The Mayhurst Inn

12460 Mayhurst Ln , Orange, VA 22960 USA (Show map)


Mayhurst is much more than a Perfect Getaway. Located in the heart of Historic Virginia the Manor House is a magnificent 9200 Sq. Ft. Italianate Victorian gem built in 1859 and is renowned for its architecture and oval-spiral staircase. Situated on 37 acres of lawn, gardens, fields and forest Mayhurst is filled with history and romance. When you stay at Mayhurst you will enjoy true Southern Hospitality and be treated as honored guests, just as Generals Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson and A.P. Hill were. Mayhurst is located amidst 3 Presidential Mansions, 6 Civil War Battlefields, 10 of Virginia's finest Wineries and over 15 excellent restaurants. Guests are treated to fine Virginia wines, cheese, soft drinks and snacks each evening, full, plantation style 3 course breakfasts each morning and the finest concierge service available. Our 8 stately guest rooms have private baths and are designed to pamper you with amenities including: king or queen beds, luxury linens, fine chocolates, special toiletries, free WiFi, bottled water and central heat and air. There are also working fireplaces in 7 of 8 guest rooms plus Jacuzzis and warm fluffy robes and slippers in selected rooms. Mayhurst is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a quiet weekend away from the "daily grind", a gateway to fun and adventure and the place to enjoy the best of Southern Hospitality.




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

Historical beautiful B&B

4.0 on October 27, 2016

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Mayhurst Inn. Jack and Pat were very friendly and helpful.The historical house has so much detail and quality workmanship! The breakfasts were delicious and presented very nicely. Some nice added touches like bottled water and chocolate truffles and evening wine/soda and cheese!

from Jim and Margie

4.0 on October 24, 2016

Jack and Pat are excellent hosts! They are engaging and welcoming. This was our second stay, and just as enjoyable as the first. Jack and Pat recommended places to have dinner, and we went to both! Delicious meals at La Finca, and The Pomme.

One Year Anniversary Stay

4.2 on October 14, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at the Mayhurst Inn. It is a beautiful property and so well kept by Jack and Pat! We stayed in the General's Room, which was perfect size for us, but I believe the smallest in the house. They weren't completely booked so we got to see the other rooms and they all looked lovely! Jack and Pat make a WONDERFUL breakfast for us in the morning, and we would return just for that! Wish we had a longer time to stay, but I think we will definitely return if we get the chance. Jack was very helpful with directions and advisements for dinner. Lovely stay with lovely hosts.

Anniversary get away

3.8 on August 26, 2016

Enjoyed the atmosphere. Wine and cheese were lovely. The only downside was the tub which was the reason we chose this location was very difficult to operate.

Innkeeper Response
We apologize if you found one of out Tubs difficult to operate. Jacuzzi tubs can sometimes be difficult and we try to explain their operation of them when you are checked in. Clearly we failed this time and we are printing off instructions about tub and drain use to post with each Jacuzzi. Thanks for letting us know. Jack and Pat

Best B&B in Central VA

5 on August 04, 2016

This was our second time at the Mayhurst. Superb property with extraordinarily gracious hosts. Jack and Pat are simply wonderful. Centrally located to many activities, its the perfect spot for a quick getaway.

Amazing B & B

4.8 on August 03, 2016

Owners are warm and hospitable. Have been twice and am scheduled to return for a third time...absolutely love it!

Mayhurst Inn

5 on June 17, 2016

The hosts were great. A great location to visit Montpellier, James Madison's country estate.

Orange historical expedition

4.6 on June 08, 2016

Lots of fun exploring history in house and outside!

Mayhurst Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 07, 2016

Wish we had been able to stay longer at this bed and breakfast. Pat and Jack were very hospitable and helpful.


5 on May 26, 2016

Came to the area for a local wedding and was very impressed with the Mayhurst and Jack and Pat's hospitality and knowledge of history in the area. The breakfasts were delicious.

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Rooms & Rates

Madison Room

Savor this room as if you were the master and mistress of the plantation, Col. and Mrs. John Willis - they did. Their room is designed to honor John Willes' great uncle President James Madison and wife, Dolley. The ruby red wall covering was Dolley's choice for their bed drapes. The four poster king size bed is adjacent to the marble fireplace. A vintage claw foot tub with overhead shower and antique marble lavatory grace the bath. This spacious and very romantic room overlooks the pond.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $219

Piedmont Suite

Today that gently sloping, rolling pastoral land at the base of the Blue Ridge is known as the Piedmont. Mayhurst was a 2800 acre Piedmont plantation. Our Piedmont Suite is two rooms divided by the bathroom, which has a shower over the tub. The romantic queen bedchamber with fireplace is on the quiet third floor. Relax in the sitting room on the wicker daybed, or a big comfy chair with the in-room cable TV and VCR/DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

