North River Houses, Rooms, Cottage, & Guest House
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Spend your Chesapeake Bay Vacation at our historic Virginia inn

At North River, we invite you to enjoy a bed-and-breakfast stay in the stately repose of our three English-style country houses, set amid lovely gardens and pastoral landscapes, all along the North River and Toddsbury Creek waterfronts.  If you seek a longer visit, you may wish to take one or all of the houses as a vacation rental.

The accommodations at North River are housed in three distinctive, historic homes, each in its own setting on this one-hundred acre estate. Our restorative Virginia retreat includes Creek House, the Toddsbury Cottage and the Toddsbury Guest House.  All are on the water, at the ends of private lanes, with exquisite views and salt water access.  Every room has its own ambiance and appeal, with luxurious linens and appointments, exquisite 18th and 19th century family antiques, private baths, air conditioning, telephones, ipod docks, and wireless internet. North River provides everything you need for your Chesapeake Bay vacation, family reunion, workshop or retreat.

Families Welcome

At North River we welcome families. Come enjoy a retreat with your children, with activities that recall an earlier time: fishing, crabbing, canoeing, walking, reading books and playing games. Daylong excursions to America’s “Historic Triangle” of Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown, the historic Northern Neck or the family fun centers of Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are all easily accomplished from North River. At the end of the day, come back to luxury and quiet, in the privacy of your own quarters or stop for a swim at our waterside association pool.

View Creek House LodgingCreek House

Originally designed by renowned preservation architect Thomas Waterman, Creek House is patterned after British colonial homes in the West Indies. Tall French doors open onto the tidal creek, bordered by an inviting brick terrace and charming walk accented with flowering trees. Creek House, the largest of the three structures, has four and one-half bedrooms, four and one-half baths, and sleeps a total of nine people. This beautiful home features tray ceilings in the formal living-dining room and in the master bedroom, a second large dining room suitable for workshop meetings, and an upstairs sitting area. The house has wireless internet. A canoe and kayaks are available for your enjoyment. Creek House sleeps nine people. Discounts off the nightly rate apply to extended-stays.

View Toddsbury Cottage LodgingToddsbury Cottage

Toddsbury Cottage offers you elegant accommodations with privacy and comfort, perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. The salt-box style house features brick-floored front and back screened porches, overlooking our horse pastures and the North River. Inside, a sitting room and dining room both have working fireplaces. There are three bedrooms and two baths. Toddsburry Cottage sleeps five people. Discounts off the nightly rate apply to extended-stays

View Toddsbury Guest House LodgingToddsbury Guest House

An exquisite gem, our Guest House gives you the opportunity to accommodate two additional guests in your party. An exceptionally elegant private retreat., the Guest House features a ground-floor richly appointed sitting room with oriental rugs, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, and a glowing fireplace. Upstairs, a tall-post canopied bed and second fireplace decorate the bedroom overlooking the North River. The Guest House sleeps two people. Discounts off the nightly rate apply to extended-stays

Advanced Reservations

Advance reservations are required. We also require a two-night minimum stay. House rates are subject to change without notice, and are exclusive of tax and cleaning fee.


A deposit of twenty-five percent of the total charges is required at the time of reservation. Guests may use credit card (VISA or MC), Traveler's Cheques, or personal check (the latter must be received within seven days of reservation). We also require a refundable damage deposit for stays over three days.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations prior to two weeks of arrival date, we will refund the twenty-five percent deposit, less a $25.00 handling fee. For cancellations under two weeks, we will not refund the deposit but will credit the same amount towards a two-night minimum stay within one calendar year of original reservation date. Please note that we cannot refund or provide future credit for an ongoing stay interrupted by guest change in plans or by weather.

Check-In / Check-Out

Check-in is any time after 3PM on day of arrival; Sunday checkout is 12 noon; weekday check-out is 11AM.

Other Particulars

  • Two night minimum stay
  • Corporate rates and catering are available for meetings.
  • We are an irreplaceable antique. Sorry, no smoking.
  • We cannot accommodate pets.