The Hockman Manor House B&B
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Surrounded by fantastic mountains, gardens, and woods, every room of the Hockman House has at least 2 views! The lovely old Italianate house is situated on 4 1/2 acres nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley on the north fork of the Shenandoah River. Built in 1868, by Dr. Christian Hockman (Dentist), the home is a designated Virginia Historic Landmark.
The Hockman House features a front porch for relaxing and watching the sunsets as well as two large decks for viewing the river and the beautiful Edinburg Gap. A canoe is available for use by our guests when the water level is appropriate.
All rooms include a full family-style breakfast!
Pat worked as an Obstetric nurse for many years, in Virginia, Washington, DC and New York. After spending 6 months in Scotland in the early '70s, and traveling with her family from one B&B to another, she decided that was how she would spend her 'retirement'.
Charlie lived his whole life in Northern Virginia, before marrying Pat in 2002 and moving to "The Valley". It is so beautiful and peaceful here, he doesn't ever plan to move back to the city. He still works as a carpenter, and continues to commute back and forth every day. ("It's worth it").
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Pat and Charles Sylvester for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most guests stay with us for a Weekend Getaway.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Historic Home, Italianate architecture, and fantastic views.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Peaceful mountain scenery, with quaint villages and shops.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
"This is the most beautiful motel we have ever been in." (from a 5 year old)
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Camp Roosevelt, the first CCC camp in the nation, is in Edinburg.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Some activities include: antiquing, shopping, visiting local restaurants, local artists, local musicians, interesting architecture, fly fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, and tubing. There are several wineries within 10 miles and several caverns, 8-35 minutes away. Skyline drive is 35 minutes away. There are several civil war battlefields, Edinburg Mill, local festivals, and small town warmth and color.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
One mile away is the Valley Flea market, with about one hundred vendors.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Sal's Italian Bistro in Edinburg has fabulous food, including wonderful seafood.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Shenandoah County Tourism website: Civil war battles of the Valley.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have three rooms with private bath, 2 with shared bath.
Do you accept pets?
We don't accept pets.
- Shenandoah Vineyards
- Fishing and Canoeing
- Shenandoah River
- Antique Shops
- Flea Markets
- Shenandoah Caverns
- Luray Caverns
- Civil War Battlefields
- James Madison University
Well supervised children are welcome.