Nancy Shepherd House Inn

618 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA
Capacity: 15 people

About Nancy Shepherd House Inn

The Nancy Shepherd House Inn, built in the late 1700s, is one of several early federal period inns that once lined the streets of downtown Winchester, Virginia. It is open For overnight lodging accommodations, and available for small wedding events. It is the only early Winchester historic tavern in operation as an inn.

Event Spaces

Dining Room


Nancy Shephard - An Eventective User from Winchester VA

The Nancy Shepherd house has all of the character, coziness, and comfort of an old fashion bookstore with a proprietor who will spend any amount of time either talking about history, local folk lore or any of the countless artifacts in the premise, or leave to your own devices. There are three separate bedroom areas with each offering their own personality. I stayed in one where there is a walk in shower unit similar to a cave that the owner personally designed. It gave a far better romantic setting than ant hot tub. Perfectly located, this property is a few blocks from Winchester’s pedestrian mall, upon which there was a craft beer brewing exhibition this weekend, and two blocks from major roads that lead all about the Shenandoah Valley. The first night I stayed at Nancy Shepherd there was a country blue grass jamming session (the proprietor is a professional musician who has made numerous foreign trips with Smithsonian cultural exchange visits). The next morning over coffee, he talked at length about how he restored this inn, pointed out different hardware, antique prints his family he acquired (his father was a scientist with the nuclear regulatory agency) and other restoration activities in the area. Nancy Shepherd does not present the overly fancy parlor of many Bed and Breakfasts that you are afraid of entering for fear of disturbing its image. Rather, Nancy Shepard is like visiting an elderly relative who says stop by at any time, kick your shoes off, put your feet up, brose through any number of books, look at all of the antiques, and feel relaxed. I fully recommend staying here if you are in the area.

Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 15
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 0