Charles City, VA 

North Bend Plantation

12200 Weyanoke Rd
Charles City, VA 23030-3632 US

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Rates: $145 to $175
Total Rooms: 4
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (1 review)


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.Publicity and Awards: Daily Press, Richmond Times Dispatch, New York Times, Mid-Atlantic Country, Washington Post, Travel Talk, Southern Hospitality, Channel 12.Location: Country.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $145 to $175
Payment types accepted include Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and Cash.
Rooms: 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.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Two nights on holiday weekends
Cancellation: Two weeks notice
Pets: Innkeepers pets on premises.
Smoking: Limited.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Full Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Restaurant off Premises.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Reading Lamps, Ceiling Fans, Desk, Wireless Internet Access and refrigerator.
Amenities On Site: Television, Mac, Swimming, Library, Phone, Copy Machine, Fireplace, Fax, Parlor Games, Bicycles, Pool Table, Piano and Swimming Pool.
Transportation Services: Airport Pickup.


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Meetings, Weddings, Romantic Getaways, Parties and special occasions.
Other Activities: Amusement Park, Antiquing, Golf, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown and 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) and State Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: National Trust and Local Historical Society.

Romantic Interest

Canopy beds