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The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast

404 Cabell Street , Lynchburg, VA 24504 USA (Show map)

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Named as one of the TOP 10 Bed and Breakfasts in the United States by This is the place to stay to celebrate, reconnect, relax and enjoy. The Watts House has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur by the innkeepers from 2003-2007. After the Civil War RT Watts, a hardware store owner built his home in what is now the historic district known as Daniels Hill. Today, guests can enjoy the same bath tubs, a couple of the same bathroom sinks, many of the original light fixtures, mantels, moldings and much more that were installed when the home was built for RT and his family. Very little has been changed in this home due to the nature of its construction, i.e., both the interior and exterior walls are three courses of brick thick. This is why when you visit The Carriage House Inn you experience the past as if it was yesterday. Located within walking distance to downtown restaurants some of which have won numerous culinary awards, There are 14 miles of hiking and biking trails at the foot of our street ready for you to explore. There are 25 wineries within 45 minutes of our bed and breakfast so if you enjoy wine you may want to take advantage of some of our family owned wineries.




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

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Superb B&B

5 on April 22, 2015

Our recent 7-night stay at the Carriage House Inn B&B was a first-rate experience. We came to the Lynchburg area to experience the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War at the nearby National Historical Park at Appomattox Court House and do some genealogy research in Chatham. The hosts, Kathy and Mike, were welcoming, and informative about the area. Their dedication to restoring the house has made it a jewel with a rich past history. The breakfasts were a real treat, not only presented beautifully, but delicious also. I would definitely recommend The Carriage House Inn B&B as the place to stay if traveling to Lynchburg. Seattle, WA travelers - Sharon and Art

The best B & B experience ever!

5 on April 15, 2015

My husband and I stayed at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast during the week of the Appomattox Sesquicentennial events. I have to say both Kathy and Mike were gracious hosts and their home is exquisite. The four course breakfasts were delicious and they were always available to answer questions about Lynchburg and environs. I will recommend their B&B to anyone traveling to that part of Virginia.

Bed and Breakfast Bliss

5 on April 10, 2015

My husband and I arrived late for our reservation, so Mike and Kathy gave us a free upgrade to the Stable Master Suite. It is really a one bedroom apartment with a spacious living room, large bedroom, small kitchenette, and a glorious bathroom. So more about the bathroom; it has a large footed tub and an oversized shower. Both were just wonderful because of their size and cleanliness. The bed was firm and for most people would be very comfortable. We really enjoyed the privacy and space we had when staying in this room. We spent two nights in the Stable Master Suite and then moved to the RT Watts room. We made the change for three major reasons. First, it is the room I initially booked. Second, I really wanted to stay in the mansion because of the historic significance. Third, I have major back issues and the RT Watts room has a Select Comfort bed. The RT Watts room is just lovely with a private bath. The claw foot tub can be used only for showers because of how it had to be plumbed. The bed was great for my back, because I could adjust it to the firmness I needed. I really loved staying in this room, because the bed was good for me and it was in the mansion. The breakfasts were really superb. Even though I have some pretty annoying food restrictions, they were able to make fantastic tasty breakfasts for the both of us. We had a difficult time finishing our breakfasts and found that lunch was really not necessary. Mike and Kathy also have great recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area. We ate at three of the restaurants they recommend, walked and biked the trails, and visited some of the local universities. We had a lovely visit and recommend The Carriage House to anyone who enjoys a fantastic b & b.

A Little Haven on the Hill

4.8 on April 07, 2015

What a delight to meet B & B owners Michael and Kathy of The Carriage House Inn. Yes Lynchburg, like so many of our old industrial towns is re-making the face of the downtown. But from the hospitality extended by Kathy & Michael, and the people volunteering and working in Lynchburg's historical sites, shops and restaurants, they demonstrated they are glad you came by for a visit and appreciate your business. We stayed in the Carriage House, next to the main house, for two nights and loved the privacy, yet access to the main house and our walks to downtown. The property, main house, and rooms are clean and comfortable. And your auto sits right next to the house in a old iron gated, fenced property. What can we say? Try it you will enjoy! George & Jenny Young, Chantilly, VA

The place to stay in Lynchburg

5 on April 07, 2015

We just spent three lovely days at the Carriage House. Both Kathy and Mike were fabulous host and the breakfasts were outstanding. Our family stayed in the Carriage House which was like having your own private suite. The weather was great and the outdoor activities of the hiking and biking trails nearby allows you to enjoy Virginia’s beautiful outdoors. With Civil War sites like Appomattox just a 25 minute drive brings history to your back door. I would highly recommend staying at the Carriage House if you are looking for a 5 Star experience. Clearly, Kathy and Mike know how to run a B&B for their guest. Outstanding!!!!

Best annivarsary since the first one!

3.8 on March 06, 2015

We found Carriage House by accident while searching the web for a place to spend a quiet weekend on our anniversary. I chose the Inn because I wanted the authentic feel of the original claw foot tub, and porcelain sinks in the 1870's bathroom, as well as the furnishings throughout the home. Mike and Kathy have preserved something special here. They have very lovingly restored this treasure but kept the heart and soul of the era in which it was built. The home was great, but the Inn keepers truly made this an unforgettable experience. they know the history of the home and every detail. The food was not your typical egg and bacon breakfast, and the attentiveness was refreshing. We went in blind...but had the most relaxing and memorable weekend we have had in many years. We will definately return. This may become our yearly anniversary weekend! Sheila D of Roanoke, VA.

