Federal Crest Inn

1101 Federal Street , Lynchburg, VA 24504 USA (Show map)


The stately 1909 Federal Crest Inn Bed & Breakfast, flanked by century old magnolia trees, stands majestically at the crest of the Federal Hill Historic District. Southern hospitality and elegance radiates as guests enter the beautiful foyer with grand central staircase, leaded glass window and interior columns. The personal touch by the hosts, Ann and Phil Ripley, makes every visitor feel special. After early morning juice and coffee, beautifully presented full, hot breakfasts are enjoyed in the mahogany-paneled dining room by the romantic fireplace. Most of the elegantly appointed guest rooms also feature gas-log fireplaces as well as private baths. One of the most unique features of the inn is the third floor theater with a full stage which was built for the original owner's children to write a give plays. This area is a perfect for group and business meetings as it is almost 1300 square feet and has a 60" TV/VCR.



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

The Royal Treatment

5 on May 25, 2016

I spent a weekend at the Federal Crest B&B this past March and it was like a home away from home. The Ripley's were wonderful hosts, they provided terrific meals and treated me like family. I couldn't have asked for more gracious hosts or a more beautiful home to spend the weekend in. The photos of their home do not do it justice, it is truly magnificent. Truly a once in a lifetime experience, I hope my travels take me to lynchburg again so that I can stay at the Federal Crest once more.

Great Experience!

5 on March 10, 2016

My husband and I spent four nights at the Federal Crest Inn. Ann and Phil greeted us at the door on our arrival and made us feel welcome from the very beginning. We stayed in the Willow Room which was a delightful room with a warming fireplace and a private bath. The house is a beautiful and well maintained home. We had a busy weekend and were so thankful to have a comfortable room to return to each night. We had great conversations with both Ann and Phil. They were very helpful in suggesting sites we could see in the time we had between family events. If you are looking for a B&B in the Lynchburg, VA area, you can't go wrong in choosing The Federal Crest Inn.

A Gem

5 on March 23, 2015

We stayed one night at this beautiful B&B, wish we could have stayed longer. The hosts, Ann and Phil were very welcoming and the conversation was wonderful. We enjoyed looking at Ann's paintings and guessing their themes. The historic downtown area was very close and we found a wonderful restaurant for dinner. This B&B also has its own butler who greets you at the front door, he is very "sweet". We highly recommend you staying here.

Above and Beyond Expectations

5 on September 01, 2014

Stayed for two nights over the Labor Day weekend and found the place to be extremely charming. Ann and Phil were excellent hosts. Always had answers for our tourist questions and gave us great options on dinner places and sites to see in Greater Lynchburg. If you plan to visit Lynchburg, look no further than the Federal Crest Inn for your lodging needs.

Fantastic B & B!!

5 on April 13, 2014

We stayed at the Federal Crest Inn and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Ann and Phil ripley are warm and welcoming into their absolutely lovely home. The first level of this stately home has an immediate "wow" factor when you see the central grand staircase with the large landing. Lovely dark wood finishes with glowing fireplaces throughout the entire home. It was a damp, chilly weekend and I sincerely appreciated the warmth of the fires upon entering! We stayed in the Dogwood room and found it romantic and enchanting. Sheets, bedding , and mattress were extremely comfortable as well. Breakfast was delicious and presented so thoughtfully. Thank you Ann and Phil for making your home our home! Courtney and Glenn

Best B&B for business and travelers in one place. Better than a Pension in Germany

5 on April 04, 2014

5 stars for phil and ann for the tremendous accommodations to each guests needs. If you want to relax, take in the culture and history of lynchburg, or need to get some work done while on a business trip Federal Crest Inn has it all and more. I would make the drive from Minnesota anytime if Federal Crest is the destination. Southern hospitality is alive and flourishing in this place.

A wonderful stay

5 on February 17, 2014

This was our first stay at a B and B. Ann, Phil, and Jackie truly set the standard. This was a beautiful home, with great hosts, and a fabulous breakfast. We truly enjoyed the stay and look forward to going back. - Mike and Pam, Finksburg, MD

A lovely visit with new friends!

5 on October 12, 2013

We had a most delightful stay in this lovely inn, filled with many treasures the owners have displayed in a warm and homey way. The food was excellent, the rooms comfortable and clean, the hosts were most helpful and kind - it really couldn't have been a nicer stay! We now have 2 friends in Lynchburg, Va. and are looking forward to staying in this lovely inn again. Thank you, Ann and Phil.

Following field hockey

5 on October 11, 2013

Ann and Phil are delightful. B and B was charming. Food was amazing. Location was perfect. I had charm and warmth. Can't wait to return Vicki and Joanne St. Louis, MO

Simply Divine!

5 on October 10, 2013

My husband and I spent the weekend at the Federal Crest Inn a few weeks ago for a romantic weekend getaway. We were so impressed! Ann & Phil really made us feel welcome and at home. The room was elegant and comfortable. The food was just delicious! I can not wait to spend the weekend there again! I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. Southern charm & elegance!

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Rooms & Rates

The Magnolia Suite

Two rooms with beautiful sun room, Victorian bathroom, and cozy gas log fireplace make this a truly sumptuous suite. Queen sized bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Willow Bedroom

Romantic gas log fireplace, new private bathroom with shower, and turn-of-the-century walnut bedroom furniture with a carved armoire make this one of our coziest rooms. Queen Sized Bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Blue Spruce Suite

Two room suite with queen bed, private bath,plus sitting room and fireplace. Free wireless internet. This two-room suite boasts a large sitting room that can double as an office. It has a new bathroom with romantic whirlpool tub and hand-painted murals. Perfect for the business traveler or honeymoon couple.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Dogwood Room

One queen bedroom with fireplace and private ensuite bathroom. Cozy gas log fireplace, spacious private bathroom with shower, and a lovely view of Old Lynchburg.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location Type

Central ViBrginia, City, Downtown, Mountains


Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Preston Glenn Field)

Directions to property:

From the Lynchburg 29 Business Expressway, take exit l, Main Street, and turn left at the traffic light onto Main St.. Proceed on Main to Eleventh Street and turn left. Go 6 1/2 blocks up the hill until you cross over Federal Street. Just past the sign, turn left into our off street parking lot.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Jefferson's Poplar Forest Historic Home, Appomattox Civil War Site, Thomas Rd. Living Christmas Tree, Old City and Confederate Cemetery, Point of Honor Historic Home, Natural Bridge, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Putt Putt Golf, Antique 'Auctions, Seasonal Festivals, Wine Tastings, 10 Miler Race, Theater & Art Shows, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 10 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Only on some weekend in May and October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must occur 10 days prior to your visit. If less, the deposit will be refunded provided the rooms can be rebooked for the entire reserved dates. There will be a $20 per room handling charge.
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Ann and Phil Ripley

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About the innkeepers

After 14 years as owners/innkeepers of the Federal Crest Inn, Ann and Phil Ripley still love their dream B&B home in Lynchburg and thoroughly enjoy their guests. Ann was a teacher and gymnastics coach, and Phil a publisher of educational materials. Federal Crest reflects their new intersts and talents displaying Ann's painting (gift shop) and Phil's auction treasures.

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  • Time Served: 6 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Federal Crest Individual Egg Casserole


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