Lavender Heights Bed and Breakfast

419 Forbes St , Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2035 USA (Show map)


An elegant home and gardens on the heights overlooking a three-mile view of Fredericksburg VA. Lavender Heights Bed and Breakfast provides a comfortable, luxurious experience with one, king-bed suite and two, queen-bed guest rooms, each with their own private bath, free wi-fi, television and parking. Explore the woods or relax by the koi pond. Begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast in the sun room, watching the birds play in the garden. Located in the village of Falmouth in Stafford County, we are just five minutes from Old Town Fredericksburg, University of Mary Washington, and the many Colonial and Civil War historical sites.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Excellent B&B!

5 on November 04, 2016

We've stayed in B&Bs all over the country, and this is our favorite! The rooms, breakfasts, gardens and decor are all superb, but the best thing of all is Jennie. She makes you feel like you're staying with your favorite sister, or best friend.

great room and even better breakfasts

5 on September 21, 2016

the owner jenny was terrific ..very friendly and a 30 year marine corp veteran . thank you for your service .. she was very helpful with info on battlefields and restaurants..but man can she cook . her breakfast's are sensational and very tastey.. room was comfy including the nicest bedsheets i have ever slept on , and important to me a large flatscreen tv with dish tv .. .. overall just a great place to stay ..5thx jen

Most Romantic Day of My Life

5 on February 23, 2016

My stay at the Lavender Heights started out wonderful. Of course the first thing was the House itself but Jenny made it all worth while. She was such a pleasure and made the stay absolutely enjoyable from her delicious breakfast (pancakes & scones) to the extra touch she put on my Surprise Engagement. Yes, my now finance proposed to me at Lavender Heights and I could not have asked for a better stay or way to spend my 2016 Valentines!!!! Thank you Jenny for making such a memorable moment, extra special. Sincerely, Jamie ¿

Worth the stay!

5 on October 16, 2015

Lavendar Heights was a great getaway with southern charm. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful with benches, water fountains, and flowers. I only wish I had had more time to spend relaxing in them. The rooms were incredibly clean and breakfast was filling and tasty. Jenny took great care of us!

The Best of the Best

5 on October 11, 2015

This is how the B&B experience should be throughout the enterprise. Innkeeper is warm, helpful and friendly; rooms are immaculate and well appointed; and there are lots of reminders of local and personal history to really make it feel like home. I recommend it highly and without reservation (pardon the expression).

A Perfect Getaway Site

4.8 on July 21, 2015

We celebrated our 25th anniversary with a two-night, three-day getaway in Fredericksburg (VA) and at Lavender Heights - kayaking, hiking, wine tasting, dining, and relaxing. Location, site / house, rooms, ambiance, hospitality, and food were simply superb. We couldn't have enjoyed our getaway more. A true "keeper."

Great Getaway

5 on August 25, 2014

Owner Jenny could not have been more gracious from reservation to goodbye. Great location a little way from downtown. Lovely room. Great breakfast. Easy parking. Easy access for this limited guest.


5 on July 24, 2014

My husband and I booked the last available room for a family wedding that was held on site at the B & B. The accommodations, food, graciousness of the host Jenny and her staff, and the overall ambiance could not have been better. What a relaxing stay in a perfectly desirable location - close to downtown Fredericksburg and just around the block from my sister's. We will definitely recommend this spot to others and plan to book again, hopefully in the not too distant future. Ann & Mike

Highly recommend Lavender Heights

5 on June 08, 2014

My husband & I were celebrating our 15th Anniversary and had a wonderful stay with Jenny at Lavender Heights. We had a very comfortable room and breakfast was delicious. Can't say enough good about our stay!!

Pass thru the Burg

3.8 on April 24, 2014

Very nice, clean, warm house. Great view of downtown.

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Rooms & Rates

Molly's Retreat

Retreat, as in “a place affording peace, quiet, privacy or solitude” is on the second floor, a perfect escape for a cozy get-away with its beautiful Victorian queen bed of carved-oak headboard and footboard. Sink into the pillow-top mattress and enjoy the free satellite TV or Wi-Fi. You will find a refrigerator with bottled water and snacks in the sitting room outside Molly's Retreat.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Ellie's Suite

This spacious suite has both a king bed in the bedroom and a queen sofa bed in the sitting room. pass through the double doors into the bedroom decorated in relaxing, sky blue and linen colors that set a restful atmosphere with its king sleigh bed and divine, memory-foam mattress, hardwood floors, 40-inch HD TV, floral area rugs, decorative tile ceiling, crown moulding and bay window. Stretch out in the sitting room that is appointed with a queen sofa bed, 24-inch HD TV and refrigerator. Take a leisurely soak in the large, jetted tub in the spacious bathroom that is lit by sky lights.

