Grace Manor Inn

1853 West Grace Street , Richmond, VA 23220 USA (Show map)


Grace Manor was built in 1910 by William Zimmermann as his wife Louise’s “dream house”. The workmanship, detailing and materials throughout the house reflect the fashionable lifestyle enjoyed in the West Grace Street and Monument Avenue neighborhoods at the turn of the century. The Schicks purchased the house in 2003 and converted it to a Bed and Breakfast. Grace Manor Inn has 3 large guest suites with private baths, a business center, a formal dining room, a sunroom, and three formal parlours. Each day begins with a multi-course, gourmet breakfast accompanied by your choice of gourmet, loose teas or LavAzza coffee. The Inn also has three resident Yorkie mascots who are anxious to welcome you!




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

"Private" Bath?

4.2 on May 25, 2016

Although the Fenster-Davis Suite has a dedicated bathroom, visiting the bathroom requires a walk down a shared hallway, past the main stairway. It didn't feel very private, or convenient -- especially when making a trip in the middle of the night. Although the weather in Richmond was cool during our stay, the room was uncomfortably warm. There are no thermostats accessible to the suite. Other than these two concerns, everything was exceptional. It is a beautiful B&B with fantastic service and location.

Loved our stay

5 on May 22, 2016

We spent two nights at the Grace Manor Inn and this B&B and Richmond itself were the highlight of our trip. The house is gorgeous - the pictures don't do it justice. The rooms are immaculate and tastefully decorated. The owners are kind and make a delicious breakfast. The coffee was SO good. There is a nice big pool in the backyard but it was too cold to swim during our stay. We stayed in the Zimmerman Suite on the top floor. It has a large bedroom and living room. The bathroom is just outside the room. It's literally two steps away and completely private. There was a room across from our room (also gorgeous - the Shortt Suite) but it was not occupied during our stay. The Fensterer-Davis Suite was the only suite on the second floor and was the biggest and grandest. The location is very central and we were able to drive to all of the sites in about 10 minutes. Monument Ave is a 1/2 block behind the house and the statue of Lee is about a block down. We were able to walk to it and take its picture at sunset. We debated between one of the upscale hotels or this B&B and we are SO glad we chose the Grace Manor Inn. It was maintained and run like a high end hotel but with history and character. Thanks for an awesome visit!

Best B&B experience - Grace Manor, Richmond, VA

5 on May 17, 2016

We had a great time staying at the Grace Manor B&B! The place is in walking distance to many highly rated bakery and restaurants. The property is immaculate, and our suite was comfortable and nicely decorated. The proprietors are a very cordial couple with three amigos, their friendly Yorkies. The best part was gourmet three course breakfast. We would definitely stay there again.

Fantastic weekend at Grace Manor!

5 on March 22, 2016

What a wonderful time we had at the Grace Manor Inn! The house is gorgeous and beautifully decorated and maintained by innkeepers Albert and Dawn. We stayed in the Fensterer-Davis suite on the second floor where we had a bedroom, sitting room and private bath. We also spent a lot of time sitting in and admiring the incredible detail of the main floor rooms in this 100+year-old house. Albert and Dawn are very knowledgable about its history and also regaled us with tales of the time, effort and love they have put into keeping it looking so beautiful. During our two-night stay Albert made us two amazing 3-course breakfasts - complete with dessert! - and he also had wonderful recommendations for dinners and sight-seeing. He never steered us wrong. Albert and Dawn own three little yorkies that are very sweet and sometimes visit but they don't live on the premises so no worries either from a noise or an allergy standpoint. We can't say enough about what a great weekend we spent here!

Beautiful Home, Wonderful Hosts, Adorable Pups!

