The Emory House Bed & Breakfast

30461 Oxford Avenue , Emory, VA 24327 USA (Show map)


The Emory House is a totally renovated 4500 square foot home in Emory, Virginia, directly across the street from Emory and Henry College and only 7 miles outside the historic town of Abingdon. Our B&B is designed for our guests' total relaxation and enjoyment, both inside and outside the home, with porches, patios, courtyards, firepit seating, as well as elegantly appointed interior rooms.



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  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Cozy and relaxing!

5 on January 24, 2013

My stay at the Emory House B & B was a delightful experience! The innkeeper makes you feel most comfortable, like this is your home away from home. The breakfast was first class and absolutely scrumptious! I will definitely be enjoying the hospitality there again. I highly recommend the Emory House.

Best Bed and Breakfast ever visited!

5 on October 07, 2012

When no one else would take us in because we had a one year child, Rocky welcomed us with open arms. He gave us a room that was away from the rest of the house so that we would not disturb any of the guest. It was very spacious with plenty of room for a Pac-n-Play as well as all the other "stuff" that comes with traveling with a baby. The Emory House is prepared for everything. You could have come with nothing except the clothes on your back and had a very comfortable stay. Anything you could have forgotten was there for use. Bed was very comfortable, and accommodations were very clean (this is coming from someone that will not sleep on hotel bed sheets and blankets). The front porch was very welcoming, and we enjoyed talking with Rocky (the owner) well into the night while enjoying a glass of wine and wonderful weather. Breakfast was fantastic and Rocky even had dishes set up for our one year old. We are looking forward to making this our annual family vacation, as well as some in between spontaneous trips!! We also can't wait to plan a family get together in the amazing cabin that Rocky offers. It is rustic and yet accommodating with central air and heat and sleeps up to 12!! Thank you so much for our wonderful stay. WE WILL BE BACK! BEST BED AND BREAKFAST WE HAVE EVER BEEN TOO!

Best decision ever...

5 on January 25, 2012

Recently my boyfriend and I decided to take a trip to Abingdon, VA. After searching and searching for the perfect place to stay, I stumbled onto the Emory House Bed & Breakfast. It was the best decision I have ever made (at least as far as choosing where to stay while on vacation). Both Rocky and his wife (the B&B owners) are amazing. From making the reservation, to arriving at the Emory House, to leaving for home...the Underwood's make you feel welcome and at home. Rocky educated us on the house's interesting history, as well as the history of the pioneer cabin that is also situated on the property. They provided lovely, clean accommodations, and assisted in whatever we needed; They are very knowledgeable about the area, good antique shopping in Abingdon, dinner reservations, directions, etc. Also, not only were we cooked an amazing breakfast of brie and apple omelets, yogurt, fresh fruit and granola, bacon, and biscuits, but they were nice enough to leave out cookies and milk, and wine and cheese in the evening. Oh, and I must not forget the hot chocolate with marshmallows in the afternoon. The rooms are comfortable and beautiful, the view of Emory University is delightful, and I'm unable to come up with any criticism for The Emory House. Even the short drive to Abingdon is well worth it (for the record it is only about a 10 min drive). Thanks to the Underwood's we had a fantastic stay and plan to stay with them again on our next visit to the area.

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Rooms & Rates

The Underwood Suite

Our most romantic and beautiful room. Vaulted ceiling, bright southerly exposure, white carpet, spacious bathroom with tub/shower combination.

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

The Ashworth Suite

Our largest room, The Ashworth features a queen Rice Planters bed, luxurious bedding, a leather chair, upholstered chair with ottoman, Deacon's bench, beautiful writing desk with chair, dresser, single day bed, HD TV, ceiling fan, WiFi, and private bath. There is adequate space to put a rollaway single bed for a 4th occupant.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

The Hillman Suite

The Hillman is a very comfortable upstairs guest room with queen Cannonball bed, leather recliner, upholstered chair, writing desk, entertainment center with HD TV, WiFi, ceiling fan, antique washstand, dressing mirror and private bath with tub/shower combination.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

The Carolina Suite

The Carolina Suite features a few additional amenities above and beyond our other rooms. It is on the main floor, has a private entrance, 70" HD TV, DVD movie player, reclining leather sofas (2),armoire, ironing board and iron, refrigerator, microwave (popcorn provided), Keurig coffee maker (KCups and purified water provided), as well as the usual ceiling fan, WiFi, antique writing desk and private bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $219

The Library Suite

A main floor room with tub/shower private bath, queen Rice Planters bed, upholstered seating, antique writing desk and chair, antique cherry armoire, HD TV, ceiling fan, WiFi, hardwood floor and bookshelves.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

The Library Suite

A main floor room with tub/shower private bath, queen Rice Planters bed, upholstered seating, antique writing desk and chair, antique cherry armoire, HD TV, ceiling fan, WiFi, hardwood floor and bookshelves.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

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Location Type

Unincorporated Village, Mountains, Rural


Tri-City Airport, TN (TRI-Tri-City Regional) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From Abingdon, Virginia, take Interstate 81 seven miles North to exit 26 (Emory & Henry College Exit). Turn north (towards the college) at stop sign, go 0.5 miles to 30461 Oxford Avenue on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Homestay, Cabin

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano , All day snacks, soft drinks and bottled water, Evening hors d'oeuvres and wine, Outdoor firepit seating area, Outdoor walled courtyard seating area, Large covered porch with swing and seating, Spacious patio with seating

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Antique shopping, Arts museum, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Bristol Race weekend 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit requested.

  • Cancellations: 72 hours required for cancellation for full refund.
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Alvin E. 'Rocky' Underwood

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Covered front porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free available on request.

Signature Dish

Pecan Praline French Toast
Prepared the night before, the thick sliced french bread is soaked in a mixture of egg, milk, brown sugar and MAPLE SYRUP, and the bread is topped with a mixture of chopped pecans, maple syrup and butter before baking.

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