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  • Mayhurst Main Parlor
  • Madison Guest Room - The Master Suite
  • Southern Charm Room - Stonewall Jackson slept here
  • Breakfast at Mayhurst
  • Evening Wine and Cheese at Mayhurst
  • A Mayhurst Wedding
  • Mayhurst Plantation Manor House
  • Ash Tree by Mayhurst Pond
  • Mayhurst Dining and Breakfast Room
  • Mayhurst Balloon Launch
  • Mayhurst Patio Gardens in Spring
  • Mayhurst from a Balloon
  • Mayhurst Side Garden in Spring
  • Mayhurst Pond in the Fog
  • Mayhurst Verandah
  • Mayhurst Oval Staircase
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Mayhurst Inn

Your host(s):
Pat & Jack North
Web Site:
12460 Mayhurst Lane
Orange, Virginia 22960
Guest Rooms:
8Bathrooms: 8
$179 - $249
Check In/Out:
4 PM - 12:00 PM
Extra Person Fee:
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Gay/Lesbian Friendly:

Mayhurst Inn

Mayhurst is more than just a Perfect Getaway.

Come enjoy the ambiance, pampering and exceptional service at this romantic 9200 sq. ft. antebellum mansion on 37 pristine acres. Our guests sip tea or wine on our lovely veranda, sway in the double hammock or simply enjoy the many gardens surrounding the Patio, the Manor House and the School House. Others relax under the spreading ash tree by the pond, fishing or bird watching and catching glimpses of fox or deer on this picturesque old estate. Many walk the mowed paths where 18,000 Confederate troops camped for the winter of 1863-1864.  Some borrow our metal detector to see what artifacts they can find.

Included in your visit to Mayhurst is the pampering and service you expect from only the finest establishments. From full Plantation style breakfasts each morning, to wine, snacks and cheese each evening, to your Innkeepers responsiveness to your every need, you will always remember your Mayhurst experience.  For you comfort and pleasure Mayhurst has three parlors, a comfortable and well stocked library, a spacious dining room, a unique sitting room in the cupola and a large sunny verandah all of which invite to relax and forget the stress of today's hectic lifestyle. All eight of our luxurious guest rooms have private baths, working fireplaces and are outstandingly restored with the best of the antebellum era and 21st century comforts.  Amenities include central air conditioning and heat, double whirlpool tubs, original Italian marble fireplaces, luxury linens, deluxe and environmentally-friendly toiletries, soft bathrobes, delicious chocolates, bottled water, antiques and period decor.  

A stay at Mayhurst is a journey into history, and 2009 was our 150th Anniversary.  

John Willis, the owner the Plantation and builder of Mayhurst, was a great nephew of President James Madison and spent much of his youth growing up at the nearby Madison estate, Montpelier, and meeting many of the founding fathers that visited the President Madison and his wife, Dolley.  The history of Mayhurst is filled with anecdotal tales of the previous owners, stories of the many distinguished guests that visited (including Generals Lee, Stonewall Jackson and A.P. Hill), the numerous historical moments that occurred here, the graffiti and artifacts from the Civil War and the ghost stories associated with the plantation don't think we have ever seen or heard from any ghosts - but maybe we have).  Mayhurst is proudly listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a registered Virginia Historic Landmark both for the history associated with Mayhurst and for its unique Italianate-Victorian Architecture.

Many of our guests visit the nearby homes of Presidents Jefferson, Monroe and James Madison.  Mayhurst is only 4 miles from the recently restored home of President Madison and his wife Dolley, Montpelier.  

Other guests immerse themselves in the Civil War history that surrounds Mayhurst by visiting the seven nearby Civil War battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cedar Mountain, Brandy Station and Mine Run or the Civil War Hospital in Gordonsville.   Mayhurst is also a listed property on the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, the historic corridor from Gettysburg to Monticello.  

