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  • Business Guests Welcome - See Discounts
  • Wedding Chapel, Seats 20 guests
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  • Wedding Chapel - Seats 20 guests
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Magnolia House Inn

Your host(s):
Joyce and Lankford Blair
Web Site:
232 S. Armistead Avenue
Hampton, Virginia 23669
Guest Rooms:
3Bathrooms: 3
$115 - $240
Check In/Out:
3 - 6 PM - 11 AM
Extra Person Fee:
Gay/Lesbian Friendly:

Magnolia House Inn

Welcome to the MAGNOLIA HOUSE INN in the urban waterfront village of Hampton, Va.

Enjoy this historic property, and its' unique location, centrally located on the southeastern tip of the Virginia peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay . Perfect central Tidewater location for business travelers, honeymooners, & tourists, specializing in small events, weddings, & corporate retreats.

While away from home, at our serene bed & breakfast, take advantage of our proximity to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. We are perfect for tourist, business, convention center, and military travelers. Consider us for visiting family or friends to the area and visits to Hampton University and other area universities. Also conveniently close to the Woodlands and The Hamptons golf courses and Hampton's boating piers.

During your stay at the Magnolia House, you will experience American history firsthand by living in a home that was constructed in the 1880's for William Walker Scott, a harbor pilot and businessman. Under stately magnolia trees, this structure is a wonderful example of Queen Anne style Late Victorian architecture.

Have a look and catch the feel of our unique style. You will notice the attention to detail that makes this bed and breakfast special---from the comfortable furnishings to the richly restored interior finishes. The Magnolia House is warm and welcoming to all.

William Walker Scott married Cora Francis in the late 1800's at Fort Monroe on Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Va. William served on the Chesapeake Bay as a harbor pilot for forty-five years before retiring in 1928. He became notable for his chain of theaters on the Peninsula.

The Scotts were a family of note in Hampton and this house was a showcase for their accumulated wealth and lifestyle.

During their time, the wealth and social status the family achieved was visibly demonstrated in their home. This home is an excellent example of late Victorian, Queen Anne architecture.

William Scott died in 1933 and Cora remained in the home until her death in 1950. After her passing, the Magnolia House was subdivided into five apartments with few changes to the building. The house accommodated tenants from 1950 to 1997 until John and Karen Glass bought the property.

The Glasses renovated the common areas to its original splendor and opened a restaurant/tea room and antique business. They were responsible for placing the Magnolia House on the National Register of Historic Places for its beautiful Queen Anne style architecture. Their business flourished until 2004, when The Blairs purchased the Magnolia House for their love of this home's beautiful architecture.

They are the first owners to actually live in the house for over fifty years and they have brought the Magnolia House back to its original purpose as a comfortable home. All guests are welcome!

Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, memories are made at the Magnolia House.

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Packages & Specials The Wedding Chapel - Varies
Complete wedding services available on or off-site (including Elopements, Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies). Innkeepers are non-denominational, interfaith Wedding Ministers. Please, check website, or call inn to start your planning. Wedding Chapel accommodates up to 20 guests.

'Just Us Two' - $470-$630 plus tax
A relaxing Bsbymoon retreat for expecting parents. You family is tgrowing....share a spacial, time together before your new joy arrives. Includes: ~~Two nights accommodations ~~Full Breakfasts ~~Comfort Pillows ~~DVD, CD, Game & Book Library ~~Sundaes/Homemade Desserts ~~Picnic Meal w/ Sparkling Cider ~~Pair of Engraved Goblets to Keep ~~Gift for Baby Optional: Pre-natal/Relaxation Massage available on request (subject to availability) at additional cost. Pricing: Queen Rooms - $470.00 plus tax King Suite - $630.00 plus tax

Elopement Wedding Services - Varies
Elopement Weddings featured in USA TODAY, May 2012. Same-day services available. Please check Inn website options and costs. *Elope & Stay Package - NEW

Gov't Per Diem/Corporate Travel - Up to $115/night
GSA Per Diem Rate for Hampton, Virginia for government business travelers (single occupancy). Sun-Thurs. (See website) Corporate rate also available for business guests in the private sector.

Military Appreciation - 5% Discount
5% 'Military Discount' must be mentioned at time of booking. ID required at check-in. (Guest room stays only. Cannot be used for weddings or events).

Hero's Deployment Package - 10% Discount
We are honored to offer a 10% discount on a two-night stay for leaving or returning military. Full plated breakfasts included. "Hero's Deployment' must be mentioned at time of booking. (Cannot be used with weddings or events).

The Ellington Celebration Package - $650 plus tax
Celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, your honeymoon, in the luxurious Ellington Suite, complete with Sitting Room, King Bedroom, Private Bathroom, and Private Spa Tub Room. Includes a 2-night stay in the Suite, rose-petal linen service, a Couples Massage (subject to availability, full breakfasts, all of the amenities of the Inn.

Cancellation Policy

$25.00 Processing Fee for cancellation up to 7 days of check-in.  Within 7 days of check in, the deposit of one night's stay is non-refundable.


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Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Outlet Malls
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Unique Shopping
  • Wineries

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Coffee/Tea available 24-hours
  • Dinner By Request in Advance
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Evening/Afternoon Dessert
  • Full Breakfast
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Glycemic Food
  • Picnic Lunches/Extra $

Geographic Setting

  • Beach
  • Small Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Inn Amenities

  • Common Fireplace
  • Common TV Area
  • Comp. Beverages
  • Comp. Light Refreshments
  • Comp. Wine/Cheese
  • Copy Service
  • Corporate Rates
  • Fax Service
  • Gardens
  • Government Rate
  • Green Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Limited Handicap Access
  • Massages on Site
  • Meeting Rooms
  • National Historic Register
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Piano
  • Spa Services on Site
  • WiFi Throughout

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Children/Inquire
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Smoking Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required

  • Holidays
  • Peak Season Weekends
  • Special Events

Room Amenities

  • AC/Central
  • AC/Room
  • Air Jet Tub
  • Bathrobes
  • CD Player
  • DVD or VCR
  • Extra Bed Avail.
  • Fireplace/Decorative
  • Fireplace/Electric
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Avail.
  • King Bed
  • Luxury Linens
  • Microwave
  • Movie Library
  • Private Bath
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi

Well Suited For

  • Business Travel
  • Elopements
  • Family Travel
  • Group Events
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Quilters Retreats
  • Romantic Escape
  • Single Traveler
  • Vacation Getaway
  • Weddings