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!
5 on November 04, 2015
Upon arriving you should drive around back into a small alleyway directly behind the house that has ample parking right next to the carriage house. I would suggest calling prior to arrival to coordinate your check in so the innkeeper is there to greet you. You enter the house through a locked gate adjacent to the parking area that acts not only as the entry and egress for the house, but also serves as one side of a Sally port for the homes three resident Yorkies. This gate is also where you will be greeted by the innkeeper (Albert Schick) which was a very friendly fellow, eager to please and will probably offer to help you carry your luggage inside and up to your room. There is a pool, not from the 1910 era, but a much more modern added amenity tastefully done that blends very nicely with the adjoining garden area and back of the home. I should point out, the home sits on a double lot, so it probably has the most spacious outdoor relaxation space of any home in the area. There are four rooms to choose from in this Inn, each uniquely decorated. There is one suite on the second floor across the hall from the owners suite, two more suites on the third floor and a fourth suite above the detached carriage house out back. Each suite in the main house has its own sitting room, bedroom and private bathroom. The sitting rooms are attached to the bedrooms via an interior passageway and both rooms each have their own hallway door, however the bathroom is only accessible via a hallway door. Wifi was available throughout the house. I found the bed to be very comfortable and definitely the best mattress I slept on during my two week trip around Virginia and Maryland. The home is splendidly well maintained, impeccably clean and is truly a magnificent sight to behold. Built in 1910 and has been kept near to its original construction and has been furnished with period pieces that suit the home very well and lend to the overall grander of the home.
5 on April 07, 2015
Everything about the Grace Manor Inn is great. Beautifully decorated, clean, great food, great service and very very nice owners. We stayed during Easter weekend. Another guest told us he been staying there every Easter weekend for almost 10 years. It's located just off Monument Ave and about 3/4 mile from the Museum of Fine Art. Walk on Monument Ave to see all the beautiful architecture of "The Fan" district. Not too far from VCU and far enough to avoid students if you want to. One of the owners also owns The Carytown Cupcake shop. We recommend a visit there for some great cupcakes. Take some to a park with a coffee for an afternoon picnic. Tell them you're staying at the Grace Manor Inn for a little discount. Albert was really accommodating and let us keep our car parked at the Inn after checkout so we could stroll the Monument Ave Easter Parade. Super nice folks.
4.4 on December 21, 2014
This is a beautiful house in a convenient, pleasant neighborhood. There's a nice-looking pool in the yard that was still open and beautifully clean in December! I didn't swim but it made me want to come back in the summer. The food was incredible. I really wish they had one suite with a king bed and would have been happy to pay more for it. Overall definitely recommended.
5 on December 04, 2014
Our stay was simply amazing! The Grace Manor Inn has so much to offer from a fabulous gourmet breakfast to a beautifully decorated sweet and don't forget the cute Yorkies that are exceptionally well behaved! A five-star experience to be sure! My husband and I cannot wait to return for our next visit.
4.6 on September 29, 2014
We just finished a weekend in Richmond visiting our daughter. Neither of us had ever been there before and our stay at the Grace Manor was wonderful, the room was beautiful, breakfast was great and the host most gracious. I would recommend this inn to anyone who is visiting Richmond, you won't be disappointed! Tom & Diane from NJ
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.
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
Nightly Rate: $215 - $215
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.
Nightly Rate: $175 - $175
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.
Nightly Rate: $185 - $185
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
Nightly Rate: $215 - $215
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.
Nightly Rate: $215 - $215
Airport, City, Downtown
Richmond, VA (RIC)
From I-95: Take Exit #78 toward BOULEVARD Turn RIGHT onto BOULEVARD Turn LEFT onto BROAD STREET Turn RIGHT onto NORTH MEADOWS STREET The house is on the left, #1853, on the corner of N MEADOW ST & W GRACE ST
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