Walden Hall

17440 True Blue Lane , Reva, VA 22735 USA (Show map)
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Inspired by Thoreau’s Walden, Walden Hall is a luxury Bed & Breakfast and event space nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This beautiful estate sits on 10 acres of rolling farmland in the tranquil countryside of Reva, Virginia; the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, family gathering or memorable wedding. Gourmet breakfast made with local ingredients is served every morning in our sunny dining room, wraparound porch or in the privacy of your room. Five guest rooms, each with en suite bathroom, feature hand-picked furniture inspired by the 18th-century poets for whom they are named. Walden Hall draws inspiration from its beautiful surroundings to inspire guests to reconnect with nature, relax and enjoy luxurious accommodation and facilities.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Exceeded our expectations in every way

5 on March 22, 2018

We were so impressed with this B&B in so many ways! My fiance and I booked their Walt Whitman Grande Suite, which is UNBELIEVABLE. Eric and Andi took great care of us throughout our stay. The food was always to die for, we managed to snag the movie theater each night with free popcorn, we played billiards in the club, my fiance loved the little gym and I personally couldn't stop staring at this beautiful property. The lake in front is magical! I adored that they gave us some free tastings to local vineyards and they really spoiled us with their recommendations. I loved our private jacuzzi too! We loved this place so much we extended to do a third night in a smaller room, one that was just as beautiful, however not near as large. Walden Hall, please never change! Hope to see you soon for a wedding! :)


Best ever!

5 on February 12, 2018

This was my first experience at a bed & breakfast, and I can honestly say that I do not think any place will ever be able to top the wonderful experience I had at Walden Hall! The inn was gigantic and situated on a beautiful estate in the Culpeper area. From the moment I walked in, it certainly felt like a home away from home. The decor was modern and relaxed, with neutral tones. The amenities were amazing, theater, pool, arcade, billiards, I can go on and on… The rooms were extremely comfortable and looked like they were pulled right out of a luxury home catalogue, and we all especially loved getting a good night's sleep on the Comphy bed sheets! It was a very inviting environment, and Eric made the experience even more lovely given the extensive knowledge he has about the region (and its surrounding vineyard areas) and places to eat and shop at, and especially his willingness to accommodate everyone's personal preferences. Additionally, let me rave about breakfast a little more...the breakfast was amazing! Breakfast was prepared fresh by the inn's own in-house chef (Jason?), and it was a delicious, healthy meal that was the perfect way to get our day started before taking off to visit wineries! Also, the granola was quite possibly the best granola I've ever had in my life. Regarding location, Walden Hall was convenient to the town of Culpeper (within 10 minutes) and vineyards are right down the road, so lunches, dinners, shopping, and obviously wine tastings are very nearby. I have nothing but praise for this fantastic bed and breakfast in the heart of Virginia Wine Country, and I cannot wait to come back and enjoy another wonderful stay here again soon!…


Best venue ever!

5 on October 25, 2017

We had a destination wedding weekend at the gorgeous estate with over 100 guests and it was the most amazing weekend of our lives! Eric made the weekend happen for us! The venue was amazing and offers many solutions based on your desire as a bride. You can get married outside on the manicured lawn, in the gardens, in a beautiful barn, around the pool, just so many locations to choose from. The guest rooms at Walden Hall are nicer than anywhere we have ever stayed and are wonderful! Eric was responsive to EVERY email and phone call I made and he made me feel like I was the only person he was working with. I never had to worry about my wedding prior to or the day of. Eric and his staff were flexible and adaptable and handled everything thrown at them. They managed all the wedding vendors for me, helped me with the ceremony and they made sure everything was PERFECT!! The main thing is, the guests had a great time, felt pampered by the staff, and loved the venue and accommodations. The value was exceptional and they went the extra mile! We had a full blown weekend of activities, rehearsal dinner, welcome reception Friday evening, Wedding and Wedding Reception on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday. Just an amazing weekend!


Dream wedding venue!

5 on October 17, 2017

Walden Hall is an amazing venue with totally over the top service and offerings! Our wedding could not have been as special anywhere else! It's tough to find people who care as much about your wedding as you do, but not With Walden Hall. The entire property in gorgeous and we were able to enjoy everything it had to offer for three days! Our guests are already booking their own getaways at Walden Hall for the winter and Spring.


Wonderful Getaway Near DC!!

5 on October 13, 2017

We have been trying to get a reservation at Walden Hall for over a year now and we finally were able to visit! My wife and I were much in need of a escape from the city so on a whim I called and they happened to have the Longfellow Loft open on a Thursday. We were given a tour of the estate and met Jason in the kitchen and chatted with Eric about the history and the area. We had a luxurious room with more than accommodating amenities and an impressive meal. (They are not kidding when they advertise "gourmet" breakfast.) The dining room was stunning with beautiful woodwork. We spent our day visiting local wineries with the free tasting passes Eric provided. I also managed to squeeze in a massage, which was excellent as well. This is a highly recommended destination for anyone wanting to feel pampered and who is into food and wine. The amenities are truly outstanding and the views are beautiful from every angle of the property.. We'll definitely be back as soon as possible!


Beautiful wedding venue!

5 on October 11, 2017

My daughter and her fiancé were married at Walden Hall in October, 2016. As any engaged couple and their parents know, there is so much planning to making this event one of the most memorable for the bride and groom and for family and friends. From day one, Walden Hall has worked closely with us to ensure that this day would be memorable. We worked with Eric Fulton, general manager and events extraordinaire. He provided excellent service. Walden Hall was the absolute perfect place for a wedding. Eric was always available to show us the property and answer the many many questions we had. We were able to host a wonderful and memorable wedding with the professional and caring attributes of all of our vendors. Many thanks to the staff of Walden Hall!


