Tag Archives | Virginia

Outer Banks

Travelling to the Outer Banks of North Carolina or even Myrtle Beach farther south? Gracefield Hall is a perfect midway overnight stop if you are coming from Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York or one of the New England states. You might even want to tour Colonial Williamsburg the next morning on your way […]

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Come to the Jenna Bash Festival!

Come to the Jenna Bash Festival! Gracefield Hall Bed & Breakfast will have a booth at the Jenna Bash Festival at Rockahock Campground on Saturday, August 5th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Stop by, say hello, and get information on our B&B. The Jenna Bash Festival is a fund-raiser for Proclaiming Grace Outreach and the New Kent […]

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Enjoying ice cold watermelon on the back porch

Watermelon on the back porch

It’s the perfect time of year to eat watermelon on the back porch at Gracefield Hall. Book your summer escape with us now! Our back porch in the afternoons is shaded and gets refreshing breezes. You can relax with a cool drink and a large cold slice of watermelon on the back porch and look […]

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Multiple baskets

Turn TV series auction

Turn TV series auction. Turn, the TV series about Washington’s New York City spy network during the Revolutionary War, finished production on the third and final year. Much of it was shot in Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond. On Monday and Tuesday there was a 2-day on-line auction for over 2,000 furniture items, accessories, and props […]

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Larry & Patricia

Our Values are important to us

It is important that guests and prospective guests know our values. Our values are important to us and provide the standards by which we serve our guests. We want all of our guests and prospective guests to know our values so they understand how we will serve and interact with them. Gracefield Hall is actively […]

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Thanks to Colonial Williamsburg, I was able to research 18th century fireboards (alternately also called chimneyboards) in the archives. Since our house is a historically accurate recreation of an 18th century Central Virginia plantation house, we want the fireboards to have historically appropriate scenes. How are they used? Colonial fireplaces did not have dampers to […]

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Gambrel Roof Structure

Learn about our unique gambrel roof structure

Learn about our unique true gambrel room structure on Gracefield Hall. Here is a stylized diagram of our roof structure. Some guests have inquired about how the roof was constructed. Rob Carter of Southern Traditions was able to have the roof designed so it could be a true colonial gambrel roof, with a knee wall […]

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Glowing Review

A glowing review from Dean and Lisa Kropp, who spent four days at Gracefield Hall while they attended a friend’s wedding and did some sightseeing. What a fascinating couple! What do “YOU” get when you mix up a guy who’s; 1. A pilot; 2. Drives from Providence Forge, Virginia to Long Island – New York […]

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Table Utensils

Table utensils can come in a bewildering array. A picture of a table setting at a B&B was posted on a B&B owners group Facebook page, showing numerous utensils. That brought out a discussion about the need for that many utensils and the usages. My contribution was: until the early 18th century it would have been […]

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Colonial Revival

Colonial Revival started in the late 19th century, when interest revived in our colonial American history, and continued to the mid-20th century. What started as a return to simpler, purer days, soon turned into an architectural and decorating style. Consumerism was just beginning in the 18th century; but, only the upper one or two percent […]

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