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Stratford Hall Plantation now has guesthouses and cabins. Rates are $122 a night, including a plantation tour.

Of several bed-and-breakfasts on the Northern Neck, Back INN Time (tel. 804/435-2318; www.backinntime.biz) is between Irvington and Kilmarnock, thus convenient to Historic Christ Church and golf at the Tides Inn. Reedville has The Gables (tel. 804/453-5209; www.thegablesbb.com), a Victorian mansion built on the Main Street waterfront by a ship's captain who installed his schooner's wooden mast through the top two floors. Near Reedville, Fleeton Fields Bed & Breakfast (tel. 800/497-8215 or 804/453-5014; www.fleetonfields.com) sits beside a creek in the hamlet of Fleeton.

The closest motel to Irvington and Reedville is the Holiday Inn Express, 599 N. Main St. (Va. 3), Kilmarnock (tel. 800/465-4329 or 804/436-1500; www.holidayinn.com), which has an outdoor pool.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.