Acorn Inn

2256 Adial Road , Nellysford, VA 22938 USA (Show map)


Acorn Inn offers three charming lodging options, all including a generous "continental plus" breakfast of homemade breads and fruit cobbler in season. The Cottage (kitchen/bath) sleeps a family of four comfortably, and is perfect for those seeking privacy. The Inn - once a horse stable, now a contemporary lodge filled with tapestries, masks, and international folk art - features ten cozy bedrooms, a skylit lounge with cathedral ceiling, soapstone fireplace, two kitchenettes and men's and women's baths/showers. An 800-square-foot meeting room (Reception Gallery), makes it ideal for corporate retreats, creative workshops, reunions or group events of any kind. The Farmhouse, home of the innkeepers, has two queen-bedded guest rooms, sharing a bath, and is open only when Cottage and Inn are fully occupied. Kathy is an accomplished photographer/printmaker and Martin is a carpenter and world-class cyclist from the Netherlands.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A gem!

5 on August 22, 2013

A true gem in a great area of Virginia! Rockfish Valley is an absolute treasure for those seeking the best that Virginia has to offer. The Acorn Inn provides a perfect respite for those visiting the great wineries, brewpubs, and taking advantage of the stellar hiking and cycling the area has to offer.

Labourday Weekend Stay

5 on May 29, 2013

This is the third year in a row that I've stayed at the Acorn Inn and my plan is to continue to come back at last once a year. Kathy and Martin are very accommodating. They always have strong coffee, a great breakfast, and have fantastic ideas for things to do around the area. I stay at the studio and it's a beautiful place with a deck overlooking the mountains. The beds are always clean and neat, as are the bathrooms. Highly recommended. Kathy and Martin make me feel at home.

Three Times In A Row -

5 on May 29, 2013

We have stayed here for multi-day events on three occasions and would recommend the inn, the innkeepers, and the locale to anyone. The location is sublime. The attention to detail was spot on. The area is beautiful. Martin and Kathy made us feel like lifelong friends rather than "just" guests. We'll return any and every time we're in Nelson County.

A Week in a Horse Stall

5 on October 30, 2010

October in Nelson county is beautiful, and Acorn Inn was perfect! Kathy and Martin are very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable hosts. The rooms (stalls!) are cozy and comfortable, the bathrooms fine, the whole place is spotless. The towels even smell like a mountain morning. But the star of the place is the FOOD! We were totally spoiled by the variety of home made offerings each morning. If you are staying in Nelson county, forget the high-priced places. Stay at Acorn Inn.

My favorite B&B

4.6 on July 08, 2010

For people who want a clean, simple, interesting, friendly, inexpensive place to stay while travelling, or to escape the city for a few days, the Acorn Inn is a wonderful place. Perfect for gatherings of like-minded friends or family.

Wedding Reception

4.8 on October 25, 2009

I rented the Reception Area for our Granddaughters Wedding Reception and we also rented the 10 rooms in the inn for family and friends. Kathy and Martin were so helpful, we couldn't have done it with out them. There was nothing we asked for that they didn't provide and help us with. I would recommend this Inn for Family events of any kind. We are going to plan more family get togethers there. Look for pictures coming soon on their web site we are planning on sending them. It was a wonderful weekend. They are the best Inn keepers and just wonderful people. The Breads were the best in the morning with our coffee. Can't wait to visit again. Kay and Bobby Knight

Acorn Inn - wonderful hosts

4.0 on August 20, 2009

My wife and I do the art and craft circuit. We found the Acorn in to be very reasonably priced, clean, and wonderful hosts in Kathy and Martin. We stayed in the converted stable so rooms were a little small and we had shared bathrooms. Very festive atmosphere as place is decorated with many art pieces of Kathy and those collected from their world travels. You will not find anyone more knowledgable about bike touring. Al Tuttle & Chris Hoke


4.6 on January 19, 2009

I had a great experience at the Acorn Inn last fall. The innkeepers are very helpful, they cook the best bread and muffins in the area, and the coffee is remarkable! Very celan rooms and restrooms. This is a gorgous, quite place, great for a getaway.

great cottage

4.4 on October 10, 2008

We stayed in the cottage, and it was fantastic. It was very cozy, and the innkeepers were very hands-off. We would come home from our day trips to find the fridge full of freshly baked goods and juice for breakfast the next day. Very quiet and off the beaten path. No better place for stargazing. We did have to drive 10 minutes to use our cell phones...not a complaint, just an FYI.

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Charlottesville, follow I-64, to exit 107 (Crozet). Follow Rt 250 West 4.5 miles to Rt 151 South. Go 11.5 miles to Nellysford, then turn left onto 634 (Adial Rd.). Acorn Inn is 2 miles on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Monticello, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Desk

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Bicycle cue sheets for scenic(self-guided rides), Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 12noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only only outside please
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes All children must be well-supervised, Thanks
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required only in Cottage
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On weekends and certain busy seasons: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% upon reservation or credit card hold for no-show guarantee
  • Cancellations: 10 day notice required or 30 day notice when entire inn is booked. Gift certificate is offered for a stay at another time in case of emergency.
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Kathy and Martin Versluys

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, German, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Kathy is a professional photographer and printmaker (with an etching press in her barn-studio on the premises). Other than the beautiful folk art they've collected, the original prints and paintings are by Kathy. Martin is a world-class cyclist, carpenter, and conservationist from The Netherlands.

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Continental +

  • Time Served: variable
  • Serving Location: Breakfast buffet/dining room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

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