Belle Hearth Bed and Breakfast

320 South Wayne Ave. , Waynesboro, VA 22980 USA (Show map)

About

Experience hospitality with a warmth that comes from the heart at the Belle Hearth Bed and Breakfast, named for it's seven "belle" (beautiful) fireplaces. Built with the finest craftsmanship in 1909, the Belle Hearth offers traditional elegance with its gabled roof, wraparound porch, and heart-pine floors. You will be welcomed in the large entry parlor with ten-foot ceilings, an elegant fireplace, and an inviting stairway. Relax in the warmth and beauty of the living and dining rooms with their unique fireplaces, Victorian furnishings, and artifacts from abroad. All guestrooms are spacious, have private baths, and cable television. The Belle Hearth is fully air-conditioned, and offers a backyard pool, climate permitting. Complimentary bevarges and a microwave w/ popcorn and hot chocolate are available on the main guest room hall. Awaken each morning to a breakfast that will satisfy the most discriminating and heartiest of appetites. Enjoy gracious comfort in a homelike atmosphere.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Nice Hosts, Lovely Room

4.4 on June 21, 2016

We stayed at Belle and Hearth for an overnight to explore for the first time the Shenandoah Valley area after a business trip to Fairfax, VA. We loved our room with its very comfortable bedding, private bathroom, and tasteful decor. Our hosts, Linda and Wayne, were friendly and both sat with us to chat for more than 30 minutes given their own busy daily routines and appointments. They shared with us about their family stories, how they started the bed and breakfast business, and the upkeep they have done to their beautiful home. We also appreciated their patient listening to our sharing of our travel experiences. The delicious breakfast was served to us in the dining room starting with a fresh fruit cup and followed by quiche, bacon, muffins, coffee, and orange juice. There were also bottles of water, cans of coke, and other beverages in the refrigerator upstairs next to our room. We enjoyed their gorgeous garden and took some time to relax on the porch. The location of Belle and Hearth is also perfect for our visit to the nearby University of Virginia and the historic town of Charlottesville. We were glad to have stayed at Belle and Hearth and would look forward to going back if there is an opportunity.


Arrive as guest leave as friends.

5 on May 20, 2016

My wife and I are thru hiking the AT and really needed a day of rest. We were thrilled to find the Belle Hearth. Linda and Wayne were so friendly and helpful. Wayne picked us up at the trail and gave us a ride to a local outfitter. Linda helped us with a much needed laundry cleaning. The room was very comfortable and clean and also had a gas fireplace. Groceries and great dining were within easy walking distance. Breakfast was amazing and we really enjoyed Wayne visiting with us afterwards. We left feeling more like friends than guests. We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend this B&B.


Great time!

5 on March 20, 2016

Linda and Wayne are so welcoming! The house is beautiful! The breakfasts were so good and the presentation was lovely! The room we stayed in had a fireplace and a big comfy bed. We will definitely be back!


Fantastic place to stay while visiting wineries!

5 on March 07, 2016

This place was fantastic and the hosts are very warm and professional. Has a great old fashioned look and feel inside and out. And, since it is in Waynesboro rather than Charlottesville, you are in striking distance of the region's attractions without the crowds of Charlottesville. The breakfasts were really nice twists on traditional breakfast fare--quiche, croissants, sausage, and fruit with nice touches and attractive presentation. Really felt like we took a step back in time but had all the modern comforts. I have already recommended this B&B to coworkers and plan on having my parents stay here when they visit the region.


Relaxing Stay

4.2 on February 22, 2016

I decided at the last minute to take a trip for my birthday this past weekend. My boyfriend and I stayed here because of the great reviews. Linda and Wayne were very helpful on providing ideas of what to do. They even called and made dinner reservations for us the night we arrived, as we were running a little late due to traffic. Overall, the room was clean and comfortable (with our own fireplace!) and the breakfast was yummy! We had a great weekend getaway.


Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on January 10, 2016

My son and I stayed in the Iris Room while he was taking a class at the blacksmithing school which is right around the corner from the B&B. Breakfast was outstanding both mornings. It has a real comfy feel that you can't even get at home. Nicely decorated with lots of things to look at, books to read, and candy jars to take samples from. The bed was not the most comfortable to me, but the surroundings made up for that. Thank you Wayne and Linda.


