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Words From Our Innkeepers

The Land Grant That Started It All

When we talk about the history of Warner Hall, we often refer to it as the home of George Washington’s great-great grandfather. As a country bed and breakfast on the bank of Virginia’s Severn River, established in a 1642-land patent. As “Austin’s Desire,” for founder Augustine Warner. If you’re like us, you’d love to read […]

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The Real George Washington: Interesting Facts About Our First President

What did you do this Presidents’ Day? Relax? Take a long weekend trip (like to your favorite Virginia country bed and breakfast)? At some point, we hope you had the opportunity to reflect on the men – because they’ve all been men so far – that made the day possible. Take George Washington, the president […]

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Interesting Facts About Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air! But have you every wondered where Valentine’s Day originated?  Or why we exchange chocolates and roses? Read on for some fun, quirky and historical Valentine’s Day facts! In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine? They would wear […]

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Historical Novelist – Marci Jefferson of Girl on the Golden Coin – To Kick Off 2014 Dinner and Discussion Series

The Royal Stuarts. A famed seventeenth century mistress and the story of how she rejected three kings yet remained the face of England’s coins for decades. That’s the story that will unravel during the Inn at Warner Hall’s premier event in its 2014 Dinner and Discussion series. Warner Hall is pleased to announce that it […]

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Virginia’s Finest Party Foods

Expecting guests this weekend for the big game? Maybe you’re headed to a party at a friend’s house Sunday for the Super Bowl and need to bring some nibbles for the game (or the commercials…whatever it is you like to watch…we don’t judge!). Consider serving some of Virginia’s finest, Virginia-grown goodies. And not just for […]

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Vote Virginia! Vote Warner Hall!

Last year, we were honored to be named among the top 10 most welcoming bed and breakfasts in Virginia by the readers of the Virginia Living magazine! Thank you all for voting to make that happen! Virginia Living is at it again and hosting its annual Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey now. If you haven’t […]

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Mr. Warner Lewis and the Warner and Lewis Cemetery at Warner Hall

The Warner and Lewis Cemetery on the grounds of Warner Hall is among the most historic spots on the property. Want to know more about this hallowed ground? Here’s what we published in our book, Warner Hall: Story of a Great Plantation, by Dave Brown and Thane Harpole. ____________________ In 1944, Mr. Warner Lewis, an […]

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Ringing In 2014 At Warner Hall

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot New Year’s Eve dinner at Warner Hall on Dec. 31, 2013 was another one for the books! Thank you all for joining us again this year! And thank you to the Aaron Koehl Trio for treating […]

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Portraits of the Warner and Lewis Families

The Warners and Lewises of Warner Hall were typical of Virginia’s elite 17th– and 18th-century families in that many of them commissioned portraits. In fact, according to Warner Hall: The Story of a Great Plantation, which we commissioned archaeologists Dave Brown and Thane Harpole to write, a rendering of Augustine Warner II, possibly painted by Sir […]

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Mrs. Martha Page Vandegrift Remembers Warner Hall

Facebook. Trip Advisor. The journals located in each of the 11 rooms here at the Inn at Warner Hall. Today, there are countless ways to share the Warner Hall story. Since we are such lovers of history and preserving the story and structure of Warner Hall, we especially love this written account of Warner Hall, […]

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From Our Blog

Join Us: Summer Fun Dance Party 2017

It’s summer-summer-summer TIME at the Inn at Warner Hall. And you know what that means? Time for the Summer Fun Dance Party,