My wife and I stayed with Kathleen over New Year's Eve. The B&B had a lot of character. The room was very nice and spotless. Breakfast was original and luxurious and different every morning. We thoroughly enjoyed the family style atmosphere and great conversations with other guests. Before our stay we got perfect assistance to arrange New Year's Eve activities in the area. We also enjoyed the winery arrangement, In short a perfect and relaxing stay. Exactly what we were looking for and more...
Stayed two nights in order to attend the Octagon Wine Dinner at the Barboursville Vineyards. It snowed the first day causing everyone but us to cancel their reservations. We had the entire house to ourselves and were waited on by Jack and Pat. Very quiet and comfortable as always. Good wine and interesting cheeses to include a Brie covered in nuts and cranberries in honey. Watched the Army Navy game and the Redskins game. Very relaxing and wonderful.
My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating our first anniversary. It was a relaxing environment and Jack and Pat were so friendly! Walking into the house is very welcoming and they make sure you have everything you need for your stay. Both mornings we were served a wonderful breakfast. We will be returning!
We chose this inn because of its ratings and its proximity to Montpelier. We stayed in the John Madison suite which has a roomy bathroom and a separate sitting room with a TV, DVD player, and a comfy couch and chair. The breakfast was very good and the owners were friendly and helpful. We would recommend this inn.
We have been trying to get a reservation at Walden Hall for over a year now and we finally were able to visit! My wife and I were much in need of a escape from the city so on a whim I called and they happened to have the Longfellow Loft open on a Thursday. We were given a tour of the estate and met Jason in the kitchen and chatted with Eric about the history and the area. We had a luxurious room with more than accommodating amenities and an impressive meal. (They are not kidding when they advertise "gourmet" breakfast.) The dining room was stunning with beautiful woodwork. We spent our day visiting local wineries with the free tasting passes Eric provided. I also managed to squeeze in a massage, which was excellent as well. This is a highly recommended destination for anyone wanting to feel pampered and who is into food and wine. The amenities are truly outstanding and the views are beautiful from every angle of the property.. We'll definitely be back as soon as possible!
My daughter and her fiancé were married at Walden Hall in October, 2016. As any engaged couple and their parents know, there is so much planning to making this event one of the most memorable for the bride and groom and for family and friends. From day one, Walden Hall has worked closely with us to ensure that this day would be memorable. We worked with Eric Fulton, general manager and events extraordinaire. He provided excellent service. Walden Hall was the absolute perfect place for a wedding. Eric was always available to show us the property and answer the many many questions we had. We were able to host a wonderful and memorable wedding with the professional and caring attributes of all of our vendors. Many thanks to the staff of Walden Hall!
Carolyn is the consummate gracious hostess, perfectly suited to the role of welcoming weary travelers and Charlottesville visitors! Everything about her inn was warm and inviting. We felt at home immediately. The outdoor patio was a true oasis. Our room was spacious, quiet, and perfectly comfortable. And our breakfast the next morning was carefully prepared, nicely presented and absolutely deeeelicious!! My husband and I wish we could have lingered another several days, so we’ll have to plan a return visit soon! Thank you for all your kindness and hospitality!
What an incredible place.. This was our second birthday trip to Walden Hall. The ambience, service, food, presentation was absolutely perfect. We rented three rooms and had a wonderful poolside celebration with friends The dining was wonderful and our host, Eric was so nice to interact with. His staff were always around when we needed and were able to accomodate our dietary requirements with ease. Walden Hall is the perfect place for special occasions! Thank you, Eric, and your lovely staff.
Just returned from a wonderful weekend experience at Walden Hall that was truly outstanding. It began with the welcoming warmth of Eric and his staff who immediately made us feel like long lost friends. The property is breath taking in its ambience and perfected down to the tiniest detail. The amenities are unlike anything we have ever experienced at a property this size. There was an endless selection of activities and entertainment onsite and much to do within a short drive. The breakfasts were great quality and delicious! We look forward to making Walden Hall our monthly D.C. getaway spot!
Walden Hall is both beautiful and luxurious! We hope to return many times--if we can get reservations--it's almost always booked up. We would highly recommend it to anyone who wants comfort in a stately home with plenty of relaxing spaces: the front porch, the huge lower level with theater and games, the formal dining room, the gigantic saltwater pool patio. Walden Hall also deserves its reputation for outstanding gourmet multi-course breakfasts. It's a superb B&B and a the perfect getaway. The grounds would be perfect for a wedding or any event. We will be back and we will rent the entire property next time!
Staff was excellent, friendly and helpful. Great location. Bed was very comfortable. Wine and cheese in afternoon was a nice touch. Room was sizable & well appointed, but showed lack of upkeep. Baseboards, window sills, etc needed painting. Wall above the sink had been painted, but did not match wall paint color. A/C was noisy. Room rug was thin and slid when walked on, creating a hazard. Numerous scuffing and marks on walls of the cottage. Breakfast was below B&B standards, with no hot dishes.
Walden Hall really is the best wedding venue in Virginia! It lives up to all the hype. In fact, I booked the venue sight unseen! I knew of a few people who were married there and the photos and layout of the venue were just what I envisioned for my wedding. When I first went to the venue to meet with Eric, it was even more incredible than I had imagined! I cannot say enough positive things about Eric. He was simply amazing! He was so incredibly responsive and has such a caring personality. From all of the emails, in-person meetings, rehearsal and then the day of, he made me feel like my wedding was the absolute number one priority for Walden Hall. During the wedding, any possible thing I wanted or needed the staff made happen. There is no possible way my wedding would have been what I'd been dreaming about if it wasn't for Eric. The rest of staff at the Inn were so accommodating and welcoming as well. My guests and I felt like royalty from the moment we arrived. From the rehearsal dinner, to the wedding, to the after party by the pool, Walden Hall made my weekend absolutely perfect. My guests are still telling me how it was the best wedding they have ever attended! It was so nice to have friends and family stay on-site and for all of the weekend festivities to happen in one place. If you are looking for your wedding venue, look no further than Walden Hall. You will not be disappointed!!
