ABOUT

WELCOME

About

Welcome to the Orchard House B&B! An historic farmhouse built by a prominent Virginia judge as a vacation home, it was also a thriving apple/peach orchard managed by three generations of the same family.

Feel yourself relaxing the minute you drive by our newly renovated barn.  You can’t help but picture the 1874 property in all its glory, with the separate farm manager’s family home, built in 1910. Stroll around our picturesque 14 acres and watch for the resident bunnies scampering across the lawn. While at the Orchard House, you can choose to be as busy or as relaxed as your mood decides.   Enjoy our chauffeured wine tours, hike the famous Crabtree Falls, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, tour Monticello, explore the various antique shops nearby, visit the local orchards or swimming quarries, check out the multitude of wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Or choose to lay in the comfy hammocks gazing up at the endless skies, 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, take a refreshing dip in our brand new in-ground pool, rock on the sprawling front porch while soaking up our amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

No matter what you choose to do while visiting us at the Orchard House, we guarantee your time will be rejuvenating, memorable, and filled with good food, good memories, and new friends.

Relax and rejuvenate in an elegant country atmosphere. Leave feeling better than when you arrived!

THE EXPERIENCE

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COUNTRY ELEGANCE

Come to the Orchard House 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.  We specialize in creating memories with Bachelorette Party Weekends, elopement packages, barn weddings, and romantic getaways.  All in the heart of Nelson County.

Be as busy as you want to be, or simply rejuvenate by laying in our hammocks, gazing at the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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PRIVATE EVENTS

The team at the Orchard House is excited to help with your next special event.  We welcome weddings and feature multiple ceremony sites  from which to choose:  consider our new vineyard gazebo, in front of our pond, or on the stairs of our front porch.  Our barn is a perfect venue for your reception or special event.  We also regularly host other private events such as bachelorette parties, family reunions, group getaways, corporate retreats, fitness/yoga retreats, quilting and scrapbooking groups, church retreats, and intimate anniversary or birthday celebrations.  Let us pamper you and assist in making your event extra special and memorable for all!

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VINEYARD

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 partner with one of the area’s most highly regarded vintners to produce a delicious Petit Manseng.  Enjoy relaxing in our Adirondack chairs or stroll through the vineyard while sipping the wine harvested from our own grapes.

Reserve your seat on one of our popular chauffeured Wine Tours…you will be safely driven to 4-5 local wineries and/or breweries and enjoy a professionally packed picnic lunch during one of your stops.  Return after a wonderful day of wine tasting to share one of your purchases in our gazebo, overlooking our vineyard.  You will have new appreciation for the work and dedication that goes into each bottle of delicious Virginia wine!

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
My family and friends stayed here for my wedding weekend in Nelson County. They have all raved about the exceptional hospitality and amazing food. I can’t thank Deb and Mike enough for taking such good care of everyone! Make your reservations now! You’ll be glad you did!

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Christy, Richmond, VA
You all are so delightful! We just loved the beauty of the grounds and your hearts! Thank you so much for making our 25th wedding anniversary extra sweet and special. Looking forward to our next visit!
Peter & Kristin, Greensboro, NC
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

OUR STORY

The Orchard House hosts, Michael and Deb Verplank, welcome you to our adventure.

Throughout our marriage, we have traveled to a variety of bed and breakfasts, from Pennsylvania to Napa Valley. We have had amazing experiences and loved the more charming method of travel.

We moved to Lovingston from the Pittsburgh area and we are in awe of the fabulous hiking, wineries, distilleries, breweries, and history…all in the midst of the breath-taking Blue Ridge Mountains.

We look forward to your visit, and our part in making your trip to Orchard House a wonderful and memorable time.