Inn at Meander Plantation, Inns at Montpelier

The Best Bed & Breakfast Inns Located in Orange, Culpeper and Madison Virginia


Inn at Meander Plantation

Romantic, historic c.1726 country inn and restaurant on 80 rolling acres.

The essence of Virginia … Romantic, historic c.1726 country inn and restaurant on 80 rolling acres between Orange and Culpeper offers elegant accommodations in 10 spacious guest rooms with private baths.  The Inn at Meander Plantation offers, Acclaimed fine dining, an extensive Virginia wine list, warm hospitality with elegant porches and spectacular gardens and Blue Ridge Mountain views.

Cradled in the heart of Mr. Jefferson’s Virginia, the renowned Inn at Meander Plantation offers a rare opportunity to experience the charm and elegance of Colonial living at its best. Surrounded by 80 private, rolling acres of landscaped and natural beauty, the award winning Inn at Meander Plantation offers accommodations created for guests seeking the ultimate in relaxation, fine dining and gentle adventure.

Entering the Georgian-style house by crossing a massive columned front porch, the sun-drenched rooms, reflective of the elegance and romance of a Virginia country estate, welcome you with warmth and comfort. Wide-plank chestnut flooring, antique dentil molding and large-pane, wavy glass windows bespeak the home’s rich heritage.

Guestrooms for overnight accommodations are located in both the manor house and the Colonial dependency buildings that still exist on this lovingly restored and maintained property. Each of the nine guest quarters is uniquely furnished with antiques and period reproductions, queen or king size beds, fine linens, down-filled comforters, plump pillows, plush robes and luxurious toiletries in the private bath. Many rooms have fireplaces. Some (those not in the main house) are even pet-friendly. All are non-smoking.

A sumptuous and generous three-course breakfast of fresh-baked pastries, seasonal fruit and savory or sweet entrée selections is served daily to overnight guests. Elegant, five-course candlelit dinner is available to guests and the public on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the Inn’s intimate restaurant. Lunches, private dinners and special events can also be arranged.

The Inn’s dining room, with its elegant proportions, slate floor, Colonial fireplace, fine art, hand-woven Persian rug and high ceilings sets the stage for a memorable fine dining experience. The ambience of the restaurant is surpassed only by the exquisite cuisine. Exceptional American cuisine, excellent service and wonderful Virginia wines from our well-stocked cellar make Meander Plantation Restaurant a fabulous culinary experience. We strive to have the finest exclusively Virginia wine list in the state, representing the finest Virginia wines from the finest Virginia wineries.

For those interested in creating their own culinary memories, the monthly “Country Inn Cooking School” is a two-day experience that offers hands-on instruction from the Inn’s three chefs and an evening with one of Virginia’s many talented winemakers.

The allure of the Inn continues outdoors where rockers line both levels of the expansive back porches, and strategically placed benches, swings and hammocks offer breathtaking views of sunsets and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ancient brick sidewalks wind through lush gardens of old Virginia boxwoods, grand and rare trees, heirloom plantings and aromatic herb gardens. Unexpected trails lead to the pristine Robinson River that flows along the property’s border.

Think also of The Inn at Meander Plantation as your “home” for leisurely exploration of Central Virginia’s many attractions. From the Inn, you are only a short drive from Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison; several of the state’s best and most popular wineries; the panoramic vistas of Skyline Drive; Thomas Jefferson’s beloved Monticello and its neighbor Ash Lawn; bustling Charlottesville and the University of Virginia; sobering Civil War scenes at Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Brandy Station Battlefields; and the historically significant town of Fredericksburg.

The Inn at Meander Plantation is located on U.S. Route 15, nine miles South of Culpeper and eight miles North of Orange. Charlottesville is only thirty-five miles to the South. Richmond is 65 miles to the Southeast; and Washington D.C. is seventy miles to the Northeast.


Address: 2333 N. James Madison Hwy

Locust Dale, VA 22948

GPS Address: -78.1264226, 38.2704993





The essence of Virginia … Romantic, historic 1700s country inn and restaurant offers elegant accommodations, acclaimed fine dining, extensive Virginia wine list, gracious setting and warm hospitality. 10 stunning guest accommodations await your pleasure.

Pricing/Occupancy:$195-$295 (Double Occupancy – Additional Person $25)

Family Friendly: Children, 10 and over, permitted. 

Pets: Allowed in some rooms

Smoking: Permitted outdoors

Reservation Policies:  On most weekends, there is a two night minimum.