Area Attractions in and around Mayhurst

History is not the only incentive to visit Mayhurst.  Guests delight in:
- Excellent local antique shopping
- Visiting the many Art Studios
- Attending the annual Shakespeare Festival
- Indulging in the local wine festivals and visitng 10 or more nearby wineries.
- Enjoying the excitement of flat track and steeplechase at events like the Montlelier Hunt.
- Birding
- Playing golf on several local courses
- Hot air ballooning (from Mayhurst)
- Horseback riding in the hills of the Virginia Piedmont
- Biking on beautiful Virginia Bi-ways
- White Water Rafting
- Hiking on the Blue Ridge.
- Visits to local Spas (or Massages in your room)  

Local Dining

There is extraordinary dining in the area.  From fine dining at nine nearby restaurants to numerous, casual, family style settings, the area around Mayhurst abounds with restaurants to satisfy every taste.  

Concierge Service

Your hosts are happy to advise you, plan your days with you, make necessary arrangements, furnish picnic baskets, provide you with menus and make reservations or appointments for you.  No hotel has better, or more personalized, concierge service than Mayhurst.
"Your gracious B & B was a delight! It is by far the most comfortable and lovely B & B we have experienced. You are both such gracious hosts!" S. & J. Jorden,

"Unbelievable - what we wanted but more than what we expected. You made us feel so welcome."  P. Block

Special Events and Weddings

Planning a wedding and/or reception, a birthday, luncheon, anniversary, family reunion, or business meeting?  Let us assist you!

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Packages & Specials Romantic Getaway Package - 752.27 Weekdays - $795.19 Weekends
Trying to impress that "Special Someone" for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, engagement, birthday? Just want two wonderful days with someone you love? We have the solution - a two day romantic package. Special pampering with extra care and service included. Massages in your room for you and your significant other will set the mood for your romantic stay. Package Includes: -2 nights in a romantic bed room -Full breakfasts -Champagne & Strawberries -A fresh floral arrangement -Two in room Massages -A $50 Restaurant Gift Certificate -Wine, cheese & Snacks daily

Adventure Package - 958.92 Weekdays - $1001.84 Weekends
Mayhurst Inn, Virginia Hot Air Ballooning and Oakland Heights Farm bring you a opportunity to see Virginia in a very different way. Launch in a hot air balloon from Mayhurst and drift over the Virginia Piedmont. You will love the peace and quiet and the incredible views. Then saddle up for ride through the Piedmont foothills. Package Includes: -2 nights in a beautiful guest rooms -Full breakfasts -Champagne and Strawberries -Hot Air Ballooning -Horseback riding

Civil War Tour - Two Day - 665.13 Weekdays - $708.05 Weekends
Begin your Civil War adventure at historic Mayhurst, Gen A.P. Hill's HQ Nov 1863 to May 1864, and where 18,000 Confederate Troops camped. Then take a personalized tour with a professional tour guide. Visit sites like: - St. Thomas' Episcopal Church - McGowan Winter Camp Site - The Civil War Museum - Ellwood Manor - The Wilderness - Chancellorsville - Brandy Station - Cedar Mountain - Mine Run Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestroom - Full breakfasts - Champagne and Strawberries - Guided Civil War Tour - Wine, Cheese & Snacks each

Presidential Mansion Tours - 544.45 Weekdays - $587.37 Weekends
Visit and Tour three Presidential Mansions: Madison's Montpelier, Jefferson's Monticello, and Monroe's Ashlawn. See history and learn about the lives of three of our founding fathers. Stay at Mayhurst Inn, built in 1859 by John Willis, a great nephew of James Madison, and enjoy Southern hospitality at its best. Package Includes: -2 nights in a beautiful guestroom -Full breakfasts -Champagne & Strawberries -2 tickets to Montpelier w/10% off at Gift Shop -2 Presidential Passes for Monticello, Ashlawn & Mitchie Tavern -Wine, Cheese & Snacks each evening -Add a child under 12 - $50.

