Reviews and Press

For lovers who love food…Culinary indulgence doesn’t have to be expensive…

— The 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 Magazine, Artisan Issue, Winter 2013

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/, Summer 2013

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USAToday considers the Holladay House fireplace one of the TOP 40 HOTEL FIREPLACES in the USA!
The beauty of this pre-Civil War fireplace update to the house is still impressing today's traveler.  Warm yourself by the antique Italian marble fireplace - the same one who has warmed countless others for over 150 years!


USAToday rates the Holladay House as a top all-inclusive elopement site in Virginia!
Planning a wedding can be stressful, with having to organize everything from dresses and reception locations to tableware and meal options. Skip the drama of a big wedding and consider eloping with your partner to Virginia. again showcases the Holladay House "Winter White Mantel"!
Wearing white after Labor Day is apparently en vogue if you're a mantel. On Nov 11, 2010, showcased the Holladay House parlor mantel in Winter White, as part of their "Tips for Decorating Your Winter Mantel". To view the Holladay House mantel, and other featured mantels, visit's page here. makes the Holladay House mantel part of their "Favorite Christmas Decorating Ideas"
On Oct 21, 2010, the Holladay House mantel, all dressed up for Christmas, was included in's list of favorite Christmas decorating ideas. To view the mantel, and other favorite decorating snapshots, visit the photo essay here. We were simultaneously included in their "Favorite Holiday Recipes from Historic Inns" piece too! Thanks maw-in-law Cathe for making us so festive and pretty for Christmas! Thanks Holladay family for passing along the biscuit recipe!


Multiple guests comment about the Holladay House on Washington Post's "Talk About Travel"!
On July 26, 2010, our guests discussed why they loved staying here during their online chat session on Washington Post's "Talk About Travel". One guest described us as "AMAZING" with no "staying-at-Grandma's vibe" and another repeat guest agreed and cited the Holladay House's great location! Thank you to our guests for posting such lovely comments - we appreciate you and the time you took to comment! features the Holladay House for architecture and history!
In July 2010, featured our Virginia bed and breakfast as THE inn to visit in Virginia to connect with rich history, great architecture and unique stories. The article highlights 10 inns across the United States well-known for being such historic gems. The Holladay House is noted for its historic architecture and its witness to major historic events that happened within and just outside its front door.




Featured in the Washington Post!

The Washington Post featured our Virginia bed and breakfast in the travel section on 17 September 2008. The article discusses the amazing restoration of James Madison's Montpelier, and features the Holladay House Bed and Breakfast as a great place to stay when visiting this remarkable presidential mansion. Be sure to read The Essentials section, which provides more details.




PBS Television Production “Road Trip to History”
PBS regularly airs a television program called “Road Trip to History,” produced by Oaktree Productions. The Holladay House is featured as one of the many historic properties in the Town of Orange.

Download a 3 minute clip (large version or smaller version) of Sharon Elswick and local historian Ann Miller recounting the history of what is now the Holladay House Bed and Breakfast. If you want to see the entire program, we can provide the DVD! Alternatively, you can find the show!


Journey Through Hallowed Ground: The Official Guide to Where America Happened
Written by noted travel book author, David Edwin Lillard, this is the official guide to the nationally-recognized Journey Through Hallowed Ground. Lillard writes that the Holladay House is “Main Street’s only B&B a spacious manor offering guests plenty of privacy.
The Holladay Family Buttermilk Biscuit recipe is just plain ole' famous now. includes the Holladay family biscuit recipe in their "Favorite Holiday Recipes from Historic Inns".
The Holladay Family Buttermilk Biscuit recipe was accepted onto and immediately got rave reviews!


The Holladay Family Buttermilk Biscuit recipe was first shown as the Bed and Breakfast Spotlight and then won the Recipe of the Month!
The Holladay Family Buttermilk Biscuit recipe makes another debut on the popular e-newsletter from