The luxury, history, romance and ambiance of Mayhurst await you
We invite you to relax and enjoy the luxury, ambiance and romance of the past when life was slower and more gracious. This marvelously restored plantation home of 1859 is the perfect place to stay in Central Virginia.
"Southern Charm at its best. Your hospitality, warmth and graciousness are both refreshing and comforting. We look forward to returning."
-A. & J. B.
"Pat and Jack, you helped to make our dream wedding a reality. Thank you for all you did to make our wedding weekend so special and one to last a lifetime."
-Maria and Chris
"Thank you both so much for your hospitality and southern charm. The Inn is exceptional and the experience as a whole was unforgettable."
-Matthew and Megan
Mayhurst Welcomes you!
Mayhurst Inn is a luxurious Virginia Bed and Breakfast located in Orange, VA and near Charlottesville. The stunning 155 year old 9200 sq. ft. Plantation Manor House and our eight unique guest rooms and suites will enchant you and provide the ideal back drop for a perfect getaway or vacation. Situated on 37 acres of the rolling Virginia Piedmont, surrounded by manicured lawns, multiple gardens, old growth trees and fields, you will be transported away from today's day-to-day stress to a time and place where relaxation was a way of life. You will be pampered with luxury, fine Virginia Wines, exceptional service and sumptuous breakfasts while surrounded with romance and history. Your stay at Mayhurst can be as relaxed as you want or filled with adventure and the many exciting things to do and places to visit that surround us. Come take pleasure in the "Plantation Experience" and enjoy some true Southern Hospitality.
Mayhurst is a magnificent and rare 9200 Sq. Ft. Italianate Victorian gem built in 1859 and is remarkable for its fanciful exuberant architecture and oval-spiral staircase ascending four floors. Mayhurst is filled with history and romance. When you stay at Mayhurst and tour the grounds you will be following in the footsteps of Generals Robert E. Lee, A. P. Hill and "Stonewall" Jackson who visited and enjoyed the beauty of Mayhurst. Your can walk (and explore) where 18,000 Confederate troops pitched their tents during the winter of 1863-64. Mayhurst is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark noted for its historic as well as architectural merit. Mayhurst is also one of the historic properties on the "Journey Through Hallowed Ground". You may wish to tour all four floors of the mansion complete with a climb to the rooftop cupola (65 steps) where General "Stonewall" Jackson observed his troops and where Civil War Graffiti is scratched into the 155 year old glass.
To create the "ultimate" Mayhurst experience in any season, or to simply enhance your stay, we have created numerous Vacation and Romantic Packages including: Adventure, Romance, Golf, Civil War, Winery Tours, Presidential Mansion Tours and our famous Winter Escape. No matter what the occasion is, we have an all inclusive and discounted package that can meet your needs. Let us do the planning and coordination so that you and your significant other can simply enjoy the ambiance and luxury of Mayhurst and the exceptional combination of events we have put together for you.
In addition to our packages, we also have numerous Promotions including, business, senior, military, and multi-day stay discounts plus unique specials for short periods that often include substantial discounts. You may also build your own personalized package from our à la carte listing of extras including: fresh roses, in-room massages, champagne and strawberries and scrumptious picnics among many others.
Mayhurst is now outstandingly restored with the best of the antebellum era and 21st century comforts: Our eight stately guest rooms have private baths, double whirlpool tubs, original Italian marble fireplaces, luxury linens, antiques, period decor, Central Air and Heat and High Speed WiFi. Fine chocolates, bottled water, special soaps and shampoos and hand and body lotion are in every room. Click here to Tour Our Guest Rooms.
Snacks, soft drinks, wine and cheese are served each evening from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Three course full plantation style breakfasts are served on the large patio or in the dining room next to the fireplace. Snacks are always available in the library and in each of our three parlors. Mayhurst is also a Virginia Green Lodging B&B.
Mayhurst is located within easy driving distance of 6 Civil War Battlefields, 10 Wineries, 2 Museums, 3 Presidential Homes (Montpelier, Monticello and Ashlawn) and 4 Golf Courses. Recreational activities, such as horseback riding, skydiving. fishing, ballooning (from Mayhurst) and hiking opportunities abound. Our Map selection lets you post an extensive list of places to go, things to do, local events and dining options. Orange County and the surrounding area are renowned for numerous Art Studios, Antique Malls and Gift Shops. We are located just 30 miles from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the Skyline Drive. Guests are encouraged to dine at the many fine Restaurants in the immediate area. Or, if you want a more leisurely stay, Mayhurst, with our 37 acres, fishing pond, 2 miles of walking trails, beautiful gardens, sun lit verandah and patio and a large hammock invite you to forget the stress and simply relax.