The One Bed and Breakfast

1 N Blvd, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Innkeeper(s): Sean and Polly Brooks
  • Introduction

    Welcome to The One Bed and Breakfast in Richmond, Virginia!

    Enjoy all of the comforts of home on Richmond's historic Boulevard.  In the heart of Richmond's Historic Museum and Fan Districts, The One Bed and Breakfast is surrounded by some of the cities greatest attractions all within walking distance!

    Journey only a few blocks north and you'll see the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Virginia Historical Society and historic Monument Avenue.   Venture out a few blocks south of The One to experience Richmond's most unique shopping district, Carytown, featuring eclectic shops and a variety of restaurants and neighborhood pubs.

    Just a couple of blocks south of Carytown on the Boulevard, you'll find Byrd Park.   Rolling between residential neighborhoods and the James River, Byrd Park features lush lawns framed with trees, man made lakes, monuments, tennis courts and summer concerts in the outdoor amphitheater. 

    Within steps of The One you'll find many neighborhood restaurants and pubs to enjoy both casual and fine dining.  Or simply enjoy one of the great neighborhood traditions of simply relaxing on the porch while watching life on the Boulevard! 

  • 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 Sean and Polly Brooks for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are located very centrally in the popular Museum District of Richmond within walking distance to museums, Carytown shopping district, Byrd Park, the Byrd Theatre and many shops and restaurants.
    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our bed and breakfast is unique in that guests have their own private entrance and private living space separate from the owners/innkeepers. Our guests enjoy the warmth and coziness of being in our home, yet the privacy of having their own apartment right in the heart of the city.
    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Richmond is rich in history and there are many fabulous historic landmarks to explore all closeby The One. It's just a bonus that we also have amazing dining, arts and entertainment closeby, and don't forget the museums!!

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

    Recently a guest wrote in our guest book that they felt like they spent the weekend at their mom's house, because they were pampered and spoiled and every thing was taken care of just like their mom does. Nobody pampers like a mom, so we were pretty thrilled with that description.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Likely Hollywood Cemetery. It is well known in Richmond, but not sure how many visitors go there. It is amazing and beautiful and full of history. Some of the most picturesque views of the city!

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

    The list is endless, but to name just a few: Hollywood Cemetery, VA Museum of Fine Arts (only two blocks from The One), Carytown, The Capital, Segway Tour of Richmond, Monument Avenue, Canal Walk. There are too many to list.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are surrounded by activities, restaurants and shops all within walking distance. Museums, Carytown, one of Richmond's favorite shopping and dining location, as well as the site for many of our local festivals. Byrd Park is also only a few blocks away, for those looking for outdoor activities.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are too many to name a favorite and they are all great neighbors and friends, so it wouldn't be fair to spot light just one! We have a favorites map on our website and in each of our guests room, as well as a menu book for our guests to browse of some of our local favorites.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? is a great source for events in the area, but you can also follow us on Facebook or visit the "Attractions" page on our website for more information and ideas.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We currently have only two guest suites, however we are in the process of expanding to add two additional rooms.
    Do you accept pets?

    Due to the shared space, we do not allow pets; however once the new Cellar space is permitted and added to the bed and breakfast, we will allow pets in that space.

  • About the Innkeepers

    The One Innkeepers, Sean and Polly Brooks have lived on the Boulevard for 7 years.  Sean is a Virginia native and Vice President of locally owned Eck Supply Company.  Polly is a native of St. Louis, but has adopted Richmond as home.  Polly is a Project Manager in the banking industry.

    Sean and Polly share a passion for entertaining and the enjoyment of sharing with others their love of Richmond and life on the Boulevard, with all of its history and charm!
    The One Bed and Breakfast is named for it's unique location at 1 N. Boulevard on the corner of Boulevard and Main in the heart of the historic area of Richmond.  Our logo comes from the unique design represented in each of the seven magnificant stained glass pieces found throughout the home.  All are original to the home and still beautifully preserved since 1914.    
  • Amenities

    The guest suites are located on the second floor and are accessible through a private, secured entrance separate from the main house.  You will receive your own private access code, so you can feel free to come and go through the guest entrance as you please without any need to enter the main house.  

    The Parlor is also located on the second floor adjacent from the guest suites.   Our guests are invited to enjoy the leisurely comfort of The Parlor with its cozy surroundings and large bright windows.
    Bringing you the comforts of home 24 hours a day, the guest parlor is stocked with hot coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks and an assortment of complimentary snacks.  Wake at your leisure and enjoy your hearty continental breakfast on your time schedule, not ours!  If you have special dietary needs, just let us know and we'll be happy to accommodate you.  
    Our guests are invited to enjoy the sights of life on the Boulevard from the private covered guest porch off the main guest entrance or the second floor sun porch accessible from each suite. 
    Our goal for your stay is to provide you with all of the comforts of home, so that you can relax and enjoy your visit to Richmond!
  • Breakfast at the One

    At The One Bed and Breakfast we take a less formal approach to breakfast for a couple of reasons.  First, we think you should enjoy breakfast at your leisure and on YOUR time schedule, not ours.  Second, The One Bed and Breakfast is in a primary location within walking distance of some of Richmond's most beloved and popular brunch locations.    

    Most of the neighborhoods locally owned restaurants take a different approach to brunch and offer fabulous selections on their brunch menus for both Saturday and Sunday.  By serving a hearty continental breakfast, we offer you plenty of nourishment to start your day, but still give you the option to experience one of Richmond's favorite traditions.   
    Your hearty continental breakfast is served buffet style in The Parlor between the hours of 7 - 10 am every day, featuring fresh baked breads and pastries, an assortment of fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal and yogurt.  The Parlor refrigerator is always stocked with a variety of juices, soft drinks, bottled water and milk and coffee creamer.  You'll find the Parlor is stocked with an assortment of complimentary snacks to enjoy, as well. We offer a wide variety of coffees and tea available anytime of the day.   Wake at your leisure, slip on your robe and enjoy your continental breakfast on your time schedule, not ours in our cozy guest parlor!