Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

146 E. Main St. , Stanardsville, VA 22973 USA (Show map)

About

Arrive at the Lafayette Inn & Restaurant and begin your relaxing visit at this historic Inn. Centrally located nearby most everything guests enjoy, but secluded enough to be relaxing. Our Inn rooms all have private entrances and bathrooms- in room coffee and television. A welcome try will be in your room ready to assist you with a treat to being your visit. Be sure to reserve dinner at our award winning on site restaurant. Previous winner of "Virginia's Restaurant of the Year" and current OpenTable "Diners Choice" award. If wines are part of your agenda, pick from our Wine Enthusiast winning wine list- including over 2 dozen local vineyard selections.

Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.2
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.5

About what you would expect in an old inn

2.8 on July 02, 2016

The inn is a wonderful preservation project. The character of the time period remains and has been made comfortable. We enjoyed the nice lawn, very peaceful. The dinner and breakfast were good, served in a very charming dining room with friendly efficient service. We felt it was a bit over priced for the room but the dinner was fairly priced. Overall a nice getaway.


Lovely service

4.6 on December 31, 2012

The service at this Inn is personal and thoughtful from this husband and wife team. They had lots of special touches to make our stay more enjoyable. The food at the restaurant is wonderful.


Close to UVA

4.0 on September 07, 2012

Excellent dinner and breakfast! Room temperature was sufficiently cool, despite high outdoor temps (90s). Bathroom a bit spartan. Just a short drive to Charlottesville :)


Outstanding stay

5 on August 01, 2007

We loved everything about the Lafayette when we were there in May. Alan and Kaye, the innkeepers, and staff were wonderful and saw to our every need. We stayed in the Washington Suite which was spacious and comfy. We loved that it was a true suite and allowed our teen aged daughter some privacy on the sitting room's pull out queen sofa. The restuarant was beyond amazing--every bite was a delight. Worth the short drive from Charlottesville.


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Rooms & Rates

Tyler

This lovely suite has two queen beds in one bedroom, a private bathroom and a separate Parlor. Perfect for the business traveler that has private meeting needs. The Parlor is booked separately when the Inn room is not reserved; otherwise the entire suite is included. Central heat and air conditioning, private in room TV. Free wireless internet connection. Full breakfast included for Inn guests (Sunday Brunch optional). For room guests we offer a special dinner option with advance reservation on every night. Typical seating time is 6:00 every evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Jefferson

Oversized room in the main building. Originally part of the 1840 ballroom. Antique furniture and hardwood floors, gas fireplace and a queen size post bed are among the touches that make this room so warm. Private bathroom with tub and shower. Central heat and air conditioning, private in room TV. Free wireless internet connection. Mirror image of The Monroe room next door. Full breakfast included for Inn guests (Sunday Brunch optional). For room guests we offer a special dinner option with advance reservation on every night. Typical seating time is 6:00 every evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Washington

Charming first floor suite. Sitting room on the front side (with pull out queen sofa bed) and a separate bedroom in the back. A queen size poster bed, broad plank floors and a private bathroom with a stand up shower make up this suite. Heating and air conditioning, private in room TV. Full breakfast included for Inn guests (Sunday Brunch optional). For room guests we offer a special dinner option with advance reservation on every night. Typical seating time is 6:00 every evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Dicey's Cottage

The original slave quarters of 1840 is located on the edge of the property, and is a two story self standing building complete with kitchenette, large bath with Jacuzzi, shower and deck. Most guests enter from the second floor private deck. Enter into a small kitchenette, pass by the bathroom and notice the Jacuzzi tub and stand up shower. Look into the large private bedroom with the spacious king bed along side the first of two gas fireplaces. Down the steps to the first floor cozy living room. Notice the second gas fireplace,TV and an option to set up a queen Aerobed. Privacy and luxury all contained in one cottage dating back to 1840. Full breakfast included for Inn guests. (Sunday Brunch optional). For room guests we offer a special dinner option with advance reservation on every night. Typical seating time is 6:00 every evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Wilson

Very quaint. A second floor "loft" type of room. Broad rustic hardwood planked floors. Small sitting area, queen size poster bed and private bathroom make up this suite. Heating and air conditioning, private in room TV. Full breakfast included for Inn guests (Sunday Brunch optional). For room guests we offer a special dinner option with advance reservation on every night. Typical seating time is 6:00 every evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Monroe

Oversized room in the main building. Originally part of the 1840 ballroom. Antique furniture and hardwood floors, gas fireplace and queen size post bed are among the touches that make this room so warm. Private bathroom with tub and shower. Central heat and air conditioning, private in room TV. Free wireless internet connection. Mirror image of The Jefferson room next door. Full breakfast included for Inn guests (Sunday Brunch optional). For room guests we offer a special dinner option with advance reservation on every night. Typical seating time is 6:00 every evening.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From Harrisonburg: Follow Route 33 East through Elkton, then through theShenandoahNational Park. Once in Stanardsville, turn left at the flashing yellow light (Celt Rd.) At the end of the street, turn right ontoMain Street, the Lafayette Inn will be a few 100 feet on your right. From Richmond: Take I-64 to the Zion Crossroads exit. Turn right onto Route 15 to Gordonsville. Take Route 33 West for approximately 12 miles. Go through two stoplights. The next light will be a flashing yellow light. Turn right (Celt Rd.) At the end of the street, turn right ontoMain Street, the Lafayette Inn will be a few 100 feet on your right. From Northern Virginia: Take Route 29 South to the intersection of Routes 29 & 33. Turn right (Route 33 West). Continue on Route 33 West for approximately 6 miles. Go through one stoplight. The next light will be a flashing yellow light. Turn right (Celt Rd.) At the end of the street, turn right ontoMain Street, the Lafayette Inn will be a few 100 feet on your right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No A local pet care facility is available.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a one night deposit for reservations. Deposit will be applied to guest stay.
  • Cancellations: **If cancelled before 30 days, full refund. **If cancelled less than 30 days, but more than 7 days, a gift certificate is provided for deposit amount. **If cancelled 7 days or less, no refund/gift certificate unless re-rented. If re-rented, a gift certificate for the deposit amount will be provided.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Alan and Kaye Pyles

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Cooking (obviously!...we have a full service restaurant). Wine- Virginia specific, but domestic in general. Hunting, Sporting Clays, Fishing.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30am -10:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian