Orchard House Bed & Breakfast Reviews


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

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Lovely B&B- would recommend!

5 on May 13, 2018

Friendly & hospitable owners. Gorgeous property. Very comfortable room. Delicious breakfast. Good location for proximity to vineyards, Monticello, hiking.

Most amazing and quaint getaway B&B experience!

5 on February 26, 2018

Orchard House Bed & Breakfast was the absolute perfect weekend getaway for us! Deb and Mike are amazing and accommodating hosts. We had a very clean and comfortable room, the most amazing breakfast, and a wonderful day out for our wine tour! I absolutely loved Deb’s amazing eye for the decor and how down to earth and welcoming she and Mike were. We had great dinners at their recommended local restaurants and the most amazing couples massage at the Corner Spa! We left feeling like family and looking forward to visiting again!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for such a glowing and thoughtful review. We both so enjoyed having you here, knowing especially how special it was for you two to get away for a weekend! We are so happy that your time away was a rejuvenating success, and we are already anticipating your next visit here!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Awesome B&B

5 on February 21, 2018

I could not have asked for a better experience! They even accommodated my need for an early breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your kind words and great review! We are always happy to accommodate any special request that we can, yours was an easy one! Please come back soon!!

- Deb (innkeeper)

My Orchard House

5 on February 20, 2018

Awesome experience! Wonderful accommodations, wonderful owners! Its like visiting family that you enjoy being around and spending time with! One day we didn't even leave the premises; we created our own 'sit about'! Like an Australian 'walk about', but we just played musical chairs with all lovely spots on the property! And it was even in the rain!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking the time to post this fun review....we absolutely loved having your group here and enjoyed your enthusiasm. We especially enjoyed getting to know you all and sharing laughs during your "sit about". You definitely turned a rainy day into a memorable event...we hope you will all come back soon to tackle the remaining 24 out of 30 wineries that surround us!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Great Stay

5 on January 17, 2018

We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday at Orchard House. Deb and Mike were outstanding hosts and were easily reachable any time we needed something. The wine tour was excellent in that Mike provided great recommendations as to which wineries to tour and discounts were available to both wineries and local restaurants in the area. We would not hesitate to recommend to our friends.

Innkeeper Response
We absolutely loved having your group here and hope you will be back again soon!! Thanks again for being such great guests; it was a fun weekend for us, as well! We appreciate you taking the time to post such a wonderful review. Happy New Year!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Exquisite Luxury!

5 on January 04, 2018

Orchard House is exceptional! The value, amenities and comfort were perfection. We stayed four nights over the New Year and wished we could have stayed longer! The house is immaculate and attention is given to every detail no matter how small. The rooms are spotless and cozy and extremely comfortable. The setting is idyllic and the atmosphere inside and out is 100% relaxation. The B & B is centrally located to countless activities from shopping to hiking to wine tasting. We were so lucky to find Orchard House. The breakfast are culinary masterpieces and the servings enormous and we managed to eat every bite - especially the homemade pastries, muffins and tarts. Each room is delightful and welcoming. The showers are HOT and the towels plush! Coming home after a long day of touring we were met with warm cookies in the foyer. Could it get more perfect??? Thank you, Deb and Mike. You are the consummate hosts. I hope everyone gets the pleasure of staying at your B & B!! Chris from Penn Valley, PA.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much, Chris, for such a descriptive and fantastic review. It's feedback like this that motivates us to keep doing what we're doing, and more! We have big plans for 2018 and will continue to add to our popular breakfast menu, as well as continued upgrades and improvements to our property. We want our guests to feel right at home, only better! It's very rewarding to meet people like you and your fine family....we can't wait for you all to return! Happy New Year!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Exquisite Orchard House

5 on January 02, 2018

So sad to have to return home after staying at Orchard House for 4 nights up to and including New Years. Luxurious comfort and exceptionally caring innkeepers; scrumptious breakfasts with HOMEMADE pastries, muffins and biscuits, cozy beds and excellent value! The setting is idllyic and every touch in every room is first class. We feel so privileged that we found Orchard House and will return!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review! We absolutely loved having you all here for four nights and were also sad to see you go! It felt like a successful weekend visit from favorite family members! Please keep in touch, and even better, please come back asap!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Orchard House B&B

3.6 on January 01, 2018

Great communication prior to stay on weekend logistics and recommendations of things to do in local area. Coordinated extra touches to make weekend stay special.

Innkeeper Response
So glad your anniversary weekend was a success! We enjoyed having you here; it was fun to hear your stories after visiting the local wineries, restaurants, and even our local spa. There is lots more to do in our new area, so please come back again soon. Happy New Year!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Excellent Accomodations and Location

5 on December 31, 2017

Orchard House is the perfect place to relax, with its spacious and comfortable bedrooms and its pleasant common rooms; the breakfasts are excellent and fuel you for the day's activities. Orchard House is also close to many restaurants, wineries and distilleries, and tourist attractions, and Charlottesville is within easy commuting distance. Mike and Deb are wonderful hosts, pleasant to chat with and full of good advice about the area. This was our second stay, and we will be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a wonderful review and feedback! Second stays make us so happy, that means we are doing something right and leaving you with a feeling that you want to return!! We are continuing to add new breakfast recipes and amenities to our property, so please come back again soon! Happy New Year!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Orchard House a Winner

4.4 on December 22, 2017

We spent a very pleasant night at the Orchard House this week. The house is nice and the room we were in (Empire) was fine. The views were excellent and the hosts, Mike and Deb were friendly, warm and helpful. All in all, we thought it was good albiet a bit overpriced for the location.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your feedback and time! It was our pleasure to host you on your travels heading back home. We sure hope you will be back in the spring, summer, or fall, when the excellent views are absolutely stunning! Happy New Year!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Don’t miss this extraordinary experience

5 on December 17, 2017

Orchard House Bed and Breakfast in Nelson County, VA is truly an exceptional lodging experience. We have stayed in two different rooms and both were beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The main difference between this and other B & B’s are the innkeepers, Mike and Deb. On our very first stay we were welcomed with a warm, friendly personal greeting and throughout our visit they were always available for questions about things to do, area restaurants, or just anything you may need assistance with. The property speaks for itself and the website pictures don’t begin to do it justice. Let the innkeepers chauffer you to an extensive vineyard tour complete with tastings or sit by the fire pit in the evening enjoying your favorite beverage. Lastly, the breakfast...Fresh, local foods prepared individually, with love and pride. Eggs, Benedict, French bread toast, waffles, fruit parfaits, and homemade cinnamon biscuits are only a sampling of the unique experience Mike and Deb create for every single guest. Once you visit Orchard House, you will never want to stay anyplace else in the area. We have been back 3 times and each visit is as wonderful as the last. Put Orchard House on your Bucket List. You won’t regret it.

Innkeeper Response
This wonderful review really made us smile. It's a true testimony to how fabulous our new "jobs" are that we have met and become dear friends with you and Tony! We are already greatly anticipating your next visit in February, and even moreso, helping to host your son's Rehearsal Dinner this fall in our new barn! It's an honor for us, and true testimony as to how the Orchard House makes people feel, that you would choose us for such an important event. Thanks so much for your time and lovely words.

- Deb (innkeeper)

Yearly group getway -Pgh style

5 on December 13, 2017

Our trip to the Orchard house was fantastic, it snowed to put us all in the Christmas spirit, the decor of the house was outstanding, breakfast was over the top, and the host were super people. This place is a great hidden secret, a great get-a-way for family and friends, the winery tours are also fun to experience.

Innkeeper Response
We LOVED having some "black and yellow" mojo in the Orchard House for the weekend! Thanks so much for making the five hour drive in from Pittsburgh, and for adding the Steelers flag to our front porch for the big game. :) We absolutely loved every minute of your great group being here, and sure hope you will return again soon. Even though you all did a great job of trying out a variety of activities (wineries, breweries, hiking, Charlottesville), you barely tapped the opportunities...there is much more fun to be had!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Can't wait to return!!

5 on December 01, 2017

This is an absolutely charming bed and breakfast with wonderful hosts, Deb and Mike. The setting is beautiful, accommodations plush and food is delicious. Mike had lots of info for us regarding best hiking trails in the area. The setting with the vineyards, gazebo, fire pit and pond are so relaxing. All the rooms are inviting and so comfortable. This is an old house with so much charm and detail. We can't wait to return!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind, wonderful words. We love our new area, and are always so excited to share it all with others. We are continuing to add updates to the property, so please come back again soon! Happy New Year!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Perfect Autumn Anniversary Getaway

5 on November 19, 2017

This is a beautiful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. The property is picturesque and the inn is beautiful. We stayed in the York Imperial room which was spacious and offered wonderful views. The breakfasts were AMAZING. And we loved our personal wine tour. Deb and Mike were fantastic hosts and we look forward to our next visit!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking time to post a review...we so enjoyed hosting your getaway, and really enjoyed talking with you both! Hopefully it was a the perfect chance to unwind and rejuvenate before the holiday season kicked off! We are already looking forward to your return visit!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Old Fashion Charm and Hospitality

5 on November 18, 2017

Our second visit to the area and first stay with MIke and Deb. We found them to be both charming and an excellent source of knowledge about places to go and things to see in the area. Very personable and great conversationalists as well. I can guarantee our next visit will find us staying with them again. And there will be a next visit. Next to a very unique B & B we stayed at in Jamestown, N.Y., our favorite B & B ever. Seriously.

Innkeeper Response
YAHOO! What a wonderful review and we appreciate knowing we are your favorite B & B! We so enjoyed meeting you both, and hope you will be back to see us again soon. We are continuing to add upgrades to our property, as well as delicious new breakfasts to our menu. We want to stay TOPS on your list! Happy New Year!

- Deb (innkeeper)

October in Nelson County

5 on October 27, 2017

We — two sisters from the Washington DC area exploring beautiful Virginia countryside in Nelson County — found the perfect bed-and-breakfast in Orchard House, set back from Route 29 just outside the county seat of Lovingston. The driveway winds uphill to the main house, and once there all you see is sky; trees and forest near and far; lawns and the vineyard; and such man-made “extras” as a fountain and a firepit. Inside, the house is charmingly appointed, often in that wonderful sepia-toned way that gives you the best of “the old days” with none of the downside. Our bathrooms (we had two rooms) were strictly today: gleaming and delivering exactly what you want and need. Our bedrooms (lovely views) were both spacious and cozy, with beds that could win prizes for comfort. The house was divinely quiet during the night. We were surprised at breakfast to realize there were so many other occupants of the house besides ourselves! And speaking of breakfast, ours was sumptuous and delicious, with coffee available beforehand. Note: When having dinner the night before, leave room for breakfast. Your host and hostess, Deb and Mike Verplank — who have created the Orchard House of today — have a wonderfully light-filled dining area where you are seated with views of surrounding nature while Deb and Mike treat you to an elegant morning meal. All in all, Orchard House is a place you’re glad you found, and the Verplanks are people you’re glad you know.

