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 B&B! An historic farmhouse built in 1874, it was once the location of a thriving apple orchard for many years. Start your visit with a glass of wine and homemade cookies on our front porch. Stroll around our picturesque 14 acres and watch for the resident bunnies scampering across the lawn. While at the Orchard House, you can choose to be as busy or as relaxed as your mood decides. Enjoy our chauffeured wine tours, hike the famous Crabtree Falls, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, tour Monticello, explore the various antique shops nearby, visit the local orchards or swimming quarries, check out the multitude of wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Or choose to lay in the comfy hammocks gazing up at the endless skies, take a dip in the pool, stroll through our one-acre vineyard, relax in the new gazebo, listen to the frogs chirping from the pond, identify the beautiful birds that flit from one birdfeeder to the next, read a book in one of the many Adirondack chairs that graze the front lawn, rock on the sprawling front porch while soaking up our amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. No matter what you choose to do while visiting us at the Orchard House, we guarantee your time will be rejuvenating, memorable, and filled with good food, good memories, and new friends.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Memories

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.


Orchard House Inn

4.0 on April 14, 2017

Very accommodating hosts for an extremely comfortable stay!


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.


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!


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


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!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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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
  • 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, 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, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Swiming Pool (in season)

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, 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
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night most weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are confirmed on receipt of one night's deposit.
  • Cancellations: Please see Cancellation Policy on our web site
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michael and Deb Verplank

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

We have enjoyed traveling throughout our 30-year marriage, choosing to stay at bed and breakfasts whenever possible. We would always leave an amazing experience saying "we would love to do this!" A vision was born, and a year ago, the opportunity presented itself as our two kids were off to college and we were suddenly empty-nesters with unique career changes. And so begins the next phase and "living the dream"! We make a good team with a unique combo of skills and visions. Come visit us!

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Meals

Breakfast

Multi course

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb


Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict


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Deals


Special Package

Ongoing Discount

Romantic Getaways $300 - $450 (Based on Room Selection) Two night's accommodations Full breakfast each morning Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks Snack basket in your room One bottle of local Virginia wine Cheese and fruit platter

Birthday, Anniversary

$350 - $450 (Based on Room Selection) Two night's accommodations Full breakfast each morning Complimentary bottled water and soft drinks Snack basket in your room One bottle of local Virginia wine Cheese and fruit platter

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