Belle Hearth Bed and Breakfast

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


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.



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

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.

A weekend away

5 on July 19, 2015

We just returned from two wonderful nights in this inn. Linda & Wayne are the perfect hosts and the inn is beautiful. We enjoyed the room and the breakfasts. It was fun meeting and talking with the other interesting guest at breakfast both days. We can't say enough good things about the Bell Hearth. Thanks, Ann & Noel

Wonderful stay

5 on April 30, 2015

A friend and I spent two wonderful nights at the Belle Hearth Bed and Breakfast. We had the Magnolia Suite which had two rooms connected by a bathroom. The rooms were great; comfortable beds and beautifully decorated. The B & B was in a great location and a quiet neighborhood. The Innkeepers, Linda and Wayne were delightful and breakfast was delicious. I will definitely be going back!

Great Experience!

4.2 on April 28, 2015

Wayne and Linda went out of their way to make us feel at home in their home. They explained about the home to us and made sure to let us know that they were available any time if we needed something. The Orchid Room was very clean and had everything that we needed to make our stay comfortable. We have already recommended this place to other family members!

It's Small Luxuries That Make A Difference

5 on April 26, 2015

From the bottomless M&M jar and 24hr single cup coffee/tea maker to the high thread count linen and plush bath towels, the Belle Hearth and hosts Linda and Wayne provide a 5 star experience. A year ago we visited for the first time and enjoyed ourselves well enough to repeat the experience this year. Looking to put together a weekend get-away that included exercise and an opportunity to celebrate our anniversary, we discovered Waynesboro's Run-the-Valley Park-to-Park 1/2 Marathon, the Belle Hearth, the surrounding communities of Waynesboro and Staunton, and the wide range of good local food and events offered a fitting match for our highest expectations. We could not have put it all together though without the kind advice and suggestions from Linda and Wayne. They are gracious hosts and their extensive knowledge and appreciation for local history and business got us pointed in the right direction. The amenities are plentiful. The historic home and furnishings are cozy. Linda and Wayne are friendly, attentive hosts whose style creates an environment that brings guests together for a wonderful full course family style breakfast served on fine china and silver, and invites pleasant conversation after a quiet and comfortable night of sleep. The term "affordable luxury" is fitting and we look forward to our next stay at the Belle Hearth!

We are coming back!

5 on April 16, 2015

Linda and Wayne were lovely!! Very knowledgeable about the area with things to do and food to eat!! This is our second time staying at the lovely Belle Hearth. We go to the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival every year. Belle Hearth is within walking distant of the festival along with many local shops. The food is great and looks beautiful. The home is beautifully decorated; I love all the dishes and antiques! We feel right at home and we hope to come back for my birthday!!

Loved It !

5 on April 15, 2015

We had a great week-end stay at the Belle Hearth. Innkeepers Linda and Wayne were friendly, helpful and prepared wonderful breakfasts. We enjoyed the authentic antiques and decor. The wrap around porch was one of our favorite places to hang out, swing, rock and sit. It was unpretentious and lovely there, very relaxing.

What a wonderful place to stay!

5 on April 06, 2015

I happened upon this lovely B. & B. on the internet one day and decided to stay because of the great value. It couldn't have been a better experience! Wayne and Linda are so kind and welcoming, and my room (the Iris Room) was absolutely beautiful. It even had its own gas fireplace! Breakfast was wonderful, and I so enjoyed the conversation that I shared with Wayne while I ate. If I am ever in Waynesboro again I will definitely be staying at Belle Hearth!

When in Waynesboro Stay Here!

5 on March 13, 2015

We were delighted with the Victorian décor and Linda and Wayne were perfect hosts. Our room was comfortable and very quiet and the fireplace added that romantic touch. Breakfast was a feast and the other guest provided pleasant conversation. We will be back!

Roll Shenandoah

4.6 on January 05, 2015

We were only at this lovely place for one night but Wayne and Linda were excellent hosts. The room was very nice and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was a pleasure, and we enjoyed the give and take at the table.

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Location Type

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


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


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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  • 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.



Linda and Wayne MielczasZ

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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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  • 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.



Special Package

Stay and Ride Package

Stay two nights, anytime, in any of our lovely rooms and enjoy a three course gourmet breakfast each morning. You will enjoy a three hour horseback ride thru the Shenandoah National Forest over hills, streams and stopping at numerous scenic vistas. At the end of then ride you will be treated to a western "saddlebag lunch". Upon your return relax in your room or on our comfortable porch with a complimentary bottle of fine Virginia wine and a cheese & cracker tray. Please allow three days notice for this package. Prices for the package per room: Magnolia Suite: $455 Orchid room: $435 Rose room: $420 Iris room: $400 All rates plus tax This package cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts 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. Limit of 6 people.

A Hauntingly Good Weekend

Reserve any room for a two night stay and receive tickets for a 90 minute lantern-lit history tour of Staunton led by "Ghost of Staunton" paranormal investigators. Also included is a $20 gift certificate to use in any restaurant or shop in downtown Staunton. The next morning enjoy a candlelit gourmet breakfast. We appreciate at least a five day notice in order to insure a reservation for the ghost tour. Rates are as follows: Magnolia Suite- $325 Orchid room- $305 Rose room- $285 Iris room- $255 All rates plus tax.

B and B's For Vets

Many thanks to our current and veteran military personnel for your service to our country. Reserve any room, anytime for two nights and get the second night FREE. A military ID is required to be eligible for this special. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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