“For lovers who love food…Culinary indulgence doesn’t have to be expensive…” Washington Post
"When a visiting chef stayed overnight at Holladay House Bed & Breakfast in downtown Orange last summer, he raved to us about the elegant two-course breakfast served to him the next morning... Turns out that every guest gets that treatment." edible Blue Ridge
TOP 10 Virginia B&Bs with a Notable Breakfast: "The innkeepers of Holladay House Bed and Breakfast in Orange take their breakfast seriously..." Virginia is for Lovers and Virginia.org
Holladay Family Buttermilk Biscuits awards: HGTV's Favorite Holiday Recipes from Historic Inns, Cooking.com, Foodie.com, and Charlottesville's popular Relay Foods... Find the recipe on our blog. View the "How To" video where Sharon gives tips on how to make these flaky delicious biscuits.
The Holladay House Bed and Breakfast serves an elegant two-course breakfast every morning from 8:00am to 9:30am. We are happy to serve an earlier breakfast with prior notice.
We have a variety of recipes that include some old favorites (Sharon makes fantastic French toast), as well as some creative dishes (our signature crustless quiche is delicious, and Sam’s cast-iron frittatas are always crowd-pleasers). When possible, our ingredients are fresh and locally produced, from the locally-roasted coffee to the farm-fresh eggs purchased at the local farmer’s market down the street.
Do not be surprised if you awaken early and see us returning from the Orange County Farmer’s Market with fresh eggs, fruit, and “just-picked” organic fruits vegetables for your enjoyment (such as the local Orange County strawberries shown here)!
Special Dietary Needs
The innkeepers at the Holladay House Bed and Breakfast are pleased to accommodate the dietary needs of all guests. If you have a special need, notify us at the time of your reservation. We have a variety of recipes for many special diets, and often have created special breakfasts for:
- low-carb diets
- low-cholesterol diets
- Celiac diets (gluten-free or wheat-free)
- Paleo Diet
- fructose-intolerant diets
- food allergies (nuts, strawberries, eggs, cheese, shellfish, etc.) – please tell us the nature and severity of your allergies at the time you make your reservation.
- lactose-intolerant diets
- vegetarian diets (including ovo-lacto, lacto, ovo, and vegan)
Let us know about your own dietary requirements, and we will happily create a breakfast you can enjoy!
We take pride in our region’s rich and varied agricultural heritage. We purchase our food products from these local purveyors:
The Holladay House Signature Coffee comes exclusively from Orange County Roasters. Roasting only a few blocks away from the Holladay House, Orange County Roasters imports and roasts the finest coffees from around the world. Custom-roasted to our own specifications, the Holladay House Signature Coffee is rich, full-bodied, and the perfect way to start your day!
Eggs and Produce
Orange County Farm Stores: All types of fresh seasonal produce can be found at local Orange County Farm Stores. Numerous local vendors provide us with honey, fruits, vegetables, eggs, jams, jellies, and pickles, all Virginia-produced.
Miller Farms: Farming year round, Miller Farms produces farm fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. Their farmstore offers a unique shopping experience!
Timberwood Farm: We get our fantastic-looking and tasting eggs from Timberwood, just down the road in Rhoadesville. The small family farm also raises rare breed livestock, all pasture-fed and humanely raised.
The Market at Grelen: A responsible and community-minded farm market that has pick-your-own berries, mushrooms, peaches, and other great produce. Only about 4 miles away.
Retreat Farm and Store: This beautiful local farm practices sustainable farming and produces a variety of vegetables, berries, and herbs, as well as meat and fiber from Karakul sheep, and beef from Piemontese cattle.
Carter Mountain Orchard: Fresh apples, peaches, cider, and more from this local Virginia orchard.
The Fresh Link: The Fresh Link aggregates and delivers fresh, local food to area restaurants, providing a sustainable business for small farmers. The Fresh Link connects farmers and regional and city restaurants in order to keep small farms viable and fresh foods on city plates.
Many people do not know that Virginia has a thriving maple syrup-producing community in the western part of the state. Every March, the Highland County Maple Festival brings thousands of people to this beautiful mountain landscape to tour sugar shacks, eat fresh maple donuts, buy syrup, and visit the area’s fantastic small towns. Numerous sugar operations participate. Our favorites are Eagle’s Sugar Camp and Puffenbarger’s Sugar Orchard. There’s nothing like real Virginia Maple Syrup!
Everona Dairy: Local producers of delicious artisan cheeses, all made from sheep’s milk.
Edwards: At a time when water-added and artificial injection smoking are the norm, Edwards and Sons still makes the hickory-smoked bacon and sausage we serve the old fashioned way: hand rubbed, dry cured and slow smoked over smoldering hickory logs. Located in Surry, VA, they prepare their products pretty much the way their great grandfather, S. Wallace Edwards, did more than 80 years ago.
Croftburn Market: A family-owned butcher shop offering hand cut, in-house aged, handmade fresh and specialty meats, sausages, charcuterie, and fresh fish. Locally raised meat from Croftburn is often used for our annual Hops and Chops Independence Day event.
Yoder’s Country Market: This fantastic Mennonite market supplies us with a variety of artisan flours, corn meals, fresh spices, and other dry goods.
The Frenchman’s Corner and The Culpeper Cheese Company are excellent places to find a special item or product that we just cannot find anywhere else. Meats, cheeses, kitchen equipment, beer, wine, gourmet chocolates, specialty teas, and a number of other items are all available at these stores located side by side on E. Davis Street in Culpeper.