Innkeeper Response
WOW! What a beautifully written and descriptive review! We so greatly appreciate you taking the time to post this, and we will treasure reading and re-reading it. We are hopeful that all goes well with your family investing in area property so that we get to see you both again!! We really enjoyed meeting you and hosting your stay. Happy new year!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Awesome Mountain Bed & Breakfast

5 on October 26, 2017

My husband picked the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast as our "fall" getaway. The innkeepers, Mike & Deb were WONDERFUL......couldn't ask for better accommodations, and the breakfasts' that both Mike & Deb prepared each morning were so delicious and filling. They were also knowledgeable about all the activities going on and around Nelson County. We will definitely come back to visit these fine folks.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that you found us for your fall getaway and can't wait for you to return! The fall is especially amazing here in Nelson County, but it's hard to find fault with any of the seasons...they are all wonderful for different reasons. Maybe next time you can plan a late spring/summer trip and enjoy the new in-ground salt water pool! We can't wait for your return.

- Deb (innkeeper)

Great Fall Visit

5 on October 26, 2017

We stayed here with our long-time friends as our base from which to visit the local scenery, breweries, and distilleries. The Orchard House B&B was a wonderful surprise. Every aspect of facilities and hosts was top notch. Deb and Mike make you feel absolutely comfortable from the time you first meet. The breakfasts, including locally brewed coffee, were excellent. We plan to return and highly recommend that you consider staying there also.

Innkeeper Response
It's reviews like yours that keep us beaming and motivated! Thanks so much for the kind words, we are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Can't wait for you to return!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Best B&B so far!!!!!!

5 on October 23, 2017

My husband and I just spent our 11 year anniversary at the Orchard House B&B and it was absolutely AMAZING!!! Deb and Mike are the most sweet hosts we have ever met. The grounds are spectacular, the homes fabulous and the area has much to offer. We stayed in the Farmhouse and the accommodations were great. Having access to the kitchen was a bonus. And if you are looking for a home style, one of a kind breakfast, this was it! It was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! Thank you so much for an amazing weekend!!! We will be back soon!!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Happiest of anniversaries to you both, and we are so thrilled that your celebration was amazing! We can't wait for you to return...we are adding new breakfast recipes every week! Thanks so much for your wonderful review!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Memorable one night stop-over... we will return!

4.0 on October 23, 2017

The rating scale will not let me select 5 dots... consider this a "5-dot review" Looked for a B&B stop on a Thursday night in the Amherst area and found this perfect gem of a place. Deb and Mike are fantastic hosts who will do almost anything to make your stay a most memorable experience. They provided not only comfortable accommodations but also superb recommendations for dining/libation venues in the area. They will freely admit that the place is still a work in progress but what they have done in the short time of being the owners is nothing short of amazing. Beautiful surroundings and comfortable setting... you will not be disappointed.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback, and notation about the "5 dot review"! We are continuing to update and work hard on the place in 2018, so please come back soon to see the latest improvements! Happy New Year to you and yours!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Lovely B&B. Quaint and Charming!

4.6 on October 16, 2017

Enjoyable visit to a beautiful area! Quaint and charming!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words, we are so happy you enjoyed our (still new!) beautiful area and property!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Looking forward to a second visit!

5 on October 15, 2017

Wonderful owners, serene atmosphere, central location, delicious breakfast and beautiful weather made for a memorable weekend for our 25th anniversary. Thank you Michael and Deb for the outstanding hospitality! We look forward to staying with you again!

Innkeeper Response
So happy that your 25th anniversary celebration was memorable and wonderful...we hope you will come back again for another celebration soon! Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback and this great review!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Wonderful Weekend retreat

5 on October 11, 2017

Over this past weekend of Columbus Day 2017, My wife and I and many of her family members all came to The Orchard House B&B in Lovingston, VA for a family wedding in the area. We could not have imagined such a wonderful stay at such a gorgeous place. The Orchard House stands head and shoulders above all the rest. Our hostess Deb has a very careful, quiet, gracious manner and expert taste in everything accommodating that shines through everywhere. It truly made the weekend an even more special memory Deb’s husband Mike's Breakfasts are so delicious and uniquely varied with fresh fruits, home made pastries, several delicious ways to prepare and serve eggs, sausage, bacon, waffles, you name it and they'll have it. The surrounding property of the historic 19th Century main house is just amazing. If you’re interested in this period of architecture, this has all the hallmarks of a by-gone era with beautiful rooms, exquisite furnishings in comfortable rooms that make you want to linger just a little longer over one of the fresh brewed coffees. You can laze around sitting on the porch swing while gazing out on the beautiful Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. Mike is well versed in all the local sites to see from scotch whisky distillery museum to many wineries within a short drive. Needless to say we absolutely loved it there and will be surely coming back for more!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a glowing and much appreciated review! We must note that your family all being here was one of the highlights of our fall...such wonderful guests who felt like immediate friends/family! We hope that you'll be coming back again in 2018...hosting groups like yours is exactly the reason we love what we do!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Wonderful VA Wine Trip!

5 on October 03, 2017

We recently spent a weekend at the Orchard House with friends to visit the local wineries. The B&B was lovely and Deb and Mike were wonderful hosts! Each day started with a home cooked breakfast in the beautiful dining room. We followed breakfast on Saturday with a personalized wine/brewery tour with our chauffeur Mike. They really know the area....this is a must do on your trip! The first evening we went out for dinner at one of the local recommended restaurants nearby. The second evening we picked up food and enjoyed beverages around the cozy fire pit. A perfect ending to a perfect day. We really had an amazing experience at the Orchard House B&B. We're already planning another trip with more friends. Don't wait...book your room/trip now!

Innkeeper Response
Oh how we loved having you all here! Thank you for your feedback and kind words...we can't WAIT for your next visit!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 on October 01, 2017

Just returned home from a weekend spent with friends at the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast. Deb and Mike are the perfect hosts and the house, grounds, and accommodations are wonderful. We started each day with a gourmet breakfast freshly cooked and served in the beautiful dining room. On Saturday we took a tour of wine country with Mike as our driver - a must do/must see way to experience the surrounding area. Every stop and suggestion was an adventure. We ended the day at a local brewery and then returned to the house to enjoy our day's purchases around the cozy fire pit. The house is so warm and inviting.. each night we returned to freshly baked cookies or brownies. We are already planning a return trip! So much to see and do in the area - and the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect home base. It felt like we were staying with old friends.

Innkeeper Response
What a wonderful and much-appreciated review! Thank you for describing your weekend so perfectly, it makes us so happy that you had such an amazing time. And our favorite part of this new "job" is meeting new guests that feel like old friends...please come back soon!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Great stay at the Orchard House B&B!

4.4 on September 05, 2017

Really found the bed in the PrairieFire room in the Farm House so comfortable. Although the television on the room wall was tiny, there was an excellent one in the lounge living room area. I appreciated the kitchen in the lounge area and the fact that there was a washer and dryer, microwave, refrigerator, etc. Comforts of home. The real treat was breakfast. What a great variety of food and cordiality. Was a pleasure to meet Deb and Mike. Thanks guys! Bunny from Texas

Perfect end to a long day.

5 on September 03, 2017

We were in Charlottesville on business and wanted to stay at a B&B to relax and enjoy the weekend. We found Orchard House on line and called and spoke to Deb. What a lucky call for us. Deb and Mike could not have been more accommodating. What a lovely place to relax and enjoy. The room was meticulously done and so comfortable. Breakfast was outstanding. We will go back again and again. Great B&B and wonderful owners. Can't wait to see you both again. Will recommend Orchard House to everyone we know. Harry and Christine Chilcot.

Innkeeper Response
Your impromptu call was definitely "meant to be"! We both enjoyed meeting you so much, it was fun to talk everything "vines" to "working with your spouse". You two were amazing guests, and we can't wait for your return! Thanks so much for your wonderful review!!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Absolutely amazing!

5 on August 31, 2017

We had the most pleasurable stay here. Michael and Deb are very sweet and work hard to make your stay comfortable. Breakfast was out of this world, the room was clean and comfortable, the beds were soft and made for a great nights sleep. We can't wait to return. Thanks guys! Scott and Sandra

Summer fun

5 on August 30, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my week in Virginia. From the wine tasting tour guided by Mike to dining and sightseeing in Charlottesville and cycling to the nearby music festival then cooling off in the pool at the Orchard House. Deb and Mike have made our two visits so far feel like a friends house with great breakfast. The only hard part is leaving at the end of our stay! Thanks again Dean

Innkeeper Response
We were so sad to say goodbye to you and Martha, Dean! We just love having you here and appreciate your kind words. Can't wait for your next visit, please come back soon!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Wonderful experience, great weekend

4.6 on August 18, 2017

We recently spent a weekend at Orchard House, and it was wonderful. The rooms were beautifully decorated, the Inn is very comfortable and welcoming. They had wonderful amenities, Mike and Deb were amazing hosts. They've worked with local businesses to develop a "VIP" program for their guests, and they went out of their way to be helpful and assist us in having a great weekend! The breakfasts and afternoon goodies were good, and the atmosphere was really lovely. Would definitely stay again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your great feedback! We are especially happy you enjoyed our Nelson County VIP card and all the great establishments that participate on it! So happy you would definitely stay again, please come back soon!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Beautiful and Welcoming Orchard House Stay

5 on August 17, 2017

My husband and I stayed here for our "mini-moon" after our wedding after reading positive reviews online. Neither of us had ever been to a bed and breakfast before. We had a marvelous time. The room was cleanly and they were able to accommodate our late night arrival. Mike and Deb welcomed us with warm hospitality and were full of suggestions on what to do around the property and in the surrounding area. They are so well acquainted with the local businesses, they seem like they have been doing this for years! The breakfasts were fabulous, and they greet you with sweet treats after you have been out and about for the day. It is so easy to rest and relax in their new saltwater pool, or their hammocks, or by their little pond. But there is also plenty to do as the mountains/hiking, Charlottesville, Monticello, and other activities are just a short drive away. We wish we had more time there! We would absolutely come back and would highly recommend this bed and breakfast if you are looking for one.

Great place and wonderful hosts!

