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The Mayhurst Inn

12460 Mayhurst Ln , Orange, VA 22960 USA (Show map)
124 Reviews
$179 - $249
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

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 whirlpool 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 warm, fluffy robes while enjoying some excllent Virginia wine or champagne. This room, and balcony, overlook the Patio.

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

Nightly Rate: $229-$249

The Madison Room

Savor this room! It was the Master's Suite where the owners of the plantation, Col. and Mrs. John Willis, spent their evenings. Their room is designed to honor his great uncle, President James Madison, and his 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

The 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. The bath has a shower and an 1890 marble lavatory from Washington's Historic Willard Hotel. Overlooks the Patio and Rose Garden.

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

Nightly Rate: $179-$199

The 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. Formerlly the Mayhurst Guest Room in the days of John Willis, this very large room is where "Stonewall" Jackson slept on August 6, 1862. He would have enjoyed the double whirlpool tub in front of the wood burning fireplace and the king size bed! Frequently used by bride and groom, the Southern Charm Room is made for romance.

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

Nightly Rate: $209-$229

The Generals Room

This room is truly perfect for the Civil War or Victorain enthusiast. In honor of the three Confederate Civil War generals who have visited, stayed a night or stayed for the winter, Generals Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, and A.P. Hill respectively, this queen bedded room has 1860 antiques and decor. The gas fireplace is surrounded by the original Italian black marble. Three 10 foot arch top windows shimmer with the original glass. This room overlooks the Patio, Gardens and the spectacular, 150 year old, Boxwood Grotto.

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

Nightly Rate: $179-$199

The Piedmont Suite

Our Piedmont Suite is two rooms divided by the bathroom, which has a shower and tub. The romantic queen bedchamber with fireplace overlooks the Patio and gardens. Relax in the sitting room on the wicker daybed, or a big comfy chair with the in-room cable TV and VCR. Perfect for families, this suite can accommodate four.

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

Nightly Rate: $179-$199

The Garden Room

Yellow, soft green and blue colors enhance this king bedded room with electric fireplace. This room has its own terrace outside a private entrance. Three deep window seats add to the easy, comfortable feel of this popular room. The spacious bathroom and shower are lined in green slate. This room and bathroom are ADA compliant and the bathroom features a no barrier, roll-in, shower. A great family room, it easily accommodates two roll away beds.

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

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. Guests can choose to enjoy all the amenities of the Manor House and enjoy their nights in the privacy and warmth of their own class room. The perfect place to start the Honeymoon.

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

Nightly Rate: $179-$199

The Mayhurst Library

The Mayhurst Library is the prime gatering spot for evening wine, cheese, soft drinks and snacks. Filled with antique furniture, decorated in the Victorian style of the 1850s, and warmed by a large fireplace, it is a guest favorite. Filled with books describing the History of our nation, the world, and local history. Guests can read, watch Cable TV, or use the VCR/DVD player. A real hot spot during the Super Bowl and other playoff games.

  • Bathroom Private Bath

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Restful and Romantic Stay

4.8 on July 23, 2013

Truly exceptional bed and breakfast. The owners/hosts are gracious and thoughtful and know the area quite well. If you are looking for a quiet romantic gateway during the week, this is it. They have a option for a elegant, gourmet home cooked meal with wine pairing for each course, very good.

Fourth Time at the Mayhurst!

5 on July 01, 2013

I discovered this B&B in 2005 and it was a great find. My wife and I have stayed at the Mayhurst 4 times now and each time is a better experience. Pat & Jack are great owners and terrific hosts. We've stayed in a different room each time and which are all very comfortable and unique. Lots to do in the area in regards to history, antiques, and wineries as well as great local restaurants. However, one can not miss the superb breakfast in the morning and the wine & cheese get together every afternoon at 5:30. Mary Pat & Wayne, Hendersonville, N.C.

Wonderful B&B!

