Anne Hathaway's Cottage Bed and Breakfast

950 West Beverley Street, Staunton, Virginia 24401
Innkeeper(s): Juliette Swenson
  • October Day with Burning Bushes down the driveway

    October Day with Burning Bushes down the driveway

  • Introduction

    Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Staunton, Virginia is located 9 blocks west of the center of town on our main downtown street. Just 15-20 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is an authentic thatched cottage built on old English principles. Enjoy a unique old-world atmosphere with all modern conveniences - queen beds in all rooms, private baths, TV, Cable and phones with internet access. Rooms are $129-149 with a last minute (same-day) special of $125 after 4 pm.


    Served in our Great Room usually between 8:00am – 10am. A full Breakfast is offered with signature egg dishes using fresh herbs from the garden and bacon or sausage. Grits and potoates are also often on the menu.

    Cereals are on hand, as well as home made granola – everyone’s favorite. Fresh fruit is featured as well as a choice of juices and home baked breads.  Good coffee and a huge variety of teas is offered for early risers too.


    • Breakfast in the beautiful gathering room
    • Private baths in all 3 guestrooms
    • Guest phone line
    • Cable TV in each room

    Staunton is a jewel of a town, nestled in the Shenandoah, located where I-81 crosses I-64.
    We are 15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway; truly a world away from the rush and stress of big cities!

    Your stay at Anne Hathaway's is highlighted by its close proximity to:

    • Blackfriar's Playhouse where the American Shakespeare Theater performs 5 nights per week
    • Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library Museum & Gift Shop
    • Downtown antique shops and Restaurants
    • The Historic Wharf District
    • Downtown Staunton Shopping & Dining
    • Mary Baldwin College
    • Statler Brothers' Museum

    Easily accessible via a short drive are:

    • Museum of American Frontier Culture
    • P. Buckley Moss Museum
    • Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive
    • VMI, W&L, JMU
    • Historic Civil War Sites
    • Green Valley books

    Less than 35 minutes drive (I-64 or I-81):

    • Charlottesville (Monticello)
    • Harrisonburg (Quilt Museum)
    • Lexington (Stonewall Jackson House)
  • 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 Juliette Swenson for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers stay here to get a break from the rat race.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    I have a thatched cottage and the exterior looks like Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford England – it is a reproduction of Shakespeare’s wife’s house. What I love the most is, most people think it really is old, although it was built in 2008. I found old windows on Ebay and bought a dismantled 1810 house from Brownsburg. I love the garden which was a wasteland when I purchased the land.

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

    Lots of things to see and do – wineries by the dozen, sights such as the Frontier culture museum, hiking on the Blue Ridge parkway and antique shops galore.

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

    "It feels cozy."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Spring can be nearly as beautiful as October. Blackfriar’s playhouse with 3 different plays showing 5 nights per week.

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

    Go antiquing, go wine tasting, go to various sites, first in Staunton and then a little further afield, such as Monticello and Montpelier.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    7 or 8 restaurants, all the shops downtown, the American Shakespeare Center for plays.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Zynodoa – great for locally grown food

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? /

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    I have three rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, I’ve had lots of wonderful dogs; Extra daily fee.


  • Functions

    We offer events in our Great Room or outside in the garden. Inside we can accommodate 50 people and if the garden is used as well, then 130 people. A tent 20×30 will hold about 80-90 people on the front lawn for weddings. We have hosted afternoon teas, luncheons and parties.

    The Inn is available from 12 noon to 5 pm if the rooms are NOT rented. If the rooms are rented, then the Inn can be used until 10 pm.

    We can assist you in selecting a local caterer, minister and Juliette can do the flowers for you!

    Call today to reserve your date 540-885-8885.

  • Enjoy Staunton

    WHAT TO DO IN STAUNTON and the area:

    If you like Antiquing then this area abounds with good places to hunt for something special.  We have a brochure of places right in town – about 10-12 shops and 2 malls.  In the larger area, there is a wonderful Route 11 guide to Antique shops and many are within about a 25 miles range from Staunton.

