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The history of the house
The Babcock House is a restored, turn of the century inn, dating back to 1884. It is believed that the front five rooms of the Babcock House were built by Samuel Patterson Coleman, Jr. Before being sold at public auction, the house was owned by the Abbitt family. H.C. Babcock bought it for the price of $1,815.00 in 1908. After adding rooms to the rear of the original five, the Babcocks used the house as a family dwelling and boarding house. It was converted to a bed and breakfast in 1996. Since then, renovations include the addition of a screened in deck and owners quarters.
Today the inn features five bedrooms and one suite, all furnished with period antiques. Every room has a private bath, cable television, free Wi-Fi, robes and locally made toiletries. Our inn has central heat and air conditioning to ensure your comfort. Additionally, our study is full of books and the porches are great places to take in the small-town atmosphere. Not only do we offer places to relax but also the chance to get outside with yard games, lawn seating and a variety of gardens on the property. Among other amenities, free parking is available to all guests.
Enjoy a full breakfast every morning of your stay, including fresh fruit, the chef’s entree selection, juice and steaming coffee, tea or cocoa. Our on-site restaurant offers creole-inspired and locally sourced fare for supper and Sunday brunch with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Indulge in homemade desserts and house-crafted cocktails as well as Virginia wines and beers. Inn guests can enjoy dinner any night of the week by booking an all-inclusive rate.
Why Visit Appomattox?
For over 150 years, Appomattox has held the significance of being known as the place where our nation reunited in April of 1865. The surrender of General Robert E. Lee‘s Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant effectively ended the American Civil War. Today, you can tour the village of Appomattox Court House and view relics of the War at the American Civil War Museum.
While you are in town, uncover the secrets that Appomattox has to offer, from our Broadway-style outdoor theater to our sparkling lakes and hiking and biking trails. Unwind on the golf course or browse our charming Main Street shops. Take in music at Baine’s and Evergreen Lavender Farm or special events throughout the year. Whatever your interests, there is something to experience in Appomattox.