Gloucester Blueways

Exploring Virginia’s Middle Peninsula By Water

While you are in town visiting our waterfront plantation, be sure to take advantage of everything the Chesapeake Bay has to offer! We have complimentary kayaks to enjoy down by the Warner Hall boathouse, which sits on the banks of the Severn River. However, if you want to see more of the area’s waterways, Gloucester boasts several water trails for the outdoor enthusiast!

The Gloucester County Parks, Recreation and Tourism details these trails in its online guide, “Gloucester Blueways Water Trails.”

Gloucester Blueways is a system of five water trails spanning 40 miles total throughout Gloucester County and are ideal for both canoes and kayaks. Not only do these waterways offer an abundance of wildlife spottings, but they also possess a significant amount of history along the way dating back hundreds of years!

Beaverdam Reservoir (7.5 miles): This freshwater lake is home to the wood duck drake, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, black crappie, largemouth bass, beaver and the wild turkey. Painted turtles can also be spotted! Beaverdam also boasts a reputation of being an excellent freshwater fishing spot. Rent kayaks and canoes on site.

John’s Point (8.8 miles): You may spot a bald eagle in this tidal marsh! Also look for the terrapin turtle, mallard ducks, gray trout and red drum. While you are paddling, you may see fiddler crabs and fossils on the sandy beaches.

Maundy Creek (2.5 miles and 4.0 miles): This cordgrass marsh opens up to the Chesapeake Bay! While passing through, look for the tundra swan, terrapin turtle, raccoon, speckled trout, spot, croaker and the laughing gull. There is also an array of shoreline bird sightings such as the osprey, great blue heron, herring gulls and Canada geese. The Big Island also has oyster beds around the island and several large mussel beds.

Ware House Landing (6.3 miles and 5.2 miles): Experience the transition from salt to fresh water on this paddle route! The wildlife along this trail includes great blue herons, woodpeckers, osprey, opossum, white tailed deer, speckled trout, croaker, spot and egrets. There are also several marsh islands to explore along the way.

Tanyard Landing (5.3 miles): While on this water trail be on the lookout for ospreys, bald eagles, muskrat lodges, and otter! This public landing dates back 200 years!

Happy kayaking! And don’t forget your life jacket!

    • Battle of the Hook

      MEET THE REVOLUTIONARIES! APRIL 2018!

      April 13 – 15, 2018

      Attention all history lovers! Lodging guests will be treated to a taste of living history the weekend of April 13 – 15, 2018. Meet Col. Warner Lewis and his wife, Eleanor Bowles Gooch Lewis (in residence at Warner Hall from 1754 – 1783) on Friday, April 13 for a private reception with the patriots of the 7th Virginia Regiment.

      Mingle with the reenactors from 5:30 – 7pm while enjoying light colonial fare, libations and period music. Experience Revolutionary War camp life and skirmishes on the grounds of the Inn on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 2pm.

      Limited lodging rooms available. Find your room now and book your stay online here.

    • Historic Garden Week Virginia Guidebook

      GLOUCESTER – MATHEWS GARDEN TOUR 2018

      April 20 – 23, 2018 

      Get a beautiful start to Historic Garden Week in Virginia here at the Inn at Warner Hall! Book the room of your choice for the weekend and receive TWO FREE tickets (a $60 value) for the Saturday, April 21 Gloucester Mathews Garden Tour! The homes and gardens of Auburn Plantation, Dunham Massie Farm and Cottage Point are not to be missed!

      Find your room here and book now online.

    • Juan's Mexican Cafe and Cantina Food

      CINCO DE MAYO 2018

      May 4-6, 2018

      Book your two-night stay at the Inn at Warner Hall and celebrate Cinco de Mayo whenever you wish with a $25 gift certificate to Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina, one of our favorite local Mexican Restaurants!

      Find your favorite available room here and book online!

      Photo by Sara Harris Photography for Juan’s Mexican Cafe and Cantina.

    • Celebrate a “Special Occasion”

      A professionally arranged bouquet of gorgeous seasonal flowers, or a dozen roses with assorted greenery and keepsake vase, paired with a bottle of Chandon Champagne, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Bailey’s White Chocolate Mousse Cups, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room will make the occasion not only “Special” but, “Simply Divine….”

      Advance Notice required (72 hours suggested)
      $99 including tax

    • Honeymoon and Anniversary Special

      What better way to celebrate your lives together than spending three nights surrounded in Warner Hall luxury and getting 50% discount for your third night! Visit the Inn at Warner Hall within two months of your actual anniversary or wedding date and enjoy a wonderful environment in which to spend time together. Add a “Special Occasions Package” and really make it a celebration! But be prepared to keep it fun and exciting! There will be a surprise “Dating Game” quiz to verify dates of engagement, marriage, most romantic moment shared, etc. etc….Match all the questions and win a bottle of Champagne!

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    • Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

    • The Essential Getaway

      We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

    • Warm, Southern Hospitality

      Warner Hall not only equaled but exceeded our expectations. The warm Southern hospitality, the gracious surroundings, and the incredible cuisine combined to create a memorable birthday for Donna and for our friends. An outstanding evening of fellowship and food! You have paid attention to detail in the restoration, decoration and in the reception, hosting, “ghosting” care […]

    • Thanksgiving at Warner Hall

      Thanksgiving was wonderful. Thank you for opening your home to our family. We all enjoyed the excellent company and the delicious food. Everything was simply perfect. Warner Hall offered us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another…no worries, no hassle, no clean up! This was a holiday we’ll never forget! -Bob & Natalie – […]

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