Meet the Historic Richmond Inns: The William Miller House B&B
Wondering what it’s like to live the life of a Richmonder? A stay at the intimate William Miller House is the perfect way to “try on” life in the Historic Fan District of the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ideally situated in walking distance of Monument Avenue, the Landmark Theater and dozens of shops, restaurants and night spots, you may find that the William Miller House is as “Easy to Love” as Richmond itself; and you may never want to leave.
Built in 1869 in the Greek Revival Style, the inn was originally home to William Miller, proprietor of Rogers & Miller Marbleworks and features three marble mantels. Miller supplied much of the marble found at the nearby Hollywood Cemetery, resting place of many major historical figures including U.S. Presidents James Monroe, John Tyler and Confederate States President Jefferson Davis.
Innkeepers Pat Daniels and Mike Rohde purchased the home in 1994 and began a complete renovation in 1996. Daniels and Rohde made great efforts to adhere to the architectural and historical integrity of the property, while adding the necessities and comforts of modern living. In 2000 they hosted their first travelers in their two guest rooms and made history of their own – launching a career as celebrated innkeepers.
Guests at The William Miller House enjoy relaxing sanctuaries in the parlor next to the fireplace, in a rocker on the porch, or in the favorite “Garden Room”. Antiques and tasteful flea market gems accent each room, and a glamorous chandelier lights the dining room, where Rohde wows guests with gourmet flavors and true hospitality. The couple maintains the house in “show condition” themselves and are always happy to share the inn’s history and significance with their valued guests.
The two guest rooms at the inn are luxurious and comfortable. The Touch of France room features vintage French furniture, cozy slipper chairs, a claw foot tub and a queen bed with pillow top mattress. The Regency Room is a retreat, complete with king bed, Jacuzzi tub and sitting area with desk. Both rooms feature flat screen televisions and premium cable as well as all of the traveling amenities one could possibly need. Gourmet breakfasts, complimentary evening wine and welcome treats round out the experience – it’s no wonder that many guests book their next stay before they depart!
The William Miller House has been featured in Style Weekly and reviewed by travel writer Judith Reitman. Guest reviews are glowing and reflect the warmth and southern hospitality that Daniels and Rohde strive to provide to every traveler who crosses their threshold. If you want to experience this slice of Richmond life in the heart of the Historic Fan District, contact the William Miller House for reservations today!