COVID-19 UPDATE: We are enheartened by recent government guidelines around COVID-19 in our area and have opened the calendar to new reservations starting May 28th. To support our guests' needs, health, and safety, we will be taking special precautions around social distancing practices and cleaning. Please contact us anytime with questions. We look forward to seeing you in Nelson County!

We've put great thought and effort into ensuring our guests' safety and comfort during these times - this is our priority and our calling. We hope that Ridgeside Bed and Breakfast can be your safe haven in the countryside, and we look forward to helping you relax and retreat from the difficulties of our current world.

Breakfast Service

  • Breakfast will be served outside at socially distanced tables or delivered to your door (not available in the Black Walnut or Tulip Poplar rooms) to be enjoyed in your room or outside on the deck or porch

  • Breakfast is carefully prepared by Josh and Corinne, Ridgeside's innkeepers, while wearing masks. Masks will also be worn during breakfast delivery and service.


  • Guest rooms will be cleaned thoroughly in-between each guest stay, and rooms will be blocked for a two-day period in-between reservations.

  • Thorough cleaning of public spaces and shared amenities (doorknobs, coffee maker, water jug, etc.) will be performed daily.

  • Cleaning is done by our innkeeping staff of two, not contracted out to companies with many rotating employees.

  • We will be temporarily suspending our daily room services during visits but are happy to provide towels or new linens as requested.

  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom, and bedrooms have direct access to the outdoors from the bedroom.

  • Guests have dedicated deck space with cafe table and chairs outside of their rooms.

Outdoor Spaces and Distancing

  • Ridgeside Bed and Breakfast is a spacious, 21-acre rural retreat with woods, meadows, and creeks. Guests are welcome and encouraged to explore the property and trails and to revel in the fresh air.

  • Guests can rest assured that there will not be more than 10 guests on the property at a given time, as this is our maximum occupancy.

  • Nelson County and surrounding counties offer lots of beautiful and spacious outdoor recreation opportunities, including visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park. Explore and recreate in nature without exposure to crowds - ask us about less visited hikes and current closures.

  • All payment is accepted digitally at the time of booking with no need to exchange cash. Credit cards are also accepted onsite, or digital invoices may be sent via email upon request.

  • Our standard self-check-in process ensures that there is no unnecessary contact upon arrival; reach Corinne anytime by phone at 804-426-7677.

Sourcing of Ingredients and Goods

  • We are a working homestead, and many of the foods that we serve, such as vegetables and eggs, are grown or acquired on premises. This means that your food will be handled minimally between its source and you. 

  • Food ingredients that are non-perishable will be held for a minimum of two days prior to service inorder to minimize risk of conveyance.

  • Afternoon cookies will be individually packaged per room.

  • Corinne makes our natural soap onsite, and guests receive their own personal guest-soap during their stay. These products are plant-based and effective, often crafted from ingredients foraged on our property. 

  • Our linens are owned and cleaned on premises without outside services or contact.

  • We have an ABC license and are able to provide local wine upon request; simply select the “Wine Upon Arrival” package when booking your stay to have a bottle of wine waiting in your room at check-in. Wines are sourced directly from the winemakers and stored in our private cellar prior to your stay, without interaction with additional staff.