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.



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

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 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!

Best Wedding Venue!!!!

5 on September 11, 2017

Walden Hall really is the best wedding venue in Virginia! It lives up to all the hype. In fact, I booked the venue sight unseen! I knew of a few people who were married there and the photos and layout of the venue were just what I envisioned for my wedding. When I first went to the venue to meet with Eric, it was even more incredible than I had imagined! I cannot say enough positive things about Eric. He was simply amazing! He was so incredibly responsive and has such a caring personality. From all of the emails, in-person meetings, rehearsal and then the day of, he made me feel like my wedding was the absolute number one priority for Walden Hall. During the wedding, any possible thing I wanted or needed the staff made happen. There is no possible way my wedding would have been what I'd been dreaming about if it wasn't for Eric. The rest of staff at the Inn were so accommodating and welcoming as well. My guests and I felt like royalty from the moment we arrived. From the rehearsal dinner, to the wedding, to the after party by the pool, Walden Hall made my weekend absolutely perfect. My guests are still telling me how it was the best wedding they have ever attended! It was so nice to have friends and family stay on-site and for all of the weekend festivities to happen in one place. If you are looking for your wedding venue, look no further than Walden Hall. You will not be disappointed!!

Spectacular B&B, Amazing Staff

4.8 on August 24, 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Walt Whitman Grande Suite for a 3-day getaway in March 2017. We loved everything about Walden Hall. The facilities (home theatre, gaming room, bedroom, outdoor jacuzzi) were spectacular and the service could not have been better. Eric did everything he could to make sure we had a great time. You really can't go wrong with Walden Hall.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! It was so nice to have you visit! I'm glad that you enjoyed the Walt Whitman Grande Suite, it is one of my favorites. I hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Eric

- Eric (General Manager)


5 on July 26, 2017

Walden Hall is the perfect spot for a getaway. The salt water outdoor pool is amazing. The rooms are a bit over the top luxurious. The staff is friendly, helpful and the food fantastic. It's not country quiet; the road a bit away, which gets busy between 6-8 am in particular, can be heard when outside (not inside) but the night stars are wonderful, the crickets in tune and the locusts in full voice.


4.0 on July 19, 2017

Wow! My stay was awesome. Eric and his staff were very accommodating. The Emerson Pool Apt was very cozy, the bed was very comfortable.I especially liked the salt water pool. A Gourmet Breakfast every morning on the front porch or the dining room was very peaceful and relaxing. I would recommend this Bed and Breakfast for a peaceful get a way. I will be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I look forward to your next visit! Best, Eric

- Eric (General Manager)

Stylish and charming inn

5 on July 03, 2017

Everything was beautiful and perfect! What a lovely inn with helpful and kind inn keepers. Food was all delicious. Views are beautiful. Fabulous amenities.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to share your 5 star experience! It's great to see that your stay exceeded your expectations and you were able to relax and enjoy the property. We look forward to your next visit! Eric

- Eric (General Manager)

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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 Type

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


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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  • 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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  • 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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