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

Nightly Rate: $230 - $230


This room is located on the second floor with a handsome four-poster, queen bed and a deep, pillow-top mattress. The beautifully decorated room complements the outdoor gardens with its sage-colored walls and botanical fabrics and art. This inviting room is complete with antique furniture, two large windows with half-moon tops, a 32-inch HD TV and wall-to-wall carpeting. The expansive bathroom enjoys a picture window with marble and ceramic tiles surrounding the large soaking tub. A refrigerator is available with bottled water and snacks in the sitting room on the second floor.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

The Carriage House

The Carriage House is located away from the main house with its own private entrance. Guests are welcomed into the warm and inviting atmosphere of the suite that includes a dining area, kitchen and living space. Enjoy a restful sleep in the semi-private sleeping area that features a plush king-size bed, and refresh in the private bathroom that features a single-sink vanity and shower. The Berber-carpeted suite is decorated in “Vintage Playful” with the comforts of home featuring a queen-size sofa bed, 42-inch HDTV and dining table. Create a romantic evening in the second-level, studio-style suite, complete with its fully furnished kitchen that includes a refrigerator, sink, range, dishwasher, microwave, dishes and cookware. The Carriage House is perfect for a small family to enjoy a weekend getaway. Look out any of the three dormer windows toward the magnificent, three-mile view of Fredericksburg and relax in the beautiful gardens of Lavender Heights.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245

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Location Type

Located in the village of Falmouth VA, Across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg, Secluded, Small town


Washington DC, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan National) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Washington DC (one hour, 50 miles): Drive south from I-395 to I-95 and take Exit 133A toward Falmouth (US-17 Business South/Warrenton Rd). Go about 2 miles to the intersection of Hwy US-1/Cambridge Street (be in the left lane to go straight). Go through the intersection onto Butler Road/VA-218. Take the second left onto Colonial Ave (in front of the Falmouth Baptist Church). At the "T" intersection, turn right onto Forbes Street. Wind up the hill to 419 Forbes Street that is .2 miles on the left. From Richmond VA (one hour, 60 miles): Drive north on I-95 and take Exit 133 toward Warrenton (US-17 North). Merge to the right onto US-17 Business South/Warrenton Rd toward Falmouth. Go about 2 miles to the intersection of Hwy US-1/Cambridge Street (be in the Left Lane to go straight). Go through the intersection onto Butler Road/VA-218. Take the second left onto Colonial Ave (in front of the Falmouth Baptist Church). At the "T" intersection, turn right onto Forbes Street. Wind up the hill to 419 Forbes Street that is .2 miles on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Colonial and Civil War sites, Boyhood Home of George Washington, Old Town Fredericksburg, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Carriage, Segway and Trolley Tours, Bicycling, Running and Hiking Trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Copier, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Fridge and whirlpool tub in Ellie's Suite, 2 guest rooms have Fridge near room, Shannaberry has soaking tub, Small meeting space, Small Kitchen in Carriage House

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We welcome supervised young adults over the age of 12.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum stay required on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are guaranteed upon receipt of a deposit of one night’s stay plus tax or 50% of your total reservation, whichever is greater, and is applied to the last night of your reservation.
  • Cancellations: A full refund will be given if cancellation notice is received more than ten (10) days before your arrival date (30 days if booking more than one room), less a $25 cancellation fee. Guests canceling less than 10 days will be charged the full amount of the reserved stay unless the room is re-booked, minus a cancellation fee of $25.00 per room per night. No-show and same-day cancellations will be charged for the entire stay, including packages. Certain event weekends like university graduation are non-refundable. There will be no refund for early departures. When situations arise that require you to cancel less than ten days in advance (for example, an illness or bad weather), we sympathize but your deposit will not be refunded. If you wish, we will apply your full deposit to a future stay that is rescheduled within six months.
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Jenny Holbert

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Resident Pets

Koi Fish in the pond!

About the innkeepers

Enjoy photography, walking around the gardens, and finding interesting recipes! Traveling throughout the world has been wonderful and we have stories to share with other travelers. We focus on travel in the local area now, so we can help you plan your stay in the greater Fredericksburg area.

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  • Time Served: 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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