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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:
www.mayhurstinn.com
Email:
mayhurstbandb@aol.com
Address:
12460 Mayhurst Lane
Orange, Virginia 22960
Phone:
888-672-5597
540-672-5597
Guest Rooms:
8Bathrooms: 8
Rates:
$179 - $249
Check In/Out:
4 PM - 12:00 PM
Extra Person Fee:
$25
Social Media:
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!

View Our Reviews
  • Great B&B in a great location - 09/16/2014
    BedandBreakfast.com Overall Rating: [0.96 of 5]

    A truly charming house steeped in history and located close to historical sites and wonderful...  Read more at BedandBreakfast.com
  • Wonderful Overnight stay - 07/15/2014
    BedandBreakfast.com Overall Rating: [1 of 5]

    I would highly reccomend the Mayhurst Inn to anyone! in fact, I already have told several of my...  Read more at BedandBreakfast.com
  • Enjoyable stay! - 07/12/2014
    BedandBreakfast.com Overall Rating: [1 of 5]

    We just spent 2 wonderful nights at the Mayhurst and we are already planning a return visit in the...  Read more at BedandBreakfast.com
  • Restful and Romantic Stay - 07/23/2013
    BedandBreakfast.com Overall Rating: [0.96 of 5]

    Truly exceptional bed and breakfast. The owners/hosts are gracious and thoughtful and know the...  Read more at BedandBreakfast.com
  • Fourth Time at the Mayhurst! - 07/01/2013
    BedandBreakfast.com Overall Rating: [1 of 5]

    I discovered this B&B in 2005 and it was a great find. My wife and I have stayed at the...  Read more at BedandBreakfast.com
  • Wonderful B&B! - 11/05/2012
    BedandBreakfast.com Overall Rating: [1 of 5]

    Stayed at Mayhurst for the first time this past Fri. 11/2/2012 and Sat. 11/3/2012, in order to see...  Read more at BedandBreakfast.com
  • Peaceful, country get away - 10/16/2012
    BedandBreakfast.com Overall Rating: [0.96 of 5]

    We loved the school house accommodation which was pet friendly and located about 100 yards from the...  Read more at BedandBreakfast.com

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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, Blue Ridge Biplane 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 Or Climb aboard a biplane at for an unforgettable trip over the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. 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 or Biplane ride -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 Basket 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 basket 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.

AAA Member Discount - 10% Off
AAA Members Discount 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. Please provide AAA Member Number. Not available with any other discount.

Mayhurst Gift Certificates - 10% Off if purchased before 21 Dec, 2013
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 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 over 100 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

Fall Foliage Flyover - 895.74 Weekdays $938.66 Weekends
Mayhurst Inn and Blue Ridge Biplane Rides provide you with a unique opportunity to enjoy the ambiance and seasonal specials of Mayhurst Inn and see the spectacular Fall Foliage of the Blue Ridge. Includes: -2 nights in a beautiful guestroom -Full breakfast each morning -Biplane Ride over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley -Champagne and Strawberries in your room -Fine Virginia wines, cheese and snacks each evening -Post dinner desert in your room of Home made Hot Apple Pie a'la mode, Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie and home made whipped cream. 10 Day Advanced Notice


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.

Affiliations

  • 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 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