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The bed and breakfast is of Georgian architecture built 1878-85 by Mr. B. M. Rice. Rice served in the 12 Virginia Calvary Company H. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery (in back of current Methodist Church, two blocks from the bed and breakfast).

Your hostess, Mary Stevens Ayers, was born and raised in Southern California and lived and had children in the Orient, Europe, West Coast, and East Coast. Her resume includes twenty or so years in Girl Scouts and TOFS, twenty-three years a U.S. Naval Officers spouse, and a mother of four fabulous daughters.


  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Serve Safe Certification
  • Virginia ABC License
  • PAII - Professional Association
  • National Museum of Women in the Art, Washington D.C.
  • L.L.C. - Limited Liability Corporation
  • Prepaid Legal, Virginia
  • Gratefully and happily retired from Bridgewater College December 2012

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We Are pet friendly. Bridgewater Inn & Cottage has two dogs on the premises.

Email the Innkeeper at bridgewaterinn_cottage@msn.com


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