Williamsburg, VA 

Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation-1790

PO Box 1359
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1359 US

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Rates: $130 to $260
Total Rooms: 3
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (1 review)


Circa 1790. Family heirlooms and antiques furnish the 1857 Ladysmith House, the Antebellum plantation home that provides guest accommodations. Spacious guest bedrooms and suites offer modern amenities including coffee makers, refrigerators and hair dryers, which are appreciated as much as the historic artifacts and decor. After the farm bell rings, a hearty plantation breakfast is served by candlelight in the 1790 Log Room, a rare Tidewater log building listed in the National Register. Walk the nature trails, and then take a refreshing dip in the pool. Enjoy a barnyard of farm animals, a gazebo, gardens and lawn games. Relax with a mint julep on the front porch or a vintage selection from the Piney Grove wine cellar, enjoyed fireside.Publicity and Awards: New York Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Southern Living.Location: Country.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $130 to $260
Payment types accepted include Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and Cash.
Rooms: This property has 3 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 2 two-bedroom suites and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include Queen, Twin and Double.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Some holidays may require a minimum stay - Please inquire when making reservations.
Cancellation: Refund less 10% if 30 days prior to reservation
Smoking: Limited.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Arrival drinks are served at registrations before 6 PM, during the Spring, Summer, Fall Mint Juleps are served, and during the Winter Hot Toddies are served.
Types of meals: Full Breakfast, Dinner, Snacks/Refreshments, Restaurant off Premises, The James River Plantation Progressive Candlelight Tour and Dinner is offered many Saturdays.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Reading Lamps, Refrigerator, Central Air, Clock Radio, Coffeemaker, Television, Turn-Down Service, Desk, Hair Dryer and Bath Amenities.
Amenities On Site: Library, Parlor Games, Phone, Fax, Fireplace, Swimming, Gift Shop, James River Plantation Progressive Candlelight Tour and Dinner offered on many Saturdays.
Business Traveler Amenities: Desk, Television, Wireless Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Flexible Check in/out Times and Travelers with computers with wireless cards or built-in wireless may receive signals from nearby cell towers.
Languages Spoken: Limited German


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Seminars, Meetings, Weddings and Romantic Getaways.
Other Activities: Amusement Park, Antiquing, Art Galleries, Bicycling, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Sports Events, Major College, Tennis, Water Sports, Wineries, Several James River Plantations (Berkeley & Shirley) open for tours, The grounds of Westover, Edgewood and North Bend are open for self-guided tours.

Historic Interest

The grounds of the Southall Plantation include Piney Grove (1790), Ashland (1835), Ladysmith (1857), Dower Quarter (1835) and Duck Church (1917). Piney Grove was built when the plantation was a seat of Virginia's prominent Southall family and today is the oldest and best preserved example of Log Architecture in eastern Virginia.
Historic Awards: National Register (Granted), State Register (Granted) and State Historical Site (Granted).
Historic Memberships: National Trust, State Historical Society, Local Historical Society and City Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne, James River Plantations, Civil War battlefields

Romantic Interest

The serenity of the Williamsburg countryside setting, with features such as gardens and nature trail, make for a wonderfully romantic setting. During cooler months guests will also find a romantic setting with the warmth and glow of a wood fire.