The Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast

607 Oak Avenue, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
Innkeeper(s): Jim & Kay Heafner
 
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast in Waynesboro, Virginia!

    Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast in Waynesboro, VA living roomThe Speckled Trout offers a quintessential bed and breakfast experience — an elegant home in a historic Waynesboro, Virginia neighborhood. Offering luxurious guest rooms with vintage four poster beds, delicious gourmet breakfasts, and beautiful gardens for outdoor relaxation. The home is decorated in the delightful Virginia Hunt Country Style; a blending of traditional furnishings and outdoor sporting themes that convey a refined sense of adventure and comfort.

    The Speckled Trout is the designated VIP Home for the Virginia Fly Fishing Festival and host home of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited. In one room – the Lefty Kreh Fly Fishing Library – you can prop your feet on the grizzly rug and read about new ways to outwit a trout.

    Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast in Waynesboro, VA armchairViews of the valleys and mountains are available throughout the city of Waynesboro. With area elevations ranging between 1,050 and 1,800 feet, the possibilities for recreation are endless. Explore the scenic winding Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Appalachian Trail, and the South River, a fork of the Shenandoah River that runs within walking distance of the inn.

    An array of sensory experiences awaits you with wine tastings and country drives through the heart of Virginia's heralded Wine Country – fifteen vineyards are within 30 minutes.

    Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast in Waynesboro, VA bedroomAll accommodations feature queen-size four-poster beds with high-quality linens and pillow top mattresses. The hall bath has two pedestal sinks and large marble shower with rain forest shower head. This bath is available for either the Royal Coachman room or the Grey Ghost room — or both, when shared as a family suite. The bath in the Quill Gordon room is a tub shower.

    The Speckled Trout was recently awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014. The bed and breakfast has also been selected for the Garden Club of Virginia's 2014 Historic Garden Home Tour.

  • 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 Jim & Kay Heafner for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Reputation for hospitality, friendliness, beauty, and comfort...all within a five minute drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive...one of the top ten most spectacular drives in America.

    What are you best known for? 

    We are in the heart of some of Virginia’s best wine country, history, antiquing, fly-fishing, hiking (Appalachian Trail) and Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway.

    What makes your inn unique?

    What makes your inn unique? The B&B is decorated beautifully throughout in Virginia Hunt Country style… a blending of traditional furnishings and antiques, combined with outdoor sporting themes.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The interesting guests from around the world!

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

    A very tough call… perhaps the vineyards/wine tours.

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

    That we treat our guests “like close friends”.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    It is a relatively inexpensive place to travel… great values in lodging and food!

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

    Go on a wine tour, take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive, hike a local trail in the mountains behind the B&B, visit local antique shops, visit local historical sites, fly-fish, kick–back and read a good book next to Kay’s beautiful gardens… or next to the fireplace in cooler weather.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    A wonderful park for walking or a daily run along the South River, shops and local restaurants on Waynesboro’s Main Street.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Green Leaf Grill in Waynesboro and the Mill Street Grill, Emilio’s and Zynodoa in Staunton.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Check out the “Things to Do” page on our website!

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have three rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Sorry...no pets.

  • Your Hosts

    Jim & Kay Heafner first became innkeepers when they operated the Country Gardens B&B in their Anchorage, Alaska home.

    After 30 years of wilderness adventure in Alaska, their Virginia roots called them back. Yet Jim and Kay enjoyed their Alaskan B&B so much that they've opened their Shenandoah Valley home to guests. They love the beauty of the expansive, historic estates nearby, which convey warmth and charm through a grand tradition of hospitality and enjoyment of the outdoors.

  • Breakfast

    The Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast in Waynesboro, VA breakfastA Southern Style Gourmet Breakfast served with flair, flavor and finesse!

    Enjoy your breakfast in our formal dining room, in the garden room, or at one of our outdoor patio tables.

    Breakfast is served 8:00 - 9:00 am. Let us know your schedule, or just wander in when you're ready. Coffee is on earlier. And if a light breakfast is more your style or you need an early start, we always have granola, fruit and yogurt on hand.

  • Directions

    The Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast in Waynesboro, VA front viewFrom Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads and Richmond

    1. Take I-64 West to Richmond.
    2. Take Exit 200 (I-295 bypass) north
    3. Go 24.4 miles
    4. Take Exit #53A (I-64 West) towards Charlottesville
    5. Go 78.0 miles
    6. Take Exit #94 (US 340 / Rosser Avenue) at Waynesboro
    7. Follow Rosser Avenue 2.1 miles, bear right on 13th Street
    8. Follow 13th Street .4 miles, turn right on Oak Avenue
    9. The Speckled Trout (607 Oak Ave) is in the 2nd block on your right

    From Washington DC, Northern Virginia

    1. Take I-66 West to Strasburg
    2. Take i-81 South to Staunton
    3. Take I-64 East to Waynesboro
    4. Take Exit #94 (US 340 / Rosser Avenue) at Waynesboro
    5. Follow Rosser Avenue 2.1 miles, bear right on 13th Street
    6. Follow 13th Street .4 miles, turn right on Oak Avenue
    7. The Speckled Trout (607 Oak Ave) is in the 2nd block on your right

    From Bristol, Roanoke

    1. Take I-81 North to Staunton
    2. Take Exit #211(I-64 East) to Waynesboro
    3. Take Exit #94 (US 340 / Rosser Avenue) at Waynesboro
    4. Follow Rosser Avenue 2.1 miles, bear right on 13th Street
    5. Follow 13th Street .4 miles, turn right on Oak Avenue
    6. The Speckled Trout (607 Oak Ave) is in the 2nd block on your right