Romance, Luxury and History in one spectacular location. A 9200 sq ft, c.1859, Manor House on 37 pristine acres. 8 Guest rooms with private baths, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and more. Evening wine and cheese and full plantation style breakfasts. Come enjoy Southern Hospitality at its best.
Mayhurst is the perfect place to stay while visiting and enjoying the beauty and history of our 4th President’s home. The original owner of Mayhurst, John Willis, was a great nephew of James and Dolley Madison and spent much of his youth at Montpelier visiting with his great uncle. There are "touches" of Montpelier throughout the house and grounds. .
Mayhurst is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark and is a National Registry of Historic Places home and guests enjoy the quiet and serenity of this historic and romantic antebellum mansion and plantation. They sip tea or wine in our library, or on our lovely veranda or on the spacious patio or simply relax in multiple sitting areas or sway in the double hammock. Others sit under the spreading ash tree by the pond, bird watching or fishing, and catching glimpses of fox or deer on our 37 acres. All are fascinated with the elegant yet fanciful Italianate Victorian design of the Manor House.
Many of our guests also visit Jefferson’s Monticello, Monroe’s Ashlawn, or tour Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Four of the top five Virginia wineries are within 20 miles and offer daily tastings. Other guests immerse themselves in the seven nearby Civil War battlefields including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and The Wilderness. Still others enjoy the local art and antique shopping here on the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains or take a Hot Air Balloon trip – right from Mayhurst!
History accorded Mayhurst several illustrious guests, including: General “Stonewall” Jackson, General R.E. Lee and General A.P.Hill. Mayhurst served as General Hill's Corps HQ during the winter of 1863-64. One of his Daughters, Lucy Lee Hill, was christened in the Mayhurst Parlor on May 1, 1864, held by her godfather, Robert E. Lee. A painting, entitled "Tender is the Heart", by the renowned historical artist Mort Kunstler, stands in the Mayhurst parlor where the baptism took place.
Eight luxurious Guest rooms await you. All are outstandingly restored with the best of the antebellum era and 21st century comforts: central air conditioning, double whirlpool tubs, original Italian marble fireplaces, luxury linens, antiques and period decor. All Rooms have private baths, fireplaces and WiFi. Included in a visit to Mayhurst are full breakfasts and wine and cheese socials each evening.
John Willis and his wife had 8 happy children and we want to share the Mayhurst experience with our guests children. Several of our rooms either have sitting rooms with additional beds or can accommodate rollaways.
With 37 acres of fields, forest, pond and walking trails Pets are always welcome but your furry friends can only stay in the "School House".
Smoking is NOT Permitted in buildings.
$179-$239 (Double Occupancy – Additional Person $25