Great Getaway!

5 on January 03, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Belle Hearth on Christmas Eve. The home was decorated so nicely for Christmas! Wayne and Linda were wonderful hosts and their two cats were great to have around. Waking up Christmas morning after a good nights sleep in our comfy bed and enjoying a delicious homemade breakfast was just what we wanted! We can't wait to visit again!


A very nice experience

5 on December 13, 2015

Wayne and Linda were gracious and friendly hosts. The room was comfortable and the breakfasts fantastic! I very much appreciate the welcoming atmosphere and particularly the adorable feline "co-hosts" Belle and Mosby!


Fun and Festive Stay

5 on December 10, 2015

Wayne and Linda greeted us warmly in their beautifully holiday themed foyer. The Christmas decorations were just the icing on the cake as the B&B is wonderfully furnished and decorated even without the holiday items. Wayne and Linda shared information about the area and stories about the B&B which we really enjoyed. We were in the Magnolia Suite which worked out perfectly for us, each having our own rooms with a jack-and-jill bathroom between us. The beds were very comfortable. Breakfasts were delicious and leisurely giving us time to chat and visit with our fellow travelers. House cats Belle and Mrs. Mosby provided me with lots of kitty love so I didn't miss my own kitties quite so much. I highly recommend this B&B and would love to stay there again.


Weekend Getaway

4.8 on November 23, 2015

Our first B&B experience in the Waynesboro area, we were welcomed by a lovely couple whose Victorian-style home made it a grand stay. The decorations, the welcome, and the knowledge of the innkeepers made this a home-away-from-home experience. Our rooms were clean to the brim and the fireplace was a nice added touch. The place was comfy, cozy, and filled with good decorations, interior, and design to make it something that is not a typical weekend getaway. Every morning we were served not just breakfast, but a breakfast that you wouldn't normally get at a normal getaway or inn. The innkeepers fed us grapefruit with toasted coconut, then an apple-filled croissant with cream cheese that was hearty, yet sweet, and the most crispy-bacon that your taste buds could imagine. And this was just one morning. Linda and Wayne, by telling their own life stories, have been in this business for years and they retain professional, yet hospitable presence. We would definitely come back to this B&B in the future. The only thing we do not recommend is the option to have a winery or brewery tour with your stay. We felt that the value for what we paid and the experience we received were different. We were told that we would go to these wineries/brewery (you can choose up to three of the local options) and experience not just tastings, but we assumed that a full-wine tour would take place. However, we were just driven to the places and we had to pay for the wine tasting fees up front in addition to the costs of the tour. The actually "brewery" tour was just a restaurant where we had to pay for our own flight of beers that they offer just to regular customers. It is recommended that the guest prepare his or her own tour beforehand. However, we would definitely come back to this place in the future to spring away from it all. Thank you Linda and Wayne!


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Rooms & Rates

Magnolia Suite

The Magnolia Suite has a bedroom, bathroom (with separate tub and shower) and a sitting room. The Main room has a late 19th century queen size walnut bed, which is an excellent example of Victorian Renaissance Revival design. The Sitting room has a full-size iron bed, 32″ flat screen television with cable and DVD player and wicker furniture. Wake up to the sun rising up over the distant mountains or enjoy the fall colors from this bright and airy room. Spoil yourself in a plush terry robe after a relaxing bubble bath in an antique tub

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $160

Orchid

The Orchid Room takes you into the Victorian days as it surrounds you with antiques such as a marble top dresser, fainting couch and a full size bathroom with an original claw foot tub with shower. Dream about those tranquil days on a four-poster cherry wood king bed appointed with luxurious linens. Stay cozy next to the inlay marble fireplace in a plush terrycloth robe. Relax under our new ceiling fan with a hot or cold beverage while watching the new 32″ flat screen TV with cable and DVD player.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $150

Rose

The Rose Room shows off its floral decor, which surrounds a solid cherry four-poster queen bed. The white mantle fireplace, which abounds with antique knick-knacks will keep its guests toasty. The private bathroom with shower is complemented by an antique washstand with a functional sink in an oyster shell bowl. Pamper yourself in a cozy robe after a busy day of sightseeing. In the mood to watch a movie, a new 32″ flat screen TV with cable and DVD is a flick of the remote away. You can cool off with our new ceiling fan. This sunny room is a favorite of all who visit and it will be yours!

