy hammocks gazing up at the endless skies, take a dip in the pool, stroll through our one-acre vineyard, relax in the new gazebo, listen to the frogs chirping from the pond, identify the beautiful birds that flit from one birdfeeder to the next, read a book in one of the many Adirondack chairs that graze the front lawn, rock on the sprawling front porch while soaking up our amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. No matter what you choose to do while visiting us at the Orchard House, we guarantee your time will be rejuvenating, memorable, and filled with good food, good memories, and new friends.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Can't wait to come back!

5 on November 13, 2015

We had an amazing visit at the Orchard House. Richard and Deb were exemplary hosts and the inn was spectacular in every way. We loved the beautiful views from the front porch and our first floor room. We hated to leave and can't wait to return!


Clean and charming!

5 on November 19, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay here. While leaves were not at peak any longer, we had a most enjoyable trip to several wineries with some of the other guests. Richard, our host, was friendly and helpful (as well as being a great wine-tasting teacher and chauffeur to the vineyards) and is a thoughtful photographer and great cook! Would recommend a stay at the Orchard House and look forward to returning next year!


Great B&B

5 on October 24, 2013

Great stay and warm hospitality.


Review

3.6 on October 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the farmhouse which was charming. The room was large and the bed comfy. We were especially surprized by the homemade banana bread that was waiting for us when we arrived (delicious). Although the HVAC unit was a bit noisy, all in all we enjoyed our stay.


My pleasant stay.

4.2 on October 21, 2013

I was pleased with the stay and the lovely room, I would have liked however a slightly larger TV. Though reading my book was just fine. Loved the kitchen in the small house, everything was easy access and the pumpkin muffins were very good. Thank you!


Girlfriends weekend getaway!

4.2 on October 19, 2013

The house was beautiful, the room was extremely nice with your very own bathroom. Richard and Deborah were a delight!! They were very accommodating, helpful and friendly. Me and my double cousin even got the massage package and Melanie of the Corner Spa was absolutely wonderful. I can't wait until I will be able to stay again ...hopefully with nicer weather so I can explore their grounds, lake and hammock! I recommend the Orchard House to anyone that wants a delightful time without the very expensive cost.


great place

4.2 on October 16, 2013

we enjoyed our stay very much. the house is very homey and welcoming we enjoyed sitting in the front yard looking out at the mountains..


Another return trip

5 on October 16, 2013

Breakfast is always amazing, hosts are wonderful and the area is beautiful and relaxing.


awesome bed and breakfast

5 on October 07, 2013

beautiful place, awesome service, very personal, our family rented the apartment with 3 bedrooms, we loved it and the price was excellent!


Apple Blossom Farm House

4.0 on October 07, 2013

We stayed at the Apple Blossom Farm House affiliated with the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast in September of 2013. The property was lovely, the amenities were exactly as promised, and the entire stay was very comfortable. My only critique is that the house seemed to have some moisture issues - everything felt just a little humid and damp. The feeling went away when we turned on the window unit AC in our bedroom, but when the AC was off, the dampness returned. It was not hot during our stay - 72 degrees - but we kept the air on to combat the humidity. That said, the farm house is in excellent condition and you can't beat it for the price. It's an excellent alternative for folks on a budget or people looking for the comfort of home without the full-service of a bed and breakfast. Would stay again.


