12200 Weyanoke Rd, Charles City, VA 23030-3632, USA    
(804) 829-5176


- $175

Book a Room $145 - $175

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Circa 1819. Civil war relics and southern hospitality await guests at this cultivated plantation located between Williamsburg and Richmond. Owned by the great, great grandson of Edwin Ruffin, the man who fired the first shot of the Civil War, the 1819 mansion has original mantels and stair carvings, as well as a number of Greek Revival features from the 1853 remodeling. The mansion is full of antiques, including the plantation desk used by General Sheridan when the Union Troops occupied the area in 1864. The desk still has the labels Sheridan placed on pigeonholes, and the eastern edge of the property still has Civil War breastworks. The five guests rooms, each spacious and complemented with family antiques and collectibles, range from the quaint Maids Quarters to The Sheridan Room with a Queen tester bed circa 1810 and Sheridan's desk. After a full country breakfast including delights like homemade waffles, omelets, biscuits, bacon, sausage, fruit and juice, guests may venture out on the grounds to swim or play croquet, horseshoes or volleyball. A park with nature trails and a fishing pier is just three miles from the mansion and a public golf course is 20 minutes away.

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$145 to $175

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and Cash.


This property has 4 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 1 suite. The types of beds available include King, Double and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Swimming
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Weddings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Parties
    • Special Occasions

Inns Of Interest

    • Still in the Family

Pet Restrictions

  • Innkeepers pets on premises

Romantic Interest

Canopy beds

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights on holiday weekends


Two weeks notice



Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Golf
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Colonial Williamsburg
    • Jamestown
    • Yorktown
    • Horse Racing

Historic Interest

The inn is a designated Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Charles City County is the home of the historic James River Plantations.

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Granted)
  • State Register (Granted)
  • Local Register (Granted)
  • State Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society

Nearby College/University

Willaims Mary/ UCU

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Priceless Warmth

Your hospitality, friendship and history lessons were all priceless. Your love of life embraced us in a warmth I shall never forget.

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