We'll be back

5 on February 11, 2015

Thanks for the hospitality!

A perfect getaway at Carriage House!

5 on January 28, 2015

I savored every minute of my stay at Carriage House Inn B&B -- I toured all of the rooms, impeccably decorated and very clean. A sleep number bed was my first -- I felt like a kid finding my "number". The sheets are to die for - so delicious. Speaking of delicious, the Bedsworth's choreograph a beautiful, nutritional breakfast that will not disappoint. You won't need lunch believe me! I'm going back soon for R&R. I cannot wait!

Lynchburg getaway

5 on January 02, 2015

This historic inn has been lovingly restored and is so much fun to sleep in ! The beds were sleep number and the sheets so soft we ordered a set for our own bed ! The breakfast was delicious and the owners and quite flexible and friendly. You must stay here if you visit Lynchburg!

Lovely stay in a beautiful home.

5 on November 18, 2014

Carriage House B&B has been lovingly restored by Kathy and Mike with attention to every little detail. Comfortable and quiet with the most beautiful and tasty breakfast ever. Looking forward to our next stay.

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Rooms & Rates

RT Watts

Enjoy this oversized room with a king-sized bed with a Select Comfort mattress. There is a sitting area, desk, a window seat, fireplace (coal burning), sunken bathroom with the original tub, sink and cabinets from the late 1800's. Wireless internet service is available to all guests. This is the largest guest room in the main house. The alarm clock has an IPod docking station.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Emma Watts

Emma's Room features an iron queen-sized bed, coal burning fireplace (decorative), antique light fixtures, antique wardrobe, dresser & end tables. This room has a unique tub (lovers tub) which is extra deep, extra long and the faucet is in the middle of the tub so that two people can enjoy bathing. The original bathroom sink and cabinets are still in use. The alarm clock has an IPod docking station.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Mary Watts

Mary's Room features a queen-sized sleigh bed. There is a charming window seat overlooking the newly restored 1800's brick street. A coal burning fireplace (decorative) is in the room. This room can be booked with the Stephen Watts Room and would share a bath otherwise the bath is a private bath (we don't book the Stephen Watts Room when this room is booked unless it is to a family member/traveling companion.) This room also adjoins the RT Watts Room should you need a suite or are traveling together.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Nightly Rate: $179 - $299

Stephen Watts

A room filled with antiques. This room cannot be booked if the Mary Watts Room has been booked unless it is being booked by the same party. There is a window seat overlooking the newly restored brick street from the 1800's, a coal burning fireplace (decorative), the original ceiling light fixture from the late 1800's and much more. Please note the bed is a antique DOUBLE bed with a foot board. If you are tall this would not be a good choice for you, we have california king beds (extra long) in our carriage house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Stablemaster Suite

The Stablemaster's Suite (where the stablemaster lived)has a California King Bed and a trundle day bed. It has a private bath with claw foot tub AND a separate shower. This oversized room also has a loveseat reading nook, antique dresser and bedside tables. The guest parlor with flat-screened tv, comfy seating, and access to the kitchenette make this the ideal suite for a family or friends traveling together. Weekends/holidays require a minimum two night stay. $25.00 charge per night, per person over 2 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199 - $329

Nightly Rate: $199 - $329

Hayloft Suite

The Hayloft Suite (where the hay & grain were stored for the horses) has a California King & an antique full-sized bed, cozy seating area with two chairs, antique dresser & bedside tables. There is a private bath with a claw foot tub AND separate shower. The antique wardrobe is from the main house. This room adjoins the parlor with flat-screen tv, comfy seating & access to the kitchenette. This room is ideal for families or friends traveling together. A great space for a "getaway weekends". $25.00 charge per person, per night over 2 guests. Weekends/holidays require a minimum 2-night stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $199 - $329

Nightly Rate: $199 - $329

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Preston Glenn Field) 10 miles

Directions to property:

See detailed directions from all points on the compass on our web site.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Point of Honor, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Garlic Festival--October, Batteau Festival--June, Tour of Historic Homes--September, Ghost Walk & Cemetery Tour--October, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , blocks to jogging/biking trails, off street parking, Meeting/Event rooms, "Green" facillity, Huge wrap around porch, On-site Massage and Body Works Studio

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, view historical neighborhoods, On-site massage and body works studio, tours & tastings of local wineries, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Appomattox Courthouse, National D Day Memorial, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



Kathy and Michael Bedsworth

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Buying and restoring an old house had always been a life long goal & when we found this house we jumped at the opportunity to do so. Almost 5 years later we opened the house as a Bed and Breakfast so that we could share this beautiful home with others. While there will always be projects around the house & grounds, Kathy keeps busy with her stained & fused glass and Mike is an avid photographer.

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4-course breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30 --9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Walnut Apples
Each month we create a signature dish using ingredients special to the month & region. Local and organic ingredients are used whenever possible. During the summer months ingredients come from our own organic garden! Samples of signatures dishes: September-Apple Stuffed Croissant French Toast with a Soft Caramel Sauce, October-Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Walnut Apples, November-Cranberry Pancakes served with Cranberry Compote & Cranberry Butter, December-Gingerbread Waffles with Poached Pears, February-Chocolate Waffles with Raspberry Sauce, March-Sweet Potato Pancakes with Toasted Coconut & Sugared Pecans, June-A Grilled Breakfast, July-Red, White and Blue Pancakes,


404 Cabell Street , Lynchburg, VA 24504 USA (Show map)

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