Ebenezer House Bed and Breakfast
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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.
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.
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.
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?
It is in Central Virginia Wine Country.
What are you best known for?
The Ebenezer House was once a church in Culpeper, VA.
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?
Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home; Montpelier, James Madison's Home, surrounded by vineyards Home of the University of Virginia
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?
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
I just had a gentleman from the UK who was here for four days. He was here to visit the 50th Anniversary of the Civil War. He visited all of the enactments of the soldiers of the civil war in Central Virginia.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
German, Bavarian Chef
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 3 bedrooms, 2 open Lofts and 2 bathrooms.
Do you accept pets?
We accept pets.
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
Here are some 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.
Other Things to Do
Other Helpful Links
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
Directions from the North:
Take 495 Beltway to I-66 West to US Route 29 South.
Seven and a half miles South of the town of Madison,
US Route 29 turn right on to 621 West
Ebenezer House is 500 feet on the right.
Directions from the South:
Take I-95 to Richmond, VA
Then take I-64 West to Route 29 North and turn right at the Washington DC, Route 29 North Exit.
Continue traveling North on Route 29.
At the Ruckersville Intersection of Route 29 and Route 33 you have 4.5 miles until you reach Route 621 West.
Turn left on to Route 621 West.
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