Breakfast at the Chestnut Hill Inn is not just a's an experience!


Chestnut Hill BnB - Gourmet Breakfast


At our Virginia country inn, we take great pride in serving our guests the finest freshly made breakfast items daily. Each morning begins at 8:00 with fresh-roasted coffee as well as a wide selection of herbal and caffeinated teas. Prepare to treat yourself to a gourmet meal beginning with fresh fruit followed by our delicious southern breakfast.

Our entrées vary from "sweet one day to savory the next," sometimes a combination of each. Whether you join us at the main table or have a quiet meal at your own private table, breakfast at our luxury accommodation in Virginia becomes the best way to start your day.

We always have alternative breakfasts available such as hot or cold cereal, plain scrambled eggs, or plain French toast, so please let us know your preferences at check-in.

  • Yogurt with Granola, Tropical Fruit and Crystallized Ginger
  • Mango, Blueberry, and Ginger Fruit Salad
  • Peach, Strawberries, and Bananas Bruschetta
  • Chestnut Hill Fruit Vichyssoise
  • Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger Sauce
  • Strawberry Tossed in Lemon Sugar, served with Lavender Syrup
Bed & Breakfast - Orange Virgnia


bnb Virginia - Breakfast

  • Eggs on a Cloud with Hollandaise Sauce
  • Sunrise Bake with Sausage, Egg, Sundried Tomatoes and Mozzarella
  • Smoked Salmon over Sautéed Leek & Egg Scramble with Capers & a dollop of Meyer Lemon Créme Fraiche
  • Madame Quiche's Quiche au Fromage
  • Sunnyside Baked Eggs and Mushrooms in Virginia Ham Crisps
  • Florentine Topped Prosciutto with Fried Egg and Freshly Shaved Parmesan on Ciabatta Bread

  • Grand Marnier Orange Blossom French Toast
  • Banana and Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Orange Zest Butter
  • Cornmeal Orange Biscuits topped with Fresh Peaches and Cream
  • Maple Créme Flan served with Caramelized Bartlett Pears
  • Belgian Buttermilk Waffles a' la Bananas Foster
  • Café au lait Créme Brûlée
Chestnut Hill B&B - Breakfast - Orange Va


Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast - Orange - Charlottesville BnB

Whether it's just you or you and your traveling companion, just ask us. Private tables are available in our social room and on one of two sun porches overlooking the scenic rear lawn.

Let us know and with a little advance notice we can modify our recipes to meet almost any food allergy and special dietary needs you may have. Yes, we can and are happy to accommodate your vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and other needs.

Breakfast is usually served between 8 and 9 a.m. but may be served earlier or later with prior arrangement. If you have a really early departure requirement, we'll be happy to prepare our "Early Breakfast to Go" filled with fresh home baked treats, fruit and "go cups" for your coffee.


"The elegance of the offerings combined with the quality display made us feel extremely well served in a way that exceeded our expectations."


Irish Potato Soup with Cheese and Red Ale


* 4 tablespoons butter, divided
* 2 cups yellow onion, chopped
* 3 medium leeks (white and light green portions only), sliced
* 3/4 cup sliced celery
*8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, coarsely chopped
*1 can (12 oz.) Irish Red Ale
*4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
*3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*4 cups whole or 2% milk
*7 oz. Kerrygold Dubliner cheese, grated
*3/4 cup finely minced parsley (optional)
*4 oz. crumbled bleu cheese, preferably Cashel (optional)
*Crisp cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)


Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 6 to 8 quart stockpot.  Add onion, leek, and celery; cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

Add potatoes, ale, stock, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.

Melt remaining butter in a medium saucepan; gradually add flour, whisking until smooth.  Cook 3 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.  Slowly stir in milk, whisking until hot and thickened.  Add cheese; stir until melted.

Stir cheese mixture into potato mixture until combined.  Cook over very low heat for 10 minutes.

Ladle into soup bowls and sprinkle with parsley, bleu cheese, and bacon crumbles, if desired.

Chestnut Hill BnB - Orange Va - James Madison Montpelier - Skyline Drive
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