The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant are proud to announce that we've become the first Restaurant and Inn in the region to be acknowledged for our Green commitment by complying with the requirements set forth in the new Virginia Green program.
Built in 1840, The Lafayette Inn is a historic landmark. It has served as a community centerpiece of the area accommodating the needs of stage coach travelers and local residents. The building has served as a hotel, restaurant, saloon, boarding house and as a hospital during the Civil War. In more recent times it housed the first Stanardsville telephone exchange and the local newspaper.
The Lafayette is designed in Federalist style with three levels and sweeping colonnaded porches. The frame is of hand-hewn mortise and tenon beams with fifteen-inch-thick walls of local red brick. Large windows look out to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Piedmont countryside.
Large windows enhance the natural light and views of the town and surrounding countryside in all of the Inns rooms. Every room is furnished with antiques; many with their own fireplaces. While keeping with the tone of days gone by, a few modern convieniences remain (private bathrooms, WiFi in most rooms (throughout the Inn however) Keurig Coffee and basic television to remain "in touch".
Learn about the Lafayette's complete history by downloading the article, The Lafayette Inn, by Donald Covey. (NOTE- Written just prior to our purchasing the Inn and making our contribution to the history of the Inn)
Not just an Inn, The Lafayette is much more. Besides offering great accommodations, fine food, and history... The Lafayette is also a great event location with two private meeting/dining rooms available, plus we offer full service catering at its best. The Lafayette's great staff also offers full concierge service, ordering flowers for you, a massage, reservations, trip planning and more.
Innkeepers Kaye and Alan have traveled extensively on business for 25 years. As such, over the course of years and well over 3,000 nights away they learned a clear image of what they wanted in an evening stay, and what an approachable, but elegant dinner may look (and taste!) like.
Pictured in the collage are innkeepers Kaye and Alan, innkeeper's daughter Jenn, who can often be found assisting as one of our off-site event planners, and finally the landscaper "PK", he was a former director of the show Coach. Everyone that visits The Lafayette sees what an artist he is and what a wonderful, hard working master of his trade(s).