Lincoln Room, in the historic Inn at Thomas House

Room in boutique hotel hosted by Brenda & Jack

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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The Lincoln Room is a 2nd floor, private queen bedroom with with an unattached hall bath, in the Inn at Thomas House, in Historic Dayton, VA
This is the guest bedroom in the Inn, named for President Abraham Lincoln, who was the great-grandson of the Herrings.
Guests enter the Inn from Main street, a quiet street, lined with quaint shops, where its common to see horse-drawn buggies traveling by.
Local landmark, The Thomas House restaurant, is on-site, and open Tuesday - Saturday for meals.

The space
Your private room is a 2nd floor, one bedroom, with an unattached bath.
The bedroom is furnished with a queen-sized bed, night tables, and a closet for storing your belongings. The bath is equipped with a sink, toilet and tub/shower. We provide clean linens, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner.

You also have access to the common living room in the inn, also located on the 2nd floor, where morning coffee will be provided Tuesday through Saturday morning! A Kureg, mini fridge, and microwave are also available!
There is a sofa for lounging, books and a smart TV, for relaxing.

Building History:
Built by Alexander and Abigail Herring, in 1818, Harrington’s grandfather, Lord Benjamin Herring, was an English nobleman who settled in the Shenandoah Valley in 1737 and the Thomas House land was part of the original land grant. The best claim to fame of this family is that their daughter, Bathsheba, married Captain Abraham Lincoln and they are the grandparents of President Abraham Lincoln.
Through the years, the home served as a hospital during the civil war, and housing for the college.
In 1942, the Thomas House became the home of Mr. & Mrs. J. Wilbur Thomas. Lottie Thomas opened the Thomas House bakery, which became the Thomas House restaurant, and operated the house as a boarding house. You can find "Lottie's rules" for boarders, in the 1950s, hanging in the entry way of the Inn.  The rules are a fascinating glimpse into the past life, and will surely provide a little entertainment!

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Dayton, Virginia, United States

Dayton is a small town located in the center of the Shenandoah Valley, two miles south of Harrisonburg along Route 42, and is one of the oldest settled communities in Rockingham County, and the County’s second oldest incorporated town. Home to about 1,500 people, Dayton is surrounded by prime agricultural farmland, mostly owned by members of the Old Order Mennonite community. With working farms and open spaces, traveling through Dayton and the surrounding area is a step back to an earlier time where horse-drawn buggies remain a common form of travel on rural roads throughout the community. Although Dayton has grown in sections to the west and north, the older part of town is largely unchanged.

Dayton is also rich in history and tradition. Through the quiet streets, some very picturesque and richly decorated buildings can be found. A walking tour of Dayton begins at The Heritage Museum, located at 382 High Street, which is also the official Historic Dayton Welcome Center. The Heritage Museum offers galleries, changing exhibits, electric map of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign of 1862, and an extensive genealogy library. Some of the interesting buildings in Dayton were once part of the Shenandoah College campus. Founded in 1875 by A. P. Funkhouser and J. N. Fries, the school was first known as Shenandoah Seminary. In 1960, the college moved to Winchester and later changed its name to Shenandoah University.

Shopping in Dayton is a unique experience as you browse through the Dayton Market, a place where you can feel welcome with more than 20 specialty shops featuring a wide variety of merchandise, including items made with local, skilled hands. There are other unique shops along Main Street, where you will find clothes, shoes, decor, jewelry, glass art, gifts, crafts, primitives, modern furniture, antiques and collectibles, as well as a place to find all of your sewing and quilting needs. Also, nearby is the Silver Lake Mill, a landmark structure that now houses a store offering mill themed products, gifts and commemorative collectibles.

Dayton is also home to a national historic registered landmark, The Daniel Harrison House, also known as Fort Harrison, which is the oldest house in Dayton and one of the oldest in Rockingham County. The two-story stone house was built around 1749 by Daniel Harrison, the first settler of Dayton, and is open to visitors every weekend from May through October, and for groups by appointment.

The Town of Dayton also offers lots of fun-filled events from spring until the winter holidays. Dayton’s oldest and most popular event is the “Dayton Days” Autumn Celebration, an arts and crafts festival held annually on the first Saturday in October. The festival attracts an estimated 20,000 attendees annually to indulge in the culture, arts and handmade crafts of over 300 vendors from numerous states, and a wide variety of delicious foods. Other events include the Dayton Redbud Arts & Crafts Festival held in the spring, movie nights and live music during the summer, and the annual Dayton Christmas Parade.

If you’re up for tough competition by testing your physical abilities, while helping to support our wounded veterans at the same time, be sure to sign up to compete at the annual Dayton Muddler, a 3.2 mile adventure course through historic Dayton on the first Saturday in August.

Hosted by Brenda & Jack

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Jack and I are partners in life as well as business. We own and operate a local restaurant, The Thomas House, and The Inn at Thomas House. We have now added The Buckhorn Inn and Tavern! We are both college graduates, we share our lives with an incredible nine year old, and a few furry friends (animals are not in the Airbnb spaces)! Brenda enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, kayaking, vineyards, coffee, gardening/landscaping, and finding beauty in the ever-changing journey of life. Jack enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping (and all the gear associated with the aforementioned activities!), coffee, cooking, local breweries, and gardening. When the weather is nice, and we have a day off, you can usually find us on one of the many rivers in the valley. We want you to enjoy your visit to the Shenandoah Valley, as much as we enjoy living here. Love more, hate never.
Jack and I are partners in life as well as business. We own and operate a local restaurant, The Thomas House, and The Inn at Thomas House. We have now added The Buckhorn Inn and Ta…

During your stay

We, Jack and Brenda, are the host/owners of the Thomas House and will be available by phone during your stay.
We are also often on-site in the restaurant during meal times, and would love to meet you!
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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