Stratford Hall Plantation is well-known as a beautifully maintained parcel of Virginia’s stately past and once home to the Lee’s of Virginia. However, what has been the well-kept secret of a few savvy travelers recently went public with an extensive article, by Guy Trebay, in the New York Times Travel and Leisure section: “Virginia’s Lost History”, November 25, 2012 . Timing of the article’s release was opportune, as it coincides with Stratford Hall’s Board of Directors’ major plan to launch the property into the professional world of inn keeping, making it a must-see-and-do destination. In continuation of the spirit of welcoming weary travelers since the 1790’s, the Westmoreland County plantation’s Board of Directors has committed to developing the “Lodging Component” of Stratford Hall and I began my work here a month and a half ago.
Stratford Hall is a uniquely beautiful property, and an important part of this country’s history. It is an enchanting retreat and step back in time to the simpler things in life and Stratford Hall has everything in place for a wonderful lodging experience. The rooms are recently redecorated and modernized, the staff is committed, knowledgeable and very helpful, and the Board of Directors is in full support. What we need now, is the word to get out that we are open for business, and that is my job!
The Inn at Stratford Hall has twenty one well-appointed guest rooms, with Wi-Fi, as well as eighteen individual log cabins to rent. A dining room that will seat 100+ reopens this spring with a modern commercial kitchen and an inviting new look. There are fabulous meeting rooms for corporate functions, and it is the perfect setting for Weddings and Family Reunions. An accommodating staff caters to each group’s individual needs and interests. My reservation agents and I are eager to talk to anyone interested in learning more and can be easily reached at 804-493-1966 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Randy Stephens, Lodging General Manager & Director of Sales