The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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 was lovingly restored to its original grandeur by the innkeepers between 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. We are 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. Many Civil War and historic sites can be found within a 30 minute drive of the bed and breakfast. These include Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Appomattox Courthouse and a branch of the Museum of the Confederacy and the National D-Day Memorial.




Write A Review
  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9


4.2 on April 06, 2016

Very nice stay and extra touches. Would recommend assistance be offered w/ luggage.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review. We are sorry if we forgot to offer assistance with your bags. We usually offer to help carry bags as we have a long, curved staircase in the mansion and a long staircase in the carriage house. We will make sure to offer our future guests help with their luggage. Thanks for the reminder.

Historic charm and a hidden gem

4.6 on March 22, 2016

It was the first BnB for my wife and I and we're both very happy to have chosen Mike and Kathy to be our hosts. The house has a rustic charm to it that clearly showcased the owners' passion for preserving the rich history of the building while bringing it up to date on modern amenities like wifi and central air. It is nestled atop Daniel's Hill in historic Lynchburg and downtown is just a walk away. The 4-course breakfast was a good balance of fresh and savory. We stayed in the Mary Watts room it was perfect for our weekend getaway. Should we be in the area again, we'd love a pit stop at the Carriage House!

Innkeeper Response
We love hosting first time bed and breakfast guests! We enjoy having them experience the differences between a bed and breakfast and a hotel. They leave happy to have been exposed and look forward to their next bed and breakfast stay. Thanks for sharing with us.


5 on March 21, 2016

I was at Carriage House Inn B&B for a little over a week and it was outstanding in every way. Mike and Kathy go out of their way to make guests feel welcomed. The rooms are spotless, the sheets are amazing, and the breakfast is out of this world delicious! If you are in Lynchburg, stay here, you won't regret it!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We host LU Intensive students several times a year. They usually spend a week with us--working long hours each day--and as in this case have their spouse join them either before their week of classes or after. The rooms in the Carriage House are great for students as they are a bit larger and have access to a living room with large desk for studying.

Kreider Stay at THe Carriage House

5 on March 19, 2016

Mike and Kathy are very cordial innkeepers. As with any new place that you stay, you never quite know what to expect, but they exceeded our expectations.

Great Hosts, Great Breakfast, and Great Accommodations

4.8 on November 12, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at the Carriage House Inn over Columbus Day Weekend and had a wonderful stay. Our room was in the actual Carriage House which shares a parlor and kitchenette with another room. Accommodations were very spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated. The owners are really great. They contacted us in advance and went out of their way to prepare information and insights about the local area and specific activities we were interested in. The breakfast was fantastic with unique recipes you can find on the Inn's website. Great visit. We would definitely stay at this B&B again!

Outstanding Home to Visit

4.6 on October 28, 2015

The Carriage House Inn is beautiful and a lovely place to visit. Great hosts and plenty of privacy.

A Step back in Time

4.6 on October 15, 2015

From the moment we arrived, Kathy and Mike offered a gracious style and warmth that consistently impressed up throughout our weekend stay. Flexible, engaging, thoughtful, and supportive, they modeled the style of innkeeper in an extraordinary fashion. Ask to see the storybook of the restoration. If you are a history or architecture buff, it will delight you and is just one of the many reasons the Carriage House exceeds expectations. Loved the group breakfast--guaranteed both a tasty and intellectually interesting start to the day!

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.

View More Reviews

Rooms & Rates

RT Watts

Our most popular room, in the mansion, this over-sized room has a king-sized bed with a Select Comfort mattress. There is a sitting area with two comfortable chairs, a desk, a window seat, fireplace (coal burning and decorative only), 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

Emma Watts

The Emma Watt'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. 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: $169 - $299

Mary Watts

The Mary Watts Room features a queen-sized sleigh bed. There is a charming window seat overlooking the newly restored 1800's brick street, plus two comfortable chairs for reading. 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.)

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $299

Stephen Watts

The Stephen Watt's Room is a room filled with antiques. This room can only be booked with the Mary Watts Room, such as for parents and a college-aged child or two people traveling together who want their own room but don't mind sharing a bathroom. 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, an antique wardrobe, dresser and desk. Please note the bed is a antique DOUBLE bed with a foot board. If you are tall this is not be a good choice for you, we have California king beds (extra long) in our carriage house. This room shares a bathroom with the Mary Watts Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $229

Stablemaster Suite

The Stablemaster's Suite (where the stablemaster lived) is located in our 1910 Carriage House. It has a California King-sized bed and a twin 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/events require a minimum two night stay. $35.00 charge per night, per person over 2 guests, up to a maximum of four. Wi-fi is available to all guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $399

Hayloft Suite

The Hayloft Suite (where the hay & grain were stored for the horses) is located in the 1910 Carriage House. It has a California King-sized bed plus 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 weekend". $35.00 charge per person, per night over 2 guests, up to four total. Weekends/holidays/events require a minimum 2-night stay. Wi-fi is available for all guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $399

Check Dates Visit Website


Location Type

Airport, 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, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, 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, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

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

Check Dates Visit Website


  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No cigaretts, cigars, pipes, vapes or e-cigs allowed.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children, young adults allowed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Certain weekends/events require full payment ahead of time. Some deposits are non-refundable.
  • Cancellations: If cancelling prior to 15 days of your reservation you will be charged a $25.00 cancellation fee per room, per night. If cancelling within 14 days of your reservation you will be charged in full, unless room is re-booked, less a $25.00 per room, per night cancellation fee. All cancellations must be completed via telephone.



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.

Check Dates Visit Website




  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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,