5 on October 03, 2016
Came South to shoot skeet at Halifax County Gun Club which is just 15 minutes away.. Found John to be a hospitable and interesting host. As I was his only guest at the time, he upgraded me to the suite. Breakfasts were wonderful. Hope to be back for the next tournament.
5 on September 25, 2016
My wife and I were going to Virginia International Raceway - VIR - for the Trans Am and SVRA races Saturday, September 24. It meant getting up extra early to make the 2 hour trip from Raleigh. I thought about driving up late afternoon Friday so we could "sleep in" a little on Saturday. I came across the CBH and it looked great with reasonable pricing, so why not? The house is beautiful, as were the grounds. First order of business after check-in was a drink on the porch. John opened a bottle of a local red which he and my wife had while I availed myself of a Shiner Bock beer - or was it two? Relaxing on the deck with drink in-hand, with John was a great way to end the travel day. Our room was spacious and beautiful - and quiet. There was a party going on next door - 15th anniversary of their HS football championship - but could only hear them when I had to duck into the bathroom at midnight or so. once ensconced back in bed - quiet. We did utilize the WiFi but not the television. There is a hot tub available but we did not avail ourselves of its services. We recommend Bistro 1888 in town for dinner. Wonderful meal. Breakfast Saturday morning was tasty and top notch. Take it from me, if John is making omelets, have one. I don't like eggs. But, will occasionally have scrambled eggs or an omelet and smother it all in ketchup. I needed just one dollop of ketchup for the omelet presented to me, one made with basil. Take it from me, I usually need 5 or 6 dollops of ketchup! I could have not used ketchup but it's my safety net! There was a street fair going on in town, but couldn't attend as we left the CBH at about 8:45 for our 23 minute ride to VIR in Alton, VA. I believe future races at VIR will begin with a check on availability at the Charles Bass House as the "go to" place to stay.
4.6 on August 25, 2016
I stayed at Charles Bass House B&B in August. It was a very good experience for me and I recommend it highly. The house is very well kept and John went out of his way to accommodate us in every way that he could.
5 on July 25, 2016
My girlfriend and I came up to South Boston and stayed in the Charles Bass house. It was a wonderful experience! John made us feel like royalty. the house is spotless, john is very welcoming, plus the breakfast he made was delicious. I'd highly recommend this bed and breakfast for anybody
4.8 on March 05, 2016
Spacious rooms, great value, comfortable and relaxing. Wish I could have stayed longer.
5 on November 02, 2015
My October 2015 stay at the Charles Bass House was delightful. John is a gracious and attentive host, and truly makes you feel as though you're a guest in his home. Staying there was like a mini-spa vacation...the hot tub was great after driving, with a glass of wine to enjoy as well, and made for a relaxing evening. John's restaurant suggestion of nearby "Bistro 1888" in the center of South Boston was equally enjoyable, with excellent food and a great atmosphere. I stayed in the first-floor suite, which was huge, very comfortable, and impeccably clean. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. I'm looking forward to future reasons to return to Charles Bass House!
5 on September 14, 2015
We had a wonderful stay at the Charles Bass House B & B! John was a great host. We enjoyed the hot tub, the soothing music, the comfortable suite, the local wine, and the delicious breakfast. John directed us to a restaurant for dinner where we had a fantastic meal. It was a lovely stay.
4.6 on February 22, 2015
If you want a relaxing home away from home experience this is the place to go! My husband and I had an amazing Valentine's Day Weekend here and we can't wait to go back. The house was beautiful, clean, comfortable, and worth every cent we spent. John is a wonderful host and great cook. He made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door and we really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. I can't recommend this venue enough!!!
5 on November 23, 2014
John Fulton knows his business, and every detail is just right. We've stayed in dozens of B&Bs over the years, and the Charles Bass House is our favorite. We love the suite downstairs -- it is plenty of private space, and the atmosphere in the house is perfect with wine and snacks available, music, and a well-maintained hot tub that is just the right temperature. Add in coffee on the sun porch in the morning, followed by a delicious breakfast, some social time (but not too much) and for us, the experience is just what we need when we plan a getaway.
