Mayhurst Inn - More than a Perfect Getaway

Mayhurst Inn - More than a Perfect Getaway: Mayhurst Inn c.1859
Mayhurst is a 9200 Sq Ft Plantation Manor House (c. 1859) with 8 Luxourious Guest Rooms, all with Private Baths, situated on 37 acres of rolling Virginia Piedmont. Located in Central VA near wineries, Presidential Mansions and Civil War Battlefields

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Surrounding Area

Mayhurst inn is a luxurious Central Virginia bed and breakfast located in Orange, VA and near Charlottesville, VA. Situated on 37 acres of the rolling Virginia Piedmont, surrounded by manicured lawns, multiple gardens, old growth trees and fields, you are transported away from today's day-to-day stress to a time and place where relaxation was a way of life and where your hosts pamper you with Southern Hospitality. 2009 is the 150th Anniversary of Mayhurst. Come enjoy the "Plantation Experience" with us.

Mayhurst is located within easy driving distance of 6 Civil War Battlefields, 10 Wineries, 2 Museums, 3 Presidential Homes (Montpelier, Monticello and Ashlawn) and 4 Golf Courses. Recreational activities, such as horseback riding, skydiving. fishing, ballooning (from Mayhurst) and hiking opportunities abound. Our web site provides an extensive list of places to go, things to do, local events and dining options. Orange County and the surrounding area are renowned for numerous Art Studios, Antique Malls and Gift Shops. We are located just 30 miles from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the Skyline Drive. Guests are encouraged to dine at the many fine Restaurants in the immediate area. Or, if you want a more leisurely stay, Mayhurst, with our 37 acres, fishing pond, 2 miles of walking trails, beautiful gardens, sun lit verandah and patio and a large hammock invite you to forget the stress and simply relax.

Mayhurst is only 90 minutes from Northern Virginia, 60 minutes from Richmond and 2.5 hours from Norfolk and the Tidewater area, its beauty, scenic vistas, quiet, romance and history make your Mayhurst experience truly unique.


Mayhurst is a magnificent and rare 9200 Sq. Ft. Italianate Victorian gem built in 1859 and remarkable for its fanciful exuberant architecture and oval-spiral staircase ascending four floors. Mayhurst is filled with history and romance. When you stay at Mayhurst and tour the grounds you will be following in the footsteps of Generals Robert E. Lee, A. P. Hill and "Stonewall" Jackson who visited and enjoyed the beauty of Mayhurst. Your can walk (and explore) where 18,000 Confederate troops pitched their tents during the winter of 1863-64.

Mayhurst is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark noted for its historic as well as architectural merit. Mayhurst is also one of the historic properties on the "Journey Through Hallowed Ground" - the Historical Route 15 and Route 20 corridor of that runs from Gettysburg to Monticello.

You may wish to tour all four floors of the mansion complete with a climb to the rooftop cupola where General "Stonewall" Jackson observed his troops and where Civil War Graffiti is scratched into the 150 year old glass.


Mayhurst is now outstandingly restored with the best of the antebellum era and 21st century comforts: Our eight stately guest rooms have private baths (some rooms have double whirlpool tubs), original Italian marble fireplaces, luxury linens, antiques, period decor, Central Air and Heat and High Speed WiFi. Fine chocolates, bottled water, special soaps and shampoos and hand and body lotion are in every room.

The Italian Suite - The perfect room for romantic relaxation! Actually it's two rooms. A queen size handmade bed with 8 foot column posts sets the classic tone of this beautiful, luxurious room with shower bath. The adjoining Sitting/Soaking room has a large double whirlpool tub in black granite surrounded by marble, in front of a gas fireplace. You might wish to step out onto your private balcony in our robes or enjoy a private massage in the sitting room or on the balcony.
$219 Weekdays $239 Weekends.

The Madison Room - Savor this if you were the master and mistress of the plantation, Col. and Mrs. John Willis. The Madison Room was their master bed room. Their room is designed to honor John Willis' great uncle, President James Madison, and wife, Dolley. The ruby red wall covering was Dolley's choice for their bed drapes. The four poster king size bed is adjacent to the marble fireplace. A vintage claw foot tub with overhead shower and antique marble lavatory grace the bath. This spacious and very romantic room overlooks the pond.
$189 Weekdays $205 Weekends.

The Magnolia Room - Blooming magnolias as you may see on the 10 very large magnolia trees of Mayhurst cover the walls of this warm and inviting room. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace from the antique French queen size bed. The bath has a shower and an 1890 marble lavatory from Washington's Historic Willard Hotel.
$165 Weekdays $180 Weekends.

The Southern Charm Room - Romance, luxury and history make this room perfect for the couple looking for a special time together. This was the original Mayhurst Guest Room and General "Stonewall" Jackson was a guest here on August 6, 1862. He would have enjoyed the double whirlpool tub in front of the wood burning fireplace and the king size bed!
$199 Weekdays $219 Weekends.

The Piedmont Suite - A two room suite divided by the bathroom, which has a shower over the tub. The romantic queen bedchamber with fireplace has a quiet, private location on the third floor. Relax in the sitting room on the wicker daybed, or a big comfy chair with the in-room cable TV and VCR.
$165 Weekdays $180 Weekends.

The Generals Room - In honor of the three Confederate Civil War generals who have visited, stayed a night or stayed for the winter, Generals Lee, "Stonewall" Jackson, and A.P. Hill respectively, this queen bedded room has 1860 antiques and decor. The gas fireplace is surrounded by the original Italian black marble. Three 10 foot arch top windows shimmer with the original glass. The private attached bathroom has a shower.
$165 Weekdays $180 Weekends.