4.8 on August 16, 2017

A nice relaxing and beautiful site. Good location for visits to wineries and breweries in the area. Good local hiking and within a day trip distance to Montecello and Charlottesville.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your time in our new area. As you know firsthand, there is so much to do....so please come back soon!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Picture Perfect

5 on August 15, 2017

My wife and I recently spent two nights at Orchard House while passing through Virginia. Orchard House is located between Lynchburg and Charlottesville in beautiful Lovington, VA. This B&B came highly recommended by several people we know, so we felt fortunate to be able to get a very nice room on short notice. To do justice to describing this property would require far too many paragraphs. I will simply say, my wife and I were so impressed by this home, it's decore and the entire property. The owners of Orchard House have done such a nice job of making their guests feel at home. From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, to the over-the-top breakfast each morning. I would be remiss if I didn't also make note of the warm cookies that mysteriously appear in the sitting room as you enter the home in the evening. We could not have asked for nicer accommodations for our stay in Virginia. I will add, Lovington, VA is located in Nelson County, best know for its vineyards, craft breweries and independently owned distilleries. In addition, Nelson County is filled with gorgeous and challenging hiking trails. The Blue Ridge Mountains are all around and make for a stunning view as you relax around the fire pit in the evening at Orchard House. I can't recommend this B&B enough!

Innkeeper Response
WOW! Thank you for such a wonderful and descriptive review! We greatly appreciate your kind words, and we are so happy that our efforts to update our home and property were noticed and welcoming. We certainly enjoyed your visit very much, and so hope you will return again soon!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

A Fabulous Find

5 on August 01, 2017

The mountain views were lovely, as was the vineyard, beautiful historic home, and furnishings. Our wonderful hosts were one of the main reasons we came back. Last, but not least, we have stayed at many bed and breakfasts , but the gourmet breakfast we had here was by far the best.

Innkeeper Response
Nothing makes us happier than happy return guests! Thank you again for coming back. We especially love hearing positive feedback about our breakfasts, as we put a lot of heart (and local goods!) into the preparations. Please come back soon!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Great place to stay

3.8 on August 01, 2017

Great place to stay. Had a very relaxing front porch with great view. Beer, wine & whiskey tours were such fun & exceptionally educational.

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad you enjoyed some of our favorite things while you visited! It's hard to beat the peaceful front porch experience, except maybe with some time poolside! Thanks for taking the time to provide a review, we appreciate your feedback!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

It's Outstanding

5 on July 31, 2017

The house itself is gorgeous and the room we stayed in was flawless. The grounds are remarkable, complete with a nice pool, fire pit, hammock, and a grape vine. When we walked in, there were some freshly made snacks on the front table to welcome us. As everyone has already said, the hosts were the best part, though. They cannot be praised enough, whether it's offering to loan us their cooler when we were going on a picnic, their amazing breakfasts each morning, consistently going above and beyond to accommodate us or their general disposition. By far, the best B&B experience I've ever had.

20th Anniversary Getaway

5 on July 21, 2017

The Orchard House Bed and Breakfast was a great find!! We stayed for one night at the tail end of a. 20th Anniversary get away. I loved the decor of the houses, we stayed in the farm house. It was just like the homes you see on Fixer Upper when completed. When I got home, I wanted to throw all my decor out and start over! The breakfast was amazing and the hospitality of the owners was top notch. They recommended a fantastic Brewery, Wood Ridge Brewery, and it was amazing.

Mountain Retreat Experience

4.0 on July 18, 2017

We spent a most pleasant 2 days with the folks at Orchard House. This was out second visit and we plan to return. The area offer wonderful scenery, great vineyards and wine tasting, positive dining experiences, and a relaxed environment. The new pool if great as well.

Innkeeper Response
We are greatly looking forward to your third visit! Glad you enjoyed the new pool...it is one of our favorite new additions to the property. We will continue to work hard in 2018 to continue with property improvements...and our new area continues to grow and expand!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Perfect retreat

5 on July 18, 2017

Mike and Deb were the perfect hosts at Orchard House, a beautiful, quiet property just south of Charlottesville. My sister and I loved the comfort and charm of the Apple Blossom farmhouse, and the breakfasts were absolutely delicious! We both highly recommend this tranquil B & B. When you visit, make sure to watch for the bunnies that hop around the lawn at dusk!

All-around wonderful experience

5 on July 17, 2017

I stayed at the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast with my girlfriend for a quick weekend getaway. I found the B&B by pure happenstance on Google and I could not have been more pleased with the establishment. The grounds are beautiful, the service from Michael and Deb Verplank was friendly and welcoming, and the room was gorgeous and well-supplied. It's a wonderful home-base as you tour local breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries. We will definitely be returning.

Innkeeper Response
We were so happy to learn that your first time at a B & B was such a positive experience! We look forward to your return asap; as you know, there are many more breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries for you to explore!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Beautiful Scenery

5 on July 05, 2017

What a wonderful experience we had staying here. The inn and surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous. Our innkeepers were gracious and made us feel right at home. The breakfasts served were delicious and filling. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and watching the many rabbits play and eat clover. I think we counted 14 one day. We will definitely make a return trip to this fabulous inn.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for sharing with us that you had a wonderful experience! That is why we enjoy this new gig immensely! I am also happy to report that our bunnies are still scampering happily all around the property. In just the last few days, we have added a plethora of beautiful butterflies to the nature scene! Can't wait for your return trip!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Wonderful first visit!

5 on July 03, 2017

We felt welcomed from the moment we arrived until we sadly had to leave. Deb and Mike not only ensured that our stay in the B&B was pleasant, but they also gave us helpful information so that we could enjoy the surrounding area. The salt water pool was FANTASTIC! The food was absolutely wonderful, coming from local farms and businesses. The rooms in the main house were elegantly furnished and comfortable. We've stayed in 4 B&Bs in 3 New England and Mid-Atlantic states over the last year...this one was the best.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We were so happy that you enjoyed your time here...and we are so thrilled you rated us amongst "one of the best"! Hope you can return soon!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Beautiful place!

4.6 on July 03, 2017

We had a lovely visit to this B&B. The room was large and lovely and the hosts were very conscientious about making their guests feel welcome. And the breakfasts were really magnificent! They were so lavish that we didn't eat lunch! Highly recommended for beautiful scenery, really nice place to stay, and many wineries and distilleries and breweries to visit.

Soul-Watering Retreat

5 on June 15, 2017

This was an incredibly special vacation for my sister and me. Orchard House, formerly known as Village View, is our childhood home. Deb and Mike were so excited to meet us, the last generation of Horsleys who lived on the estate, to talk history and get to know us personally. They were welcoming, warm, professional, and delightful. Breakfasts were delicious, the house was SPOTLESS (this house was huge yet every corner sparkled), cookies awaited guests each evening as they returned from adventures, there were board games galore, high speed internet and cable TV in my childhood room, the York Imperial, and a community TV downstairs in the living room. The grounds were breathtaking, just like the old days, and Deb and Mike have added wonderful new features. The saltwater in-ground pool was my favorite addition. I spent hours reading, sunning, and swimming. The fire pit was magical. It warded off the night's chill while my sister and I watched fireflies light up the night like a wall of glitter. There was a fountain in the pond to further its charm, Adirondack chairs sprinkled across the property, porch swings and rocking chairs, cornhole boards in the yard, hammocks. There were several entertainment options in the area (wineries, museums, etc.) but I was content to soak up every minute on the property. I stayed four days and the only time I left was to grab dinner each evening and bring it back "home" to enjoy. Orchard House was a peaceful, soul-watering retreat; I cannot wait to return. I hope you'll visit and enjoy it as much we did!


5 on June 15, 2017

Absolutely, positively, hands down, the best stay my husband and I have ever had!!!!! Mike and Deb are excellent hosts and the food was "OUT OF THIS WORLD!"

wonderful experience

4.8 on June 06, 2017

We needed to stay in the area for a Longwood University graduation and found this great place. It was quite a bit of a hike from the university but we found it worth the time. Living in DC, the stay reminded us what is it like to live away from all of the congestion of city life. The owners were wonderful and it is clear that they are very much into making their guest's experience memorable. Highly recommended. Alex&Rhonda

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! So glad you enjoyed the tranquility of our property, despite your graduation schedule! Please come back again soon!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Orchard House B&B

5 on June 01, 2017

My wife & I could not have had a better stay with Mike & Deb at their B&B. The rooms are beautiful & the grounds are so peaceful & relaxing that we really enjoyed unwinding. Breakfast was fresh & delicious every morning & the coffee was wonderful as well. Great location to visit the local wineries, distillery, brewery & dining & then return to enjoy some of the days purchases around the fire pit. We definitely look forward to returning soon.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review your Orchard House visit! We are so happy that you were able to relax and enjoy our property and the area. We can't wait for your return visit!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Away from the fray for graduation day!

4.8 on May 30, 2017

Our first time to The Orchard B&B. I was happy to get any reservation for a very busy graduation weekend in Lynchburg, even though I booked the year before. As it turned out, it was wonderful to be outside of that city enjoying a quieter pace and some dinners out and about in nearby C'Ville and Nellysford. Deb and Michael were most accommodating with all the guests different breakfast times. Delightful, whimsical décor and yummy breakfasts ( mimosas as it was also Mother's Day). They were eager to get our feedback and any critiques of their service or the room we stayed in. Listening to your guests is a sure way to get loyal return guests. We'll be back next May when my son gets his Masters!

Tranquil and lovely

5 on May 22, 2017

The setting is exquisite, situated in a dell surrounded by mountain and trees yet still large enough for a vineyard, pond and giant meadow/lawn. The fragrance in the morning was great. Deb and Mike were very welcoming, and the breakfast was delicious. We couldn't have asked for more in a place to stay for our son's graduation from UVa.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words and beautiful descriptions! So glad you enjoyed your time here during your busy UVA grad weekend. Hope you'll come back again soon when you can relax!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Wonderful stay at OHBB

5 on May 15, 2017

We had a fabulous stay at the OHBB!! We filled every room at the Inn...friends and family from CT, CO, IL, and NJ for a wedding that was taking place nearby. The owners were out of town, but they left everything in very capable hands. We highly recommend this beautiful estate as the rooms were clean, beds were amazingly comfortable, and the breakfasts that were served were delicious. Every evening after all of the festivities of the rehearsal dinner, wedding celebration etc., we would gather around the (natural gas) fire pit, which was a wonderful way to end the day. It was too cold to be in the pool while we were there but that looked very inviting as well.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review! We were so sorry to miss meeting you all in person (our daughter's college graduation was in Ohio that weekend), but we were confident you were in good hands during our brief absence. The new gas fire pit is definitely one of our guests' favorite additions; it's hard to beat ending your day socializing around the fire pit with the amazing stars and Blue Ridge Mountains in the background! Hope you will be back soon!

