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The Inn at Forest Oaks - The Stratford Room

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type bed & breakfast

Overview

About the property

The historic mansion now functions as a bed & breakfast.

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.


Owner
Cliff DeVito
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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

Amenities

Natural Bridge Bed And Breakfast Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Fireplace in bathroom
  • Theprivate bathroom includes a combination claw-foot tub/shower and a fireplace.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The Stratford Room - 1 queen
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Pool Table ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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The Inn at Forest Oaks - The Stratford Room
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Beautiful scenery outside, attention to detail inside

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina, USA
5

So beautifully restored

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very good stay. Beautiful home and room.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. Mr. Cliff was extremely accomodating and the house was gorgeous. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

Cliff and Chris are gracious hosts who have restored this home to amazing historical beauty. It is like stepping back in time with warm wood and lovely antiques in each room. The grounds are well manicured and the horses are sweet! Breakfast was delicious and relaxing. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Windsor Mill, MD
5

Stepping Back Into The Elegance Of The Past

  • 5 of 5

As we stepped into the main hallway we were transported into the early 20th century with carved woodwork and a fabulous main staircase. Gave us a wonderful tour, sensing our interest in antiques and the renovations that were done to bring this Manor back to it's elegance!!! We stayed in The Stratford Room which was beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The bathroom was very spacious - even had a fireplace!!!!!

Even though the house was Grand the atmosphere was warm and inviting, do to the hospitality of the proprietors, Cliff and Chris. Oh, and I shouldn't forget those gourmet breakfasts!!

We are already checking our calendars for another stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

WOW !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely stunning !!!!!! This place is utterly amazing. From the immaculate restoration to the incredible antique furnishings, this estate defies description. It is absolutely breathtaking. I would not hesitate booking here again. We were here for a VMI graduation and due to the size of our group (13) we rented the Vine Cottage as well as two rooms here at the estate. Both were amazing. As they are co-located on the same property being slightly separated was no issue at all. Breakfast was great, and the owners , Cliff and Chris, are available and more than willing to ensure your complete satisfaction. The furnishings are comfortable , quiet and did I mention this before? Absolutely breathtaking.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Roanoake Regional Airport

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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