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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant  

Scallop Risotto
Dining Room
Room with bed, fireplace, couch, coffee table, chair in corner
Room with L-shaped couch, coffee table, fireplace
Dining Room setting with bottle of red wine
Tuscan Chicken
Grilled Chicken, White Rice, and Veggies
Inn Keepers Kaye and Alan receiving award inside the inn
tripadvisor Hall of Fame - Certificate of Excellence : 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018

Equality means business.

Our Roots

The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant are proud to announce that we've become the first Restaurant and Inn in the region to be acknowledged for our Green commitment by complying with the requirements set forth in the new Virginia Green program.

Built in 1840, The Lafayette Inn is a historic landmark. It has served as a community centerpiece of the area accommodating the needs of stagecoach travelers and local residents. The building has served as a hotel, restaurant, saloon, boarding house, and hospital during the Civil War. In more recent times it housed the first Stanardsville telephone exchange and the local newspaper.

The Lafayette is designed in Federalist style with three levels and sweeping colonnaded porches. The frame is of hand-hewn mortise and tenon beams with fifteen-inch-thick walls of local red brick.

Large windows enhance the natural light and views of the town and surrounding countryside in all of the Inn's rooms. Every room is furnished with antiques; many with their own fireplaces. While keeping with the tone of days gone by, a few modern conveniences remain (private bathrooms, WiFi in most rooms (throughout the Inn however) Keurig Coffee, and basic television to remain "in touch".

Learn about the Lafayette's complete history by downloading the article, The Lafayette Inn, by Donald Covey. 

Not just an Inn, The Lafayette is much more. Besides offering great accommodations, fine food, and history... The Lafayette is also a great event location with two private meeting/dining rooms available, plus we offer full service on-site catering at its best.

Innkeepers Kaye and Alan have traveled extensively on business for 25 years. As such, over the course of years and well over 3,000 nights away they learned a clear image of what they wanted in an evening stay, and what an approachable, but elegant dinner may look (and taste!) like.