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $140

Iris

The Iris Room has a four-poster queen-sized bed and is intimately decorated with family heirlooms that complement the graceful fireplace. After a busy day, relax in a cozy robe after a warm shower in your private bathroom or cool down with our new ceiling fan. Then enjoy popcorn and watch a flat screen TV with cable .

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

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Location

Location Type

Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Mountains, Rural, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 32 miles

Directions to property:

From I-64W, exit 99, follow Hwy 250W (becomes Main St. in Waynesboro), turn left on Wayne Ave., go two blocks to large pink house on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia Artisans Center, VA Metalcrafters, P. Buckley Moss Museum, Skyline Drive, Monticello, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Videos , In ground pool, Fire pit, Hammock

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 till 8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Allowed on outside porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: on designated weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's lodging.
 Prior notice of any gift certificate redemption is necessary. Only one certificate can be honored per room.
 A 15% surcharged will be assessed for each gift certificate.
  • Cancellations: Reservations that are cancelled with notice of 10 days or more (30 days in May and October) are not liable for booking. All cancellations must be received by telephone to be valid. Cancellations received with less than 10 days notice will be charged for the total nights reserved. Also, we cannot be responsible for inclement weather, therefore you will be charged for all nights reserved, if cancelled.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Linda and Wayne MielczasZ

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Linda spent 20 plus years as a dental assistant and Wayne was an event planner at the Univeristy of Md for 32 years. Both decided to retire into a second career in a dream house with lots of antiques with opportunities to meet many interesting and diverse people. They look forward to you visiting their home.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , Vegan, gluten free,, lactose free


Signature Dish

Cranberry and Sausage Quiche
A Quiche baked to golden brown with both the sweet taste of cranberries and the savory taste of sausage and sage. A popular favorite of our guests.


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Special Package

Holiday Specials

Reserve any room, anytime, July 3-5 and receive a 50% discount off of July 4th rate, plus tax. You must mention this special when reserving online or by phone. Cannot be combined with any other specials or packages.

Midweek Special

Enjoy the comforts of modern day in a setting of the 1900's. Reserve any of our comfortably appointed rooms, Sunday thru Thursday, for two nights and get $25 off your second night rate, plus tax. You must mention this special when reserving online or by phone. Cannot be combined with any other offers or gift certificates.

Shenandoah Valley Wine Tour

The Shenandoah Valley boasts numerous vineyards and micro breweries all of which have its own distinctive flavor. Take a three hour chauffered tour of three wineries and/or micro breweries while enjoying the splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will be picked up at our front door and during the tour enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the wineries. All of this for only $125 a couple. Wineries to choose from include: Flying Fox, Veritas, Cardinal Point, King Family, Afton Mountain and Barren Ridge. Please allow three day notice for our tour guide. You must be a guest of the Belle Hearth. Limit of 6 people.

Monticello Tour Package

Explore Monticello , the historic home designed by Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, only a 30 minute scenic drive from the Belle Hearth. Jefferson was the third president of the United States and the principle author of the Declaration of Independence. This complete package includes: two adult Monticello Neighborhood passes which includes the following: The Neighborhood Pass entitles you to the guided House Tour which covers the rooms on Monticello’s first floor and lasts about 30 minutes. This pass also includes access to the grounds on the day of your House Tour The Ash Lawn-Highland portion covers the guided House Tour of President Monroe’s “cabin castle” and lasts about 35 minutes and offers a self-guided visit to the grounds, dependency spaces and restored outbuildings. At Michie Tavern ca. 1784, you are entitled to a self-guided tour of the oldest section of this Virginia landmark. Interpretations on drinking, lodging and entertainment explore the many facets of 18th century life. “Midday Fare” lunch for two at historic Michie Tavern includes drink, tax and desert (apple cobbler), not gratuity. passes do not expire Price: $121,plus room cost.

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