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Grey Swan Inn

Your host(s):
James and Christine Hasbrouck
Web Site:
615 S. Main Street
Blackstone, Virginia 23824
Guest Rooms:
5Bathrooms: 5
$99 - $189
Check In/Out:
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm - 11:00 am
Extra Person Fee:
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Grey Swan Inn

The Grey Swan Inn was built in 1902 by prominent Blackstonian Douglas Longstreet Tuggle of R. W. Tuggle & Son Tobacco Company of Blackstone, Virginia, for his bride, Sue Armstrong, and was in the Tuggle family home for eighty-five years.  R. W. Tuggle, father of Douglas Longstreet, was a prominent and respected tobacconist and was instrumental in forming one of the first (if not the first) tobacco co-operatives in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In 'its day' the Tuggle home was a frequent setting for festive gatherings and local social events - drawing prominent guests not only from Blackstone and throughout Virginia, and also including visitors from New York, Boston, Atlanta, and the capitals of Europe.  We know that R.W. Tuggle and his wife would be pleased that guests continue to grace this home.

The Grey Swan Inn has been renovated for comfortable 20th century living and retains the original features that make the house distinctive - original Southern 'yellow pine' and maple hardwood floors, French doors with side lights, West Virginian slated roof and English wainscoting.  It has served as an inn for over 15 years.

Since Sept 2007, the current owners, Jim and Christine, have been welcoming guests to The Grey Swan Inn to relax and enjoy the inn's wrap-around front porch in warm weather and the parlor with a fireplace in the cooler months for reading or visiting with other guests.

The aroma of freshly ground coffee invites guests to the dining room for breakfast.  There are also a large variety of teas available. The fruit starter is followed by the cook's choice of entree.  Special dietary requirement are taken into consideration with advance notice.

If you are unfamiliar with the area, here are a few local places to visit and things to do:

* Schwartz Tavern and Carriage Museum, both located off of N Main, offer visitors a peek into the past.  They are about one mile from The Grey Swan Inn.

* Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center, aka VUMAC (Virginia United Methodist Assembly Center) is the former Blackstone College for Girls and now offers a venue for conferences, weddings, meetings, receptions, & and other group events.  It is located about four blocks from The Grey Swan Inn.

* The Grey Swan Inn is part of Blackstone's Historic District which is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The homes and buildings can be seen either in a walking or driving self-tour.

* Fort Pickett - This Army National Guard Maneuver Training facility is 4 miles from Blackstone and is used for military and non-military training.

* Lee's Retreat - The Grey Swan Inn is close to the driving tour of Lee's retreat which ends in Appomattox, VA.

*Civil War Trail - Multiple sites are scattered in the area for civil War history enthusiasts to visit.

*Twin Lakes, High Bridge, and Sayler's Creek State Parks are all within driving distance to Blackstone.

* Lake Phoenix is about twenty miles from Blackstone and has a scuba diving facility.

* Farmville is located thirty-five miles away and is home to Sandy River Adventure Park, Longwood University, Hampden Sydney College, and Green Front Furniture.

* Antique shopping is available in Blackstone, Nottoway Court House, Victoria and Crewe, VA.

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Packages & Specials Small Town Holiday
Beginning on 11/27/15 with Holiday Open House and Lighting of the Park at Seay Park thru the second week of January, enjoy the holidays in Blackstone, VA. Bevell's Hardware Train Display is a huge crowd magnet and well worth the visit! Local shops and restaurants will be offering specials for visitors. The Grey Swan Inn will be preparing holiday breakfasts to delight you and your family.

In Honor of Your Service - 10% Discount
Military Personnel! Stay with us anytime.... a great get-away for a home cooked breakfast and comfortable surroundings! 10% discount on all rooms. If you are on travel status and traveling solo, we offer additional savings - just give us call!

Happy Anniversary, Honey! - 10% Off Add-on Amenities
From 1 month to 60 years - come celebrate your anniversary at The Grey Swan Inn. Add-on amenities can be customized just for you!

Hub & Spoke Antiquing
Use The Grey Swan Inn as your base as you explore area antique shops. Early-bird breakfasts are available so you can get on the road as early as you like! Add on a packed lunch or let us help you locate restaurants along your way.

It's Your Time Getaway
Take a few days off to relax before the baby arrives... in-room movies available in some rooms complete with popcorn and beverages. Or select a Fruit & Cheese Tray add-on amenity for heavier snacking.

Mid-Week Reading - Buy 3 books and the 4th is on us!
Find an awesome, inexpensive book to read at Blackstone's The Book End, used bookstore which is open Tuesdays thru Fridays. Whether you choose our front porch swing or the comforts of your room, great reading is here!!

