Edgewood Plantation

4800 John Tyler Memorial Hwy , Charles City, VA 23030-3300 USA (Show map)


Edgewood Plantation is an opulent bed & breakfast inn that features stunning interiors, rich upholstery, lavish canopy beds, gold-gilded frames, lace and damask window treatments, and a double free-standing winding staircase. Its rich, fascinating history creates images of romance, intrigue and antebellum splendor. This classic home is an exquisite 7,000 square foot example of Carpenter's Gothic architecture. Hosts Dot and Julian Boulware offer eight luxurious and charming guest rooms; six in the main house and two in the former slave's quarters. Each have their own unique charm and decor. From now until August, we are offering you to stay one night and receive 50% off your second night. Rooms included in special are Sarah's and Prissy's rooms. Call for reservations.



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

Charming and great hospitality!

5 on December 14, 2014

Eloped at Edgewood this past weekend. Dot, Julian, and Candy had every detail worked out for us and were most gracious hosts. The house was decorated for Christmas and it was stunning! Not a thing we weren't thrilled about, and we will definitely return!

What a hearty welcome!

4.2 on April 30, 2014

Never have felt so welcome than at Edgewood Plantation. We got the grand tour in the house and the garden. We had lots of laughs and it was a pity that we could not stay a little longer. Thanks Dottie and Julian; you are wonderful people!

Stepping back in time

5 on May 28, 2013

Recently spent some time there and it was a awesome experience!! I have never stayed in a place with more warmth and charm. I didn't want to leave!! The innkeepers Dot and Julianne treated us like family and the rooms were sooo cozy. Southern Hospitality is alive and well at Edgewood Plantation. Lynda

Old southern flare

5 on May 28, 2013

We recently stayed at Edgewood and enjoyed our stay very much. The house is beautiful inside with it's many antiques and decorative pieces. Edgewood also is right in the heart of all the plantations so you can visit the many surrounding plantations and really get a feel for the time period. Also Jeb Stuart visited the house and had a cup of coffee there. Wonderful breakfast beautiful gardens scrapes what's not to like? Also be sure to checkout the country store wonderful example of a old time store. Thanks Christopher

True Sothern Hospitality

5 on December 20, 2012

If you want to experience southern hospitality at it's finest, this is the place for you. It takes you back to the Old South when men were Gentlemen and woman were Ladies. A wonderful all around B&B experience.

Wonderful and welcoming Bed & Breakfast

5 on October 13, 2012

We stayed here as our first night before our family reunion. After a long flight from California and drive from Washington DC, our first impression was wonderful and a great place to stay. After a dunk in the pool to cool off from the heat, we went to our room at 4:00, laid down and did not wake up until the next morning. The next day after a wonderful breakfast, Dot sat and told us the history of her home and the surrounding areas and where to go. It really made our touring of the surrounding areas even more interesting. What a wonderful night and day we spent there. We arrived on a Wednesday and lucked out as we had the place to ourselves and it was fabulous. She was preparing for a big wedding party for the upcoming weekend and showed us around her beautiful grounds. What a great place to have a wedding or just a romantic night. Ron and Karen (July 2012)

A wonderful experience

4.6 on October 01, 2012

My friend and I arrived very tired and were greeted with a warm welcome and a glass of wine. The hosts, Dot and Julian, were friendly and attentive but did not hover. The room was spacious and the bed firm. It was quiet at night and we slept like babies. Breakfast was served at the time we has requested and was delicious. This inn is in a beautiful location and you feel so relaxed there. We will be going back with our spouses and again just the two of us.

I recommend this inn wholeheartedly.

5 on September 01, 2012

Wonderful inn in a wonderful, historic setting. Innkeepers, Dot and Julien, were welcoming and friendly. Service was wonderful. The rooms were decorated appropriately for the era. I would stay there again in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone looking for lodging in the James River Plantation area.

A Trip Back in Time (with Modern-Day Conveniences)

5 on July 15, 2012

Edgewood Plantation is a beautifully restored home that combines modern-day comforts with furnishings that make you feel as if you've stepped back in time. The grounds are beautiful, and the hospitality and service are unbeatable. The owners are what really set this B&B apart, with their enthusiasm and their great stories about the history of the home and the surrounding area. The B&B is worth a visit on its own, but if you want to explore, there are several impressive historic plantations just up the road that are well worth the trip!

