Events at The Longwood Bed & Breakfast

For information about hosting an event at the Longwood Bed & Breakfast, please contact the executive director, Lorrie Watson at watsonlc@longwood.edu

Longwood Bed & Breakfast
608 High Street,
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 395-2617
Longwood Bed & Breakfast

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Events at The Longwood Bed & Breakfast

Looking to plan an event at the Bed & Breakfast?

 

For information about hosting an event at the Longwood Bed & Breakfast, please contact the executive director, Lorrie Watson at watsonlc@longwood.edu

Longwood Bed & Breakfast
608 High Street,
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 395-2617
Longwood Bed & Breakfast

The Blanton-Hanbury Room

The Blanton-Hanbury Room is named after the couple who originally owned the massive bedroom set. Mr. Blanton, who was from the Farmville area, traveled to the 1900 Centennial Fair in Philadelphia where he purchased this set for his bride-to-be, Miss Hanbury.

This furniture remained in their family for many years; however, due to its size it became difficult to move into their modern-day sized homes. The family donated this queen bedroom set in the Blanton and Hanbury names and asked that we create a museum quality Victorian bedroom.

The bedroom contains hand-painted wallpaper, a one-of-a-kind carpet hand-made for us in France using the small looms typical of the Victorian period, wood grained doors, marbleized mantle, and hand-made window treatments. This room also features a private bath.

Longwood Bed & Breakfast
608 High Street,
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 395-2617
Longwood B&B

Grant Room

Located on the second floor this room is referred to as The Grant Room because General Ulysses S. Grant used the furniture when he stayed at the old Price Edward Hotel on his way through Farmville to Appomattox.

The room features a hand carved lacquered antique queen bed, table, dresser set that is intricately laced with gold paint.

It is believed that General Grant wrote the first request for surrender to General Robert E. Lee on one of the two tables located in the room. The furniture set was donated by Harrier Booker Lamb ‘28. This room offers a private bath.

Longwood Bed & Breakfast
608 High Street,
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 395-2617
Longwood B&B

Jarman Room

This is the only bedroom located on the first floor and is the most handicap accessible with a private bathroom.

Dr. Joseph L. Jarman served as president of the university and lived in the house from 1902-1946.

The room features an elegant, hand carved, mahogany furniture set that is crowned by the canopied full bed. On the wall of the room is a painting of Mrs. Jarman, the wife of the former college president resident of the house. This room also has a private bath.

Longwood Bed & Breakfast
608 High Street,
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 395-2617
Longwood B&B

Historic Homes

A walk or drive along High and Beech streets, just north of Longwood University’s campus, offers a picturesque view of centuries-old homes – a peek into bygone eras.

 Take The Whitfield Building for example. Located at 308 North Main Street, this building was constructed in the early 1860’s, this is the oldest storefront building still in its original form in Farmville. The building was designed from noted architect Asher Benjamin’s early 19th century books on architecture. Of interest is the Greek Key over the windows on the second floor.

Click here for a full map and description of each of these nearby historic homes, churches and downtown buildings!

Longwood Bed & Breakfast
608 High Street,
Farmville, VA 23901
(434) 395-2617
Longwood Bed and Breakfast