Your Hosts

Your hosts at the Holladay HouseSamuel and Sharon Elswick became the third owners of the Holladay House Bed and Breakfast in the Fall of 2006. They love being stewards of this historic Virginia bed and breakfast, serving guests, and enjoying the surrounding community. They love Orange County and will happily tell you all about the many things to do in Virginia.

Sam and Sharon have lived in Virginia most of their lives, and Sam’s family has been in the Commonwealth since the seventeenth century. These innkeepers and their families have lived all over Virginia--the western mountains, the Shenandoah Valley, the Northern Neck, the Middle Peninsula, Northern Virginia, and, of course, the central Piedmont. This special connection to the Virginia landscape is what has motivated Sam and Sharon to plant their own roots into the rich Piedmont soil. 

Sam and Sharon were first exposed to bed and breakfasts in Virginia at their own wedding. They wanted their marriage ceremony to have the special intimacy and flair that only a Virginia bed and breakfast small wedding or elopement can provide.  After numerous champagne toasts, enthusiastic support from loved ones, and the unparalleled service received from the smaller bed and breakfast wedding venue, these two innkeepers were hooked! Three years later, they launched their own plan to own a bed and breakfast in Virginia, and realized their dream in September 2006. After settling in the Town of Orange, VA, Sam and Sharon have never looked back!

Meet the Holladay House innkeepers and staff by clicking the photos below!

Sharon, a smiling Virginia innkeeper!Sam, an innkeeper in Orange, VA


Sam and Sharon Elswick eagerly await the opportunity to help you discover the history, the culinary delights, and the beautiful scenery of the Orange, VA area!  For more information on local restaurants, Virginia winery tours, or historic sites in Virginia,  contact this Virginia inn, read our Visitor’s Guide to Orange and Charlottesville or check out our Virginia Travel Packages!

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