Ebenezer House Bed and Breakfast

122 Seville Road (State Route 621) Crossroads of Routes US 29 and Route 621, Madison, Virginia 22727
Innkeeper(s): Doris Webb
 
  • Introduction


    The Ebenezer House, a historic country chalet, was once the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Culpeper, Virginia, built in 1901.Dismantled in 1984 by Richard Gordon, a well known Madison, Virginia cabinet and furniture joiner (Phineas Rose Wood Joinery) who moved the building to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Madison County, near the Rapidan River, just 500 feet off of US Route 29 onto 621, West.

    The house was beautifully renovated into a Bed & Breakfast and appointed with family antiques in 2000 by the innkeeper, Doris Webb. The Great Room with a wood burning stove consists of a formal living room, library with game table and a formal dining room opening on to the downstairs deck with a pond.


    A 1900 square foot addition was built in 2008 in keeping with the original building's style and history. The addition houses staff quarters and a handicap room for guests with disabilities.

    The Ebenezer House is located in Central Virginia's Piedmont Valley. Central Virginia is known for snow skiing, golf courses, hiking, trail & road biking, fox hunting, beagling, many wineries and vineyards as well as many historic landmarks; such as Monticello (home of Tomas Jefferson), Montpelier (home of James Madison), Ash Lawn - Highland (home of James Monroe) and the Journey on Hollowed Ground. (Civil War battlefields and sites).

    Upon arrival, guests are invited to tea, coffee, or a complimentary glass of Virginia wine.

    Ebenezer House has WiFi available for our guests.


    A country buffet breakfast is served in the formal dining room or on the downstairs deck, weather permitting. Breakfast consists of rolls, muffins, eggs Benedict, pecan waffles, omelets, and a selection of juices, fresh fruits, and cereals. All organic foods are served.

    We look forward to hosting you as guests in our Madison, Virginia Bed & Breakfast.

    Ebenezer House Bed & Breakfast has three lovely appointed rooms. Two bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with twin beds and a loft on the second floor. All of our rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans. We also have a first floor handicap accessible room if needed. Please check with us about it's availability. Check with us for our rates for extended stays. (3 days or more). Virginia sales tax of 5% will be added to all lodging.


    Innkeeper

    Doris has a BS degree in Economics from Geneva College and a Master’s in Business Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Doris spent many years teaching business curriculum in high school and community colleges in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Maryland as she and her husband, who was assistant general counsel for Gulf Oil Corporation and later for the Department of Energy moved from state to state.

    Doris served as the executive director and CEO for the Havre de Grace Housing Authority in Maryland before retiring.  During this period she developed educational programs for the residences for the Welfare to Work program. She completed 3.7 million dollars of renovation to upgrade the housing property. Served on the HUD Drug Task Force and Housing Authority’s Insurance board. In 1993, she received the Distinguished Service Award from Geneva College for outstanding achievement in educatioon and for demonstrating a life of service.

    Following retirement, Doris started to look for property in the Charlottesville Area to be near her daughter.  She already knew lots of people in the area as daughter Amy , son, Alan, and she are fox hunters. We are members of the National Beagle Club, Aldie, Virginia and we hunt with the Waldingfield Beagles in Charlottesville.


    Assistant Innkeepers

    Amy Webb Burke graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a BA degree in Equine Studies and Psychology.  Amy worked as assistant instructor to the Equine Director of Virginia Intermont College.  Amy has 25 years experience as a Professional Equestrian, showing hunt seat, side-saddle, training horses and riders for the show ring.

    Alan Webb attended Geneva College as Biology major. Then he became a Department of Defense Bases government contractor. He started his own company doing renovation projects on the Albany Marine Core Logistic Base in Albany, Georgia. Before he retired, his last project was a fire station in Panamá City, Florida for the Navy. Alan is now back in college part time finishing his Biology major.

     
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Doris Webb for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Historical sites, wineries, and the University of Virginia.

    What are you best known for? 

    The Ebenezer House B & B had once been the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Culpeper, VA; moved to Madison County.


    What makes your inn unique?

    The charm of the great room when you enter.


    What do you love most about your inn?

    It is great for entertaining.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The historical sites, Civil War sites, and wineries.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The Ebenezer House has "Old World Charm".