- Deb (innkeeper)


5 on May 05, 2017

Mike and Deb are wonderful!!! Breakfast was delicious and since I am gluten free they were very good about making alterations to the meals!! Highly recommend staying at the Orchard House B &B!!!

Our favorite place to stay

5 on April 24, 2017

We have been coming to this B&B for about a year now. Whenever we need a fun, romantic getaway or just some downtime with each other this is the number one place on our list. The owners are extremely personable and friendly, the location is absolutely gorgeous and both of the houses have a feeling of your home-away-from-home. 10 out of 10 every single time.

Friendly,comfortable and peaceful.

3.8 on April 23, 2017

Beautiful farm house, loved the kitchen. Enjoyed the frog pond with fountain. Mike and Deb very friendly and helpful.


5 on April 19, 2017

On April 1st, we arrived at the Orchard House B & B. We had started planning for this trip at Christmas. Our "mama" had wanted to visit Walton's Mt. for a long time. It was by far, one of the best experiences we've ever had. There was a total of 8 of us. 6 stayed in the farmhouse, which was awesome & the other 2 stayed n the B & B, but we were all together until it was time for bed. Our accommodations were everything we expected. We were able to feel right at home. We got up the next morning & had a huge southern breakfast, with all the trimmings. The memories that we made there (just all being together) will be with us forever. The owners, Mike & Deb were the perfect hosts. Looking forward to our next visit.

Innkeeper Response
We absolutely loved your group and your time here with us! It was wonderful to be part of your reunion. Sure hope you will come back to visit again soon!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Orchard House Inn

4.0 on April 14, 2017

Very accommodating hosts for an extremely comfortable stay!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for staying with us and we are so glad you had a great visit! Please come back soon!

- Deb (innkeeper)

A Home Away From Home

4.8 on April 13, 2017

Orchard House offers the perfect blend of comfort and luxury. Our room offered a recliner and a rocking chair so we could both sit up after dinner without one of us having to slouch on the bed. Furnishings were perfectly suited to the old farmhouse with comfy quilts and plenty of pillows to make ourselves comfortable, but there weren't too many pillows. Our mattress was on the softer side -- perfect if you like to snuggle in. All the comforts of home were in place, right down to the corkscrew and two wine glasses. Mike's breakfasts were outstanding, and Deb's suggestions for outings were most welcome. It's a beautiful property with two delightful hosts. There is plenty to see and do within a short drive in any direction. Easy access from Rt. 29. We can't wait to return!

Wonderful People!

5 on April 11, 2017

This was our first experience at a B&B and I assure you it will not be our last. The Verplanks were wonderful and very inviting. Even when Mike wasn't feeling well, their guests were #1. Thank you for a great stay. See you again soon!

Great Experience

5 on March 21, 2017

Very nice accommodations and good location for exploring the area. Mike and Deb were wonderful hosts, very gracious, and helpful with tips on things to do. Breakfasts were excellent. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back sometime in the future. Highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review! Our guest's feedback is extremely important to us....please come back again soon!

- Deb (innkeeper)

If we could give it more stars we would!

5 on March 20, 2017

We just got back from our 12 year anniversary getaway stay at the Orchard House, and boy were we sad to leave. If I could give it 6 stars I would. We only had a short stay, and Deb and Mike helped make it memorable. The room was immaculate and very comfortable, the house and grounds were beautiful, and the breakfast (chocolate waffles and local eggs and sausage) was sooo delicious! Having never been in the area before, we had no idea what to expect, Deb offered suggestions on things we might enjoy and we did and loved every one! We left feeling as if we made real genuine friends with Deb and Mike and are already planning our next visit. We want to come back in the summer when everything is blooming and take a dip in that pool! I can not recommend it enough!

Innkeeper Response
We loved having you and Nick here and can't wait for your return this summer! Please keep in touch!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Best Weekend Stay!

5 on March 20, 2017

Better than we even imagined!! Deb and Mike were incredibly helpful, the bedroom was stunning, and the best breakfast we've had in a long time! Can't wait to come back to stay :) - Olivia & James

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts! We so enjoyed having you both here, after such a long and wonderful visit, we felt like we had family with us! Can't wait for you to return, we are opening the new pool by the end of April!!! :)

- Deb (innkeeper)

Weekend Getaway!

4.8 on February 28, 2017

The Orchard House is the perfect place for a weekend getaway! Tucked away in the Virginia mountains, it is within 20-30 minutes of tons of wineries, breweries, distilleries, outdoor activities, and more. We were catching up with some college friends at some of the local wineries and breweries and decided to stay at the Orchard House instead of driving several hours in one day. The house is super unique but in a fun, relaxed, and welcoming way. Deb and Mike have done a great job of updating and transforming the place into their own. Speaking of, Deb and Mike are the absolute best hostesses! Deb is the friendliest and most hospitable person you could meet and Mike is quite the chef. Their passion is evident in the hard work and dedication they have put into the property. We look forward to visiting again next year!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your time and kind words. It was a pleasure having you here, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time! Looking forward to your return visit, as you know, there is so much to do in our new area!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Fabulous Weekend Away

5 on February 10, 2017

My Fiance and I stayed here for a weekend to just relax and get away and there could not have been a more perfect location! Mike and Deb were so welcoming, our room was clean, beautifully decorated, and cozy, and the breakfast...the breakfast each morning was so good, it's worth staying there just for that. Cannot recommend the Orchard House B&B enough!

Innkeeper Response
We greatly appreciate your kind words and feedback! Especially loved your comments about breakfasts. SO GLAD you enjoyed them!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Excellent Getaway

5 on January 07, 2017

My wife and I stayed here for a nice quiet New Years adventure and they delivered! Very peaceful setting. Comfortable bed and beautiful furnishings throughout the home. We will be back!

Innkeeper Response
It was so wonderful to share the New Year's holiday with you both! Please come back and see us again soon!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Home away from home

5 on January 04, 2017

The owners of the Orchard House B&B are some of the nicest people I've ever met. They went out of their way to be kind and helpful, and I feel that they are now friends. I stayed in the two story farmhouse, with it's own living room and kitchen. My room was spacious and very comfortable and cozy, with two large armchairs, a TV, and a large wonderful bed with lots of pillows. In the kitchen there was a supply of foods for breakfast and I could have cooked a whole meal had I wanted to. This was one of the nicest places, if not the nicest place, I have every stayed. There are also rooms available in the main house, and whether you stay in the farmhouse or in the main house, you can be served a complete breakfast if you like. The surrounding countryside is lovely, and there are spacious grounds on the property.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a wonderful and much appreciated review. We so enjoyed having you here, and our entire family was sad when your retreat was over! We hope you will make the Orchard House your "go-to" place for the next retreat! :)

- Deb (innkeeper)

Orchard House

5 on January 03, 2017

Every aspect of our stay was enjoyable and relaxing from the initial greeting when we arrived to the wonderful breakfasts to the Inn-sponsored winery tour. We had planned a brewery and winery tour and our hosts were invaluable in selecting several off-the-beaten path locations that ended up being our most favorite of the trip.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind review....please come back soon, there are more new restaurants, a new distillery, and more great experiences to explore!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Perfect End To The Holidays

5 on December 30, 2016

Our stay at Orchard House was the perfect end to the busy holiday season. Deb and Mike were gracious hosts. The entire house was decorated in a warm festive way. The grounds are beautiful and spacious. Mike's breakfasts were delicious - excellent recipes right down to the local coffee. They truly go over and above to make sure their guests are happy and comfortable. There is so much to do in the surrounding area that we will have to come back again soon. Thank you for a lovely stay! Denyse &Brennan O'Connor

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review, we certainly enjoyed having you both here! It was especially fun to share our Christmas decor with you, please come back again soon!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Wonderful cozy place

4.8 on December 22, 2016

The innkeepers are great hosts, the property is attractive and comfortable, and breakfast was a treat. We stayed at another B&B later on our trip through VA and felt Orchard House was a class above the ordinary.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review, and the kind comments. As you know, we are working really hard to make everyone's experience here outstanding; we appreciate your feedback!

- Deb (innkeeper)


5 on December 16, 2016

Found this location when searching for a location to exchange wedding vows - a "just the two of us" event. Stopped in to take a look, and discovered a beautiful home and wonderful property with a barn, pond with fountain, a gazebo backed up to a small vineyard, and gorgeous trees...back dropped by the Blue Ridge Mountains. The home is charming, filled with antiques and tasteful decor. We spoke with Mike and Deb, and found they offered wedding packages. While set up to handle large weddings, they also were happy to offer a "just us" package, including a ceremony on the property or inside the Orchard House, as well as a night's lodging. They also offered options of several add-ons to personalize the event. This was perfect for us, and while they might have been alarmed that we asked to hold our event in less than 2 weeks, they never let on! They arranged for a wedding officiant...located a florist to decorate the Gazebo for a ceremony...found a baker to make a small wedding cake...and furnished a nice cheese/fruit/meat tray with champagne. They were attentive to all requests and were truly interested in helping to make our day special in every way. Everything was perfect, including a beautiful room. The next morning we were treated to a gourmet breakfast included in the stay...not sure we have ever had such an elegant and tasty breakfast in our travels...served in an airy and cheerful dining room with a great view. We also enjoyed being close to wineries, breweries, and all the many enticements of historic Charlottesville - you can't be bored! We stayed 2 nights and hated to leave...a great property with beautiful views and wonderful rooms, and wonderful hosts. Mike and Deb have found their true calling in life....you feel like welcome members of their extended family. Looking forward to another visit soon!

Innkeeper Response
Your elopement is still one of our favorite memories as new B & B owners! So happy you found the Orchard House, and so honored to have been part of your special day. We know we will see you again, please come back soon!

- Deb (innkeeper)

Mike and Deb Verplank are Amazing Hosts with a Beautiful B&B!

5 on December 07, 2016

We were driving back home from Georgia to Pittsburgh and decided to stop at Mike and Deb Verplank's Orchard House Bed & Breakfast. Perfect pitstop but wished we could have stayed longer. The bed & breakfast has many LOVELY rooms. We stayed in the Northern Spy room. Right away when we arrived, we walked around the grounds past the pond with water fountain and the wedding barn where they've already booked a wedding. So cool. Loved seeing all of the holiday decor inside and out. Breakfast was so delicious with such beautiful tables set before we came down. It started with fruit and then the pumpkin muffin fresh from the oven and sausage biscuit and gravy. Breakfast held us over until we arrived back home in Pittsburgh. So good!! Looking forward to our next visit, hopefully, this Spring or Summer with friends so we can take advantage of the swimming pool. Also, so many wineries including Trump Winery close by. Thanks Mike and Deb for your gracious hospitality and a Penn State win over Wisconsin!