    There are many wineries closeby and so you can tour around about a 20-30 mile radius and make a day of it!  Better known ones are Barren Ridge (about 6 miles away) and Rockbridge. Most tasting are $5.  There is even a tasting room about 6 blocks fron the Inn - Oxeye.

    If you like hiking then the Blue Ridge Parkway is only about 20 minutes drive from the cottage.  Going south is “free” and going north you enter the Shenandoah National Park for a fee.  There are many trails starting from the Parkway.  Great views too.  It is a SLOW drive – about 35 miles per hour so if you decide to drive to Staunton on some of the parkway, be aware that it takes a long time.

    There are lots of sites to see locally – The Frontier culture Museum, the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Polyface farm, Stonewall Jackson’s house in Lexington, the George Marshall Museum at VMI and of course near Charlottesville there is Monticello – about 45 minutes from the cottage. A little further afield there are some battlefields (Newmarket to name one) and Green valley Books which has fabulous sales every month or 2.

    Horse Riding is another option with a local stable offering rides most days.  Monterey is not far, and also Warm Springs for a beautiful trip through the mountains.  

    Last but not least, we have 4 coffee shops in town – all making great drinks – hot or cold.  Get our map of town which shows where the restaurants and sites are for your convenience.

    Alphebetical list of Restaurants in town:

    A Taste of India – 105 West Beverley Street, 540-213-8882 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            540-213-8882      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

    Aioli –  Mediterranean Cuisine – 29 N. Augusta Street  540-885-1414 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            540-885-1414      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

    American Cafe ~ 125 S. Augusta Street ~ 885-0177

    Baja Bean ~ 9 W. Beverley Street ~ 885-9988

    Beverley Restaurant ~ 12 E. Beverley Street ~ 886-4317

    Bittersweet Bakery ~ 120 S. Lewis Street ~ 885-2226

    Blue Mountain Coffees ~ 12-B Byers Street ~ 886-4506

    Byers Street Bistro ~ 18 Byers Street ~ 887-6100

    China House ~ 240 N. Central Ave, Suite 5 ~ 885-8558

    Coffee on the Corner ~ 140 E. Beverley Street ~ 887-0041

    Cranberry’s Grocery & Eatery ~ 7 S. New Street ~ 885-4755

    Depot Grille ~ 42 Middlebrook Ave.  ~ 885-7332

    Domino’s Pizza ~ 283 N. Central Ave. ~ 885-3311

    Frederick Street Cafe ~ 11-13 E. Frederick Street ~ 886-3060

    Hardee’s of Staunton ~ 241 N. Central Ave. ~ 885-5767

    Ken’s Place ~ 300 N. Central Ave. ~ 886-1550

    Emilio’s Italian Restuarant ~ 23 E. Beverley ~ 885-0102

    Mill Street Grill ~ 1 Mill Street ~ 886-0656

    Mugshots Coffeehouse & Cafe ~ 32 S. New Street ~ 887-0005

    The Pampered Palate Cafe ~ 26 E. Beverley Street ~ 886-9463

    Rolling Pin Pastries ~ 302 N. Central Ave. ~ 886-2212

    Shenandoah Pizza ~ 19 E. Beverley Street ~ 213-0008

    Split Banana ~ 7 W. Beverley Street ~ 866-492-3668 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            866-492-3668      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

    Zynodoa ~ 115 E. Beverley Street ~ 885-7775

  • Directions

    Take exit 222 off 1-81 and go West on 250 into Staunton. After 1.9 miles you reach a T where you turn right and keep to the left under the railway bridge. You are then on Johnson street and continue along Johnson through 3 lights, up a steep hill and over the top coming down the other side to Jefferson Street, where you turn right.

    Go one block to the first light which is West Beverley. Turn left, go 2 blocks to 950 West Beverley – easy to see from the 100 foot long stained picket fence and gardens.

    If you pass Newtown Bakery you have missed it! The cottage is to the East of the bakery, but right next door.