Berkeley House Bed & Breakfast

303 Berkeley Place , Staunton, VA 24401 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


This magnificent, award winning Queen Anne is situated directly across the street from the birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson and was first occupied by R. H. Catlett and his family in 1896. Mr. Catlett worked at Virginia Military Institute for a number of years prior to the Civil War and was a close personal friend of Stonewall Jackson (a teacher at VMI). The Catlett family occupied the house for almost 77 years. Bonnie and Jeff moved in during November, 2013 and started renovations almost immediately. Their storied journey started in New Zealand and was highlighted in articles published by “The News Leader” newspaper twice, “Shenandoah Valley Living” Magazine, and heard on National Public Radio. Because the proprietors painstakingly restored this grand old lady and turned her into on of Staunton’s best bed and breakfasts many historical details remain within its 8,000 square feet. The Berkeley House Bed & Breakfast is beautifully decorated for the period, but modern conveniences are available for your comfort. Reserve your room today.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on January 09, 2018

We stayed in this beautifully restored house after going to the Shakespeare Center to see a play. Everything was great, and the attention to detail is amazing. Great breakfast too! We will come again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words!! We hope we'll see you again soon at Berkeley House Bed & Breakfast!

- Bonnie and Jeff (innkeeper)

Berkeley B&B stay 12/29 and 12/30

5 on January 03, 2018

Beautiful B&B with generous size rooms. Rooms appointed very well with many antiques. Very comfortable beds and hot showers. One of the nicest B&Bs we have stayed at. Bonnie and Jeff are very gracious hosts and Jeff prepares a wonderful, delicious breakfast. Highly recommend Berkeley B&B!!

Innkeeper Response
Many thanks for recommending Berkeley House Bed and Breakfast and for your wonderful review. We would love to have you stay with us again when you're in the area.

- Bonnie and Jeff (Innkeeper)

A gem of a place.....

5 on December 26, 2017

Three weeks back, had a lovely weekend stay in this b&b. We were welcomed by a warm, cozy decor and the most delicious chocolate chip cookies we’ve ever tasted. The rooms are clean, spacious and well decorated. In the morning the hosts serve you a fantastic breakfast. We would definitely go back.

Innkeeper Response
Wow, "the most delicious chocolate chip cookies ever." Thank you for that. Jeff loves to bake and you've just made his day. We sure want to see you at Berkeley House Bed & Breakfast again and hope you'll come visit us soon.

- Bonnie and Jeff (Innkeeper)

an amazing place and b&b experience

4.0 on December 21, 2017

While this B&B was warm & cozy, it was also beautiful & spacious. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and what you might expect at a 5 start restaurant. What stood out most though was the attention to detail in every aspect of the experience. Jeff & Bonnie are both very accomplished & interesting. We'll be back. Jeff & Marie (Pompton Plains, NJ) I would have given it 5 stars but it only went to 4

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on November 08, 2017

Great location with beautiful rooms and delicious food.

Innkeeper Response
Short and sweet! Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again at Berkeley House Bed & Breakfast soon!

- Bonnie and Jeff (innkeeper)

Charming, Quiet Getaway

4.4 on November 07, 2017

This is a lovely, quiet, well-run establishment. The location is convenient to downtown Staunton, a wonderful small-scale city full of restaurants, shops, and opportunities for walking up and down its hills. It says a lot about the Berkeley House that there is absolutely nothing negative to say about it.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We do appreciate the feedback and would love some tips, giving us ideas how we can improve your B&B experience the next time you stay with us.

- Bonnie and Jeff (innkeeper)

Definitely Worth a Stay

5 on November 06, 2017

Berkeley House offers it all - lovely hosts, beautiful individual rooms and common areas, convenience, excellent breakfasts that make you feel totally pampered and, no small thing to me, great water pressure in the shower! Berkeley House will definitely be my go-to accommodation next time I visit Staunton!

Innkeeper Response
We enjoy pampering our guests! Thank you for your kind words. We really look forward to being your go-to accommodation in Staunton and hope you'll be back here soon!

- Bonnie and Jeff (Innkeeper)

Great B&B

4.8 on October 18, 2017

Enjoyed the inn, the room, and hospitality. We'll visit again next year enroute between FL and NYC. Fun area to visit as well

Innkeeper Response
We certainly hope you'll make Berkeley House Bed & Breakfast your go to stop between FL and NYC. Thank you for you kind words.

- Bonnie and Jeff (Innkeeper)


5 on October 17, 2017

we stayed one night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was clean and well decorated. The breakfast was wonderful and delicious. I definitely recommend this B and B. You won't regret it.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and recommendation! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we'll see you again in the near future!

- Bonnie and Jeff (Innkeeper)

Happy to recommend

5 on October 03, 2017

I would and will recommend this B and B. We were met by Jeff and he was gracious and accommodating. He is well versed in the areas interests and establishments. We were treated to a delicious breakfast in their beautiful and comfortable dining room. There is more I could say, but you really should experience this yourself.

