The Experience

COUNTRY ELEGANCE

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Come to the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast near Charlottesville to experience country elegance in the heart of Virginia.  We are surrounded by authentic experiences, such as hiking, skiing, golfing, wineries, breweries, antiquing, and history.  Be as busy as you want to be, or simply rejuvenate by lying in our hammocks, gazing at the Blue Ridge Mountains.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Stay in a historic property offering a glimpse of the past with the luxuries of the present. Lie in the comfy hammocks gazing up at the endless skies, take a dip in the pool, stroll through our one-acre vineyard, relax in the new gazebo, listen to the frogs chirping from the pond, identify the beautiful birds that flit from one birdfeeder to the next, read a book in one of the many Adirondack chairs that graze the front lawn, rock on the sprawling front porch while soaking up our amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

WEDDINGS

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Perfect for hosting your next special event, our bed and breakfast features a private one-acre vineyard that can be viewed from several of our guest rooms and the sprawling front porch.  We feature several options for ceremony sites. Also, the B&B is a great weekend getaway for bachelor or bachelorette weekends.

EXPLORE

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During your stay, explore Charlottesville and many of the activities and attractions that Central Virginia has to offer. Enjoy our chauffeured wine tours, hike the famous Crabtree Falls, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, tour Monticello, peruse the various antique shops nearby, visit the local orchards or swimming quarries, and check out the multitude of wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

ORCHARD HOUSE ROOMS

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EMPIRE ROOM

The Empire is our large first-floor premium room that includes a brand new king sized bed with new linens, and a spacious private bath, featuring a single-person jacuzzi tub and a beautiful granite vanity.  This room also has the original 1874 dining room fireplace, decorated tastefully with flameless candles, and a flat-screen TV.  Another bonus:  your own mini-fridge, microwave, and Keurig coffee/tea machine.  You may never want to leave your room!

YORK IMPERIAL

One of our premium rooms:  enjoy the amenities of the spacious second-floor York Imperial suite.  Relax in the sitting area, sit at the antique desk, bask in the comfort of the brand new king-sized bed with new linens, or soak up the amenities of the generous bathroom.  York also has its own flatscreen television with DirectTV, but you may prefer just to stare out the two windows!  One looks out over the sprawling front yard, Blue Ridge Mountains, and pond fountain in the distance, the other overlooks the picturesque vineyard and private side yard.  The original master bedroom of the 1874 farmhouse, this room is a real treasure!

NORTHERN SPY ROOM

A guest favorite, the Northern Spy boasts gorgeous bay windows that overlook an historic and giant silver maple tree.  You feel like you’re in a tree house!  The comfortable queen sized, four poster bed is clothed in quaint quilts.  A pedestal sink in the room allows for ease in getting ready for your next big adventure.  Perfect views to watch the many birds flit from tree to tree, or the resident bunnies scamper across the lawn.  

GALA ROOM

One of the most popular rooms, the Gala has tremendous views of both the rolling front lawn and pond, and the giant silver maple tree just outside the window.  A pedestal sink in the room allows for both guests to easily get ready for the day ahead.  A queen sized bed, new recliner, and vintage rocking chair await for your relaxation after you explore Nelson County.  Beautiful furnishings and artwork complete the Gala room.  

BLACK TWIG ROOM

A popular choice, the Black Twig is one of the three original 1874 farmhouse bedrooms.   The window overlooks one of the massive trees on the 14 acres, the rolling front yard, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the pond fountain.  Listen to the birds chirp in the morning, and if it rains at night:  nothing beats the sound of the rain drops on the farmhouse’s metal roof!

WINESAP ROOM

Second floor, freshly redecorated with new linens and furnishings.  Queen sized bed, sitting area, large window overlooking the quiet side yard and picturesque vineyard, private bath featuring a tub/shower combination.   Slip on your Orchard House bathrobes and enjoy the peacefulness of the Winesap room!

FARM HOUSE ROOMS

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THE WHITE CASCADE ROOM

King-size comfort in the 1910 farmhouse, with its own private bath.  What could be better than a view of the vineyard and pond with new fountain, combined with another view of the barn and front entrance?  Bonus:  you can hear the soothing sound of the pond fountain right outside your window!  Note:  this room can also be set up as two twin beds, if requested!

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THE RED JEWEL ROOM

A second floor treasure…the large Red Jewel room features a king-sized bed with new linens, a private bath, sitting area, flat screen TV, and gorgeous views!   Look out the windows and see a private wooded side yard, our vintage red barn, and beautiful Blue Ridge mountains!  Bonus:  Red Jewel can be configured as a king-sized bed or two twins!

WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING

Ask yourself; what are the qualities of people that you would want in your life, and if the answer is authentic, genuine, and friendly then you have the owners of the Orchard House in mind. They define hospitality in how they treat their guest, and how accepted you feel as soon as you walk through the door. The rooms are very nice, clean, and comfortable, and the breakfast was great as well. The property is well maintained and has lots of space for walking, meditation, and just listening and watching nature. There are a number of things in the area to keep you busy as well. On a number scale from 1-10 I would have to say they are an 11.
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Terry, Newport News, VA
This was a very lovely place to stay for our two nights in Nelson County. The orchard House is beautiful and we loved walking the grounds together looking for those cute bunnies. Our favorite spot to sit was on the front porch looking at the green hills and mountains of Virginia. Thank you for your hospitality, we will definitely be back!

Lisa & Doug, Bow, New Hampshire
My husband and I just spent our first anniversary at the Orchard House while we visited some local breweries! This was our first time at a B and B and it was a WONDERFUL experience! Deb and Mike are the new owners and from the moment we opened the door, they made us feel welcomed! You can tell they care so much about making sure all guests have a great time! Comfy beds, amazing breakfast, beautiful view, awesome people—we WILL be back!

Katie, Richmond VA

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