5 on November 05, 2012

Stayed at Mayhurst for the first time this past Fri. 11/2/2012 and Sat. 11/3/2012, in order to see the Montpelier Races near Orange, VA. From start to finish, Owners Jack and Pat North made our stay an absolute pleasure. Very smooth process, very professional, warm and caring people. Genuine. We stayed in the Madison room, and slept like rocks both nights in the very quiet home. Breakfast both days was very, very good. Pat and Jack make it look easy, and what they do so well cannot be easy without a lot of attention to detail and a lot of thought about how to make guests have a relaxing visit. We just got home to Northern Virginia yesterday (about 80 miles from Orange) and have already made reservations at The Mayhurst Inn for next year's racing. Don't miss the two miles or so of mowed grass walkways through the property. There is a lot of beautiful scenery in the area. We've stayed in 'nice' B&Bs before in New England, Maryland, and Virginia, and cannot remember a place or hosts we liked better.

Peaceful, country get away

4.8 on October 16, 2012

We loved the school house accommodation which was pet friendly and located about 100 yards from the main house. Enjoyed the evening wine, cheese and conversation in the main house. Hosts, Pat and Jack, were very friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were delicious and bountiful. Visiting Mayhurst Inn was beautiful. Felt like stepping back in time.

Great as always!

4.0 on October 01, 2012

We have made over 10 visits to the Maryhurst Inn for many events such as UVA graduation ceremony to celebrating birthday/anniversary times. It is consistently a quality experience with so many things to do or just doing nothing and relaxing. Pat and Jack North are wonderful hosts. We highly recommend a visit to the Maryhurst!

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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


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

Directions to property:

Exit Airport on Airport Rd - East, 1.5 miles to intersection with Rt 29. Take Rt 29 North for 8 MIles to Ruckerville, VA. Turn Right (East) on Rt 33 East for 11 Miles to Gordonville traffice circle, take Rt 15 North for 9 miles toward Orage, 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.

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, Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, 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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

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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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes School House Only - No Pets in Manor House. $25 additional

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Stay on most weekends (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun
  • 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.



Jack & Pat North

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 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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  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Patio, Verandah, Dining Room, Guest 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



Hot Deal

20% Discount - Sunday-Thursday

Regular Rate: $179 now $143.20 (20% Savings:)

20% Discount on any room. Regular rate is $179-$229 (Depending on Room and date). Reduced to $143.20-$183.20 (Depending on Room). Valid Sunday-Thursday only.

expires Wednesday

Special Package

Outdoor Adventures

Hot Air Balloon or Biplane Ride Plus Horseback Riding Mayhurst Inn, Virginia Hot Air Ballooning, Blue Ridge Biplane Rides and Oakland Heights Farm bring you a special opportunity to see Virginia in a very different way. Ballooning: Launch from Mayhurst in the early morning (and return to a delicious breakfast), or in the late afternoon and return for wine and cheese before dinner (after your champagne of course). Or Biplane Ride: Start with a hearty three course breakfast at Mayhurst and then climb aboard a biplane at the nearby Culpeper Airport for an unforgettable trip over the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains and down the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Then saddle up for ride through the Piedmont foothills at Oakland Heights Farm (only 5 miles from Mayhurst). Stay close to your guide he has some amazing stories to tell. Minimum 10 day advance notice required. Ballooning and Biplane rides dependent on weather. Rain Checks available. Adventure Vacation Package - Hot Air Balloon and Horseback Riding Package Includes: - 2 nights lodging in one of our beautiful guest rooms - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in your room - Hot Air Ballooning from Mayhurst Or Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Valley Biplane Ride - Horseback riding $999.00 Weekend $956.20 Weekdays

Fall Foliage

The Famous Mayhurst "Fall Foliage Flyover." Enjoy the serenity of Mayhurst's 37 acres of Fall color plus a Biplane Ride over the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains Fall Foliage. Get a unique view of Central Virginia's spectacular Fall Foliage. Mayhurst Inn and Blue Ridge Biplane Rides provide you with a unique opportunity to enjoy the ambiance and seasonal specials of Mayhurst Inn and see the spectacular Fall Foliage of the Blue Ridge Mountains - while avoiding the leaf peeper traffic on Skyline Drive. There is no better or relaxing way to see the beauty of Virginia in the Fall than to fly over it. Then return to Mayhurst, sit by a warm fire, try some warm mulled wine and then enjoy an after dinner special desert treat in your room. Best times are mid September through mid November. Book your Fall Foliage Flyover now. Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfast each morning - Biplane Ride over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley - Champagne and Strawberries in your room - Warm Mulled wine or other fine Virginia wines, cheese and snacks each evening - Post dinner desert in your room of Home made Hot Apple Pie a'la mode, Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie and home made whipped cream 10 day advance notice required to secure this package. $936.00 Weekends, Taxes Included $893.20 Weekdays, Taxes Included

