Built in 1840, our Inn is a historic landmark. It has served as a community centerpiece of the area accommodating the needs of stage coach travelers and local residents : for sale

Built in 1840, our Inn is a historic landmark. It has served as a community centerpiece of the area accommodating the needs of stage coach travelers and local residents

Stanardsville, Virginia, United States of America


1 500 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Inn and Restaurant
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6
Showers: 6
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed

Stanardsville is a town in Greene CountyVirginia, United States. The population was 367 at the 2010 census, down from 476 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Greene County. The name is from Robert Stanard, a benefactor who donated land for public use. It is part of the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Stanardsville is named for Stanard family, landholders who surveyed the first lots for the town in 1794. In 1838, Greene County was created from land previously contained within Orange County and Stanardsville was selected as the county seat.

The Greene County CourthouseBeadles HouseOctonia StonePowell-McMullan House, and Stanardsville Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Stanardsville is located in central Greene County at 38°17′49″N 78°26′22″W (38.296852, -78.439367), at the eastern foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Stanardsville has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km2), all of it land. 


The main highways directly serving Stanardsville are U.S. Route 33 Business and Virginia State Route 230. US 33 Bus is the old alignment of U.S. Route 33, which now bypasses the town just to the south. US 33 extends northeast, providing connections to Madison, and beyond to Washington, D.C. via U.S. Route 29.


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2019 (est.)



As of the census of 2000, there were 476 people, 183 households, and 116 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,361.0 people per square mile (525.1/km2). There were 196 housing units at an average density of 560.4 per square mile (216.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.87% White, 8.61% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.05% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 183 households, out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 29.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 74.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 65.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,643, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $18,889 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,317. About 14.3% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

Things To Do

Parade Of Lights

The 15th annual Parade of Lights in Stanardsville will be held on Saturday, December 5. Pre-Parade activities, music, food and entertainment will happen throughout the day.  Roads close at 4:30 p.m. with the parade down Main Street at 5:30.

Immediately after the parade, at 6:30, the Town Council and *STAR* will host a visit with Santa and a Tree-Lighting Ceremony in the Town Hall.  Refreshments will be served.  The annual Parade of Lights is co-sponsored by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Stanardsville.

Recreation and Outdoors

Greene County is the ideal vacation spot for all of your outdoor adventures. Whether it be on two legs, four legs or a couple of wheels…with a rod, a club or a tube…the excitement begins here.

With the Swift Run Gap entrance to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive located on route 33, the best hikes in the Shenandoah National Park are at your doorstep. If you enjoy exploring by bike, cycle along our country roads through beautiful farmland or head up the mountains for an exhilarating ride with breath-taking views. 

Our clear mountain streams are a fly fisherman’s delight. And, if you prefer a club over a rod, you won’t find a more gorgeous mountain backdrop as you perfect your swing.

Within an hour of your “home away from home”, you can descend underground to explore caverns, sink into a tube as you float down a river, or saddle up for a mountain trail ride.

Whatever your adventure, Greene County is the place to experience everything the region has to offer.

Wineries and Breweries

Virginia became the birthplace of American wine due to Thomas Jefferson and his vision. Kilaurwen Winery and Stone Mountain Vineyards are part of the Monticello Wine Trail which includes more than 30 boutique wineries in central Virginia.

With the explosion of local craft breweries in Virginia, central Virginia has made a name for itself. Octonia Stone Brew Works is one of the newest breweries and is located right here in Greene.

Historic Sites

Beautiful Greene County is the ideal central location to stay while visiting many of our regional historic sites. A scenic drive east takes you to Montpelier, home of James Madison. Or, head south through Charlottesville to tour Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Monroe's Highland. Don't miss the experience of enjoying an 18th-century lunch at Michie Tavern. The region is rich in Civil War sites and is part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, a National Heritage Area.

Greene County possesses a rich history of its own. The countryside is full of treasures of history and heritage for the whole family to explore and experience. The town of Stanardsville itself is both a State and National Historic District. Stanardsville is one of the most historically significant locations in the Piedmont Region. Incorporated in 1794, it was once a stagecoach stop on the way to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. Most of its buildings were constructed prior to 1900.

Artisans and Pottery

Greene County is home to a delightful array of crafters and artists. From photographers to painters, potters to jewelers, locals and visitors reap the benefits of these talented artisans. Be sure to visit in September for the annual Virginia Clay Festival.

Virginia’s Original Beer Destination!

Each brewery along the Trail offers sampler tastings of their finest craft brews.

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Key features

Our Roots

Our Inn is proud to announce that we've become the first Restaurant and Inn in the region to be acknowledged for our Green commitment by complying with the requirements set forth in the new Virginia Green program.