Top Notch!!

5 on October 04, 2017

What an incredible place.. This was our second birthday trip to Walden Hall. The ambience, service, food, presentation was absolutely perfect. We rented three rooms and had a wonderful poolside celebration with friends The dining was wonderful and our host, Eric was so nice to interact with. His staff were always around when we needed and were able to accomodate our dietary requirements with ease. Walden Hall is the perfect place for special occasions! Thank you, Eric, and your lovely staff.


A place where we will return again, and again!!!

5 on September 27, 2017

Just returned from a wonderful weekend experience at Walden Hall that was truly outstanding. It began with the welcoming warmth of Eric and his staff who immediately made us feel like long lost friends. The property is breath taking in its ambience and perfected down to the tiniest detail. The amenities are unlike anything we have ever experienced at a property this size. There was an endless selection of activities and entertainment onsite and much to do within a short drive. The breakfasts were great quality and delicious! We look forward to making Walden Hall our monthly D.C. getaway spot!


The perfect wedding weekend!!

5 on September 25, 2017

My daughter just had her wedding at Walden Hall for an outdoor ceremony in September. The staff were with us every step of the way. They were all pleasant, courteous and extremely helpful. The afterparty was moved from the pool patio to the “Club” and it was a spectacular party indeed! The entire bridal party stayed there all weekend and the rooms and amenities were top notch. They were able to add on spa services and extras last minute! We tried to add on a third night to our stay but unfortunately they were fully booked. :( There is no reason to look anywhere else to have your wedding. If I could give the Walden Hall 10 stars, I would as they deserve it. Bravo to the Staff and all involved in making my daughters wedding pure perfection. I would say this venue radiates class, charm and elegance with a rustic flair. They are the very best. (Tip, book additional nights way in advance! You will want to stay longer!)


The best!!!

5 on September 22, 2017

Walden Hall is both beautiful and luxurious! We hope to return many times--if we can get reservations--it's almost always booked up. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants comfort in a stately home with plenty of relaxing spaces: the front porch, the huge lower level with theater and games, the formal dining room, the gigantic saltwater pool patio. Walden Hall also deserves its reputation for outstanding gourmet multi-course breakfasts. It's a superb B&B and a the perfect getaway. The grounds would be perfect for a wedding or any event. We will be back and we will rent the entire property next time!


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Rooms & Rates

Walt Whitman Grande Suite

Our most grande suite, often selected as our Wedding or Honeymoon Suite, the Walt Whitman Grande is a multiple room accommodation with outstanding appointments. From your king-sized, four poster canopy bed, enjoy soft music and a cozy fire. This beautiful room is decorated in silvers and shimmering neutral tones to reflect Walden Hall's glorious sunsets. Enjoy morning coffee, afternoon tea or a local wine in the intimate seating area overlooking Walden's Pond and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With this room, enjoy exclusive access to a second floor screened porch with a two person lounge hot tub. The Walt Whitman Grande also comes with a large dressing room and private salon for extra comfort and space ? a perfect spot to watch wedding guests and friends gather at Walden's Pond below, as the beautiful bride awaits her moment.

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

Emerson Pool Suite

This one bedroom apartment with a full kitchen is accessed by a private entrance that opens directly onto our spacious pool patio. The heated outdoor saltwater swimming pool is open until mid October. Your friends and family will enjoy a four person outdoor swing, outdoor grill and kitchen, sunbathing lounges and intimate eating areas. Perfect for families or a hiking/hunting group to enjoy a home-cooked evening meal. The apartment boasts modern furnishings with splashes of color to get the senses energized. Ideal for an overnight or extended stay.

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

Longfellow Loft

The Longfellow loft is a spacious, private loft appointed with window seats and reading alcoves for maximum reflection and relaxation. From your king-sized sleigh bed, enjoy the cozy corner fireplace or views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while you bask in our warm inviting decor with splashes of orange and yellow. A large bathroom with his and hers sinks and a walk-in shower add to the luxury of your custom Jacuzzi tub. A wet bar with sink, small refrigerator and microwave makes this suite a great choice for longer stays.

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

Thoureau's Pond Suite

Thoreau's Pond Suite is our only first floor accommodation, with soaring ceilings ten feet high, and a queen-sized luxury bed adorned in rich golds and caressing earth tones. Enter through your own private stairway onto the expansive wraparound front porch and your own private patio space. The en suite bath has a two-person Jacuzzi, with water heater to enjoy an extra long soak under the chandelier. Enjoy a refreshing shower under the rain head shower, and plenty of morning light.

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

Nightly Rate: $249 - $299

Emily Dickinson Suite

This gorgeous suite of royal purple, and ebony includes an antique queen four-poster bed, fire nook, and intimate seating area. The en suite bath includes a spacious separate glass shower stall and romantic claw foot tub overlooking Walden?s Pond. Enjoy a fire or a book of poems from your comfortable bed.

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

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Highway 29, take Hoover Road (609) West and turn right onto True Blue Lane. Follow True Blue Lane directly to Walden Hall.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Spa, Farm, Villa, Mansion

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Billiards, CD player, Childcare, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Sports equipment rental, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access, Wired internet, Workout facility

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Turndown Service, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Arrange in advance
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of reservation total or 100% for 1 night stays
  • Cancellations: At the time of your reservation, we will charge a 50% deposit (or 100% for one night reservations), which is non-refundable within thirty days of your arrival. Cancelations made within fourteen days of the scheduled arrival date, or twenty one days if the stay includes a holiday, will be responsible for the full cost of the reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Eric and Evanne

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30AM - 10AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free with advance notice


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