Welcome to The Henry Clay Inn®…It’s like coming home.
We invite you to step into the warmth, charm, and hospitality of The Henry Clay Inn®. Our Georgian-style Inn is a centerpiece in historic Ashland, VA, “The Center of the Universe!” Enjoy the warm welcome of our lobby with a gorgeous fireplace and sitting area and our Drawing Room with its own fireplace, perfect for your next event or meeting. The Drawing Room opens onto our spacious porch for sitting back and enjoying the sights and sounds of Ashland and is particularly popular with our train fans. Our cozy breakfast area provides the perfect spot to enjoy our newly re-opened kitchen for full breakfast or just sip a cup of tea or coffee and read the morning paper. The majority of our guest rooms are on our second floor, which also features a parlor with fireplace and is the ideal gathering spot for good conversation or to curl up with a good book and opens onto a lovely second-floor porch. Our selection of 13 rooms offers a variety of choices for your overnight stay and all feature private baths.
Ashland is proud to be an artistic and culturally rich community with local artists of all types. This quaint town is home to art galleries, the Ashland theater, antique stores and several unique shops throughout. Ashland and the surrounding areas are rich with events like the Strawberry Faire, Ashland Train Day, Light Up The Tracks and Santa Train to name a few. Let us be your hub for exploring historic Ashland, the many Civil War Battlefield sites nearby, Scotchtown (former home of Patrick Henry), historic Hanover Tavern, and we’re just across the tracks from the beautiful Randolph-Macon college campus. Located just 20 minutes from Richmond, 90 minutes from Washington DC or the beach, 60 minutes from beautiful Charlottesville, the mountains (great for taking in all the fall foliage) and wonderful wine country makes The Henry Clay Inn® a great starting point for all your adventures.
And let us not forget the TRAINS. We are just across the street from the Ashland/Hanover Visitors Center, which is the historic train depot built in 1923 and is the hop on/off point for Amtrak. You can step off the porch of The Henry Clay Inn® and onto the train to head east to DC, NY, Boston and all the destinations in-between. Or, head south for all the splendor of the southeast on your way to Florida! We’re a favorite for train buffs from all over, and you can often find them rocking on our front porch watching the CSX and Amtrak trains fly by.
Come check out what everyone is talking about. The Henry Clay Inn® is the perfect home base for exploring Ashland and the whole Mid-Atlantic region, and we look forward to seeing you soon.