The School House - A fully restored 1837 one room school house with fireplace, central air and heat, a full bath, kitchen, and a queen size bed.
Guests can choose to enjoy all the amenities of the Manor House and enjoy the nights in the privacy and warmth of their own "class room" or the kitchen can be stocked for their own use. Virginia Wine or Champagne can be included to make a perfect stay even better.
$179 Weekdays $195 Weekends.

The Garden Room - This spacious and bright room has a king bed. The large bathroom and shower are lined in green slate. Three deep window seats add to the easy, comfortable feel of this popular room. The entire bathroom is ADA compliant and features a no barrier roll-in shower. .
$165 Weekdays $180 Weekends.


 - Mayhurst Inn - More than a Perfect Getaway
Free High Speed WiFi throughout the Manor House
Over 20 restaurants, ranging from fine dining to fast food are within easy driving distance from Mayhurst

Services Offered

Guests can request a wide variety of services and value added "extras" including: In room massages, cheese trays, wine, champagne, special desserts, hot air balloon rides, picnic baskets, and fresh flowers or roses.

Policies & Restrictions

Smoking: For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted inside the Inn. Our guests may smoke on the front porch, balcony of the Italian Suite, terrace of the Garden room and grounds.

Children: Well behaved, supervised children are welcome.

Pets: We accommodate pets in the "School House" only. Pets are not allowed in the Manor House. An additional $25 charge per stay is assessed for the special cleaning required. We have two resident cats that reside in the owner's quarters.

Virginia Green Lodging - We believe in protecting our environment. Mayhurst has several "Green" initiatives including: Recycling, use of CFL Bulbs, water conserving bathroom fixtures, use of Energy Star appliances and a number of guest selectable methods to reduce energy and water use. Mayhurst "Green Policies" are listed in our Guest Information Folders in each Guest Room. We encourage our guests to help preserve our environment.

Rates & Availability

Rates are Per night single or double occupancy.
Italian Suite - $219 Weekdays $239 Weekends
Southern Charm - $199 Weekdays $219 Weekends
Madison Room - $189Weekdays $205 Weekends
Garden Room - $165 Weekdays $180 - Weekends
Generals Room - $165 Weekdays $180 - Weekends
Magnolia Room - $165 Weekdays $180 - Weekends
Piedmont Suite - $165 Weekdays $180 - Weekends

Some rooms can accomodate additional people. $25.00 per night for each additional person.
$165 $180
School House
$179 $195

Other Information

Check in/out: Check-in is from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Check out is by 12 noon. If your plans call for a later arrival please inform us so that we may greet you properly.

Breakfast: Enjoy a full, bountiful breakfast of baked breads and muffins, juices, individual fruit plates and rotating entree course. Special diets can be accommodated. Of course there is always plenty of freshly ground gourmet coffee, or teas to your taste. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10:00 on the patio courtyard, or in front of the fireplace in the dining room. Other times can be accommodated.


Mayhurst is in Orange, Virginia. It's north-central Virginia location is convenient: 1 1/2 hours southwest of Washington, D.C., 30 minutes northeast of Charlottesville/University of Virginia, 1 to 1 1/2 hours northwest of Richmond, and 40 minutes east of Skyline Drive.

Directions from Washington, D.C.:
From the west side and Dulles Airport: 1 1/2 hours driving time

Take I-66 West. (From Dulles take Rt. 28 south to I-66)

Use Exit 43A at Gainesville onto Rt. 29. travel 38 miles.

At the third (3rd) Culpeper exit, "Route 15 Orange", travel south (left turn at end of ramp).
Travel 18 miles on Rt. 15 to and through Orange to the south side.

Turn right into drive one block after median of divided highway begins. There is a large white lighted sign.
From the central, south side and Reagan National Airport: 1 1/2 hours driving time

Take I-95 South to Fredericksburg, approx. 50 miles

Exit #130B "Route 3" West

Travel 15 miles to Wilderness Corner, turn left onto Rt. 20

Travel 20.3 miles into Orange

At the first stoplight, a T-intersection, turn left on Route 15

Travel 7/10 mile to where divided highway median begins

Turn right into our drive and travel 1/4 mile up hill to the Inn

The Inn is not visible from Rt. 15
From Richmond and South: 1 1/2 hours driving time

Take I-64 west to Exit 136 "Orange, Zion Crossroads Rt. 15"

Travel 19 miles north, through the Gordonsville traffic circle and into the south side of Orange.

When center median of the divided highway ends, turn around SAFELY. You will now be traveling south.

Turn right into our drive one block after the median begins again

Look for lighted white sign. The Inn is not visible from Rt. 15.
From I-81 and West:

Take I-64 east to Exit 136 "Orange, Zion Crossroads Rt. 15"

Continue as above
OR if you want the shorter and scenic horse farm route from I-64 west/Charlottesville area: Driving time is 25 mins

Take I-64 east to Exit 124 "Rt 250, Shadwell"

Travel East 2 miles on Rt. 250 to Rt. 22

Take left onto Rt. 22 East at the "Y" intersection near the brow of the hill

Travel 5.3 miles, bear to the left at "Y" onto Rt. 231 North and continue into Gordonsville.

From traffic circle in Gordonsville follow signs to Orange on Rt. 15 north

When center median of the divided highway ends, turn around SAFELY. You will now be traveling south

Turn right into our drive one block after the median begins again.

Look for the lighted white sign. The Inn is not visible from Rt. 15

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