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Orchard House Bed and Breakfast

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9749 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA 22949-2302
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Lovingston
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Welcome to the Orchard House Bed and Breakfast, located in Nelson County, exactly halfway between Charlottesville and Lynchburg. Our 14 acre property includes two houses (for a total of 9 guest rooms, each with a private bath), a one-acre active vineyard, a newly remodeled event barn for weddings, elopements, and retreats, a gas fire pit overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, a new inground salt water pool, a gazebo, pond, and a plethora of private spots to relax and rejuvenate. Our breakfasts are served with great care and pride each morning in our main house dining room, using local farm fresh products and catering to a variety of dietary requests. Our area boasts an endless choice of activities! We are surrounded by wineries, breweries, distilleries, hiking, history, horseback riding, antiquing, and all enjoying breath-taking mountain views at every turn. We love helping our guests experience a magical and memorable getaway, regardless of the occasion or reason for their visit!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Couples massage
Adults only
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
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Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Kurt K wrote a review Dec 1
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The property is beautiful! The rooms are charming and filled with character. Very clean and comfortable. Love, love, love the owners, Deb and Mike. Clearly they have never met a stranger. They both go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable and special as possible. They have wonderful recommendations of things to do in the area. The breakfast is off-the-charts delicious to the point we thought Mike had been a Professional Chef by trade. Nope! But you wouldn't know it! First B&B experience but can promise it won't be our last and certainly not the last with Deb and Mike. Already recommending this getaway to others!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kurt, this review means the world to us as we wrap up our very busy fall season....thank you so much for making our day with your kind words and descriptions. We were so honored to host your first getaway in several years and we were so happy you enjoyed it all. Please come back soon and often: we promise to have more off-the-charts breakfasts and experiences for you!
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Scott wrote a review Oct 2020
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My wife and I planned a getaway for our anniversary. The Orchard House in Lovingston, VA was the perfect place. Spacious indoors and out with a lovely vineyard, pond and a fire pit making cuddling up with special someone a total delight. Our hosts Mike and Deb were great and always willing to engage in friendly conversation that included plenty of recommendations for local fare, breweries, wineries, and hiking adventures. Accommodations were comfortable and homey. But, the real treat is in the creativity by our hosts of wonderful breakfasts each morning. Delectable gourmet, two course meals were simply killer and full of surprises. The Orchard House presents as a rural late 18, early 19 century farmhouse with folksy accoutrements in each well decorated room. The front porch is accommodating with rockers and a porch swing to sit and view the vivid fall colors. The location sits in the midst of the Blue Ridge mountains along with a myriad of vineyards and breweries. Hiking trails abound and some trails intersect in some way with the Appalachian Trail. I’m a runner so the Blue Ridge Railway Trail nearby in Piney River was a favorite of mine. It offers a flat, wide and well maintained converted railway bed laying alongside a flowing stream through woodlands for a seven mile stretch and 14 mile out and back run, hike or bike. Our stay was for 5 nights and honestly all our expectations were exceeded. I highly recommend the Orchard House for a quick Virginia getaway for couples, families and group events. Check it out!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Deb Verplank, Owner at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast
Responded Oct 29, 2020
Scott, we loved receiving this beautiful review....thank you for posting such a descriptive and much-appreciated feedback. After 5 nights with us, you and Debbie felt like old friends and we sincerely hated to see you leave. Thanks for specifically noting our breakfasts: we take great pride in our breakfasts and we are so glad you enjoyed each one. We would love to have you two return again and again!
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Kathi wrote a review Nov 2020
Arlington, Virginia1 contribution1 helpful vote
It was my first visit to Orchard House, but certainly not my last! Deb and Mike were gracious and delightful hosts. They helped us organize a fabulous wine country weekend. Breakfast was a delicious feast. All in all a fun filled weekend!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Kathi, we appreciate your kind words and wonderful review, and are thrilled to hear you'll be back! We so enjoyed hosting your Virginia Wine Country weekend and loved sharing our little slice of heaven with you. Thanks for being such a wonderful guest.
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Russell Mueller wrote a review Nov 2020
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I recently visited Orchard House and was amazed by the quiet and peaceful nature of the property. Deb and Mike are wonderful hosts and made us feel like family. There’s nothing better than sitting on the front porch and enjoying the view with a great glass of wine. For those looking for a great getaway during these crazy times, I highly recommend Orchard House.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Deb Verplank, Owner at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast
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Thanks so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here, and appreciated you sharing a great glass of wine with us, too! We love being a haven for so many during these crazy times, and hope you'll come back for a longer stay in the future.
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Elizabeth W wrote a review Nov 2020
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I cannot say enough good things about the Orchard House! My husband and I booked the Empire room for a lovely weekend in historic Virginia. Deb and Mike have truly thought of everything to make a getaway weekend special. From the delicious breakfasts to relaxing by the fire pit, there is something for everyone to do. The rooms, bathrooms, and inn itself are incredibly clean and COVID safe. Deb and Mike offer incredible suggestions for things to do that make this history teacher very excited to tour. If you are looking for a a relaxing and friendly getaway, Orchard House is the place to be. 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Wow, Elizabeth! We loved this review almost as much as we loved hosting your Virginia getaway! It was a treat for us to see our area again through the eyes of a history teacher, too. We are very much looking forward to your return visit in the future! Thank you for taking time to post much-appreciated feedback.
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PRICE RANGE
$181 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesVirginiaLovingston
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orchard House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Orchard House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Trager Brothers Coffee Roasters (0.7 miles), Blue Moon Antique Mall and Bookstore (1.6 miles), and Drumheller's Orchard (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a view of the mountains, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orchard House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lovingston Cafe, Vito's Italian Restaurant, and Chicken Coop Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Orchard House Bed and Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Lovingston.
Are there any historical sites close to Orchard House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oak Ridge Estate (4.0 miles).