The School House

The original Mayhurst Plantation School House (c1837) is completely restored with all modern amenities. The perfect place for a romantic stay. School was NEVER like this. The Willis children likely sat through many a class in the "school house." Although they had the same fireplace, they didn't have central air and heat, a full bath, kitchen, and a queen size bed. Restorations were completed in September 2004. Guests can choose to enjoy all the amenities of the Manor House and enjoy the nights in the privacy and warmth of their own "class room" or the kitchen can be stocked for their own use. Virginia Wine or Champagne can be included to make a perfect stay even better.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Generals Room

Named in honor of the three Confederate Civil War generals who visited, stayed a night or stayed for the winter at Mayhurst. Generals Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, and A.P. Hill Allenjoyed this room. This queen bedded room has 1860 antiques and decor and an antique marble lavatory from the Williard Hotel. The gas fireplace is surrounded by the original Italian black marble. Three 10 foot arch top windows shimmer with the original glass. The private bathroom has a shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Garden Room

Like a garden cottage of the 1930's in yellow, soft green and blue, this king bedded room with electric fireplace has its own terrace outside a private door. The exposed ceiling beams predate the home and were reused from a tobacco barn. The spacious bathroom and shower are lined in green slate. Three deep window seats add to the easy, comfortable feel of this popular room. The entire room and bathroom is ADA compliant featuring a large, no barrier, roll-in shower and heavy duty hardware.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Magnolia Room

Blooming magnolias as you may see on the 10 very large magnolia trees of Mayhurst cover the walls of this warm and inviting room. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace from the antique French queen size bed, o rsit and relax next to other period furniture pieces.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Southern Charm Room

Looking as it might have in plantation days, this cheery blue and white room receives morning sun through a palladium window and overlooks the pond. "Stonewall" Jackson slept in this room on August 6, 1862. He would have enjoyed the double whirlpool tub in front of the wood burning fireplace and the king size bed!

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

Nightly Rate: $209 - $229

The Italian Suite

Ahhh! The perfect room for romantic relaxation! Actually it's two rooms. A queen size handmade bed with 8 foot column posts sets the classic tone of this beautiful, luxurious room with shower bath. The adjoining Sitting/Soaking room has a large double Jacuzzi tub in black granite surrounded by marble, in front of a gas fireplace. You might wish to step out onto your private balcony in our robes or enjoy a private massage in the sitting room or on the balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $229 - $249

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Location Type

6 Civil War Battlefields within 25 miles, 2 Museums within 10 mIles, Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge - 25 Miles, 3 Presidential Mansions within 35 miles, 10 Wineries within 25 miles, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) 29 miles

Directions to property:

Mayhurst is in Orange, VA, 1 1/2 hours Southwest of Washington, D.C., 40 minutes Northeast of Charlottesville/University of Virginia, 1 hour Northwest of Richmond. Directions from Washington, D.C.: From the West side of DC and Dulles Airport: 1 1/2 hours driving time. Take I-66 West. (From Dulles take Rt. 28 south to I-66) Use Exit 43A at Gainesville onto Rt. 29. travel 38 miles. At the 3rd Culpeper exit, take "Route 15 South to Orange", 18 miles on Rt. 15 to, and through, Orange, VA then 1/4 mile South. Turn right into drive one block after median of divided highway begins and travel 1/4 mile up hill to the Inn. The Inn is not visible from Rt. 15. There is a large white lighted sign. From Richmond and South: 1 hour driving time Take I-64 West to Exit 136 "Orange, Zion Crossroads Rt. 15" Travel North on Rt 15 for 19 miles through the Gordonsville traffic circle and North to Orange, VA. When center median of the Rt 15 divided highway ends, turn around SAFELY. You will now be traveling South on Rt 15 for 200 yards. Turn right into our driveway. Look for a large lighted white sign. The Inn is not visible from Rt. 15. From I-81 and West: Take I-64 east to Exit 136 "Orange, Zion Crossroads Rt. 15" Continue as above

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 10 Wineries, Ballooning, Sky Diving, Horse Back Riding, 3 Presidential Mansions, 6 Civil War Battlefields, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, TV Video games, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Wine, Cheese and Snacks Served each evening, Fine Chocolates In Room, Softdrinks and Snacks in Library, Luxury Hand Lotion, Soaps, Shampoo in room, Luxury Linens, Bottled Water In Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hot Air Ballooning - From Mayhurst, Fishing - on site, Biplane Rides over the Blue Ridge, White Water Rafting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Contact InnKeeper for Baby Sitting Service
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes School House Only - No Pets in Manor House. $25 additional
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Stay on most weekends (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Receipt of a deposit of one night's stay or half the total stay will hold a reservation. Credit card charges are processed at the time the reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: Refunds, less a $20 processing fee, will be made if notice of cancellation is received at least 10 days before the date of arrival. Otherwise, deposits are not refundable unless the room is rebooked.



