Atherston Hall

250 Prince George Street, Urbanna, Virginia 23175
Innkeeper(s): Judith & William Dickinson
  • Introduction

    Welcome to Atherston Hall Bed & Breakfast Inn. Step through our door and walk in to a charming piece of historic Urbanna, Virginia, just steps from the waterfront. Atherston Hall was built in 1880 for a local schooner captain and his family and restored in 2005. Nestled one block away from the waterfront, docks and beaches of the Chesapeake, Atherston Hall is just around the corner from all Urbanna has to offer.

    Our Grounds

    Relax with a book on our side porch. Or sit in the bright morning sun with your breakfast at our umbrella covered wood porch table. In our front picket fence, a petit English garden is graced with a custom copper fountain. Roses and latch gates ring the circular center and front sitting porch of the house. Just beyond the drive is our traditional English garden. A full picket fence rims a lush collection of seasonal flowers and stone monoliths. Around the gardens perimeter is a sitting area is tucked in along the flanks of Hydrangea, roses, and herbs.

    Good Mornings

    It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At Atherston Hall we enjoy creating a breakfast to remember! On our cupboard you will find an early morning carafe of coffee followed by a sumptuous breakfast at our table. Home made granola complimented by honey and yogurt, freshly made warm dish of the day. Some of our latest favorites include:

    • Traditional eggs, bacon and toast
    • Waffles with Caramelized Bananas
    • Crepes - Sweet or Savory
    • Spiced French Toast with berries
    • Frittatas with Fresh Garden Veggies
  • The Inkeepers

    Judith Wrightson Dickinson
    Hospitality consultant, event and wedding planner

    Judith was born in the southwest of England and has spent her professional life in the hotel industry, as a hotel manager and an inspector for the English Tourist Board. Most recently she has managed the Maidstone Arms in East Hampton NY, Albemarle House in Charlottesville, VA and continues to consult abroad for the Cunard Line's Queen Mary II and houses and hotels worldwide. Her dedication to providing fine accommodation and service will ensure guests will want to return time and again to Atherston Hall.

    William Dickinson

    Born in Southhampton NY , and obtaining a degree in Landscape Design, Bill has created fine gardens in the Hamptons and in England . An estate manager since 1997 and a talented woodworker and gardener, he has used his skills to create a beautiful setting for the newly restored Atherston Hall B&B.

    Our Yellow Labrador

    Savanna is our little lady and was born in the mountains near Staunton VA. She is energetic and full of life. We don't dare let her loose in the garden.

  • Services

    • Wireless internet is available throughout the house
    • Well behaved dogs are welcome in Devon, our pet friendly room
    • Early morning coffee or tea upon request
    • Daily soft drinks, ice and snacks on cupboard
    • Gift certificates available
    • In-room massage (prior appointment necessary)
    • Bicycles are available to our guests
    • Afternoon tea is our specialty, and we can provide special breakfast and lunch functions by appointment
    • We are also able to cater to small gatherings and conference functions
  • Directions

    Directions from I - 95 North:

    • Exit at Fredricksburg for State Hwy 17 South. This exit is on the south side of the city
    • Follow Hwy 17 thru Tappahannock, towards Saluda. About 20 miles south of Tappahannock, you will pass a large race track on the right
    • Two miles after, turn left on Hwy 602 signed for Urbanna and Beth Page Campsite. (Caution, there is another Hwy 602 south of Tappahannock ignore it!)
    • Hwy 602, Virginia Street, takes you into town, when you pass the fire station on the right, turn right 50 yards after onto Prince George Street
    • Follow Prince George around the bend, we are on the right, white house with blue shutters and picket fence in front

    Directions from I - 64 (Ri hmond):

    • Exit Hwy 33 West Point (220) –this is about two miles past the Rest Area
    • Follow Hwy 33 thru West Point, another 10 miles
    • Turn left on Hwy 33 east-Hwy 17 north
    • At Saluda follow Hwy 33 east, two miles after turn left at the stop light on Hwy 227 signed for Urbanna
    • Crossing the bridge into town, follow the winding road and turn left at the Exxon station onto Prince George Street
    • We are the fourth house on the left, with our lit sign in front

    Directions from I - 64 (Norfolk):

    • Several exits lead to Yorktown and the Coleman Bridge
    • After crossing follow Hwy 17 north thru Gloucester to Saluda
    • Turn onto Hwy 33 east thru the town towards Deltaville
    • After a few miles turn left onto Hwy 227 at the stoplight (signedto Urbanna)
    • Crossing the bridge into town, follow the winding road and turn left at the Exxon station onto Prince George Street
    • We are the fourth house on the left, with our lit sign in front