Eastover Manor House on the James- 1800's Plantation Home
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Surry house description
Eastover was part of a land grant in 1637 from the King of England to Henry Brown. Over the years, land was both acquired and subdivided into different parcels, leaving 283 acres, including the Manor house to the Baptists. Although the Manor house was not Henry Brown's house, it still has been of historical importance to many people. According to one historical record, the Manor house was built in the 1880's.
The Peninsula Baptist Association purchased Eastover in 1972. Eastover has served as a place of retreat for church groups seeking God's guidance and as a host for organizations conducting summer camps. We continually endeavor to make Eastover a place where God is welcome to speak to His people.
Our guests enjoy a time of peace and relaxation at the Manor. It has breathtaking views of the James River from a 100-foot elevation, one-half mile of beach and 283 acres of woods, lake, ravine and fields. Depending on what time of year will determine what you may see when you wake in the morning and look out your window. In the spring and summer you may see a baby fawn cuddling with it's mama, or smell the fragrance of fresh cut hay in the air. The fall brings beautiful colors all around and glimpses of squirrels storing up for the winter. If your stay is in the winter you may be so blessed as to see a fresh blanket of snow on the ground and cardinals racing about to eat their red berries. You may even spot a Bald Eagle soaring in the blue sky. Whatever time of year you join us, enjoy your coffee overlooking the James River. Then take a hike down to the beach or through the woods.
Be sure and plan a day or two to visit the area plantations, Jamestown and Yorktown Settlements, Busch Gardens Theme Park or enjoy the shops of Williamsburg and Smithfield, home of the famous Smithfield Ham.
Virginia has so much to do and see, you will need more than a week to expereince our beautiful state.
Keywords: Riverfront, Historical, Quiet, Wooded, Scenic, Spiritual Renewal, Christian
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Eastover Manor House is owned and operated by the Peninsula Baptist Association. We ask that you please respect our Christian values. Please abstain from the use of profanity, alcoholic beverages or illegal substances on Eastover property. Thank you for not smoking in the Manor House. Pets are not allowed on Eastover property or inside any facility. ...moreless
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- We are located in a historical area. There are lots of plantation homes to tour. Visit the historical triangle Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown. Busch Gardens theme park and Water Country USA are just a short ferry ride away. Historical Smithfield and St. Luke's Church are approximately 30 mins. from our home. Downtown Smithfield provides a nice place to stroll and see all the little shops and fine dining. The town of Surry is just 10 miles from our home providing several restuarants and places to make a quick shop stop. ...moreless
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Beautiful Plantation Home on James river
Beautiful Plantation Home on James river
My family of six from England couldn't believe it when we drove up the long driveway to the house. "Is this all for us?". This house is large with two large sitting rooms not shown in the photos. The girls loved sleeping in four poster beds. The rooms were full of period style furniture and there's a huge garden. The TV was limited but there were a few DVDs. As others have said its a very quiet rural area which I think adds to its charm. The journey to Williamsburg takes about an hour including the ferry ride which helps you to wind down after a hectic day of site seeing. We did our supermarket shopping in Williamsburg. We also visited Jamestown, the Naval base & Nauticus Museum in Norfolk and the Plantation House at Berkeley. I wish we had longer here as there is so much to see in the area. We did go down to the beach but I would recommend you take the route through the camp ground as we had to climb over fallen trees and lost the path going the other way. There is a full library but most of the books were religious. Afew additions about the area and Virginia would make a nice addition. Overall this is a fantastic house and great value for money .for what you get.
- Guest English Family (UK)
- Date of stay 07/24/12
- Review Submitted 09/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
A Southern Gem...
A Southern Gem...
Our family of ten thoroughly enjoyed our three-day vacation at Eastover Retreat Center. It is a southern gem. The air-conditioned house is a grand old plantation-like house, with two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs, which are decorated beautifully with canopy beds and antique chairs, dressers, etc. Each one has its own bathroom. All of the very large rooms are just lovely, with high ceilings, wooden floors, chandeliers, and velvet or brocade drapes – everything to make you think that Scarlett O’Hara is just over in the sitting room! The host is kind and gracious, the grounds are spacious and beautiful – it is right on the James River (just a very, very short drive…or a very long walk away) for fishing or shell-gathering. The modern kitchen is well-stocked with spices, plates, cups, silverware, and all kinds of cooking utensils. We all took turns cooking breakfast and supper. No need to bring your own towels or sheets – they are provided – and there is a washer and dryer there, also. There is a swimming pool at the main camping area that you can use, if it is not being used by their camping group. There is also cell phone service available, so with an air card, I was able to keep connected via the Internet. Eastover offers a quiet, family-orientated atmosphere, and no alcoholic beverages are permitted, which was fine with us. It is located in a very rural and secluded area, so bring your own food and everything else you will need. They have a croquet set there and it was fun playing croquet with the James River as a back-drop. You will need to allow time to take a free 30-minute ferry ride (each way) to get over to the Williamsburg-Busch Gardens side of the river and back, which was kind of inconvenient. But, thinking back, this added to the charm of Eastover. There were some small stores and maybe a small restaurant fairly close on “our” side of the river, but we pretty much spent our time relaxing at Eastover, with occasional afternoon trips over to the other side of the river. If you are looking for a quiet, private, charming place to relax, spread out, collect your thoughts, and connect with family or friends, Eastover fits the bill. I am hoping to have our family return soon, but it is a long drive from Yankee Pennsylvania – that's the only drawback for me!