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Rooms & Rates

Apple Blossom Farm House Red Jewel Room

The Red Jewel is a spacious room with private bath, sitting area and a beautiful view of the southwest grounds and mountain views. For your comfort, a queen bed with pillowtop mattress and quilt awaits you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Orchard House Empire Room

The Empire is a large "First Floor" room with private bath including a single person jet tub and shower and a lovely granite top vanity. Enjoy the views of the sweeping front lawns and vineyard. A comfortable queen bed with pillowtop mattress, top quality linens and warm duvet, as well as Deb's hand crafted Log Cabin quilt awaits you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Apple Blossom Farm House White Cascade Room

The White Cascade features twin antique iron beds that easily convert to a king size with comfortable pillowtop mattresses decorated in country colors which contrasts beautifully with the white furniture and original hardwood floors. This second floor room has beautiful views of the pond and vineyard.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Orchard House York Imperial

The York Imperial is a spacious room with private bath, sitting area and a beautiful view of the southwest grounds. For your comfort, a sleigh bed with pillowtop mattress and warm duvet and quilt awaits you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Orchard House Northern Spy Room

The Northern Spy Room on the northeast corner of the house has beautiful bay windows that provide a delightful awakening. Observe playful squirrels and birds in the huge old tree that hugs your room. A lovely queen four poster bed with a pillowtop mattress adorned in a country quilt and comfortable chairs await you. Includes a spacious private bath with in-room vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Orchard House Gala Room

The Gala Room featuring a queen bed with pillowtop mattress is handsomely elegant with a red down comforter which contrasts beautifully with the dark wood furniture and gold drapes. This corner room has beautiful views of the pond and front lawns. Includes a spacious private bath with in-room vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Orchard House Winesap Room

The Winesap is a charming and cozy room overlooking the back lawns and gardens. It features a cherry sleigh queen bed with a pillowtop mattress. Relax in a pair of comfortable Victorian chairs with a good book. The room includes a full private bath with shower/tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Apple Blossom Farm House PrairiFire Room

The Prairifire is a large room with private bath, sitting area and a beautiful view of the southwest grounds, mountian and our big red barn. For your comfort, a queen bed with pillowtop mattress and quilt awaits you.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Orchard House Black Twig Room

The Black Twig, named for a popular apple grown here many years ago, is decorated in black toile and gingham and features a queen metal bed with down comforter and pillowtop mattresses, antique bureau and chairs. The Black Twig also has a spacious private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Charlottesville, stay on Hwy 29 for 28 miles to Lovingston. The Orchard House B&B is on the right 6.2 miles from the intersection of Route 6 West at Walton's Mountain Gift shop and just 0.4 mile past the intersection to Route 718 on right (Note sign to Mountain Cove Vineyard). When you get to 718 slow down below 30 as our driveway is on the right as you round the right curve on Route 29.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Wildlife Preserves, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Swiming Pool (in season)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Apple/Berry Picking, Massage, Hot Air Balloon, Wine Tours, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night most weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are confirmed on receipt of one night's deposit.
  • Cancellations: Please see Cancellation Policy on our web site

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michael and Deb Verplank

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

We have enjoyed traveling throughout our 30-year marriage, choosing to stay at bed and breakfasts whenever possible. We would always leave an amazing experience saying "we would love to do this!" A vision was born, and a year ago, the opportunity presented itself as our two kids were off to college and we were suddenly empty-nesters with unique career changes. And so begins the next phase and "living the dream"! We make a good team with a unique combo of skills and visions. Come visit us!

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Meals

Breakfast

Country

  • Time Served: 9:00 or prearranged time
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low Carb


Signature Dish

Maple Egg Cups


Deals


Special Package

Romance Packages

Romantic Getaways $300 - $340 (Based on Room Selection) Two night's accommodations Full country breakfast each morning Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks Snack basket in your room One bottle of local Virginia wine Cheese and fruit platter Self Tour one to seven of our Nelson County Wineries

Wine Lovers Getaways

Winelover's Package $300 - $340 (Based on Room Selection) Two night's accommodations Full country breakfast each morning Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks Snack basket in your room One bottle of local Virginia wine Cheese and fruit platter Self Tour one to seven of our Nelson County Wineries

Birthday, Anniversary

$300 - $340 (Based on Room Selection) Two night's accommodations Full country breakfast each morning Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks Snack basket in your room One bottle of local Virginia wine Cheese and fruit platter Self Tour one to seven of our Nelson County Wineries

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