The 200 South Street Inn offers old-world elegance in the middle of the lively historic downtown of Charlottesville, Virginia. The Inn combines two restored houses, the larger house, and the smaller house, together becoming an unforgettable Charlottesville Inn.
The larger house was built in 1856 for Thomas Jefferson Werenbaker, the son of a close friend of Thomas Jefferson. The building was a private residence for many years, and then for several decades led a checkered career - it went from girls' finishing school, to brothel, to boarding house. The transformation to an inn was completed in 1986. Meticulous attention to detail was paid in every aspect of the restoration, from the wide, welcoming neoclassical veranda, to the solid walnut, two-story, serpentine banister in the main hallway.