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Inn at Meander Plantation

Your host(s):
Suzanne Thomas & Suzie Blanchard
Web Site:
2333 N. James Madison Hwy.
Locust Dale, Virginia 22948
Guest Rooms:
10Bathrooms: 10
$185 - $265
Check In/Out:
3 PM - 11 AM
Extra Person Fee:
Gay/Lesbian Friendly:

Inn at Meander Plantation

A Virginia Bed and Breakfast located on 80 rolling acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

You are only a short drive to wonderful Virginia Wineries and Montpelier, home of James and Dolley Madison; panoramic vistas of Blue Ridge Mountains and Sky Line Drive; Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, Ash Lawn and Michie Tavern; bustling Charlottesville and the University of Virginia; sombering Civil War scenes at Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Brandy Station Battlefields. Local wineries, antique shops and outdoor adventure.

The Inn at Meander Plantation is the perfect location to host your  Wedding!

The historical surroundings, picturesque views, elegant furnishings and unparalleled service make for memories that will last a lifetime!

The experts at The Inn at Meander Plantation can help plan and host any event of any size!
Anniversary and Birthday parties, Corporate Retreats, and Family Reunions, are just a few of our guests' wonderful events we are proud to have been a part of!

The innkeepers at The Inn At Meander Plantation are eager to help you expertly plan your upcoming wedding or event at our beautiful Colonial Virginia estate. We are dedicated to offering you the finest food and superb accommodations with personal service and attention to detail that will make your day memorable

The Inn at Meander Plantation is a smoke-free environment. Children are welcome. Check-in begins at 3 p.m..; notification of arrival after 6 p.m. is appreciated. Check-out is 11 a.m.. Reservations are recommended. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted.
The Inn at Meander Plantation sits majestically on 80 acres of rolling pastures and woods - far from the bustle of the big city, yet easy to find on historic James Madison Highway in Madison County. Nestled in a bend of the scenic Robinson River, The Inn is located on U.S. Route 15, 9 miles south of Culpeper and 6 miles north of Orange. Charlottesville is 35 miles to the south, Washington, DC is 70 miles to the northeast, just over an hour drive to Dulles or National Airports and Richmond is 70 miles to the southeast.

Packages & Specials The Romantic - $145.00
1 Dozen Roses, a bottle of chilled Champagne, fine Chocolates and a Cheese and Fruit Tray waiting in your "Virginia Wine Country" guestroom when you arrive will make her eyes light up. A must have for a truly romantic weekend. 24 hours notice is required.

A Dozen Roses - $65.00
One Dozen Roses waiting in your romantic "Virginia Wine Country" guestroom, in a vase for you to take home. A beautiful, fragrant addition to your room. 24 hours notice is required for the florist to prepare your flowers.

Cheese & Fruit Tray - $30.00
A silver tray piled high with various fine cheeses, crackers and fruit. A welcoming and relaxing treat for the road weary. At least 2 hours notice is required for the chef to prepare your tray to be delivered to your Virginia wine country guestroom.

Horseback Riding - $40.00*
Horseback Riding is available at a local farm just minutes from your Virginia wine country guestroom. At least 24 hours notice is required. *price per person, payable to provider

Pets Welcome Package - $450.00
Our Pets Welcome Package, available Sunday through Wednesday, includes: *Two nights lodging in one of our elegant pet-friendly guest rooms *Pets stay free; normal pet fee waived *Yummy Meander-made dog treats on arrival *Gourmet 3-course Dinner Basket for humans, one of the nights of your stay *Full breakfast each morning, with seating on the back porch so your puppy can join you. *Gourmet picnic for the humans, with a little something for the puppy, for the day of your choice $ 450, plus taxes Or choose to inquire with owners for alternate date options and additional dinner options.

Massage - $95.00
Relaxing, revitalizing massage is available to all guests with at least 24 hours notice. Our professional massage therapist will set up in your Virginia wine country guestroom for a one hour massage.

Picnic Lunch - $30.00
Out for a day of exploring the area? Let us pack you a gourmet picnic lunch to take along. Suitable for 2. Notice needed the day prior, please. And add a bottle of wine from our exclusively Virginia wine list to make the meal complete.

