Spend the Night, the Weekend or Indulge in a Staycation

As you drive through the stone gateway at the entrance to the grounds of the Garth Newel Music Center with its lush expanse of green grass, ancient oak trees and long winding drive you feel yourself gently transported back in time.  As you reach the crest of the driveway you see The Manor House the centerpiece of this country estate which includes two barns (one which has been converted into our performance hall) as well as other cottages (some of which are private residences).

Built in the 1920’s as the estate of William Sergeant Kendall and his bride Christine Herter Kendall in honor of their marriage; the buildings that comprise Garth Newel have since their inception been the center for art, music, food and conversation.  It was not uncommon for William and his bride Christine both musicians and artists, to invite their  friends from New York and around the world to join them at their estate to paint, make music, enjoy a wonderful meal and good conversation.

That tradition continues today as we invite guests to complete their Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. After an evening of music, food and drink it is but a short walk to our Manor House. The spacious and comfortable rooms are quaintly decorated and the original art on display gives you a glimpse into our creative past. A continental breakfast is served in the morning.  The Keurig coffee bar is available 24/7.

Imagine Your Country Stay

Complete your Garth Newel experience by spending the night on our 114-acre mountain property. The Manor House has a wide variety of rooms from which to choose; all of which have been tastefully decorated.  The rooms are spacious and comfortable and feature paintings by Christine Kendall and other artists.  During your stay, browse the mahogany lined bookshelves filled with interesting reads, whip up a gourmet meal in the beautifully appointed kitchen, stroll the grounds or hike the walking trail.

The Manor House offers several guest room configurations and can sleep an entire party of 18 or provide an intimate weekend getaway for two.  The rooms,  all named for famous Violin Makers, include a variety of amenities. Each has a private bath which include hotel size soap and lotions as well as a hairdryer, some have sitting room areas.  The kitchen, living room, and music room/library are common areas and open to all guests staying in the Manor House. and free wi-fi is available. A continental breakfast is provided each morning.

Overnight stays are popular with repeat guests and our availability is limited so call early to make reservations. All rooms are $110 (+ tax) for single or double occupancy.  Check-in time is after 2:00pm and check-out time is by noon.

Within the Manor House, you may select from the following room options. Please be aware, that The Manor House is an historic property listed on the Virginia Historic Registry. Like other homes built during the early part of the last century, all but one of the bedrooms is located on the second or third floors which are accessible only by stairs.  The Maggini is the one sleeping room available on the main floor in the Manor House.

Main Level: Ground Floor

  • The Maggini (Giovanni Paolo Maggini 1580-1630) View

    This is a spacious room with a double bed and black lacquer Chinese style furnishing and accents.  The large windows on the western wall allow for full views of the property as well as the warmth of the setting sun.  With hardwood floors, Chinese style accent rugs, and full bath this very comfortable room is located just off the music room library and offers both privacy and comfort.

Second Floor

  • The Bergonzi (Carlo Bergonzi 1683-1747)

Atop the stairs on the second floor is the Bergonzi, a quaint room with two single beds, a full private bath, and ample windows to provide both light and stunning views.

  • The Stradivarius Suite (Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737) View

The lovely Stradivarius suite is located at the top of the house and is named for Antonio Stradivari, the Italian violin maker whose very name suggests perfection in the craft of violin making.   This light and airy room has a king bed, a chaise lounge, vaulted high-beam ceilings with huge transom windows that provide both an extra stream of sun as the day wanes as well as a variety of views of the surrounding mountains. The room has a full bath and an adjoining sitting room with a couch, chaise lounge and a reading nook with two Queen Anne style chairs.

  • The Rogeri (Giovanni Battista Rogeri 1642-1710)

Located adjacent to the Stradivarius suite and its adjoining sitting room with a couch, chaise lounge and a reading nook with two Queen Anne style chairs, the Rogeri has a queen size bed, and is decorated with Chinese style furnishings finished in white as opposed to the more traditional black lacquer.  The full private bathroom is located just steps outside the room across the hall.

  • The Lupot (Frances (Franz) Lupo 1582-1607) and Ceruti (Giovanni Battista Ceurit 1756-1817)

These two adjoining rooms are located just up the staircase from the kitchen. Each has an individual twin bed  and the two compartments are adjoined by a full private bath. The Lupot and Ceruti and booked as a single room and the accommodations are idea for the single traveler, friends traveling together or younger children with easy access to the Amati one floor above.

Third Floor

  • The Storioni (Lorenzo Storioni 1744-1816)

This corner room bathed in shades of apricot and orange has a queen bed, and an eastern facing window with views of the mountain.  The room has a private bathroom with shower.