Romance Packages

Romantic Vacation Special Trying to impress that “Special Someone?” Celebrating an anniversary, engagement, birthday, or just want two wonderful days with someone you love? We have the solution - a two day romantic package with all the trimmings. From the time you arrive you’ll be pampered with extra care and service. Fresh flowers in your room and when the weather is cool we’ll have your fireplace going to add to the warmth of this occasion. Massages in your room for you and your significant other will help you forget the trials and tribulations of today’s hectic lifestyles. Dinner at one of our fine restaurants will add to the ambiance. Then return to Champagne and Strawberries and soak in huge Claw Foot tub or a Jacuzzi (if available). Take our picnic basket down to the pond and enjoy the quiet, or just snuggle in our hammock and doze a few hours. Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability' Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in your room - A fresh floral arrangement in your room - Two in room Massages by your fireplace - $50 Gift Certificate toward Dinner at a great Restaurant - Picnic basket for two - Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening 5 day advance notice required $792.95 Weekends, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included $750.15 Weekdays, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included

Wine Lovers Getaways

Virginia Wine Country Vacation Package This is a wine connoisseur and gourmet extravaganza. Visit 6 Wineries, all within 20 miles of Mayhurst, and sample their wide variety of award winning Virginia Wines. Then have a wine pairing dinner at the award winning Palladios Restaurant at the Barboursville Winery or at the equally famous Inn at Meander Plantation (price of dinner not included in Package). With all this wine you will need at least two days to fully appreciate the breadth and depth of Virginia’s wines. Dine (with a $50.00 gift certificate) on the other night of your vacation at the renowned Pomme Restaurant, the elegant Foti’s Restaurant or the exceptional Elmwood at Sparks Restaurant. You MUST call or e-mail us at the time you make your reservation to request any of these Packages. Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability. Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in your room - Your itinerary to visit 6 Wineries - $50.00 Gift Certificate toward dinner at the one of the great local Restaurants - Picnic basket for two - Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening 1 week advance notice required to book this package. $571.39 Weekends, Taxes Included $528.59 Weekdays, Taxes Included

Presidential Packages

Presidential Vacation Package If you love history you will absolutely want to book this package. Stay at Mayhurst, a fully restored 9200 Sq. Ft. C.1859 Plantation Manor House. This National Registry Property and Virginia Landmark was built by John Willis who was a great nephew of James Madison. The unique Italianate Victorian architecture, original Italian Marble fireplaces and the extensive history of Mayhurst will set the tone for your step back in time. Then visit and tour three Presidential Mansions: James Madison’s Montpelier, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and James Monroe’s Ashlawn. See history reborn and learn about the backgrounds and lives of three of our founding fathers. Minimum 7 day advanced booking required. Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in your room - Two tickets to James Madison's Montpelier and 2 Presidential Passes for Jefferson's Monticello, Monroe's Ashlawn and the historic Mitchie Tavern. - 10% discount at the Montpelier Gift Shop - Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening $585.80 Weekends, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included $543.00 Weekdays, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included Add a child - $50 Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability'

Civil War Vacation Package

Civil War Vacation Package You will begin your vacation at the historic Mayhurst Inn which was General A.P. Hill’s HQ from November 1863 to May 1864, and where 18,000 Confederate Troops camped. You can borrow our metal detector and find some artifacts. As Pat says, “18,000 guys and no one to pick up after them, they left a lot of stuff around.” Generals Lee, Jackson and A.P. Hill all visited at Mayhurst. Washington did not sleep here. On your first full day at Mayhurst go on a guided personalized tour with a private professional tour guide from "TourGuide, Ltd". Visit sites like: - St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Orange (See General Lee’s Pew) - McGowan Winter Camp Site at Montpelier - The Civil War Museum in Gordonsville - Ellwood Manor - The Wilderness Battlefield - Chancellorsville - Brandy Station - Cedar Mountain Battlefield - Mine Run Campaign Minimum 30 day advanced booking required. Weekdays recommended. You MUST call or e-mail us at the time you make your reservation to request any of these Packages. Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability. Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in you room - Guided Civil War Tour - Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening $706.05 Weekends, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included $663.25 Weekdays, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included Add a child - $50

