Over the past 14 years, we shared the experience of staying in our bed and breakfast with thousands of guests. Most of them left as lifelong friends. It has been an honor and privilege getting to know our guests and it is with sadness and reservation that we closed our bed and breakfast on 15 November 2021.
Our bucket list is quite full, and we have made the painful decision that it is time for us to move onto the next chapter of our lives and travel and write while we are physically and mentally able to do so.
Owning and restoring this home was a labor of love, but a home like this needs to be lived in, cherished and shared with friends, family and guests. We will be placing the home on the market next spring in hopes of finding someone who will love her as much as we do. If you know of anyone interested in purchasing this remarkable home, please have them contact us.
We won’t be moving far (across the street in a new home we hope to start building next year). That’s how much we love this community.
Again, that to all of you that supported us over the years.
Welcome to The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast
The charm, grace and hospitality of the original Watts family and their grand home has been retained by the current owners, Kathy and Michael Bedsworth during their four year restoration of the mansion. The home is a treasure trove, rich with architectural details including many of the original fireplaces (9), mantels, light fixtures, moldings, intricately carved woodwork, doors bath tubs and sinks..
While staying here you will find the atmosphere to be warm and inviting. Guests staying at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast can enjoy the mansion much as it was back in the 1800’s with some “modern” updates such as shower enclosures in the baths, central air and heat and Wi-fi.
The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, an award-winning Lynchburg VA bed and breakfast, is located within walking distance to historic downtown. Situated in the Daniel’s Hill Historic District, the inn has the distinction of being the first certified “Green” lodging” facility in the city of Lynchburg!
Our circa 1910 Carriage House, renovated in 2009, features two additional guest suites, each with California king beds and a private bath with an antique claw-foot tub and separate shower. On the main level we’ve created a meeting and event venue, a great place to plan a shower, birthday or anniversary celebration, a family reunion or other function.
Our guests love to explore the area, and there is so much to see and do that many of our guests make return trips. However, the best reason to visit Lynchburg is to get away from the rat race and relax.
The downtown dining experience offers a wide variety of cuisines, many in historic structures. There are four colleges in and around Lynchburg and a host of historical sites and outdoor activities to keep you occupied.
The Inn is just 6 blocks away from hiking and biking trails through Blackwater Creek or along the James River. Our wrap-around porch invites you to relax in a rocking chair to read a good book. Or just sit back and enjoy the hospitality, the peace, and tranquility found while relaxing on our backyard patio with fish pond and waterfall. Each morning enjoy our legendary breakfast before visiting one of the many historic sites, cultural activities, or the many outdoor activities. For those wanting to be pampered our massage and body treatment studio is now open and offers a selection of massages and body treatments.
This is the perfect setting for engagements, weddings, honeymoons, romantic getaways, girls’ getaway weekends, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, family reunions, and business retreats, and it is the ideal place to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect.
Thinking about visiting the Civil War sites, we are an inviting alternative to an Appomattox hotel. Lynchburg is located only 20 minutes away from Appomattox Courthouse. Twenty minutes in the other direction is Bedford, where Thomas Jefferson built his summer retreat, Poplar Forest. The National D Day Memorial is likewise near there so don’t be alarmed if you can’t find any suitable Bedford Lodging we are close by.
Escape from the ordinary and come discover why the readers of Lynchburg Living voted The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast as the Best B&B in the area.
Read a story about us from the Washington Post.
A Note from the Innkeepers….
Our last day of operating as a bed and breakfast will be 14 November 2021