We had a fabulous stary at the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast! It was a quick get away weekend with two other couples and it was wonderful. The Room was perfect, quaint and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and so were the brownies that were always available! We did a wine tour Saturday and it was wonderful! I have been to CA and this was just as good as Nappa Valley! Thank you Deb and Mike for a great weekend:)
We have visited Foxfield Inn twice, both 2-night stays, on our way from our home in South Carolina and our summer cottage on the coast of Maine. As we are now in our eighties and it's a 1200 mile trip to/or from our properties, we have looked for quality B&B's along the way to make the trip enjoyable as opposed to being hurried and stressful. Foxfield Inn has been a perfect stopping place in many ways. The breakfasts prepared by Katheryn have been out-of-this-world, creative and original, enjoyed with the finest of fellow travelers, and perfectly served by her husband Dan.We have stayed in the Hunt Country Room on both visits and recommend it highly. On our first visit, we enjoyed a two hour student-conducted tour of the University of Virginia, where we gained an appreciation for the brilliance of its founder, Thomas Jefferson, in his design and structuring of one of America's premier educational facilities So cool, to see where Katie Couric, of Journalistic fame, spent her college days and graced a "lawn room" in her fourth year, rooms reserved for only the most outstanding of students. On stay two, we visited Monticello, the renowned and historic plantation of Thomas Jefferson. A UNESCO site, this is a most visit for any American or world traveler, with an interest in the history of our country and the life of our third president. Allow four hours at a minimum, to enjoy your visit. Foxfield Inn and Charlottesville, a perfect combination for a wonderful visit!
We thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at the Mayhurst Inn. It is a beautiful property and so well kept by Jack and Pat! We stayed in the General's Room, which was perfect size for us, but I believe the smallest in the house. They weren't completely booked so we got to see the other rooms and they all looked lovely! Jack and Pat make a WONDERFUL breakfast for us in the morning, and we would return just for that! Wish we had a longer time to stay, but I think we will definitely return if we get the chance. Jack was very helpful with directions and advisements for dinner. Lovely stay with lovely hosts.
We spent the night here on October 1 after visiting Monticello in the afternoon of that day and before hiking to Spy Rock on the morning of the next day. We stayed in the Apple Blossom Farmhouse. Clean, comfortable room, nice common spaces (kitchen and living room), beautiful grounds, delicious coffee and AMAZING breakfast served in the main house dining room. Owners are super friendly and welcoming. Definitely would return to this lovely property.
My friend and I escaped to Nelson County for a romantic weekend. We found the Orchard House and because of a cancelation were fortunate to book a last minute room. Our first impression was how wonderfully the grounds were maintained. Beautiful! Wine grapes growing in part of the lawn, winding drive that showed off the house and chairs and hammocks set out to allow one to enjoy the view and the night skies. My friend has an injured leg and had a bit of trouble climbing the stairs onto the perfectly appointed front porch. But it was well worth the effort. We had the Empire Room on the first floor (fortunately). We usually prefer an out building to a room in the main house because of noise. However, even with a large group of recent college grads enjoying a reunion we never hear a sound. The room and the house are beautifully decorated. Just the kind of sweet and romantic place one is looking for in a B&B. However, what made the stay exceptional were out hosts, Deb and Michael Verplank. We instantly felt like old friends. Michael is a first rate chef and the breakfasts were perfect, In addition we took advantage of his chauffeured wine tasting being driven from winery to winery in his luxury red bus. I cannot remember being treated with such genuine kindness and friendship. Although Deb and Michael are recently retired professionals who have only been at this since April 2016, their infectious enthusiasm makes you feels as if they were born to run an inn. Deb's description of her plans to decorate for Christmas have us planning a return trip in December. Do not miss this place.
The Orchard House is a beautifully decorated and well-cared for property. Mike and Deb have not overlooked a single detail in making their guests feel welcome and at home. The rooms are spacious, the food is excellent and the location is super-convenient so you can enjoy all that Nelson County has to offer. We loved our stay there and highly recommend it!
I stayed at the sugar hollow inn in SEPT. 2016 and to go to a STYX concert close by . , although I did not make the concert I had the best and most relaxing time at the inn . My stay was wonderful and I highly recommend you stay if your in the area . And now about the host Tim and Dina . They are two of the most polite and down to earth people i've ever met . That should be enough said . P.J.
This was my husband and I's first experience staying in a B&B, and we will definitely do it again after staying here! Orquida and Dan were so friendly and welcoming, and had all information available for local hot spots. Our trip was everything we hoped for in a weekend getaway thanks to Afton Bed and Breakfast!
Deb and Mike were the perfect hosts the entire weekend. From the moment we arrived on their beautifully cared for property and house, we felt welcomed and cared for. The wine tour is a must. Mike did a wonderful job taking us to some stunning local wineries and even catered a private lunch for our group. The breakfast was incredible and delicious with excellent service. There was a group of 8 of us who stayed there and felt at peace and relaxed the whole time. I highly recommend staying here and will be back!
Mike and Deb do a really great job of making you feel at home. The house is very spacious, clean and well decorated. The breakfast was delicious. Deb is an amazing cook. The best part of your experience at the Orchard House is the owners. We would recommend booking the wine tour.
Fantastic experience in all regards. Had room for two nights. Used it for bridesmaids to prepare for weeding then for daughter and son-in-law the night after her wedding. Could not have been better. Bob and Carolyn are the nicest folks and very accomodating. Pictures there were beautiful as the home and grounds were very pretty and well kept. We would strongly recommend the Inn.
This was a wonderful surprise. We were not expecting a whole lot because it was difficult at first to connect. But we were really enchanted by this eclectic place with all its magical colors and quiet setting. The breakfasts were so good and everything was a taste treat. Cynthia was warm and welcoming and the cottage suite was a lovely place for my husband and I to reconnect and relax. A treasure! The little town of Scottsville was delightful too.
My wife and I just celebrated our first anniversary with an unforgettable three days at the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast. The Verplank's created a romantic getaway with their southern hospitality and personalized accommodations. Further, the Orchard House is equipped with a scenic landscape and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our room was spectacular and maintained a hint of historic charm. The Verplank's offered a delicious spread each morning, and my wife loves the famous Eggs Benedict. We were so grateful for the Orchard House's willingness to create a custom anniversary package that evolved into the perfect romantic escape in Nelson County. We will certainly be back in the future and highly recommend the Orchard House to all who are interested.
Can't recommend this place enough. Heidi and Dave are extremely sweet and helpful and the staff was excellent. The made what they do look effortless although I know it was not. We stayed in the main house. Our room was nice and clean. Breakfast in the house was delicious. The house itself was charming and I heard the cottages were even nicer. The view of the whole Shenandoah valley was unbelievable. They provided great itineraries and suggestions for activities and meals. They book up so far in advance and it is completely understandable. We'll be back for sure.
Great innkeepers and excellent breakfast! Location is a few miles from Monticello and Ash Lawn- you can not get accommodations closer to these sites. About 3 miles to UVA and the downtown outdoor mall, which is very quaint and full of dining and shopping option. The rooms on the bottom floor have a private deck. Our shower was wonderful and the high thread count sheets were an unexpected treat. Grounds are lush with plantings and the owners have chickens that meander around the property. Lovely guests congregate for wine in the evenings and breakfast in the morning. Private time may be spent on the front porch or away from the house in the front yard there are several seating areas. Innkeepers give all guests great advice on restaurants to visit according to your desires your desires in tastes and costs. Very professionally run and efficient operation!
Tim and Dina where gracious hosts. The B&B was beautiful as well as the views. It was very quiet and peaceful but also close enough to go to Charlottesville for dinner and entertainment. The breakfast was delicious and filling both days. High recommend it.
We vacation with friends and this was our first time trying a B&B. Afton Mountain B&B was exquisite! Orquida and Dan (owners) met us at the door. A lovely welcome to their beautiful home. Orquida gave us a tour and explain the details of every room. She prepared a quick early breakfast for our first day. The second morning we were treated to the most delicious breakfast of apricot stuffed french toast, sausage, juice and coffee. The whole house is beautifully restored to it's 1848 grandness. Our favorite activity was just visiting with our friends while rocking on the front porch. The extra details of fresh cookies and coffee daily. Books detailing each room. A binder of local restaurants to try. Every need was prepared for. They are a lovely couple and we all look forward to our next visit at Afton Mountain B&B.
Our stay at The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm exceeded my expectations. The property is gorgeous and the view and beautiful weather over an amazingly delicious breakfast buffet was so peaceful. Highly recommend a stay!!
We recently stayed here over the Labor Day weekend. It was a great location for our trip. The room was very nice and the breakfast was great everyday. It was a great start for our busy days. The Inn is very quiet and restful.
This was my husband's and my first stay in a bed & breakfast, and we couldn't have made a better choice. Orquida and Dan are marvelous hosts. The rooms are spotlessly clean, the whole house is beautifully decorated, the porch is perfect for relaxing, and the breakfasts! Oh my goodness, the breakfasts! They were scrumptious! We will definitely be returning!
And in fact we are! Our stay was every bit lovely because of the thoughtful willingness of Deb and Mike. Every need or want was met with sincerity and smiles. Very much a Home and not a house. Delicious welcome home treats, and tasty delightful smells of breakfast. The grounds and house are peaceful, relaxing and beautiful. Memories of good times and wonderful people we are left with.
My husband and I spent a wonderful three days in Charlottesville at the Foxfield Inn. We needed to disappear for the weekend to get away from it all and relax. This was the perfect place to do it. They anticipated every need that we may have had and more. There was even a tooth brush under the sink which was perfect because my husband had forgot to pack his. They also had a 24/7 coffee bar with water, soda, popcorn, and daily snack that was all included with your stay. The bathroom soaker jetted tub was amazing. We stayed in their largest room the Hunt Country Room and were very happy with it. I also cannot say enough about the three course breakfast. It was amazing every day. Kathryn and Dan were lovely and made our experience wonderful. It was far enough out of the city to feel very relaxing yet close enough to easily go into town every day to shop or eat. When you make a reservation they will send you a list of popular things to do and will even make reservations for you. We highly recommend to anyone that is looking for a quiet get away with relaxing features and great food.
We couldn't of stayed in a more relaxed pleasing environment. Deb and Mike were so accommodating and warm. From delicious sweet treats at night, to tasty wonderful smells and breakfast delight! Anything we needed from tire repair to ideas and directions. We look forward to going back!!