On April 1st, we arrived at the Orchard House B & B. We had started planning for this trip at Christmas. Our "mama" had wanted to visit Walton's Mt. for a long time. It was by far, one of the best experiences we've ever had. There was a total of 8 of us. 6 stayed in the farmhouse, which was awesome & the other 2 stayed n the B & B, but we were all together until it was time for bed. Our accommodations were everything we expected. We were able to feel right at home. We got up the next morning & had a huge southern breakfast, with all the trimmings. The memories that we made there (just all being together) will be with us forever. The owners, Mike & Deb were the perfect hosts. Looking forward to our next visit.
Very nice accommodations and good location for exploring the area. Mike and Deb were wonderful hosts, very gracious, and helpful with tips on things to do. Breakfasts were excellent. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back sometime in the future. Highly recommended.
We just got back from our 12 year anniversary getaway stay at the Orchard House, and boy were we sad to leave. If I could give it 6 stars I would. We only had a short stay, and Deb and Mike helped make it memorable. The room was immaculate and very comfortable, the house and grounds were beautiful, and the breakfast (chocolate waffles and local eggs and sausage) was sooo delicious! Having never been in the area before, we had no idea what to expect, Deb offered suggestions on things we might enjoy and we did and loved every one! We left feeling as if we made real genuine friends with Deb and Mike and are already planning our next visit. We want to come back in the summer when everything is blooming and take a dip in that pool! I can not recommend it enough!
Better than we even imagined!! Deb and Mike were incredibly helpful, the bedroom was stunning, and the best breakfast we've had in a long time! Can't wait to come back to stay :) - Olivia & James
The Orchard House is the perfect place for a weekend getaway! Tucked away in the Virginia mountains, it is within 20-30 minutes of tons of wineries, breweries, distilleries, outdoor activities, and more. We were catching up with some college friends at some of the local wineries and breweries and decided to stay at the Orchard House instead of driving several hours in one day. The house is super unique but in a fun, relaxed, and welcoming way. Deb and Mike have done a great job of updating and transforming the place into their own. Speaking of, Deb and Mike are the absolute best hostesses! Deb is the friendliest and most hospitable person you could meet and Mike is quite the chef. Their passion is evident in the hard work and dedication they have put into the property. We look forward to visiting again next year!
My Fiance and I stayed here for a weekend to just relax and get away and there could not have been a more perfect location! Mike and Deb were so welcoming, our room was clean, beautifully decorated, and cozy, and the breakfast...the breakfast each morning was so good, it's worth staying there just for that. Cannot recommend the Orchard House B&B enough!
The owners of the Orchard House B&B are some of the nicest people I've ever met. They went out of their way to be kind and helpful, and I feel that they are now friends. I stayed in the two story farmhouse, with it's own living room and kitchen. My room was spacious and very comfortable and cozy, with two large armchairs, a TV, and a large wonderful bed with lots of pillows. In the kitchen there was a supply of foods for breakfast and I could have cooked a whole meal had I wanted to. This was one of the nicest places, if not the nicest place, I have every stayed. There are also rooms available in the main house, and whether you stay in the farmhouse or in the main house, you can be served a complete breakfast if you like. The surrounding countryside is lovely, and there are spacious grounds on the property.
Every aspect of our stay was enjoyable and relaxing from the initial greeting when we arrived to the wonderful breakfasts to the Inn-sponsored winery tour. We had planned a brewery and winery tour and our hosts were invaluable in selecting several off-the-beaten path locations that ended up being our most favorite of the trip.
Our stay at Orchard House was the perfect end to the busy holiday season. Deb and Mike were gracious hosts. The entire house was decorated in a warm festive way. The grounds are beautiful and spacious. Mike's breakfasts were delicious - excellent recipes right down to the local coffee. They truly go over and above to make sure their guests are happy and comfortable. There is so much to do in the surrounding area that we will have to come back again soon. Thank you for a lovely stay! Denyse &Brennan O'Connor
The innkeepers are great hosts, the property is attractive and comfortable, and breakfast was a treat. We stayed at another B&B later on our trip through VA and felt Orchard House was a class above the ordinary.
Found this location when searching for a location to exchange wedding vows - a "just the two of us" event. Stopped in to take a look, and discovered a beautiful home and wonderful property with a barn, pond with fountain, a gazebo backed up to a small vineyard, and gorgeous trees...back dropped by the Blue Ridge Mountains. The home is charming, filled with antiques and tasteful decor. We spoke with Mike and Deb, and found they offered wedding packages. While set up to handle large weddings, they also were happy to offer a "just us" package, including a ceremony on the property or inside the Orchard House, as well as a night's lodging. They also offered options of several add-ons to personalize the event. This was perfect for us, and while they might have been alarmed that we asked to hold our event in less than 2 weeks, they never let on! They arranged for a wedding officiant...located a florist to decorate the Gazebo for a ceremony...found a baker to make a small wedding cake...and furnished a nice cheese/fruit/meat tray with champagne. They were attentive to all requests and were truly interested in helping to make our day special in every way. Everything was perfect, including a beautiful room. The next morning we were treated to a gourmet breakfast included in the stay...not sure we have ever had such an elegant and tasty breakfast in our travels...served in an airy and cheerful dining room with a great view. We also enjoyed being close to wineries, breweries, and all the many enticements of historic Charlottesville - you can't be bored! We stayed 2 nights and hated to leave...a great property with beautiful views and wonderful rooms, and wonderful hosts. Mike and Deb have found their true calling in life....you feel like welcome members of their extended family. Looking forward to another visit soon!
