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.
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The historic mansion now functions as a bed & breakfast.
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- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 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
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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. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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.
Very good stay. Beautiful home and room.
Loved the place. Mr. Cliff was extremely accomodating and the house was gorgeous. I would highly recommend.
Beautiful home, gorgeous setting!
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!
Stepping Back Into The Elegance Of The Past
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!!!!
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.