The Mayhurst Inn

12460 Mayhurst Ln , Orange, VA 22960 USA (Show map)

About

Mayhurst is much more than a Perfect Getaway. Located in the heart of Historic Virginia the Manor House is a magnificent 9200 Sq. Ft. Italianate Victorian gem built in 1859 and is renowned for its architecture and oval-spiral staircase. Situated on 37 acres of lawn, gardens, fields and forest Mayhurst is filled with history and romance. When you stay at Mayhurst you will enjoy true Southern Hospitality and be treated as honored guests, just as Generals Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson and A.P. Hill were. Mayhurst is located amidst 3 Presidential Mansions, 6 Civil War Battlefields, 10 of Virginia's finest Wineries and over 15 excellent restaurants. Guests are treated to fine Virginia wines, cheese, soft drinks and snacks each evening, full, plantation style 3 course breakfasts each morning and the finest concierge service available. Our 8 stately guest rooms have private baths and are designed to pamper you with amenities including: king or queen beds, luxury linens, fine chocolates, special toiletries, free WiFi, bottled water and central heat and air. There are also working fireplaces in 7 of 8 guest rooms plus Jacuzzis and warm fluffy robes and slippers in selected rooms. Mayhurst is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a quiet weekend away from the "daily grind", a gateway to fun and adventure and the place to enjoy the best of Southern Hospitality.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Romantic historic getaway

5 on May 20, 2016

The owners couldnt be any friendlier, the mansion any prettier, the grounds any more beautiful, nor the breakfast any better. We loved every minute of our stay.


Perfect getaway

5 on April 22, 2016

This was a much needed, quiet, and breathtakingly beautiful getaway for me. The couple who own the inn were so incredibly sweet and personable, and I enjoyed drinking wine and chatting with them! The food was stellar and the grounds gorgeous.


Jack and Pat make it

4.6 on March 22, 2016

The inn is quite beautiful. The wine and cheese at 530 is a treat mainly because one gets to interact with the hosts. They are great conversationalists and are enjoyable to interact with. Great time.


Great weekend stay

4.8 on March 10, 2016

The friendlies innkeepers.


Pat and Jack make it worth it

5 on March 08, 2016

Pat is as entertaining hostess as anyone I've met. We have been to many B and B's over the years and this one is just quite good. Wine and Cheese at 530 PM and great breakfast food. A great activity is having wine with our hosts before dinner. Great house...beautiful library...great rooms. Loved it.


Excellent B&B

4.2 on November 11, 2015

Jack and Pat are very gracious hosts. They helped us considerably finding adventures to have in Orange and surrounding towns.


A Great Stay

4.8 on October 20, 2015

The place is beautiful. Jack and Pat were gracious hosts and very nice. The breakfasts, wine and cheese were all delicious. We were SAD to leave and hope to return some day.


Wonderful B&B

5 on October 13, 2015

Wonderful place to stay. We chose Mayhurst to avoid Charlottesville and still be close to Momticello. Jack and Pat helped us figure out how to best spend our time so we were able to fully enjoy Monticello and Momtpelier (Madison's home) as well as James Monroes's home. Jack is very knowledgeable about the significant history of the Mayhurst Plantation and all things Civil War. Food was super, they serve wonderful breakfasts and even have their own coffee brew which is perfect.


Mayhurst Moment

4.0 on October 10, 2015

Jack and Pat were gracious hosts Jack even made a last minute dinner reservation at a local restaurant for us, much appreciated. Very comfortable stay at a historic home Breakfast was absolutely delicious


Great stay again at our favorite B&B

5 on August 26, 2015

Jack and Pat do an absolutely superb job hosting their guests. From wine and cheese in the evening to a delicious breakfast the next morning, it's all first rate.


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Rooms & Rates

Madison Room

Savor this room as if you were the master and mistress of the plantation, Col. and Mrs. John Willis - they did. Their room is designed to honor John Willes' great uncle President James Madison and wife, Dolley. The ruby red wall covering was Dolley's choice for their bed drapes. The four poster king size bed is adjacent to the marble fireplace. A vintage claw foot tub with overhead shower and antique marble lavatory grace the bath. This spacious and very romantic room overlooks the pond.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $219

Piedmont Suite

Today that gently sloping, rolling pastoral land at the base of the Blue Ridge is known as the Piedmont. Mayhurst was a 2800 acre Piedmont plantation. Our Piedmont Suite is two rooms divided by the bathroom, which has a shower over the tub. The romantic queen bedchamber with fireplace is on the quiet third floor. Relax in the sitting room on the wicker daybed, or a big comfy chair with the in-room cable TV and VCR/DVD player.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

The School House

The original Mayhurst Plantation School House (c1837) is completely restored with all modern amenities. The perfect place for a romantic stay. School was NEVER like this. The Willis children likely sat through many a class in the "school house." Although they had the same fireplace, they didn't have central air and heat, a full bath, kitchen, and a queen size bed. Restorations were completed in September 2004. Guests can choose to enjoy all the amenities of the Manor House and enjoy the nights in the privacy and warmth of their own "class room" or the kitchen can be stocked for their own use. Virginia Wine or Champagne can be included to make a perfect stay even better.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Generals Room

