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Deep in the heart of Central Virginia, bucolic farmland supporting horse country and boutique vineyards, craft breweries and are set against a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here, Charlottesville brings the vibrancy of a college town—offbeat music, food, young people, and all—to the rolling countryside. The city hasn't lost touch with its Southern roots or historic legacy, but it still manages to embrace the creative energy swirling around the University of Virginia. After all, the Charlottesville area has always been a place for revolutionary thinkers, with Monticello and Montpelier both nearby.
Good things come in small packages, and the proof is in Madison, Virginia, just 17 miles from Charlottesville. Here, the historic Ebenezer House Bed & Breakfast has no shortage of charm. Built in 1901 in Culpeper, this former Methodist church was moved and reassembled in Madison in 1984. You'll be welcomed with a unique gift upon arrival and shown to your cozy guest room, where you'll find antique furnishings and family heirlooms. Start your day with a country buffet breakfast, then set out to explore Central Virginia's historic landmarks—Ebenezer is a member of the Inns at Montpelier, so make sure to save time for a visit
Hiking, Driving & History
Less than a mile off Route 29, the B&B is also 20 minutes from Shenandoah National Park. "Stretching for more than 100 miles through Virginia," says Southern Living, "Shenandoah National Park has lured generations of nature lovers with its gorgeous mountain vistas, winding hiking trails, and tumbling waterfalls." Not up for the hike, take a drive through Sky Line Drive along the park. Seven miles away is James Madison's Montpelier, Begin learning about Madison's sizable contribution to the Constitution in the visitors' center, then proceed to the main house and sprawling grounds. If you can't get enough presidential history, you can make the 30-minute drive to see Thomas Jefferson's Monticello estate or Ashlawn home of James Monroe.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Doris Webb for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Historical sites, wineries, and the University of Virginia.
What are you best known for?
The Ebenezer House B & B had once been the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Culpeper, VA; moved to Madison County.
What makes your inn unique?
The charm of the great room when you enter.
What do you love most about your inn?
It is great for entertaining.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The historical sites, Civil War sites, and wineries.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The Ebenezer House has "Old World Charm."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Visit Monticello and Montpelier and the wineries.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The river, Rapadan.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
The Ebenezer House has many links for quests to use to find out what is currently happening in the Charlottesville-Culpeper Area.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 3 bedrooms, 2 open Lofts and 2 bathrooms.
Do you accept pets?
Yes, We accept well trained dogs.
Doris has a BS degree in Economics from Geneva College and a Master’s in Business Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Doris spent many years teaching business curriculum in high school and community colleges in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Maryland as she and her husband, who was assistant general counsel for Gulf Oil Corporation and later for the Department of Energy moved from state to state.
Doris served as the executive director and CEO for the Havre de Grace Housing Authority in Maryland before retiring. During this period she developed educational programs for the residences for the Welfare to Work program. She completed 3.7 million dollars of renovation to upgrade the housing property. Served on the HUD Drug Task Force and Housing Authority’s Insurance board. In 1993, she received the Distinguished Service Award from Geneva College for outstanding achievement in education and for demonstrating a life of service.
Following retirement, Doris started to look for property in the Charlottesville Area to be near her daughter. She already knew lots of people in the area as daughter Amy , son, Alan, and she are fox hunters. We are members of the National Beagle Club, Aldie, Virginia and we hunt with the Waldingfield Beagles in Charlottesville.
Amy Webb Burke graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a BA degree in Equine Studies and Psychology. Amy worked as assistant instructor to the Equine Director of Virginia Intermont College. Amy has 25 years experience as a Professional Equestrian, showing hunt seat, side-saddle, training horses and riders for the show ring.
Alan Webb attended Geneva College as Biology major. Then he became a Department of Defense Bases government contractor. He started his own company doing renovation projects on the Albany Marine Core Logistic Base in Albany, Georgia. Before he retired, his last project was a fire station in Panamá City, Florida for the Navy. Alan is now back in college part time finishing his Biology major.
About Our Amenities
Upon arrival, guests are invited to tea, coffee, or a complimentary glass of Virginia wine. Ebenezer House has WiFi available for our guests.
A country buffet breakfast is served in the formal dining room or on the downstairs deck, weather permitting. Breakfast consists of rolls, muffins, eggs Benedict, pecan waffles, omelets, and a selection of juices, fresh fruits, and cereals. All organic foods are served.