Perfect weekend

5 on November 27, 2016

We were visiting the area for 2 nights to attend a Krishna Das concert at Yogaville (about a half hour drive from Orchard House). So happy we were able to book a room at Orchard House B&B, what a pretty setting. My husband and I stayed in the Empire Room, very comfortable and roomy. Deb & Michael are wonderful hosts, very friendly and informative about the area. The food was yummy...cookies in the evening and breakfast in the morning. Great location in Lovingston, VA. Michael knows lots to do off the beaten path, so we checked out some things we wouldn't have know about otherwise. We look forward to another visit some day.

A Great Experience

5 on November 26, 2016

Michael & Deb were pleasant and friendly. The Orchard House is beautiful and very comfortable. The attention to detail is impressive. The breakfast was outstanding. The room was comfortable and homey. This was our first B&B experience and my husband and I were very impressed. The Christmas decorations added to the stay and put me in a holiday mood. Well done and wishes for continued success.

Feels like home

5 on November 21, 2016

My husband and I stayed here and we'd highly recommend it. The owners were so friendly it felt like staying at an old friend's house. The breakfasts were delicious and the house was really nice. They seemed to genuinely be concerned that we be happy. I also really liked the location. It's right on 29 which is the road that takes you everywhere in the region. It's close to wineries and breweries, Charlottesville, the Walton Museum, and lots of other fun places. Believe me, you won't be bored there.

Weekend Getaway

5 on November 20, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Orchard House this weekend! The owners were very attentive, friendly and helpful! The breakfast was amazing both mornings! We felt comfortable and at home immediately upon arrival. This will be our getaway paradise!

Top Notch B&B

5 on October 29, 2016

The Orchard House was absolutely a treat for my husband and I. We paid a little extra for special treats and upon arrival we had a gorgeous cheese and cracker tray and a nice bottle of wine. What a way to start a vacation! Mike and Deb go over and above to make you feel welcome. As we entered the house, there was a tray with some yummy goodies and a note saying "Welcome Home". It's all the little details like this that just made our stay so wonderful. The breakfasts were absolutely amazing. We even paid a little extra to have the private breakfast on the front porch with mimosas. It was an absolutely spectacular morning we felt so spoiled. The views were incredible too! We loved it so much that we have already booked our next stay near Christmas with some of our friends. We are really looking forward to It! We love the Orchard House and we know that anyone who stays will love it too.

Perfect Weekend Getaway!!

5 on October 27, 2016

The Orchard House B&B exceeded out expectations!!! The house was lovely, the food was incredible and the location was excellent.....but the owners, Mike and Deb, REALLY went out of their way to make sure my husband and I are our friends had a wonderful weekend!!!! Also, I highly recommend Mike's wine tour!!!! It was worth every penny and the picnic lunch was fantastic!!!

Love this place

5 on October 23, 2016

We loved this place,best Bed and Breakfast we have ever visited, Mike and Deb were the sweetest host. Braeakfast was so delicious, would highly recommend this place. We will definitely go back. Rex and Wanda Caulder

Hosts Make the Difference!

5 on October 23, 2016

We found the Orchard House on line. We were charmed the moment we drove up the winding drive that shows the beautiful house at perfect advantage. We were blown away by the perfectly maintained lawn. There is even a small beautifully maintained vineyard on the property and a lily pond set off by a fountain. Everything at the Orchard House has a casual elegance that only good taste and a lot of hard work can provide. We were delighted before we met our hosts, Deb and Mike Verplank. After that we were home. They are a lovely couple who made us feel like old friends. Professionals who retired early they have been running the B&B since April, but they seem to have been born to be Innkeepers. They greeted us with snacks and showed us to the Empire room. It could not have been more romantic. We shared the house with a extremely nice group of recent college grads together for a reunion who partied late into the night on the front lawn and we never heard a sound. After one of Mike's fantastic breakfasts we took advantage of his wine tour. Traveling in a lux red bus we visited four local wineries, each very different in character. Don't miss a chance to make new friends at the Orchard House.

Weekend getaway:)

5 on October 20, 2016

We had a fabulous stary at the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast! It was a quick get away weekend with two other couples and it was wonderful. The Room was perfect, quaint and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and so were the brownies that were always available! We did a wine tour Saturday and it was wonderful! I have been to CA and this was just as good as Nappa Valley! Thank you Deb and Mike for a great weekend:)


5 on October 18, 2016

Beautiful B&B with exceptional breakfasts! Wonderful mountain views! Gracious owners who served as our Host and Hostess!! Felt very comfortable and not fussy with our stay.

Wonderful visit

5 on October 16, 2016

Staying at the orchard house was awesome- the place is beautiful and the owners are awesome. Beautiful decor and wonderful breakfasts! Thank you!


4.6 on October 13, 2016

We spent the night here on October 1 after visiting Monticello in the afternoon of that day and before hiking to Spy Rock on the morning of the next day. We stayed in the Apple Blossom Farmhouse. Clean, comfortable room, nice common spaces (kitchen and living room), beautiful grounds, delicious coffee and AMAZING breakfast served in the main house dining room. Owners are super friendly and welcoming. Definitely would return to this lovely property.

Wonderful Place! Hosts Made it Great

5 on October 10, 2016

My friend and I escaped to Nelson County for a romantic weekend. We found the Orchard House and because of a cancelation were fortunate to book a last minute room. Our first impression was how wonderfully the grounds were maintained. Beautiful! Wine grapes growing in part of the lawn, winding drive that showed off the house and chairs and hammocks set out to allow one to enjoy the view and the night skies. My friend has an injured leg and had a bit of trouble climbing the stairs onto the perfectly appointed front porch. But it was well worth the effort. We had the Empire Room on the first floor (fortunately). We usually prefer an out building to a room in the main house because of noise. However, even with a large group of recent college grads enjoying a reunion we never hear a sound. The room and the house are beautifully decorated. Just the kind of sweet and romantic place one is looking for in a B&B. However, what made the stay exceptional were out hosts, Deb and Michael Verplank. We instantly felt like old friends. Michael is a first rate chef and the breakfasts were perfect, In addition we took advantage of his chauffeured wine tasting being driven from winery to winery in his luxury red bus. I cannot remember being treated with such genuine kindness and friendship. Although Deb and Michael are recently retired professionals who have only been at this since April 2016, their infectious enthusiasm makes you feels as if they were born to run an inn. Deb's description of her plans to decorate for Christmas have us planning a return trip in December. Do not miss this place.

Perfect getaway

3.8 on October 07, 2016

The Orchard House is a beautifully decorated and well-cared for property. Mike and Deb have not overlooked a single detail in making their guests feel welcome and at home. The rooms are spacious, the food is excellent and the location is super-convenient so you can enjoy all that Nelson County has to offer. We loved our stay there and highly recommend it!

Perfect Getaway

5 on September 29, 2016

Deb and Mike were the perfect hosts the entire weekend. From the moment we arrived on their beautifully cared for property and house, we felt welcomed and cared for. The wine tour is a must. Mike did a wonderful job taking us to some stunning local wineries and even catered a private lunch for our group. The breakfast was incredible and delicious with excellent service. There was a group of 8 of us who stayed there and felt at peace and relaxed the whole time. I highly recommend staying here and will be back!

Incredible Experience

5 on September 28, 2016

Mike and Deb do a really great job of making you feel at home. The house is very spacious, clean and well decorated. The breakfast was delicious. Deb is an amazing cook. The best part of your experience at the Orchard House is the owners. We would recommend booking the wine tour.

Perfect anniversary getaway!

5 on September 25, 2016

My wife and I just celebrated our first anniversary with an unforgettable three days at the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast. The Verplank's created a romantic getaway with their southern hospitality and personalized accommodations. Further, the Orchard House is equipped with a scenic landscape and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our room was spectacular and maintained a hint of historic charm. The Verplank's offered a delicious spread each morning, and my wife loves the famous Eggs Benedict. We were so grateful for the Orchard House's willingness to create a custom anniversary package that evolved into the perfect romantic escape in Nelson County. We will certainly be back in the future and highly recommend the Orchard House to all who are interested.

In A Heart Beat I'd stay Again!

5 on September 02, 2016

And in fact we are! Our stay was every bit lovely because of the thoughtful willingness of Deb and Mike. Every need or want was met with sincerity and smiles. Very much a Home and not a house. Delicious welcome home treats, and tasty delightful smells of breakfast. The grounds and house are peaceful, relaxing and beautiful. Memories of good times and wonderful people we are left with.

Hidden Jem

5 on August 29, 2016

We couldn't of stayed in a more relaxed pleasing environment. Deb and Mike were so accommodating and warm. From delicious sweet treats at night, to tasty wonderful smells and breakfast delight! Anything we needed from tire repair to ideas and directions. We look forward to going back!!

Relaxing and peaceful

4.8 on August 28, 2016

Mike and Deb were excellent hosts. They made us feel at home and ensured we had everything we needed. The rooms were very clean and nicely decorated. The food was great, especially the eggs benedict with asparagus. There are many places to sit outside but our favorite was on the front porch, which had gorgeous views of the mountains. The atmosphere is very relaxed. We opted for the wine tour. Mike took us to several great wineries in the area. Mike was patient and we never felt rushed to get to the next winery. We would definitely like to return for another stay.

Orchard House review

4.8 on August 13, 2016

The service was wonderful. They checked on me for anything I needed. Young lady open the front door when I got there-before I could. It was very quiet & peaceful. All the amenities I needed-and more! Only thing I would ask is since it is in a small town and not many places to eat at for lunch or dinner that maybe have a small Fridge with cold cuts or something to make sandwiches. It was my first bead & breakfast stay and it was wonderful!

Great time

4.8 on August 08, 2016

Great experience. Great hospitality

Great Country Getaway

5 on August 05, 2016

I spent a weekend in May 2016 at the Orchard House. It is well kept, clean, and the staff was friendly and attentive to guest needs. The breakfasts were excellent. It was a very good experience overall in a lovely country setting.