Jack & Pat North

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About the innkeepers

Jack and Pat continue the tradition of Southern Hospitality that Mayhurst is famous for. Jack is a retired Army Officer, avid gardener, amateur cook, experienced parachutist and scuba diver, former baseball coach & umpire, and an enthusiastic historian. Pat raised 3 children, moved 15 times in 30 years and was a social worker & Alzheimer/Dementia specialist. She is a fantastic cook and experienced homemaker/decorator who loves meeting & talking with guests & taking care of their needs.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Patio, Verandah, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan

Signature Dish

Mayhurst French Toast
What could be more "French" than soft flaky Croissants soaked in batter, grilled and served with Mayhurst apple compote, cinnamon and sugar or Maple Syrup and Maple Sausage



Special Package

Wine Lovers Getaways

Virginia Wine Country Vacation Package A wine connoisseur and gourmet extravaganza. Arrive to Strawberries and Champagne. The next day take your well stocked Mayhurst Picnic Basket and visit 6 or more Wineries, all within 25 miles, and sample their wide variety of award winning Virginia Wines. Then dine, with a $50.00 Gift Certificate, at one of the exceptional restaurants in the area. Package Includes: -2 nights in a beautiful guestroom -Full breakfasts -Champagne & Strawberries -Itinerary and Tasting Certificates for local wineries -$50.00 Restaurant Gift Certificate -Picnic basket for two -Wine, Cheese & Snacks each evening Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability. 1 week advance notice required to book this package. $573.01 Weekends, Taxes Included $530.09 Weekdays, Taxes Included

Romance Packages

Romantic Vacation Special Trying to impress that “Special Someone?” Celebrating an anniversary, engagement, birthday, or just want two wonderful days with someone you love? We have the solution - a two day romantic package with all the trimmings. From the time you arrive you’ll be pampered with extra care and service. Fresh flowers in your room and when the weather is cool we’ll have your fireplace going to add to the warmth of this occasion. Massages in your room for you and your significant other will help you forget the trials and tribulations of today’s hectic lifestyles. Dinner at one of our fine restaurants will add to the ambiance. Then return to Champagne and Strawberries and soak in huge Claw Foot tub or a Jacuzzi (if available). Take our picnic basket down to the pond and enjoy the quiet, or just snuggle in our hammock and doze a few hours. Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability' Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in your room - A fresh floral arrangement in your room - Two in room Massages by your fireplace - $50 Gift Certificate toward Dinner at a great Restaurant - Box Lunch for two - Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening 5 day advance notice required $795.19 Weekends, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included $752.27 Weekdays, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included

Presidential Packages

Presidential Vacation Package If you love history you will absolutely want to book this package. Stay at Mayhurst, a fully restored 9200 Sq. Ft. C.1859 Plantation Manor House. This National Registry Property and Virginia Landmark was built by John Willis who was a great nephew of James Madison. The unique Italianate Victorian architecture, original Italian Marble fireplaces and the extensive history of Mayhurst will set the tone for your step back in time. Then visit and tour three Presidential Mansions: James Madison’s Montpelier, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and James Monroe’s Ashlawn. See history reborn and learn about the backgrounds and lives of three of our founding fathers. Minimum 7 day advanced booking required. Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in your room - Two tickets to James Madison's Montpelier and 2 Presidential Passes for Jefferson's Monticello, Monroe's Ashlawn and the historic Mitchie Tavern. - 10% discount at the Montpelier Gift Shop - Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening $587.37 Weekends, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included $544.45 Weekdays, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included Add a child - $50 Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability'

Gift Certificates

Mayhurst Inn Gift Certificates The Perfect Christmas, Anniversary, Wedding, Birthday, Valentine's Day, or a "Just Because" Gift for that special person or a special occasion. Our Gift Certificates can be purchased for a specific date, a specific room, a dollar amount without specific date or room, or any combination of the above. Why not treat someone you care about to a special experience at the romantic and historic Mayhurst Inn. Please call or e-mail us purchase a Mayhurst Inn Gift Certificate. No processing or mailing charges. Mayhurst Inn Gift Certificates are printed in color on Parchment Paper. 10% Discount on total price if purchased before 1 December, 2014

Seniors are Special

Seniors ARE special at Mayhurst. 10% Discount if you (or your significant other) are 65 or older. Anytime! Please state your "Senior Status" when making a reservation. You must call for this discount. Not Valid with any other discount.

