Come enjoy a relaxing getaway in the shadows of Virginia’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains with a stay at the Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast! Owners and Innkeepers Orquida and Dan Ingraham welcome you to escape to their beautiful 1848 Victorian bed and breakfast located in the heart of wine and craft beer country near Charlottesville. The house features spacious porches, numerous antiques, original heart pine floors and staircase, and a stained-glass entrance way.
Offering five distinctive guest rooms, all with private bath, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and wireless internet. Our full breakfasts feature fresh and local ingredients, including amazing coffee roasted right here in Nelson County.
Whether you enjoy hiking along Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway, experiencing the history of Monticello, Charlottesville and the University of Virginia, or simply a great glass of wine or beer, Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast is the ideal spot to experience all the wonders of Central Virginia.
Orquida (or-KWEE-dah) hails from Northern Virginia, by way of Miami where she was born. She graduated from Marymount University and prior to becoming an innkeeper spent over a decade in various accounting positions, primarily with defense contractors. She worked long hours back then too, but now the commute is much shorter.
Orquida plans and prepares those fantastic breakfasts each day and serves as caring hostess to all of our great guests. She spends a lot of her time making sure that all of the rooms are perfect for the next folks checking in. She actually enjoys cleaning (well, most of the time). Dan thinks she’s got an addiction to vacuuming, but she swears she doesn’t.
Dan (DANN) is originally from Western New York but moved to the mid-Atlantic to attend college (Georgetown University) and ultimately grad school (George Mason University). He was also an accountant for most of his corporate life and is really, really, really happy to be out of that now. Really happy.
Dan spends most of his time behind the scenes on the business side of things and trying to maintain this old house, keeping the lawn and gardens looking good, and in the summer, making sure the pool is clean and clear. His cooking role is generally limited to making the bacon or sausage for breakfast (‘cause it’s hard to screw that up). He’s also the primary cookie maker. Dan was very active in the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (StayVA), where he served several years as a board member and spent time as President, Vice President, and Treasurer. He most recently as a board member of the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP).