Vanquility Acres Inn Bed & Breakfast

105 Angus Terrace , Bedford, VA 24523 USA (Show map)


Country home, on a 10 acre family estate, in a tranquil setting with fantastic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and acre pond. This is where you can enjoy a quiet relaxing stay. Accommodations include three suites with private baths . We also have two cottages with two bedrooms , full kitchen and covered deck. WiFi, cable TV, hot tub, swimming pool, ceiling fans, outdoor fireplaces, electric fireplaces, en-suite coffee/tea centers, microwave, and lake with dock for fishing or relaxing while watching the sunset over the mountains. We have Nubian goats and many species of birds and wildlife. We serve home grown vegetables & herbs, fresh eggs from our chickens and sweet honey from our bee hives. The Inn is conveniently located 1 mile off Rt 43N, 8 miles to the Peaks of Otter, 2 miles to Bedford Historical Centertown, and minutes to the National D-Day Memorial, Lynchburg, Smith Mountian Lake and Roanoke attractions.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A Unique, Relaxing, and Beautiful Experience

5 on October 24, 2016

What a unique place and an amazing stay at this beautiful property with warm and kind hosts. The Garden Suite was spacious, clean, and beautiful, and had an amazing view of the lake and mountains. Everything is so green and quiet around it. Such a relaxing place with delicious homemade breakfast. We got to play with the goats and see a pack of geese fly into the lake and away. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who travels around the area and would stay again if we are around.

Only the best!

5 on April 24, 2016

Our stay could not have been better. Ellen and John only want the best for their patrons. They are very friendly, know the area well and share all their knowledge, serve great breakfasts, and have a wonderful home and property. The mountain view is amazing.

Great getaway!

3.8 on November 29, 2015

Great place to get away if you are looking for a short weekend trip, and you want to just relax and unwind. The room I stayed in was the Blue Ridge room, which was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. The hosts were very friendly. I would definitely come back again.

Anders' Weekend Stay

5 on November 03, 2015

Atmosphere was very quiet and peaceful with a beautiful view of the lake. Loved watching the goats in pasture. Breakfast was delicious and served family style. This is a prefect place for a relaxing getaway. I look forward to returning!

A wonderful B&B in Bedford

4.8 on June 07, 2015

This is a beautiful country setting with the pond and Peaks of Otter in the background. The Nubian goats are entertaining to watch and pet. Plenty of wildlife to see as well. Close to anything you want to do or see. Ellen and John are great hosts and the breakfast was very good with a variety of eats each morning. We would certainly stay again.

CAbi Ladies stay at Vanquility and LOVE it!

5 on May 23, 2015

My mother and I booked a stay at this darling property and it exceeded our expectations. We had a lovely host and hostess - so entertaining... and they welcomed us like family. The food was home cooked with love and we enjoyed our meals with other travelers. Took home their honey and blackberry jam - which is getting super low - so be back to visit again in September! Lisa McPartland from California

Definitely the best place to stay ... You won't find this in a hotel

5 on May 14, 2014

Thank you Ellen and John for letting us stay in your lovely bed and Breakfast. My husband and I are still talking about what a wonderful place it is and what a great time we had. We highly recommend it and hope to return in the fall next year. The view of the mountains from the back porch, especially early in the morning and late in the evening is beautiful and so relaxing. The rooms are all so pretty and very clean. We stayed in the Blue Ridge Room and it had everything we needed, including our own private bathroom. Ellen prepares delicious breakfasts and my husband said he might need a nap after such a huge, delicious meal. She is literally a wealth of information about the historical area. John shared many entertaining adventures about his experiences with his bees, the goats and his greenhouse. We felt right at home and felt like we had known them for years. We highly recommend Vanquility Acres to anyone who is going to be in this area and looking for an exceptional but very affordable place to stay. The Sewells, Lafayette, Louisiana.

"Ellen has thought of everything!"

5 on August 19, 2013

Why stay in a “never-knowing-what-you’re-going-to-get” hotel when you can experience the wonderful accommodations of Ellen & John’s Vanquility Acres Inn? As part of a recent vacation, we wanted to tour Bedford’s D-Day Memorial. For an overnight stay, we liked what we saw on the Vanquility Acres Inn website. We chose the extremely comfortable, spacious and beautifully decorated Blue Ridge Room. Ellen has thought of everything!! Her personal attention to detail matches how she “would want to be treated” herself. The bedroom and private bathroom are immaculately clean, with lots of conveniences. Before it got dark, we took a stroll around the quiet and peaceful neighborhood, enjoying the beautiful view of the mountains. For breakfast the next morning, we devoured Ellen's scrumptious homemade breakfast. On the dining room table, we discovered a bottle of John’s outstanding fruit-flavored honey, which came from his own bees in the backyard. During our meal, we enjoyed fun and interesting conversations with other guests and Ellen. If you have any special dietary needs, you only need to let Ellen know in advance. After enjoying more delightful conversation with Ellen, we packed up to leave for our day of touring. We both left the Inn feeling like we’d found a brother and sister, and would love to have stayed longer. Later that afternoon, we drove to Bedford’s Liberty Station restaurant for a tasty lunch. The restored historic railroad-station-turned-restaurant was highly recommended by Ellen and other locals. We already have recommended Vanquility Acres Inn to co-workers, family, friends, and neighbors. After such a positive experience, we both agree that when in the Bedford area, we wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else. -Debbie & Ronnie (Ashland, Va.)

Outstanding B&B

5 on June 18, 2013

A great place to really relax and foray out occasionally to the lovely small town of Bedford, to the Blue Ridge Mts. just a few miles away, and to some significant historical sites. Great food, beautiful view from our room. We loved the Nubian goats. Ellen was an excellent host to us.

Such a relaxing experience with genuine southern hospitality!

5 on April 16, 2013

We loved it! Our 3rd trip there and certainly won't be our last. Ellen and John provide such a relaxing atmosphere with fantastic views. The beds are comfy, the breakfast is better! Our daughter loves playing with the goats and chickens. We will definitely be back!

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Location Type

Fishing Pond, Outdoor Bon Fire, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Roanoke, VA (ROA) 35 miles

Directions to property:

Off Rt 460 Bedford, turn onto 460 Business (Main Street) Follow to center of town, turn onto N. Bridge Street (follow signs for Rt 43 N) turn left onto Peaks Street go 1.6 miles, turn left onto Three Otters Rd go 8/10 miles, turn right onto Ottari Rd. then left onto Angus Terrace. Go thru the grove of trees, house is on your right with pond in the back.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, National D-Day Memorial, Peaks of Otter/Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake, Jefferson Popular Forest, Historic Lexington - Civil War, Historic Appomattox - Civil War, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Full country breakfast, Off street parking, Fishing poles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Advanced notice
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends during the months of May, July and October
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay is required to hold the reservation or your credit card.
  • Cancellations: Refund of the deposit will be returned if cancellation is received within 14 days less a $20.00 processing fee.
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Ellen V Everett

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Nubian goat farm

About the innkeepers

Cross Stitch, crafts, cooking and volunteering

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Full Country Breakfast

  • Time Served: Between 8:30am - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Ulitimate Vanquility Eggs Frittata
An egg dish (eggs from our chickens) with fresh vegetables: green peppers, zucchini, mushrooms,tomato, onion, broccoli and cheese, served family style with potatoes, biscuits or fresh cinnamon raisen bread with our homemade jellies, jams and natural honey from our bee hives. Top it off with fresh pastries, muffins or coffee cake.

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