The stately 1909 Federal Crest Inn Bed & Breakfast, flanked by century old magnolia trees, stands majestically at the crest of the Federal Hill Historic District. Southern hospitality and elegance radiates as guests enter the beautiful foyer with grand central staircase, leaded glass window and interior columns. The personal touch by the hosts, Ann and Phil Ripley, makes every visitor feel special. After early morning juice and coffee, beautifully presented full, hot breakfasts are enjoyed in the mahogany-paneled dining room by the romantic fireplace. Most of the elegantly appointed guest rooms also feature gas-log fireplaces as well as private baths. One of the most unique features of the inn is the third floor theater with a full stage which was built for the original owner's children to write a give plays. This area is a perfect for group and business meetings as it is almost 1300 square feet and has a 60" TV/VCR.
Two rooms with beautiful sun room, Victorian bathroom, and cozy gas log fireplace make this a truly sumptuous suite. Queen sized bed.
Romantic gas log fireplace, new private bathroom with shower, and turn-of-the-century walnut bedroom furniture with a carved armoire make this one of our coziest rooms. Queen Sized Bed.
Two room suite with queen bed, private bath,plus sitting room and fireplace. Free wireless internet. This two-room suite boasts a large sitting room that can double as an office. It has a new bathroom with romantic whirlpool tub and hand-painted murals. Perfect for the business traveler or honeymoon couple.
5 on February 17, 2014
This was our first stay at a B and B. Ann, Phil, and Jackie truly set the standard. This was a beautiful home, with great hosts, and a fabulous breakfast. We truly enjoyed the stay and look forward to going back. - Mike and Pam, Finksburg, MD
5 on October 12, 2013
We had a most delightful stay in this lovely inn, filled with many treasures the owners have displayed in a warm and homey way. The food was excellent, the rooms comfortable and clean, the hosts were most helpful and kind - it really couldn't have been a nicer stay! We now have 2 friends in Lynchburg, Va. and are looking forward to staying in this lovely inn again. Thank you, Ann and Phil.
5 on October 11, 2013
Ann and Phil are delightful. B and B was charming. Food was amazing. Location was perfect. I had charm and warmth. Can't wait to return Vicki and Joanne St. Louis, MO
5 on October 10, 2013
My husband and I spent the weekend at the Federal Crest Inn a few weeks ago for a romantic weekend getaway. We were so impressed! Ann & Phil really made us feel welcome and at home. The room was elegant and comfortable. The food was just delicious! I can not wait to spend the weekend there again! I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. Southern charm & elegance!
5 on October 10, 2013
We loved staying at this Georgian Mansion. It is like stepping back to yesteryear down to the old fashioned keys to open the doors. Ann had everything decorated beautifully for fall along with her hand-painted glassware on the table. Chocolate chip cookies waited for us upon our return every night. Breakfast was ready when we were with a delightful thought for the day on our morning muffin. We enjoyed eggs Benedict, Spanish souffle, french toast, warm oatmeal drizzled with honey and topped with fresh fruit. Our room was a cozy place to relax and rest. We felt very welcome at the Federal Crest Inn.
Central ViBrginia, City, Downtown, Mountains
Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Preston Glenn Field)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Jefferson's Poplar Forest Historic Home, Appomattox Civil War Site, Thomas Rd. Living Christmas Tree, Old City and Confederate Cemetery, Natural Bridge, Point of Honor Historic Home, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Putt Putt Golf, Seasonal Festivals, Wine Tastings, 10 Miler Race, Theater & Art Shows, Antique 'Auctions, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Ann and Phil Ripley
After 14 years as owners/innkeepers of the Federal Crest Inn, Ann and Phil Ripley still love their dream B&B home in Lynchburg and thoroughly enjoy their guests. Ann was a teacher and gymnastics coach, and Phil a publisher of educational materials. Federal Crest reflects their new intersts and talents displaying Ann's painting (gift shop) and Phil's auction treasures.