The original Mayhurst Plantation School House (c1837) is completely restored with all modern amenities. The perfect place for a romantic stay. School was never like this. The Willis children likely sat through many a class in the "school house."
Although they had the same fireplace, they didn't have central air and heat, a full bath, kitchen, and a queen size bed. Restorations were completed in September 2004. 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.
Southern Charm Room
Looking as it might have in plantation days, this cheery blue and white room receives morning sun through a palladium window and overlooks the pond.
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!
The Colonists called it the Uplands. Today that gently sloping, rolling pastoral land at the base of the Blue Ridge is known as the Piedmont. Mayhurst was a 1700 acre Piedmont plantation. Our Piedmont Suite is two rooms 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.
Like a garden cottage of the 1930's in yellow, soft green and blue, this king bedded room with electric fireplace has its own terrace outside a private door.
The exposed ceiling beams with dates which predate the home were reused from a tobacco barn. The spacious 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 featuring green slate and a no barrier roll-in shower. Three large window seats looking into the garden enhance the soft tones of yellow, green and blue in this most comfortable accommodation.
This room is truly perfect for the Civil War or Victorian enthusiast. 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.
Italian Suite 'The Honeymoon Suite'
Ahhh! 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 and 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.
Blooming magnolias as you may see on the 8 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.
Savor this room as 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 his 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.
Reservations and Innformation
All eight guest rooms are air conditioned, all have private baths, and all have fireplaces. Our beds are fitted with luxury linens and down pillows. The decor of each guest room is distinctively different with a wide variety of antiques.
To Make Your Reservation
- Contact us
- Make a booking via the book now button or our website
- On most weekends there is a two night minimum
- Contact us as we would like to accommodate your getaway
- Look for great values and discounts under Specials
- See Vacation and Romantic Packages to make your stay even more memorable
Rates include evening snacks, soft drinks, wine and cheese and full three course breakfasts.
Each of our lovely rooms is centrally air-conditioned, has a private bath, hairdryer, Fine Chocolates, bottled water, quality toiletries, luxury linens and High Speed WiFi. All eight rooms have romantic fireplaces. The Garden Room is fully compliant with the regulations of the American Disabilities Act.
Guaranteeing a Reservation
Receipt of a deposit of one night's stay or half the total stay will hold a reservation. We accept personal and Travelers checks, MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Discover. When a credit card is used for a reservation it is processed the day the reservation is made. Checks should be received within 7 days of making a reservation.
Refunds, less a $20.00 processing and cancellation fee per room booked, will be made if notice of cancellation is received at least 10 days before the date of arrival. Otherwise, deposits are not refundable unless the room or rooms is/are rebooked.
Party of 3 or 4?
Several rooms either have beds for three and/or lend themselves to accommodating a roll away. They are: Garden, Madison, Italian Suite, and Piedmont Suite. Each additional person in a room is $25.