rooms & reservations
Welcome to the Nance-Major House! All guest rooms are well-appointed with antique furnishings, cable television, comfortable beds, and lovely views.
The Presidential Suite and The Chickahominy Suite each feature queen size bed, full private luxury bath and shower, working fireplace, and private porch!
The Wilder Guest Room features working fireplace, balcony/porch with view of fields and historic courthouse area, and queen size bed.
The Bowman Guest Room is sunny and cozy with queen size bed and sofa.
The whole house is available for rental (based upon availability.) That rental includes two additional lovely bedrooms on the third floor.
To view our guest rooms and availability or make reservations, scroll down.
The Presidential Suite features a spacious room furnished with antiques and lovely four-poster queen-size bed, two comfy wing chairs by the working fireplace, cable television, private porch overlooking the grounds, large full bath with jacuzzi and shower, and free wi-fi. This suite is our only ground-floor accommodation.
This suite is named in honor of the presidents and dignitaries born in Charles City County, including 9th US President Benjamin Harrison, 10th US President John Tyler. Other historic Charles City dignitaries include signer of the Declaration of Independence William Henry Harrison, and Founder of Liberia, Africa, Lott Cary.
The Chickahominy Suite is named in honor of the Native American tribe which has lived in our area for centuries and are still active members of our community today. This spacious second-floor suite in cool shades of blue features a luxurious queen-size bed, working fireplace, antique furnishings, lavish draperies framing sunny windows, an enormous full bath featuring shower and large jacuzzi, private balcony overlooking the grounds, cable television and free wi-fi. Truly a room to relax in! The complimentary coffee and water bar is just down the hallway.
Gov. Wilder Room
The Governor Wilder Room is a spacious second-floor guestroom featuring comfy queen-size antique bed, romantic working fireplace, cable tv and and free wife, antique velvet settee, large sunny windows overlooking the grounds, and a balcony porch overlooking the woods and fields. Large shared bath and coffee/water bar are located just down the hall. This lovely room is named in honor of Charles City resident and first black governor of Virginia, Douglas L. Wilder.
Governor Wilder was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 66th Governor of Virginia, from 1990 to 1994. He was the first African American to serve as governor of a U.S. state since Reconstruction, and the first elected African-American governor. He also served as Virginia Senator and Lieutenant Governor. He also founded the United States National Slavery Museum. He served in Korea and is a Bronze Star Medal recipient. There are several university buildings named in his honor.
Richard M. Bowman Room
The lovely Bowman Room features a comfy full-size bed with cable television, free wi-fi, settee, armoire, antique furniture, and a large sunny window overlooking the grounds to the west. It is directly across the hall from our complimentary coffee and water bar, and shares a large full bathroom which is adjacent to the room.
This room is named in Honor of Mr. Richard Manuel Bowman, a Charles City County native, considered one of the county’s most treasured modern dignitaries.
Mr. Bowman was born at a log cabin-style home in the woods and delivered by his midwife-grandmother. Born circa 1853, she regaled him with stories of watching smoke rise from Richmond as it burned during the Civil War and lying on the floor to avoid bullets during a skirmish near her home.
She also laid a foundation for his faith. He was a longtime deacon and leader of Little Elam Baptist Church. From 1988 to 1989, he was the first African-American to serve as moderator of the Dover Baptist Association, which comprises about 60 churches and more than 25,000 members.
Mr. Bowman was also Charles City County’s first black chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. He became a civil rights pioneer, and his children were the first to integrate Charles City High School. While they entered under the “freedom of choice” plan at the time, he later initiated a lawsuit that was a companion to Green v. County School Board of New Kent.
He helped organize and was first president of the Charles City County Historical Society. He has been called “The Patriarch of Charles City County.” He passed away in November of 2014.
Full House Rental
The entire Nance-Major House may be rented based on availability, and includes home-cooked breakfast daily, and all six guestrooms.
Third-floor guestroom features comfy four-poster bed and views over the woods and fields adjacent to the Charles City Courthouse across the road.
Third-floor guestroom features comfy antique bed and views of the shady private backyard and paddocks.