Enjoy a taste of Southern Hospitality! Chatham, Virginia offers several overnight accommodations that stand apart from the cookie-cutter corporate motel and hotel chains. Chatham’s Bed and Breakfast establishments are generally within or very close to the Chatham Historic District. Most accommodations provide easy walking access to town restaurants, businesses, and stores. They all provide convenience to Chatham Hall and Hargrave Military Academy.
 
Chatham Bed and Breakfasts provide an atmosphere of warmth and coziness that traditional hotels simply can't match. Many proprietors live on the premises and bring an owner’s perspective to their service. As their guests, you’ll learn about local history, romantic destinations, points of interest, and the best dishes at popular restaurants. You’ll be on the inside track to a great Chatham visit.

 

bower house bed and breakfastBower House Bed & Breakfast

60 North Main Street, Chatham, VA 24531
 
Susan Bower hosts.
For reservations: 615-512-8637, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
The Bower House Bed & Breakfast observes COVID-19 mitigation efforts. While a hearty breakfast is still provided, the morning buffet style breakfast is suspended. All guests are requested to observe best practices for limiting the spread of COVID-19.
 
Near town center, the Bower House was built in 1909 by the Cherry family. This was the same year Hargrave Military Academy was founded. This was the last home of Jesse Hargrave’s youngest child, a daughter, Maggie Cherry. Ms. Cherry was the sister of Hunt Hargrave, one of Hargrave’s founders. The property was sold to Dr. Girard Thompson in 1956 and converted into clinical space serving the Chatham Community. Donnie and Susan Bower purchased the home in 2008 and restored it to elegance. 
 
The Bower House features three second floor bedrooms. These rooms are the Cherry Suite, the Pineapple Guest Room, and the Garden Guest Room. The rooms feature a king sized bed, sleep two adults, and have well-appointed antiques. The Pineapple and Garden guest rooms share a hall bathroom. All rooms have free WiFi. The Sleeping Porch provides these rooms upstairs access to snacks, drinks, a refrigerator, a small library, and coffee. Callands Coffee’s Bower House Blend awaits the sophisticated riser.
 
The home’s common areas feature a T.V., DVDs, and Roku. The home’s front porch is excellent for watching Chatham, entertaining, and wine sampling. The backyard sitting area provides a private, well-lit space, and Cornhole.
 
The Cherry Suite is the largest of the guest rooms. It features its own private spa bathroom with a two person whirlpool tub and a two person shower. An adjoining sitting room has the only in-room T.V. French doors to the main hall also highlight. The Bower House Cherry Suite is a favorite destination for newlyweds. 
 
A full breakfast is offered in the morning. Guests may dine in the formal dining room or on the front porch. Hot breakfast selections include a choice of eggs, including omelets, pancakes, and waffles. The Bower House’s featured dish is a Cherry Stuffed French Toast based on a Good Morning America’s best French Toast recipe. Yogurt, muffins, and other traditional morning foods are also available.
 
The Bower House does take requests and observes special dietary needs. Please notify the host of food allergies and gluten free needs prior to arrival. A kid’s pancake bar is available upon request.
 
The Bower House guests can see J&T’s on the Main entrance from the front door. All other dining options are within a short walk. Chatham Hall and Hargrave Military Academy are within a 5-10 minute walk depending on your route.

 

haymes guest cottage chatham vaHaymes' Guest Cottage

413 Haymes Lane, Chatham, VA 24531

Andy and Cheryl Haymes host.
For reservations: Book online at Airbnb.com
 
Haymes’ Guest Cottage follows Airbnb’s COVID-19 guidelines. Breakfast is not included at this time. All guests are requested to observe COVID-19 mitigation best practices.
 
The Haymes’ Guest Cottage started as the home office for the successful Haymes Brothers construction company. Once the company outgrew its home based location, the structure was converted into a guest house as the family grew, especially once the owners became grandparents. The cottage is now available for others to enjoy. It is located in Chatham’s Woodlawn district.
 
The 700 square foot cottage sleeps four adults in two rooms. The master bedroom king bed is popular with most guests, who often want to know the brand of mattress. Sleep is reported to be exceptional. The shower and commode are located in separate rooms with a sink in each.
 
The cottage is kid and pet friendly. A bunk bed and other bedding options provide sleeping space for approximately 3-4 kids. A crib is also available. Outlets are covered. Dogs will especially enjoy the cottage’s quiet and secluded outdoor spaces.
 
A mini-kitchen is available with a refrigerator, microwave, hotplate, toaster oven, and coffee maker. Guests will find special snacks and refreshments waiting for them. Special snacks are catered to the visiting guests. This includes special snacks for pets!
 
The cottage features a number of amenities including free WiFi, central air and heating, dedicated workspace, and bed linens with extra pillows and blankets.
 
Haymes’ Guest Cottage has plenty of outdoor space and enough for guests with trailers. Trailers can be turned around easily without backing up. The Cottage is a short drive to Chatham Hall, Hargrave Military Academy, the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, and town center.

 

kees kabinKee's Kabin

146 South Main Street, Chatham, VA 24531

Bob and Jordan Kee host.
For reservations: 434-770-5346, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Near the center of town, Kee’s Kabin is a modernized 100 year-old log cabin, formerly used as a Honeymoon Cottage, set back almost 200 feet from the main house. This puts the cabin within a surprisingly secluded, yet easily accessible, location. The cabin features one bedroom and one bath with shower, a living room, screened porch, and an outdoor fireplace.
 
Kee’s Kabin is fully furnished. Extra linens and WiFi is provided. A separate eat-in kitchen for two includes dishes, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a Keurig. The cabin is within easy walking distance of town center. It is a 10 minute walk to Chatham Hall and Hargrave Military Academy. Call for questions.

 

chaumiere cottageLa Chaumière Cottage

332 North Main Street, Chatham, VA 24531

 
Bill and Mary Lee Black host.
For reservations: 434-432-7721, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
COVID-19 friendly. Extra precautionary four day wait between guests for cleaning and sanitation. The full on-site continental breakfast is self-serve. Call to learn more about La Chaumière Cottage’s COVID-19 mitigation.
 
On the north side of town, Bill and Mary Lee Black have offered a comfortable and memorable stay since 2000. 'La Chaumière?' Don't let its moniker (meaning ‘thatched roof cottage with a goat on top’) dissuade you. Modern conveniences highlight an historic structure originally built in the 1890s as a mercantile.
 
Single-story La Chaumière Cottage sleeps four adults with limited handicap access (one step on the front porch). There are two bedrooms with antique double beds in each and a seperate bathroom. A full sized kitchen features a propane gas stove, microwave, and dishes. There is a large living room stocked with DVDs (including children’s movies), CDs, board games, and books. (If you start a book, please take it and pass it on!)
 
In the morning, La Chaumière Cottage offers a full on-site continental breakfast featuring healthy local farmer’s market eggs and fresh bread. A La Chaumière Cottage special Callands Coffee blend and Downton Abbey® Teas are also available.