Rosendale Inn Bed and Breakfast

17917 Farmhouse Lane , New Market, VA 22844 USA (Show map)


Welcome to Rosendale Inn, a historic Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast lodging located midway between New Market and Harrisonburg and just 15 minutes from Luray. Since 1790, Rosendale has graciously hosted presidents, their first ladies, foreign ministers, aviation pioneers, explorers, and celebrities. Celebrating over 200 years of hospitality, Innkeepers Paul Murphy and Juanita Miller take pride in faithfully preserving “the Rosendale tradition” for their 21st Century guests. In the heart of Virginia’s wine country (eight vineyards 10-20 minutes away) and central to Endless, Shenandoah and Luray Caverns, the New Market Civil War Museum and Battlefield, Skyline Drive, and more, Rosendale promises history, beauty, serenity, nature, and an abundance of things to do. We receive dozens of calls a year from people asking how far our Inn is from Luray. Did you know that we are only 15 minutes or so from the underground wonders of the Caverns, the Shenandoah National Park, and the breathtaking views and hiking opportunities along Skyline Drive?



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  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Rosendale Inn

5 on May 12, 2017

This place is awesome! Dr. Murphy is a wonderful host and very knowledgeable on the history of the area and what it has to offer. The grounds and surrounding area are breathtaking. I am looking forward to the next visit and would highly recommend this location to everyone! Robert Holmes O Fallon IL

Delightful secluded inn with wonderful innkeeper

5 on March 11, 2017

This is a beautifully secluded location with a grand view of the mountains near Endless Caverns. The inn itself has a log cabin section dating from 1801 and a later 1800's addition that has huge character. Innkeeper Paul is a wonderfully multi-faceted person, so make sure and discuss his background and see his library. Quite a treat. The grounds are just lovely, with singing Chickadees, Finches, Wrens, and Juncos waking us with their songs in the morning. Short drive into historic New Market for shopping, coffee and food. Paul's breakfast of fresh fruit and French Toast was perhaps the best B&B breakfast I've had. There was just too much food! Charming place that we will visit again. Thumbs up.

My favorite place on Earth

5 on March 08, 2017

I would like to share with you my impressions of my terrific journey into the world of history. When you cross the threshold of this house, you immediately move to another epoch. The Inn seems to breathe history, each Suite is unique and it has its own individual design and its name. Everything is almost as it was with the former inhabitants of the house. Here lived people who had family ties with US President Woodrow Wilson. But to get acquainted with the history of the house you will help by the owner of the Inn Dr. Paul Murphy who knows the history of this house very well, he writes a book about it. Also you will see a museum of history where are a lot of original materials and pictures, collected with the help of the second co-owner of the Inn, Juanita Miller, who had been doing business for many years before Paul Murphy have bought this Inn. By the way, there is one moment that was very pleasant to me, Paul speaks excellent Russian. He worked many years in Russia and also he learnt Russian at Moscow State University. I assure you, you will have many interesting conversations about different items. Just 7 minutes walking you can see unique Endless Caverns, swimming in the pool and just enjoy the beautiful nature of the mountains. Clean, fresh mountain air and silence around. For fishing enthusiasts, this is a great place to do it. I enjoyed, looking at wild animals which are a lot of here. I saw a family of deers and different small animals and birds. You can make a bike trip around the neighborhood. And also ride a scooter. If you come here with your horses, Paul has an excellent stable for this. Near the Inn there is a small town New Market, where there is an unique open-air Civil War museum. You will move to the time of the wonderful movie "Gone with the Wind" with Vivien Leigh and Clark Gamble. Here I spend my holidays every year, because I am finding for myself Peace and Tranquility and studying the history of these places.

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Rooms & Rates

Woodrow Wilson

The suite has been restored to its original condition with color coordinated period drapes, bedspread, matching furniture, and Wilson memorabilia. The suite, which is accessed by a beautiful walnut stair hall, has tall windows providing wonderful views of Smith Creek on the East side and Massanutten Mountain to the West. The suite boasts a “sleigh” queen size bed and is “presidential.” The Wilsons, who were relatives, were often at Rosendale. Sleeps two.

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

Joseph Salyards Cottage

Restoration of the Joseph Salyards Cottage, named after one of Virginia’s most eminent teachers and scholars who lived and taught at Rosendale during the 1860s, was completed in 2005. Its elegant interior and welcoming warmth, combined with a queen bed, private bath, kitchen, and real wood burning fireplace make it irresistible. It is ideal for newly weds or a getaway for those who want complete privacy on snowy days. It is air conditioned for summer visitors. Sleeps 2

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

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Location Type

Civil War Battlefield, Endless, Shendandoah, Luray Caverns, Wine Country, Universities, Antiquing paradise, horseriding, Airport, City, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Small town, Wine country


Washington DC, DC (IAD-Dulles) 75 miles

Directions to property:

Step 1: Going North on I-81, take Exit 257, go North on US 11 for 3 miles. Going South on I-81 (South), take Exit 264, go South on US 11 for 3 miles. Step 2: Turn East at the Endless Caverns signs, go down Endless Caverns Road, pass the Welcome to Endless Caverns sign, then turn left on Farmhouse lane.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Endless, Shenandoah, Luray Caverns, antique car museum, horseback riding, covered bridge, biking trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Internet Service, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Stable and pasture for boarding of horses, Museum of Rosendale history, Private River for fishing, 20 acres of walking trails, Pool, Bird Sanctuary, Chess & Board Games, Library with over 2000 books

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, caving--Endless Caverns, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2-8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We love children. Most suites can accomodate 3-5 people
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: We have a 10 day cancellation policy. No refunds will be made if the cancellation is made 9 or fewer days before the reservation: however a gift certificate will be issued. Other restrictions apply for JMU graduation and parents day weekend. Please see our website.
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Dr. Paul Murphy, and Juanita Miller

Languages spoken

Russian, English

About the innkeepers

Dr. Murphy is the author of five non-fiction books, a university professor, and a historic preservationist.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Rosenburger Family Scrambled Eggs
Fresh Farm eggs with a special mix Creole and Italian seasoning, cheddar and cottage cheeses, and cream. Served with "sweet and tangy" Pinapple ring topped with wedges of watermellon and center strawberry capped with greek yogurt, fresh orange juice, toast and homemade apple butter.

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