Cooper's Landing Inn & Traveler's Tavern

801 Virginia Avenue, Clarksville, Virginia 23927
Innkeeper(s): Nichol & Les Cooper
  • Introduction

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    Cooper's Landing Inn and Traveler's Tavern is a small bed and breakfast, restaurant, and catering team located in Clarksville, Virginia on Buggs Island Lake. Whether you want to have a romantic dinner in a quaint historic setting, host your wedding at our beautiful gazebo, or have us cater your event off-site, we hope you will choose Cooper's Landing Inn & Traveler's Tavern.

    Cooper's Landing Inn is a part of Virginia's only lakeside town. Originally built in 1830, the home is surrounded by beautiful grounds and original outbuildings, including a working smokehouse which houses a hot tub for Bed & Breakfast guests.

    Boasting the recent addition of a 20' by 40' in ground pool, Cooper's Landing Inn provides guests with a cool retreat during summer months. Surrounded by a brick patio, the pool area is complete with bistro tables and loungers where guests can savor a frozen cocktail or indulge with an item off our delicious pool menu. Beverages and snacks are always available to our guests on our butler's pantry 24 hours a day including coffee, dessert wines or sherry, herbal tea, soda, bottled water, granola, biscotti, fresh fruit, and seasonal delicacies.

    Guests are always welcome to enjoy a drink next to the original woodstove in our tavern anytime during their stay in the winter months, and in the summer sit under a mighty oak tree or relax on the front porch. We offer featured red and white wines, specialty cocktails, imported beers, and seasonal specialties like hot toddies in the winter and fresh mango margaritas in the summer months. Guests are also encouraged to slip out back and enjoy Cooper Springs, our 60 jet, 16 person hot tub which is enclosed in the original smokehouse where guests can dim the chandelier lights and gaze at the stars through the skylight.

  • Dining

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    The menu at Cooper's Landing will reflect each season and change seasonally to include blackboard specials that highlight certified Black Angus meats, fresh fish, and local seasonal vegetables and fruit. We also offer Chef Les's nightly specials which can be paired with interesting and unique wines.

    We offer intimate seating for two as well as private dining rooms for groups. If you are celebrating a special occasion please inquire about our private candlelight wine room for a unique dining experience. We are also available for on and off premise catering and special event planning. Please inquire about any selections you'd like us to feature in the future. Our goal is to meet your wishes.

    Check out our sample brunch menu, sample dinner menu, and current wine list on our website.


    • Dinner served Wed-Sat from 5pm-10pm
    • Weekend brunch served Sun from 10am-3pm

    Live music and patio dining on Friday evenings Memorial Day and Labor Day.Guests of the inn are welcome to dine with us Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings with advanced notice.

  • Restaurant, Catering and Event Spaces

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    Inside Events at Cooper's Landing

    From quaint romantic candlelight dining for two to fabulous festive gatherings for your groups, Cooper's Landing has the perfect dining room for you. There are three inside dining rooms, the private wine room, yellow dining room, and the blue dining room. In addition, there is a beautiful sun room that looks out on the pool and an authentic English style tavern where you can grab a book from the Inn's extensive collection or cozy up in front of the original wood stove with a glass of port.

    The yellow dining room will accommodate up to 32 people. The blue dining room will accommodate up to 22 people. The wine room will accommodate 7 people and is perfect for family celebrations or business dinners.

    Outside Events at Cooper's Landing

    In additional to the inside dining areas, Cooper's Landing has two brick patios. The main trellised brick patio is covered by wisteria and can accommodate up to 130 guests. There is an outside bar on the patio as well as a dance floor area and outdoor speakers so it is a favorite for groups holding rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions. In the summer months, we feature our "Live Music Under the Stars" series every Friday night with musicians performing from 7-11pm.

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    The side patio surrounds the pool and can accommodate up to 100 guests and is a favorite for guests holding garden parties or cocktail and heavy hors d'oeuvre receptions. A bar can also be set-up in this area and the trees are full of twinkle lights as well as ambiance lighting in the pool. There are outdoor speakers in this area as well as an area that can be utilized for a dance floor.

