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“Edgewood is good, I give it a grade of "B"”

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Edgewood Plantation
Ranked #2 of 6 Charles City B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 July 2013

I stayed one night on July 12, 2013. I have stayed at many B&Bs in my 53 years. Upon arrival, Dot immediately greeted me in the parking lot and gave me the history of the house and a tour, a very nice touch. Breakfast in the morning was fantastic, best French Toast I ever had! I enjoyed the small feeder stream to the mill on the property, many frogs in same. Property outside the rooms could use some TLC, found many spider webs/dirt smudges under the roof section of the front house porch. I so badly wanted to take a power washer myself and clean that area off. Front sign for the property near the street had greenish/brown mildew on it. Outside entrance to my room had dirt on steps/more spider webs on banister. Saw some weeds growing near walkways, many of bushes/trees/landscaping plants overgrown, sticks and branches in yard. So not the best B&B I have stayed at, but a good one. Nice pool on property, rare for a B&B. Did not meet/see any ghost. Great bicycle trail nearby. Many historical street information signs in area. Charles City nearby, but not really a city at all (few gov't and historical buildings), one restaurant.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We were in Charles City, VA, this passed weekend for the Tough Mudder event, and stayed at this B&B, which is about 150 yards from the venue entrance. The event was canceled, but the B&B was an incredible find! If you're interested in local history, antiques, attending a local event, or just getting away for the weekend, this is THE place to stay! Very romantic, Julian and Dot are an incredible couple, and their venue is full of incredibly interesting artifacts and history.

Room Tip: All rooms are great! No bad choices!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Fabulous B&B. Southern hospitality at its finest. The colorful Inn is the pride and joy of Owners/ Innkeepers Dot and Julian who will charm you with their stories of Southern days gone bye, the Civil War and resident ghost Lizzie. Although I didn't have the honor of meeting Lizzie I could feel her presence among the wealth of antiques and artifacts that fill every nook and cranny of this most unique B&B. You could spend the day with Dot and Julian just absorbing the history of their wonderful Inn and all that resides there.




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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Not quite sure what the other reviewers saw as far as a 5-star bed & breakfast but although the proprietors were friendly and the place was clean, it was so overcrowded with decorations that there was really no place to sit and relax and be comfortable. We were the only guests so got quite individualized attention almost to a fault.
Rooms had many nice and interesting artifacts but also items that were not related to the history of the place. There was hardly an empty spot anywhere in the room to put down a glass.
For the money, I have stayed at b&b's that were better suited to travelers -- this was more on an attempt to be a museum.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

Dot and Julian did everything in their power to make our visit with them enjoyable. Will stay there again. Very interesting artifacts and antiques. Ghost of Elizabeth in the Liz room is an interesting story. Civil war bride who lost her soldier fiancé and died alone never marrying....

Room Tip: They are all nice.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

When you step into Edgewood, you step back into time. The owners, Dot and Julius are FABulous people. Dot is an encyclopedia of information and she will amaze you with her charming personality and wealth of knowledge. The house is furnished throughout with some of the most awesome antiques you have ever seen and the personal touches that Candy and Dot have given to them will leave you breathless. Every room has it's history and it's very unique personality. You do not feel like you are a paying visitor to a bed and breakfast; you feel like you are a royal guest in the mansion of your dearest friend. This was our second visit to Edgewood but our first overnight stay. Both visits made memories we will cherish. DO NOT visit Williamsburg, Shirley Plantation, or Berkeley Plantation without stopping in to visit with Dot. You won't be sorry!!!

Room Tip: Any of the rooms are lovely but the famous haunting of Lizzie waiting in the window for her lover is...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

If you are looking for a truly relaxing stay, you have to try the Edgewood Plantation in Charles City, Va. The hosts, Dot and Julian, make you feel like old friends without hovering over you. My friend and I went there after a very long drive and just wanted to chill out before a day filled with plantation visits. We were shown our room, offered a glass of wine on the beautiful veranda and some good conversation mixed in with history and a little humor. The room was great, the bed big and inviting, and the breakfast delicious. It was, for me and my best friend, a delightful time. We'll be back soon with spouses.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Edgewood Plantation

Address: 4800 John Tyler Memorial Hwy, Charles City, VA 23030-3300
Region: United States > Virginia > Charles City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Charles City
Price Range: £133 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edgewood Plantation 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated along the oldest Highway in the U.S., Edgewood's third floor was used during the Civil War as a lookout post for Confederate generals when they were camped at nearby Berkeley Plantation. The estate also includes the 1725 Benjamin Harris Grist Mill, which ground corn for both the Union and Confederate armies. On June 15, 1862, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart stopped at Edgewood for coffee on his way to Richmond to warn General Robert E. Lee of the Union Army's strength.Transformed into a beautiful, functioning bed and breakfast, you will enjoy wine and cheese upon arrival. Guided tours, weddings, fireplaces in your room, teas. ... more   less 
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