Magnolia House Inn

232 South Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23669
Innkeeper(s): Joyce & Lankford Blair
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Magnolia House B&B Inn in the urban waterfront village of Hampton, Virginia. Come to relax, renew and romance in the ambiance of our warm home. Enjoy our hospitality, this historic property, and our unique location on the southeastern tip of the Virginia peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay. Our serene bed & breakfast is centrally nestled within Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. We are perfect for tourists, business, convention center, and military travelers.

    Recommend us to family and friends visiting the Hampton Roads area. We're located within a few blocks of Hampton University and conveniently close to the Woodlands and Hamptons golf courses, as well as the city's boating piers. Shaded by stately magnolia trees, this dwelling is a wonderful example of Queen Anne style Late Victorian architecture.

    As our guest, we hope you will notice the attention to detail that makes our bed and breakfast special--from the comfortable furnishings to the richly restored interior finishes. The Magnolia House is warm and welcoming to all.

    Please, if you will, include us in your travel plans and enjoy the best of Hampton, Virginia. Nothing would please us more than to have you visit us and then stay for awhile. You'll be glad you chose the Magnolia House.

    Features And Amenities

    Spacious Rooms
    Full Gourmet Breakfast
    Private Bathrooms
    Central Cooling and Heating
    Luxury Linens
    Terry Cloth Robes and Slippers

    Cable Television
    CD Player

    Free Wi-Fi Access
    Conference Room for Small Meetings
    Suite with King-Size Bed and Spa Tub Room
    Rooms with Queen Sized Beds
    Off Street Parking

    Therapeutic Massage Upon Request
    Complimentary Membership to the Hampton YMCA during your stay


    The History Of The Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast Inn

    William Walker Scott married Cora Francis in the late 1800's at Fort Monroe on Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia. William served on the Chesapeake Bay as a harbor pilot for forty-five years before retiring in 1928. He became notable for his chain of theaters on the Peninsula. The Scotts were a family of note in Hampton and this house was a showcase for their accumulated wealth and lifestyle. During their time, the wealth and social status the family achieved was visibly demonstrated in their home. William Scott died in 1933 and Cora remained in the home until her death in 1950. After her passing, the structure was subdivided into five apartments and accommodated tenants from 1950 to 1997.

    John and Karen Glass bought the property in 1997. They renovated the common areas to their original splendor and opened a popular restaurant/tea room and antique business. They were responsible for placing this dwelling on the National Register of Historic Places. Their business flourished until 2004, when Joyce and Lankford Blair purchased the property. The Magnolia House has been brought back to its original purpose as a comfortable home, welcoming all for a respite in this elegant structure.

    Please Call (757) 722-2888 for Reservations

  • The Wedding Chapel at the Magnolia House Inn

    Wedding Minister Services

    Innkeepers Lankford & Joyce Blair are certified, non-denominational, interfaith wedding ministers. Their ceremonies have been performed on-site at the Magnolia House and off-site in hotels, beaches, parks, private residences, and other locations within the Hampton Roads area.

    Please call  757 722 2888 for Off-site Rates.

    Elopement Ceremony          

    $100.00 ----The Wedding Chapel will host your private ceremony with up to two witnesses in attendance.  Advance notice is preferred, but   'Walk-In' couples can check availability.  

     $150.00 ---(includes Minister's Fee, Filing of License, time for your personal photographer to take pictures.)


    **Rates for Elopements are subject to increase on Holidays and high-volume dates.  


    The Wedding Chapel

    Seating up to 20 guests, (does not include the Bride, Groom, up to two Bridesmaids, 2 Groomsmen), the Wedding Chapel at the Magnolia House Inn is a unique and lovely setting for your affordable Intimate Wedding or Vow Renewal Ceremony.

    In Queen Anne Victorian splendor, the Wedding Chapel boasts a lovely crystal chandelier, comfortable seating, and candlelight to enhance your Celebration of Marriage.  

    Chapel hours are flexible and include evening & weekday  ceremonies.  

    Basic Rate.............$400      (includes Coordination,  Ministers Fee, Decorated Chapel, time for your Photographer to take pictures, Filing of License)

    (Fees subject to change without notice.)

  • Discover Hampton, Virginia

    Few cities claim the history and heritage that await you here in Hampton. Our nearly 400 year-old settlement can be enjoyed through an array of exciting attractions. There are more than 100 area attractions within minutes of us.  Your family is sure to enjoy the Virginia Air & Space Center, the Hampton History Museum, the Historic Carousel, Ft. Monroe,  Buckroe Beach, the Peninsula Town Center and the Art Museum of Hampton University. 

    You will find our citizens to be warm and hospitable. Our natural resources will beckon you to enjoy them to the fullest extent, whether you prefer water play at Buckroe Beach, paddling Hampton's water trails, birding at Grand View Nature Preserve, or casting a line to catch the "big one" in the Chesapeake Bay.

    Surrounding area attractions include Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens, harbor tours of the largest natural harbor in the world, and water sports on the Chesapeake Bay. Our region is rich in colonial, Civil War, African American and aviation history! You will find Hampton's award-winning attractions to be top-notched.

    Here are just a few:

    Buckroe Beach

    Hampton University
    Grandview Nature Preserve
    Langley Air Force Base
    Langley Speedway
    Thomas Nelson Comm. College
    Fishing Excursions and Charters
    Chesapeake Bay Harbor Tours
    Boating piers
    Hampton Virginia Festivals
    American Theater

    Hampton Coliseum
    Virginia Air and Space Museum
    NASA Research Center

    Cities Nearby

    Newport News
    Colonial Williamsburg
    Virginia Beach

    Other Places of Interest

    Busch Gardens
    Jefferson Laboratories
    Ferguson Center for the Arts
    Water Country USA
    Naval Station Norfolk
    Christopher Newport University
    Peninsula Town Center
    Proton Therapy Center