Flexibility for Business Travelers - 10% Discount on Your Stay
We offer flexible check-ins and breakfast times for our corporate guests. Most rooms offer a work space and use our dining room if needed (except during breakfast times). Breakfast meetings are offered, if space permits, and all the fresh roasted coffee you can drink! Free internet connections.

Hub & Spoke Touring
Use the Grey Swan Inn as your home base as you travel to this area's Civil War sites from Richmond and Petersburg to Appomattox, Saylor's Creek State Park, along Lee's Retreat and other area sites. Packed lunches are available or we can help you find restaurants along your way.

Shhhh! Don't tell Anyone! - 10% Off Add-on Amenities
Mums the word if you want to elope here! Make your stay memorable with special touches from our add-on amenities menu.

Ma & Pa Kettle Family Reunion - 10% Whole House Booking Discount
We can accommodate from 5-12 family members for a memory-making family reunion. Gather on the front porch or in our parlors for pictures and story sharing. 2 night minimum stay required. Want help in organizing activities, too? Ask the innkeepers - we'd love to share our area with you.

Fishin' Hole Stay - Fill your Thermas of Coffee for Free
Be ready to get out early with a flexible breakfast time for fishermen! Or, if it's too early for you to eat, we'll pack you a hearty breakfast to take with you!

We have been asked: "Are there any ghosts here?"... would you like for there to be?? While we haven't seen or heard anything paranormal, we've had family members of the original owners and previous guests relays stories of the unexplained here at The Grey Swan Inn. We offer our books of ghost stories for your reading pleasure or enjoy a scary movie to watch while staying here to set the mood! Popcorn & beverages supplied.

BFF Getaway - 10% Whole House Booking Discount
Book one to five rooms for you and your girlfriends - One night is fine, but a two night getaway with friends is special!! Whole house booking - 10% discount offered. Scrapbooking, slumber party (we can supply the Slumber Party distributor), Vision Boarding, Chick Flicks & Popcorn, Antique shopping Quests.... call us and we'll help you set up a fun weekend!

We like the color Green
We are a work in progress, growing more and more green - recycling newspapers, office paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass. Guest rooms have recycling baskets. Our guest soaps are wrapped in recyclable paper printed with soy ink. We use green cleaning products and encourage reuse of guest linens & towels. Our whole house uses LED light bulbs. So join us if you like the color green, too, and lets talk sustainability!

Turning 29 again! - 10% Off Cake for Two
We can keep your reservation a secret if you want to plan a special Birthday stay for someone special. Just be sure to let us know and "Mums" the word!

Healthy Breakfast
Are you eating healthy and want to enjoy a b&b stay? Let us know your dietary requirements - we'd be happy to honor your needs. To date we have prepared vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, diabetic, low carb, dairy free, low salt. Advance notice is requested. Need a gym? Johnny's Firm and Fitness is just a few blocks away and the gym at Fort Pickett is just 5 mile from the inn.

Heritage Hub & Spoke
Use The Grey Swan Inn as your base as you explore area libraries and county court houses to find your family records in Southside Virginia. Early-bird breakfasts are available so you can get on the road as early as you like! Add on a packed lunch or let us help you locate restaurants along your way.

Mid-week Golfing
Nottoway Country Club has opened their golf course to non-members for mid-week golfing! Contact them for tee times and book with us for comfortable lodging and delicious breakfasts!

Adventures to Try
Take a day or two to explore southern Virginia's outdoor adventures - skydiving, scuba diving, zipline, gem mining, hiking, and biking! Let us help you find an adventure or two!

Cancellation Policy

Due to our small size, cancellations can significantly affect us. A last minute cancellation gives us little chance of re-booking a room. Therefore, cancellations under 48 hours will be charged 1 night stay. We will make every effort to re-book your room and refund you the amount charged less a $25 administrative fee.

No Shows will be charged full amount.


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Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Unique Shopping

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Full Breakfast
  • Gluten Free

Geographic Setting

  • Rural
  • Small Town

Inn Amenities

  • Common Fireplace
  • Common TV Area
  • Comp. Beverages
  • Corporate Rates
  • Government Rate
  • Green Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Massages on Site
  • National Historic Register
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Piano
  • WiFi Throughout

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Innkeeper Pets in Residence
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required

  • Special Events

Room Amenities

  • AC/Room
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD or VCR
  • Full Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Avail.
  • King Bed
  • Movie Library
  • Private Bath
  • Queen Bed
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi

Well Suited For

  • B&Bs for VETS - Veterans Day
  • Business Travel
  • Elopements
  • Family Travel
  • Gay Friendly
  • Group Events
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Quilters Retreats
  • Romantic Escape
  • Scrapbooking Retreats
  • Single Traveler
  • Vacation Getaway