We were driving back home from Georgia to Pittsburgh and decided to stop at Mike and Deb Verplank's Orchard House Bed & Breakfast. Perfect pitstop but wished we could have stayed longer. The bed & breakfast has many LOVELY rooms. We stayed in the Northern Spy room. Right away when we arrived, we walked around the grounds past the pond with water fountain and the wedding barn where they've already booked a wedding. So cool. Loved seeing all of the holiday decor inside and out. Breakfast was so delicious with such beautiful tables set before we came down. It started with fruit and then the pumpkin muffin fresh from the oven and sausage biscuit and gravy. Breakfast held us over until we arrived back home in Pittsburgh. So good!! Looking forward to our next visit, hopefully, this Spring or Summer with friends so we can take advantage of the swimming pool. Also, so many wineries including Trump Winery close by. Thanks Mike and Deb for your gracious hospitality and a Penn State win over Wisconsin!
We were visiting the area for 2 nights to attend a Krishna Das concert at Yogaville (about a half hour drive from Orchard House). So happy we were able to book a room at Orchard House B&B, what a pretty setting. My husband and I stayed in the Empire Room, very comfortable and roomy. Deb & Michael are wonderful hosts, very friendly and informative about the area. The food was yummy...cookies in the evening and breakfast in the morning. Great location in Lovingston, VA. Michael knows lots to do off the beaten path, so we checked out some things we wouldn't have know about otherwise. We look forward to another visit some day.
Michael & Deb were pleasant and friendly. The Orchard House is beautiful and very comfortable. The attention to detail is impressive. The breakfast was outstanding. The room was comfortable and homey. This was our first B&B experience and my husband and I were very impressed. The Christmas decorations added to the stay and put me in a holiday mood. Well done and wishes for continued success.
My husband and I stayed here and we'd highly recommend it. The owners were so friendly it felt like staying at an old friend's house. The breakfasts were delicious and the house was really nice. They seemed to genuinely be concerned that we be happy. I also really liked the location. It's right on 29 which is the road that takes you everywhere in the region. It's close to wineries and breweries, Charlottesville, the Walton Museum, and lots of other fun places. Believe me, you won't be bored there.
We had a wonderful stay at the Orchard House this weekend! The owners were very attentive, friendly and helpful! The breakfast was amazing both mornings! We felt comfortable and at home immediately upon arrival. This will be our getaway paradise!
If you are looking for a private romantic getaway, then look no farther! We have stayed twice now at Simpson's Hollow B&B and absolutely LOVE the privacy afforded. The accommodations include large private 2 bedroom downstairs suite with full kitchen, large shower, and the private hot tub just outside with a pitch dark sky and twinkling stars. The suite is absolutely spotless, and the breakfast provide by the gracious owners includes bowls of fresh fruit, waffles, eggs, and breakfast meats. We love having the full size fridge to keep the wine collected at all of the nearby wineries!
The Orchard House was absolutely a treat for my husband and I. We paid a little extra for special treats and upon arrival we had a gorgeous cheese and cracker tray and a nice bottle of wine. What a way to start a vacation! Mike and Deb go over and above to make you feel welcome. As we entered the house, there was a tray with some yummy goodies and a note saying "Welcome Home". It's all the little details like this that just made our stay so wonderful. The breakfasts were absolutely amazing. We even paid a little extra to have the private breakfast on the front porch with mimosas. It was an absolutely spectacular morning we felt so spoiled. The views were incredible too! We loved it so much that we have already booked our next stay near Christmas with some of our friends. We are really looking forward to It! We love the Orchard House and we know that anyone who stays will love it too.
The Orchard House B&B exceeded out expectations!!! The house was lovely, the food was incredible and the location was excellent.....but the owners, Mike and Deb, REALLY went out of their way to make sure my husband and I are our friends had a wonderful weekend!!!! Also, I highly recommend Mike's wine tour!!!! It was worth every penny and the picnic lunch was fantastic!!!
Such a beautiful place, our room was gorgeous and immaculate, and Wendi and Jay are such a joy and a blessing to be around. They accommodated all of our needs. The weekend was so relaxing and our spirits were filled staying in this Christian home. They helped make our engagement weekend special, we cannot wait to return.
We loved this place,best Bed and Breakfast we have ever visited, Mike and Deb were the sweetest host. Braeakfast was so delicious, would highly recommend this place. We will definitely go back. Rex and Wanda Caulder
We found the Orchard House on line. We were charmed the moment we drove up the winding drive that shows the beautiful house at perfect advantage. We were blown away by the perfectly maintained lawn. There is even a small beautifully maintained vineyard on the property and a lily pond set off by a fountain. Everything at the Orchard House has a casual elegance that only good taste and a lot of hard work can provide. We were delighted before we met our hosts, Deb and Mike Verplank. After that we were home. They are a lovely couple who made us feel like old friends. Professionals who retired early they have been running the B&B since April, but they seem to have been born to be Innkeepers. They greeted us with snacks and showed us to the Empire room. It could not have been more romantic. We shared the house with a extremely nice group of recent college grads together for a reunion who partied late into the night on the front lawn and we never heard a sound. After one of Mike's fantastic breakfasts we took advantage of his wine tour. Traveling in a lux red bus we visited four local wineries, each very different in character. Don't miss a chance to make new friends at the Orchard House.
We had a fabulous stary at the Orchard House Bed & Breakfast! It was a quick get away weekend with two other couples and it was wonderful. The Room was perfect, quaint and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and so were the brownies that were always available! We did a wine tour Saturday and it was wonderful! I have been to CA and this was just as good as Nappa Valley! Thank you Deb and Mike for a great weekend:)