If charm and hospitality rank high on your vacation requirements, pay a visit to The Babcock House located in the heart of Appomattox, just minutes from the Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park.
It was here that General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Grant, thus ending the civil war. The National Historical Park is the original site of the Village of Appomattox and all of the buildings have been restored to the 1865 condition.
Also with a short drive you can be at Red Hill:Patrick Henry Shrine, Fort Early, Monticello and Poplar Forest.
This restored, turn of the century inn, dates back to 1884. At one time, The Babcock House was the boyhood home of nationally known author, Dr. Havilah Babcock. The Inn features five bedrooms and one suite, all furnished with period antiques.
You will truly feel you have taken a step back in time as you enter The Babcock House. All rooms have private baths, cable television and coffee makers on request. Our Inn has central air conditioning to insure your comfort.
A fine breakfast will be included every morning of your stay, starting with hot coffee or tea, juices and seasonal fruit; ending with hot and filling corned beef hash, pecan pancakes or sausage gravy and biscuits.
To further complement your stay at The Babcock House, you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch or dinner in our full-service restaurant. Our evening menu includes such items as Grilled New York Strip, Shrimp ‘n’ Grits, house-smoked Ribs and other house specialties. Food and cocktail menus change seasonally with an emphasis on fresh, locally grown products.
If you are planning on taking a day trip, we can provide you with a box lunch or a gourmet picnic basket. For the ultimate experience in Southern hospitality, this is the place to be.
Relax in the evening on one of our verandas with the ceiling fans on in the summer or in the parlor next to the fire in the winter.
We require a credit card number in order to hold a room. The card will not be charged until you arrive. If you should need to cancel your reservation for any reason, plus give us 72 hours notice in order to avoid a charge to your card.