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155 W Main Street, Orange, VA 22960-1528, USA    
(540) 672-4893


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Circa 1830. The Holladay House in Orange, Virginia, provides an inviting alternative to a hotel stay. This 1830s Federal style brick B&B is in the heart of steeplechase races and foxhunting, only 90 minutes from Richmond and Washington, D.C. Relax on the side porch rockers. Browse the Civil War books in the library, sit by the fire or play a parlor game. Savor homemade treats and beverages. Luxurious guest bedrooms and suites boast family heirlooms with Victorian and Colonial antiques. Stay in a room that features a fireplace and two-person whirlpool tub. A hearty country breakfast with gourmet entrees is served in the spacious formal dining room. Visit the many historic sites and attractions nearby and in the surrounding scenic area of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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$139 to $249

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

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments


This property has 6 total guest accommodations with private bath, 1 with fireplace, 2 with whirlpools, 2 suites and 1 conference room. The types of beds available include Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

In-room business workstation with color printer, PC with Internet access, exclusive business traveler rates, complimentary printing services, flexible check-in and check-out times, concierge services.
  • Internet Access
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym Nearby
  • Desk
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • In-room Business Workstation With Color Printer
  • Pc With Internet Access
  • Exclusive Business Traveler Rates
  • Complimentary Printing Services
  • Flexible Check-in
  • Check-out Times
  • Concierge Services

Events Hosted

    • Honeymoons
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Weddings
    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Luncheons
    • Afternoon Teas


unlimited, complimentary

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Off-Site Spa Services Available

Nearby Recommended Spas

Hamilton's Day Spa
(540) 672-2428

Inns Of Interest

    • Civil War
    • National Historic Register
    • Oldest Continuously Operated Inns
    • Who Slept/Visited Here

Liquor License

    • Full

Pet Restrictions

Pet is not allowed to stay in the room alone.
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pet Is Not Allowed To Stay In The Room Alone

Romantic Interest

The evenings are softly lit with classical music softly playing in the background. Upgrade your stay with a fully-planned romantic itinerary (Aphrodite or Cupid Packages) or choose individual upgrades to create your own romantic escape.

What's Green About Your Inn

As part of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Green Lodging Program, we proactively manage our operations to conserve water and energy, protect our local watershed, and reduce waste. We also elect to pay extra with Dominion Power to use renewal energy sources for our energy.

Innkeepers Association Memberships


Describe Garden and Grounds

The backyard garden is a small oasis filled mostly with native Virginia plant life and berry bushes.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two-night minimum during peak months and special events or holidays.

Children Restrictions

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Cancellations in 10 days or less of the check-in date will be charged for the full reservation. If the room(s) can be re-booked, you will not be charged for the reservation. If the room(s) must be discounted to book them, then the customer who cancelled will have to pay the difference. No-shows will be charged the full reservation amount.


3p / 11a

Other Activities

    • Wineries
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Festivals
    • Horse Shows & Races
    • Historical Sites Montpelier
    • Monticello
    • Ash-lawn & Civil War Battlefields
    • Skydiving
    • Hot Air Ballooning
    • Skyline Drive
    • Blue Ridge Parkway
    • Kayaking

Historic Interest

In 1830 this house originated as a mercantile shop, operating during the last 6 years of President James Madison's life. The house was once owned by one of President James Madison's grand-nephews, John Madison Chapman. During one of the Civil War skirmishes that were fought in the town's streets, according to local legend, a Confederate soldier died on the porch steps of the Holladay House. The Holladay Family owned this property for 101 years and ran their general practice out of the main part of the home.

Historic Awards:

  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society
  • National Trust
  • Civil War Preservation Trust

Historic sites nearby:

James Madison's Montpelier (3 miles), Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum (13 miles), Civil War Battlefields (25 miles), Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (29 miles), James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland (29 miles), rich regional history (1-25 miles).

Other Awards:

Top 10 Virginia B+B's with a Notable Breakfast, Virginia.org 2013

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Elmwood at Sparks, Palladio, Pomme, The Light Well, Stonefire Kitchen, BBQ Exchange, Vintage.

Nearby College/University

University of Virginia, Woodberry Forest

Holladay Family's Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Pete tried many biscuit recipes, but these are the best -- and it's still being used for breakfasts today!

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A Very Fine Inn

My husband and I have traveled from Florida to Long Island for nine years. We always stay at B&Bs. The Holladay House is truly one of the finest.

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Publicity and Press Reviews

* HGTV.com's TOP 10 Christmas Mantels of 2010
* TravelChannel.com's THE inn to visit in Virginia to connect with rich history, great architecture and unique stories.
* Cooking.com accepted the Holladay Family Buttermilk Biscuit recipe to immediate rave reviews
* Over the last two years, the Washington Post has featured our inn and our specials on three separate occasions.
* The Huffington Post covered the historic nature and history detective projects we are accomplishing at the inn., * PBS regularly airs a television program called “Road Trip to History,” produced by Oaktree Productions. The Holladay House is featured as one of the many historic properties in the Town of Orange.




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