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Manor House

About Us

Manor House Common Area Seating and FireplaceToday

We knew it the moment we saw it. An old mansion, nearly in ruins, rich in one family's history and vacant for decades, and the ancient limestone spring that must have drawn them to this place as it has drawn us. Here we would recreate a tradition of Southern style and service that any resident from over the 200 years of its known past would recognize as classic Virginian.

Originally built in 1785 by the young Revolutionary War Captain Strother Jones, the Vaucluse Manor house was home to his direct descendants through the Civil War.  Its fall into disuse was reversed in 1997 when we restored the house and Vaucluse once again was filled with life, laughter and good food.


Today, the first floor of Vaucluse contains the inn’s two dining rooms and two gracious sitting rooms.  The photo album of “before” pictures prompts gasps of amazed disbelief and many animated discussions of restoration projects.  The soaring windows, high ceilings, intricately carved mantles, and walnut and cherry paneled doors always elicit comments. 

Manor House Porch with Rug and Rocking Chairs

Outside, the front porch with its row of rockers and peaceful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley is the site of many an early morning cup of coffee and late afternoon glass of wine.


"Named after a spring in Vaucluse, France by its original owner in 1785, the Manor House still boasts much of its original woodwork and beautiful mantles. Guests can stay in a variety of dependencies in a peaceful rural setting. "

Early American Life


"With romantic rooms and good food, the Inn at Vaucluse Spring is an elegant retreat near the Blue Ridge"

Washingtonian - Dream Weekends
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