Bridgewater Inn & Cottage
Table Of Contents
Escape to the Shenandoah Valley's best kept secret!
Bridgewater, Virginia, is a great little town with a lot of character and an excellent homeport for a multitude of Virginia's exciting events. Bridgewater is a tapestry of country churches, old farms, historic sites, and glorious gardens mixed with a juxtaposition of horse drawn buggy's and SUV's, oil lantern lit homes and computerized ones.
Bridgewater Inn & Cottage is located seven miles south of Harrisonburg and eighteen miles north of Staunton. Bridgewater College, restaurants, parks, banks, shops, a 9-hole golf course, a convenience store, and a post office are all within walking distance.
Shenandoah Valley is a melting pot of the old and new with the best of both.
Gated off-street parking
3/4 Acre Landscaped Yard
Children and dogs allowed
Hot tub sun room with skylights over tub
Complimentary perrier water, cheese and cracker in each suite upon arrival
Private entrance for each suite
Use of two mountain bicycles, helmets and locks
Bocce balls, croquet sets and board games
Patio, pergola and flower garden with 40 rose bushes
In town conveniences, walk to parks, shops and food
The bed and breakfast is of Georgian architecture built 1878-85 by Mr. B. M. Rice. Rice served in the 12 Virginia Calvary Company H. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery (in back of current Methodist Church, two blocks from the bed and breakfast).
Your hostess, Mary Stevens Ayers, was born and raised in Southern California and lived and had children in the Orient, Europe, West Coast, and East Coast. Her resume includes twenty or so years in Girl Scouts and TOFS, twenty-three years a U.S. Naval Officers spouse, and a mother of four fabulous daughters.
We Are pet friendly. Bridgewater Inn&Cottage has two dogs on the premises.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Serve Safe Certification
Virginia ABC License
PAII - Professional Association
National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington D.C.
L.L.C. - Limited Liability Corporation
Prepaid Legal, Virginia
ServeSafe Certification by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (6/18/2003 to 6/18/2008) Certificate Number: 3491070
Points of Interest in the Shenandoah Valley
- Oasis Art Gallery - 540.442.8188
- Harrisonburg Arts - 540.433.8402
- Virginia Quilt Museum - 540.433.3818
- Blackfriars Playhouse - 1.877.MUCH.ADO
- Shenandoah Valley Folk Art and Heritage Center - 540.879.2616
Auction and Book Fair
Canoeing and Tubing
- The Village Store -540.249.3096
- Massanutten River Adventures - 540.289.4066
- Classic Carriage -540.421.9231
- Bridgewater College - 540.828.8000
- James Madison University - 540.568.6211
- Eastern Mennonite University - 540.432.4000
- Mary Baldwin College - 540.887.7019
- Wild Mountain Trout Fly-Fishing - 540.294.0354
- Monticello - 434.984.9822
- Woodrow Wilson Birthplace - 540.886.9874
- New Market Battlefield - 866.515.1864
- Civil War Traveler
- Stonewall Jackson House - 540.463.2552
- Frontier Culture Museum - 540.332.7850
- Harpers Water Gardens and Lawn Ornaments - 540.434.8978
Nursery and Garden Centers
Parks and Hiking
- Shenandoah National Park/Skyline Drive
- George Washington National Forrest
- Jefferson National Forrest
- Grand Caverns - 540.249.5729
- Luray Caverns - 540.743.6551
Pools and Spa
- Homestead Jefferson Pool - 540.839.1766
Wineries and Wine Shops
Take Interstate 81 to exit 240. Go west on Rt. 257 and turn south on Rt. 42. Take a right on West College Street. Bridgewater Inn & Cottage is the 2nd house on the right after the post office. Click to see map. (Map from Google.)