Orchard House Bed & Breakfast

9749 Thomas Nelson Hwy Route 29, Lovingston, VA 22949 USA (Show map)

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About

Welcome to the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast! Our 14 acre historical property includes a one-acre vineyard, a pond with a fountain, a gazebo, a new in-ground salt water swimming pool, a new gas firepit overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, hammocks, multiple Adirondack chairs scattered around the sprawling front lawn, two separate homes for guests, and our newly renovated event barn. Built in 1874 by a Virginia state judge, our main house has six bedrooms (each with a private bath), and multiple common areas for your relaxation and breakfast dining. The Farmhouse was added in 1910 as the apple orchard manager’s family home. It has 3 bedrooms, (each with private baths), and access to a shared large kitchen that we keep fully equipped should you choose to cook additional meals. Regardless of which house you choose, you will be treated to a homemade, multi-course breakfast served each morning in our main house dining room. We take great pride in supporting local farmers, serving coffee from our local coffee beanery, and making our muffins and breads from scratch. We want each one of our guests to feel like they are “home”, only better!

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

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)


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Rooms & Rates

York Imperial

Relax and enjoy the amenities of the spacious second-floor York Imperial suite. Unwind in the sitting area, sit at the antique desk, bask in the comfort of the king-size bed, or soak up the amenities of the generous bathroom. Gaze out the two farmhouse windows... one overlooks the sprawling front lawn and red barn, the other has a perfect view of our one-acre vineyard. There are so many benefits to selecting the York Imperial room, and your total relaxation is high on the list!

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

Empire

The Empire is our large first-floor room that includes a spacious private bath, featuring a single-person jacuzzi tub and a beautiful granite vanity. Relax in this generous room with a king-size bed, top-quality linens, and cozy duvet. Enjoy the historic fireplace with flameless candles and a sitting area that views your TV, or look out the two windows that view the sweeping front lawn or the picturesque vineyard. The Empire room is a tranquil and elegant choice for any occasion!

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

Northern Spy

A guest favorite, the Northern Spy boasts gorgeous bay windows that overlook an historic oak tree. Watch the birds constantly visit the bird feeders and witness the two resident bunnies scampering across the lawn. It feels like you're sleeping in a treehouse when you are staying in the Northern Spy! Enjoy the in-room pedestal sink while your partner takes advantage of the large shower/bathroom area. You will feel refreshed, pampered, and relaxed if you choose the Northern Spy.

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

Gala

One of the most popular rooms, the Gala has spectacular views of the front lawn, and the side yard oak tree. Enjoy the in-room pedestal sink while your partner showers. Relax in the sitting area, or stroll around in your logo Orchard House robes. Anticipate the generous country-style breakfasts after using the Keurig station that is right outside your door. We enjoy pampering you during your visit!

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

Black Twig

A popular choice, the Black Twig is one of the three original 1874 farmhouse bedrooms. Black and white toile awaits you, as well as two black leather chairs with silver custom nailhead trim. Share a bottle of wine from your sitting area while gazing out the central farmhouse window over the sprawling property. Enjoy the large bathroom and dry off in the logo'd bathrobes. This type of luxury is addicting!

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

Winesap

Second floor, private room with private bath. Gorgeous views overlooking the one-acre vineyard. Enjoy your room sitting area, while planning your visit to the numerous wineries and breweries. Soak up your own bath area with a tub/shower combination and multiple mirrors. Quiet, private, peaceful and perfect are the words we hear describing Winesap.

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

White Cascade

King-size comfort in the 1910 farmhouse, with its own private bath. What could be better than a view of the vineyard, combined with another view of the barn and front entrance? This fabulous room can accommodate a king-size bed, or two twin beds. Sitting area, tv, private bath, and gorgeous views are just some of the amenities. Take advantage of the fully-stocked kitchen and common family room area. You will never want to leave!

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

Red Jewel

A second floor treasure... the Red Jewel features a queen sized bed, a private bath, a sitting area, a tv, and gorgeous views of the red barn front lawn and side yard. Listen to the pond frogs chirping from the pond, witness the multitude of birds accessing the many bird feeders, take advantage of the fully-stocked common kitchen and relax in the comfortable living room area. This type of relaxation is invaluable!

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

Prairifire

Fantastic first floor room with a queen size bed, tv, sitting area, in-room vanity, and private bath. Listen to the pond frogs chirping and gaze out your windows at the gorgeous entrance grounds and red barn. Contemplate the history that is part of this unique farmhouse! Shiplap and the original wooden floors from the 1910 farm-manager's homestead... such a treat to stay here!

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

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Charlottesville, stay on Hwy 29 for 28 miles to Lovingston. The Orchard House B&B is on the right 6.2 miles from the intersection of Route 6 West at Walton's Mountain Gift shop and just 0.4 mile past the intersection to Route 718 on right (Note sign to Mountain Cove Vineyard). When you get to 718 slow down below 30 as our driveway is on the right as you round the right curve on Route 29.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Saltwater pool, Gas Firepit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Apple/Berry Picking, Massage, Hot Air Balloon, Wine Tours, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be at least 16.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michael and Deb Verplank

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Michael and Deb Verplank welcome you to our new adventure! Following nearly 30 years of corporate life, we took a chance on something we had talked about our entire thirty year marriage and bought a bed and breakfast. We are in awe of the gorgeous mountain views, the peacefulness of our new area, and the variety of activities that are available to us here. Our goal for every visit is for you to leave feeling better than you did when you arrived!

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Meals

Breakfast

Multi course

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30am
  • Serving Location: add the Private Porch package!, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free, Vegan


Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict


Recipes

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