A Night's Delight & A Breakfast to Remember

George Pickett Room

On the second floor, this backyard-facing room looks out to our historic barn and enjoys cheery sunshine throughout the day. Make this room your home while in Harrisonburg, VA and you’ll be sure to impress the one you love!

  • King bed
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower
  • Central air and ceiling fan
  • Cable TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk and chair

Maximum occupancy 2, or 3 with a futon (extra person $50/night + futon fee $20)

Who was George Pickett?

George Edward Pickett was a major-general in the army of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.


After graduating last (59th out of 59) in his class at West Point (1846), he gained distinction during the Mexican-American War when he was the first to scale the heights during the Battle of Chapultepec. He was also involved in the Pig War.


Legend has it that Pickett’s West Point appointment was secured for him by Abraham Lincoln, but this is largely believed to be a story circulated by his widow following his death. Pickett was actually appointed by Illinois Congressman John T. Stuart, a friend of Pickett’s uncle.


He later served on the frontier in Washington Territory, and in 1856 occupied San Juan Island, where he prevented the landing of British troops and received the thanks of Congress for his services. In 1861, he resigned from the Federal army and joined the Confederate forces, becoming major-general in 1862.


During the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, Pickett’s forces helped contribute to the overwhelming Confederate victory. He led the disastrous and foolhardy “Pickett’s Charge” against Union lines in the Battle of Gettysburg, in the process losing almost his entire division. To his dying day, he bitterly mourned this great loss. After the war, it is said that he met once with General Lee in a singularly cold meeting. It was said by John S. Mosby that afterward Pickett said bitterly, “That man destroyed my division.”


He lost the Battle of Five Forks in 1865, which lead to the fall of Petersburg and Richmond and to the ultimate capitulation of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox. Pickett had difficulty obtaining a pardon after the Civil War due to his execution of a number of North Carolina soldiers who had deserted from the Confederacy to serve as Union troops, spending several months with his wife and baby in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


He was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1825 and died in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1875.


Decades after Pickett’s death, his widow LaSalle Corbell Pickett become a well-known writer and speaker on “her soldier,” eventually leading to the creation of an idealized Pickett who was the perfect Southern gentleman and soldier. A considerable amount of controversy attends LaSalle Pickett’s lionizing of her husband, generally involving the probable forgery of letters from Pickett. As a result, General Pickett has become a figure obscured by “Lost Cause” mythology.

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Reservation Policies

  • Check-in between 3PM and 9PM.
  • Breakfast is between 8AM and 10AM
  • Check-out time is 11AM
  • Please contact us prior to making a reservation if you intend to bring a child under age 12.
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In-Room Amenities

  • Free Wireless Internet
  • 600+ Threadcount Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Private Bathroom with Shower
  • Refrigerator in Some Rooms
  • Free Snacks, Soda, Bottled Water & Ice
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Individual Ion-Filtered Climate Control
  • Cable Television
  • Unique Antique Furniture

Add-on: Flowers

Roses – Surprise the one you REALLY REALLY love with roses! We will arrange them nicely in a vase and place them in your room. 2 Dozen Roses for $65 or 1 Dozen Roses for $40


Bouquet of Flowers – Flowers will be provided in bouquets of colorful mix of annuals and perennials for your special occasion! $29