Grace Manor was built in 1910 by William Zimmermann as his wife Louise’s “dream house”. The workmanship, detailing and materials throughout the house reflect the fashionable lifestyle enjoyed in the West Grace Street and Monument Avenue neighborhoods at the turn of the century. The Schicks purchased the house in 2003 and converted it to a Bed and Breakfast. Grace Manor Inn has 3 large guest suites with private baths, a business center, a formal dining room, a sunroom, and three formal parlours. Each day begins with a multi-course, gourmet breakfast accompanied by your choice of gourmet, loose teas or LavAzza coffee. The Inn also has three resident Yorkie mascots who are anxious to welcome you!
This suite, which is the largest suite in the Bed and Breakfast, has stunning red walls and is decorated in red and gold. It has a queen-sized flame mahogany bedroom set from the early 1900’s and has a beautiful connecting sitting room with a Victorian sofa, chairs, and a desk. The sitting room also showcases a ‘wall of art’ featuring a collection of period-style paintings in gold-gilded frames. A television is also hidden in the original steamer trunk closet above the large dressing closet. Both the sitting room and bedroom have ornately carved fireplaces. The sitting room fireplace is a working fireplace. This suite has its own private bathroom with a claw foot tub that is original to the house and a separate shower stall that was considered to be a modern convenience in its day. Also unique to this suite is a private balcony overlooking historic West Grace Street. Sip your complimentary bottle of wine or enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on your own private terrace. This suite is
This suite has gold walls and is decorated in a blue and gold color scheme. It has a queen-sized bedroom set with a custom headboard draped with blue sheers hanging from a bed crown. It also has a claw foot lady’s dresser which can be used as a desk for business travelers. It conveniently connects to a private sitting room with a comfortable sofa and overstuffed chair, as well as a television. This suite has a small, modern, private bathroom with a shower. This suite is dedicated to Tom and Patty Shortt, who lovingly restored this home to its original grandeur.
This suite has pale pink walls and is decorated in sage green and pink. It has a queen-sized cherry bedroom set with French antique night stands adorning each side of the bed, as well as a small French desk and two carved antique rosewood chairs. An ornately carved cornice hangs on the wall behind the bed and is decorated with rich, flowing fabric. The sitting room has a large French desk with a leather top and a sage green tub chair with French antique end tables adorning each side of it. A television is hidden in the chifforobe directly across from it. This suite has a private bathroom with a claw foot tub that is original to the house and a newly added shower ring. Its large windows provide a stunning view of West Grace Street. This suite is dedicated to William and Louise Zimmermann who originally dreamed up this magnificent home.
Originally, this dependency served as the Carriage House for the horse and buggy, with the sleeping quarters for the driver. It has been renovated and offers guests a completely private place to relax and unwind. The Carriage House ishares the same property as the Grace Manor Inn, but is decorated in a more contemporary style. Internet Television Kitchen Balcony Private Parking Complimentary Wine & Cheese Iron Hair Dryer Television CD Player Alarm Clock Spa Robes
Each of our suites at the Grace Manor Inn is unique. They are luxuriously appointed with queen-sized bed and have private baths and large private sitting rooms. Each is painted in a warm, rich color with authentic heart of pine wood floors. When you enter The Grace Manor Inn the first thing you notice are the spectacular tall ceilings and the amazing decorative crown moldings throughout the first floor. To the right of the front entrance is the Music room, which features several cozy seating areas. The entire Inn is open for your enjoyment. Please call Inn to arrange check in time.
4.0 on September 14, 2014
Nothing better for this weary business traveler than... free city parking, being greeted upon arrival at my car, and having my suitcase carried to my room! Located just a few miles off the highway...No need to drive through the historic fan district to a chain hotel again - I plan to stay at the Grace Manor Inn when in Richmond. If you are hotel fatigued and want that home away from home feel this is your place. Walking distance to restaurants and VCU campus. Beautiful and safe neighborhood for morning or evening walk/run up Monument Street. My 3rd floor room was spotless, had an adjacent sitting room with TV, and a private bath. The bed was comfortable, linens crisp, and plenty of soft bath towels were provided. Oh and did i mention the beautiful back garden/patio/inground pool? - Wow! Thanks to Albert for the delicious parmesean eggs/asparagus breakfast (no powdered eggs here), his hospitatility, and for accomodating my earlier dining time. Hope to be back soon!
4.8 on September 02, 2014
The Grace Manor Inn is a very nice house in the Fan District. We enjoyed the Shortte Suit very much. Loved the sitting room. Dawn and Albert we very gracious hosts and breakfasts were very yummy. After a long day of sight seeing around Richmond, the pool was a welcome cool down. And who can forget the Yorkies. So cute and friendly. Will definitely stay at the Grace Manor again. Thanks Albert and Dawn.
4.6 on May 27, 2014
Albert and Dawn are wonderful Innkeepers. The house fits all the elegance that a bed and breakfast should have. The location is excellent. Bring a swim suit as the back has a beautiful pool and sitting areas. My only suggestion would be that a mirror is put above the tall dresser in the Fenster-Davis suite. I am a tall gal and all the mirrors were too short for me and the lighting at the very charming sink in the room was too dim for a mirror. We enjoyed our stay and their recommendations and making a reservation for our dinner was very thoughtful. Thank you for a small fridge and wine glasses in the suite. Beth and David PS-have a wonderful journey this summer!