Nice visit

3.4 on August 04, 2016

We stayed at the farm house. It was very nice and quiet. The grounds are lovely. The banana bread was delicious. We had it for breakfast as there was little else unless you like cereal and bagels. The wifi was not working but was not critical for us. Overall it was a nice visit.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you had a nice visit! Thanks for the opportunity to clarify the two different types of venues we offer. The Apple Blossom Farmhouse is a more independent option, with self check-in. These guests do not participate in the formal seated breakfast. We provide basic breakfast items in the stocked kitchen. Many of our farmhouse guests prefer the independence and flexibility. Our main house, The Orchard House, offers a multi-course seated breakfast each morning, homemade goodies each afternoon, and many other forms of pampering. Our guest room prices for both options reflect the variety of amenities. We would love to have you come back and stay in the Orchard House, so that you could experience our onsite dining firsthand! Thanks again for staying with us!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

We came as strangers and left as friends

5 on August 01, 2016

Home from our wonderful anniversary weekend getaway at Orchard House Bed & Breakfast in Lovingston, VA. It started with our arrival at 4pm Saturday at the Apple Blossom House. Awaiting in the Cascade Room was a beautiful cheese, cracker, and grape platter with a bottle of wine and homemade banana bread. We then met our wonderful hosts for the weekend Deb and Mike who made us feel so welcomed and at home. On Sunday our 17th wedding anniversary we had breakfast on the front porch with Mimosas. Which was nothing short of amazing. The little details and love that went into making it special will never be forgotten or Mike's breakfast because it was so delicious. Deb set up our room for in room massages. And a picnic dinner with wine to follow. We ended our night with chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling mascato. Monday morning we got to enjoy another fabulous breakfast by our host Mike. And once again were just in awe of how delicuous it was. We were on mountain island time for 2 days, in a beautiful area, in clean, well decorated and beautiful rooms, with the best accommodations and hosts. It was relaxing and just what we needed after a long deployment and to celebrate our anniversary and it was all thanks to Deb, Mike, and their children who made it so perfect. We highly recommend the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast. So if you want attention to detail, friendliness, special arrangements, or to feel cared for stay at the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast because they do nothing short of spectacular for you to enjoy your get away or make your celebration perfect.

Innkeeper Response
It was truly our honor to be part of your anniversary and reunion weekend! We had a great time brainstorming different special packages for your visit, and even more fun orchestrating them all while you were here! Thanks so much for choosing us for your weekend getaway, and we surely hope you will return soon and often. We loved making new friends!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Awesome weekend getaway.!!!

5 on August 01, 2016

My husband and I decided to get away for the weekend about 3:00 on a Friday afternoon. We called to verify room availability and talked to a lovely woman on the phone, who turned out to be Deb Verplank, the owner. She was very flexible considering we would be arriving after 10 pm at night. When we arrived there were brownies awaiting us -- she always has goodies out on the main table in the entrance. The next morning we were greeted and served a fantastic breakfast -- one of the best ones I've had at a bed and breakfast. They were always around when we needed anything and were flexible with our breakfast time on Sunday morning since we have to leave early. The room was great -- the sink was in the bedroom, which was very convenient. The view out the window was to a tree-studded side yard. The B&B is situated on lovely acreage and not too far from Charlottesville and close to wineries. We have definitely fund our go-to B&B in the Charlottesville area!

Innkeeper Response
We were so happy you found us and are already looking forward to your next visit! Thanks for being such wonderful guests and it was our pleasure to pamper you both during your impromptu getaway. Please keep in touch!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Our 1st Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on July 21, 2016

This was our first stay at a Bed & Breakfast and we loved the experience. It was perfect for a romantic get-a-away as my husband and I we were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. Mike and Deb were very personable and made us feel right at home without being invasive. The beds were fantastic, with luxury linens and we truly impressed with the cleanliness. Although the breakfast was well prepared, we were disappointed it wasn't the full Traditional Breakfast we looked forward to of Eggs, bacon, waffles and sausage and we were given no choices, so if you're a picky eater you might want to ask ahead of time what's being served. They had maps, locations and advice on all the best local spots and we were not disappointed. We really enjoyed visiting the wineries and getting fruit from the nearby Orchards as well as Dr Ho's Humble Pie (The best pizza I ever had!). We will definitely be coming back again

Innkeeper Response
It was such a great visit and it all went too fast! We so enjoyed celebrating not one, but two special anniversaries with four amazing people! We hope you will return soon...as you witness firsthand, there is so much to do in this area, you need more than just two days to explore! Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us.

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

All-Around Wonderful Accommodations!

5 on July 14, 2016

My son and I recently traveled from Rhode Island through Virginia as we visited potential colleges in the region, and our journey led us to a two-night stay at Orchard House. The location was perfectly situated between multiple universities, and the tree-lined drive for miles and miles was absolutely gorgeous! There were endless antique stores along the route, too, and I'm looking forward to another visit when I can enjoy a bit of shopping. B&B owners, Deb and Mike were so very warn and hospitable, and the rooms were incredibly clean and cozy. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was exceptional....Mike's chocolate waffle and cheesy scrambled eggs were my favorite! We look forward to staying at Orchard House again in the future!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for being such wonderful guests, and we loved being a small part of your college search! Hopefully you will find the perfect school in our area and be back soon and often!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Amazing B&B!

5 on July 11, 2016

The photos from the website, while beautiful, simply don't do the Orchard House justice. We fell in love the moment we turned into the driveway, saw the bunnies scampering and heard the frogs croaking. We had to arrive a bit late due to unexpected traffic, but that was not a problem. Mike answered the phone cheerily, and Deb greeted us at the door. Deb showed us around the house a bit and told us about the history of the home. The house is immaculate, the decorations are so classy yet comfortable. Deb made sure that we were happy with our room, and knew where everything was. Breakfast was entirely home cooked each day, a different thing every morning. Coming "home" (because it really felt like a home) each evening after our excursions was a delight because as you walk in the front door you are greeted with a little note saying welcome back, and a plate filled with fresh baked goodies. Chocolate chip cookies, butterscotch bars, cheesecake cups....one could live a very happy life there! During our stay, a local vineyard was having a weekend festival. Mike and Deb offered up their large shuttle van to take people there as a designated driver, without any additional charge. Not only is this an absolutely wonderful house with unsurpassed "extras", but Deb and Mike are truly amazing hosts. We have never met them before and yet within moments we felt so welcome. They are lovely people who are more than happy to give suggestions on places to go, or activities to do in the area. Likewise, Deb spoke with us at length about what guests might like to see happen with the B&B to improve it. I have stayed in a few B&B's in various places in various countries, in addition to all manner of hotels. I have never felt so at ease and relaxed as at the Orchard House. We wish Deb and Mike all the best and thank them for such a fantastic experience in their beautiful home. Orchard House is going to make many people very happy!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this wonderful review and amazing recap of your weekend with us. We absolutely loved having you here, and hope you will return often. The views just keep getting better! Our little bunny family has quadrupled, as have the many birds that visit our feeders each day. We couldn't agree more: "one could live a very happy life there"...and we are! :) Please come back soon.

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Great place to stay.

4.4 on July 07, 2016

Very comfortable & relaxing. The breakfasts were wonderful! Very gracious hosts. Would highly recommend staying here.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review...we're glad you enjoyed the breakfasts....best start to each day here! We hope you will return again!

- Deb Verplank (innkeeper)

Can't wait to come back!

5 on November 13, 2015

We had an amazing visit at the Orchard House. Richard and Deb were exemplary hosts and the inn was spectacular in every way. We loved the beautiful views from the front porch and our first floor room. We hated to leave and can't wait to return!

Clean and charming!

5 on November 19, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay here. While leaves were not at peak any longer, we had a most enjoyable trip to several wineries with some of the other guests. Richard, our host, was friendly and helpful (as well as being a great wine-tasting teacher and chauffeur to the vineyards) and is a thoughtful photographer and great cook! Would recommend a stay at the Orchard House and look forward to returning next year!

Great B&B

5 on October 24, 2013

Great stay and warm hospitality.


3.6 on October 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the farmhouse which was charming. The room was large and the bed comfy. We were especially surprized by the homemade banana bread that was waiting for us when we arrived (delicious). Although the HVAC unit was a bit noisy, all in all we enjoyed our stay.

My pleasant stay.

4.2 on October 21, 2013

I was pleased with the stay and the lovely room, I would have liked however a slightly larger TV. Though reading my book was just fine. Loved the kitchen in the small house, everything was easy access and the pumpkin muffins were very good. Thank you!

Girlfriends weekend getaway!

4.2 on October 19, 2013

The house was beautiful, the room was extremely nice with your very own bathroom. Richard and Deborah were a delight!! They were very accommodating, helpful and friendly. Me and my double cousin even got the massage package and Melanie of the Corner Spa was absolutely wonderful. I can't wait until I will be able to stay again ...hopefully with nicer weather so I can explore their grounds, lake and hammock! I recommend the Orchard House to anyone that wants a delightful time without the very expensive cost.

great place

4.2 on October 16, 2013

we enjoyed our stay very much. the house is very homey and welcoming we enjoyed sitting in the front yard looking out at the mountains..

Another return trip

5 on October 16, 2013

Breakfast is always amazing, hosts are wonderful and the area is beautiful and relaxing.

awesome bed and breakfast

5 on October 07, 2013

beautiful place, awesome service, very personal, our family rented the apartment with 3 bedrooms, we loved it and the price was excellent!

Apple Blossom Farm House

4.0 on October 07, 2013

We stayed at the Apple Blossom Farm House affiliated with the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast in September of 2013. The property was lovely, the amenities were exactly as promised, and the entire stay was very comfortable. My only critique is that the house seemed to have some moisture issues - everything felt just a little humid and damp. The feeling went away when we turned on the window unit AC in our bedroom, but when the AC was off, the dampness returned. It was not hot during our stay - 72 degrees - but we kept the air on to combat the humidity. That said, the farm house is in excellent condition and you can't beat it for the price. It's an excellent alternative for folks on a budget or people looking for the comfort of home without the full-service of a bed and breakfast. Would stay again.

Lovely Stay at Orchard House

4.4 on September 30, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this 1870s bed & breakfast. Marvelous and spacious room, convenient coffee service in upstairs hall, delicious breakfasts, helpful and friendly hosts. Would certainly stay there again, if the opportunity arose.

Apple Blossom Farmhouse

2.8 on September 26, 2013

Ok for what it was. Too far south to be very convenient for many activities.

Wonderfully Pleasant Stay!

3.6 on September 25, 2013

Deb and Richard were very welcoming to their guests. The house is large and beautifully decorated. The grounds are well cared for - we especially liked the view of the vineyard from the large front porch. We enjoyed our stay so much that we are planning another stay next year.