5 on March 15, 2016

Oh, where to begin.... We drove down to Virginia from Connecticut for a long weekend. We left around 4 in the morning so I knew that by the time we came into Richmond in the evening all I would want is just feel at home. The wonderful, gracious, and kind hosts of the Grace Manor Inn made it possible. Before we even stepped foot in the exquisite Manor, Albert called in the morning to confirm our arrival and was accommodating to our estimated arrival time. Once we arrived, he met us at the gate and was a perfect host. He gave us a brief history of the house which just added to the charm of the home. The establishment itself was both beautiful and comfortable. It was evident that this wasn't just a B&B to pay the bills; it was handled with love and care. The entire manor was best compared to something Gastby would have loved but with a Southern charm. We stayed in the Shortt Suite on the third floor which was a wonderful space which had a private bath and sitting room.The room was quiet and we did not hear anyone in the house. Breakfast was...well, it was something I will miss every day for the rest of my life! Albert and Dawn took care to make something new, different, and delicious every day. A three course breakfast and a Bellini is something every day should start with! There were three other guests when we were there and it was wonderful to sit and chat with everyone in the mornings and have company to indulge in the meals with.It was near devastating the learn that the Manor was up for sale and I only hope the new owners will give it the same love, attention, and kindness that Albert and Dawn have for their property and their guests. We wish them the best of luck in their new endeavor! Also, the yorkies are adorable (and not noisy!)

A great find!

4.4 on March 07, 2016

Did a quick Google search for B & B's in the Fan/Museum District and The Grace Manor Inn was the most interesting. Beautiful manor house, circa 1915 with gorgeous appointments. Our room was very comfortable and breakfast was delicious served by a very engaging host. Highly recommended!

Outstanding in Richmond

5 on January 30, 2016

I recently opted for something other than a standard hotel during a recent business trip. Did a search for B&B in Richmknd and found a true gem. So much hospitality I almost didn't know how to act! Absolutely stunning and well worth it.

Words just can't quite describe the Grace Manor experience, but I'll try.

5 on November 04, 2015

Upon arriving you should drive around back into a small alleyway directly behind the house that has ample parking right next to the carriage house. I would suggest calling prior to arrival to coordinate your check in so the innkeeper is there to greet you. You enter the house through a locked gate adjacent to the parking area that acts not only as the entry and egress for the house, but also serves as one side of a Sally port for the homes three resident Yorkies. This gate is also where you will be greeted by the innkeeper (Albert Schick) which was a very friendly fellow, eager to please and will probably offer to help you carry your luggage inside and up to your room. There is a pool, not from the 1910 era, but a much more modern added amenity tastefully done that blends very nicely with the adjoining garden area and back of the home. I should point out, the home sits on a double lot, so it probably has the most spacious outdoor relaxation space of any home in the area. There are four rooms to choose from in this Inn, each uniquely decorated. There is one suite on the second floor across the hall from the owners suite, two more suites on the third floor and a fourth suite above the detached carriage house out back. Each suite in the main house has its own sitting room, bedroom and private bathroom. The sitting rooms are attached to the bedrooms via an interior passageway and both rooms each have their own hallway door, however the bathroom is only accessible via a hallway door. Wifi was available throughout the house. I found the bed to be very comfortable and definitely the best mattress I slept on during my two week trip around Virginia and Maryland. The home is splendidly well maintained, impeccably clean and is truly a magnificent sight to behold. Built in 1910 and has been kept near to its original construction and has been furnished with period pieces that suit the home very well and lend to the overall grander of the home.

A great inn in a great location

4.4 on October 30, 2015

One of the few remaining B & Bs in The Fan, Grace Manor Inn is peaceful and beautiful, with friendly innkeepers (three of whom are very nice Yorkshire Terriers), great food, and attractive, comfortable suites. There is even an outdoor pool, although it was too chilly to swim when we were there it was beautifully maintained in the fall. And if the weather cooperates, Grace Manor Inn is within walking distance of lots of great local destinations. Highly recommended!

Beautiful Home. Great Service.

5 on April 07, 2015

Everything about the Grace Manor Inn is great. Beautifully decorated, clean, great food, great service and very very nice owners. We stayed during Easter weekend. Another guest told us he been staying there every Easter weekend for almost 10 years. It's located just off Monument Ave and about 3/4 mile from the Museum of Fine Art. Walk on Monument Ave to see all the beautiful architecture of "The Fan" district. Not too far from VCU and far enough to avoid students if you want to. One of the owners also owns The Carytown Cupcake shop. We recommend a visit there for some great cupcakes. Take some to a park with a coffee for an afternoon picnic. Tell them you're staying at the Grace Manor Inn for a little discount. Albert was really accommodating and let us keep our car parked at the Inn after checkout so we could stroll the Monument Ave Easter Parade. Super nice folks.

