The Gilpin Willson Home

Below is a very special property consisting of:  the historic main house, plus a two-story award-winning carriage house, featuring beautiful grounds & even off-street parking . . . in Downtown Staunton!


$500,000 for 2 Houses:  the Main House & the Carriage House

$215,000 for The Craftsman-Style House

Call the owner:  (540) 885-6556

E-mail the owner:  [email protected]

In the main inn, there are 5 bedrooms (depending upon how you use the rooms) and 4 1/2 bathrooms.  There is an additional bedroom and bathroom in the carriage house.


~ 6 BR / 5 1/2 Baths ~

This house was designed by Sam Collins, an architect of the long-standing Collins Architectural firm here in Staunton, VA and was originally built as the local bank president's home, The Gilpin Willson House.

Currently operating as a successful and profitable B&B (but priced strictly as a residential property for easy financing as a single family home)!

Call:  (540) 885-6556  OR  e-mail:  [email protected]


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The Gilpin Willson Home

A Newtown Historic District home designed by Sam Collins, Architect

~ The Main House ~


~ The Carriage House ~

(Recognized by Historic Staunton Foundation for excellence in renovation in 2004)


~ The Gardens ~

There are several beautiful gardens, including a courtyard with a water garden.  There are Concord grape wines covering a fence on the far side of the courtyard, with two varieties of Concord grapes. Then there is the lower garden, with the "Secret Garden" and the covered swing.  Other gardens include the annual oval garden in front of the carriage house.


The courtyard is located behind main house (see photo below).


The lower garden has a covered swing. (The swing is off to the right of the photo).


Pictured below is the covered swing;  this is an original structure on the property, probably dating back 100 years.  Click on the link for more photos of the garden.


Looking into the "Secret Garden" on a Fall day:


Looking into the "Secret Garden" on a Spring day:


This photo was taken from the balcony, which is off the sunroom, in the main house.  The water garden and herb garden (planted in containers) are shown below:


There are four water lily plants, a lotus plant, pickerel rush, cattails, water iris, and an abundance of oxygenating under-water plants in the water garden.


Around the water garden is seating (see several photos below). 

~ The photos show sitting areas in the courtyard overlooking the water garden ~


~ "Sarah" overlooking the water garden ~


~ The Rooms in the Main House ~

The Staircase:


The Living Room:

~ The living room in the main house is quite spacious ~


~ Looking from living room toward dining room ~


~ The fireplace in the living room ~


The Dining Room:



Some Bedroom Photos in the Main House:


The Kitchen:

The newly renovated kitchen has 27 linear feet of granite counter tops, lots of cabinets, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances.


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The Historic Award-Winning Carriage House

BELOW ~ The front door of the Carriage House:


BELOW ~ The first floor of the Carriage House:


BELOW ~ The upstairs bedroom of the Carriage House:


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* Several beautiful gardens

* 400 amp service in main house + additional circuit breakers in the carriage house

* Central air conditioning in main house and carriage house

* Off street parking for four (or even more) cars

* Thriving water garden with courtyard around it (with two varieties of Concord grapes on arbor fence at far side of courtyard)

* Established perennial gardens

* Located in historic Newtown area (and walk to everything in charming Downtown Staunton!!!)

* Solid construction (brick exterior and 2' x 4's inside walls are oak)

* The carriage house won an award given by Historic Staunton Foundation the year renovations were made in 2004

* Copper roof on carriage house

* Legend tells us that Robert E. Lee boarded his house in the carriage house

* Slate roof on the main house

* Copper roof on the carriage house

* Originally built around the turn of the century and designed by architect Sam Collins for the president of the downtown bank

* Brick walk in front of house

* Hundred-year-old boxwoods in both front and back gardens

* Original covered porch swing area in the lower garden

* R4 zoning allows for many uses and the carriage house is very unique and could be an office space or a wonderful guest house

* Currently operated as a highly-successful Bed and Breakfast but priced only as a residential property to allow for easy financing for the purchaser

* Furnishings are also available for sale, including antiques

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Information About Downtown Staunton

~ Enjoy living in this vibrant Downtown ~


The Famous Blackfriars' Playhouse in Downtown Staunton:


The FREE trolley goes all around downtown and out to the park!


Staunton has a very charming downtown filled with over a dozen restaurants, coffee shops, antique and specialty stores, art galleries, movie theaters, etc.:


~ MORE Important Information About Downtown Staunton, VA ~

Recent Staunton Press -- Read the articles below which outline what an extremely special town Staunton, Virginia is . . . and an amazing place to live and work!

(Click on the links below.)



Staunton, Virginia's historic main street in Downtown Staunton.

Travel and Leisure Magazine:   America's Greatest Main Streets

Smithsonian Magazine:   20 Best Small Towns in America"

The Washington Post:   In Shenandoah Valley, a Shakespeare Tradition Has Taken Root




The Back Part of the Main House:

The Breakfast Nook (off the kitchen at the back of the inn):


Looking from the back hallway into the office:


The fireplace in the office:


From within the office, looking toward the kitchen (housekeeper at work) and to the left, looking into the Sunroom:


King-sized bed set up in the Innkeepers' Quarters, at the opposite end of the Sunroom:


The Sunroom (which was part of the Innkeepers' Quarters):


The lower level of the Innkeepers' Quarters, showing storage and exercise equipment:


Another view of this area:


The laundry room and large bathroom have white ceramic tile on the walls and floors:


Another view of the laundry room:


Additional shots of the lower level bathroom:


There is a large walk-in closet, which was also a part of the Innkeepers' Quarters.  It is large enough for not only personal items of the Innkeepers but also there are shelves for storing all the sheets, towels, bedding, and other items for running the inn.  It is wonderful space to have for a single family home!!


Weddings at the B&B:

 Weddings at the B&B can be outside or indoors.  Favorite spots for an outdoor wedding are the lower garden and the courtyard.  The favorite spot for an indoor wedding is in front of the fireplace.  

We put our guests in touch with Wedding Officiants who will perform the ceremony, process the paperwork, and do the recording.

See below for photos of some of the weddings performed at our B&B:






Breakfast at the B&B:

     The dining room will seat 10 at the main table and 2 more at the smaller table.

Some of our guests enjoying breakfast (see below):



Breakfast can also be served outside in the courtyard.


At the B&B, there are several beautiful gardens, including this water garden (pictured above).  The grape wines covering the fence are two varieties of Concord grapes.


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Another House Which we have For Sale

You can purchase the Craftsman-Style House for $215,000 which can be booked as a vacation rental house -- or it can be your own personal residence if you prefer to live in a large house instead of in the Innkeepers' Quarters at the B&B.  Click here for more information about The Craftsman-Style House.


Call (540) 885-6556  OR  e-mail:  [email protected]


Have  a  look  at  the  website  for  the  B&B  (click here).


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