Montpelier Discount Tickets

James Madison's Montpelier is only 4 miles from Mayhurst - and it is FANTASTIC. John Willis, the builder and owner of Mayhurst, was a Great Nephew of President Madison, and is buried in the Montpelier Cemetery. That "special" relationship means you can get discount tickets to tour Montpelier AND you get a 10% discount at the Montpelier Gift Shop. Stop in early on your arrival date and we will have your tickets for you or we will give them to you at breakfast the next morning. Tickets are $16.00 apiece for our guests - and $18.00 apiece at Montpelier.

Aaa Member Discount

We like AAA Members! Mayhurst is rated with 3 diamonds by AAA and we provide a 10% discount to any active AAA Members. Anytime! Please provide AAA Number when you make a reservation. You must call for this discount. Not Valid with any other discount.

Military Rate (active duty)

You've earned it! 10% Discount for all active duty military. Anytime! Please state "Active Duty" when making a reservation. You must call for this discount. Not Valid with any other discount. Military ID card required.

Gift Certificates

Mayhurst Inn Gift Certificates The Perfect Christmas, Anniversary, Wedding, Birthday, Valentine's Day, or a "Just Because" Gift for that special person or a special occasion. Our Gift Certificates can be purchased for a specific date, a specific room, a dollar amount without specific date or room, or any combination of the above. Why not treat someone you care about to a special experience at the romantic and historic Mayhurst Inn. Please call or e-mail us purchase a Mayhurst Inn Gift Certificate. No processing or mailing charges. Mayhurst Inn Gift Certificates are printed in color on Parchment Paper.

Business Discount (road Runner Special)

Tired of the same Hotel Room? Can't plug in all your gadgets? Tired of balancing your computer on your lap? Don't want to pay for high speed Internet? Can't get an early breakfast? Stay at Mayhurst Inn and enjoy Plantation Style Southern Hospitality with all extras and features you need and deserve. Be treated like a guest, not just a customer. Single Occupancy only Sunday-Thursday. Includes luxurious Guest Room, early and late check-ins and check-outs, Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening, full breakfast each morning at time of your choice, high Speed WiFi, Power Strip with Surge Protector, Desk or Table to work on, Printer, copier and fax available plus the peace and quiet, pampering and personalized service you can only get at Mayhurst. $99.95 + Tax

Seniors are Special

Seniors ARE special at Mayhurst. 10% Discount if you (or your significant other) are 65 or older. Anytime! Please state your "Senior Status" when making a reservation. You must call for this discount. Not Valid with any other discount.

Elopement Package

The Mayhurst Elopement Package covers everything from a night in one of our luxurious Guest Rooms, the Brides Bouquet, Grooms Boutonniere, Music, Photography, Cake, Champagne, a $100.00 gift certificate for a Romantic Dinner, the Celebrant and the perfect place for your Ceremony. All you have to do is supply the Bride and Groom. $750.00 including Taxes. Additional attendees for Ceremony $25.00 each. Additional attendees for Ceremony and Dinner $75.00.

Wedding Packages

From beautiful outdoor settings to indoor elegance, Mayhurst Inn is the perfect place to have your most important day. Mayhurst is the premier location in Central Virginia for the weekend that will provide you with a lifetime of memories. We have hosted over 100 weddings - from 10-300 people. The 9200 sq ft Italianate Victorian Manor House with 8 guest rooms is situated on 37 acres with manicured lawns, gardens, boxwood hedges and a picturesque pond. The best way for you to determine if Mayhurst meets your needs for your Special Day is to visit Mayhurst. Please call for an appointment (540-672-5597).

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

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