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.

We ask all guests to wear face masks and to observe social distancing while in the public spaces of the bed and breakfast.


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. We can also seat a limited number of guests in the Great Room at socially distanced tables.

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

  • Masks must be worn by guests when in public spaces of the bed and breakfast, except when seated and eating breakfast.

  • At this time, guests will not have access to the shared coffee bar with keurig and electric kettle, but we deliver freshly prepared coffee or tea each morning with breakfast.

  • Guests may not use the upstairs kitchen, but we are happy to provide dishes or utensils as requested.

  • Our filtered, mountain well-water is available at all sinks and faucets for filling glasses or water bottles, but guests may not use the sink in the upstairs kitchen.


  • Guest rooms will be cleaned thoroughly in-between each guest stay, and thorough cleaning of public spaces and shared amenities 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 replacement towels or 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. 

  • Our homemade cookies will be individually packaged and placed in your room for check-in.

  • 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.