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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $179-$299
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.
Nightly Rate: $179-$299
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.
Nightly Rate: $179-$299
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.
Nightly Rate: $179-$199
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.
Nightly Rate: $199-$329
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.
Nightly Rate: $199-$329
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.
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!
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.
4.6 on April 06, 2014
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!
5 on February 16, 2014
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast. We enjoyed talking with Kathy and Michael and were so impressed with the service, our breakfast, and the beauty of their Inn. We loved the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere and it was great for us to escape from our normally hectic routine. We enjoyed not having TV, computer and the distractions of our regular daily life. Thank you for our respite!
4.8 on February 14, 2014
Kathy and Mike are the perfect hosts! They were so very warm and welcoming, gave us excellent recommendations and information about their community and sights to see, and their breakfasts were to die for! They have restored the inn with great love and commitment to detail - it is truly exceptional. Its history is fascinating and it is clear Mike and Kathy are honoring its past. Our room was almost perfect - we'd have preferred that it had a TV, but Mike explained that guests in the other rooms might be bothered by the noise of a TV. We watched the Olympics in the parlor, which was fine. We look forward to our next visit, and hope to share with friends this wonderful B&B experience.
5 on January 26, 2014
My husband and I spent a night here while in town. This gem of an Inn exceeded our expectations in every respect. The service was impeccable and the Inn keepers were delightful. Every detail was thought through and our stay was inevitably enjoyable and wonderful. We don't know where to begin. The owners, Kathy and Michael have done everything to a perfect "T." We were welcomed upon arrival, they accommodated my husband with breakfast since he had to leave before the normal breakfast time, there were homemade chocolate chip cookies as a welcome, and plush robes in the bathroom. Everything was clean and comfortable. Our room was blessed with dried lavender from which they grew in their own garden - we can only imagine what the rooms are filled with during the other seasons. If we are ever in town again, we will only stay here. Thank you for such a delightful stay.
5 on January 05, 2014
We stayed at the Carriage House Inn for 6 nights.It was wonderful ,from amazing breakfasts,chocolates at bed time,help getting around town and plenty of information.Plenty of attention to detail.We would highly recommend it.
5 on December 10, 2013
The Carriage House B&B is the perfect combination of luxury, hospitality, and historic intrigue. Mike and Kathy are proven mavens in the B&B business—their fingerprints of personal touch and attention to detail covered every inch of our visit. The linens were superb, room accommodations historic and royal, living spaces lovely yet comfortable—allowing my mind, body and soul to rest, feel at home, and find a much-needed inner quiet. And the breakfasts! Absolutely spectacular in every way; served to make even the humblest guest feel like English nobility. All this in a home dating back to post-Civil War; completely restored and decorated (by Mike and Kathy) to represent the refinement of the owners who built it. I was even given a private tour by Mike, who was wonderful about showing off the home’s magnificent architectural details, interspersed with fun Lynchburg history. I have visited plenty of B&B’s in my day. Without a doubt, The Carriage House has been the most pleasant, restful, and soul-enriching B&B experience I’ve ever had. Thanks, Mike and Kathy!
Airport, City, Downtown, Small town, Wine country
Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Preston Glenn Field) 10 miles
See detailed directions on our web site.
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
Historic Inn, Spa, Bed and Breakfast
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
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
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
Kathy and Michael Bedsworth
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.
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,
Are you sensitive to paranormal events?Do you believe in ghosts?If so, you may be interested in staying a few nights with us in one of our "haunted" guest rooms.In July 2009 Afterlife Investigations conducted a paranormal investigation of our inn.They recorded evps(voices) in several rooms.So bring your cameras & recording devices & see if you can capture images or voices.When making your reservation mention the Ghost package so we can assign you an appropriate room.Our spirits are friendly!