The Inn at Court Square offers guest rooms and suites in two adjacent houses. The Butler-Norris house has five guest rooms and a dining room where breakfast is served daily. The Molly Johnson House has four suites and one small guest room. The lower level is also home to DeLoach Design’s Charlottesville office and DeLoach Antiques, where guests can browse an eclectic mix of antiques and mid-century modern pieces. More traditional antiques are for sale throughout The Inn’s Living Room and Guestrooms. Both houses face Stonewall Jackson Park and Court Square.
Edward Butler, a signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independence, built the structure circa 1785. In 1791, Butler conveyed the property to his son, James, who, along with his wife Susannah (later Fowler), sold the property to John Kelly in 1808. Kelly subsequently presented it to his son-in-law, Opie Norris, whose estate held the property until 1880. Over the next 137 years, the Butler-Norris House (as it was then known) has housed a variety of businesses. Entering the house, you will be struck by the excellent examples of 18th century woodwork, including Georgian mantels with pilasters and dentils.
“A splendid four-poster island of pale linens rearing up magnificently from the smooth wood floor, it was the kind of bed you need steps to climb into, and who could resist that?”
The Washington Post
Edward Butler Room
Jackson Park views, king size four-poster bed, sitting area, and fireplace. Large, deluxe bath with a two person whirlpool tub and shower combination.
Stonewall Jackson Room
Four-poster king size bed with sitting area, fireplace and Jackson Park views. Private bath with single whirlpool tub and shower combination.
Susannah B. Fowler Room
Four-poster king size bed with a comfortable sitting area and fireplace. Adjoining dressing room, and private bath with a single whirlpool tub and shower combination.
Opie Norris Room
Four-poster king size bed with a small sitting area. Private bath with a single whirlpool tub and shower combination.
John Kelly Room
First floor room features a French Empire queen size bed and fireplace. Private bath with walk-in shower.
Molly Johnson House
In 1918, Molly Johnson purchased a frame residence from W.E. Norris and shortly thereafter tore it down to build this charming Colonial Revival building. An example of vernacular architecture of the early 20th century, this building features a mansard roof, one of the few remaining examples in the city. The main body of the house is built of seven course common bond brick, three bays wide with segmental arches over each opening.
First floor, two-bedroom Ray DeLoach suite features a large bedroom with a king size bed and living room. The adjoining Carleen Ellis room is a small bedroom with a double/full bed. A private bath with a large Carrera marble shower separates the two bedrooms. A front porch with rocking chairs overlooks Jackson Park. Queen Sofa Bed $35.
Jonathon Brewton Suite
Second floor one-bedroom suite features a large bedroom with king size bed, adjoining living room and private bath with a large two person, Carrera marble shower. A second floor porch that overlooks Jackson Park and Court Square. Queen Sofa Bed $35.
Myrtle “Doll” Ellis Suite
Second floor, one-bedroom suite features a king size bed, adjoining sitting room and a private bath with single whirlpool tub and shower combination. This room also has second floor porch access. Twin Sofa Bed $35.
Cannie Collins Suite
First floor rustic style one bedroom suite features a queen size four-poster bed and adjoining sitting room. Private bath with single whirlpool and shower combination. Full Sofa Bed $35.
Lilly Mae Riley
Cozy room with a double/full size bed with a private bathroom down the hall that includes a small shower. This room also has second floor porch access.