The Stratford Room - The Stratford Room is named after Stratford Hall, Robert E. Lees’ ancestral home located in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The room has a queen size bed with a fireplace in both the bedroom and the private bath. Due to historic nature of the manor house, there are no elevators to the second floor bedrooms and access is only via stairways. All rooms are double occupancy. Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
The historic mansion now functions as a bed & breakfast.
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 9, 2018
About Cliff DeVito
Owners Chris Walker and Cliff DeVito purchased the Forest Oaks estate in 2011 and have been diligently working on restoring the property since then. It was love at first site when the owners first walked into the Manor House, in-spite of the amount of work that would be needed to bring the property back to its original beauty. The transition from their home in Phoenix, Arizona to a rural Virginia lifestyle was seamless since both Chris and Cliff were looking for a change from the desert southwest climate. The four-season climate, lush vegetation and history of the region was a natural draw. Restoring Forest Oaks has become a passion as is sharing the estate’s beauty and history with the public.
Cliff DeVito purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2011
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fabulous Inn great owners great food amazing home fabulous views will be back
Beautiful and serene
This was such a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. The mansion was amazing and the property was heavenly. The service was great! The owner was very friendly and so knowledgeable about the history of the house! We enjoyed our time and wish we could have stayed longer. I would highly recommend staying here, it doesn't disappoint! LOVED it!
We stayed 2 nights and had a wonderful time. It was a true "getaway", in that you feel transported back in time. Every inch of the manor house is meticulously restored and cared for by our hosts, Cliff and Chris, who are both very kind and welcoming. Our room was spotless- incredibly clean. Breakfast was delicious and thoughtfully presented. We're looking forward to our next visit.
Beautiful Place inside and outside.
This is a place to go to if you love history. The house is amazing with it's beautiful rooms and all the books and antiques to explore. The scenery outside with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and rolling fields was a welcomed view. Breakfasts were delicious and the hospitality from our hosts was exceptional.
Beautiful scenery outside, attention to detail inside
Chris & Cliff are gracious and attentive hosts, with a talented eye for collecting beautiful pieces of history. You could spend hours just roaming the Inn and grounds, taking in every gorgeous detail. Lots of camera fodder for photog hobbiests. The coffee and breakfast were absolutely delicious. Molly and the horses were adorable. We definitely will come back!
So beautifully restored
The meticulous care that Cliff and Chris have put into restoring the interior of this Inn is matched only by the beautiful and historic antiques that now fill the rooms. It is truly magnificent. Cliff is an encyclopedia of antiques knowledge and the history of the Inn is quite fascinating. We will need to return to fully appreciate the beauty of the landscaping in the spring and fall.
Natural Bridge and the surrounding area are teaming with history, fun and beauty. Spend a day strolling through the historic town of Lexington, hike in the George Washington and Jefferson national forest, fish in any number of streams and rivers, or spend a day kayaking or tubing on the James River. You can also visit our local Natural Bridge zoo and the Virginia Safari Park or spend time marveling at Virginia’s crown jewel, the Natural Bridge and the Natural Bridge Caverns. Once you experience the beauty and history of our area, you will want to come back again to take more in.