Greenfield Inn Bed and Breakfast


Southern Hospitality at its best

Hours:
open 24 hours check in 4:00 PM Check out 11:00 AM

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Greenfield Inn Bed & Breakfast is a grand

Southern Georgian-style 1760s mansion located on an 83-acre estate surrounded
by gently rolling hills. Its two pillared entrances provide the gateway to
breathtaking views in a relaxing, comfortable setting of understated elegance.
Sitting areas and garden spaces invite you to unwind.

An excellent choice for a weekend or mid-week
getaway, vacation to tour the Greater Piedmont Region, anniversary celebration,
or corporate executive retreat—Greenfield Inn Bed & Breakfast provides a
journey back in time complemented by all of today’s comforts.

Greenfield Inn Bed & Breakfast is the
perfect destination wedding venue with panoramic views and an intimate,
romantic setting. Let us make your dream wedding a reality and provide you with
memories that you will enjoy for a lifetime.

Centrally located in beautiful Rappahannock
County, Virginia guests enjoy easy access to wineries, breweries and
distilleries; art galleries; antique shops; boutiques; spa; hiking trails in
the Shenandoah National Park; Civil War attractions; theatre; and more. There
is something to delight everyone.

History

Greenfield Inn Bed & Breakfast is one of
the oldest mansions in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Built between 1767 and
1769, Greenfield, like other older homes, has had many additions over the
years, but the original 1769 structure is known as the Southern Georgian-style
of architecture, which was the dominant style for domestic construction in the
colonies from 1700 to 1780.

Homes such as Greenfield were commonly found
on the Eastern Seaboard, where the English influence was concentrated.
Greenfield, also known as a central hall and parlor home, includes two stories
with a centered five-bay entry with windows that align vertically and
horizontally; six working fireplaces; and 11-foot ceilings. All of these
components contribute to its Southern charm.

Greenfield was a private family dwelling to
well-established families who were related to past presidents George
Washington, James Madison, and Zachary Taylor. In addition, it was said to have
been a headquarters to both the North and the South during the Civil War.

Known in Rappahannock
County for its parties and dances, especially the Virginia
Reel, that graced Greenfield’s grand rooms—it is once again welcoming and
entertaining guests. More than three years of renovations to the estate have
infused new life and grandeur into this historical treasure.

The 12” thick walls are made of brick that
was manufactured by the slaves on the property. It is said that the brick was
touched at least 17 times before the mason picked it up. If you look closely,
you may see an animal pawprint or a human fingerprint on the surface of the
brick that was created while the brick was in the field drying centuries ago.

The windows still have the original glass,
providing distorted views through the panes in some locations, as the air
bubbles of the handmade glass transport you to years past.

Greenfield’s interior has the original
horsehair plaster. The interior heart pine floors welcome you into every room.
Both are more than two hundred years old and contribute to Greenfield’s
historical charm.

At the rear of the main house stands a quaint
two-story kitchen house known today as Josie’s
Dollhouse. Recently renovated, this is now used as a
second-floor guest cottage. The first floor still has the original fireplace
and the iron rods that were used to hold pots over the fire as meals were
cooked. Very few structures of this type remain in existence today.

Large majestic trees surround the main house
and welcome you as you enter the property. A 300-year old Linden is located on
the right of the circular drive, a 250-year old Gingko on the left side, and a
large Butternut (White Walnut) is at the rear of the house. Numerous romantic
sitting areas and garden spaces throughout the property invite you to relax.
The most grand is the 3,200-square foot perennial garden with brick-lined
pathways that lead you on a delightful exploration providing beauty and a
splash of color around every bend.

The carriage stop is located on the northern
side of the main house. Many years ago, the carriages would drop ladies off for
special parties and dances. The replica of the original carriage stop enables
you to experience the grandeur of those bygone days.



Contact:

Audrey Regnery

Phone:
540-675-1114

Email:
Audreyregnery@greenfieldinnva.com

Website:
http://www.greenfieldinnva.com

Address:
30 September Song Lane
Washington, VA 22747


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