Find history and tranquility in the heart of the Fredericksburg Battlefield National Park just minutes from historic Fredericksburg, VA. Our B&B is perfectly located for a weekend away or leisurely mid-week break. Property features two suites which can accommodate four guest each and one room accommodating two guests. Stay includes gourmet breakfast for guests. Built in 1859 by John Howison, Braehead is a 6,200 square foot manor house nestled on 27 acres in historic Fredericksburg, VA. Robert E. Lee took breakfast at Braehead on the morning of the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862. The home bears the marks of the Union Army occupation after the 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg when the home was used as a hospital.
5 on August 16, 2017
Braehead Manor is an historical treasure. Strategically situated along Lee Drive this B&B delivers relaxation, and southern hospitality. Mary sets the stage with a warm welcome and it only gets better. Highly recommended!!! Rick N
5 on August 04, 2017
Prior to our arrival we were asked if we had allergies. We arrived and were immediately greeted by Mary, the innkeeper. She gave us a tour of the home and the history. She asked what time we would like breakfast the next morning. The breakfast the next morning was amazing! The coffee was from a local roaster and Mary advised she buys everything fresh and tries to buy local. She made a stuffed apple pecan French toast. It was divine. Fresh fruit, and coffee cake. It was such a beautiful and relaxing stay.
5 on June 18, 2017
With its own Civil War history, the Braehead Manor is the perfect place to stay when you're touring northern Virginia battlefields. We enjoyed breakfast in the dining room where Gen. Lee ate on the morning of the Battle of Fredericksburg and stood under the tree where he tied his horse, Traveller. It's an easy drive to several battlefields--including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse. Our hostess, Mary, was a delight and was happy to accommodate our special dietary needs. We'll be going back soon. Too many battlefields to explore in one trip.
5 on April 21, 2017
Our stay at Braehead was special on many levels. As a part of my personal family history it is comforting to see the home restored and preserved. As a B&B Braehead meets the highest standards of comfort and charm, a most welcoming experience. For those interested in history Braehead is unique in its location.
5 on March 27, 2017
A refuge from the hustle and bustle of the urban strip hotels. Slight distraction with the unfortunate encroachment of truck depot.
5 on November 18, 2016
We had a lovely time and our innkeeper Mary Windsor Cline was attentive, helpful and most considerate. We would highly recommend this B & B to friends and family.
5 on November 11, 2016
Gorgeous setting in the middle of a National Park. Mary, the innkeeper, prepares the most delicious breakfasts we have ever had- sorry mom:-) As a Fredericksburg native, Mary recommends the perfect activities and dinner restaurants in the area. We cannot wait to plan our next visit. For the most privacy, we recommend the Jane Howison Beale Suite which is located by itself on the 2nd floor. This was our room for our four night stay.
5 on November 09, 2016
This was only the second time we ever stayed in a B & B and it was wonderful. Our innkeeper Mary was especially attentive to our needs and provided lovely service and delicious food.
5 on September 11, 2016
To start, this building is very cool and has a lot of historical significance. Everything in the house is original to the time period and it's fun to walk around and look at all the pieces of history. The beds are SO comfortable and clean and the bathrooms are large with all the amenities you could ever need. Mary the innkeeper is just a delight. She joined us for conversation over breakfast (which was delicious by the way) and really was the most gracious and energetic host you could ask for while also letting you have your space and let the house be yours for the stay. We'll definitely be back soon and highly recommend this place if you're in Fredericksburg or surrounding area.
Jane Howison Beale, the famous diarist of the Civil War and sister of John and Robert Reid Howison, escaped the horrors of the siege of the City of Fredericksburg by retiring with her children to Braehead. This two room suite has its own bathroom and is located off the library and includes period furniture.
The last family member in the Howison line to own Braehead, retired emergency room physician Graham Stepehens ensured the legacy of Braehead lived on by including almost all of the period furniture original to the manor when the manor was sold. This two room connected suite located on the south side of the manor boasts spacious sleeping arrnagements, a sitting room and its own bath. The sitting room trundle bed can be utilized for sleeping arrangements for additional guests.
After the Civil War, John Howison, original owner of Braehead fell on hard times having lost two sons in the war and also losing his wife during this time. John's brother, Robert Reid Howison, a prominent Richmond lawyer and later a Presbyterian minister, took over the home and its mortgage. This guest room has been known through the years as Robert Reid's room and is where this Virginia gentleman stayed. The room boasts some of the only orginial closets in the manor and has its own private bath.
Countryside, Downtown, Secluded, Small town
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Winery
Historic Inn, Mansion
Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Wi-Fi
Restrictive , Vegetarian Happy to accommodate any dietary or allergy restrictions