Virginia Wine Country Package - 530.09 Weekdays - $573.01 Weekends
A wine connaisseur and gourmet extravaganza. Arrive to Strawberries and Champagne. The next day take your well stocked Mayhurst Picnic and visit 6 or more Wineries, all within 25 miles, and sample their wide variety of award winning Virginia Wines. Then dine, with a $50.00 Gift Certificate, at one of the exceptional restaurants in the area. Package Includes: -2 nights in a beautiful guestroom -Full breakfasts -Champagne & Strawberries -Itinerary to visit 6 Wineries -$50.00 Restaurant Gift Certificate -Picnic for two -Wine, Cheese & Snacks each evening

Road Runner (Business Traveler) Special - 99.95
Single Occupancy, Sun-Thur ONLY. Tired of the same Hotel Room? Can't plug in all your gadgets? Tired of balancing your computer on your lap? Don't want to pay for high speed Internet? Can't get an early breakfast? Stay at Mayhurst Inn and enjoy Plantation Style Hospitality with all extras and features you need and deserve. Be treated like a guest, not just a customer. Includes: -Early or late check-in & out -FREE High Speed WiFi -Wine, Cheese & Snacks -Desk/Table -Full Breakfast -Power Strip -Endless Coffee or Tea -Fax & Printer -A REALLY luxurious Room -Peace & quiet

Senior Discount - 10% Discount
Senior Discount (65 or older) 10% off any available room at any time. You must call or e-mail us at the time you make your reservation to request and receive this discount. Not available with any other discount.

Military Discount - 10% Off
Active Duty Military Discount. You've earned it! 10% off any available room at any time. You must call or e-mail us at the time you make your reservation to request and receive this discount. Not available with any other discount.

Mayhurst Gift Certificates - 10% Off if Purchased before 21 Dec, 2015
Mayhurst Gift Certificates - The Perfect Christmas, Anniversary, Wedding, Birthday, Valentine's Day, or a "Just Because" Gift for that special person or a special occasion. Our Gift Certificates can be purchased for a specific date, a specific room, a dollar amount, one of our "Special Packages", or any combination of the above. Treat someone you care about to a special experience at the romantic and historic Mayhurst Inn. Please call or e-mail us to purchase a Gift Certificate. Purchase before 21 Dec 2015 and get 10% Off. Mayhurst Inn Gift Certificates are printed in color on Parchment Paper

Elopement Package - $750
The Mayhurst Elopement Package covers everything from a night in one of our luxurious Guest Rooms, Brides Bouquet, Grooms Boutonniere, Music, Photography, Cake, Champagne, a Romantic Dinner, the Celebrant and the perfect place for your Ceremony. All you have to do is supply the Bride and Groom. Additional attendees for Ceremony $25.00 each. Additional attendees for Ceremony and Dinner $75.00.

Mayhurst Wedding and Reception - Site Fee + All Rooms
From beautiful outdoor settings to indoor elegance, Mayhurst Inn is the perfect place to have your most important day. Mayhurst is the premier location in Central Virginia for the weekend that will provide you with a lifetime of memories. We have hosted 110 weddings - from 10-300 people. The 9200 sq ft Italianate Victorian Manor House with 8 guest rooms is situated on 37 acres with manicured lawns, gardens, boxwood hedges and a picturesque pond. The best way for you to determine if Mayhurst meets your needs is to visit Mayhurst. Please call for an appointment (888-672-5597).

Golf Vacation Package - 702.00 Weekdays - $776.51 Weekends
A Perfect Christmas Present. Pick two out of three fantastic 18 Hole courses. Cart included for both. We set up your tee times. Meadows Farm Golf Course: 27 interesting and challenging holes. Longest Hole in the US, Par 6 841 Yards. Guaranteed to be a fun. Lake Monticello Golf Course: Designed by Buddy Loving to take advantage of Piedmont Virginia's rolling landscape. Sring Creek Golf Course: Fantastic. Guests who have played it say it is the best. Package Includes: - 2 nights lodging - Full breakfasts. - Fruit and Cheese Tray & Wine - 2 18 hole Rounds of Golf

Holiday Wine & Dine Getaway - 17% Discount off $600
A Spectacular Virginia Wine and Dine Experience. Available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only from 19 November, 2015 to 29 February, 2016. Package Includes: - Two Night stay at Mayhurst Inn - Evening Wine and Cheese Socials - Full Plantation Style Breakfasts - Four Course Dinner at the Inn at Meander Plantation - Wine Pairings with dinner for an additional $25.00 - A Bottle of Fine Virginia Wine in Your Room on Arrival - Tasting Certificates to six Local Wineries Original Price: $600.00 Discounted to $499.00 + Tax Call to reserve.

