The Anderson Cottage Bed & Breakfast

208 Old Germantown Road Box 176, Warm Springs, Virginia 24484
Innkeeper(s): Jean Bruns
  • Introduction

    The Anderson Cottage Bed & Breakfast front of inn

    One of Bath County's oldest buildings, Anderson Cottage in Warm Springs, Virginia has been in the present owner's family since the 1870s. A rambling house, it is actually two buildings, log and clapboard. The original four rooms, housed an 18th century tavern, has also been a girls' school and a summer inn. The Kitchen cottage combines an 1820 brick kitchen and a 20-year old addition. Operated as a B&B since 1984, rooms in the Main House may be available to guests of long-standing.

    The Kitchen Cottage at the Anderson Cottage is available year-round. With three bedrooms and two baths, it is ideal for families and small groups. The upper level with a bedroom and bath is perfect for couples and singles.

    The Anderson Cottage Bed & Breakfast sign

    Warm Springs provides an easy base for day trips and the county abounds in walking trails and beautiful drives through the mountains. The cottage is located in the village of Warm Springs, but is at the rear of the Anderson Cottage property with privacy and seclusion. Restaurants are nearby, one just three doors away.

    The warm stream from the mineral springs flows through the back yard. A small balcony overlooks this, with views up and down the valley.

    The upper level is the main floor, with a living room with windows on three sides; a common room with fully equipped kitchen, dining area, working fireplace; and bedroom with queen bed and bath featuring a tub and shower. The lower level has two bedrooms - one queen and one with twin beds and bath with shower. Breakfast supplies and maid service are provided.

    The Anderson Cottage Bed & Breakfast living room area

    The Anderson Cottage Bed & Breakfast chairs

  • 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 Jean Bruns for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most guests have stayed here before. Travelers come for the Garth Newel Chamber Music Center, mountain scenery, hiking trails, and the Warm Springs mineral baths.

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

    Probably my side porch, full of rocking chairs and the yard with lots of flower beds, shrubs, and trees. 
    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Chamber music a 5-10 minute drive away is a great reason to visit.

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

    Perhaps the breakfast table conversation is the best compliment.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The whole county and its scenic beauty 4 hours from Washington, D.C. is the best kept secret.
    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    A traveler should make a couple of day trips to Lexington and Staunton, VA and Pocahontas County, WV. Travelers also go to the three recreational lakes within 30 minutues. They should also enjoy Chamber music concerts, a day here sitting on the porch, lying in the hammock reading.
    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Jefferson Pools – warm mineral baths -– are within walking distance. An art gallery, another gallery, a shop with lovely furniture, and an antique shop are close by. Also a convenience store and the Milk House with sandwiches and deli items, and two excellent restaurants at Gristmill Square and the Warm Springs Inn.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    In a small community we have very good restaurants, some family fare, three upscale. The chamber music center has dinners following concerts during the summer and on special occasions. A special menu item is mountain trout.
    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    County of Bath, VA., 540-839-7202
    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Kitchen Cottage 3 bedrooms, two baths. Main house limited to former guests: 2 suites, 1 room, all with private baths.

    Do you accept pets?
    No charge for pets. (I find it's better if the owners don't think they have paid for a service.)
  • Area Information

    The Anderson Cottage Bed & Breakfast bridge

    Anderson Cottage is a short walk form the famous Warm Springs pools. Fine restaurants are nearby.

    Sports facilities nearby include riding lessons; fishing in local streams; and lake sports at Douthat Park, Lake Moomaw and the Dominion Generation Recreation Area. The area abounds in natural beauty and there are miles of walking trails and scenic drives.

    Shopping is available at craft, antique and specialty shops in Warm Springs, Hot Springs and Monterrey. In the summer months and on special occasions during the year, chamber music of high quality is offered at Garth Newel Music Center.

    Warm Springs is a good base for day trips to Lexington and Staunton, home of the Museum of American Frontier Culture and to Pocahontas County, West Virginia, to the west, and Highland County, to the north.

    Lake Moomaw

    Location: West of Warm Springs

    Milk House Market and Old Dairy Barn

    Location: Warm Springs

    Jefferson Pools

    Location: Warm Springs

    Hidden Valley Recreation Area and Campground

    Location: West of Warm Springs

    Dan Ingalls Overlook

    Location: East of Warm Springs

    Blowing Springs Recreation Area

    Location: West of Warm Springs

    Marina at Lake Moomaw

    Location: west of Warm Springs

    Bath County Historical Society

    Location: Warm Springs

    Warwickton Mansion

    Location: Warm Springs

    Bolar Flat Marina

    Location: Warm Springs

    George Washington National Forest

    Location: half of Bath County is National Forest land

    Winter Sports at The Homestead

    Location: Hot Springs (5 mi.)

    Garth Newel Music Center

    Location: Hot Springs (2 miles from Warm Springs)

    Cascades Golf Course at the Homestead

    Location: Old Course at The Homestead and The Cascades, 5 and 9 miles

  • How to Find Us

    From Staunton

    1. Rt. 254 west to Buffalo Gap where Rt. 254 becomes Rt. 42S in a straight line
    2. To Millboro Springs, leave Rt. 42, stay with Rt. 39W to Warm Springs
    3. At foot of mountain left with Rt. 39W, then immediate right with Rt. 39W to left on Old Germantown Road (Rt. 692) to #208
    4. Fourth house on left

    From Roanoke

    1. I-81 north to Rt. 220 north through Clifton Forge, Covington and Hot Springs to Warm Springs
    2. Left on Rt. 619, right on Rt. 645, right on Old Germantown Road (Rt. 692) to third house on right #208

    From Washington, D.C.

    1. I 66 W to I-81S; Staunton exit to Woodrow Wilson Parkway / Rt. 262S to exit Rt. 254 W
    2. Continue with Staunton directions above

    Small car park at foot of driveway. Please do not use MapQuest or other computer-generated directions.