Lovely experience

5 on September 16, 2013

We were warmly greeted by the owners and made to feel comfortable. We lacked for none of the comforts of home. They took care of every detail. The entire place was spotless and nicely furnished. Our bed was very comfortable in the York Imperial room where we stayed and the room was very spacious. The view from our windows were gorgeous. The surroundings are serene and beautiful. We spent the night and awakened to a delicious breakfast and hot coffee. I wish that we would have had more time to enjoy sitting in the front porch swing or the white wicker chairs. The grounds and the view were so lovely that we hated to leave. We hope to visit again.


4.6 on September 06, 2013

Orchard House was a wonderful place to stay for a weekend get away. We will definitely be back!!

one night, Apple Blossom House

3.0 on September 05, 2013

I heard rave reviews of the Orchard House from a close friend, and I think it must be great. We had to make a last minute reservation, so ended up in The Apple Blossom House, a separate, self-serve (has a very nice kitchen) annex downhill from the Orchard House. The AB House is a well renovated and decorated old farmhouse in a beautiful setting, but very near Highway 29, so you have to be able to take the traffic sounds. The bedroom/bath were comfortable and private, but the bathroom floor had some hair left from a previous guest, and an old recliner lounge in our somewhat crowded with furniture room was badly stained...something you would not choose to sit on. The rooms had window AC units, and the one upstairs dripped continually on the one in our ground floor room. My husband finally went outside and lifted a cloth onto the unit to muffle the dripping. We thought the price was a little bit high, for what it was, but don't know the area well, so maybe it was in line.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for staying at the farmhouse. We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay but do appreciate your comments. We have promptly addressed the issue of the air conditioner. We are surprised that no one has ever mentioned it to us before. With regard to the chair, we agree that it has seen better days and was getting worn; therefore, we replaced it with a new one. Our rooms in the farmhouse are quite large and roomy for its 19th century design and noted so by many others so we were surprised by the comment of it being crowded. The charm of this period is what draws our guests. We are proud to offer the lowest price B&B accommodations in the county. You would no doubt pay more for much less elsewhere. As far as the hair, we take great pride in the cleanliness of our rooms and get numerous reviews to that end. However, we are not perfect and will simply pay closer attention to the little details.

- Richard (innkeeper)


3.0 on August 19, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Nelson County for a long weekend away from it all. This was a perfect getaway before our midwife tells us that I can no longer travel in my last trimester. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this location to others that enjoy the quiet and mountains.

Terrific visit

5 on August 14, 2013

We really enjoyed our weekend stay. The property is beautiful and serene. The room was great and the breakfast was excellent.

Apple Blossom Farm House

4.6 on August 07, 2013

This is a self-service B&B, lots of good breakfast items supplied, you do the cooking.

Weekend in the Mountains

5 on August 06, 2013

We had a wonderful weekend at the Orchard House B & B! The food was unique and delicious! The home is surrounded by mountains, so the view is perfect! We would definitely go back!

Orchard House Has the Experience

5 on July 23, 2013

When you consider a B&B, you want a place with charm, lovely bedrooms, ample sitting areas downstairs, cordial owners and excellent food. Orchard house delivers all that. In addition, it sits on a fabulous rolling site with wildlife, water, vineyard, photogenic outbuildings, places to sit and enjoy the scenic views. It was very quiet and relaxing. It makes a great center of operations to explore area attractions or a retreat for writing and catching up on leisure activities.

Great, great, great

5 on July 21, 2013

Excellent in every respect and we thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary trip. This is a very good location from which to check out the wineries in central VA, much more convenient than a place in Charlottesville. We started every morning with a wonderful breakfast (love the maple egg cups), were out and about all day, and then came back to a relaxing and peaceful evening back at the house. The wine tour is informative and about teaching you about local wine and wine in general. The others seem to be more about simply chauffering you from place to place. The local industry folks are familiar with them and you won't be steered wrong.

Our Review

4.6 on July 10, 2013

The House and our room where very clean, and comfortable. The grounds where kept very neat as well. Each breakfast was cooked to perfection using fresh ingredients, and very delicious. We got a great lesson about wine tasting prior to our chauffeured wine tour. We where very impressed by the four wineries we toured. We also enjoyed the variety of restaurants where plentiful, and I feel in love with the best home made root beer float I've ever had, at one of the restaurants. We highly recommend Orchard House Bed & Breakfast, and look forward to staying their again, on our next get-a-way.

Wonderful anniversary locale

4.2 on July 08, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful overnight at the Orchard House B&B! Richard and Deborah were consummately friendly hosts and the breakfast in the morning was delicious. Convenient Keurig coffee makers in the hallway and the dining room and beautiful views of Nelson County from the bedroom windows. Would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable and restful getaway!


5 on June 25, 2013

I recently gifted a stay at the Orchard House to my parents. Richard and Deborah were excellent and very accommodating to both myself (with the purchasing) and my parents (with their hospitality). My parents had a wonderful stay and loved the area so much that my husband and myself plan on visiting sometime in the future! Thank you Richard and Deb for meeting all the expectations! :) I'm sure my parents will give a more detailed review on their stay when they arrive home!

A wonderful place

5 on June 23, 2013

My new wife and I spent three nights here in the Gala Room and were very happy with it. The setting is beautiful, the room was clean and well furnished, and Rich and Deb were friendly and helpful.

Wonderful getaway!

4.4 on June 12, 2013

We rented the Apple Blossom Farm House for a weekend with the ladies in my family. It fit our needs perfectly. We loved having access to a full kitchen (although we mostly ate out at the local restaurants). The rooms were spacious and very clean. We even had fresh baked banana bread waiting for us when we arrived. It was close enough to the nearby town and vineyards to occupy our time for the weekend. I did not rate dining as the breakfast part was not included in renting the farm house (away from the main house). They did, however, stock the pantry with cereal, english muffins, milk and coffee. A great weekend getaway!

Comfortable and relaxing

4.4 on June 11, 2013

Very nice country home with large comfortable bedrooms and yard to relax in. Pool out back helped cool us down after a day of visiting the nearby vineyards. Close to hiking trails and wonderful scenery. Look forward to returning.

Anniversary weekend

4.2 on June 07, 2013

We really enjoyed our time at Orchard House. It was very quiet and peaceful and just the perfect location. We had a great day on Saturday as Richard shared much information on wine tasting, grape growing and local wineries. We found great breweries each evening and had delightful meals. We highly recommend this place!

Wonderful place

5 on May 23, 2013

Great place & location. Hosts are very knowledgeable about nearby places to eat and local wineries. A box with 3X5 card directions to restaurants, wineries and locations of interest was icing on the cake. Would definitely recommend and certainly stay there again.

Quaint B&B

3.4 on May 23, 2013

Pretty setting, nestled in the mountains and located just a half hour outside Charlottesville. The owners are very nice and we enjoyed a different breakfast each morning. The bed and the linens were wonderful! The only negative was having a sink in the bedroom and not in the bathroom. Otherwise, everything was very nice and cozy.

A Wonderful Place to Stay

4.4 on May 15, 2013

The breakfasts were tremendously delicious, the grounds are lovely, the hosts are so friendly and nice. Really a wonderful place to stay.

glad to return here

3.8 on May 12, 2013

Remembering our stay here over a year ago, we selected this special place near the Blue Ridge and we're happy to spend a lovely spring night. Beautiful place, friendly folks, great breakfast, ....we highly recommend it!

Lovely stay!

5 on April 17, 2013

Beautiful location, comfortable beds, spotless rooms. Richard and Deb are the ultimate host and hostess - they always make sure you have everything you need.. The food is wonderful! Our quilting group uses this location for our quilt retreat and it is great! Sometime I want to come and take advantage of the winery tour they offer.


4.8 on April 16, 2013

Deb and Richard really made our recent short stay memorable. We stayed at the Farm House so we did not get a chance to see/experience the main house but it was wonderful regardless. The house/room is quaint and quiet and they do a great job stocking the kitchen with all of the necessities to get you started for the day. We wish we could have stayed longer.

Southern Hospitality

5 on April 12, 2013

We had a fabulous overnight stay at Orchard House. Wish we could have stayed longer. Our hosts were attentive without being intrusive and the accommodation was quite superior. Breakfast was unique - little toast and egg boats. Yummy and generous portions. This is a beautiful old house and would make an ideal base for touring the area. Would strongly recommend Orchard House.


5 on April 08, 2013

The innkeepers were amazing. They accommodated every request and made our stay great!!!

Excellent Stay and Friendly Hosts

4.8 on March 18, 2013

My husband Scott and I stayed for 2 nights and took advantage of Richard's wine tour. The wine tour was a good value going to 4 wineries with a packed lunch and Richard's class before hand. The rooms were cozy and the breakfast was plentiful. I recommend staying at the Orchard House if you are in the area. You will be happy with your decision.

Enjoyable stay.

3.8 on February 27, 2013

The Orchard House is in a very convenient location, central to what we wanted to do. The immediate, nearby services are adequate. The B&B hosts were helpful in enhancing our knowledge of the amazing surrounding area and provided excellent directional cards to popular locations. The breakfasts were delicious and healthy.

Very nice stay!

4.0 on February 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the Apple Farm House for a one-night stay. It was very nice, as we were the only guests in the house for that evening. The place was very clean and cozy. Although the Farm House doesn't have the full-serve hot breakfast like the main house, it worked out well for us, as we needed to get in and out relatively quickly, since we were attending a wedding in the area. We do hope to come back at some point in the future and stay at the main house. This is a great place to relax and get away for a weekend!

Relaxing place

4.8 on November 18, 2012

Lovely place, comfortable room, excellent breakfast.

A Great Place to Stay. Will go back anytime.

4.8 on November 07, 2012

Our stay was short but sweet. Richard & Deborah were very accomodating.

Wonderful Stay

4.0 on October 17, 2012

Friendly & helpful hosts, clean & comfortable rooms and a beautiful setting make for a wonderful stay. Good value. We'd love to return.

wonderful wine country B&B

5 on October 09, 2012

Warm, friendly and helpful owners made our stay here very comfortable and relaxing. I highly recommend the wine tour offered by the owner, what a great way to get an introduction to Virginia wineries and leave the driving to someone who knows their way around!

Wonderful B and B

5 on August 27, 2012

The hosts were very understanding and gracious re my needs. Beautiful setting, comfortable, spotless.

Great Sewing Weekend!!!

4.6 on August 01, 2012

My friend and I stayed at the Orchard House so that we could sewing uninterupted for a whole weekend. We got so much accomplished. Deb and Richard are very welcoming and helpful. They have a great location and a great craft room. Deb was so helpful when we forgot some supplies. She even went and found some for us at the local thrift store. Above and beyond. The room was spacious and the private bath was a plus. The food was excelent with iced tea and coffee to keep us hydrated and delicious cookies as a treat. Thanks to Deb and Richard for the great weekend!!! We are already planning on coming back and bringing friends.