- Guest Rose (Pennsylvania)
- Date of stay 08/06/11
- Review Submitted 09/11/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
My family and I recently stayed at the Manor and my younger sister had her wedding there. The beautiful back yard was the perfect setting for a wedding! The house itself was very roomy and the kitchen had absolutely everything we needed. My children were thrilled with all the room to run and play! We loved staying at the Manor and hope to get back again someday.
- Guest Mandy (Casper, Wyoming)
- Date of stay 08/10/11
- Review Submitted 08/18/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
my family took our first big family vacation here at the manor and let me say words can not described the wonderful views and the manor it self, my mom, dad, brother, sister in law and our children had a wonderful time playing in the back yard and all the space they had to just run and play and no one to tell them to watch cars or anything, the sleeping was light heaven and cooking in that big kitchen with everything i needed at my finger tips, just wonderful and the staff wonderful any problems i had i called and someone was always so curtious and kind and just friendly to answer all my questions or to help with what ever i needed, and we learned a lot of the history the house holds and the surrounding area and plantations. we are planning for next year and if possible would like to stay even longer.
- Guest pat s. (Philadelphia, PA)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 07/16/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
My love for the Manor!!!
My love for the Manor!!!
As I reflect on the many times I have stayed in the Manor, i stand in awe for it's beauty, serenity,and also it;s historical history.This is truly a place where you can see nature up front and personal , the deer, eagles soaring overhead, the lush green trees , wild turkey, and appreciate the peaceful surroundings. Each room in the Manor is beautifully decorated and you feel the warmth of your surroundings.Upon returning home after my visit i always feel stregthened and renewed!!!Long may this Manor stand high on the banks of the James River, greeting those who stay here, with those beautiful sunrises and sunsets!!
- Guest Sandy (Hampton, Virginia)
- Date of stay 12/01/00
- Review Submitted 01/04/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Wonderful Weekend Retreat
Wonderful Weekend Retreat
We had the pleasure of staying at Eastover for a weekend in July. The house and setting are absolutely gorgeous. The house is meticulously maintained with beautiful views of the river and gardens throughout. Each bedroom is unique and luxurious. We thoroughly enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, playing games on the porch and walks to the river. In addition, there are lots of wonderful spiritual books and books on the history of the house and the area. We would absolutely return and will cherish the memories we made there!
- Guest Maggie (Alexandria, VA )
- Date of stay 07/23/10
- Review Submitted 07/26/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
My stay at the Manor House was a real delight. I stayed in the Blue room and awoke the next morning to a beautiful blue sky overlooking the James River at the mouth of the Chickahomony River. The food was excellent as were the accomodations. It was only a hour from my home but it was a great getaway for a few nights. There was a real sense of serenity as I walked the grounds, enjoyed the wildlife and flowers and just relaxed. I highly recommend the Manor House. It is a great place to recharge.
- Guest Rev. Bill Cashman (Williamsburg, VA)
- Date of stay 03/22/10
- Review Submitted 03/22/10
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Front of the Manor House
View from side of Manor overlooking the James River
Foyer just inside the front of the Manor
Burgundy Room upstairs views the driveway and the river.
Peach Room- views the boxwood garden and the grounds on the driveway side.
Front view of the Manor in the spring.
Library for relaxing or watching a dvd or two.
Steps leading to the upstairs.
A wedding overlooking the James River is very romantic.
A tent can be rented by a local vendor for weddings and special occasions.
A veiw of our beach.
Overlooking the James River
Backyard view of the Manor House.
A front yard view of the Manor House
Blue Room upstairs views the driveways, boxwood garden and the river.
Green Room- views the river and boxwood garden.
Formal Dining room-add'l table can be arranged to accomodate add'l guests.
Sitting room for those long midnight chats with the family.
Modern kitchen with all the amenities of home.
The back porch is a great place to relax or expand for extra guests.
Wedding cakes can be created by local cake artists.
Spring hay is ready to be stored.
A fishing liscense is required by Virginia Law to fish in the James River.
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