Honeymoon Specials

You've earned it! 10% Discount for all active duty military. Anytime! Please state "Active Duty" when making a reservation. You must call for this discount. Not Valid with any other discount. Military ID card required.

Elopement Packages

The Mayhurst Elopement Package covers everything from a night in one of our luxurious Guest Rooms, the Brides Bouquet, Grooms Boutonniere, Music, Photography, Cake, Champagne, a $100.00 gift certificate for a Romantic Dinner, the Celebrant and the perfect place for your Ceremony. All you have to do is supply the Bride and Groom. $750.00 Plus Taxes. Additional attendees for Ceremony $25.00 each. Additional attendees for Ceremony and Dinner $75.00.

Wedding Packages

From beautiful outdoor settings to indoor elegance, Mayhurst Inn is the perfect place to have your most important day. Mayhurst is the premier location in Central Virginia for the weekend that will provide you with a lifetime of memories. We have hosted over 106 weddings - from 10-300 people. The 9200 sq ft Italianate Victorian Manor House with 8 guest rooms is situated on 37 acres with manicured lawns, gardens, boxwood hedges and a picturesque pond. The best way for you to determine if Mayhurst meets your needs for your Special Day is to visit Mayhurst. Please call for an appointment (540-672-5597).

Civil War Vacation Package

Civil War Vacation Package You will begin your vacation at the historic Mayhurst Inn which was General A.P. Hill’s HQ from November 1863 to May 1864, and where 18,000 Confederate Troops camped. You can borrow our metal detector and find some artifacts. As Pat says, “18,000 guys and no one to pick up after them, they left a lot of stuff around.” Generals Lee, Jackson and A.P. Hill all visited at Mayhurst. Washington did not sleep here. On your first full day at Mayhurst go on a guided personalized tour with a private professional tour guide from "TourGuide, Ltd". Visit sites like: - St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Orange (See General Lee’s Pew) - McGowan Winter Camp Site at Montpelier - The Civil War Museum in Gordonsville - Ellwood Manor - The Wilderness Battlefield - Chancellorsville - Brandy Station - Cedar Mountain Battlefield - Mine Run Campaign Minimum 15 day advanced booking required. Weekdays recommended. You MUST call or e-mail us at the time you make your reservation to request any of these Packages. Not available with any other discount. Room selection subject to availability. Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in you room - Guided Civil War Tour - Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening $708.05 Weekends, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included $665.13 Weekdays, based on double occupancy. Taxes Included Add a child - $50

Military Rate (active duty)

After 20 years of service ourselves we know that you are special. 10% Discount if you (or your significant other) are active duty military. Anytime! Please state your "Active Duty Status" when making a reservation. You must call for this discount. Not Valid with any other discount.

Business Discount (road Runner Special)

Tired of the same Hotel Room? Can't plug in all your gadgets? Tired of balancing your computer on your lap? Don't want to pay for high speed Internet? Can't get an early breakfast? Stay at Mayhurst Inn and enjoy Plantation Style Southern Hospitality with all extras and features you need and deserve. Be treated like a guest, not just a customer. Single Occupancy only Sunday-Thursday. Includes luxurious Guest Room, early and late check-ins and check-outs, Wine, Cheese and Snacks each evening, full breakfast each morning at time of your choice, high Speed WiFi, Power Strip with Surge Protector, Desk or Table to work on, Printer, copier and fax available plus the peace and quiet, pampering and personalized service you can only get at Mayhurst. $99.95 + Tax

Outdoor Adventures

Hot Air Balloon Ride Plus Horseback Riding Mayhurst Inn, Virginia Hot Air Ballooning and Oakland Heights Farm bring you a special opportunity to see Virginia in a very different way. Ballooning: Launch from Mayhurst in the early morning (and return to a delicious breakfast), or in the late afternoon and return for wine and cheese before dinner (after your champagne of course). Then saddle up for ride through the Piedmont foothills at Oakland Heights Farm (only 5 miles from Mayhurst). Stay close to your guide he has some amazing stories to tell. Minimum 10 day advance notice required. Ballooning and dependent on weather. Rain Checks available. Cannot be combined with any other discount. Package Includes: - 2 nights lodging in one of our beautiful guest rooms - Full breakfast each morning - Champagne and Strawberries in your room - Hot Air Ballooning from Mayhurst - Horseback riding $1001.84 Weekend $958.92 Weekdays

Veterans Day Special

Vets are REALLY Special at Mayhurst. If you are a veteran you can get a free night's stay on 10 November, 2016. You must call (540 672-5597) to get this special offer.

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