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About Our Bed & Breakfast near Charlottesville
Welcome to the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast! An historic farmhouse built by a prominent Virginia judge as a vacation home, our country inn 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 Bed and Breakfast, you can choose to be as busy or as relaxed as your mood decides. Explore the Charlottesville area and beyond. 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 lie 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 the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, we guarantee your time will be refreshing, 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!
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.
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!
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
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.