10 Charming Virginia Bed & Breakfasts for a Spring Getaway

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Mar 14, 2018 | Updated: Mar 19, 2018

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Colorful blooms, sunny skies, and the beauty of spring already have you daydreaming of a romantic getaway surrounded by stunning views? We’ve got just the thing for your wanderlust: an overnight stay at a gorgeous Virginia bed and breakfast. Book a stay at one of these ten welcoming B&Bs for an idyllic spring retreat.

 

THE INN AT EVERGREEN—HAYMARKET

The Inn at Evergreen Haymarket

Originally built during the Civil War era as a private mansion, the Inn at Evergreen blends historic charm with modern amenities for a first-class getaway. The inn is located in the rolling hills of Northern Virginia inside the grounds of Evergreen Country Club, where guests have access to all of the amenities of the country club while staying at the inn, including golf, tennis, an outdoor pool, and world-class dining.

 

BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD INN & COTTAGES—HARRISONBURG

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Harrisonburg’s By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages is one of the top-rated inns in the Shenandoah Valley, a region that is known for its scenic beauty. Originally built around 1790, the inn is a historic landmark for the city, and is just a few minutes from the excitement of downtown Harrisonburg.  The bed and breakfast offers three private cottages, two suites by the pond, and four historic Manor House suites, all outfitted with fireplaces, luxurious feather beds, and large tubs well suited for a relaxing soak. The grounds encompassing the inn are ideal for a spring getaway, surrounded by lush, brightly colored gardens, shady trees, and a tranquil pond.

 

THE OLD HOUSE AT WHITE FLINT FARM—KEELING

The Old House at White Flint Farm

Stay at the Old House at White Flint Farm and enjoy the great outdoors on 183 acres of sustainable farmland. Flowers and vegetables are spread throughout the property, with many of the plants budding in early spring to create a veritable outdoor paradise. Guests can cook their own breakfast on-site with eggs from the resident chickens, herbs from the beds directly behind the house, and a variety of seasonal ingredients harvested straight from the farm. Tours of the grounds and the farm are available if arranged prior to arrival.

 

BARCLAY COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST—VIRGINIA BEACH

Barclay Cottage Bed & Breakfast is a Victorian-style beach cottage located three short blocks from the sandy shores of Virginia Beach. The spectacular abode features a two-story wraparound porch where guests can relax in rocking chairs and take in the peaceful atmosphere of the coastal community. You’ll experience the most comfortable accommodations during your stay, from Turkish towels and robes to high-quality sheets and bedding. Each morning, awake to a full breakfast and then plan your beachfront excursion, either walking the short distance or exploring the famous Boardwalk on one of the bed and breakfast’s complimentary beach cruiser bikes. Beach towels, umbrellas, chairs, and boogie boards are also available for guests to use.

 

BRIERLEY HILL BED & BREAKFAST—LEXINGTON

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Take in magnificent panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley when you book a stay at Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast. Only five minutes from downtown Lexington, the B&B has six rooms available for guests, each with a private bathroom and equipped with luxurious amenities likes Whirlpool tubs, private balconies, and gas fireplaces. While the amenities are impressive, the real draw of this inn is the scenery, on full display from the wraparound veranda outfitted with porch swings and rocking chairs for guests to relish the awe-inspiring mountainous backdrop.

 

ISLAND MANOR HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST—CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

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Virginia’s Eastern Shore has several scenic offerings for visitors looking to stay the night. One such destination is the Island Manor House Bed & Breakfast, an historic B&B on Chincoteague Island’s Main Street strip. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better option when it comes to location, as the Island Manor House is within walking distance of the island’s shops and restaurants, as well as a few minutes’ drive from Assateague Island National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, home of the famous wild ponies. Each morning starts with a Southern-style breakfast, and in the afternoon, guests are invited to the dining room for an authentic English afternoon tea overlooking the property’s colorful gardens.

 

GLEN GORDON MANOR—HUNTLEY

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For an overnight stay near Shenandoah National Park, head to Glen Gordon Manor, a lovely bed and breakfast situated on 45 acres of pristine farmland and gardens. This secluded spot is about an hour from Washington D.C., but with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background and green pastures as far as the eye can see, you’ll feel a world away from any urban destinations. If the weather allows, relax beside the crystal clear waters of the pool with a glass of Virginia wine, or book a treatment at the on-site spa for a little additional pampering. A multi-course breakfast is included with your stay, but we suggest sticking around for dinner as well, as the manor’s restaurant, Houndstooth, offers impressive prix fixe menus that showcase spring flavors by utilizing locally sourced ingredients.

 

SHIRLEY’S BED & BREAKFAST—ROANOKE

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Spring in Virginia is best experienced outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Shirley’s Bed & Breakfast in Roanoke is perfectly located for an outdoor adventure, just a few miles away from the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Roanoke’s Explorer Park. However, shopping and dining alternatives are also still close by, with downtown Roanoke about ten minutes away. Situated beside an auto restoration garage, you’ll spot antique car memorabilia throughout the property and in each room, but these rustic touches are paired with soft décor and upscale amenities that create a uniquely appealing vibe. A large pool out front of the wood chalet is heated from April to November, allowing guests access even in the chill of early spring and fall. During your stay, you’ll be served a Southern style breakfast each morning, featuring favorites like homemade biscuits and gravy, breakfast casseroles created from cherished family recipes, and locally sourced sausage, bacon, and hams. Kick back in the early evenings on the porch with a glass of wine or beer, offered free of charge to guests.

 

SLEEPY FOX INN & SPA—MOUTH OF WILSON

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The Sleepy Fox Inn & Spa boasts extensive flower and vegetable gardens, walking trails, and of course, stunning accommodations on their 70-acre property. The inn provides plenty of privacy, but is still conveniently located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near notable outdoor destinations like Grayson Highlands State Park, Mount Rogers, and the Virginia Creeper Trail. Music lovers can travel the Crooked Road and hear examples of historic mountain music at the Blue Ridge Music Center before staying the night at the Sleepy Fox. A full gourmet breakfast is served each morning (under the flower arbor during sunny days) and at night, guests can lie out on the lawn for an incredible view of the brilliant starry skies. Need a little extra relaxation? The inn offers luxury massages on-site from a licensed certified massage therapist.

 

THE KENMORE INN—FREDERICKSBURG

Kenmore Inn Bed and Bistro

Photo Credit: Ashley Peterson Photography

An historic treasure originally constructed in 1793, the Kenmore Inn features nine elegant guest rooms, an on-site pub, and a restaurant that prides itself in sourcing local for a seasonally inspired menu. The property is the longest-running inn in Fredericksburg, welcoming visitors to stroll the tranquil brick patio and rest on the shaded front porch since 1932, but the interior has been updated to include all the modern amenities you expect in a luxury bed and breakfast. While staying at the Kenmore Inn, visit the downtown Fredericksburg area, lined with boutique shops, critically acclaimed restaurants, and historic sites.

 

 

 

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