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

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!


Great Place to Stay

4.0 on November 13, 2015

Wayne and Linda were very gracious hosts. The inn was beautifully decorated with many antiques. Very comfy bed, warm hospitality and delicious breakfast. Restaurants within walking distance...a charming town with lots of history.


I would do it again!!!

5 on November 10, 2015

I highly recommend staying at this Bed and Breakfast. They are located in a cute and quant part of town. They are not far from the breweries, wineries, or really anywhere you can think of. Wayne and Linda were very sweet and knowledgeable about the area. It was mine and my boyfriends first time at a bed and breakfast. I loved the room we stayed in with our own private bath. The décor was great and felt like home. Breakfast was served a little early for me, but well worth getting up to eat. I would absolutely stay there again!!!


Delightful Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on October 27, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful 2 night stay here last week. Wayne and Linda are excellent hosts and dining with the other guests was fun. Breakfast was delicious both mornings and presented beautifully on fine china. We loved the fireplace in the bedroom. They gave us many ideas for things to do and places to eat and . We will definitely recommend Belle Hearth to others.


Honeymoon Stay

5 on October 22, 2015

My new wife & I stayed here on Oct. 13, 2015, for one night traveling on our honeymoon. As you can see, we rated Belle Hearth excellent on all categories. The Innkeepers, Linda & Wayne, are very pleasant and helpful. Not only was the breakfast great, they recommended a wonderful restaurant for dinner. We will definitely stay there again when we next drive through the Waynesboro or Staunton area. Pete & Jane Cornish


A truly historic home

4.8 on August 30, 2015

A beautiful home, with every room unique. A short walk to some nice restuarants on Main Street. Wonder breakfast. Thank you.


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Location

Location Type

Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Small town

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, 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, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Videos , In ground pool, Fire pit, Hammock

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, 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: 9 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.


Recipes