    The Garden Gazebo area can accommodate up to 150 guests and is the location for most of the Inn's Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions. This area is surrounded by Wayland Cypress trees to give guests a very private enclosed feel and the area has a beautiful tree canopy to provide shade. The trees are full of twinkle lights and there are outdoor speakers throughout the area to complement your private gathering.

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    Catering and Event Planning at Cooper's Landing Inn

    We look forward to being a part of your special celebrations. Our goal at Cooper's Landing is to meet any guest's individual needs and personalities. We offer on premise and off premise catering. Please call us today so our event planner and resident chef can work together to create a menu and setting to satisfy your desires.

    Some Services Offered

    • Rehearsal Dinners
    • Private Anniversary Dining
    • Banquets
    • Weddings
    • Business Meetings & Corporate Meals
    • Gourmet Picnic Baskets
    • Bridal Showers
    • Holiday Parties
    • Office Luncheons
    • Birthday Celebrations
    • Grouped Box Lunches

    If you have any type of event, we will be happy to work with you to make it memorable, Nichol & Les.

  • Cooper's Landing Cooking School

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    Cooper’s Landing is the perfect getaway for those passionate about food and wine. Our Cooking School Classes blend relaxation, fine dining, and hands-on instruction all in a romantic and inviting setting. Join us in our newly renovated Kitchen Classroom where each session will explore a specific topic, cover the basics, and then teach you how you can actually cook the food in your own kitchen. View a schedule of classes on our website.

    Previous Student Testimonials

    "It was my first time for one of your lessons and it was fantastic. I enjoyed meeting the staff and the other participants. It was a lot of fun and I’ll be using the recipes and techniques frequently. You do a very good job of making your guests feel welcome. Hopefully, my wife and I can find some time to spend with you again. Thanks again and I look forward to visiting soon." -Bob Chonko, Farmville

    "The cooking class was awesome- I can’t wait to use the recipes that we learned. All the food we had was just wonderful. This is such a great place to stay. It was so much fun to sit by the pool and relax. I do love this area and you two sure add a lot to this quaint town. Keep up the great job that you are doing. "

    "You’ve done it again! Total and complete package of relaxation and just being pampered with Food and attention; what a truly perfect way to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Finding you in our search for retirement property has just been and added blessing in our journey and we thank God for your kind hearts and generous nature! Robbie will be going back to Iraq next week but these few days of bliss have really “re-charged” him (especially the cooking classes). Thank you for everything!" -Robbie and MaryPat Seal

    Cooper's Landing Inn & Traveler's Tavern people cooking

    Bed & Breakfast Culinary Destination Package

    Available Sunday through Tuesday. A memorable culinary experience awaits you each day!

    Packages Includes

    Two nights Deluxe Accommodations (double occupancy)

    5-course Chef’s Tasting Dinner and Wine Pairing Sunday Night where the group will join together for a festive dinner with new friends

    Cheese & wine reception in the Tavern Monday night

    Full candlelight breakfast each morning

    4 Hours of Cooking Classes on Monday (2 hour session in the morning & 2 hour session in the evening following the cheese reception)

    Elegant lunch on Monday

    2 Cooper’s Landing Inn aprons to take home

    Binder Full of Written Recipes & Helpful Hints

    Culinary Destinations Package Prices

    • $700 deluxe room, double occupancy
    • $775 Double Jacuzzi Room, Double Occupancy
    • Single Occupancy $495 deluxe room
    • $570 Double Jacuzzi Room Single Occupancy
    • Lodging Taxes & Gratuities Additional

    Custom Getaways

    Available for parties of 6 or more based on availability (Sunday – Thursday). Private groups can request a specific topic. Cooper’s Landing Cooking Culinary Destinations are a great way to celebrate a birthday gathering, office team building, pre-wedding girl’s weekend, or any other gathering of family or friends. Gift Certificates are available for Cooking School Classes & Destination Weekends.

