Welcome to Greenfield Inn Bed & Breakfast

Classic Southern Hospitality at Its Best

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.