Elopement Special - $750.00
Our elopement package is designed to make your elopement a very special wedding day just for the two of you. When arriving to the Inn you will choose from the many possible sites for your ceremony and check into your elegant accommodation. We'll take care of everything else. Our elopement package includes the following: *Ceremony *Bride's bouquet of fresh flowers *Groom's boutonniere *Certificate of Vows *Wedding cake for two *Champagne *Photo CD *Romantic dinner for two *More in-depth details can be viewed on the inn website.

Weekends in the Kitchen - $450.00
Friday afternoon check-in. 4-course dinner prepared by Chef Blanchard each evening. Full 3- course breakfast each morning. Saturday and Sunday morning cooking class, using seasonally fresh ingredients. Saturday lunch of dishes prepared in class. The complete Weekends in the Kitchen package, designed to compliment a two night stay at the Inn at Meander Plantation, is $450 per couple or $300 for one person, not including taxes, gratuities and alcohol you may choose to purchase. Room charges are additional and vary by room.

Celebration Package - $175.00
Celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion? We'll get the party started for you, with celebration essentials waiting in your room when you arrive. The package, added to the price of any room you choose to book, includes: *Festive balloon bouquet *Fresh flower arrangement in take-home vase *A bottle of our house Virginia wine (Choose from Blush, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon; sparkling wine also available) *Cheese and fruit tray *Decorated 8-inch celebration cake $175, plus tax. Requires 48 hour notice.

Father of the Constitution - $550.00
Our package, available Sunday through Wednesday, includes: *Two nights lodging in one of our elegant guestrooms. *Full breakfast each morning. *Fruit and cheese tray and bottle of our house Virginia wine on arrival *Our special chef-prepared 3-course en suite Dinner Basket for two. *Two tickets to James Madison's Montpelier *10% discount the Montpelier Gift Shop. *Picnic for two on the day of your choosing. Or choose to stay Wednesday and Thursday, forego the 3-course Dinner Basket on Wednesday, and instead enjoy our fantastic 4-course dinner, with wine pairings included, on Thursday

Virginia Wine Country Special - $575.00
Package Includes: *Two Night stay at The Inn at Meander Plantation *Full Plantation Style Breakfast each Morning *Three Course Dinner Basket *Bottle of Fine Virginia Wine and Cheese and Fruit Tray in your room on Arrival *Tasting Certificates to Local Wineries Or choose to stay Wednesday and Thursday, forego the 3-course dinner on Wednesday and instead enjoy our fantastic 4-course dinner, with wine pairings included, on Thursday for an additional $100, plus tax. *Please contact the Innkeeper directly for more detailed information, and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

The Inn at Meander Plantation requires 50% deposit which is fully refundable with 14 days notice of cancellation minus $25 fee.�  Cooking School and Wine Academy Packages, holidays and Graduation weekends require 30 days notice of cancellation.


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Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Tennis
  • Theater
  • Wineries

Food Service

  • Dinner Available
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Full Breakfast
  • Picnic Lunches/Extra $

Geographic Setting

  • Mountains
  • Rural
  • Small Town

Inn Amenities

  • Common Fireplace
  • Comp. Beverages
  • Corporate Rates
  • First Floor Rooms
  • Gardens
  • Government Rate
  • Horses Stabled
  • Internet Access
  • Massages on Site
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Off Street Parking
  • Private Cottage/s
  • Restaurant on Site

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Available
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Innkeeper Pets in Residence
  • Pets Welcome
  • Smoking Outside Only
  • Traveler's Checks Accepted

Minimum Stay Required

  • Holidays
  • Peak Season Weekends
  • Special Events
  • Weekends

Room Amenities

  • AC/Room
  • Bathrobes
  • CD Player
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace/Gas
  • Fireplace/Wood Burning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board Avail.
  • King Bed
  • Luxury Linens
  • Movie Library
  • Private Bath
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Queen Bed
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Wi-Fi

Well Suited For

  • Elopements
  • Gay Friendly
  • Group Events
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Romantic Escape
  • Vacation Getaway
  • Weddings