Herring Hall

154 Herring Hall Road , Natural Bridge, 24578 USA (Show map)

About

Built as the "Manor Home" of a 600 acre plantation in the beautiful Southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Herring Hall has been our family home and a Rockbridge County Landmark for generations. Originally named “Clover Hill,” Herring Hall is one of the locally famous “Seven Hills of Rockbridge County,” all historically significant mansions built by the Grigsby Family. Herring Hall, circa 1812, was a famous Inn and Restaurant from 1926 – 1970. Having received awards and accolades from Duncan Hines and AAA, it had offered distinctively prepared meals and lodging to a steady clientele. Third generation Innkeeper, Anne Herring, is excited to offer Grand Lodging in antebellum elegance once again at Herring Hall. Visiting Herring Hall offers an opportunity to live in the past, to appreciate the quality craftsmanship and architectural detail of another era, and most importantly, to enjoy Southern Hospitality at its finest! Once you visit Herring Hall, you’ll want to return. You’ll find our doorway always open to you in cordial welcome. Come and Appreciate Grand and Gracious Lodging!

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Southern Hospitality

5 on August 20, 2017

Wonderful stay! Herring Hall goes above and beyond for their guests in every way. Beautiful rooms, great breakfasts, accommodating staff - very pleasant! Southern Hospitality at its best!


We will be back

5 on August 02, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 3rd Wedding anniversary at http://www.herringhall.com this weekend. Our goal was to visit the Natural Bridge and a day trip of site seeing Historic Downtown Lexington, VA. Not only did we do that, but we found the most wonderful B&B that we will absolutely visit again. The history, hospitality, outstanding full course home made southern breakfast, beautiful historic accommodations that I can't say enough about (and a brewery five minutes away with a spectacular view). Anne Herring, the owner-inn keeper is a Rockbridge County Historian. She, as well as her father, and grandfather, grew up in this home. She and Brad made us feel like we were visiting family! Truly what a B&B is all about!


Must stay at Herring Hall! We will be back.

5 on July 30, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 3rd Wedding anniversary this weekend. Our goal was to visit the Natural Bridge and a day trip of site seeing Historic Downtown Lexington, VA. Not only did we do that, but we found the most wonderful B&B that we will absolutely visit again. The history, hospitality, outstanding full course home made southern breakfast, beautiful historic accommodations that I can't say enough about (and a brewery five minutes away with a spectacular view). Anne Herring, the owner-inn keeper is a Rockbridge County Historian. She, as well as her father, grew up in this home. She and Brad made us feel like we were visiting family! Truly what a B&B is all about!


Just perfect

5 on July 28, 2017

Charming B&B in the countryside. Beautifully maintained and decorated. The host could not have been kinder or more welcoming and we loved hearing the history of the house (dating back to 1812). Highly recommend.


Two unforgettable days

5 on July 27, 2017

We came for two days celebrating my wife's birthday. I reserved a room in this beautiful home as a surprise for my wife. Everything was great and especially this surprise, as she grew up in a similar home and it was a very reminiscent of her childhood and youth. We greatly appreciate attention of Anne and her wonderful staff, great hospitality and comfort. We wish you the best of health and all the best in your future endeavors!


A step back in time

5 on July 15, 2017

Anne was a gracious host. House is very historical but with modern amenities. Rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. Overall a great experience!


Fantastic B&B. Highly Recommend.

5 on April 14, 2017

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner at this location 47 years ago and we thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit. The proprietor, Anne Herring, is the most gracious host.


Wonderful stay

4.4 on October 26, 2016

We spent 2 nights at the Herring Hall. Despite a very later arrival, we were greeted with complimentary sangria and homemade pound cake (out of this world!).We stayed in the General room which is rather large and has a private bathroom. The bed there was a bit too firm for me, so make sure to ask ahead and book a different room if you prefer a softer mattress. The breakfast was delicious both mornings - freshly baked rolls and southern cuisine main dishes accompanied by fresh vegetables from the owners' garden and locally produced jams and jellies. Anne was very helpful with recommendations about local restaurants and places to visit. Great stay!


Herring Hall, Natural Bridge, VA

5 on October 20, 2016

Beautiful, Historic Federalist Mansion, Excellent Service & Breakfast, Gracious Hostess and Staff, Beautiful and Serene Location............A great stay of 3 nights! Near Lexington, Lynchburg, and Natural Bridge State Park. New winery just opened a few miles away on a high hill with fantastic mountain views!


Comfortable, Clean, and Wonderful Food!