My wife and I stayed at the Walt Whitman Grande Suite for a 3-day getaway in March 2017. We loved everything about Walden Hall. The facilities (home theatre, gaming room, bedroom, outdoor jacuzzi) were spectacular and the service could not have been better. Eric did everything he could to make sure we had a great time. You really can't go wrong with Walden Hall.
Hosts were very welcoming even when we arrived VERY early (noon instead of 2pm!). They invited us to leave our bags, and gave us discounted tickets to Montpelier. We had a lovely wine and cheese early in the evening, and a scrumptious breakfast the next morning. We came to Mayhurst because we'd been there 25 years ago right before we got married. Our stay this time was MUCH nicer than the last time! We will definitely try to come back!
We were fortunate to spend our 31st anniversary at Carolyn's beautiful inn. Everything about our stay was perfect, from the moment Jane greeted us at the door, to the delicious breakfast Diana cooked and served, to Carolyn's personal good-bye. We loved our room, with it's own private balcony and fireplace! Every need was anticipated and prepared for us: homemade cookies, water bottles and extra glasses, toiletries, robes, and sweet smelling towels! We were able to walk to the Downtown Charlottesville mall for dinner, and enjoyed a night cap on our balcony before a wonderful night's sleep! Thank you, Carolyn and team, for such a memorable and delightful visit. We can't wait to return!
Jack and Pat were very accommodating of me and my family. They had the pack n' play and crib already setup for us upon our late evening arrival. We had to leave prior to breakfast and they packed us fresh berries, juice, and delicious coffee cakes. The evening wine and snacks is also a lovely touch. Thank you very much for a wonderful stay!
Walden Hall is the perfect spot for a getaway. The salt water outdoor pool is amazing. The rooms are a bit over the top luxurious. The staff is friendly, helpful and the food fantastic. It's not country quiet; the road a bit away, which gets busy between 6-8 am in particular, can be heard when outside (not inside) but the night stars are wonderful, the crickets in tune and the locusts in full voice.
I stayed with my wife in one room, and my daughter, my son-in-law, and my two grandsons stayed in another. As my review, I will simply quote my older grandson: "Granpa, this is the coolest hotel ever!"
Wow! My stay was awesome. Eric and his staff were very accommodating. The Emerson Pool Apt was very cozy, the bed was very comfortable.I especially liked the salt water pool. A Gourmet Breakfast every morning on the front porch or the dining room was very peaceful and relaxing. I would recommend this Bed and Breakfast for a peaceful get a way. I will be back!
Our first stay and we were not disappointed. The room was very clean and comfortable. The Inn is centrally located within walking distance to downtown and all of its restaurants, The morning breakfast was superb. Plenty of delicious fresh fruit and scones along with eggs and waffles. Service was outstanding and very accommodating.
We arrived in time to socialize over wine and cheese, learn about the historical significance of this beautiful property, and take the innkeepers up on their recommendation for local barbecue (which we enjoyed on the expansive veranda). Our first-floor room once housed three Civil War generals, and its floor-to-ceiling windows were works of art. Knowing we had an early departure, our gracious hosts even had a generous to-go breakfast ready for us by 7:30 am (berries and fresh whipped cream, muffins, orange juice, and bottled water). Loved our visit to The Mayhurst Inn; we'll be back!
The setting here is spectacular, the house and rooms gorgeous, a lovely swimming pool and views to die for. Eric is a wonderful innkeeper although Andi was there most of the time for us and was a great and helpful hostess. The breakfast was good but not as spectacular as some others we have had at other B&Bs. Still, we would certainly love to go there again.
Our first stay this weekend was awesome! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and were always there with a smile to help with anything we may have needed. We were given a tour of the grounds when we arrived and couldn't have been more impressed with how beautiful both the home and surrounding countryside was. The food, house, and staff were amazing and will bring us back again!
From the moment you pull up the long drive you can see that you're in a peaceful and quiet area. The attention to detail from room to room was amazing. The pool offers a relaxing and spacious area with the ability to play from an extensive iTunes library to fit your mood. We had access to the grill outside where we cooked meals nightly and enjoy the sunsets. Also, the hot tub is a great way to relax and unwind, but only if you selected the room that had access to it.The basement offered a movie room, a humidor with a very nice selection of cigars, and a pool table. Our host gave us a recommendation for a driver to do a wine tour that exceeded our expectations at each winery in the area. The morning breakfasts' were delicious and cooked fresh while you sat on the porch surrounding the house and drinking some coffee. At night we enjoyed a campfire with pre-made Smore's package and made some friends while we sat around and shared stories. We will definitely be coming back to Walden Hall.
Drove up to the property and it was exactly as pictured on internet! Eric met us at the door and welcomed us in! The house was beautiful and our room was spotlesss and accommodating! All the amenities available kept us busy and the movie and popcorn at end of the night was great.. I recommend eating breakfast on the front patio during your stay! Breakfast was delicious and the outdoor atmosphere was peaceful prior to our 4 hour drive home. We can't wait to stay again and bring some of our friends with us next time!
Strikingly lovely from the moment you drive up. Inside, the architectural details and decor are lovely. So much to do from billiards, swimming, fishing, to watching a movie in screening room. Breakfast was elegant and delicious. Emerson pool suite was crystal clean, spacious, and comfortable with direct access to the refreshing pool. Host Eric could not have been more welcoming and charming--nothing was too much trouble. Looking forward to returning!