4.0 on September 07, 2013
Stayed one night, first time at a Bed and Breakfast. It was during the weekday, so there was no hot breakfast, but we had the best continental breakfast we'd ever had! We really enjoyed it!
4.8 on September 05, 2013
John was so welcoming and friendly. He was the perfect B&B host- he made us feel welcome but he didn't push himself on us too much or infringe on our privacy. The house is gorgeous and the room was clean and beautiful. The price was so reasonable. Definitely staying here again if we ever find ourselves in the South Boston area!
5 on August 05, 2013
You can tell that John takes pride in his establishment and has a passion for detail. The heavenly bed, soft music, candles inside and out, along with the perfect temperature of the hot tub, ensured that I would experience the best night of rest and relaxation. Waking up the the smell of breakfast cooking and a gracious host made it hard for me to leave. This place is a must if you are in the area. If not even in the area, it is worth the trip if you are looking for the perfect place of peace. Thanks John!!!!!
5 on June 26, 2013
I highly recommend this B&B. John is a wonderful host and the house is gorgeous with an inviting hot tub.
5 on June 15, 2013
I stayed at the Charles Bass House B&B from June 6-12, 2013. I live in IL, but I grew up in Halifax County. I wanted an alternative to a standard hotel, so I was delighted to find that this home had been converted to a B&B. I cannot rave enough about it. The home itself is absolutely magnificent. It has been beautifully restored and it is so elegant and comfortable. I stayed in the guest suite on the main floor, which has a large bedroom, a private bath and a private sitting room with TV. It is right in the heart of South Boston, but it is still quiet and you can sit outside without being bothered by too much noise. This is only minutes from the dining/shopping areas in downtown South Boston and Town of Halifax. Check out The Prizery to see if there are any concerts or Little Theatre productions while you are in town. It is also very close to several of the best restaurants in the area. As for amenities: I did not try the hot tub while I was there, but it is on a sheltered deck and you could enjoy it year-round because the weather is moderate even in the winter. The outside deck on the back of the house is idyllic. There is ample seating and a nice patio set with an umbrella for eating or reading outside. There is also off-street parking which was very convenient. Mr. Fulton is a gracious host and an excellent cook, so make sure you are hungry for breakfast! I think I gained about 5lbs during my stay. Fresh fruit every day, muffins and scones on weekdays, and freshly cooked bacon & eggs on the weekend. Oh, and great music and conversation! If you can't tell, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I cannot recommend it highly enough. I will most definitely call him first next time I go back for a visit. I hope this review will convince you to give it a try, or if you are local, to recommend it to family and friends. And if you do stay there, be sure you say hello to his dog, Raisin!
4.8 on May 08, 2013
I had an awesome experience staying at Charles Bass B&B. I went for a weekend getaway for simple rest and relaxation and this was the place to go! John Fulton was the perfect host making sure that I was comfortable. I will definitely return for another r&r weekend! Larry Cline
5 on December 19, 2012
We had a most enjoyable stay at Charles Bass House B&B. We felt very welcomed from the moment we arrived! Our room, which was a suite was so lovely , decorated so nicely. Our breakfast was so delicious, homemade blueberry pancakes along with other breakfast foods. We would recommend this B&B to anyone traveling in that area.
5 on July 24, 2012
Our stay at the Charles Bass House was enjoyable in every way possible. The house was lovely, the bed comfortable, the bath spotless , the drinks upon arrival fantastic, the orange/cinnamon french toast and fresh fruit breakfast yummy, and the hot tub relaxing! We will definately return again and again! All this for $100.00?????????????? Crazy Talk! lol
4.2 on July 14, 2012
Beautiful room and sitting room in a first floor suite. Lovely furnishings and accessories. Nice bath attached. Enjoyed the hot tub and the breakfast muffins.