Hidden on a 25-acre estate-like setting just outside of Brookneal, Virginia, The Pruitt House Inn is steeped in history and perfect for your next weekend getaway or event.
Built by Michael Pruitt, neighbor to Patrick Henry and provider of aid to the Continental Army, the home witnessed the birth of a nation as an outpost on the Colonial frontier. Under Peyton Nowlin’s ownership, it thrived as a 1400 ac. tobacco plantation in the antebellum South. After Mr. Nowlin’s passing in 1860, the Cook-Adams family took the property into the next era in American history. The home survived the Civil War and stood witness to the fall of southern plantation society in postwar Virginia. From then until the beginnings of its restoration in the 1970s, it was a boarding house, tenant house, and saw a golf course come and go from its pastures. The house has remained largely unaltered, retaining all its original mantels, millwork, windows, and beaded weatherboard siding, as well as receiving substantial restoration from its caretakers.
The Pruitt House Inn will officially open its doors in early 2017 to usher in a new era as a Bed and Breakfast. Please contact us for event booking or for help planning an unforgettable weekend filled with the sights and history of Southern Virginia.
Come relax with us in one of our three suites, each with its own private bath, vintage furnishings, and gas fireplace. Read and unwind in the library, enjoy the antique piano in one of our two parlors, or have a glass of tea on the front porch while watching the sunset. Unplug and get away from it all for your next weekend getaway.