4.8 on October 18, 2016

Anne was very accommodating and friendly. The entire place was very clean and the breakfast was delicious! Only recommendation is to balance the ceiling fan in the "blue" room. I plan to return soon!


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Rooms & Rates

GENERAL ROOM

Previously always called the Blue Room, the General Room is named for the mascot of Washington and Lee University (W & L). One might guess that W & L colors include navy blue. This room boasts an antique walnut queen bed, original to the Herring family, along with a tasteful blend of antiques and traditional furnishings. An original hand carved mantle adorns the fireplace, which is decorative for now. The General has a private bath with the original clawfoot bathtub, now boasting a shower for guest convenience.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

KEYDET ROOM

The Keydet, named for the mascot of Virginia Military Institute (VMI), is Decorated in school colors, red, white and yellow. The Keydet displays a sprinkling of VMI memorabilia, including a large handmade antique quilt in the Courthouse Steps Pattern, proudly made by Herring ancestors out of VMI dress uniform cape pieces. The Keydet boasts an antique high backed walnut bed, original to the Herring family. One is sure to enjoy the comfy memory foam mattress. The Keydet has a beautiful decorative fireplace, with the original hand carved mantle and a private bath with original clawfoot tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

BRIGHT BOVINE

The Herring Family was well known for their fine herd of beef cattle. The Innkeeper instills her love of this long tradition by proudly displaying her extensive bovine collection throughout the house. She also has a love for bright vivid colors and this room combines both of her favorites! There is a large picture of a hot pink cow hanging over the antique walnut queen bed and the rest of the furnishings seem to just blend right in in bright fashion. The mosaic tile chairs and walnut family antiques, add to the uniqueness of the room. Private bath, located a few steps down the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

FORD CABIN

Come visit our cousin property, The Ford Cabin, A magnificent 1800's log home with all modern amenities, on a nature conservatory farm nestled at 2000 feet on House Mountain. Only 7 miles from Lexington. Remote, private and authentic! Has all the history and charm of another age. There is a fully equipped kitchen in the cabin. No food service is provided. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath cabin is just minutes from downtown Lexington, but feels worlds away. Cook out and hike to the top of Lexington's trademark mountain, House Mountain, stop in for shopping in Lexington's downtown, or sit on the private porches and watch the day go by!

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $250

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Roanoke, VA (ROA) 40 miles

Directions to property:

We are located at 154 Herring Hall Road, Natural Bridge, Virginia 24578, just 10 miles south of Lexington, Virginia and 3 miles north of Natural Bridge, Virginia. From Interstate I-81: Take Exit 180 and head South onto U.S. Route 11, Lee Highway. After 1 mile turn right onto Herring Hall Road. We are the first house on the right. You’ll see the sign out front, then turn right into the driveway. From downtown Lexington: Take U.S. Route 11 South (Lee Highway). Go approximately 10 miles and turn right onto Herring Hall Road. We are the first house on the right. You’ll see the sign out front, then turn right into the driveway. From Natural Bridge: Take U.S. Route 11 North (Lee Highway). Travel approximately 3 miles and turn left onto Herring Hall Road. We are the first house on the right. You’ll see the sign out front, then turn right into the driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fishing, Safari Park, Virginia Horse Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities , NON WORKING ORIGINAL FIREPLACES, ANTIQUE FURNISHINGS, SNACK AREA WITH HOT AND COLD BEVERAGES

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool

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Policies

  • 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: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night or 50% (whichever is greater) is required to guarantee your reservation. This can be paid with a credit card or check. Balance due upon arrival. The Inn accepts VISA, MasterCard, Cash, and Travelers Checks.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations must be made by calling the Innkeeper at 540-460-3365. Email cancellations will not be accepted. A $25.00 processing fee is charged on all cancellations. You have up to 14 days prior to arrival to cancel. Full refund for cancellations if made within 14 days of arrival minus a $25 fee, if we are able to rebook the room.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Anne Herring

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Anne Herring is a native of Rockbridge County, Virginia, having grown up at Herring Hall. She recently became the 4th generation owner of Herring Hall and the 3rd generation Innkeeper. Anne is employed with the USDA and feels blessed to contribute her talents each day to improve the quality of life for Rural Americans. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Agricultural Economics, Anne is a true farm girl at heart.

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Meals

Breakfast

FULL BKFST INCLUDED AT THE PINK CADILLAC DINER

  • Time Served: 7 - 10:30 AM
  • Serving Location: PINK CADILLAC DINER, Breakfast/dining area

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