Innkeeper Response
Such a great recommendation! Thank you. We hope you consider us again for your next Staunton experience!

- Bonnie and Jeff (Innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Chatswood Chamber

Chatswood is a cozy suburb on Auckland’s North Shore where we lived for quite some time. We still have many friends in Chatswood. This room has a bright and airy appeal and was perfect for our collection of rattan furniture. The en suite has a claw foot tub as well as a shower. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast in Staunton, VA — a stay in the Chatswood Chamber would be an excellent choice.

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

Devonport Chamber

The Devonport Chamber was inspired by a stay at a beautiful B&B several years ago in Devonport, New Zealand (part of Auckland’s North Shore). Actually, the seed for launching our Staunton bed and breakfast was planted there. We stayed in their largest and best room and the colors were very similar to what you see in these pictures. The room has an en suite bathroom and is the only guest room on the first floor of Berkeley House. There is also private access to the front wraparound porch. This room faces West and overlooks Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace and Mary Baldwin College.

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

Birkenhead Chamber

The Birkenhead Chamber is an East facing room that we named after the last town we lived in before moving here from New Zealand. Birkenhead is on the North Shore of Auckland and when Jeff drove to work in the mornings he usually drove East towards the rising sun. The Birkenhead Chamber gets plenty of morning sun and is one of two guest rooms with access to the second floor deck. Join us in our beautiful Staunton, VA bed and breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Catlett Chamber

The Catlett Chamber is named for the family responsible for building our house. The Catlett’s were the home’s occupants from 1896 to 1972. This guest room faces West and has excellent views of downtown Staunton, Woodrow Wilson’s birthplace and Mary Baldwin College. Visit our historic bed and breakfast and enjoy all that Staunton has to offer.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Woodrow Wilson Chamber

The Woodrow Wilson Chamber or Suite is named after the 28th president of the United States. Woodrow Wilson was a son of Staunton and his birthplace, Presidential library and museum are directly across the street from our Staunton VA bed and breakfast (you can see his birthplace and much more from the chamber). Hence, the name for the chamber. The Woodrow Wilson Chamber has the option of being a large chamber or a two room suite with a large bathroom between the rooms (Booking a 3rd guest automatically opens the suite. Call [540] 480-6706 if you need to add a 4th person or if you want the suite and there are less than 3 guests. Extra charges will apply). There is also access to the 2nd floor deck from the bathroom. The main room has a king size bed and the 2nd room has a full size bed and can sleep up to 2 more people. The 2nd room is part of the house’s turret and is therefore round with the antique curved glass windows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Get on US-250 W/US-29 S in Jack Jouett from State Rte 606, Earlysville Rd, Hydraulic Rd and Georgetown Rd - 14 min (7.5 mi). Take I-64 W to I-81 N. Take exit 222 from I-81 N - 32 min (35.0 mi). Continue on Richmond Rd/US-250 W. Head N on S Coalter Street to Berkeley Pl in Staunton - 6 min (2.7 mi). The Manse is at the corner of S Coalter St and Berkeley Pl, directly across the street from Woodrow Wilson's birthplace.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Relaxing on our wraparound porch

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  • Check In:: 4 pm
  • Check Out:: 12 pm
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit in advance required for reservations of two or more days. Balance due at check in. Full payment in advance for reservations for one night. Additional charges accrued during stay will be charged at check out.
  • Cancellations: Berkeley House Bed and Breakfast is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. We understand that life sometimes throws a curve ball and plans unexpectedly change. We make many preparations, including purchases and scheduling our staff, based on reservations. - Reservations can be cancelled or changed seven days prior to check in. A refund, minus a $50.00 cancellation fee, will be credited to the card used for the reservation. - Reservations cancelled with less than seven days’ notice will receive a refund, minus a $50.00 cancellation fee, if all nights can be re-booked. Any nights not re-booked are not refunded. All cancellations must be received by telephone to be valid. A 30 day cancellation notice is required on some group or entire house bookings. Please call Berkeley House to arrange bookings for groups.
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Jeff and Bonnie

Languages spoken

Chinese, English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Bonnie and Jeff moved in during November, 2013 and started renovations almost immediately. Their storied journey started in New Zealand and was highlighted in articles published by “The News Leader” newspaper twice, “Shenandoah Valley Living” Magazine, and heard on National Public Radio. Because Bonnie and Jeff painstakingly restored this grand old lady and turned her into on of Staunton’s best bed and breakfasts many historical details remain within its 8,000 square feet.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Please let us know your dietary restrictions when you make your booking. We are happy to cater to most of our guest's requirements.

Signature Dish

Dutch Baby Pancake
A Dutch Baby Pancake is a cross between a soufflé and an omelet - it is a light, airy pancake with sides. They also get puffed (this egg mixture billows up to unbelievable heights) and crispy around the edges while retaining a pancake-like tenderness in the middle. The sides of the pancake rise high above edges of the pan, creating a light, puffy crust with a tender, custard-like middle. I sometimes stuff the pancake with a tasty fruit filling.

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