Welcome to the Historic Mendenhall 1884 Inn

Premier Bed & Breakfast in the Heart of Berkeley Springs. Voted Boutique Bed and Breakfast of the Year in West Virginia by LUXlife magazine 2023!

Mendenhall 1884, a historic small-town inn located in the Heart of Berkeley Springs WV
Mendenhall 1884, a historic small-town inn located in the Heart of Berkeley Springs WV
Mendenhall 1884, a historic small-town inn located in the Heart of Berkeley Springs WV
Mendenhall 1884, a historic small-town inn located in the Heart of Berkeley Springs WV

Mendenhall 1884 Inn Bed and BreakfastEnjoy historic, 5 Star accommodations while you indulge in the Victorian-era charm of our beautifully restored Bed and Breakfast Inn. Experience a relaxing getaway or well overdue romantic escape amidst the scenic and tranquil backdrop of the quaint mountain town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Our cozy and delightful Inn is perfect for intimate getaways, weekend retreats, or a memorable Berkeley Springs vacation. Discover the allure of the historic Mendenhall 1884 Inn Bed and Breakfast, where rich heritage and warm hospitality create a most unforgettable experience.

The Mendenhall 1884 Inn is a nationally registered historic home (also referred to as the Hovermale-Mendenhall House and the Mendenhall 1884 Inn) features a gracious front porch, light filled parlor, exquisite shade and sun gardens, classic stone patio, four beautiful and well-appointed guest rooms with private baths, afternoon tea service, massage services, complimentary gourmet breakfast and the most convenient in-town location for your getaway! Not to mention the warm and inviting hospitality of your Innkeepers, Greg and Claire Schene, aka “the Duchess of Touchess”. Please take advantage of our free, concierge service to plan your trip and make your stay memorable.

Plan a Romantic Getaway or Girls Weekend at the Top Rated Mendenhall 1884 Inn B&B in the Heart of Berkeley Springs! Don’t forget to order your Gift Certificates in time for the Holiday. Easy to order, easy to enjoy! 

The Mendenhall 1884 Inn Bed and Breakfast in Berkeley Springs offers a truly unique, full service experience and is a Top Rated places to stay hotel and lodging destination. Start each day with a pleasant morning stroll through this charming mountain town. Recently voted Best Small Town in West Virginia and nationally recognized as among the top 100 Best Small Towns in America! Take in the beauty of the surrounding mountains as you relax in the healing waters of the enduring mineral springs, visit the local shops, schedule an afternoon massage, see what’s playing at the historic Star Theatre or what’s new on tap at the Cacapon Mountain Brewing Company and don’t forget to check the menu at the Naked Olive restaurant, Ravenwood Pub and Lot 12 Public House for an upscale dining experience! And don’t miss our incredible Summer Concert Series, scenic overlooks and 6,000 acre Cacapon State Park. All within minutes of the Mendenhall 1884 Inn.

Now offering Massage services, Afternoon Tea and Complimentary Gourmet Breakfast!

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Mendenhall 1884 Inn Bed & Breakfast is one of the top places to stay in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia!

Greg and Claire are passionate about supporting the Berkeley Springs community. In addition to Claire’s delectable and healthy gourmet breakfast options, we also serve freshly roasted Black Dog coffee, a variety of locally sourced teas and baked items, as well as seasonal fruit, juices, yogurts and our very own farm fresh eggs. Our hand picked menu choices allow you to enjoy some of the wonderful flavors found in Berkeley Springs. We do not want you to feel the need to rise at a specific time or sit with others if you choose to have a quiet stay. We provide this special “tastes of Berkeley Springs” breakfast to get you started and welcome you to explore the town at your leisure.

We so look forward to your visit and to creating your special Mendenhall 1884 memory!


A few words about us from our guests as found on Google reviews.

Jim D.


Claire and Greg are excellent hosts! They have spared no effort to make the Mendenhall 1884 an attractive, comfortable, and inviting inn, down to the smallest detail! Congenial, welcoming, and attentive, they make their guests feel pampered. The B&B is close to everything that draws people to Berkeley Springs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be repeat guests – especially for Claire’s delicious breakfasts!

Janet E.


Claire and Greg are exquisite, gracious hosts who run the Mendenhall Inn, a beautifully restored historic house. They are kind people one can only hope to meet when traveling. Claire and Greg’s thoughtful care includes starting the day with deliciousness served for breakfast and helping select local places to enjoy. Many gorgeous rooms, reminiscent of a genteel time in history, embellished with modern amenities, made my stay an indulgence.

Marcia D.


If there were MORE than 5 stars as a rating this B and B warrants it….This lovely historic home in the heart of Berkley Springs is one of the best guest experiences we’ve ever had. First, the hosts, Greg and Claire are truly the epitome of hospitality. Their friendly and welcoming faces greet you upon your arrival. We walked on to the porch and Greg greeted us warmly followed by sweet Claire. They truly have the hearts of servants. We spent a good amount of time on that porch getting to know them and parted with new friends! We also met some other wonderful guests. Greg and Claire were able to suggest some local businesses and events to visit which we appreciated. We were in town for our son’s wedding and Greg and Claire were gracious to family in town that stopped by the porch to meet us. Claire prepares delicious breakfast items, sourced as much as possible local and organic. They have paid incredible attention to detail and it shows. We stayed in the room called Bailey’s Bungalow. While small, it has a very comfortable queen bed (the bedding!) and small attached private bathroom. The air conditioning was kept at a perfect temperature. Out back there is a beautiful garden area. But THAT PORCH was our favorite, especially when set for breakfast. They set a lovely table and remember your coffee or tea preferences! We will never forget this experience and plan to stay there whenever we visit the area, hopefully every year.