The Inn is designed in Federalist style with three levels and sweeping colonnaded porches. The frame is of hand-hewn mortise and tenon beams with fifteen-inch-thick walls of local red brick.

Large windows enhance the natural light and views of the town and surrounding countryside in all of the Inn's rooms. Every room is furnished with antiques; many with their own fireplaces. While keeping with the tone of days gone by, a few modern conveniences remain (private bathrooms, WiFi in most rooms, Keurig Coffee and basic television to remain "in touch".

Not just an Inn, it is much more. Besides offering great accommodations, fine food, and history... The Inn is also a great event location with two private meeting/dining rooms available, plus we offer full service catering at its best. Our great staff also offers full concierge service, ordering flowers for you, a massage, reservations, trip planning and more.

The Innkeepers have traveled extensively on business for 25 years. As such, over the course of years and well over 3,000 nights away they learned a clear image of what they wanted in an evening stay, and what an approachable, but elegant dinner may look (and taste!) like.


The Wilson Suite

Very quaint. A second-floor "loft" type of room. Broad rustic hardwood planked floors. A small sitting area, queen size bed and private bathroom make up this suite. 

FREE Wifi and basic TV connection.

The Washington Suite

Charming first-floor suite. Sitting room on the front side and a separate bedroom in the back. A queen-size bed, broad plank floors and a private bathroom with a stand-up shower make up this suite.  The Washington has a small refrigerator, as well.

Free in-suite Wifi and basic TV included.

The Monroe Suite

Oversized room up the staircase in the main building. Originally part of the 1840 ballroom. Antique furniture and hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and queen size bed are among the touches that make this room so warm. Private bathroom with tub and shower.

Free in-suite Wifi and basic TV included. 

The Jefferson Suite

Oversized room up the staircase in the main building. Originally part of the 1840 ballroom. Antique furniture and hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and a queen size bed are among the touches that make this room so warm. Private bathroom with tub and shower. 

Free in-suite Wifi and basic TV included. 

The Tyler Suite

The Tyler is a lovely two-room suite up the staircase in the main building. Enter the private sitting area from the back entrance, lovely (newly renovated) bathroom breezeway, and bedroom located in the front room with two queen beds. The Tyler now has a small refrigerator, as well! Two electric fireplaces operational year-round (Can be operated without the heating element for visual enjoyment). 

Free in-suite Wifi and basic TV included.

Dicey's Cottage

The original slave quarters of 1840 is located on the edge of the property and is a two-story self-standing building complete with a small private deck, kitchenette, large bathroom. Enjoy the large bedroom with the spacious king bed alongside the first of two (seasonal) gas fireplaces. Down the steps to the first floor cozy living room. Notice the second gas fireplace and TV, oversized and comfortable (!) sectional and an option for a premier queen Aerobed. Dicey's Cottage has a small refrigerator, as well!

Central A/C. Privacy and luxury all contained in one cottage dating back to 1840. 

Free property Wifi (Cottage connection is "spotty") and basic TV included.

Enhance Your Stay

Chef's Tasting Dinner

Romantic and memorable dining experience. Enjoy our renowned 10-course wine paired dinner. Enjoy a series of appetizers, move into tastings of several entrees and close with a dessert. Each course explained and especially paired with a wine designed to both complement the fare, but, in many cases (wine) challenge traditional thinking. Ideal for proposals, anniversaries or small dinner clubs. Ten years and thousands of rave customer reviews.

Our slogan is “Come hungry, Come sober”…

The Ultimate Chef Experience

Immerse yourselves in an unforgettable one-on-one experience which will explore within our kitchen, where you'll get a taste of everyday meal preparations using products and kitchen equipment readily available to most everyone!

We will be making a plethora of items that we make and serve daily at the restaurant— which you’ll quickly master and be able to use for years to come!

We will discuss and demonstrate real-life techniques, tips and shortcuts for the everyday person. Guests will leave with the knowledge to quickly provide quality meals like our award-winning restaurant.

While we fully appreciate and respect the “food art” world and all other current trends, we focus on the true staples of the culinary world— focusing on the taste, delivery, economics, and ease of the home (and professional) chef.

Reserve Wine in Room

Guest choice of Red, White or Sparkling. Selected from the Inn’s most popular guest selections.

Our Gift bag

  • Two Logo Coffee mugs
  • 16oz Stone Ground Grits
  • 5oz lof Lafayette Champagne Vinaigrette OR Balsamic Dressing
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Cliff Jacobs (Nat Dpl Hotel Man (UJ). MPRE. GA Level 5 TEFL)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283


Skype: cliff.jacobs

Web: https://www.exquisitehotelconsultants.com

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