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Bridgewater Inn & Cottage

Vacation Rental/Bed & Breakfast

Specials & Discounts

Welcome to Bridgewater Inn & Cottage located in Bridgewater, Virginia.

Our Bed & Breakfast is also a vacation rental property in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley near many major attractions such as Shenandoah National Park. We are close to Bridgewater College and just a short drive to James Madison University.

Our Cottage is pet friendly.

The bed and breakfast is of Georgian architecture built 1878-85 by Mr. B. M. Rice. Rice served in the 12 Virginia Calvary Company H. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery (in back of current Methodist Church, two blocks from the bed and breakfast).

Mary Ayers, Innkeeper

Mary Ayers Innkeeper

Your innkeeper, Mary Stevens Ayers, was born and raised in Southern California and lived and had children in the Orient, Europe, West Coast, and East Coast.

Her resume includes twenty or so years in Girl Scouts and TOFS, twenty-three years a U.S. Naval Officers spouse, and a mother of four fabulous daughters.


  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Serve Safe Certification
  • Virginia ABC License
  • L.L.C. – Limited Liability Corporation
  • Prepaid Legal, Virginia
  • Gratefully and happily retired from Bridgewater College December 2012

View our Bridgewater Inn & Cottage Brochure

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