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Braehead Manor bed-and-breakfast now open

Braehead Manor

Fredericksburg’s newest bed-and-breakfast has opened.

Braehead Manor, which is at 123 Lee Drive, opened Sept. 21.

Braehead Manor features three guest rooms, each with private bathrooms. The rooms are named after members of the Howison family who lived at the 6,200-square-foot antebellum home.

Robb and Diana Almy purchased Braehead in 2008 and extensively renovated it. The couple later decided to convert it from their private residence into a bed-and-breakfast, for which the house was also used in the mid-1990s.

Warren and Karen Bane, who formerly ran  the Charles Dick House in downtown Fredericksburg, are operating the bed-and-breakfast for the Almys.

The Almys also recently purchased an adjacent 9.4 acres that could help them transform the property into an event center for weddings and other functions. The combined properties now include about 28 acres.

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ate breakfast at the Greek Gothic Revival-style home in December 1862 on the first morning of the Battle of Fredericksburg. Much of the home’s furniture has been there since Braehead was built in 1859.

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