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33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover, VA 23069, USA    
(804) 994-5940
 
 

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  6. Country weddings from casual elopements to the traditional formal...
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Description

Escape to this country hideaway nestled in Virginia farmland. The only decision guests need to make is which way to relax first; whether itís sipping lemonade on the front porch, lazing away on a hammock, or sitting around the fire pit. Tall trees provide shade during hot summer months and glisten with snowflakes in the winter. Wake refreshed after sleeping on a king-size bed beside a private fireplace. Enjoy a family-style breakfast each morning, then help feed the chickens that provide the eggs. The neighboring donkey and goats welcome visits and deer, wild turkeys, and bald eagles are frequently spotted on the property. Celebrate an anniversary or honeymoon with a special romantic package including flowers, chocolate, and wine, or explore the areaís rich history at Colonial Williamsburg, sample wines at a local vineyard, or experience the thrill of the ride at Kings Dominion. Ask about discounts for seniors and military personnel.

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Rates

$139 to $245

Off Season: $139 to $245

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

Amenities

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

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycles
  • Coffeemaker
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Suitable for Events
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Honeymoons
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Family Reunions
    • Marriage Officiate On-site

Parking

On site

Liquor License

    • Beer & Wine
    • Full

Pet Restrictions

We may allow pets to accompany guests on a limited and individual basis. Guests will be held responsible for any and all damages.
  • Pets Allowed
  • We May Allow Pets To Accompany Guests On A Limited
  • Individual Basis. Guests Will Be Held Responsible For Any
  • All Damages

Romantic Interest

Shady Acres is a country Bed and Breakfast with 5-star reviews. We are regularly privileged with guests celebrating birthdays, weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. We've even had guests come to Shady Acres to propose marriage. At Shady Acres you can enjoy the company of each other in a relaxed atmosphere where you can shut out the rest of the world and make the most of connecting on a spiritual level with your special someone. You're welcome to do nothing at all, spend an afternoon together in the hammock sipping local award winning wine or fresh lemonade, embrace the quiet moments of a peaceful stroll, sit around the fire ring at night, or visit the many local sites and activities near and around Shady Acres.

What's Green About Your Inn

Shady Acres is a Certified Green establishment. We proudly reduce our environmental footprint while still offering our guests modern luxury accommodations.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

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Describe Garden and Grounds

You'll see swallowtail butterflies and hummingbirds among the flower and fruit gardens that provide the fresh flowers for our guest rooms and seasonal produce for breakfast and baked items, such as pies.


 
Nirvana Room

Whether your looking for a place to lay your head for a night or a weeks vacation, your comfort is our priority. Enjoy the luxury of our 1st floor Nirvana Room with private entrance, queen bed, fireplace, HDTV, wireless internet access, in-room charging outlets for your mobile devices and private bath. Each room at Shady Acres welcomes you with chocolates and fresh flowers with our compliments. Local wines and champagne are available with your package upgrade. Breakfast at Shady Acres features fresh seasonal produce and free-range eggs from our own resident chickens. Join us for your complimentary breakfast in our dining room or at the bistro tables on the porch while you listen to the fountain and the wind chimes and take in the refreshing country air and scenery. You can make your stay even more memorable...Our on-site marriage officiate is always available to perform intimate wedding and vow renewal ceremonies for just the two of you starting at $150.00.

Rates: $158 - $245

Type of bed: Queen

 
Serenity Room

Whether your looking for a place to lay your head for a night or a weeks vacation, your comfort is our priority in our most popular room. Enjoy the luxury of an extended length, king size, SleepNumber bed, fireplace, 42 inch TV, wireless internet access, in-room charging outlets for your mobile devices and private bath. Each room at Shady Acres welcomes you with chocolates and fresh flowers with our compliments. Local wines and champagne are available with your package upgrade. Breakfast at Shady Acres features fresh seasonal produce and free-range eggs from our own resident chickens. Join us for your complimentary breakfast in our dining room or at the bistro tables on the porch while you listen to the fountain and the windchimes and take in the refreshing country air and scenery. Shady Acres is the perfect venue for small gatherings and events. Our on-site marriage officiate is always available to perform intimate wedding and vow renewal ceremonies for just the two of you.Add $150.00

Rates: $139 - $245

Type of bed: King

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation

We recognize unforeseeable events occasionally arise that make it necessary to re-schedule or cancel reservations. Since we are a small bed and breakfast, cancellations affect us dramatically; however, we will do our best to accommodate our guests in these situations without imposing financial strain on our business. We will gladly reschedule your stay subject to room availability.

Check-in/Check-out

4:30 / 10:30


Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Wineries
    • Nascar
    • Home Of Secretariat The Famous Racehorse
    • Movie Inspiration
    • Event Park
    • Civil War Trail
    • Minor League Baseball
    • Redskin Football Training Camp

Historic Interest

Shady Acres is situated approximately mid-way along the historic civil war trail and minutes from the Pamunky and Mattaponi Indian Reservations.