    Please Note

    Taxes and gratuities are additional. Please register early. To ensure maximum learning and enjoyment, classes are limited to 18 people. A $50 fee is charged to all Destination Weekend cancellations made 30 days prior to the day of arrival. Cancellation requires a 30 day notice or you will be charged in full unless we can re-book your reservation. For Monday Night Cooking Classes, you will be charged in full at the time of booking your reservation. If you are unable to attend the class, you may send someone else in your place. Cooper’s Landing Inn Cooking School reserves the right to cancel classes if class enrollment has not met the minimum requirement. In this event, we will notify you and provide a refund or we will give you credit towards a future class. For reservation, please call us.

  • Weddings at the Inn

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    Let us help you create the perfect wedding at Cooper's Landing

    Enjoy your special day in the Beautiful Lake Country of Clarksville, Virginia. At Cooper's Landing we specialize in intimate ceremonies, extravagant receptions, quaint rehearsal dinners, beautiful bridal luncheons, and engagement cocktail parties.

    Weddings can be held inside the Inn in the parlor, library, staircase or outside on the porch, trellised patio, wedding gazebo, lawns, or even poolside. We can help arrange a small intimate wedding ceremony for two or we can hold a wedding reception for up to 200 people. If your guest list exceeds 200 people, we will be happy to cater your event at an off-premise location of your choice.

    Please call Nichol, owner/event consultant and she will be happy to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. The Inn also offers 6 beautiful guest rooms to accommodate your close family and friends. Three of our rooms feature romantic double Jacuzzi tubs and are perfect enjoyment. Please check out our various wedding packages on our website.

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    Cooper's Landing Inn & Traveler's Tavern wedding

  • Area Attractions

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    Cooper's Landing Inn is located in the heart of Lake Country and is a part of Virginia's only lakeside town. The home was originally built in 1830 and is surrounded by beautiful grounds and original outbuildings, including our newly restored smokehouse.

    Clarksville affords its visitors fine dining, antique specialists, and gift shops that are happy to welcome all visitors with a smile. Mecklenburg County is surrounded by local history and showcases many historical and architectural gems including Prestwould Plantation, McCullum Moore Gardens & Museum, Occoneeche State Park, and Boyd Tavern.

    Guests can also take to the outdoors to enjoy a boat ride on the lake, canoe trips, or a hike along the banks. We are here to be your personal travel guides to lake Country. Please feel free to ask us to help you tailor your visit to your needs.

  • Guest Comments

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    What Our Guests Say

    "Dear Les and Nichol, as we shared with you in person, our stay at your wonderful Inn was just perfect. We could not have picked a better place to celebrate our 44th anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we were treated with true Southern hospitality and it continued through our entire stay. Our dinners were beyond compare and our breakfasts on the patio were enchanting. Our room was the perfect setting for celebrating our anniversary! The attention you both have given to your guests accommodations will be rewarded because "word of mouth" is the best advertising. We wish you all the best as you continue with your dream." -Grover & Paige Lilley

    Oh my god he is a great chef! Hopefully one day they will come out with a cookbook with his wonderful recipes. Heck, I would buy 2! Loved it here, and we will definitely be back!" -Melanie and Marty Benson

    "What a great stay, as always! This is our 3rd trip to Cooper’s and we absolutely love it every time and look forward to our next time back! The new room is beautiful, but of course we expected nothing less. You guys have fabulous taste! And speaking of taste, the food…oh my, oh my! We are expecting our first child this summer and you certainly now how to please a pregnant lady’s palate! Thanks again for a fabulous, romantic stay." -Trip and Andrea Emerson

    "Thank you so much for making our return to the lake an all around great experience! We now have a place to stay that feels just like 'home.' The food was incredible-thanks Les! The Inn is just amazing- thanks Nichol! We wish you all the best for the future! We will not stay away so long now that we have found you guys." -Bill and Connie Berndt

    And many more! Check out more guest reviews on our website.