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    None

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit Monticello and Montpelier and the wineries.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The river, Rapadan.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Bavarian Chef

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    The Ebenezer House has many links for quests to use to find out what is currently happening in the Charlottesville-Culpeper Area.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 3 bedrooms, 2 open Lofts and 2 bathrooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, We accept well trained dogs.

     

  • Area Attractions


    The Ebenezer House is located 1/10 of one mile off of U.S Route 29, which gives you a quick and easy access to traveling to Culpeper, Charlottesville, Madison, Greene, Orange, and Albemarle Counties. Here are some of our suggestions for things to do while you are staying with us.

    Hiking: Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive - 20 minutes

    Albemarle County Airport: Serviced by U.S. Air, United, Delta, and Continental - 15 minutes

    Historical Sites: Montpelier, Ash Lawn Highland, Michie Tavern and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. - 25 minutes

    Civil War and Revolutionary War Battle Fields: Nearby

    Plow and Hearth Country Store and Outlet: A delightful place to visit and shop, two miles North on 29. - 5 minutes.

    Antique Shops: Many antique shops located on U.S. 29 just minutes away from the Ebenezer House

    Wineries: Twenty wineries within 15-20 minutes radius. Wine Festivals: Free tours, tasting and sales.

    Charlottesville: The historical Downtown Mall, home to shops, restaurants, art galleries, movie theatres, ice skating park and amphitheatre with local musicians -- 30 minutes

    University of Virginia's Activities: - 25 minutes

    Woodberry Forest and Blue Ridge School's Activities: - 15 minutes

    Helpful Links

    Please visit our Area Attractions page at www.theebenezerhousebb.com/area_activities.html for all of the links to these local attractions. We hope this helps you as you plan your visit to our area and a stay at Ebenezer House Bed & Breakfast.

    Visitor Centers

    Madison County

    Orange County Visitors Center

    Montpelier Visitor Center

    Charlottesville Visitor Center

    Historic Sites

    James Madison's Montpelier
    The James Madison Museum
    Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
    Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel
    Wilderness Battlefield
    University of Virginia
    Michie Tavern

    Civil War Traveler

    Journey Through Hallowed Ground

    Annual Events

    Montpelier Wine Festival
    Montpelier Hunt Races
    Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials
    Virginia Festival of the Book
    Virginia Film Festival
    Virginia Garden Week

    Nearby Wineries

    Barboursville Vineyard
    DuCard Vineyards
    Burnley Vineyard
    First Colony Winery
    Horton Vineyard
    Jefferson Vineyards
    Keswick Vineyards
    King Family Vineyard
    Prince Michel
    White Hall Vineyards

    Other Things to Do

    Arts and Antiques

    Blue Ridge Lane Farm Horseback Riding
    The Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive)

    75th Anniversary of SNP
    Horseback Riding at Oakland Heights Farm
    Skydiving and Airplane Rides
    Blue Ridge Balloon Company
    Farm Hunting Preserve
    Somerset Golf Club
    Rafting
    Hiking
    Mountain Sports

    Other Helpful Links

    Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia

    Inns at Montpelier

    Virginia Tourism

    James Madison's Montpelier Foundation

    Madison County Chamber of Commerce

    Madison County Historical Society

    Charlottesville Country Properties: Specializing in country homes, farms and estates in the seven counties surrounding Charlottesville. With 27 years of brokerage experience, they will answer all your questions and help you find the perfect home whether it be a mountain cabin or an historic estate.

    Nan Rothwell's Pottery: Visit at nearby working pottery.

    Looking for Places to Eat? Try these nearby restaurants

    Blue Ridge Restaurant & Catering

    The Bavarian Chef

    Madison Inn Restaurant

    Inn at Meander Plantation

  • Directions

    Directions from the North:

    1. Take 495 Beltway to I-66 West to US Route 29 South
    2. Seven and a half miles South of the town of Madison, US Route 29 turn right on to 621 West
    3. Ebenezer House is 500 feet on the right

    Directions from the South:

    1. Take I-95 to Richmond, VA
    2. Then take I-64 West to Route 29 North and turn right at the Washington DC, Route 29 North Exit
    3. Continue traveling North on Route 29
    4. At the Ruckersville Intersection of Route 29 and Route 33 you have 4.5 miles until you reach Route 621 West
    5. Turn left on to Route 621 West
    6. Ebenezer House is 500 feet on your right

    A Special Note to those Using GPS for directions:

    To find the Ebenezer House use 122 Seville Road, Madison, VA 22727