  • The Gagliano (Guiseppe Gagliano 1742 – 1820)

The Gagliano features two four poster twin beds, and a black leather love seat.  This comfortable room, like the Bergonizi has large eastern facing windows. The room has a full private bathroom.

  • The Guarneri (Bartolomeo Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri del Gesù 1698–1744)

The Guarneri is one of three rooms in the Manor House with a king size bed.  This room features a timber roof truss and is slightly larger than some of the other rooms.  It has both a love seat and double bench for reading and relaxing.  It has western facing windows and a full bath.

  • The Amati   (Andrea Amati 1505-1577)

The Amati has a king sized bed, a full bath and a small alcove with a couch for reading or relaxing.  This room also has a timber roof truss and can be an adjoining suite to the Guarneri if desired. It can be found at the top of the steps from the stairway from the kitchen.

Other Lodging

Other lodging options on property include the Giles Cottage and the Green Room apartment.  The Giles Cottage, once used as housing for the Estate's housekeeper, is ideal for a family or a group of friends traveling together.  The Cottage has a master bedroom with full size bed and two smaller bedrooms, each with a twin bed.  The large living room has a turn-of-the-century upright Steinway piano,  a single pull-out sofa bed and adjoining dining room area with a table that seats four.  A full kitchen and full bath are part of this charming cottage experience.

The Green Room apartment can sleep up to 5 guests.  It is located just behind and below the stage of Herter Hall where during the day you may be lucky enough to hear our quartet or guest artists in rehearsal! The apartment has two bedrooms, each with two single beds.  There is one full bathroom, as well as a living room with a single pull-out sofa bed  and an efficiency kitchen with a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.

Remembering Yourself

If you join us on a concert weekend, Herter Hall is just a short stroll from either the Manor House or the cottages.  During the day there is much to do in the County of Bath, so plan a soak in the Jefferson Pools, have a massage at the Warm Springs Spa, enjoy tea at the Omni Homestead or visit one of our lovely galleries in nearby Warm Springs, try your hand at plein air painting or sketching... or better yet, just relax.

On most weekends, we have no specified check-in or check-out times and we provide you a continental breakfast each morning.  The Keurig coffee bar is always available, and you are encouraged to bring your own groceries and whip up something special in the newly renovated professional grade kitchen.  Better still, chill some wine, bring fine cheese, fruit, and artisanal bread and enjoy a picnic on the lawn or a romantic midnight snack.

Your stay with us harkens back to simpler times.  Your cell phone may work, but it also may not depending on your service provider. We do not offer television, or radio, or other electronic distractions.  We do offer beautiful mountain vistas, spectacular sunrises, a walking trail and the opportunity to disconnect from the world, and reconnect with what is important to you.

Overnight stays are popular with repeat guests and our availability is limited so call early to make reservations. All rooms are $110 (+ tax) for single or double occupancy.  Check-in time is after 2:00pm and check-out time is by noon.
To make a reservation, contact us at: 540-839-5018 or email: tama@garthnewel.org


  • A Credit Card is required to hold your reservation.
  • Holiday Weekend reservations must be at least 2 nights.
  • Cancellations made less than 14 days in advance will forfeit half the total charge of the room.
  • No-shows will be charged for the total amount.

Places to Stay in Bath County

Should our accommodations be unavailable or you desire a different kind of overnight experience please contact any of our Lodging Partners:

  • Inn at Gristmill Square in Warm Springs at 540.839.2231
  • King’s Victorian Inn in Hot Springs at 540.839.3134
  • Meadow Villas in Warm Springs at 717.951.3955 or 717.367.6970
  • Natural Retreats in Hot Springs at 877.805.7794
  • The Vine Cottage Inn, located in Hot Springs offers special Garth Newel Weekend package rates that include room and events. For more information on their package, click here or contact them for details: Vine Cottage Inn at 800.410.9755.
  • Warm Springs Cottages in Warm & Hot Springs at 540.839.2609
  • Warm Springs Inn in Warm Springs at 540.839.5351
  • The Omni Homestead

Other stays within a 30-40 minute drive:

  • Fort Lewis Lodge in Millboro at 540.925.2314
  • Highland Inn in Monterey, VA at 540.468.2143
  • Meadow Lane Lodge in Warm Springs at 540.839.5959
  • Trimble House in Monterey, VA at 540.468.1898
  • Windy Mile Cabin Rentals in Rockbridge Baths at 540.348.5040