Charming bed and breakfast, great location!

4.8 on July 30, 2012

My husband and I loved this bed and breakfast. We went to farmers market, Walton's museum, hiking, church and orchard (wonderful peaches!). This to say that there is a lot to do besides winery's and presidenial home tours. Wonderful location! Our hosts were very knowledgeable. Kathy

loved my stay at Orchard House B&B

5 on July 22, 2012

The scenery was beautiful and Deb and Richard were so nice and accommodating. We recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy a quiet get away and some great food for breakfast.

Great B&B

5 on June 30, 2012

We've stayed at the Orchard House several times and hope to return many more. Its a beautiful house and grounds with an enjoyable view of the mountains. Deb & Richard are perfect hosts who provide just the right amount of privacy and interaction with their guests, and the breakfast is always delicious. Highly recommend the guided wine tour with Richard!

Terrific B and B

5 on June 13, 2012

Generous hospitality, beautiful rooms. We had a wonderful time.

Excellent Stay

4.4 on June 02, 2012

Richard and Debra were fantastic hosts and did a great job of making sure that we had everything we needed to have a great time in the area. The grounds were lovely and it was a very relaxing trip.

Great Venue for Charlottesville (VA) Visit

5 on May 23, 2012

We were seeking a place to stay for our son's graduation from Univ of Virginia (UVa) as all the in-town and nearby hotels were either full, charging premium rates, or demanding 3 night stays. Intrigued by The Orchard, we chose the Northern Spy room - spacious, lots of windows so very bright, great bed, and very comfortable. The grounds are terrific - altho no "spectacular" views, the gardens are just so welcoming you are drawn to the front porch chairs, hammocks, etc, just to listen to the birds singing their heads off. What bliss! The decor in BRs and common rooms was excellent - elegant without pretention, very comfortable and truly inviting. The hosts too were simply terrific. We have stayed at hundreds of B&Bs worldwide; very few have had as charming, friendly and helpful hosts. They really made you feel they valued your friendship, and want you to enjoy their home - not just their business. Never intrusive, but always there if needed, and ready to socialize if you so chose. We were especially impressed with breakfasts - extremely unique (and delicious), and served with particular attention to individual needs. We for example cannot eat pork, so they very subtly substituted turkey sausage and bacon, making us feel even more welcome and valued. Although the Inn is nearly 30 miles from Charlottesville, the drive is very easy, and actually took us far less time (35 minutes) to get to UVa than a similar distance in any other direction (especially north of town). It truly is an ideal base for a weekend trip to the University, or to Monticello, local wineries, etc. Even the local restaurants had very good food, at prices substantially lower than in town. My only (constructive) criticism is guests need to know of potential speed traps on Rt 29 in the early morning. The road is full of hills, and therefore very easy to exceed the limit when coming down a very long and steep hill, but very hard to see the hidden police cars and their radar devices.

Great weekend at Orchard Hill B&BS!

4.6 on May 11, 2012

Our small family get together was aided by the very helpful hosts and spacious grounds at Orchard Hill. The location was great for visiting Monticello, Charlooteville, wineries and the blue ridge, yet a bit off of the beaten track. We loved the birds and the plants that surround the well restored farm/orchard house. We will return.

Definitely worth staying at!

4.6 on February 23, 2012

I have stayed at the Orchard House a number of times and it really is a great place to stay. The price is a little on the high side at roughly $130/night. When thinking about that, I really want to feel "taken care of." The food there is good, but its not like there is a buffet breakfast every morning. You'd be able to find a cheaper hotel and more food options in Charlottesville (35-40 mins away), so it all depends on your preference. Definitely a great place to stay if the purpose of your trip takes you near Lovingston.

Just what we both needed

5 on February 23, 2012

Both my wife and I were extremely impressed with every thing we found in and around Orchard House. The service of both the local businesses and the House its self where fare greater quality than the cost of the reservation. Would suggest it to any one by fare the best weekend I or my wife have ever had together especially for that kind of price.

Bang for your buck

4.8 on February 20, 2012

Great location and amenities included self-serve coffee/tea/ hot chocolate and soft drinks in a conveniently located common area. Cookies and pretzel snacks were a welcome treat. Loved every minute we spent there.

fun weekend

4.4 on February 01, 2012

just wanted to get a way for a couple days, the host and hostess were very knowledgable of the area, and gave us many options to explore. the Inn was very well kept and and the breakfast was very delicious

Pre-Holiday Getaway

5 on November 23, 2011

I decided to surprise my wife with an out of town weekend before the chaos of the holiday season began. We were received by Richard and Deb immediately upon our arrival. They were courteous and friendly. The following morning at Breakfast, Richard gave us all some tips on wine tasting and made some suggestions about the local vineyards. After hearing him speak I was convinced that my wife and I would regret not going on his guided tour of three local wineries. I proved to be educational and fun. It is well worth getting the wine tasting package. I can't recommend The Orchard House enough. My wife and I will be returning for some post-Holiday recovery, that is for sure.

Orchard House Bed & Breakfast review

4.4 on November 04, 2011

my future wife and I had a great stay at the orchard house. The owners were terrific and made sure our stay was the best. Highly recommended!

Weekend Retreat

5 on October 05, 2011

The Innkeepers were extremely nice and informative and had everything excellently prepared. Great breakfasts, recommendations, and beautiful room! Even though we were in town for a wedding we are already making plans to return.

A wonderful stay

5 on September 28, 2011

Richard and Deb were absolutely the best. Perfrect location if you want to getaway!

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on August 20, 2011

Beautiful house! The innkeepers are amazing (they had plenty of recommendations for restaurants and sites to visit in the area. Delicious breakfast!

Good for the area

2.6 on August 07, 2011

Pretty rooms, clean (except for the dirty towel we found on our first night), helpful owners, average breakfasts. This is a solid place to stay--you'll be comfortable.

Wonderful B&B, Will Return and Recommend

5 on July 21, 2011

The setting was fantastic. The Hosts were most gracious and the accomodations were most comfortable and attractive. Even the tabby was hospitable and made us feel right at home.

Everything went better than expected

4.6 on July 20, 2011

Highly recommend the wine tour with Richard, he is a great resource for information about wine and about the local area.

Absolutely charming

4.6 on July 10, 2011

The only tiny negative is that there was no TV in our room, although there is one in the living room. Great coffee 24/7, and fridge and sodas for guests. Very likeable innkeepers. Loved the hammock on the lawn!

Fantastic getaway!

4.2 on July 07, 2011

The house and surrounding area are gorgeous and the owners will go out of their way to make sure my partner and I got the most out of our visit. In addition to a delicious breakfast each day they provided a list of local events during our stay and excellent advice on vineyards, breweries, restaurants, sights, the works! (They are also offering wine tours by van now, but we chose to go on our own.) Highly recommend-- we will definitely be keeping it in mind for a return trip!

Orchard House visit

4.8 on June 21, 2011

A beautiful property with great innkeepers and excellent breakfasts.

Orchard House Bed & Breakfast

4.0 on June 18, 2011

We lived in Lovingston the first 4 1/2 years (May 1955 to Oct 1959) of our marriage so when I found Orchard House B & B online I suggested to my husband that we spend a night there. I'm so glad that we did because it brought back so many memories. This B & B was just perfect for us in the setting and the Innkeepers were delightful and made us feel so comfortable.

Pleasant and restful stay at Orchard House

4.0 on May 27, 2011

The Orchard House B&B is a very nice, peaceful and secluded place, definitely designed for rest & relaxation, which is something we were looking for. The innkeepers were nice and welcoming and accommodating to all our needs. In addition, they're very helpful in coordinating services i.e. massages at a local spa, and informative with respect to things to do and visit in the area. Well equipped and designed. Would certainly recommend Orchard House to anyone looking for a nice & quiet place. I give it a thumbs up!

Delightful Experience

4.4 on May 24, 2011

Picturesque surroundings with gardens, trees, mountains, little animals and songbirds. Hosts could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Every guest we met was happy, friendly and interesting. Hope to return soon.


5 on May 04, 2011

Our stay was extremely pleasant and the inkeepers are very knowledgeable about events and things to see and do in the area. They are a delightful couple and the breakfasts were delicious!

Definitely the perfect getaway

4.4 on March 13, 2011

The innkeepers Debbi and Richard were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and very clean and well kept, along with the house. Everything is over there is beautiful. The hot tub was very fun and accessible. The provided robes, towels, a wine key, and wine classes in the rooms upon arrival. My stay was wonderful and I'm looking forward to going back.

Fall Vacation

4.4 on November 07, 2010

We had a great time and the Bulissa's we great and welcoming. It was close to so many winery and great outdoor activities.

Wonderful Stay!

5 on October 31, 2010

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Orchard House B&B! Our room was spacious and comfortable. We had our own bathroom with shower, the bed was very comfortable, and the view was lovely. The breakfasts were delicious and our hosts, Richard and Deb were delightful.

Orchard House Stay

4.0 on October 05, 2010

We found Orchard House B&B very friendly,clean and the owners were so helpful with tips for visiting Monticello. They were also accomandating with our early departure on our last morning and packed a to-go breakfast

A hidden gem

4.0 on August 05, 2010

Richard and Deb's B & B is one of the finest we have stayed in. Snuggled off route 29 in Lovingston, Virginia it is a perfect stop for that romantic getaway. Unlike many B & Bs that give the feeling of a cluttered "grandma's house" with every nook and cranny filled with knick knacks, they have tastefully decorated so you feel at home. The comfort begins when theygreat you on arrival. Richard escorts you for a full tour of the inn and demonstrates everything you need to know. Both Richard and Deb are a wealth of knowledge on local events, wineries, and attractions and can steer you anywhere you desire in the Nelson county area. If you want a refreshing stay and want to feel completely at home, I highly recommend this lovely B & B!

Beautiful Stay

5 on May 06, 2008

We have been very pleased with our stay at the Orchard House. We are here until 5/9. Deb and Richard are awesome people and make everyone feel very welcome. We will stay here again--given the opportunity.


5 on May 01, 2007

We had a scrapbooking retreat at Orchard House over the April 27th weekend. What a grand time. Deb and Richard treated us royally and their food was terrific. The rooms are comfy. A great time was had by all!

Orchard House Bed & Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $135 - $275
  • Reviews (178) 4.7
  • Rooms 9
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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  • Phone 1-4342637747

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