5 on May 20, 2014
I can't say enough good things about this B&B. I would give it ten stars if I could. The place itself is beautiful and charming with it's original 1900's character. They keep it very clean and comfortable and the hospitality was unbelievable. They go out of their way to make everything wonderful for you. Our room had everything we could have possibly needed and more. The breakfast sealed the deal for me. As I sipped my mimosa in the dining room and waited for my first of three courses, I was positive I never wanted to leave. You know they are doing something right when you have had a jam packed day and you come back to a place that feels like home. Again, the host's were fantastic, and always made themselves available for you. They leave binders in your room full of places and restaurants they recommend, which I think is genius. We will have to come back when it's warmer so we can enjoy the beautiful pool area and fire pit. I feel like this will be a spot we will return to many times. My husband and I already call it "our place" in RIchmond and recommend it to everyone we know.
5 on May 11, 2014
This was a fantastic place. Our suite was beautiful, with brand new wooden floors, a bedroom and a sitting room, all in antique furnishings and antique rugs. The breakfast was an experience. Albert, the owner, had a 3 course gourmet breakfast everyday prepared and served by himself, complete with mimosas and Bellinis. I am glad I didn't have to leave before his breakfast. We met other guests at the family style breakfast and enjoyed the conversation. One was a Navy engineer, one a librarian attending a genealogy convention. I liked it so well, I wanted references to other B and B's in different parts of the country that shared this quality.
4.8 on April 15, 2014
WE spent a weekend recently in Richmond, and stayed at the Grace Manor Inn......our stay was wonderful, Albert the innkeeper was so hospitable, friendly and accommodating....would recommend Grace Manor Inn very highly!
5 on April 02, 2014
Our stay at the Grace Manor Inn and the generous hospitality of Albert and Dawn was unparalleled to any other B&B I have stayed in. They are professional, accessible, kind, and have a full understanding of dietary needs especially Gluten allergies. Thank you so much Albert and Dawn. The Vegas Ladies.
5 on March 23, 2014
My wife and enjoyed a two nite stay at this lovely Victorian era B&B with period furnishings in mid March and were blown away by the service and cuisine. These were some of the best breakfasts we've ever had at an inn and the cupcakes for dessert topped it all off. Albert and Dawn were very gracious and accommodating and the yorkies entertaining and friendly. We can't wait to visit Richmond again and stay at Grace Manor. Highly recommend!
5 on March 23, 2014
This was a first for us. Chose the stay from a Living Social opportunity. We could not have been more pleased with the choice and the amenities available. The accomodations were excellent, stayed in the Carriage House Suite. Apart from the main house and serene. Breakfast each morning was excellent, a four course delight. The host, Albert Schick, was informative and entertaining. Quick to offer suggestions. I would strongly recommend this fine B&B to anyone looking for a place to stay in Richmond.
4.6 on March 20, 2014
We had a great weekend at this B&B. Albert, one of the owners, was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfasts stood out - we were served unique, delicious dishes, and any dietary issues were asked about in advance. Their 3 Yorkies visited us briefly after breakfast, and they were surprisingly well-behaved and calm given they were surrounded by strangers wanting to hold them! We stayed in the Shortt Suite, which I believe is one of their cheapest room options, and it was great. It's on the top floor, along with one other suite. The bedroom was plenty large, and the connected sitting room was comfortable. The TV in the sitting room was small, especially given the distance between the TV and seating, so if you plan to go to a B&B to watch endless TV or movies, this might not be the room for you (but then again, why would you want to sit in front of a TV on vacation?). However, I believe the sitting room on the main floor was open for us to use - and it had a very large TV in it, although it wouldn't be as private. From our bedroom, we had to walk a few feet into the hallway to get to the bathroom, but at least the bathroom was private. Our bathroom had a small shower stall, no tub - which was fine with us. The only hiccup during our stay was that upon driving back to the B&B at 10-11pm, the B&B's private parking spaces were very crammed; there were no lines and it was unclear whether 3 or 4 cars are intended to be parked there. We didn't think we'd fit, tried to call Albert for advice about where else to park but got no answer, but ultimately with slow, careful maneuvering, we squeezed in. Albert immediately apologized when he saw us the next morning, and he decided he would look into making sure the spaces were clearly marked to avoid a similar issue in the future. So, given his reaction to this small inconvenience, I would still rate our experience as 5/5! We would certainly consider staying here again ... perhaps the summer - they have a great looking pool!
Airport, City, Downtown
Richmond, VA (RIC)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Maymont Estate, Civil War Battlefields, Richmond Braves’ Baseball Stadium, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Irons, Free long distance calls in the Continental U.S., Triple Sheeting, Spa Robes, Complimentary Bottle Of Wine & Cheese Plate, Private Parking
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting
Dawn & Albert Schick
Traveling, Wine, Food, Gardening, Plays, Musicals, Entertaining, Antiques, Hot Air Ballooning, Spas
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