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Rooms & Rates

The Fensterer-Davis Suite

This suite, which is the largest suite in the Bed and Breakfast, has stunning red walls and is decorated in red and gold. It has a queen-sized flame mahogany bedroom set from the early 1900’s and has a beautiful connecting sitting room with a Victorian sofa, chairs, and a desk. The sitting room also showcases a ‘wall of art’ featuring a collection of period-style paintings in gold-gilded frames. A television is also hidden in the original steamer trunk closet above the large dressing closet. Both the sitting room and bedroom have ornately carved fireplaces. The sitting room fireplace is a working fireplace. This suite has its own private bathroom with a claw foot tub that is original to the house and a separate shower stall that was considered to be a modern convenience in its day. Also unique to this suite is a private balcony overlooking historic West Grace Street. Sip your complimentary bottle of wine or enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on your own private terrace. This suite is

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $215

The Shortt Suite

This suite has gold walls and is decorated in a blue and gold color scheme. It has a queen-sized bedroom set with a custom headboard draped with blue sheers hanging from a bed crown. It also has a claw foot lady’s dresser which can be used as a desk for business travelers. It conveniently connects to a private sitting room with a comfortable sofa and overstuffed chair, as well as a television. This suite has a small, modern, private bathroom with a shower. This suite is dedicated to Tom and Patty Shortt, who lovingly restored this home to its original grandeur.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

The Zimmermann Suite

This suite has pale pink walls and is decorated in sage green and pink. It has a queen-sized cherry bedroom set with French antique night stands adorning each side of the bed, as well as a small French desk and two carved antique rosewood chairs. An ornately carved cornice hangs on the wall behind the bed and is decorated with rich, flowing fabric. The sitting room has a large French desk with a leather top and a sage green tub chair with French antique end tables adorning each side of it. A television is hidden in the chifforobe directly across from it. This suite has a private bathroom with a claw foot tub that is original to the house and a newly added shower ring. Its large windows provide a stunning view of West Grace Street. This suite is dedicated to William and Louise Zimmermann who originally dreamed up this magnificent home.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Carriage House

Originally, this dependency served as the Carriage House for the horse and buggy, with the sleeping quarters for the driver. It has been renovated and offers guests a completely private place to relax and unwind. The Carriage House ishares the same property as the Grace Manor Inn, but is decorated in a more contemporary style. Internet Television Kitchen Balcony Private Parking Complimentary Wine & Cheese Iron Hair Dryer Television CD Player Alarm Clock Spa Robes

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $215

Deluxe House Suite

Each of our suites at the Grace Manor Inn is unique. They are luxuriously appointed with queen-sized bed and have private baths and large private sitting rooms. Each is painted in a warm, rich color with authentic heart of pine wood floors. When you enter The Grace Manor Inn the first thing you notice are the spectacular tall ceilings and the amazing decorative crown moldings throughout the first floor. To the right of the front entrance is the Music room, which features several cozy seating areas. The entire Inn is open for your enjoyment. Please call Inn to arrange check in time.

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $215

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown


Richmond, VA (RIC)

Directions to property:

From I-95: Take Exit #78 toward BOULEVARD Turn RIGHT onto BOULEVARD Turn LEFT onto BROAD STREET Turn RIGHT onto NORTH MEADOWS STREET The house is on the left, #1853, on the corner of N MEADOW ST & W GRACE ST

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Maymont Estate, Civil War Battlefields, Richmond Braves’ Baseball Stadium, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , Irons, Free long distance calls in the Continental U.S., Triple Sheeting, Spa Robes, Complimentary Bottle Of Wine & Cheese Plate, Private Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: By Appointment
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On porches only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No We accept children 17 or older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have 3 resident Yorkies
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum stay Fri & Sat night / Single-nights accepted Sun-Thurs.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: We are a small 4-suite Inn, and cancellations affect us greatly. Therefore our cancellation policy is very firm. Payment is refunded if cancellation is received 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival. (Holidays and local special events dates require 30 days notice for cancellation. When the entire Inn is rented for one party, 60 days notice is required.) No shows, early checkouts or less than the above notices will result in full charge of your scheduled stay, unless we are able to rebook the suite for those dates.



Dawn & Albert Schick

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About the innkeepers

Traveling, Wine, Food, Gardening, Plays, Musicals, Entertaining, Antiques, Hot Air Ballooning, Spas

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Eggs Marinara
Grilled Italian Bread Topped With Reduced Homemade Marinara Sauce, Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese, A Fried Egg And Fresh Basil Served With Pancetta-Potato Hash Browns