Valentine's Day - $729.49
The perfect gift for you and your special someone. We will stock your room with a Dozen Roses, Gourmet Chocolates, a fine Virginia Wine and two of our signature wine glasses. Dine in style at nearby Restaurant with a $100 Gift Certificate. On your second night we'll have Champagne and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries in your room. If Mayhurst is already booked for the dates you want we will set up the same package up for another time and you can give your special someone a Mayhurst Inn Gift Certificate on Valentine's Day. Not available with any other discount. Call 10 days prior to reserve

Winter is the Pits! - Second Day 1/2 price or Third Day Free
Tired of Winter? Give yourself a break and spend a few days in luxury at the Mayhurst Inn. Enjoy a warm fire next to one of our 12 Fireplaces. Add a Deep Tissue Massage, enjoy some fine Virginia Wine and dine at the superb local restaurants. Best of all save some bucks because your second night is 1/2 price or your third night is FREE - weekdays or weekends - for any available room. Valid December, 2015, January, February and March, 2016 ONLY Call for a reservation. Cannot be combined with any other discount or special.

Winter Escape - $486.13 Weekends $529.05 Weekdays
Need a break from old man winter? Spend a couple of days at Mayhurst and you'll return rejuvenated. Curl up in an easy chair by a warm fireplace, sip some wine or our Hot Buttered Rum, or settle in with a pot of tea. Forget the cold and get some pampering. Enjoy a meal at one of the spectacular restaurants and return to a special dessert. Valid Dec, Jan, Feb and Mar ONLY. Package Includes: - 2 nights in a beautiful guestrooms - Full breakfasts. - $50 Gift Certificate for Dinner - Dessert in your room - Bottle of fine Virginia Wine. Call to reserve. Not valid with any other discount.

Expedia Discount - 10% off Expedia Price
Find the Best Price offered for a room at Mayhurst Inn on Expedia, call Mayhurst and tell us the web site address and we will beat the listed Expedia Price for the same room on the same date(s) by 10% (subject to room and date availability). Valid for any available room on any available date(s). Two night minimum on weekends. You must call (540 672-5597) to get this discount. Cannot be combined with any other discount or special package.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds, less a $20.00 processing and cancellation fee, will be made if notice of cancellation is received at least 10 days before the date of arrival. Otherwise, deposits are not refundable unless the room is rebooked.


  • AAA
  • PAII

Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • 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
  • FLOSS (Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, & Sustainable)
  • Full Breakfast
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Glycemic Food
  • Picnic Lunches/Extra $

Geographic Setting

  • Mountains
  • Rural
  • Small Town
  • Village

Inn Amenities

  • ADA Compliant
  • Common Fireplace
  • Common TV Area
  • Comp. Beverages
  • Comp. Light Refreshments
  • Comp. Wine/Cheese
  • Copy Service
  • Corporate Rates
  • Fax Service
  • First Floor Rooms
  • Gardens
  • Government Rate
  • Green Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Limited Handicap Access
  • Massages on Site
  • Meeting Rooms
  • National Historic Register
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • Pond
  • Private Cottage/s
  • Public Computer
  • Spa Services on Site
  • WiFi in the Gardens
  • WiFi Throughout

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Children 16+ Permitted
  • Children 8+ Permitted
  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Innkeeper Pets in Residence
  • Pets Welcome
  • Smoking Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required

  • Special Events
  • Weekends

Room Amenities

  • AC/Central
  • Air Jet Tub
  • Bathrobes
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Crib Available
  • DVD or VCR
  • Extra Bed Avail.
  • Fireplace/Electric
  • Fireplace/Gas
  • Fireplace/Wood Burning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Avail.
  • King Bed
  • Luxury Linens
  • Microwave
  • Movie Library
  • Private Bath
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Queen Bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Twin Beds
  • Whirlpool
  • Wi-Fi

Well Suited For

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