Herring Hall

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


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

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!

First B&B experience & it was awesome!!

5 on October 12, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The house was VERY clean and the service was phenomenal. We will definitely return to Herring Hall.

Very pleased!

4.8 on September 29, 2016

These are some very lovely people to deal with. Packed with history this bed and breakfast was a great get away! I would recommend and go to Herring Hall again!

Rockbridge County's Finest

4.8 on September 17, 2016

The beauty and history of the "Seven Hills of Rockbridge County" is personified in Herring Hall. Built in 1812, you will find a warm and welcoming place to stay from Ms. Annie Herring, whose family home becomes yours during your stay. The hospitality and charm of this Inn make it a place you will want to go to. The service and price will make it the only place you will want to stay when you visit the county!

Lovely Inn

5 on May 03, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to Natural Bridge, and would recommend Herring Hall. It was quiet, clean, comfortable, safe, beautiful, and interesting. The breakfast was wonderful, and we would love to stay there again in the future.

General Lee would be proud you named a room after him!

5 on October 07, 2015

The B&B is fantastic! Anne is very friendly and helpful, and this historic home is absolutely beautiful....we hope to get reservations every time we visit Lexington!


5 on October 07, 2015

We had a great stay at Herring hall. Anne has thought of everything to make your stay special.

Country Wedding

5 on August 13, 2015

We used Herring Hall as a base for my daughter’s wedding. Anne Herring was so much fun as she welcomed us into her home. It is obvious that she loves entertaining and sharing her knowledge of the homes and history of the area. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. Each was decorated with beauty and charm, reflecting the personality of the host. The inn offered plenty of room for the wedding party to primp and to socialize. We found many charming photo opportunities both inside and outside the inn. Breakfast in the mornings is a wonderful start to the day with fresh, local ingredients and tried and true family recipes. The always available Herring Hall pound cake is wonderful as a bedtime snack! Thank you, Anne, for such a wonderful experience.

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Rooms & Rates


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


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


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


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 Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities


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