Nearby College/University

Randolph-Macon, VCU


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Wedding: 02/27/2016

Gail was super helpful from the moment we called. She sought to make it very personal for us even asking what our colors were so that she could match! She was a wonderful speaker and the presentation left tears in everyone's eyes. If I had to do my ceremony over I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
Kristen R
2/27/2016

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Our room, your home & breakfast was so enjoyable.

Gail & Ralph, Thank you so much for a lovely time at your Bed and Breakfast. Our room, your home & breakfast was so enjoyable. Really enjoyed our conversations. Sincerely, Micky & Carl April 17, 2016
Micky & Carl E
4/16/2016

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Everything that was advertised met and exceeded expectations

Staying at Shady Acres was a truly pleasant and relaxing experience. Everything that was advertised met and exceeded expectations. The property is beautiful, the beds couldn't be more comfortable, and the hosts were attentive and welcoming. Gayle and Ralph went out of their way to be friendly and accommodating to us during our visit. They put in extra time for planning and preparation to make our visit vegan-friendly (something we requested) and even let us meet their chickens! When a surprise snow shower fell the morning of our departure, Ralph and Gayle swept the pathway and brushed off our car before so we could head out safely and easily. Shady Acres is a beautiful place to relax, unwind, and enjoy yourself!
Thomas B
2/14/2016

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Hospitality better than many higher end hotels.

The owners Gail and Ralph make you feel like friends not just guests. This place is small and quaint but in our opinion the hospitality is better than many of the hotels we've stayed in, even the higher end ones! If we are ever back this way we would definitely stay here again!!
Rachelle G
8/15/2015

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One of my favorite B&Bs along Virginia's I-95 Corridor

If a rural retreat is more your style, this B&B in Hanover, Virginia is a short distance from exit-98 north of Richmond and will not disappoint. Inn keepers Ralph and Gail Olberg welcome guests to their charming country getaway, providing cozy accommodations, an incredibly comfortable sleep number bed, delicious Virginia chocolates and a tasty, farm-fresh breakfast. There's plenty of opportunity for enjoying the natural surroundings at Shady Acres. Take a walk around the property or sit on the porch; you may even see wild turkey, deer or a bald eagle at this tranquil inn. I had the pleasure of staying the night and enjoyed the experience of meeting the chickens responsible for my morning meal. I can't say that's ever happened to me at a hotel. Shady Acres is a short distance from Richmond, Kings Dominion and 90-minutes south of Washington, DC.
A J
2/24/2015

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Great for Weddings

I can't say enough nice things about Gail. Gail was very accommodating to my needs while planning my wedding. She was quick to respond to me whenever I had a question and was very thorough with her answers. Gail met with me, my mother and mother-in-law at the Historic Hanover Courthouse a few weeks before my wedding so that I was able to see the inside and plan for a rain backup. We had a great time talking and planning together. The day of the wedding she was there early for us to get in and setup the few decorations that we had and she made sure that we had everything that we needed. I was very happy with her and have since recommended her and the Historic Hanover Courthouse to others.
Shannon P
10/10/2015

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Very Convenient

My husband and I stayed at Shady Acres B&B while in the area for the Secretariat Celebration held at the nearby Meadow Event Park and truly enjoyed the accommodations. The setting is very convenient, but it is away from the hustle and bustle. Breakfasts are delicious, especially the eggs produced by the friendly resident free-range chickens. We saw baby squirrels and enjoyed the company of the resident fur-baby. The rooms are lovely. The beds are especially comfy, and we were able to enjoy Duke basketball on the super nice tv. The room was cozy and nice. I recommend a stay at their B&B wholeheartedly. Thank you for reading. Mary Mc.
Mary McLeod

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Happy Anniversary

Just wanted to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our stay at Shady Acres to celebrate our anniversary. It was great watching the sunset from the front porch while sipping tea. We enjoyed Walker, the dog, Romeo the rooster and Sandi and her 4 chicks. Hard to believe all your chickens have names. Seeing all the wonderful antiques and hearing the stories behind some of them was very interesting. Our breakfast of eggs and country sausage was also a hit. Am going to recommend your place to our friends. Sincerely, Gee and Jack S
Gee and Jack Stuart

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Can't wait to return

We wanted to thank you for being a wonderful host. Your house is delightful. My room was very comfortable with soothing view from our window. Our private bath and the fireplace very romantic. Watching the chickens run around the yard was really a great experience. Breakfast was delicious every day with fresh eggs. Can't wait to return and relax. Life is so busy for everyone it is really needed to relax and Shady Acres bed and breakfast is a great place to relax. See you again soon. Thank you, Jack and Maureen C. Rockport, MA
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