One of the most memorable nights of my life!

5 on July 11, 2012

My wife and I happened across the beautiful home when driving along Rout 5 visiting historical sites and the Shirley plantation. Not only did it have a great tour, but it had a B&B so we ended up staying. By the end of our stay we felt like we had a new mother and father in Dot and Julian. We wanted to take them home with us! We loved the pool, the gardens were gorgeous and the breakfast was top of the line B&B food! We want to go back for a week if we could. We just felt so happy visiting this place and all the historical plantations in the area!!! Amazing experience for us in so many ways.

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Rooms & Rates


SARAH'S ROOM will return you to 18th Century luxury, with its very rare 1790 Virginia tobacco-carved queen canopy bed, antique linen press, working fireplace and private bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $158 - $178


PRISSY'S QUARTERS is an enchanting retreat, with rose-covered, vine-canopied queen bed which is separate from a sitting room by a needlepoint screen. This suite includes a kitchen area and full-size sunken bathroom with ball and claw-foot slipper tub. It is perfect for a honeymoon.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $200


SCARLETT'S ROOM features two full-size iron and brass beds, iron baby bed which serves as a sofa, wardrobe, quilt rack and trunk.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $250 - $270


VICTORIA'S ROOM will sweep you into a time long past with its fabulous collection of period clothing, fireplace, rare burl-walnut 1840 queen bed with antique linens, private bath which you enter through stained-glass French doors.

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

Nightly Rate: $158 - $168


MELANIE'S ROOM features two full-size Victorian beds, wicker baby carriage and sofa, with dolls and bears having tea around an ice cream parlor set. One full bath serves both sleeping rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $250 - $270


LIZZIE'S ROOM features a tragic legacy of the Civil War, literally written into one of Edgewood's window panes. Your heart will be touched for Elizabeth Lizzie Rowland, who etched her name on an upstairs bedroom window. She died of a broken heart after waiting in vain for her lover to return from the war. Legend has it - and many people believe - that she still waits for him, watching from her upstairs window.

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

Nightly Rate: $168 - $178


JEB STUART'S ROOM will dazzle you with the sense of the flamboyant Confederate general awaiting his special love, features an 1818 queen canopy bed with swinging headboard, working fireplace and a quaint private bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $168 - $178


DOLLY'S ROOM features a queen-size 1820 four-poster bed well appointed with a touch of lace, a t.v. concealed in a life-size doll house, an intimate sitting area and a large private bath with a unique jacuzzi.

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

Nightly Rate: $148 - $168

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Richmond, VA (RIC) 18 miles

Directions to property:

FROM WILLIAMSBURG: 1)Head west on Lafayette St/VA-162 toward Harriett Tubman Dr. 2) Continue on Monticello Ave. 3) Slight right at John Tyler Memorial Hwy/VA-5. Take John Tyler Memorial Highway (Hwy 5) West for 24 mi . Plantation on Right. Total trip: approx. 42 mins. FROM RICHMOND: 1) Head southeast on E Broad St/US-250/US-33 toward N 10th St. (0.3 mi) 2) Turn right at N 14th St. (0.2 mi) 3) Turn left at E Main St/US-360/US-60. Continue to follow E Main St. (1.7 mi) 4) Continue on Old Osborne Turnpike/VA-5. Continue to follow VA-5. Plantation on Left. Total trip: approx. 27 mins.

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site activities

Bird watching, Victorian Tea Parties, Haunted Tours (seasonal), Early Christmas Jubilation Tour (seasonal), Christmas Spirit Tour (seasonal), Historic Tours, Picnicking, Swimming pool

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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holiday seasons require a two night minimum.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit (cash, Visa, MasterCard) for one night's stay must be received upon check-in.
  • Cancellations: Edgewood Plantation has a 15 day cancellation policy. Reservations canceled without a 15 day notice, as well as extended stays cut short are subject to a $75 (per day) cancellation fee. If you prefer, we will issue a gift certificate and you can reschedule your stay (non-transferable). Cancellations are not accepted October - December or during holidays. Room prices subject to change without notice.
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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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