We look forward to hosting you as guests in our Madison, Virginia Bed & Breakfast.
Ebenezer House Bed & Breakfast has three lovely appointed rooms. Two bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with twin beds and a loft on the second floor.
All of our rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans. We also have a first floor handicap accessible room if needed. Please check with us about it's availability. Check with us for our rates for extended stays. (3 days or more). Virginia sales tax of 5% will be added to all lodging.
The Ebenezer House is located 1/10 of one mile off of U.S Route 29, which gives you a quick and easy access to traveling to Culpeper, Charlottesville, Madison, Greene, Orange, and Albemarle Counties. Here are some of our suggestions for things to do while you are staying with us.
Hiking: Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive - 20 minutes
Albemarle County Airport: Serviced by U.S. Air, United, Delta, and Continental - 15 minutes
Historical Sites: Montpelier, Ash Lawn Highland, Michie Tavern and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. - 25 minutes
Civil War and Revolutionary War Battle Fields: Nearby
Plow and Hearth Country Store and Outlet: A delightful place to visit and shop, two miles North on 29. - 5 minutes.
Antique Shops: Many antique shops located on U.S. 29 just minutes away from the Ebenezer House
Wineries: Twenty wineries within 15-20 minutes radius. Wine Festivals: Free tours, tasting and sales.
Charlottesville: The historical Downtown Mall, home to shops, restaurants, art galleries, movie theaters, ice skating park and amphitheater with local musicians -- 30 minutes
University of Virginia's Activities: - 25 minutes
Woodberry Forest and Blue Ridge School's Activities: - 15 minutes
Please visit our Area Attractions page for all of the links to these local attractions. We hope this helps you as you plan your visit to our area and a stay at Ebenezer House Bed & Breakfast.
- Madison County
- Orange County Visitors Center
- Montpelier Visitor Center
- Charlottesville Visitor Center
- James Madison's Montpelier
- The James Madison Museum
- Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
- Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel
- Wilderness Battlefield
- University of Virginia
- Michie Tavern
- Civil War Traveler
- Journey Through Hallowed Ground
- Montpelier Wine Festival
- Montpelier Hunt Races
- Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials
- Virginia Festival of the Book
- Virginia Film Festival
- Virginia Garden Week
- Barboursville Vineyard
- DuCard Vineyards
- Burnley Vineyard
- First Colony Winery
- Horton Vineyard
- Jefferson Vineyards
- Keswick Vineyards
- King Family Vineyard
- Prince Michel
- White Hall Vineyards
Other Things to Do
- Arts and Antiques
- Blue Ridge Lane Farm Horseback Riding
- The Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive)
- 75th Anniversary of SNP
- Horseback Riding at Oakland Heights Farm
- Skydiving and Airplane Rides
- Blue Ridge Balloon Company
- Farm Hunting Preserve
- Somerset Golf Club
- Mountain Sports
Other Helpful Links
- Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia
- Inns at Montpelier
- Virginia Tourism
- James Madison's Montpelier Foundation
- Madison County Chamber of Commerce
- Madison County Historical Society
Charlottesville Country Properties
Specializing in country homes, farms and estates in the seven counties surrounding Charlottesville. With 27 years of brokerage experience, they will answer all your questions and help you find the perfect home whether it be a mountain cabin or an historic estate.
Nan Rothwell's Pottery: Visit at nearby working pottery.
Looking for Places to Eat? Try these nearby restaurants
- Blue Ridge Restaurant & Catering
- The Bavarian Chef
- Madison Inn Restaurant
- Inn at Meander Plantation
Directions from the North
- Take 495 Beltway to I-66 West to US Route 29 South
- Seven and a half miles South of the town of Madison, US Route 29 turn right on to 621 West
- Ebenezer House is 500 feet on the right
Directions from the South
- Take I-95 to Richmond, VA
- Then take I-64 West to Route 29 North and turn right at the Washington DC, Route 29 North Exit
- Continue traveling North on Route 29
- At the Ruckersville Intersection of Route 29 and Route 33 you have 4.5 miles until you reach Route 621 West
- Turn left on to Route 621 West
- Ebenezer House is 500 feet on your right
A Special Note to those Using GPS for directions
To find the Ebenezer House use 122 Seville Road, Madison, VA 22727