Named in honor of the three Confederate Civil War generals who visited, stayed a night or stayed for the winter at Mayhurst. Generals Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, and A.P. Hill Allenjoyed this room. This queen bedded room has 1860 antiques and decor and an antique marble lavatory from the Williard Hotel. The gas fireplace is surrounded by the original Italian black marble. Three 10 foot arch top windows shimmer with the original glass. The private bathroom has a shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Garden Room

Like a garden cottage of the 1930's in yellow, soft green and blue, this king bedded room with electric fireplace has its own terrace outside a private door. The exposed ceiling beams predate the home and were reused from a tobacco barn. The spacious bathroom and shower are lined in green slate. Three deep window seats add to the easy, comfortable feel of this popular room. The entire room and bathroom is ADA compliant featuring a large, no barrier, roll-in shower and heavy duty hardware.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Magnolia Room

Blooming magnolias as you may see on the 10 very large magnolia trees of Mayhurst cover the walls of this warm and inviting room. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace from the antique French queen size bed, o rsit and relax next to other period furniture pieces.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Southern Charm Room

Looking as it might have in plantation days, this cheery blue and white room receives morning sun through a palladium window and overlooks the pond. "Stonewall" Jackson slept in this room on August 6, 1862. He would have enjoyed the double whirlpool tub in front of the wood burning fireplace and the king size bed!

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $229

The Italian Suite

Ahhh! The perfect room for romantic relaxation! Actually it's two rooms. A queen size handmade bed with 8 foot column posts sets the classic tone of this beautiful, luxurious room with shower bath. The adjoining Sitting/Soaking room has a large double Jacuzzi tub in black granite surrounded by marble, in front of a gas fireplace. You might wish to step out onto your private balcony in our robes or enjoy a private massage in the sitting room or on the balcony.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

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Location

Location Type

6 Civil War Battlefields within 25 miles, 2 Museums within 10 mIles, Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge - 25 Miles, 3 Presidential Mansions within 35 miles, 10 Wineries within 25 miles, Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 29 miles

Directions to property:

Mayhurst is in Orange, VA, 1 1/2 hours Southwest of Washington, D.C., 40 minutes Northeast of Charlottesville/University of Virginia, 1 hour Northwest of Richmond. Directions from Washington, D.C.: From the West side of DC and Dulles Airport: 1 1/2 hours driving time. Take I-66 West. (From Dulles take Rt. 28 south to I-66) Use Exit 43A at Gainesville onto Rt. 29. travel 38 miles. At the 3rd Culpeper exit, take "Route 15 South to Orange", 18 miles on Rt. 15 to, and through, Orange, VA then 1/4 mile South. Turn right into drive one block after median of divided highway begins and travel 1/4 mile up hill to the Inn. The Inn is not visible from Rt. 15. There is a large white lighted sign. From Richmond and South: 1 hour driving time Take I-64 West to Exit 136 "Orange, Zion Crossroads Rt. 15" Travel North on Rt 15 for 19 miles through the Gordonsville traffic circle and North to Orange, VA. When center median of the Rt 15 divided highway ends, turn around SAFELY. You will now be traveling South on Rt 15 for 200 yards. Turn right into our driveway. Look for a large lighted white sign. The Inn is not visible from Rt. 15. From I-81 and West: Take I-64 east to Exit 136 "Orange, Zion Crossroads Rt. 15" Continue as above

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 10 Wineries, Ballooning, Sky Diving, Horse Back Riding, 3 Presidential Mansions, 6 Civil War Battlefields, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, TV Video games, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Wine, Cheese and Snacks Served each evening, Fine Chocolates In Room, Softdrinks and Snacks in Library, Luxury Hand Lotion, Soaps, Shampoo in room, Luxury Linens, Bottled Water In Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hot Air Ballooning - From Mayhurst, Fishing - on site, Biplane Rides over the Blue Ridge, White Water Rafting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Contact InnKeeper for Baby Sitting Service
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes School House Only - No Pets in Manor House. $25 additional
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Stay on most weekends (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Receipt of a deposit of one night's stay or half the total stay will hold a reservation. Credit card charges are processed at the time the reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: Refunds, less a $20 processing fee, will be made if notice of cancellation is received at least 10 days before the date of arrival. Otherwise, deposits are not refundable unless the room is rebooked.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jack & Pat North

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Jack and Pat continue the tradition of Southern Hospitality that Mayhurst is famous for. Jack is a retired Army Officer, avid gardener, amateur cook, experienced parachutist and scuba diver, former baseball coach & umpire, and an enthusiastic historian. Pat raised 3 children, moved 15 times in 30 years and was a social worker & Alzheimer/Dementia specialist. She is a fantastic cook and experienced homemaker/decorator who loves meeting & talking with guests & taking care of their needs.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Patio, Verandah, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan


Signature Dish

Mayhurst French Toast
What could be more "French" than soft flaky Croissants soaked in batter, grilled and served with Mayhurst apple compote, cinnamon and sugar or Maple Syrup and Maple Sausage


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