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The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast

404 Cabell Street , Lynchburg, VA 24504 USA (Show map)
166 Reviews
$159 - $259
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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.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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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.

Not just a bed and breakfast but a place of Love!

5 on October 30, 2014

During the weekend of October 24 and 25, I along with my companion were in town for an event at Lynchburg College and we were blessed to have had the opportunity to spend the night at the Carriage House Inn. Upon our arrival we were greeted with a spirit of love by Kathy and Michael. Their warmth and compassion towards each individual that entered the doorway was geniune and the level of professionalism surpassed that of a franchised hotel. The sleeing quarters were beautiful and authentically a journey back in time but was as comfortable as a 5 star hotel, especially the fresh baked chocolate cookies found in your room. The experience was like spending the night with family and friends. The mornings breakfast had the appearance of a upscaled bistro but the taste was that of a loving mothers creation. The fellowship with the other guests was a true joy to share in our experiences and backgrounds. I say all that to say, yes we will be back to our new home away from home real soon. May God continue to bless Kathy and Michael to continue operating this beautiful establishment. Kelli and Jason

The Stablemaster Suite

5 on October 21, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Carriage House in this suite for an anniversary weekend. The Stablemaster Suite is amazing - the pictures do not do it justice. The richness of the wood walls and the comfort of the California King words!!! Our hosts were gracious, breakfast was wonderful! We will definitely be back. It is a must stay!

Did not Disappoint

5 on August 22, 2014

Kathy and Michael were caring, meticulous hosts who paid attention to every detail starting with the arrival details. Kathy stressed how important it was to follow the directions that she carefully provided (no risk of getting lost) and continued to care for us with a watchful eye during our entire stay. I was on business travel and my husband rode along in order to take advantage of nearby golf courses. When the weather forecast called for mostly rain during our stay, Kathy and Mike offered an upgrade to the Carriage House suite to provide elbow room in case my husband could not enjoy outdoor activities. We plan to be repeat guests.

19th-Century B&B near Historic Downtown Lynchburg, VA

5 on July 01, 2014

Outstanding breakfast each morning, prepared using some ingredients from their own garden. House and rooms are a nice mix of modern and antique, maintaining the historic feel while providing all the comforts of home. Outdoor areas are relaxing, and great dining is within walking distance.

Comfort, Value, Charm, and all the Fixin's

5 on June 30, 2014

As most Texans are always "fixin' to go somewhere", this little gem of a B&B is not to be missed if you're heading to Virginia! The style, comfort, attention to detail, personality and charm of this B&B, as well as its personable and oft-time amusing owners, are typically not often seen in a B&B; but once you have experienced The Carriage House Inn, you will be a most discerning B&B connoisseur! This B&B has everything you could ever experience in a 5-star hotel stay, except in a smaller, more personal setting. Mike and Kathy are most gracious hosts. This Texan is fixin' to be back in the near future!

Memories made in heaven...

5 on June 15, 2014

What a perfect bit if serendipity it was for us to come across the site for the Carriage House Inn B&B while searching for the perfect place to elope! My fiancé and I had looked online at hotels, inns, B&Bs and so many possible places in Virginia to stay. We were looking for a beautiful, relaxed setting in which to spend 5 days, during which, we would get married. We both agreed that the Carriage House had that special something. I’m not quite sure if I can put into words the wonderful time we spent there. It will forever remain one of the most beautiful and memorable times of my life, not the least of which was due to the innkeepers. To say that Kathy and Mike pay strict attention to detail is an understatement. I called and inquired about a local place where we could hold a tiny wedding ceremony. Kathy generously offered to let us get married there at the inn! She arranged for a cake, my bouquet, and a boutonniere, and more. She sent us a list of a few celebrants who could perform the ceremony for me to contact. She also sent us a list of local restaurants and made the reservations for each dinner. We chose the veranda on the front of the house as the background for the ceremony. Kathy and Mike arranged the furniture and décor for us. Mike actually took photos and a video of the event for us! Talk about going above and beyond!!! After the vows, they brought our champagne, flutes, and the cake to us, and then retired inside to let us to savor the moment. The work done by Kathy and Mike to bring the house to its previous glory is impeccable. Each and every room was a joy to discover. The breakfasts were exceptionally planned and prepared. We looked forward to them each morning. Days later upon checkout, they presented us with a most thoughtful and creative gift. Kathy had taken our empty champagne bottle and transformed it into a sweet little cheese tray as a memento of our wedding. We will forever be grateful for the experience Kathy and Mike helped us to create.

A wonderful place to stay. Kathy and Mike are great hosts!

4.6 on April 06, 2014

M. Perry

On Beyond Expectations

5 on March 26, 2014

This was our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast and it was fantastic. Kathy and Michael were gracious hosts, attending to our needs and even anticipating needs before they occurred. Would definitely stay there again!

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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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

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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  • Check In:: 4-6PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No smoking is permitted at the public park across the street
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited The inn is not suitable for children under 14.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: certain weekends require a two or three night stay, call for details
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's rental amount when room booked. If more than one room is booked then total amount due at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Refundable 15 days in advance for single room less a $25.00 per night processing fee. No refund if booking multiple rooms unless rooms can be re-booked even if 14+ day notice is given. Certain event weeks are non-refundable (college graduation) and are charged in full ahead of time.



Kathy and Michael Bedsworth

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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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